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Old 04-30-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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I liked both the new patterns.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:24 AM   #3
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I really like the cardigan, but knitting a whole sweater with a laceweight yarn scares the tar out of me. Am I the only one?
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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It scares me too but looks wonderfull. Perhaps a pattern for the 'when i'm a little braver' pile. That goes double for the socks!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:56 PM   #5
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that short sleeved sweater "Yosemite" is gorgeous!!
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I really like the cardigan, but knitting a whole sweater with a laceweight yarn scares the tar out of me. Am I the only one?
It doesn't scare me, but it makes my hands hurt thinking about it..and I bet it takes f o r e v e r!
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:29 PM   #7
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I love jaden .. i would like to give that a try
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #8
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It doesn't scare me, but it makes my hands hurt thinking about it..and I bet it takes f o r e v e r!
Reading through the pattern, it looks like the sweater is made on 4mm needles and the border is done on 3.25 and the hem on 3.5mm. Aside from color changes I don't think it would take that long.
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I was reading on Ravery that the yarn used was a heavier lace weight - more like a fingering weight. Makes me feel a little better about maybe attempting it!
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:38 AM   #10
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5sts/in for a sweater isn't too bad. One of my most drool-generating sweater patterns is in a back issue of interweave and has a 7sts/in gauge Being a fluffy knitter, I'd be knitting for years and years.

I never caught the sock bug, so maybe I am biased.... but doesn't knitty have enough sock patterns??? Everytime there's a surprise sock, I'm like "siiiiiigh". Those are cute, but just doesn't make my tail wag I guess.
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