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Old 08-13-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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wow...I can't wait to see that finished!
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 AM   #12
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Wow! Looks very complicated, but it will be beautiful in the end! I can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:40 PM   #13
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Update & a few questions...
I can't get the image to post, so here is a link.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29597218@N03/3513782921/

The pattern states to make the sleeves 15.75" before starting cap shaping. Then shaping has you work for 5" then decrease every other row 7 times (total shaping would be about 7.75" + 15.75" = 23.5")

And, looking at the cardigan in the pattern, it's too short for my body type. The pattern states to work to 11.25" on the body, then work across and cast off for one underarm, work back sts, cast off for other underarm, and then working one front side at a time, to work decreases, then work until yoke measures 7", then to begin neck shaping for every row 8 times then every other row 4 times (16 rows) [ so 7" + 18 rows = just under 10" + 11.25" = 21.25").

My neck collar to just past my tail bone is 27".
My arm from shoulder to where I want the cuff to fall is 25".

...so, I was thinking should I work the sleeves to 18" before starting the cap shaping? or would this make the sleeves hugely too long?

...also, my favorite sweater measures 16" from the bottom to the underarm. Can/Should I increase this cardigan to 16" before starting the shaping?

Do these modifications sound like they will work?
Thank you for any help/advise.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #14
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This is divine! I really do love your monochromatic version best! The grapes are visible, but don't overpower the vines and trellis! Super pattern! I can hardly wait to see the whole thing!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:51 PM   #15
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WOW! That is so awesome! (off to look at the pattern!)

ETA I like it all one color too!

I am really not sure about your question on the measurements & how to modify. I haven't made any sweaters for adults at this point!
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
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I have to be honest here, when I saw the pattern picture I was really.... um not loving the pattern (to say the least)? BUT when I see your monochromatic WIP it looks great! I'm really glad you decided to do it in the color and yarn you did, because it looks really good and it doesn't look nearly as bulky as the the original pattern did. In the pattern, it looks like it would give you giant football player shoulders because of the mock cables. But on yours it looks like it's going to turn out just fine!
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #17
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I love that pattern! I also really like the scalloped edge! I LOVE that color, as well! Awesome so far!
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:30 AM   #18
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Wel done, dear ...nice colour n its so beautiful ...u r lucky ...thnks for sharing
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #19
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Wow - can't wait to see this FO - it's such a pretty pattern. I really like your color choice too
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #20
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That is just so beautiful! I also agree, I probably wouldn't have made this from the picture/color combination of the original... this is a good example on using your imagination to create something else/more beautiful. Your version is richer looking. I have to take a look at that yarn, I never used it before. Great job!
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