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Old 08-04-2008, 12:42 PM   #11
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:38 PM   #12
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I love the hat and the sweater too. I am glad that DH got the hat, you know he has been so jealous of that jacket you've been knitting.
I had a similar DH seater experience. The second thing I ever knit was a sweater for him and it took me months and months. He wore it once and messed up the high collar with his scruffy neck and chin (note to all knitters, no high collars for scruffy men) so I tried to "fix" it and it didn't look very nice. He maybe wore it once more but he had to admit that he just doesn't wear sweaters so I think it is in a pile in the garage with spiders probably living in it. So no more sweaters for my DH either. LOL
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:48 PM   #13
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A Finnish pattern for the hat of a French explorer using a yarn called "Novita Tennessee", commented upon by a knitter in the UK! Ya gotta love KH! Thanks, folks!
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:11 PM   #14
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:35 PM   #15
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Wow, I really like that hat! I'm going to have to make one for myself.

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:24 AM   #16
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It's great!! I love the yarn with that pattern.
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:19 AM   #17
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Oooh, I like the hat. I am making my Dad a scarf and I think I'll make that to go along with it. Very masculine.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:59 PM   #18
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Uh oh. Jealous hubby again? LOL
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I think he's just a tad 'covetous' of the bomber jacket I am finishing up for my brother!
Bomber jacket? Oooh. Please post pics when done. What pattern?
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Bomber jacket? Oooh. Please post pics when done. What pattern?
I designed it myself. It started out as a VOGUE pattern (a gentleman's shawl collar mohair cardigan) but that all changed. The only thing I loosely used from the VOGUE pattern is the schematics, and even those changed when my dear brother announced that he likes his jackets and sweaters to be no more than 25". Gah! The original VOGUE cardigan was 30". And, Rick doesn't like fuzzy yarns...he wanted a charcoal tweed. So now back to the drawing board. That one change in length impacted the pocket design, the lapels, the neckline graduation and the collar. I ended up making adjustments towards the bomber jacket (flight jacket) style. But the pattern for everything is all mine. You should see my notebook. What a mess. If I attempted to knit this thing 6 months from now...I could hardly decipher my notes! I bet I'd have to start from scratch again! It's a nightmare of pattern changes and re-dos that should be on the SCI-FI channel at 3am!

The jacket is 95% done. I have to clip the sleeves into the armholes (prior to seaming)...and I'll have my DH try it on. I want to make sure the sleeves are not too roomy in the biceps area. If they are, I will mattress seam inside the edges about 1/2" to 1" from the edge instead of just inside the edge. This will ease away the sleeves extra width. Then all I'll have to do on the inside is cut away the extra fabric. Like you cut steeks. The edges roll to the inside, and you whipstitch them down a bit. Knitting doesn't ravel sideways, so this will not create a "run" into the sleeve.

Once that's done, all that's left is seaming up the sides and sleeves! Everything else is done, including buttons! (I bought black leather buttons! Wow, they are handsome!)
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