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Old 11-16-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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FO: Phoebe finally finished!
Pattern: "Phoebe" (3/4 length swing coat)
Book: Elsebeth Lavold's "Touch of Romance", Book Sixteen
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton-Angora
Complementary Scarf: "Palindrome" by Kristin

Finally got Phoebe seamed! Feels like it took forever, but I made a few scarves in the middle of things!





The Sleeves turned out way way way too long for me. (almost cover my fingertips!) I'll have to roll up some 4" cuffs. (will have to un-seam the last 4" of the sleeve and reverse the mattress seam to make a finished seamline when cuffs are rolled up).

Yes, I did shorten the sleeves by about 2" before starting the armhole shaping...but it wasn't enough. Better to have sleeves that are too long I guess...rather than too short. I could un-seam the sides and sleeves, frog the sleeves, and re-knit the sleeves...but at this time I'm just too disheartened and tired of this project.



If you are a Raveler, you can read my more detailed NOTES here. Overall, it was an easy knit. The pattern needed more information (as usual). I added what I could to my NOTES to help another knitter.

BTW, the Right Side of my Phoebe doesn't hang down like the model (below). Elsebeth stated that folks tend to knit in a way that the Right Side ribbing band will be longer. Not mine. I paid extra attention to my gauge for the Right Side. The assymetrical look of the model sweater looks fine on her, but not on me. On me it would just look sloppy IMO.

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Old 11-16-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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Gorgeous...and just in time for the holiday season - I love red in the winter!
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Wow! So pretty! You are truly inspiring. Thanks!
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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That is just beautiful!
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:07 PM   #6
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Very beautiful!!
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Wow, it's gorgeous! I can't wait to see it on you. Sorry about the extra work on the sleeves, but I'm sure it will look as it it was designed that way.
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It's Beautimous! Love the rich red color and like Knit4Fun says, perfect for the upcoming season! You've done another wonderful project!
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Oh, that is so beautiful and just the right color for this time of year, too. I think your idea of just rolling up the sleeves to form a cuff will look very sharp. Just gorgeous work.
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