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Old 11-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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FO: "Melissa" (3/4 coat)
Pattern: Melissa
Designer: Elsebeth Lavold
Book: The Summer Breeze Collection/Book Five
Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed; Color 848

I finally got this pattern right! The 1st Melissa (using the signature color) was for my DD...and I had a devil of a time with the pattern errors and lack of information.

It looks like a simple pattern, doesn't it? Hmmmph. It isn't. Butting purl blocks next to knit blocks for all side seams, shoulder seams, sleeve seams, and sleeve-to-armhole seams is tricky. The language of the pattern is of no help. Ya' just hafta figure it out for yourself.

I modified the embellishments. I didn't knit mine into the coat. I made them after-the-fact (using Nicky Epstein's book: Knitted Embellishments ); blocked them separately; and stitched them onto the finished coat. I didn't add embellishments for the left sleeve. They are plain block pattern.

I didn't make an I-cord belt. I'll use a rosewood dpn to hold it shut until I find a reasonably priced wooden shawl pin, or whatever they're called.



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This is the model photo from the book. I don't like the tree...and besides that, the tree's placement on the lower BACK looks like the butt end of a white tail deer as they sprint away from you with their tail in the air.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Very Impressive work
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #3
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BEAUTIFUL! You always do such wonderful work!
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That is SO cool!!! Your work continues to amaze me!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:40 PM   #5
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:53 PM   #6
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You never cease to amaze me! You get a whole sweater (3/4 length at that!) done quicker than I can make a scarf lol!!

Beautiful, as always!

And for what it's worth - I like your leaf embellishment better than the tree
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You did wonderful for such a tough pattern, and I like your leaves better than the tree too!
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Simply stunning, Dollyce...another winner!

I want YOUR closet with all these gorgeous sweaters you are making...
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Absolutely gorgeous. I'm in love with your leaves
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I don't know how you do it, Ms. Flying Fingers. It's beautiful.
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