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Old 04-11-2009, 09:05 PM   #1
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Shetland Shorty
I started this on 3/31 and finished today (12 days total), when I couldn’t find the yarn I needed for my next project. You can find the free pattern here.

I used less than two skeins (170 grams to be exact) of South West Trading Company Bamboo…yarn I bought in Las Vegas last year.


I made the second size listed on the pattern, and it’s a great fit! I used sizes 3 and 2 needles instead of those recommended in the pattern. I never actually did a gauge swatch (bad girl, I know), so I felt like going up a bit would be fine.

I have to say that I am so pleased and surprised. Sure, I’ve made socks, baby hats, and other cute things. But sweaters have always scared me. Completing this project, with the success I achieved, has bolstered my self-confidence. I will definitely be more inclined to take on a more intricate “wearable” item in the future.

On to the pictures!






Thanks for looking!
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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That's adorable on you, Nathalie!
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
That's adorable on you, Nathalie!
I totally agree. Va va voom!
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Very nice Looks lovely on you
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WOW! You look fantastic, and the shetland shorty is a great pattern! Perfectly fit for you! Great job!!!!
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Lookin' goood C'mon, Nathalie, i want to see you in a sweater! Get fearless
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Very cute, and a perfect fit! Very nice work. How do you like the bamboo?
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Very cute, and a perfect fit! Very nice work. How do you like the bamboo?

The bamboo was soft and glided through my fingers...a joy after some of the other yarns I've knit with. It was a bit "thready" if that makes sense. This pattern has mostly yo's and k2togs, so I found myself with extra little yo's from the threading. I caught them on the next pass through.

Thank you for all of the nice things you've had to say about it.

I wore it over a sleeveless dress this morning to church. I never have clothing "accessories" to dress things up, so this was a nice change of pace.

My daughter's friend was over yesterday when I was modeling it, and she thought I had bought it! That made me feel so good.
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Nathalie, it looks great on you! Great work!
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It turned out great!!!
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