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Old 04-17-2009, 10:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
Wahhhh...I wanna be adopted by ArtLady...
Me too!!!! You need a few more daughters don't you? That is a gorgeous sweater Dollyce!
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #12
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You know ... all I can say is:

"WOW!!!!!"
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wowza, it's looking awesome. What a talent to be able to design something, good job.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:38 AM   #14
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This is soooooooooo nice! REALLYYYYYYY Love the trim!!

I read your notes, regarding how you handled the problem with the seed stitch with short row shaping! Could you show a picture of how this was done?
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:29 AM   #15
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Hi Knittwit,

I can't show a picture of it once its done because it is almost invisible.

But basically it is this: when you have worked to the last 6 st of the row (seed st border), turn the work, work the 6 st again from the WS, turn the work again, work the 6 st again on the RS, turn the work again to the WS and work the 6 st again and proceed down the line with the rest of the stitches, as usual.

You have essentially worked the 6st, front and back, one extra time. This 'stacks' the seed st taller, to keep up with the st st of the body.

It is a short row 'technique' cuz you aren't working the entire row. You are shorting it. And, you will wrap when you turn to keep from a hole, and you will pick up the wrap (to disguise it) when you come to it on the next row.
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So pretty !!!
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Wow
That is really beautiful. May I ask where you got the pattern from? Its so pretty.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:29 AM   #18
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post this information. I was not aware that there was such a Sweater Wizard program. I am going to have to have it now. I will also check out those books.
I want to make sure I am understanding correctly. If I have a pattern of a sweater I want to knit and any yarn, is it correct that all I have to do is type that in to the program and it will spit out what I need to do?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:29 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by blessedtosew View Post
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this information. I was not aware that there was such a Sweater Wizard program. I am going to have to have it now. I will also check out those books.
I want to make sure I am understanding correctly. If I have a pattern of a sweater I want to knit and any yarn, is it correct that all I have to do is type that in to the program and it will spit out what I need to do?
Partly correct! It won't "copy" a pattern. It will create pattern directions for you from within basic designs within its scope.
Basic designs such as cardigans, pullovers, shells, vests, bottom-up construction, top down, side to side, flat knitted, in the round knitted, crew neck, v neck, cropped length, tunic length, normal shaped, A-line shaped, sizes for man, woman or child, etc.

Anyway, these are the 'things' that you input into the Sweater Wizard AFTER you have knitted a swatch using the yarn of your choice and the pattern stitch of your choice. Because at the end, just before the Wizard delivers your pattern, you must input your needle size and the gauge you got with your needle: st gauge and row gauge. He needs that information to deliver a pattern to you!

Here is an example of a two page pattern, which swatch used size 7 needles, with a gauge of 5.5st=1" and 6.5 rows=1".

It is a two page pattern. You can't see all of it, but you can get the idea of what the Sweater Wizard delivers. Just a "blueprint". It is up to you to decide how the edgings will be, the type of collar, if there will be buttonholes or not, if there will be any fancy pattern stitch within the body, etc. Of course, you have to decide the pattern stitch when you make your swatch.

Anyway, the possibilities are endless! What I like the most: I can take ANY YARN & ANY PATTERN STITCH to make a sweater!

So this pattern above is how I knit Laila's Ruffle Edge cardigan! And, I cast on more st than the pattern said, to allow for 'built in' seed st buttonbands. I won't add them as "picked up".

So a person can tweak or modify the basic pattern directions, too! Like I did for the ruffled edge, AND the fact that I knit the FRONTS and BACK all as one piece, not 3. This is because I didn't want to seam the bell ruffles at the side seams. That would interrupt the flow. But, from the point of starting the armpits, I separated the work into 3 pieces and worked them individually as Left Front, BACK, and Right Front as per pattern directions.

I hope I've helped (not confused) you!

PS: it is easy to use the Wizard. He helps you step-by-step to input all the data he needs. All you need to do independently is that swatch. The swatch is FIRST.
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Thanks. That does help.
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