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After ripping back the sleeves a bit and adding contrast cuffs, all that's left is to chuck it in the wash and then buy and sew in a zipper for the front.

It's been interesting hauling this around with me. The other people in my bio class are generally impressed with person! making a garment! Right here! I got to give my "fighting mass production one project at a time" speech today. Now I need to find someone with a chest no more than 34 inches to gift it to...unless it shrinks, in which case it will be even smaller.

I'm now on the prowl for a sweater pattern for me...maybe I can use the silk I'll be re-claiming from a Salvo sweater I bought...

Date: 2010-02-21 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh Abi! I like it a LOT! I'd live in that sweater!

If, you know, I were seven. (I think that's the last time my chest was smaller than 34 inches.)

Date: 2010-03-12 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's so gorgeous! I was joking about knitlympics to my SO. I just now got the yarn for my sweater (which I am terrified! to start) so I figured I'd aim for going from closing ceremony of winter olympics to opening ceremony of summer. I should be able to manage that!

Date: 2010-03-14 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You can totally do a "between the Olympics" sweater!

Do you have a pattern picked out? I keep being tempted by the top-down raglans, but I don't look good in raglans. The top-down idea appeals to me (in a similar way to toe-up socks, which I'm doing my first go at now), though. I'm looking at doing a fitted Kyoto, although I know I have no way of checking the fit until it's done, which likely isn't wise.

The Tomten ended up being for a 30-inch torso, and was wicked easy. If you like not-at-all-fitted sweaters, I highly recommend Elizabeth Zimmerman's stuff.

I seriously need a knitting icon.

Date: 2010-03-20 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Me too! Maybe I can find one of Emerson from Pushing Daisies.

Yeah, I do have a pattern picked out, I am ashamed to say, out of the "teach yourself to knit" book that came with my first set of needles. Hee. It's a crazy simple pattern, eighties style straight sleeves. So basically I knit four completely straight rectangles, mostly stockinette, and stitch them together. Which is the only part I'm worried about. Oh yeah, and I'm worried about the measurements. But I figure with as simple as it is, if it ends up too small I can just add another narrow panel front and back.

That Kyoto is gorgeous!


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