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January 05, 2009



If you want, you can do the sleeves seamlessly by using the Magic Loop method and the 32" cable that comes with the Harmony set. That's what I just did on the sleeves for Amused. I'm in love with my Harmonys (sp? Harmonies?) I so wish they came in smaller sizes than 4 though.

I like that pattern you've chosen and also your diagram!! Very cute!


It definitely would be nice to see sweaters modeled on real human beings. I often use two 24" needles instead of a 16". In fact, I usually do that because the 16" are hard on my hands. I appreciate that you're not just chunking out sweaters - you're really putting a lot of thought and planning into it. But what else could we expect of you??


I see what you mean about the neck and shoulders. The successful sweaters seem to have somewhat smaller neck openings than in the pattern pic, which pulls in the shoulders to a desirable width. The shoulder cables are a wonderful touch, definitely worth the effort IMHO.


The pattern concept is clever, using cables to enhance the shaping of the garment, one of my favorite design techniques. I like that the shoulder cables end above the bust and the neckline cable continues down to the hips. If I were knitting this, I'd be inclined to do some calculations to make sure they end at the proper spot on my frame. I also like the extra cables on the sleeves. They seem to flare out rather suddenly with only 5 repeats. I think the cables should go to the elbow at least. I suppose it depends on the shape of one's arm and where you want the fullness to start.
One thing I notice is the hem. I think it needs a bit more finish, but I'm not sure what. Maybe another garter ridge? It looks like there are two on the sleeves but only one on the hem.


Great looking pattern. If you wanted the neck to be a bit smaller, it would perhaps be wise to pick up the same amount of stitches that you normally would and then decrease to the desired amount in the first row. This will prevent holes and look really good. Nobody will notice the difference.
Happy knitting and good luck with the pattern, I'm looking forward to the progress pictures,

a Dutch knitter

Caroline M

I struggle with the "what will it look like ON ME?" aspect. I like Ravelry for that because if you are lucky you get to see the item on someone of a similar build to yourself. There's a good chance that it will be a realistic modelled shot and not some arty pose where they've nipped the bagginess in at the back with a clothes peg. Silly me, I like to see what it is that I'm thinking of knitting rather than the windswept moor.

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