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sjc wrote
on Feb 11, 2012 8:22 PM

SashaRaks:

Sherry,

I cannot seem to find the weight of yarn for this pattern.  Which weight of Knit Picks "Gloss" are you using?  Looks beautiful so far!

Hi Sasha,

The pattern calls for a gauge of 17 st. per 4" which is usually a worsted weight.  I got that perfectly using size 8 needles and Knit Picks Gloss fingering weight with two strands held together.  Gloss doesn't come in a regular worsted and I was afraid their "heavy worsted" would be too bulky.  The color is a darker blue than the picture shows (thanks to the flash) and is called Winter Night.  I'm at the first waist decrease and knitting along!  It's a nice fun knit.  I wish I'd thought to do the ribbing at the neckline as another poster mentioned but...too late now.  I think I'll like it as it is.

Sherry

 

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melodiefenez wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 5:31 AM

Hi all,

This yoke is the very first jumper that i knit !

i'm having a great time so far. i live in europe and i've substituted yarn with a dark blue Debby Bliss Cashmerino.

My problem is that i'm knitting the 44th round of the yoke now and my yoke already mesures almost 9" !!!

do you think i could unknit a few rows and knit the 4 rounds of knit-purl so that i start dividing sleeves at around 8"1/2 no matter the number of rounds ?

Mélodie

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hcgogan wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 8:50 AM

It's in the Knitscene Fall 2010.  It says so in the caption under the photo in the original post.

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sjc wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 8:51 AM

melodiefenez:
My problem is that i'm knitting the 44th round of the yoke now and my yoke already mesures almost 9" !!!

Hi Melodie,

Mine came out longer too and I just let it be.  My row count is perfect so I wonder about the instructions...I don't think it will make any difference in the long run since we still have the correct number of sleeve stitches and it's a dropped shoulder on the sleeves.  I held mine up to me and it seems like it will fit fine.

You could take a few rows out if it bothers you or if you're especially short waisted but it didn't seem to make a difference on me.  Good luck and stay warm over there in Europe!  You need all the warm sweaters you can get.  The Cashmerino should be really cuddly and warm.

Sherry

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gumbiecat wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 9:42 AM

I finished the yoke section and armholes and then was concerned about my rounded upper back.  I decided to thread some scrap yarn through the stitches on the needles and try it on.  Yes, it was shorter in the back.  I decided to knit with short rows every fourth row, three times across the back from underarm to underarm.  I ran the thread through the stitches again this morning, and the pullover appears to be level around my body now. Continuing on...Judy in SE WI

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Chris Essler wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 11:06 AM

Since I am such a project hopper, I had a delivery of KnitPicks Full Circle (worsted) in Blue Moon for something else...but it seems perfect for this project instead. Will be a little thick, but the gauge seems to work out fine.  In the mood for a nice, thick sweater with the frigid winds we are having in NYC.  The color really does look like lapis. Cheers.

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LindaR@21 wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 12:20 PM

What weight KnitPicks Gloss are you using? The DK weight?

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hcgogan wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 1:31 PM

Sorry for this odd post, but I need to turn off all the replies I'm getting email on.  That way I can read the posts when I can and not feel so guilty that I haven't swatched yet.  ;-}}

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Chris Essler wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 2:16 PM

Linda R:

Sherry used fingering weight gloss, but two strands together...scroll up for a bit and you'll see her post with the details.

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JeanieH@6 wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 2:22 PM

So my stash yarn did not work - I frogged it.  Now am trying some cotton fleece. Had to buy the yarn and  think that I got gauge.  It's 80% cotton and 20% wool which actually may be better for our Charlotte climate.  I have not worn hardly any wool sweaters this warm winter although it did turn cool the past few days. Jeanie

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on Feb 13, 2012 5:04 PM

Here's my progress as of last night. I've done the second increases and so far, it's a pretty quick knit.



Hey! Let's see some more photos in the forum! Here's a link that shows you how to post pictures: http://www.knittingdaily.com/forums/t/3521.aspx

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sjc wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 6:45 PM

Kathleen Cubley:
Here's my progress as of last night. I've done the second decreases and so far, it's a pretty quick knit.

Hi Kathleen,

I think, judging by the size of your piece, you mean second increase--don't start decreasing yet!  Just wait until you have 300+ stitches on each row, it slows down considerably then, but is still manageable on the larger length needle.  It's sure nice when you get to take 100+ stitches off for the sleeves.  I agree, I'd love to see someone else post pics too.

Sherry

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on Feb 13, 2012 7:00 PM

sjc:
I think, judging by the size of your piece, you mean second increase--don't start decreasing yet!


Yes I did mean increases! Thanks, Sherry, I'm going to edit my post.

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JoyB@9 wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 7:46 PM

Is there a way to view Kathleen's posts without having to scroll through all the others? 

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lhalfcent wrote
on Feb 13, 2012 8:57 PM

I love this pattern! But I decided to handspun my own yarn for it. It is working out wonderful!I

Will post a picture as soon as I can. :)

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