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wizdmzchyld message #1
Completion
May 5, 2010 at 8:24:55 AM
 
Well, I finished a sweater for my Papa.  He's a big man and I made certain the sleeves are long enough.  He said it "feels like a blanket", which is a good thing.  Made of "I Love This Yarn", made on the Brother 260, it's black per his request.  It's a success!

Still working on the baby sweater of Bernat baby yarn.  Finished it, only to find that the button band and the button hole band are not *quite* the same.  Button hole band looks bigger.  So, back to the drawing board on that one.  The button band appears to be a tighter knit than the button hole band.  I knit the bands separately but attached them to the sweater as I knit.  Am wondering if I should do those by hand.  We'll see when I reknit the button band.  If necessary, I'll get out two needles.

Toodles
Charlene


 
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wizdmzchyld message #2
Re: Completion
May 5, 2010 at 8:25:58 AM
 
OOpps, I forgot to mention, the baby sweater was made on the LK 150.  Pictures to follow.

Charlene


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #3
Re: Completion
May 5, 2010 at 10:45:00 AM
 
Charlene,

Congrats on the sweater for your Dad...sounds like it's a hit!  Smiley

Sorry to hear the button band/button hole band aren't matching up on the baby sweater.  Did you knit with a tighter tension on the one, perhaps?  That's an ingenious idea, to attach as you knit, though it must be hard with such a small item!  If you do end up having to hand-knit, are you still going to attach as you knit?

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=



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wizdmzchyld message #4
Re: Completion
May 5, 2010 at 3:55:51 PM
 
Either with 2 needles or several on the knitting bed I'll so a sew as I go since it would look too much different to attach a separate piece I think.

Charlene

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Charlene,

Congrats on the sweater for your Dad...sounds like it's a hit!  Smiley

Sorry to hear the button band/button hole band aren't matching up on the baby sweater.  Did you knit with a tighter tension on the one, perhaps?  That's an ingenious idea, to attach as you knit, though it must be hard with such a small item!  If you do end up having to hand-knit, are you still going to attach as you knit?

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=




 
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Stitchboard Admin message #5
Re: Completion
May 6, 2010 at 6:29:39 PM
 
Charlene,

Yes, I see what you mean!  I have a heck of a time keeping things straight when I sew pieces on later...particularly with two pieces to match up perfectly on each side!

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


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~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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