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My SWEATER!!! Picto-blog!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Last year I wanted a zip up sweatshirt, with a hood, and thumb holes. Of course I couldn't find one, so I decided to use my Christmas gift card to make one, so I bought yarn and appropriate sized DPNs (double pointed needles.)
Tried to find a pattern, but could only find one in 12-24 month size. Thus began the journey to the perfect sweater.

Started the sweater in December, and restarted it in June. Why? I joined SP 1-17-11 and by June determined that my sweater woule be HUGE!! Restarted it to make a 10 inch smaller finished bust size!!
Found amazing buttons, after digging through a giant bin for at least an hour!!!

Making progress!!

Hit some snags along the way. Started the first sleeve, only to decide I needed to change the number of decreases. Started second sleeve and made necessary adjustments. Then had to tear out first sleeve and re-work it. Kinda important that sleeves match!!

Stitches for button band on circular needle. There were 438 stitches!! Almost didn't fit on the needle.

And. . . .

ta da!! Finished product. This morning I finished casting off the stitches from the button band, then had to weave in any loose ends, then it was time for buttons!! I finished sewing on the last button at 10:18 AM!!

Close up view of thumb hole :)

Finished it in time to wear it to Breaking Dawn Part 1, even though I won't be going to see it till next week! Challenge: Complete!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MFLYNN8 11/20/2011 11:12AM

    That is amazing! I am so un-crafty! Those buttons fit team Edward perfectly, btw!

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ZARHIMOTO 11/18/2011 11:03AM

    Wow, that's awesome!! Very impressed!! :D

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MSPRIS3 11/18/2011 10:35AM

    Awesome job!!! I taught myself to Knit a couple years ago, I managed to make my dogs some nice 100% wool coats.

I'm out of it now, hoping to start again this winter..

I want to try a hat or socks or something, but am scared to mess it up, but I guess live and learn, right?

Great job!!

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    Great job!! Looks fantastic, can't believe you made it yourself. How talented! emoticon

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FATHINSN 11/17/2011 7:03PM

    Wow, awesome, you make your own sweater with required details, it's like a customized sweater, Wow! I love the end result, the buttons look great with the black colour, the thumb hole looks unique compare to normal sweater that I've seen :D Although, I'm curious, what's the purpose of thumb hole, is it to avoid snagging at the end of sleeves?

Congrats on finishing your project, just right in time before The Wedding!

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JACKI1033 11/17/2011 5:50PM

    Woah, totally in awe of your skills!!!

I would totally buy that. Those buttons- amazing.

And though it sucks that you had to rework it a few times, it's awesome that you had to make it smaller!

Looks great on you! Good job!

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LIVINGKERRY 11/17/2011 4:15PM

    Wow. I would buy this!

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    WOW!!! What an amazing feat! I'm so impressed! That is such a gift, and you should be so proud of yourself!
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3016DEBRA 11/17/2011 2:51PM

  That is one cool lookin' sweater...and I WANT ONE!!! You are really talented - and patient, lol! emoticon

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BETHV10 11/17/2011 2:43PM

    Wow... lots of work. Nice sweater.

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MICHCLEARY 11/17/2011 2:35PM

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome job. You look great.

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LISSOME 11/17/2011 2:33PM

    I LOVE it!!! I mean, holy cow woman! You've got some knitting talent!
It looks fantastic. And just in time for real winter.
So happy to see the project in all its completed glory. Enjoy it!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/17/2011 2:09PM

    Love it!!! Neat thumb hole!!!! Ambitious love it

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/17/2011 2:08PM

    Beautiful sweater! What a great goal to have and to have to make the measurements smaller... bonus!

You are going to look great at the wedding!

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BONOLICIOUS2 11/17/2011 2:05PM

    You are quite the craftswoman! I LOVE IT - do you take orders?!?! Wowwww that must be so comfy and wonderful! Woo hoo!

ps - have fun tonight!

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