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Cosmic Pluto Sweater

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Classic
Annie1970 on craftsy.com

What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Top -Down Raglan Cardi version 2.0

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What materials did you use? Vanna's Choice

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What are you most proud of? I was able to use a pattern I liked and use yarn from another sweater that I frogged because that sweater turned out terrible.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use "life lines" every so often so if you don't like what's happening as you knit the sweater, you can safely rip back and try again.

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need a vest pattern

02/01/2012 Flag

Where have you already looked for a pattern?

02/02/2012 Flag

You've done a fine job on this cardi. What do you mean by "life lines" and how do you modify the pattern. My but is larger than 36" howdo. I do that? Really appreciate your response.

02/04/2012 Flag

Thanks. 'Life lines' are scrap pieces of yarn you put into a project so if a mistake happens you don't have to rip out a project and start all over or if you drop a stitch it can't "get away from you" and ruin a project. For example, when I would move my stitches to a scrap piece of yarn to try on the sweater, I would leave that scrap piece of yarn in the stitches when I put them back on the needle. To do this you move to stitches to the scrap piece of yarn as if to purl. Then put the stitches back on your needle as if to purl leaving the scrap yarn in place. It can be a bit tedious to do this and then knit your next row because you want to make sure you don't knit the scrap yarn into your project, but once you get past that it is nice to have the peace of mind that you don't have to panic over a dropped stitch or a mistake and when your project is done you simply gently pull out your 'life lines' before you wash it. Hope this helps.

02/08/2012 Flag

Sorry, I mean my bust is larger 36" thanks.

02/04/2012 Flag

Make sure you have the right pattern. There is a version 1.0 that is a 36" bust and there is a version 2.0 that has bust sizes from 32" up to 46". I used the version 2.0 pattern. How this helps.

02/08/2012 Flag

Thank you Annie for the description of a life line. What a marvelous solution.

02/08/2012 Flag