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March 24, 2004

New Project!

After coming down from the Rogue high this weekend, I felt a knitting void. The weather's warming up, I'm starting a new job in a few weeks, and I want to knit up something a little girly and frilly. Just a little.

I stopped by Rosie's on Sunday. I had a 20% off coupon that I've been itching to use since January.

I looked at a bunch of different yarns - Tahki Cotton Classic, Rowan Summer Tweed, Jo Sharp Soho Summer. All very pretty. But I finally decided on Rowan Calmer in 3 shades of pink:

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I just love this yarn!

It's so yummy...a bit of drape, wonderful hand. But I still wasn't sure about a pattern. I've been wanting to try a top down raglan. I like the idea of being able to try it on as I go. But I still wanted a bit of girly to the sweater. So, I added in some eyelets along the raglans. After about 6 different swatches I finally decided on a simple double eyelet every other row.

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ignore the cat paw

I may do an eyelet edging along the sleeves or bodice bottom. I chose a V neck because I like that neckline on me better. I'm planning to do the bright pink at the top of the sweater, the red at the bottom, with a couple of stripes somewhere in the middle.

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Comments

oooooooooooooo, the calmer cardie is going to be so gorgeous!
ROGUE is beautiful, too. WOW. Glad your guy had such a great birthday and BEST wishes for the new job....

Posted by: greta | Mar 24, 2004 6:05:41 PM

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