Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Original "Lucky"

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Here is the original version of the Lucky pullover. This was from Peace Fleece. I did not wash my swatch and this yarn grew a bunch after washing and blocking. I don't mind an oversize sweater, so it's okay with me. I'm thinking of frogging and reknitting in a smaller size, but not sure I'm that motivated. This photo was taken in April.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Here is an indoor shot of the sweater on the floor. The color is closer to the outdoor pic than to this one.


Becky in Iowa :O) said...

I love the sweater. I've saved the pattern and it is on my list to do. I was quite tickled when I found it last night and saw that it was one of your designs. :D Great job.

Terby said...

I like the less fitted version, personally. How was the Peace Fleece? I'm really in love with some of their colors.

amanda said...

congrats elizabeth! imnsho, there were only three worthwhile patterns in the summer knitty and two of them were yours. can't wait to see more of your designs!

Elena said...

I like this version better, too. When I saw it in Knitty I didn't think I'd make it, now I've changed my mind! Great job!

Laura said...

Love the men's Lucky sweater. I'm itching to make it for myself in the same type yarn; however, I'm a petite female, size 4 with a 33" bust! It'll take some time to resize the pattern. Anyhow, just wanted to say what a beautifully classic sweater you've designed!

Laura in Texas

Anonymous said...

Dear Elizabeth,

I'm a former Wisconsinite now living in Northern California, excited to discover your great "Lucky" sweater pattern on Knitty.com. I had extra luck in finding the recommended Filatura di Crosa Zara Plus for half price at the WEBS summer sale! I've done several "mistake rib" scarves and love the thick elasticity of the pattern.

I have one question about the Lucky sweater pattern. You call for a 2-stitch stockinette seam allowance before starting the Mistake Rib pattern for the sleeves, but not for the front & back until the decrease begins. The pattern just says cast on and work in Mistake Rib for 15 inches. Am I understanding this correctly? I don't have a lot of experience knitting sweaters and wanted to make sure I'm doing the right thing. I can't wait to knit this sweater!

Thanks for your time and attention, and for sharing your great patterns online. You're an inspiration!

All the best,

Martin in Berkeley

Elizabeth said...

Martin in Berkeley, I don't have your email, so I'm responding here. Thanks for your kind comment. I find it helpful to include the two-stitch stockinette selvedge throughout, then mattress stitch between the those two stitches for easier finishing. It makes the biggest difference, though, in areas with shaping.

Happy Knitting!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Elizabeth! You confirmed my intuition. Now to decide whether to go back and re-do with the extra two-stitch selvedge on the front/back. I'm only half-way up the first piece, so maybe I will, knowing that you recommend it. Love the pattern, love the yarn, and really appreciate your response.

All the best,

Martin in Berkeley