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More pix of the Heartbeat Sweater

As worn by a pretty contented firecat


Photos by Aahz

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phinnia
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, gorgeous. What yarn is that? I love the colours. <3
firecat
Nov. 24th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

It's mystery mercerized cotton yarn I got in a swap. I got about 5 or 6 pounds of the stuff. I used up most of the varigated yarn (DK weight) but I still have a couple pounds at least of the purple and a couple pounds of lavender (both fingering weight).
karenkay
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Good job! Lovely colors!

I see what you mean about the fit, but I think it's nicely executed.
firecat
Nov. 24th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
liveavatar
Nov. 24th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting more pictures -- I like! The design and colors look good, and look good on you. Agreed about the fit; please post more pictures after any side-panel re-do, because that whole sleeve setting thing still confounds me.
firecat
Nov. 24th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Will do. The side panels are picked up and knit vertically along the sides and the sleeves are rectangles knit out from the side panels:
           ___
          /   \              <--sleeve
         /     \
=========       ============ <--side panel (knit vertically)
============================
############################ <--body of sweater
############################
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firecat
Nov. 24th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I get into pissed-off moods at any long-term creative project I do. For some reason when the project is yarncraft I keep going out of sheer bloody-mindedness. I wish I could transfer that to my creative writing.
basketcaselady
Nov. 24th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Good job!
firecat
Nov. 24th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
submarine_bells
Nov. 24th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yay for comfy purple excellentness! What splendid colours!
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
pyrzqxgl
Nov. 24th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
*Applause* Cool geometric stuff and colors!
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! The geometrics made it fun.
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shryve
Nov. 24th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hi

Great Sweater and a great fit!!!

I do not know if you know of this group, but maybe you would like to share it there also.

http://www.ample-knitters.com/

William
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! The original Ample Knitters group is dead, but there is a replacement yahoo group. Some of us did this sweater there as a "knit-along" project.
mjlayman
Nov. 25th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
I like it, even though it's loose (I don't have any all blue tie-dye tops). I hadn't realized you meant the sleeves were worked out from the side panel before. That's definitely an easy way of doing it, compared to setting in sleeves!
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yep, I've not done set-in sleeves yet. My next sweater will be knit in the round including the sleeve caps.
dreamalynn
Nov. 25th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
I love it!
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

(purty icon)
pir_anha
Nov. 25th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Re: More pix of the Heartbeat Sweater
oh, i really like the geometrics. i'd be tempted to try and do something like that with an asymmetric centre.

also, comfy loose fit, always one of my personal favourites (i really wish i could get away with wearing heian clothing right now, since i am totally in love with that *heh*).

yay, preseverance! well done! it's been a while since i finished something that large, and i didn't even like that bloody cardigan i made then -- oh well, the cats like it.
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Geometrics
Thanks :)

I would call Heian clothing past "comfy loose fit" and into "need engineering degree to figure out how to keep it on". :)

Do you know about the Woolly Thoughts web site? They use knitting to demonstrate various math principles. They also have a book about making garments out of geometric blocks, No Pattern Knits.

Also Unexpected Knitting by Debbie New - labyrinth knitting! cellular automaton knitting!
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zebraartist
Nov. 25th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
what a great sweater!

and, isn't that "I DID IT!" feeling just awesome!?
firecat
Nov. 25th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It is. :)
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prairierabbit
Nov. 25th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Great work! Love the colors and the design. Some day I'll attempt a sweater.
firecat
Nov. 26th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad I keep attempting them. The results keep improving :)
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firecat
Nov. 26th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks!
sevoo
Nov. 26th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
yum, yum!

and the sweater's pretty, too. ;)

I did set-in sleeves on one of the baby sweaters I made. I discovered that my seaming skills aren't quite up to it; while I can sew a straight seam okay, the rounded sleeve is a little bunchy and lumpy. It feels like the sort of thing that'll get easier with practice, though.

I, too, will be making a sweater in the round complete with sleeve caps as my next project (current project, actually; I've been doing a couple of rows a day on Big Girl Knits' Bombshell, and I'm three rows away from the first "take it off the needles and try it on" point. I'm very excited.)
firecat
Nov. 26th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

Can't wait to see your Bombshell!
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