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Nov 16, 2018 18:13:02   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
I've decided to do this "Child's T-Shirt" until I master it. Then I'll find another pattern and work until it's mastered. I didn't like the curl at the bottom of the Orange one so I crocheted a border. Did a 2x2 rib on the other one but should have used a lower tension. I want to do a different collar but I don't know if this neck opening is two large if I pick up stitches for a turtle neck. I think the sweater would be warmer if overall tension were lower. So much to learn! But I do seem to be catching on.

Nov 16, 2018 18:20:09   #
gmomgil (a regular here)
Very nice. You're doing well.
Nov 16, 2018 18:21:18   #
Both very pretty.
Nov 16, 2018 18:40:39   #
Yep I'd say you've caught on really well! Great job they're both lovely!!! Keep up the great work. Can you share a link to the pattern I really like it. I might do one for someone. I don't have little kids or grandkids but I know my nurses have children so I'm knitting for them. I'm doing a baby sweater right now for one of my nurses 6mo baby. No one in my family...except my mom who lives in Florida, appreciates or will wear knit anything so I knit for others.
Nov 16, 2018 18:51:50   #
iluvcabernet (a regular here)
You are doing great!!! And remember that little ones need the room in the neck to be able to put on. They look good to me!!!
Nov 16, 2018 18:51:54   #
You are catching on and your sweaters look nice!
The top one, if you pick up stitches around the neck and knit straight up it won’t turn out as a turtle neck. It would be more of a cowl neck.
The bottom one does need smaller stitches on the ribbing. Usually designers have you use a needles two sizes smaller (US).
These are only suggestions and I mean to be helpful, not critical. I hope you keep knitting and the more you knit the better you become! Using different patterns also gives you education in that you can figure out why designers use different techniques and what the results are.
Good luck on your knitting journey. We are here to help you!
Nov 16, 2018 19:16:58   #
I’d say you are doing really well and yes repeating the same pattern until mastered is a good idea. Actually, I find I use only a few patterns in total. The yarn, stitch pattern and a neckline make each a completely different garment feom the last.
Nov 16, 2018 19:49:10   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
Very nice, I've not knitted a adult sized jumper before and do plan on making one for my hubby next winter, so I've practiced on small baby/toddler sizes first which I'm glad I did....I will have to change the neck band as I wasn't happy so I've been experimenting on using some short rows to give some shape....I will knit the next jumper for my GS then the one after will be one for my husband....I do love making baby/toddler items best
Nov 16, 2018 21:23:31   #
Candycounter1 (a regular here)
Cute stuff.
Nov 16, 2018 22:27:37   #
Sorry, I didn’t realize this was in machine knitting section! Still nice sweaters, and I can see why you want to perfect before moving on.
Nov 17, 2018 04:37:48   #
aprilla (a regular here)
Wow, you have done a great job with these, lots of techniques in each. No longer a beginner I'd say

As an experiment you could measure the neckline, knit a separate 2x2 rib slightly smaller than your measurement and for the height you want then sew it to the garment using elastic thread, I used shirring elastic. I did this when my own kids had big heads. Either use it joined like a crew neck or leave the ends open at the front like a shirt collar.
Nov 17, 2018 06:07:32   #
Well done they both look good to me .
Nov 17, 2018 06:39:39   #
jeannesmom (a regular here)
Nicely done!
Nov 17, 2018 06:45:54   #
Very nice
Nov 17, 2018 07:01:15   #
Rita Ann
You are doing a great job..
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