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I made this sweater using a pattern from Creative Knitting magazine, January 2011. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles, getting 5 stitches to the inch. I started my gauge swatch using a 7, but got too few stitches to the inch. I went down to a 6, then a 4, and finally a 3 to get the right gauge. After I got that, I worked 12 rows of the pattern stitch. I figured I'd give the swatch to Kyra (great-granddaughter) to use as a doll blanket, as so many of my swatches are used. However, a friend suggested that I make a matching piece, sew them together and put a strap on, so she can use it as a purse. That worked out great. I used the wicker stitch pattern on the strap.
 

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AdeleRM said:
I made this sweater using a pattern from Creative Knitting magazine, January 2011. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles, getting 5 stitches to the inch. I started my gauge swatch using a 7, but got too few stitches to the inch. I went down to a 6, then a 4, and finally a 3 to get the right gauge. After I got that, I worked 12 rows of the pattern stitch. I figured I'd give the swatch to Kyra (great-granddaughter) to use as a doll blanket, as so many of my swatches are used. However, a friend suggested that I make a matching piece, sew them together and put a strap on, so she can use it as a purse. That worked out great. I used the wicker stitch pattern on the strap.
Very nice, love the color and great idea for the swatch.
 

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There will be buttons on the sweater, but my granddaughter will need to sew them on. Because of neuropathy, I have trouble using a sewing needle.
 

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Well, if this isn't the cutest little set! I love it, especially the stitch pattern around the yoke/sleeves of the sweater. The color is wonderful and the purse is so cute for Kyra. Tell Kyra she will have to model it for us KP'ers. You really did a beautiful job with this! :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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ireneofnc said:
Well, if this isn't the cutest little set! I love it, especially the stitch pattern around the yoke/sleeves of the sweater. The color is wonderful and the purse is so cute for Kyra. Tell Kyra she will have to model it for us KP'ers. You really did a beautiful job with this! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Ditto!!!
 
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