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Posted on:5/1/08 10:53 PM
Last Updated:5/1/08 10:53 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 

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Darla Cunningham said... (9/13/09 8:42 PM) Reply
I had the same experience. If I make the bands tight enough so that they do not gap, they gather the fabric. I love the illustration, but the final product, not quite there yet, but so far, I am disappointed. I'll keep working on it until my knit is stretched out of shape.
Aunt Gail said... (7/2/08 3:32 AM) Reply
Wow. great analysis of what all you had to do PLUS a comparison of how fabrics change the overall look of one basic pattern. Thanks for the hints.
Peggy L said... (7/1/08 4:30 PM) Reply
Good review! I like hearing all the pros and cons of aa pattern. I can see how the bands would be tricky. Nice look for you.
ITAdmin said... (5/3/08 5:43 PM) Reply
Good review of a twinset that's a little different. I think it's a good look for you.
michellep74 said... (5/2/08 9:26 PM) Reply
goldestottar, I just finished it, but I would definitely wear the white one unpinned. It's pretty cute. Sherrill, I completely agree with you about the navy one--I posted that pic mainly as a cautionary tale. It turned out like that *after* re-cutting the bands. (You should've seen it before.) At this point, I'm done with it and relegating it to around-the-house status. At least I'm happy with the way the white version turned out (the ribbing looks better in person than in the pic, where you can barely make it out).
Sherril Miller said... (5/2/08 8:34 PM) Reply
I'm sorry you had so much trouble. The white one turned out cute, but I'm not sure about the navy one. Do you have any fabric so that you could just cut longer bands? I'm looking forward to see what you make it in next.
Nancy K said... (5/2/08 8:12 PM) Reply
Your review is very timely for me as this is on my pattern ready to go pile! I will heed your cautions and add to the length of the bands. Yours looks very cute! Maybe part of the problem for this pattern is that it has you use either ribbing or self fabric for the bands and clearly, the ribbing would be a lot stretchier than most sweater knits.
LauraTS said... (5/2/08 6:44 PM) Reply
Thanks for the detailed review. I'd been waffling about buying this pattern, so the info about the bands is useful.
cindyann said... (5/2/08 10:11 AM) Reply
This is a cute pattern. Thanks for the warning on the band length.
moushka said... (5/2/08 6:32 AM) Reply
Really cute twin set, just a little different. I love the back pleat, too. I like the navy one on you, the colour is beautiful. Thanks for terrific review. Knits can be so challenging! Sue
goldesdottar said... (5/2/08 0:30 AM) Reply
I'm more interested in this pattern than i was before seeing your version. Fashion sketches as the only illustration are pretty annoying. But i like your twinset - do you ever wear it unpinned? And i must add - your arms are still pink - if you want them white, come to Oregon for about 15 years! ;-}
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