Tall Latte from “Everyday crochet” by Doris Chan

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WhiteBear08 wrote
on Mar 22, 2008 4:06 PM

Last week was spring break for me and I took the time off from school to finish this sweater (I'm working on getting pictures up - my camera doesn't seem to want to cooperate with my computer) I love the way it turned out. The ribbing around the neck and sleeves finishes it off nicely. Also, the shells give the sweater a nice texture and just enough stretchiness. The sleeves are long enough to be warm without being in the way, this is a great sweater for spring.


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teresa@106 wrote
on Mar 23, 2008 9:33 AM

Yay for you! What kind of yarn did you use? what color? I hope you'll get pictures up!


I think Tall Latte might be my next target.


Cheers!


Teresa


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teresa@106 wrote
on Mar 24, 2008 9:46 AM

How are things going?!? I just started Haru, which begins the same as Tall Latte, and started a new topic for it.


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Klass123 wrote
on Mar 24, 2008 4:37 PM
My sweater turned out to be off the gauge--it is too big for me, so I'm starting over. I'll do size 33 probably and change the hook to 6 or 5,5 mm. I don't like worsted weight at this gauge--it is too bulky.

What yarn weight did you use?


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WhiteBear08 wrote
on Mar 26, 2008 5:31 PM

Yay, my electronics want to work together again!


So, pictures...

Sweater1


sweater3


(Isn't it so much fun doing the "I'm taking pictures of myself so they're at a weird angle" thing?)


And now for the project details.

The yarn is knitpicks worsted weight wool, I used an I/9 hook for the shoulders/bust and then an H/8 hook for the body, sleeves, and edging. Size 39 pattern.


For those of you following my sweater progress, I have completely abandoned the purple version which was horribly too large. I made both the same way, in the same size, but their gages were incredibly different. I'm glad that this version turned out right.


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PaulineL wrote
on Mar 26, 2008 7:45 PM

I like your color combo.


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teresa@106 wrote
on Mar 27, 2008 9:05 AM

OOOH! Thanks for pictures! Not bad for holding it in your own hand! I try doing it with the self-timer but it always takes about 4 shots even to get myself into the frame. Thanks for sharing your yarn details; I have thought of trying that yarn, and it looks great in your sweater.


About sizing -- blocking and wearing these sweaters they tend to lengthen and they can "skinny" a little because the stitch pattern is so flexible and mobile. I'm now making no. 4 and I've done size 36 (Jewel), 42 (No Sweat), 40 (Cinnabar), and 39 (Haru, in progress) and they all fit but in different ways. Wet-blocking made a huge difference in how good they look; it makes my stitches look much more even than they actually are!


I'm rockin' along with Haru, which is basically the same as Tall Latte except that the front is open. I CAN'T forget to turn my work with each round, since I get to the front edge and there's nowhere else to go! (Making No Sweat and Jewel, I sometimes forgot to turn my work, and it makes a subtle but visible change in the look of the rows).


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on Oct 28, 2013 4:19 PM

I would like to see the pictures of your sweater front and back if possible.  I am just getting ready to start it

 

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