January Sweater Week 2.5

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Hello All, here is my latest sweater knitting update for you.  I must say, I love, love knitting this sweater.  I am so excited to see the final result.  And I must also say this is simply the most easy sweater I have ever knit.
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At times it is almost boring.  Then I think about how awesome it will be to felt this sweater and I get down right giddy.  This is going to be the first time I have ever felted and there is nothing I enjoy more than learning something new.  In keeping with my felting excitement, keep an eye out for more updates on this sweater, as we are planning a couple of felting forays to your LL (local laundromat) with our own felting expert Kate.
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Wow, what a back!

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So far, I have finished knitting the back, the left front and the half of the right front.  I knitted an extra 3″ to the length before decreasing at the underarm.  And because I chose to lengthen my jacket I decided to have 4 button holes instead of 3.  I spaced my button holes at 5″, 11.5″, 18″ and 24.5″.  I think it will look more balanced with the extra button down the front.
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Left Front

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Speaking of buttons, I realized that since I need to have this completely done by the end of the month, I’d better get some buttons.  I know…rules, rules, rules…I have to follow our rules too.  My button hunting expeditions were unexpectedly productive.  I didn’t think I would find something I liked so quickly, but I did.  And I found the awesomest buttons ever.
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Perfect Buttons!

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Aren’t these just the best?  I’m so excited to see the finished product.  And I have been thoroughly enjoying seeing all of your progress as well.  Keep sharing with all of us here at DKA.
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Last but not least, I am here to help.  Stop by and we will help keep your progress going.  We’re halfway through!
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– Jennifer

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3 Responses to “January Sweater Week 2.5”

  1. Sherri F says:

    Love the buttons and I can’t wait to see it done. You are so brave!! I know I couldn’t do that sweater for fear I felted it wrong…..not good at felting yet.

  2. Suzanne says:

    I’ve never felted anything (I have a front-loading machine), and I’d sure be afraid to make the first thing I felted a sweater!

  3. Leigh says:

    My word, you knit so quickly. those buttons are perfect. I always find that choosing buttons is the most difficult part of the whole thing.

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