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Weekend Retreat Cardi
Craft: knit
Materials: Vanna's Choice Taupe and Autumn Print # 6 & 7 US circular needles 20 inch separating zipper with matching thread blunt needle to stitch sleeve seams
Pattern Source: lionbrand:

Yes, this is the same pattern using a combo of Vanna's Choice, Taupe and Autumn Print. I lengthened the sweater to fall at the hip and the sleeves are 3/4 with a nice deep ribbing. I 'discovered' and found the perfect (separating) zipper -- picked up the gold color. I sent the zipper supplier a swatch of my knitting, photo of the sweater and we spoke on the phone. With the swatch in hand, "Zipperstop" was able to make a recommendation for the appropriate weight zipper and color. Once I confirmed the order the zipper arrived by mail in less than a work week. Baste the sweater closed and you will not have a problem lining up the sides. Then baste the zipper in place and do the final hand sewing. I also bought matching thread from "Zipperstop". The sweater pattern was EASY to follow and having altered it once I see ENDLESS possibilities; a seed stitch ribbing, a band of lacing mid-body to mention two. Working from top down was a new experience for me, but I liked the look, the absence of seams and it was not difficult. You could make many sweaters from this pattern and each would be unique with slight modifications to the pattern and changing the yarn. KEEPER!!!

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