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  1. Stitched Together
    Stitched Together May 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm |

    Oh wow, I’d not seen that pattern before, I think I’m in love. That is going to be gorgeous in that yarn. I can’t wait to see you in the finished garment. At least Summer Tweed actually improves with frogging (in my opinion it softens it up and gets rid of the crackliness of the unworked yarn).

  2. josiekitten
    josiekitten May 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm |

    Oh no! What a bummer! It’ll be worth it in the end tho’!

  3. Tricia F
    Tricia F May 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm |

    Don’t you just hate it when they put in errata and don’t point it out in the main text. I’m good at messing up patterns too and I hate pulling back! That pattern is gorgeous and will look lovely in the red. I’m very tempted but have a cerise top to start when I have finished my four-ply cardi. Nearly there – just got the cable button band to do.
    x Tricia

  4. Shearersgirl
    Shearersgirl May 23, 2011 at 10:26 am |

    Gorgeous jacket, so elegant, I’m sure it will be worth it.

  5. Sally
    Sally May 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm |

    Whether I’m knitting or sewing, I’m always either unravelling rows or unpicking stitches! Persevere – that top is gorgeous!

  6. Charlotte
    Charlotte May 24, 2011 at 7:19 pm |

    I have seen this jumper in its knitted stages at Knitting Group and it looks gorgeous. The colour really sets off the pattern.

  7. Kathy
    Kathy May 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm |

    The top is really lovely, knowing you you’ll get there!! A well deserved mention in Woman’s Weekly under “blog inspiration”

  8. Kathy
    Kathy May 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm |

    Hi Susan
    You are mentioned in this weeks issue (31st May) and it will be on sale till Tuesday 31st May.

    It just shows how popular you are and how we all love to see your fantastic work!!

  9. Catherine
    Catherine June 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm |

    I have made so many mistakes like that. Some of them moulder in a bag somewhere, I can’t bear to look at them again. Others I have ripped back and bravely restarted. I am also totally lacking in will power in the face of a John Lewis yarn sale. I love the red jacket, it will be beautiful I’m sure you will love wearing it

  10. Hannah
    Hannah August 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm |

    Haha! I have had exactly the same experience with Kim Hargreaves Ronnie. It is now referred to as ‘the tank’ it is massive and so heavy to wear!

  11. Lee Schultz
    Lee Schultz September 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

    I am knitting this and am totally confused about the left front I am at Nest row (RS)(dec)(inc) The large section right before shaping the armhole. I dont understand the front shaping!!! Have you completed the project?

  12. Robin
    Robin July 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    I’m a beginner to the world of knitting. I’ve found it is therapeutic. A while back I found a Kate Buller book that has been good for newbies like me, e.g., split pages that show “how to” examples that can be easily positioned under the pattern being worked. Lot’s of the designs in this book are Kim Hargreaves. I found what I thought was going to be an easy project, a camisole, but it has taken me a while to work through some of the pattern instructions. I finally got out paper and wrote instructions down and worked it out like an algebraic equation. Thankfully, it worked and all the bits are lined up. But it took two days and lots of gnashing of teeth to get there. Just ask my husband who kept asking one night, after midnight, “are you ever going to turn the light out?” And me? I’ve never been so relaxed!!

  13. Deb
    Deb January 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm |

    This jacket does look beautiful even as you have already knitted it. I think it might have inspired me to give it a go as my next project. As it is I’m finishing up a cardi at the moment. It’s good to know that a project can be finished even if it takes a long time. Well worth it and your jacket looks great!

  14. mina
    mina May 8, 2015 at 5:53 pm |

    I’m just starting to knit Kim Hargreaves patterns. I’m currently on the Cerulean jumper – but stumped at her explanations on knitting sleeve increases. they just make no sense to me whatsoever – so if anyone has any advice……!

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