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April 3, 2007

From Susan — Picture This….

Filed under: Back Story,Oregon Cardigan — lv2knit @ 11:21 pm

Geez it’s tough to get good pictures!  The color of this sweater is NOT orange.  Really!  But you get the idea, I guess.  And thanks to all of you for your incredibly supportive comments — you’re uplifting lil suckers!


I decided to name my mannequin “Lettie” after my Grandma.  I am named for my grandma.  Her name was Lettie Sue.  The hat I named “Aubrey” is named for my Uncle Bug and Great Uncle Jim — both really named Aubrey.  As you can tell, our family is WEIRD.  But I digress.

Okay, back to Oregon and cheesecake shots of her busty self on Lettie.


When it is on, the neck does not “ripple” like that either.

Here is a flat picture (no comments from the peanut gallery, please — and you know who you are!).


The next picture shows the part of the ribbing/zipper or button placement that can make you pull out your hair!  When you pick up the front bands in corregated ribbing, you need to make sure that they are picked up identically on both sides so that the OTHER stripes match — the stripes in the main pattern of the body.  You need to figure out exactly where the two knit sts will fall on every body stripe.  I didn’t get that carried away: I just made sure the ribbing matched at the boldest horizontal stripes in the body pattern.  I knew it would be especally noticeable because of the bands meeting in the center.  The color is very true in this, a scanned picture:


So it’s a wrap!!

And last and lovingly not least, is a beautiful picture of Lettie, known to all as Sue.



PS — I left Oregon at home to keep Lettie warm, so I can’t wear it tonight to see Yarn Harlot — the windchill is below zero 🙁


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Both the cardigan and your grandmother.

    (And I have to tell you, when I read, “So it’s a wrap!!”, I really had to fight the urge to say, “no, it’s a cardigan”. Sorry. It’s late and I’m getting punchy.)

    Comment by Stephanie — April 4, 2007 @ 2:18 am

  2. Wow, the cardigan is beautiful and your grandmother looks so glamorous!

    Comment by Mindie — April 4, 2007 @ 7:29 am

  3. What a wonderful picture of your grandmother. Oregon looks fantastic.

    Comment by Gale — April 4, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  4. Gee, it’s a shame it didn’t turn out.

    Would it fit me? (*waves to Grandma)

    Comment by surly — April 4, 2007 @ 8:14 am

  5. Wonderful!! With the cold temps this week you will also have a great time wearing it!

    Comment by Connie — April 4, 2007 @ 8:56 am

  6. Well done! And, it’s stunning. What a beautiful picture of Lettie Sue – she looks lovely.

    Comment by Julie — April 4, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  7. Geez Louise, I don’t care what color the pictures turned your cardigan into, it is jaw dropping gorgeous. Please wear it tonight when you go to see the Yarn Harlot. I will be there and would love to see your Oregon in person.

    Comment by Michele — April 4, 2007 @ 9:29 am

  8. What a beautiful sweater! A real treasure. And such a lovely photo of your Grandmother. That’s the real treasure, I’m sure. She was lovely. I sure wish today’s photos would last as long as this one did.

    Comment by Susan Johnson — April 4, 2007 @ 9:52 am

  9. I’m disappointed you’re not wearing it to the Harlot’s thing! I would then have been able to pick you out from the photos that will flood the WWW as you’ll be the best dressed. It looks fabulous, Susan. You know I was a bit skeptical about leaving the ribbing in at the front but it looks great!

    Comment by Marina — April 4, 2007 @ 10:13 am

  10. Absolutely wonderful! Totally worth the effort. What a difference in the colors of the pictures!

    Comment by Jouf — April 4, 2007 @ 10:36 am

  11. (Happy sigh) Great job!

    What a lovely photo of Lettie – love the grape cluster earrings!!!

    Comment by June — April 4, 2007 @ 12:17 pm

  12. Stunning! (Yes, both the Grandmother and the sweater.)

    Comment by Wendy O'C — April 4, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

  13. I am repeating what everyone else agrees on : gorgeous sweater and Grandma.Have fun at Yarn Harlot!

    Comment by katomliz — April 4, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

  14. The sweater, no surprise, is gorgeous. So is grandma Lettie — and boy, YOU LOOK LIKE HER!

    Comment by Jennifer — April 4, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

  15. Beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous. I definitely prefer the sportier zip up collar to the pattern’s original design. The corrugated ribbing looks great on the collar and front opening. On the body, does it look best partway open? Lettie (the mannequin) looks pretty busty, so I can understand if she couldn’t model Oregon partway open!

    Comment by Charm — April 5, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  16. Here I am, coming in late (from a spring break trip) to congratulate you on your beautiful sweater. Great alterations to a lovely sweater!

    Comment by Pam — April 7, 2007 @ 1:05 am

  17. What a wonderful job you’ve done on your gorgeous Oregon! I so admire your attention to detail. I’ve never seen a more perfect zipper. I wish you much joy in the wearing of it; it’s an heirloom and a real beauty.

    Comment by Melanie — April 7, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

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