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Qualifying Rounds
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16 Responses

  1. Clestial

    The blue V-Neck is lovely, and so is the one you have destined for yourself.

    I felt some Reynolds Whiskey for the first time last week, and I’m not sure what I thought about it. Does it soften up after blocking?

  2. --Deb

    Hmm. The Vancouver designs ARE a little … blander … than usual, aren’t they? They look lovely, and like a pleasure to knit, easy to wear. Good sweaters, to be sure, but not up to the standards I think of when I think Dale of Norway Olympics Sweater.

    Yours is looking great, though!

  3. LittleWit

    I love that blue V Neck. I may have to make it for myself. I went to queue it in Ravelry but it doesn’t look like it’s been added yet.

  4. Viki

    It’s true, they could have easily borrowed elements from Cowichan sweaters and given it a definate Canadian look. That aside, it is a totally cute sweater.

  5. Julie

    I like the ones you chose MUCH better! I really like the color work around the yoke rather than on the shoulders and around the arms – I’m not a big fan of that at all. The ladies blue is ok – I do like the neckline and the ribbed sides. I’ve never done colorwork so I am in complete AWE of you!

  6. beth

    You definitely made a good choice with YOUR Vancouver sweaters. Love the yoke on yours. The new Vancouver ones are SO reminiscent of the MARIUS sweater – ravlink- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marius-sweater-in-smart

    strange. but i do like the deep V and side shaping.

  7. Jessica

    Oh! I love the women’s design too. Much more modern and wearable beyond the Olympic games.

  8. Zardra

    Hmmm, I must say I’m disappointed in the Vancouver sweaters. The husband is Canadian, and I had thought that if the design was nice I could try my hand at colorwork and knit one up for him. But the designs seem so generic. Guess this means I have to finish that Seamless Hybrid I started for him last year on size 3 needles. :)

  9. PrairiePoppins

    Good work on the stockinette. It’s a lot like life for the athletes…lots of training and then the excitement of the competition, right?

    I agree with everything you said about the new design: pretty, innovative, flattering. But not tied to the locality.

  10. Jennifer

    I hadn’t heard of the Olympic sweaters before this year, so I feel a little out of it. I was very excited about the concept, but hearing the criticism, I’m not sure if I want to knit one. We all ski at my house, so it would be neat to make a family of sweaters. I’m torn.

  11. Terri

    I have a lot of Dale pattern booklets and I’ve knit up a few sweaters. I love the “look” of them, if not the boxy drop shoulder design common to the majority of them. However, I like how they’ve added some ribbed panels to the sides of the sweaters; maybe that will make them a little shaplier.

    That said, yes – the Vancouver designs do seem very muted and non-Canadian.

  12. Jenna

    I totally agree with your assessment of the Olympics sweaters. The woman’s sweater is clearly very thoughtfully designed, but the colorwork does seem to be lacking a theme. Who knows, maybe it’s supposed to reflect the modernity of the city? Or perhaps the easy-going, not so fussy west coast vibe? Just speculating here.

    You have tons of knitting on your plate! Time to put down the books and the veggies, it’s time to get knitting :P

  13. Lisa

    You are so brave to take on this big project, and so far it looks great. The sweater will look amazing on Kris.

  14. Lisa from NZ

    I LOVE that blue sweater and I also really like the ones you’ve choosen for yourself :-) Are they all knitted on such small needles though? I don’t think I could hack it so before I search for a company to send over here I’d love to find that out – do you have a link at all to the requirements for the patterns? :-) TIA

  15. Mick

    I really envy your colorwork skills. Such beautiful projects! I can’t wait to see photos when you start the stranded sections.

  16. Wendolene

    I’m glad you showed us your progress! I am a huge fan of traditional Scandinavian sweaters, and Dale has some really cool designs.

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