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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Stripy Basic Wristwarmers on: October 21, 2007 09:30:31 PM
My first non-Stitch 'n Bitch project. I did it in stripes because everything's better in stripes. The thumb holes look a bit wonky, but I fixed that when I wove in the ends. I used Caron Simply Soft in white and dark green, done on three US #7 double-pointed needles. The pattern can be found here: http://www.whatifknits.com/?p=4


Modeling!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / First FO: Kittyville Hat on: October 14, 2007 08:26:24 PM
After many many aborted scarves, I have finally finished a project: The Kittyville Hat.


My girlfriend Keri (kiwikero) modeling her new hat.


I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn on size 7 circular needles and double pointed needles. It's not technically entirely mine (my girlfriend did the pom-poms, I don't have the patience for it), but overall I'm really proud of the way it turned out.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A Quick Question About a Circular Sweater on: October 08, 2007 09:28:29 PM
I'm hoping to make this sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTbanff.html but the first bit of the instructions confuse me. It indicates right and wrong sides for certain stitch patterns, but because I'm using circs, do I even HAVE a WS or RS?

Having read the rest of the instructions, I'm tempted to think that this is actually for straight needles and no one tld me, but the materials clearly ask for circs and nothing else. I'm at a bit of a loss. Can anyone help?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Choice Question! on: October 04, 2007 02:39:41 PM
Alright, so I've already made a Kitty Hat and a Ribbed Scarf, I was looking for a new challenge. At the moment I'm making some fingerless gloves, but I expect to be done with those in a few days. My Girlfriend suggested doing a sweater so I looked in my knitting books and found the Under The Hoodie from Stitch 'n Bitch. Now my question is:

Can I use acrylic yarn on this project?

I asked my knitting friends, and they both replied with a resounding "NO! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING??" Acrylics, they say, are for scarves and hats and gloves, but not sweaters and certainly not socks (which, I understand, because stinky wet crunchy acrylic socks would be icky). The reason for this is that acrylic is "way too rough" for garments that lie on the skin.

Normally, I would be fine with this, but I don't have the money to buy nice yarn. I do, however, have tons of Caron Simply Soft lying around. Now, I thought this was soft enough, but having never made a sweater, I can't be sure.

So has anyone out there used SS on a sweater project and liked it? Hated it? Does it pill too much to look nice for any length of time?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hoping For A Strange Hat Pattern... on: September 30, 2007 04:08:47 PM
I've only made one hat in my entire knitterly life (the kittyville hat from Stitch 'n Bitch, which was so much fun), and it went to my girlfriend, so I'm hoping to make another hat for myself. I know exactly what I want to make, but have no idea how to make it (or even if it's possible).

The hat in question I've only seen once, and a girl hurrying across campus last winter. It started out across her forehead as normal, but then extended back across her head and down her back, ending in a big tassel right around her lower back. It didn't fold up at the nape of her neck, so it couldn't have been a cone folded over. It was instead some kind of strange Nike Swoosh shaped hat.

The only way I can think of that this could be accomplished is if I knit in the round, but when I come to the back of the hat, knit back the way I came, then knit back to where I was, the continue around. That would make the back of the hat shorter than the front, and make it curve... but it would also leave big holes.

I'm fine with stitching up these holes, if that's the only way, but if anyone has a better idea, I would love to hear it. Is there some strange method of getting the hat to curve that I can't find?
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