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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: finishing when in the round on: January 10, 2008 09:40:35 PM
More great tips... I will try this one too. Thank you!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / NEW pattern from Zephyr Style! on: January 10, 2008 09:04:53 PM
Ooh! I visited Zephyr today and noticed they have a new pattern out, called 28thirty. It's a half cardigan, very cute! Has anyone bought the pattern yet? I'm thinking about it... ! I knit Green Gable and the instructions from these gals are great, very easy to get.

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: finishing when in the round on: January 10, 2008 04:28:17 PM
THANK YOU! That's probably the most helpful post I've EVER received,  Shocked haha! I can't wait to try it out.

Thanks again.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / finishing when in the round on: January 10, 2008 01:07:41 PM
seems like every time I bind off with something in the round (particularly when it's in rib pattern) the last stitch I bind off is "higher" than the first stitch I bound off. I understand that that is the nature of doing anything in the round (cuz you are going around in a spiral), but does anyone have good tips on how to finish it and make the seam look better?

So far, I've just left a long tail and attempted to bridge the gap when weaving in the ends. works ok, but to my eye, I still notice it!

Thanks! Cheesy
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ravenscroft Mr. Greenjeans on: January 10, 2008 11:28:09 AM
Love love your yarn!! The colors are great... I love this pattern, I'm thinking I might need to make this too! Great fit, good job.  Grin
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished Green Gable! Woot woot! on: December 30, 2007 03:45:27 PM
I finished it! Hurray! It's my second 'garment' knit piece, I am glad it turned out and that it fits so well.
I knit it with 100% Mercerized cotton (Saucy by Reynolds). I think I will try it again with some wool!

17  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Green Gable again, anyone?! on: December 30, 2007 03:38:13 PM
Hurry, I love it! And you were right, the hole is closed up and I'm happy as a clam!   Tongue
Overall, I am happy with it and am wearing it right now... and I plan on knitting another design from Zephyr next... probably the Juliet cardigan for my friend. I'm so happy that it fits me perfectly... I chose to knit an extra inch or so on the total length before adding the ribbing, and I'm glad I did, it would have been a little too short.

A few things I'd change if I made it again (and I plan on it!):
  • I'd probably use a different yarn. I do like the mercerized cotton as it's pretty and not too hot to wear, but it seems bulkier and the stitches don't look as nice as I would like.
  • I was a little lazy and chose not to figure out the k1 p1 bind off! (ha!) I just bound off in pattern... I think the pattern actually called for the k1 p1 bind off AKA kitchener bind off, which I don't know how to do yet.

18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Green Gable again, anyone?! on: December 28, 2007 03:24:56 PM
ALMOST DONE!!!! And I'm super stoked, all I want to do is finish it and go home and block it NOW.  Grin

I will have to post pics soon... I'm a little nervous about seaming up the hole in the armpit (getting ready to work the sleeves) but I guess I will just leave a nice long tail when I start doing my ribbing and sew it closed... I'm very surprised that there's not more detail on finishing your garments in books or even online (trust me, I've looked!), especially since you have to deal with the hole before the garment is finished.

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best interchangeable circs? on: December 28, 2007 02:08:54 PM
BTW, I have to say, people, excuse me, but the Denise are NOT plastic, they're resin - a horse of a different color, really!
I also like that Denise has so many sizes of cords, that they can be hooked together, and that the shortest ones can be used like stitch holders, so when you put the fronts on them, there is no transferring, you simply knit the stitches on and then off again.
thanks for the composition correction... I knew they weren't just plastic! And your points on the cords hooking together is something I forgot to mention that I love as well... any time I'm working on a project and start increasing, I simply link another cable to my working cable, easy as pie! I also use the extra cables and 'caps' to hold my live sleeve stitches... works like a charm. I've also heard the customer service was awesome, so if I were to lose/break something in my set, I don't feel worried about how to replace it.

Good luck, it's such a great purchase, no matter what set you end up with, you will be thankful to not have to run to the store late at night when you get the itch to knit.  Roll Eyes
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best interchangeable circs? on: December 26, 2007 10:52:05 AM
I have a Denise set and I love love love it! The plastic really warms up in your hands and the joints are pretty secure. I have a friend that has a Boye set and I know she's had issues with them coming unscrewed. Plus they are metal, and I'm not a big fan! Smiley

I vote for Denise!! I love the pink set too, wish they had that one when I bought my set.

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