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1  Holly from Magknits (image heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by JoHunter on: May 26, 2007 07:46:53 AM
Holly from Magknits





Yarn: 8 hanks Ecoknits cotton in sage, dyed deep violet with Dylon
Pattern notes: I had to recalculate the pattern based on my dk gauge.  I also knit the body in the round and divided for the armholes and knit the sleeves in the round.  I really messed up with the sleeve cap but it doesn't seem to show.  I love the design, it's so clean and classy.  And I really like the strong colour that I dyed it.  It took me about 2 months to knit on and off.  A few more photos on my Flickr

Just for comparison, this is what the yarn looked like originally. 
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2  Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: May 26, 2007 07:38:45 AM
Fashion shoot as promised.



Holly from Magknits

Knit in Ecoknits cotton in sage, dyed with Dylon in deep violet.  More photos on my flickr
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3  Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: February 01, 2007 03:36:42 AM
Just showing some Jemima progress.

I think it's going to be great when finished, I just wish I had made the body a bit longer now seeing how much yarn I have left.
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4  Men's Adirondack sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by JoHunter on: February 01, 2007 01:28:43 AM
I had finished this sweater as a Christmas present for my husband.  It was the first sweater I actually finished for him, so even though it's not perfect (the neckline seems a bit too boatneck for a man) he really likes it and wears it quite a lot.

Pattern: Adirondack Sweater
Yarn: Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK 10 balls
Notes: The pattern is very easy to follow, it is a simple top down raglan but with a seed stitch ribbing.  I think it took me about a month of breakneck knitting to get it done.  The fit isn't the greatest but it is very comfy and his first sweater so he damn well better wear it!
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5  Amelia Raitte's Flicca Cardigan in Knitting: Completed Projects by JoHunter on: January 29, 2007 09:53:12 AM
This cardigan was a fabulous knit, and it certainly makes me feel a bit like a movie star wearing it.  Using chunky yarn and large needles it only took about a month and a half to complete.  Can you believe that I can get away with only this cardigan in Scotland?  That's global warming for you.



For more go to my Flickr for photos courtesy of my husband.
Pattern: Amelia Raitte's Flicca
Yarn: Rowanspun Chunky
Amends: Shortened length of the cardigan, made the sleeves a bit less belled, otherwise it was really well written and beautifully shaped.  I still would like to either add toggles or a belt to it, it was a bit chilly with it open.
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6  Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: January 29, 2007 09:37:03 AM
My husband just got a new DSLR and we couldn't think of a better way to try it out than to give Flicca a proper photoshoot.


More on Flickr
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7  Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: January 24, 2007 01:40:05 AM
I finally got around to taking some photos.


Flicca
Took me 1.5 months to knit in Rowanspun Chunky
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8  Re: Kyoto - anyone want to join? in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: October 23, 2005 01:48:23 PM
Hi everyone, I'm very late on the KAL but I've just started Kyoto.  I've coveted it for a long time but never really felt prepared for a sweater made of cotton.  Now armed with some lovely pink Rowan cotton glace I've casted on for a sleeve.  I'm modifying this sweater a bit to be more a tunic than a cropped sweater.  Once I finish the back and the fronts I'm going to pick up stitches in the round and continue in the main body colour from there doing a few decreases and increases for waist shaping and then using my contrasting colour for the bottom border.  Hopefully this method will save me a few hours of seaming and create the effect I want. 


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9  Re: Rogue along for FEB and beyond in Knitalongs by JoHunter on: February 01, 2005 01:15:38 PM
Here are some pictures of my Rogue in progress.  I'm really in love with the yarn and the cabling.


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10  Re: Home-made winder in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by JoHunter on: February 01, 2005 05:43:47 AM
Sorry for the delay everyone, our digital camera was on the fritz so I had to wait to take pictures for those interested in making the winder.  There are quite a few photos coming up but I tried to keep them small for sake of loading.


Here's a picture of the motor assembly, underneath the two gears on either side of the turntable are the motors we used.  They drive the turntable which revolves around that central gear


A closeup of the central part of the winder.  This part looks the most complicated but don't be intimidated, it's mostly to keep the upper assembly stable and because we didn't have an angled beam long enough it's keeping the black beam at about 45 degrees.  The length of this beam depends on how big you make the winder but we used a 12 hole beam


Yet another closeup of this small bevel gear, this is probably the most important part of the winder.  It does not move and to get it to be rigid and fit on the block we needed to get rid of the 4 studs around it with a dremel tool.


Here's a shot of the winder that helps show the upper assembly, this took a bit of experimentation to get right.  Against the small central bevel gear is a large 30 tooth gear, this is helping to gear down the winder so that it has more torque and is stable.  We original had a 24 tooth gear in its place but it was unstable and struggled with thicker yarns or any amount of tension.


Here's a look underneath the upper assembly, the small gear is connected to the large gear on top, and there's another 30 tooth gear connected to that.  This again helps for stability.  Connected to the big gear is the bobbin, which is essentially a rod with lego tires on it, but to reduce friction we taped a rolled piece of paper to it.


Shot underneath the winder, taking a look at the motors and the turntable.  We usually tuck the wires from the motors under here just to keep it tidy

Our finishing touch was adding a tension arm to one side of the winder where the yarn would go through just to keep an even tension but it also helps keep the yarn wind at a consistent level, and connected our RCX unit to the side of it.  We experimented with a few things like a touch sensor that would automatically wind the yarn when it was at a certain tension, adjusting the height that the tension arm would feed the yarn onto the winder.  Now it's just as simple as turning the motors on and off when I need them.  Please feel free to ask questions, modify it to your own requirements, add or remove motors or even make it a mechanical winder (we tried this originally but it was hard work, unstable, and not smooth).  I hope these pictures and descriptions help Smiley
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