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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Tubular cast on question on: August 03, 2012 02:29:47 PM
Trying to work out this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/casu-cowl

It calls for 41 stitches using provisional cast on, which is new to me. I've watched a few videos and figured out how to do it, but because you create pairs of stitches with each movement I simply cannot figure out how the heck I get 41. Surely it doesn't mean do 41 movements resulting in 82 stitches. That's way too many and doesn't add up with subsequent rows' instructions.

I'm using the waste yarn method, BTW. Please please nobody suggest a crochet method. I'm away from home for a few days, don't currently have a hook, and will only be frustrated!

I'm pretty sure I'm being a complete ditz here, but I hugely appreciate any help!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Shaker rib gone wonderfully wrong..? on: June 22, 2011 04:14:03 AM
Hullo all,

I've been making this cowl:
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4871&cps=21191 at a nice leisureley pace on my morning commute. Having never done a shaker rib before, and with a fairly small photo, I wasn't sure how it should look. I also have a bad habit of not reading patterns thoroughly enough before I begin, causing me no end of troubles!

As such, rather then doing a p1, k1BELOW, I enthusiastically embarked on a pattern of p1, k1BACK. This has created a really lovely, raised sort of twist on one side, and a flat plait-like pattern on the other. According to my more recent Google imaging, this is most definiteley NOT a shaker rib. I love the look of the twists for something like a cowl, so that's fine, but I would quite like to know what it IS. Any ideas?

Just a quick (not-very-good) mobile phone snap of the twists:


3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / SNES mini messenger bag on: September 27, 2010 01:14:13 PM
Hello all!

First time posting a project here, and first time doing a bag! The husband and I are off to a gaming event in a few days and I've been working my tail off trying to get this finished in time so I could take it with me. I've finally managed it tonight.

The bag is all crocheted in sc. The top, bottom, back, front, and flap are all one long piece; I worked ws when I got to the "seams" to give the illusion of separate pieces, and also to create a boxy, messenger-bag style. The whole thing, including the strap, is lined with plain black fabric, which has been hand sewn as I don't have a machine. (I'm rubbish at sewing, so the lining is by far the most disappointing part of the whole work, but it was necessary to keep everything from stretching out.) The body has also been interfaced with a medium, iron-on interfacing, so it holds the shape really nicely. ^^ Enjoy!







4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Circle within a rectangle? on: September 20, 2010 12:38:25 AM
I'm trying to crochet a project which involves a solid circle of one colour on the far right side of a rectangle of another, lighter colour. I would really like to do this as one piece, rather than sewing the circle on, but it's given me no end of trouble. I've done this with granny squares, but putting this thing into a RECTANGLE has stopped me in my tracks. I'm having no luck searching online because I really don't know what to search for! What's the best way to do this, oh wise people of Craftster? (Please & thanks!)
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help with my first project please! on: June 16, 2009 04:23:43 AM
Pattern for deep V crochet top (am making small size, what is in bold is how far I've gotten):

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BACK
**Ribbing: With smaller hook, ch 11.
Foundation row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 10 sc.
Next row: Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row.
Rep last row until work when slightly stretched measures 16 (18-19-22-27- 31) ins [40.5 (45.5-48-56-68.5- 78.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.
Body: With RS facing, working along side of Ribbing, change to larger hook and proceed as follows:
1st row: Ch 2. Work 46 (50-54-60- 70-80) hdc evenly along side of ribbing. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.**
Rep last row 14 (14-16-16-18-18) times more, ending with a WS row.

Shape sleeves: 1st row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. 48 (52-56-62- 72-82) hdc.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 52 (56-60- 66-76-86) hdc. Place markers at each end of last row.
Next row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row 11 (11-11-13-13-13) times more. Fasten off.
FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Divide for Front: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of first 18 (20-22-25-30- 35) hdc. Hdc2tog over next 2 hdc (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 19 (21-23-26-31-36) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
5th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 hdc. Turn.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-1-1-2-2) time(s) more. 17 (19-21-24-28-33) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
2nd and alt rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Shape sleeve: 3rd row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
7th row: As 3rd row. Place marker at beg of row.
9th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. Work 3 rows even.
Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
2nd and alt rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Shape sleeve: 5th row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
7th row: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
9th row: As 5th row.
11th row: As 3rd row.
13th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last 2 hdc. Hdc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Work 3 rows even.
All sizes: Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-1-1-2-2) time(s) more, then 9th row 1 (1-0-1-0-0) time more. 15 (17-19-21-26-31) sts.
Work 3 (3-3-1-3-1) row(s) even. Fasten off.
With RS facing, miss next 6 hdc. Join yarn with sl st to next hdc.
1st row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 2 (2-2-2-3-3) times more. 17 (19-21-24-28-33) sts.
Sizes XS/S, M, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
2nd and alt rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Shape sleeve: 3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
7th row: As 3rd row. Place marker at end of row.
9th row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Work 3 rows even.
Sizes L and XL only: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
2nd and alt rows: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
Shape sleeve: 5th row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
7th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to last hdc. 2 hdc in last hdc. Turn.
9th row: As 5th row.
11th row: As 3rd row.
13th row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Work 3 rows even.
All sizes: Rep last 4 rows 1 (1-1-1-2- 2) time(s) more, then 9th row 1 (1-0-1- 0-0) time more. 15 (17-19-21-26- 31) sts.
Work 3 (3-1-3-1-1) row(s) even. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
Front Band: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn to first missed st at center front.
1st row: Ch 1. Work 7 sc evenly across missed sts. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working through back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row.
Rep last row until work when stretched fits around fronts opening and neck edge, sewing in place as you work. Fasten off.
Sew last row to missed sts on WS.
With WS tog, sew sides from markers to bottom.
Armhole edging: Join yarn with sl st to side seam. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc evenly around armhole opening. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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I've done the "back," and unstretched, it measures about 13 (length along ribbing) by 10.5 inches. That can't be right, can it? Or is the "shaping sleeves" bit going to carry on upward and add quite a lot of length to it?

Also, I didn't initially do a full 46 hdc along the ribbing, because I ran out of ribbing slightly early (I was working off the 16 in. measurement, I think I did about 43 hdc or something); was I supposed to carry on somehow? Because in the picture (below), it looks like the body overhangs the ribbing slightly. If so, how do I do this? By chaining a few extra, turning, and hdc into those extra?

Is this meant to be one piece? It LOOKS as if I start completely over with a second piece when it comes to the front, but I only see an instruction to sew the shoulder seams (which I assume means the underside of them) and to connect the front V... so how does this work?

Pic of what I'm trying to get:
http://www.bernat.com/data/pattern/pdf/Bernat_Bambooweb1_cr_top.en_US.pdf

I know I must seem like a complete idiot here! I've been crocheting on and off for a few years, but I never took off with it and this is my first proper project, so although I've figured out abbreviations/stitches/etc., I can't comprehend how it's meant to come together!! I've done one ball of yarn now, and I don't -particularly- want to unravel the whole blasted thing, but I'm a perfectionist, so if I've totally messed it up and need to, well, lessons learned and all that. Thanks so much for any help you folks can provide!

-Kel
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