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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK Gatsby Girl Gauge (GGG) Question on: July 31, 2006 12:56:17 PM
thank you!

i should know better...the golden rule of gauge checking.  i'm thinking of using one of these 2 yarns from elann.com

peruvian highland silk http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Highland+Silk&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=10

or the peruvian pure alpaca http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Pure+Alpaca&Season=&Company=&Cat=NEW&ProductType=&OrderBy=&Count=1
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / IK Gatsby Girl Gauge (GGG) Question on: July 29, 2006 03:36:31 PM
okay, i LOVE the gatsby girl pullover in the new IK mag.  -- found here: http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/preview/2006_fall.asp

but i can't bear spending $80 for a sweater, so i want to substitute yarns.  but my problem is this:
1) IK says use rowan cashshoft DK -- gauge 28sts & 36rows/4" on sizes 4 and 3 needles.
2) Rowan says that cashsoft DK's gauge is actually 5.5sts/1" or 22sts/4" on size 6 needles.

so do i buy a DK weight substitute and knit really tightly on size 4 needles?  do i buy a fingering weight yarn and knit regularly on size 4 needles?  is there a possibility IK made a typo and really i should be on the larger needles?

HELP!!!

or if anyone has any specific yarn subsitution suggestions that would be amazing.

thanks in advance.

-m
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: A Woodburnt Tree. Ironic? on: May 23, 2006 03:27:24 PM
this is really beautiful.  i don't know anything about woodburning at all, but i really love your design.  plus the subtle color changes in the sky and the details of the ground.  did it take a long time to get these results?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: woven sapling choker on: April 10, 2006 07:39:53 PM
this is absolutely stunning.  great job!  really.  i am near speechless...

except that i want to know what kind of closure it has... Smiley
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 10 ENTRIES / Re: crazy collage madness! on: April 04, 2006 07:59:51 PM
like woah.  great job
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 10 ENTRIES / Re: beaded shoe springtacular on: April 04, 2006 07:55:22 PM
those are BEAUTIFUL!  was it hard to do?  because i want pointy shoes but none that i find are sassy enough.  and yours have the perfect amount of both sass and class.  absolutely amazing work.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 10 ENTRIES / Re: Heaven and Hell (image heavy, and heavy on the *bling*) on: April 04, 2006 07:51:27 PM
those look great!!!  that is too bad that they're not your size....i wear a US 7 1/2....just in case you need a volunteer   Wink
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Teeny Little Super Guy (+9 pictures) on: March 23, 2006 11:00:57 AM
how amazing.  i used to love that guy.  i wonder if you could use your glasses to make more episodes!?

now, if only i could think of a way to craft that pinball machine that counted to twelve from sesame street....
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Michael Kors Aran Tee from Vogue Knitting on: March 15, 2006 09:06:35 PM
how beautiful.  you ladies are a real inspiration.  did it take you very long to get to this level of knitting?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: I hooked a hood! on: March 15, 2006 08:51:15 PM
<3 <3 <3  so cute!!!  <3 <3 <3 its absolutely adorable!  i'm totally going to copy you.  i hope you don't mind.
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