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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Raglan Sweaters during THIS winter! on: November 09, 2005 08:14:07 AM
The grey sweater is wonderful. I'm just about to start one using that pattern and I'm so pleased you shared it.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stripey armwarmers...tis the season! on: October 05, 2005 07:47:36 AM
I've found that wool will benefit from a bath with a) some hair conditioner then b) some vinegar in the rinse water. 

Heart_bats, what does the vinegar do?
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Official Kittyville hat on: September 25, 2005 12:33:08 AM
Thank you everyone. I'm looking forward to it being cold enough to wear it. Hurry up winter!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Phildar Pattern - Know of a Similar One? on: September 22, 2005 03:20:24 AM
I love the look of that sweater too! If you do find a similar one that is free let me know!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: panta! (from a finnish pattern). on: September 07, 2005 07:57:37 AM
It looks awesome, I'm going to knit it. Thank you everyone for sharing your pictures!
6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: a more masculine version of the kittyville hat on: September 02, 2005 12:20:04 AM
Fantastic! I've just made the kitty hat, but now I know what I have to make next.
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Official Kittyville hat on: September 02, 2005 12:19:23 AM




I used two and a bit balls of Debbie Bliss Merino chunky and 5mm double pointed needles. My gauge was off so a few bits needed working out, but after figuring out the right amount to cast on it mostly ended up being things like picking up a couple less stitches for the earflaps etc. On my first try I placed the kitty ears too far back on the head so I unravelled them and moved them two centimetres forward. It was only my second try working with double pointed needles and I found it much more comfortable working with the chunky yarn. My last try was on a sock with tiny 3mm needles - maybe now I've more practice I could go back to the sock! I'd been meaning to make this hat for ages and now I've found out how easy it is I'm sure I'll make many more as presents for friends.

The pattern can also be found online here: http://kittyville.com/knit/kitty_hat.html
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Another Fiery Bolero on: July 13, 2005 01:40:14 AM
emling, the bolero looks beautiful. I love the colours you used.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Boobholder/Minisweater (link to free pattern!) on: July 13, 2005 01:34:55 AM
rjn1798, you are right. To de-puff the sleeves you just do normal raglan increases instead of the extra increase rows 15, 17 & 19.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Boobholder/Minisweater (link to free pattern!) on: July 12, 2005 02:28:04 AM
Here's my attempt at the minisweater in Rowan Summer Tweed (beautiful yarn).

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