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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A knitted throw or blanket? on: July 28, 2006 11:00:57 AM
what's your favorite pattern, how long did it take, did you enjoy it, is it a free pattern (gotta love free)?

I've decided to make friends a blanket as a very very very late wedding gift.  I just can't find a pattern that I LOVE and want to make.  Let's see what you got!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hour Glass Sweater question on: January 13, 2006 11:12:27 AM
Perhaps this should be in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts post, but I need help not finished projects.

So I'm going to start knitting "soon".  I have a measurement question, my size selection is 41 or 45 in the chest.  I'm in the middle of the two (closer to 41 and closing in on it....thank you new gym membership!).  I'm not a tight knitter so would knitting up to a 45 be better or is a 41" chest a better choice?  I have a really broad back (ex swimmer) and am tall....5-10, but length additions I can handle.

I know the sweater isn't suppose to be roomy, but how much room is in those measurements to begin with? 

I've got enough yarn for the 45, but I was hoping I could add some length to the sleeves (sleeves are never long enough for me) and not need more yarn.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Self Patterning Sock Yarn question on: January 09, 2006 12:59:47 PM
So I've decided to take the sock plunge and knit up some self patterning socks.  The hubby didn't believe that it would work so I bought the yarn to prove him wrong and make him something.

Thus far...and I'm not far, he's right, I can't get it to pattern.

I'm using a simple sock pattern, because there wasn't one included with the yarn.  I think my problem is with gauge.  Do I need to be the gauge that the pattern says I should be or do I need to be the gauge that the yarn says to knit up in?  I don't have the label with me right now, but it's something like needles: 2-3 (check, I'm using 2) and then like 30 stitches per 4 inch (but the pattern I'm using is 7 per inch or 28 per 4 in). 

Ugh....maybe I should keep knitting and wait until I've done an inch or so...how anoying.  I bought the pattern and sock yarn together at Knit Happens (their ad is usually here - and I live in DC)  they were so friendly and knowledgable, I hope they didn't stear me wrong.

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