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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / WS in the round... on: February 19, 2007 05:39:37 PM
I'm working on a lace sweater and I've decided to knit the body in the round.  But I'm a little confused about what to do on what would be the wrong side rows.  On the right side, there are ktbl and yo's in the lace chart, and the instructions say "on WS rows work sts. as they appear; P yarn overs on WS rows, and K in rounds; Ptbl on WS rows all sts. worked tbl.

Here are my questions...
1. Do you think "work sts. as they appear" is asking you to work in stockinette stitch, essentially?
2. If I'm working in the round can I just keep right on knitting those yarn overs on WS rows?
3. What the heck do I do with the ktbl's on WS rows? Since I would ptbl if I was working on the wrong side, would that be the same as ktbl on WS rows when working in the round?
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Incorporating a cable with increases? on: January 16, 2007 09:38:16 AM
I want to knit a simple top-down raglan hoodie, but I would like to include small cables along the raglan sleeves and along the front pieces where the sweater closes.  I thought I could incorporate the cables by doing the increases on the other side of the cables, rather than right at the stitch marker, but I took a crack at it last night and got thoroughly confused.  Is there a way that I can continue to increase evenly along the sleeves and the front (it has a slight v-neck), while still having the cables lie nicely along the edges of the sweater?  If I can't do cables on both the sleeves and front, I'd settle for just the front.

I was thinking of using this craftster pattern as a starting point:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109542.50

My other thought was to knit the entire thing in stockinette, as is, but somehow pick up stitches and including a cable along the edging instead of doing the ribbing.

Any ideas??
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Patons pattern booklet? on: January 11, 2007 05:02:09 AM
Does anyone know how I can get my hands on the new Patons Cables booklet?  I thought I should be able to find it at any old Joann's or Michael's, but they don't have it.  Is it possible that it's too new?  I found one on ebay, but I was outbid!  I'm looking for booklet #500846.

http://www.patonsyarns.com/patternbook.php?PBS=500846%20&PHPSESSID=31a351518f2f62c981ee1b02a7b3ee5f
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled Yoke Pullover on: January 05, 2007 05:41:59 AM
There was a tense moment when I was thoroughly stumped by the instructions in this pattern, but I made it through and finished the sweater! 





Pattern: 2006 Phildar Winter I
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca
Needles: size 4, 32" circulars

Thanks to the Craftsters who came to my rescue with those terrible directions!  More on my blog. 
http://knits-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2007/01/cabled-yoke-pullover.html
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Phildar pattern = What??? on: December 28, 2006 11:57:04 AM
I'm knitting a cabled yoke sweater from the Phildar Winter I catalog (photo here: http://flickr.com/photos/knitchick2/313492460/) and I'm trying to finish the raglan shaping at the top of the sleeve.  I don't know if this is a bad translation or what, but the directions read:

On right edge, leave 9 sts 5 times and 8 sts once on a holder.
At the same time, continue dec: 2 sts from left edge of foll alt rows, sgl dec 4 times.


I get the decreasing instructions, but how do I leave 9 stitches on a holder 5 times? Following these instructions is supposed to leave me with a diagonal edge on the top of the sleeve. Does any of this make any sense to anyone??

The French goes like this:
5 x 9 m. et 1 x 8 m.
En meme temps a gauche cont. les dim. a 2 m. du bord ts les 2 rgs: 4 x 1 dim.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Converting pattern to knit in the round... on: December 08, 2006 06:12:10 AM
I am ready to start knitting this Phildar pattern http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick2/313492460/ and the pattern is knit in pieces, with the yoke knit in the round.  I would prefer to knit the body and sleeves in the round, as well.  Any advice for converting a pattern to be knit in the round instead of flat?  What to I need to make sure I pay attention to?  Do I need to omit the stitches that would normally be seamed together to get the correct fit?  Should I use two row counters when I knit the front and back pieces together?  Anything else I should take into consideration?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cryptic Washing Instructions on: November 25, 2006 06:21:31 AM
I always include a little card with my handknit gifts, letting the recipient know what it's made from and how to take care of it...but I always have to go searching for washing instructions because I can't decipher those hieroglyphics on the ball band!  Anyone know of a website that tells you what those pictures mean??  I tried searching online, but couldn't find anything!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Is this pattern missing something, or am I missing something? on: October 20, 2006 08:26:48 AM
I'm looking at this men's sweater pattern, and there are fill-in-the-blank lines for how many yards of yarn will be needed as well as the measurements for the 2 sizes provided...but I don't see any info on how to calculate yardage or measurements...am I missing something?

http://www.cu-needleworks.com/Patterns/Sweaters/Swiss_chalet_cables/swiss_chalet_cables.pdf
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fair Isle Yoke pattern? on: October 18, 2006 11:31:03 AM
Anyone know of a good pattern for someone's first Fair Isle yoke sweater?  I love the one on the cover of the current Interweave, but it looks like it might be a bit too complicated.  The Fairly Easy Fair Isle cardigan from Stitch 'n Bitch doesn't really fit the bill either---that one looks a little too un-complicated.  And I'd prefer a pullover.  I need a nice, middle of the road pattern.
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Black and White theme ideas? on: October 17, 2006 05:19:56 AM
A co-worker is throwing a bridal shower for her daughter with the theme of "Black & White."  She is relying on me (for some reason) to come up with a fantastic idea for favors and door prizes!  The only thing I could think of so far was dark and white chocolate for the favors.  And ideas?  Especially for the door prizes?
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