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3671  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 03, 2006 04:47:47 AM
Stefanie's gauge is 13sts/4" and Emms' gauge was 16sts/4".  Doesn't that mean that Emms would have needed to cast on more?  The top edge is 15.38", according to the pattern.  If Emms only cast on 40 stitches, then her top edge would be 10".  In other words, Emms actually had more stitches per inch than the recommended gauge. 

Right?  Is there something I'm missing?  My brain is fried from finals.

It seems to have worked out for her though. Maybe adjustment for size? I hardly ever use the same needles and yarn the patterns call for, I just figure out the right size based on how many stitches I'm getting and what I need to get the size that fits me. Seems to work.

sue
3672  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 02, 2006 05:43:53 PM

I didn't get gauge at all- I got 16sts over 4 inches, and it worked out fine, I cast on 40 sts instead of 50, and just made sure to make it to my measurements. Its a top down raglan basically, so if you make sure that you measure the meatiest part of your upper arm, and increase until the sleeve fits you arm, pull it off the needles, try it on... it will all work out.

Emms, I have one question about that... I'm having trouble with gauge, trying to see if I might want to do this. If you have 16 sts over 4 inches (I'm at about 17 sts using size 10 needles and WW yarn), why did you cast on less than 50? I would think you'd cast on more than 50 since you have less sts per inch than recommended...  Huh

Also, for row one, did you still: knit 9, then place the marker, k 8, place marker, knit [[whatever your middle # was instead of 16]], knit 8, pm, knt 9 ... ? Or did you need to modify the amount of sts to start off the front and sleeve parts as well as the back part? Damn, that's more than one question, sorry. lol

I really want to use this pretty violet WW yarn from KnitPicks that I happen to have, but I'm nowhere near gauge and I don't want it to end up being too open of a weave if I keep going up needle sizes.

She used less stitches *because* you need less of them per inch! 40 sts at 4 per inch = 10 inches. If your gauge is 5 sts per inch, you need 50sts to = 10 inches.

For placing the markers you can't use the same number that you do when you have more stitches. If you cast on 10 stitches less, make 2 sts less per section. Front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front is 5 sections time 2 sts = 10

Does that help you understand it better?

sue
3673  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Straight-needle shrug? on: May 02, 2006 11:57:12 AM
Also check out the Anthropologie inspired capelet in this thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0

And the Everyone's doing it Shrug here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48268.0, pattern is here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48268.2

Then there's the Circular shrug http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58497.0 which has the pattern on another site somewhere...

All are knit on straight needles.

sue
3674  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing seams on: April 28, 2006 06:04:54 AM
I've always used whip stitch for seams and they're flat and near enough to invisible that you'd have to look very closely to find them. I even have trouble locating them sometimes if I want to undo/redo something.

sue
3675  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gauge problem on: April 26, 2006 07:50:28 AM
Either use a larger needle or make a larger size.

sue
3676  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: April 25, 2006 06:48:38 PM
On your next knit row, it will say Ktbl, K1, Ktbl at some point. Stick in the marker after the first Ktbl - so it'll go Ktbl marker K1 Ktbl.

good luck!

Oh thanks for clarifying. I didn't use markers so couldn't say whether it should go before or after the the first ktbl, and didn't have time to look up the pattern.

sue
3677  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: April 25, 2006 08:09:45 AM
soapturtle, yoursis beautiful! I really like the striping.

I started this for real today, and I have a question. I didn't place a marker the first time it told me, because it seemed unneccesscary. Now I'm at the end of section 1 and realized section 2 is all about the markers.  Shocked

So, should I have 3 markers? and if so, where should the third one go?


It's hard to see int he pic, but the pink marker is 3 stitches from the point of the needle

I think in the middle.

sue
3678  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: April 25, 2006 08:08:01 AM
I was going to start on it last night, but I need to find a yarn to use.  I was going to use Simply Soft that I have laying around, I didn't realize it uses bulky weight.

If you have enough of it, several people have used SS doubled and get the bulky weight gauge.

sue
3679  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: April 24, 2006 01:13:37 PM
thanks! i just added two more increase repeats an it's measuring 22 inches, which sounds good to me! am finding this pattern so strangely addictive.

For every increase/drop stitch you have, you'll probably increase by about
 half an inch in width, so you may gain a few more inches.

sue
3680  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Everyone's Doing It Shrug (w/ Link to Free Pattern!!) on: April 24, 2006 06:25:25 AM
hi guys,
sori.its me again bout the drop yarn over.so according to shadkitty,I should just slide the stich off the needle.My question is that when you acually do yarn over,2 stiches are formed instead of 1.So when I drop yarn over,I slide both the stiches off or only 1?Thanx so much.I did fine up to that point.Got confused/Didn't look rite n had to unravel the whole thing n start all over again.Arghhhhh....Thanks guys,for your help

Right, you have two stitches instead of one, then when you get to the next row, slide off the yo and knit the original stitch. This will make all the stitches on that row elongated, which is what makes it lacy-looking. If you drop both stitches everything unravels.

sue
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