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3741  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fisherman Shrug from Knit It? on: March 06, 2006 11:25:11 AM
The gauge is for the larger needles, so try that. There's a lot of errors in the pattern, including the diagrams, so look at the knitter's review board for corrections, and also at the Lion Brand website.

sue
3742  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein Wonder Pattern? on: March 04, 2006 03:53:57 PM
Yep, you're supposed to buy the pattern, she's the author of it and deserves some compensation. However, you may be able to figure it out yourself by reading the threads on it. I've come up with a cardi/shrug pattern by combining ideas from the OSW, the anthropologie capelet and one of elann's raglan shrug patterns. I just keep re-doing it until it looks like I want. Wink I like what I've got know, but it's too big in the neck and armholes so it looks like I'm going to do it `one more time'. Then I'm going to redo one I did last summer the same way.

sue
3743  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitpicks Yarn!!! on: March 04, 2006 08:23:14 AM
And I can't imagine myself making anything using the colors of Shine Worsted.  Plus, I hope that the grass is the same shade as the sport-weight because I am really annoyed with how many lines come in a color called "Grass" when they're all totally different shades of green.  Can't they get a bit more creative in the naming?

I think they're using the same dye color, but because the different yarn fibers they take the color differently. That's why you get the differnt variation in color with different yarns.

sue
3744  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I have no idea what im doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: February 28, 2006 06:15:52 PM

7) That one isn't so clear.  You're supposed to do the decreases until there's 56 stitches, but I don't know what "every round until 7" " means.

I don't have the book, but it looks like it means to do the dec round 3 times until you have 56 stitches, then do the decrease round *every* round until there's 7 stitches left. (I guess when you first start decreasing, you only do it every other row or every 4th round or something? That makes it taper gradually.) Then you're left with the 7 stitches which you pull the end of the yarn through.

sue
3745  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Beginners knitalong anyone? on: February 28, 2006 05:55:47 PM
Most people knit with a different tension on their knit and purl stitches. Which is why if you ever make something seamless on circulars or double pointed needles, to check the gauge the same way because knitting flat, you might get a different one.

I never knits swatches because I usually don't use the same yarn or needle size the pattern calls for. I knit by size, rather than gauge.

sue
3746  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Beginners knitalong anyone? on: February 28, 2006 12:00:37 PM
So far I cast on and knit 1 row. But- there is a mistake already, part of the yarn didn't get on the needle for one stitch. Any way to correct that easily or should I start over?

If you can figure out the mistake you could unpick the stitches back to that point and fix it. But since you've only done one row. it might be easier to start over.

sue
3747  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Beginners knitalong anyone? on: February 27, 2006 06:47:38 AM
Check out the Panta knitalong http://www.panta-along.blogspot.com/ There's a couple threads here about it. Should be good for beginners, it's a rib pattern which uses both knit and purl stitches.

sue
3748  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 24, 2006 09:11:40 AM
I ran out of yarn with only 24 rows to go, which means one tiny little corner of Clapotis. This made me mad not only becasue I had to buy more yarn, but also because I am knitting this for the Knitting Olympics and I am using Lion and Lamb. Not exactly cheap to buy an extra skein for a couple of inches of knitting.

More details on my blog: http://knithole.blogspot.com/

Ooooh. I would have gone back to the increase section and ripped out maybe 20 rows, or two less repeats of it, then knit the end. Or I would have started over again with less increases. But that's me - I'm weird like that!

sue
3749  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 23, 2006 10:23:31 AM
Hi y'all! I am finally in the section where you drop stitches!!! YAY!  Smiley

I have a question tho, I am worried about running out of yarn, and I know that some of you who made it were worried about that too. My question is, in which section did you do less repeats? Section 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Huh

let me know soon, hehe.  Undecided

Emms

It depends if you want it narrower or shorter. For a narrower version, do less repeats in section 2, the increase rows. For a shorter one, do less in section 3, the straight rows.

What yarn are you using, how much (in yardage) and what size needles?

sue
3750  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 23, 2006 07:51:53 AM
litlnemo wrote:

> Ooh! I definitely want to see the finished version, then! 

Progress report....

The third skein came in the mail yesterday, and this morning I got to the straight section. I was able to use the 10.5s and it went *much* faster than using the 8s on two strands, though still a slightly smaller gauge than when I the the Simply Soft ones on the same needles. The only thing I forgot to do (being in a hurry to get started) was to try and start the color varigation at the same point so they'd be somewhat similar, though I'm not sure they would actually have matched up. I now have some sections which are dark on two strands with one aqua strand.   Undecided It's still working out okay though. Should get a fair amount done this afternoon. It's my day off, so after some grocery shopping in a little bit, will have lots of time to work on it later.

sue
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