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3741  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.

3742  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.

3743  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.

3744  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.

3745  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!

3746  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


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?

3747  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.

3748  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 22, 2006 07:23:27 AM
Quote from: litlnemo link=topic=25312.msg762765#msg762765

Are you using the turquoise/blue colorway? That was the one I was using. It looked like this:
[img width=240 height=180

It would make a nice summer version of the Clapotis.

Yeah that's the color. It's very pretty, and I figure with it being alpaca/silk it'll be warm enough for a scarf.

3749  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 21, 2006 05:07:22 PM

Yeah, I was using the Shimmer as well, on 8s. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice fabric -- but I didn't like working with such fine yarn. It's still partly finished, and I am not sure what I am going to do with it... I can't quite bear to rip it back, but I don't really want to finish it either. Smiley

I think triple-stranded with Shimmer would be lovely.

I'll try to remember to let you know how it works. It better dammit! I want another in blues, and I don't know what else to make it out of.

3750  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: February 21, 2006 10:02:00 AM
I was working on one for a while that was lace-weight, double-stranded. It was very light, even double-stranded. Eventually I decided I wanted to go the more "traditional" route, and started a new one with the yarn the pattern calls for... so far that weight seems to be a bit closer to what I imagined.

The lightweight one would have been nice, but it wasn't what I wanted.

I wouldn't want to use lace-weight yarn single-stranded for a Clapotis, I think.

I got two hanks of Knitpicks Shimmer to make one double stranded, but even on size 8s it was pretty thin (and too tedious for me to use needles that small). So I ordered another skein to do it tripled on #10s and we'll see how that turns out. It could be done with a single strand, but you'd have to use something like #3 needles and would have an awful lot of stitches to knit!

And to artsygal, the two stranded laceweight would be just great for Californians. You could get two skeins of Shimmer for about $9.50 plus $2 shipping. And throw in a couple skeins of something else for yourself at the same time....  Wink

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