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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: October 18, 2006 09:35:13 AM
I'm chugging along with this thing, slowly but surely. I'm halfway through the second sleeve and I have to order another ball of KSH! Anyway, I had two revelations last night:

1. there is really no point in going through the effort of the slip, knit, psso. you might as well just knit two together instead - the results are practically identical. Try it! I think i would have knitted this thing in HALF THE TIME if I had done that.

2. it would have been worth it to account for the one-stitch offset that the increases cause in the lace stripes. It would just mean that anytime you have an increase or decrease in a lace stripe, just knit two on either end of the row instead of one for the rows that follow the increase/decrease row (or vice versa, knit one instead of two). So little effort. Granted, no one will notice. But I think the result would have been a touch neater.

3. i am actually tempted to knit another one of these in another color. It would be so easy now that I have the method down. Scary! I should probably finish this one before I start thinking about another!

Anyway, here are some recent pics:
http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/off%20the%20needles/aimeeblur.jpg
http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/off%20the%20needles/aimeesleevedetail.jpg
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: August 11, 2006 02:19:00 PM
oh, my Aimee is coming along quickly --- after a six month hiatus. Better late than never. here's my front and back:

just a couple of sleeves left! I'm so excited - aimee is my first adult sweater. And it's for ME.

The way I finally got through it is thinking like this: Aimee is just lace and stockinette stripes. Lace = single yarn size 7's = one knit row, four rows of "row 2" as written in pattern, one purl row. Stockinette = double yarn size 5's= 6 rows of regular old stockinette. And then I ignored the pattern and followed my chart which you can get here: http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/AimeeAddendum.pdf  I dunno if my funny looking chart will make it easier for anyone except me, and i'm sure it can be improved. If anyone out there actually uses it, let me know if it helped at all.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: January 27, 2006 12:40:16 PM
wow, thanks for getting back to me on this crazy pattern! I was soooooo frustrated.I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees issues with it.

And I think your suggestions are great... using rows 4&5 as the basic lace stitch, and also switching the single yarns halfway through the lace pattern to have two small hanging loops instead of one big one.

So after seeing your comments, lisascenic and KerryBerry, I just spent SEVERAL hours trying to figure this thing out...... and I think I was successful. Just to prove how crazy I am, I posted a pdf with a chart of this section of the pattern... see my web site: http://www.jessie-in-stitches.com/AimeeAddendum.pdf

Now all I have to do is knit it!!!!!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: January 25, 2006 02:59:07 PM
Okay, let me be more specific, if i can... (thanks for your help!) you'll see I'm pretty confused.

Order of events:
-- the first time you do the pattern repeat you just follow the directions; you knit rows 1-6 as written for the lace, then 6 more with two decrease rows for the stockinette. I did that part okay.
-- then it says, "cont in patt, dec 1 st at each end of 3rd row". Of course the 3rd row HAS a decrease in it already as written. And am I supposed to do all 12 rows before moving on to the next bit...
-- then it says, "work 9 rows, ending with a WS row". I guess my question is where am I at this point? did I just do a whole repeat? Or am I starting after the 3rd row with the decrease.
-- then it says, "inc 1 st at each end of next and every following 4th row..." but does that mean every 4 rows, or does it mean every row #4 in the 12 row repeat?

Oy vay! Can you see where my confusion lies? It's actually funny how hard it is to describe your own confusion. It's confusing!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knit AIMEE with me? on: January 25, 2006 12:54:37 PM
Hello knitting folk

I am knitting Aimee and finding it mighty confusing! The first pattern repeat was fine but the rest with all the modifications are confusing. Can anyone shed some light on it for me? Anyone having similar problems?

Thanks
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