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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Scarf Pattern suggestions for unique woven variegated handspun/handdyed? on: November 27, 2006 02:54:24 PM
You might try the advice I found on elann.com: knit with 2 strands of yarn from your skein(s) so that you can control the color look of the variegated dye pattern more easily (wish I had known sooner; I went back & forth as usual and now my sweater's variegated pattern is very thin and mixed-looking in places).

Do you have a link to where this is posted?  I don't fully get what you are trying to say in terms of controlling the color look (probably cuz I'm a newbie and not used to working with variegated stuff)...
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Scarf Pattern suggestions for unique woven variegated handspun/handdyed? on: November 26, 2006 07:52:56 PM
I found this great etsy seller with very unique variegated yarns (not affiliated!) and I want to buy some and make a scarf out of it.  What'd be a good pattern for this type of yarn that'd best show off it's "full potential" (see below)??  I'm inclined to think that anything too complicated wouldn't show off the yarn enough...

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=207214
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knit purse....with celtic knot design?? on: March 02, 2006 09:18:08 AM
beautiful!  How big is the bag?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL on: March 02, 2006 09:16:41 AM
okay, so i understand the "k1p1" row. hah. however, then it says the next row is "p1, sl1yf", which I understand, however, do you purl a purl stitch? or purl a knit stitch?

purl 1 (with the yarn forward- so a real purl stitch), then, KEEPING THE YARN FORWARD, slip one knitwise.  So basically on this whole row, the yarn is held forward.  At least that's what I did, and it matches up nicely with everyone else's models.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted Boots My Sister Made Me !!!!!!!! on: February 22, 2006 10:19:22 PM
those are hot- and so much cuter than real mukluks!
I'm also curious about the traction on the bottoms of your boots- are these primarily going to be worn indoors, or will you be venturing outside with these too?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL on: February 22, 2006 10:09:00 PM
I'm finished!  It was my knitting olympics project.  600 yards of Bernat Satin in Mocha.  My first non-scarf thing (even though this was knit in a panel).  My first attempt at seaming, my first project with real increasing and decreasing, my first item I'm keepin' all for myself!

More details on my blog.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL on: February 18, 2006 02:45:08 PM
ahh roadblock!  For some reason, I got it in my head that it was only 15" of mock rib instead of 20".  I've since then gone on to increase and done 2" of the final k2p2 rib section.  Am deciding whether or not (and how) to frog the ribbed section and add 5" to the mock rib section.  I'm a shorty (5'3" or so) so maybe I can get away with less mock rib?  I know it depends on how long I want my shrug to be in the back... and I'm thinking I want it slightly longer.  boo for frogging.  Especially when I have a time deadline (knitting olympics!) to meet!

questions:
- if I decide to frog back to the mock rib, what's the best way to do this?  Just un-knit everyting?  Or take the needles out, rip carefully, and re-insert once I get to the mock rib?
- also for those of you who ironed your shrugs (I too am using acrylic and can't block it), how did you do it?  Put the iron right on the yarn, or cover it with something before ironing?  I need to get rid of my curly mock rib edges!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled hand bag on: February 09, 2006 08:43:59 PM
ooh, i <3, i <3!  Must get this on my needles pronto.  The pattern reminds me of the irish hiking scarf.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn so pretty I nearly wept.... on: February 09, 2006 08:40:58 PM
forget about the prettiness of the colourway (though, admitted, you've piqued my interest and I want to see this in person now!)... what about the softness?  ahhhh malabrigo is my fav so far for ultimate soft, "i want to pet this skein" yarns!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: One Skein Stirling Cloche on: February 09, 2006 08:13:23 PM
love the shaping on that!  it looks great!
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