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1  Chloe inspired neck warmer w/ pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: November 15, 2007 11:09:54 PM


My sister made this neck warmer from the cable chart I made out of this Chloe hooded cardi.
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/24179

She is an art student in New York and she whipped this up out of necessity, from Rowanspun Aran left over from her previous project and some recycled buttons from an old coat - hence the name in the pattern Tongue

By the way, the cables seem to be have been worked every 6th rows in the original cardi, not 4th rows as I put it.

I myself plan to make a hoodie out of this chart Smiley

We also decided to try publishing the pattern in PDF format - you can download it here Tongue
http://www.niangii.net/link/neck_warmer.pdf
The file's quite big for its content... we tried to size it down, but for some reason we couldn't.

Anyway, it's my first attempt at writing a pattern and I'm excited!

Edited: You can queue it on Ravelry!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/financially-challenged-persons-neck-warmer
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2  Ene's Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: October 18, 2007 07:59:20 PM




Knitting this was so fun that I finished it in less than a week!
The yarn is Rowanspun 4 ply in colorway Reed - the yarn screamed to be Ene other than any other lace shawl pattern I had on my mind.
I like the finished product so much and have been wearing it to work everyday since I finished it Grin

By the way, I finally got an invitation to Ravelry a few days ago! I've been hanging around there ever since, and I'm constantly surprised at what it offers!
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3  Provincial Waistcoat in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: October 08, 2007 12:01:31 AM


I finished Provincial Waistcoat from IK winter 2006!
The yarn is chunky acrylic/wool blend from Korean yarn market.
I actually tend to think the design looks better in this yarn than in the one used in the book, doesn't it?  Grin

I'm satisfied with the overall fit, but in fact I got the "Cross 2" pattern all wrong. The pattern direction was confusing, and I guess "knit same st" should be "knit same st in the back" instead? It's actually the same pattern with the one used in "my so-called scarf" but they put it the opposite way Sad I didn't find out exactly what I was doing wrong until I got past the armholes, and I chose to continue in the wrong pattern.



Close-up of buttons. Oh, how I love them! Picking the right buttons has never been an easy task for me, and I'm quite proud of myself for picking these out.
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4  Re: Road to Golden, Fall 07 Knitscene in Knitalongs by niangii on: September 04, 2007 11:49:51 PM


My final swatch! I'm so happy with it!
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5  Re: Road to Golden, Fall 07 Knitscene in Knitalongs by niangii on: September 04, 2007 06:48:43 PM
Thanks, superstitch and D.I.Winer!
What you two have said is pretty much what I've thought myself, and I came up with second swatch, which I like much much better. Doing two repeats really helped me get an idea of how the pattern would look on the sweater!

My major problem was that the color choice was very limited for this yarn - about ten colors in all. Given that, I'm pretty satisfied with what I've managed Smiley

I'm thinking of replacing the grey with the beige, and vice versa, to make the brown part of the repeat pop out more. One more swatch, and I'm off to get more yarn!

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6  Re: Road to Golden, Fall 07 Knitscene in Knitalongs by niangii on: September 02, 2007 09:53:43 PM


Here's my first swatch for the sweater. I'm not sure if I like it or not, so I bought a couple more colors to knit some more swatches. What do you think?
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7  A few months' worth of FOs (very IMG heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: August 28, 2007 12:53:24 AM


Eunny's Endpaper Mitts in Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply



My second Deep V Argyle Vest for my sister, modeled by sister herself. I recalculated the whole thing, but I made a mistake with the shoulder width and it's a tad bit wider than I'd have liked...



Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style in some sport weight wool. A little bit big would've been better, but I got so impatient in the end Sad



Butterfly from Rowan 37, in Kidsilk Haze Chill sans beads. It took me just a little more than one ball. I had so much fun knitting this and felt almost sad when I finished it.. I'm planning to knit this in a dress version in Kidsilk Night sometime.




Prairie Tunic from Interweave Knits Spring 2006.
I made this shorter without the openings on the sides.



Jaywalkers, my first pair of socks! The yarn is Marion's sock yarn a fellow blogger had kindly given to me. I had absolutely no idea about socks sizing, and it came out small and I can barely force my feet into them  Cry I like the results nevertheless and I enjoyed making them, but it's just too bad that in Korea you hardly need to wear a woolen socks..



Orangina in some mercerized cotton yarn. Smart and easy pattern!




Daylight from Rowan Kasbah Collection in Summer Tweed, shade Ghost.




Manon from Berroco pattern book Norah Gaughan Vol.1 knit with Rowan All Seasons Cotton in Military, fresh off the needles. I didn't really like those little chain stitches on the seams, so I grafted all the ribbing except the center back one. I enjoyed making this, but I'm not sure if I'll get a lot of wear out of it.
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8  $1.50 Cardi in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: May 19, 2007 07:12:58 PM
It's Dollar and a Half Cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring 2007.
The yarn is some acrylic/cotton blend.
I followed the pattern exactly except the buttonholes, which I made by a sturdier one-row method I learned from Equestrian Blazer pattern.
I also went down two needle sizes when knitting the rev st panels to prevent the "michelin man" effect.
For some unknown reasons I couldn't get myself interested enough in knitting this, and I'm so glad that I can move on to another project now!

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9  Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: May 06, 2007 09:57:07 PM
It's Phyllo Yoked Pullover from Knitting Nature.
My gauge was tighter in both sts and rows, but I just went for it for the sweater seemed huge with 4 1/2" ease. I followed the pattern exactly, except for the sleeves where I added extra 1 1/2" for my long arms and redid the math.
It took me 7 and a half balls of Rowan Calmer (in Blush), a little more than estimated in the pattern, obviously because of the tighter gauge.




I like the pattern, especially the clever yoke construction. The yoke chart seemed confusing at first but it made sense easilly once I actually started to knit from it.

I don't see why it has to be knit back and forth, but I don't mind, for I get bored easily by working st st in the round.

One thing I don't like, is that the photos in the pattern fail to show the little "cuts" you inevitably get in the sides when you pick up sts from the front shaping. Knitting in the round and doing short rows in the back instead might prevent them?

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10  Tubey! in Knitting: Completed Projects by niangii on: April 17, 2007 02:26:33 AM
Knitty's Tubey done!
It was BORING BORING BORING to knit, but I really like the result, and I'm sure I'll get to wear it a lot. I already forgot about the boredom enough to think of knitting another!

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