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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / short row shaping, BO, neck shaping...all kinda problems!! on: December 02, 2006 10:05:24 PM
Asymmetrical Coat pattern by Helen Hamann from Elann

I'm becoming very frustrated with this pattern after finding several oddities and mistakes, which were corrected and reprinted. So here are the instructions on the pattern that I'm frustrated with:

Left shoulder shaping: On RS row, work in patt to 7 sts before end of row, w/t. Next RS row: Work in patt to 7 sts before last wrapped st, w/t. Next RS row: Work in patt to 8 sts before last wrapped st, w/t - Left shoulder shaping has been completed. Set aside left shoulder sts on stitch holder.
Back neck shaping: Rep first RS row from left shoulder shaping 4 more times - Back neck shaping has been completed.
Right shoulder shaping: Rep second RS row from left shoulder shaping twice, then first RS row from left shoulder shaping once -- Right shoulder shaping has been completed. K all sts, working the wrap tog with the wrapped st. Set aside right shoulder sts on stitch holder.

My question is: what do i do with the stitches left over from the back neck? I'm told to put the left and right shoulder stitches on a stitch holder, but what about the neck stitches? Later, there is no mention of any kind of BO. It tells me to graft the sts from the left and right shoulder shaping to the right and left front pieces. Where does that leave the neck shaping? Bah! I need to finish this for my mom before Christmas, but I keep running into obstacles. Sad
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Do I use provisional cast-on or no? on: October 15, 2006 09:26:18 AM
I just bought the asymmetrical coat pattern from Elann. At the beginning of the pattern, it lists provisional cast-on as one of the techniques used, but it doesn't specify when to use it anywhere in the pattern. So I assumed I was supposed to always use it. BUT, do I still need to use it on say, the bottom hem? I think the purpose of the provisional is to sew the seams together later, but the hem of the coat on the bottom won't be sewn to anything and nothing will be added later, so what's the point in using provisional?

I wanna get started on this, but I'm stuck on cast-on!!! Anyone know what I should do?

Edit: I forgot to mention that in the instructions for the provisional cast-on, it says: When ready to work stitiches in the opposite direction, transfer stitches to a needle and remove the waste yarn by pulling the tail of the chain.

It never asks me to work the stitches in the opposite direction. Ever. So is there any point in doing this?
23  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Asymmetrical Coat KAL? on: October 06, 2006 01:38:06 PM
I ordered the yarn to make the Asymmetrical Coat for my mom for Christmas. It was a BOATLOAD of $$$, but my mom is gonna love it Smiley. Anyone wanna join me? You have to order the yarn to get the pattern:

http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Sierra+Aran&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=40
24  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Accidentally on Purpose Tunic? on: September 29, 2006 10:30:17 PM
I knitted Accidentally on Purpose a while back but frogged it cause it was too big. Now I'm redoing it and I'm thinking about lengthening it to make it tunic length, maybe wear it with a belt. Anyone tried this? If not, do you guys think it would look ok?
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting magazine or book internship? on: September 16, 2006 12:35:06 PM
Hey, does anyone know any knitting magazine or book publishers in NYC who offer internships? Doesn't matter if it's paid or unpaid, I just need it for credit in my publishing graduate program. Thanks!!!
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Old Navy boho shoulder hobo bag pattern on: April 01, 2006 06:30:08 PM
Has anyone seen the new Old Navy bags?
http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=12815&pid=383310&scid=383310042

I want to make one. Yeah, I could buy it, but every time I buy a bag from Old Navy, three dozen other people have the same bag. I looked up hobo bags on tutes, but I couldn't find any that are similar. I like the wide, lengthy straps. I see they have a seam right down the middle of the strap. I'm not really understanding how this works. Anyone?
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Elann Flower Petal Shawl on: March 26, 2006 06:42:01 PM


This was knitted using Elann.com's flower petal shawl pattern and their cozy alpaca yarn.
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