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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: July 08, 2007 02:52:17 PM
Okay - I'm working on the Best Friend Cardigan using the free instructions from the Canadian Living site.  I am SO CLOSE to being done, but have thoroughly confused myself and am hoping so fabulous person here will take pity on me.

So I've finished most of the knitting on the sweater and have come to the part where I am supposed to sew the shoulder seams.  I'm assuming that I have to take the two front pieces and seam them to the 10 back stitches that are on the holder.  Is this correct?

EDIT:  This is actually NOT correct!  I figured it out awhile after I posted this.  You don't actually seam the front pieces to the back using the 10 back stitches on the holder.  You seam them to the shoulder seam decreases to the left and right of the sts on the holder.  I just kept re-reading the directions for the back when it hit me what the decreases at the top were for. Smiley  I think the bulky stitches had me confused. Smiley

If this is correct, then I have two serious problems:

Problem 1:  I am knitting the medium size and each of the two fronts each has six stitches on it.  6 st X 2 pieces = 12 st.  Which is greater than the number of stitches I have on the holder for the back: 10 st.   Huh?!

Problem 2:  If I seam the front pieces to the back using the stitches on the holder, the stitches will be 'used up' at that point and no longer on the holder and not available for me to use later when I'm picking up stitches for the collar.   When I look at the errata for this sweater on the Classic Elite page,  it says when you knit the collar to pick up stitches from the Right Front Neck Edge, 10 STITCHES FROM THE HOLDER ON THE BACK, and then pick up stitches from the Left Front Neck Edge.   ACK! Brain melting...

PLEASE show me the error of my ways.  I like to think that I'm a pretty seasoned knitter  but I am totally stumped here.    Hopefully my rambling makes sense.  If not, I can post some pictures that should make it all painfully clear.

Thanks in advance!!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Wicked Sweater on: February 06, 2007 03:10:24 PM
Yay!  Howdy fellow Louisville knitter!

Cute sweater too.  Love the green color with your red hair.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Top Down Raglan...along... on: January 14, 2007 08:40:53 AM
Woohoo!! Finally finished this baby up.



I used Patons Classic Merino Wool in black.  More details over at my bloggy blog.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cropped jacket/blazer thing?!!?!@ on: January 13, 2007 12:33:47 PM
There's a pattern from Phildar that might be what you're looking for!
Here's a link to a knit-along for the pattern:
http://phildarswingjacketkal.blogspot.com/
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Top Down Raglan...along... on: December 04, 2006 09:20:52 AM
Dayum, spirals!  That is one hot sweater.  Love the stripes and the hood.

And is that a Slayer poster in the background?  Niiiiice.  [I wish there was an emoticon of a little guy throwing up the horns.]

treb -- how many balls of yarn did you need?

I have five balls and I'm only my third ball right now with a sleeve and a half to go.  That should be plenty, right?

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Top Down Raglan...along... on: December 03, 2006 06:13:56 PM

its beautiful!!! the shape is lovely... cant waite to see it done.. which kind of yarn were you using again? it looks like it knits up really nice!

It's Patons Classic Wool in black.  I got it for a song awhile back when Michael's was having a sale on it.  Yay yarn sales!

is that moss stitch on the bottom band?

It's seed stitch.  Which may be the same thing as moss stitch?  It's K P K P... on the first row and then on the next row you knit the purls and purl the knits.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Top Down Raglan...along... on: December 03, 2006 12:52:02 PM
Howdy knitters!  Thought I'd post a picture of the progress that I've made on my top-down.

Just one and a half more sleeves and then it is on to the neck.  I'm thinking something loose and turtleneck-y, but am not sure how to do that, so we'll see!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt cloche on: November 18, 2006 06:54:44 AM
It's adorable!!  I need to take a second look at this pattern!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Top Down Raglan...along... on: November 10, 2006 05:15:46 PM
I'm in! I'm in! 

I just started my sweater using this un-pattern a few weeks ago with some plain black merino (Patons Classic Wool).  I am about 6 inches in to the neck-ish part.  Smiley  I have a few more inches to go before I reach the arm part. 

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Stripey Top Down Raglan on: November 05, 2006 01:07:47 PM
Fabulous!  I'm working on a raglan sweater using just this un-pattern from WoolWorks right now!  I'm only a few inches into the neckline.  Mine will be rather boring though, since I'm doing it all in a black merino yarn.  Wish I'd thought of stripes!
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