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11  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: March 01, 2006 06:30:43 PM
It's eight stiches.  P1, YO, P7.  That YO doesn't include making another stitch, it's simply about moving the yarn to the back of the work.  But when you go to knit the next row, you will be knitting on those YO.

Let's count!  I will add up the stitches to show you how you get all 49, and then show you how the YO create stitches for the next row.

Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2

In other words:
 8, yo, 1, yo, 7, yo, 1, yo, 15, yo, 1, yo, 7, yo, 1, yo, 8


- 8 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 15 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 8 = 49 stitches,  and 8 yo
- so for row one you will have knitted all 49 stitches, and you will also have 8 yo
- on row two, you will be knitting onto these yo for a total of 57 stitches (49 + knitting those 8 yo)
- but remember, on row two, you will be creating another 8 yo!  so each time, you will be increasing your number of stitches by 8 by creating the yo, and then knitting them on the following row
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial! on: February 24, 2006 08:58:02 AM
crnaofca,

So Row 1 of the increases says to do this:

RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yopm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2


All of the red yo's are yarn overs.  The pm's tell you where to put your placemarker (but I never used them).  And everything else is knits and purls.  So what then about the yarn overs?  Let's read the first part of that line in plain words.

Knit two.  Purl six.  Yarn over.  Purl one.  Yarn over.  Purl seven...etc.

So what you will be doing:

Knit two.  Purl six.  Move the yarn to the back of your work, like you would hold the yarn in the back if you were going to knit.  Purl one.  Your yarn is back in front now, so move it to the back again.  Purl seven...

So if you've just make a purl stitch, and your pattern tells you YO, and your next stitch is to purl, then move the yarn to the back.  Alternately, if you've just made a knit stitch, and your pattern tells you YO, and your next stitch is to knit, then move the yarn to the front.

Again, if you need to YO between purl stitches, move the yarn to the back.  If you need to YO between knit stitches, move the yarn to the front.  You only do this once each time the pattern says YO -- don't knit or purl with the yarn like that the whole time.  And remember in this pattern, there is a lonely little purl between two YO:

RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yopm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2

Knit two. Purl six. Yarn over (remember, yarn to the back). Purl ONE.  Yarn over!  Purl seven.  Yarn over.  Purl ONE.  Yarn over.  Purl fifteen............

Hope that helps...
13  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 20, 2006 10:29:54 PM
Oh, and another thing about this project...it helped me to remember that I would have ONE purl stitch in between to yarnovers.  I kept wanting to lump the yarnover and purl into one move, and it was confusing me.  So I had to say to myself,

purl purl purl purlpurl purl purl purrrrrlllllll
YARN OVER! just move the yarn to the back and that's it!
PURL ONCE!
YARN OVER!
Purl purl purl purl!  Remember to count that first purl when counting stitches!

I like to count as I knit to make sure that everything makes sense.  After the second YO, I kept forgetting to count the purl right after that and kept thinking that I was one stitch off.

Anyway...
14  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 20, 2006 10:24:28 PM
To me, and YO is simply:
- bringing the yarn to the front before making a knit stitch OR
- bringing the yarn to the back before making a purl stitch

If you're supposed to do a YO before a knit and a purl stitch (or a purl and a knit stitch), well...I dunno.  I don't think that should happen.  Maybe I'm doing everything wrong anyway. ^_^

I didn't use placemarkers on this project because I knew they'd confuse me.  So I can't help with slipping the PM between YO because I've never used a placemarker before.  Heh heh.
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Half-Binder Planner on: February 19, 2006 09:10:03 PM
Yeah, that link is over two years old.  Unfortunately, I don't have the files saved any longer.  You can create pages in Microsoft Word to print 2 pages/sheet, and make your own customized table for whatever you want -- weekly calendar, to-do lists, etc. Smiley
16  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 19, 2006 08:00:43 PM
I believe that I needed around 360 total yards worsted held together (so 180 yards of length) with size 11 needles.  That's for increasing arms up to 13", short sleeves, and maybe 5" of body length after the armpits.  I dunno if that helps...
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Half-Binder Planner on: February 17, 2006 11:25:04 PM
Ohh, it's amazing that my pictures are still up!  I don't use the 7 x 9 binder for myself anymore because I don't have such an active schedule to keep up with -- it was really useful to me as an assignment tracker and also to coordinate for the groups I was involved in.  I'm still fond of that planner format, though, because it's easy to print things out on half sheets and make the binder completely customized.
18  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 14, 2006 11:01:22 PM
Oohh, I've been using Simply Soft with two strands held together on size 11 needles.  Maybe I'll try just one strand as the weather gets warmer.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pitiful Bears/Sloths on: February 08, 2006 02:42:21 PM
Aww, no wonder they loved them, the bears look so happy & pleased with themselves!! Like...tada, here I am, love me and my swanky scarf!!
lol, that's exactly what I was thinking!  I love them all. Smiley
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled hand bag on: February 08, 2006 10:38:04 AM
Oh, okay!

Well, if you want to have more space/longer handles, you can just cast on more stitches than you did to originally make the bag, for one.
- Let's say your bag is 60 stitches wide on one side.  When you're ready to do your handles, you might knit 5, bind off 50, and knit 5.  Then on the next row, you could knit 5, single cast on 50 (or more than 50 here to make your handles longer), and knit 5 to finish the row.
- Those 5 stitches that you knit on either side to anchor the handles?  The less of these anchoring stitches you have, the more stretch your handles may have.  More stretch, longer handles.  Actually, my single cast ons always seem too loose and floppy, so if your single cast on is too loose like mine, you might not need to cast on extra stitches to make longer handles.
If the body if your bag is heavier than your handles can support, your cast on edge might stretch out, so your handles will be longer.
- The number of "anchor" stitches you have can affect this
- Also the type of yarn you're using (some will sag more, or others will have more elasticity and will bounce back despite the stretching)
- The type of stitch you use will also affect the stretch (you might use seed stitch if you want more stability/less stretch: http://icklenet.com/blog/images/little_purse.jpg)

Hope that helps, and sorry if I told you stuff you already know!
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