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21  Re: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004? in Knitalongs by knittinfiasco on: September 08, 2007 10:05:21 PM
Finished the second sleeve, seamed the other side (the 3-needle bind-off worked like a charm) and have picked up 196 sts on the bottom edge to do a 2x2 rib (not worth the hassle of doing the adjustments for the pattern).

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22  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittinfiasco on: September 07, 2007 01:33:56 PM
Been a quiet swap lately!  Everyone still recovering from labor day or school starting?
I know the US postal service can get bogged down by holiday traffic.  My area's also been disrupted by violent rain.  (rain, rain go AWAY! Angry)

I'll shake things up a bit!

I got my large package!  Grin  Cheesy Smiley  Kiss from Miss Violaceous!

first the group shot:


There's an embroidery kit:

(I pulled this out piece by piece and kept thinking hm... what will this become?--Turns out it's my choice! Grin Thanks for the detailed instructions & some really cool pics! Sorry, ladies, I can't show them off.)  There's a 7 or 8 inch hoop, jeans material, white ?? material, needles, a pencil, 6 different colors to choose from.

Then there's...YARN PORN!
 Grin

Remember that teaser pic Miss Violaceous put up? She's a spinner! This is all handspun, with more to come, she says in the letter (spinning's not easy when it's hot out and you can't get comfortable).

Oooh! I'm going to have to start pattern-hunting!  Grin
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23  Re: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004? in Knitalongs by knittinfiasco on: September 07, 2007 10:38:06 AM
I've attached the right front! Smiley  I've used up 1 skein of Cascade 220 so far, partially used from 2 skeins (nature of the shaping).  I have 5 skeins total, but that's more than enough.  I'm wondering if I can get away with using 4.

I have about 2.5 more repeats before the bind off before the sleeve. I think I'd like to try the 3-needle bind-off for this seam, see if I can't make life easier. 

I'm having fun with this pattern. Smiley


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24  Re: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004? in Knitalongs by knittinfiasco on: September 06, 2007 09:12:23 AM
So I ripped back and started over, this time casting on in the round so that the difficulty of the size 36 chart wouldn't kill me.

Here is the new progress:


To transition from the round to flat for the body, I ended on an odd row, cast on the WS, worked an even row back, cast on the RS, then continued with the chart. (I tried ending on the even & that just ended up reversing the chart--odd rows WS, even rows RS--NOT a good idea!)

I don't know if you can tell from the shot, but I've decided to forgo rows 25-48 because I don't like the look of the transition.  Makes the chart easier to memorize. Smiley

CNP,
Did you ever work out how to lengthen this? I have 1/2 of the left sleeve done, and I love it, but the more I look at the picture, the more I know I'm not going to be able to pull off "cropped."

To lengthen, simply cast on more for sts the body, counting them to match with your pattern repeats +1 for the selvedge st.

Currently mine is a bit longer, but I also didn't increase as much for the sleeves (stopped at 54 sts). I cast on 41 sts. you should be able to guess the length by using the width of your sleeve repeats as a guide/gauge swatch. Smiley

the number of stitches you cast on for the right front is 1/2 your total sts minus (the total of 6+the nunber of stitches you decreased the left front for your size). (for me, that was 136/2 - [6 + 6--for small] = 56sts).
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25  Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong in Knitalongs by knittinfiasco on: September 03, 2007 09:08:21 AM
Time for a WIP pic!


Just did the last dec.  The next rows will be where I add the horizontal cable.  I'm going to be swatching, first.

The LYS employee who helped me sub this yarn is probably spot-on for the yardage for the ribbing on the bottom & sleeves (the horizontal cable will disguise and discernable dyelot differences).  I'm on the 3rd skein and have a 4th for the sleeves.

The garter rib alternative to the regular rib is a great choice (I'm sure a regular rib would not transition well to St st or emphasize hips in an unflattering way), but I don't like how the rev. Stockinette stitch seam stitch behaves (creates that inward pucker).  I think I'll be deleting it from future Eunny Jang patterns I knit.  A stitch marker serves me well. 
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26  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittinfiasco on: August 29, 2007 08:52:59 AM
Here are pictures of teddybearbones' medium package. Smiley (click to see a bigger pic)

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27  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittinfiasco on: August 28, 2007 12:04:48 PM
Heehee! More pics to post.  This is rectangel's medium package!

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28  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittinfiasco on: August 21, 2007 07:35:59 PM
Here are pics of Frozenboogereatr's medium package


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29  Re: Secret Craftster swap (Round 3) Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by knittinfiasco on: August 21, 2007 11:04:27 AM
glittergirl94 received today from:


(yummy! Aren't you jealous? And this is only the beginning).

Who is her Secret Craftster?  Well, she needs to unscramble the cookies...
Okay, now she knows, I can post that pic. Smiley


In the meantime, there's this very cool, very big:

(um. I'm not quite sure what it's intended for, but...) here's a close-up!
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30  Re: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004? in Knitalongs by knittinfiasco on: August 17, 2007 12:00:35 AM
I found a pile of knitting magazines on the way home the other day (that's right, just sitting there with a free sign!) and one of the mags was the IK Fall 2004 edition. I totally fell in love with the sideways spencer, so I'm excited to see other people are loving it too!

Lucky you! Smiley  It's a very hard-to-find issue.

Update on progress.  Found the proscribed charting for the 36" size too much a headache, so I modified. Liked it better as a single-direction cable in the waves, so I modified that, too. Smiley

Color isn't true to life, but that's okay.

(imageshack seems to have eaten the pic from the first time I uploaded).
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