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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / simple brioche lace scarf with pattern on: November 21, 2007 04:23:23 PM
I wanted to make a simple lace scarf that wouldn't require me to count or look at a pattern while I was working on it. I started it in the spring, abandoned it for the summer and recently decided to finish it.  Please ignore the goofy face I'm making... my husband always takes pictures when I'm not ready.





This is the pattern:

1 ball of Crystal Palace Kid Merino
US 11 needles

cast on 30 sts

k in garter stitch for 4 inches

switch to brioche rib: k1, k the st below the 1 on the needle dropping st off left needle as usual *repeat to last 2 st, k2

continue in brioche rib for 50 inches

k in garter stitch for 4 inches

bind off

After blocking, the scarf measures about 66" x 8.5"
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / GIANT gauge sweater in Sept. Vogue on: September 07, 2007 04:43:01 PM
I laughed when I first saw this... but now I kinda want one.  Any idea where to find yarn that thick?  Would I measure the gauge in stitches per foot?  Side note: it says in the corner it's $3675!!



There's also a scarf, that I would never wear, but it might make a cool-looking blanket.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / little girl armwarmers on: May 25, 2007 11:03:04 AM
Just finished these recently for a coworker's 3-year-old daughter.  I can't remember the name of the yarn, but it's a sport weight wool/acrylic blend in a 1x1 rib.  The flowers are felted 100% wool.



4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / mirror/key holder made from old medicine cabinet door on: April 15, 2007 10:42:23 AM
This was so easy, it barely feels like I made something.  I got the idea from here: http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/refind/5.html.

I started with an old medicine cabinet door...



... added screw eyes and picture hanging wire on the back...





... and added hooks on the front!  Now it's hanging next to my front door so we have all our keys in one organized place.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need a very basic tank top pattern on: March 08, 2007 10:00:56 AM
Anyone know of one?  I found a cable stitch pattern in a book that I really want to use on a tank top, but I need a basic pattern for the shaping.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FOs: Fetching and Anthropologie capelet on: March 03, 2007 10:29:54 AM
I know these are two really popular patterns, but I'm really happy with  how they turned out and figured I'd post them anyway.

The first is Fetching (from Knitty, of course.)  I made these in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk and they are sooo soft.



The other is the Anthropologie capelet posted at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0.  I made it in Garnstudio Eskimo yarn, which is soft, warm wool.  It's much more teal than it looks in the pictures.  I didn't like where it originally ended on me, so I pulled out the ribbing and added 8 more rows of stockinette before redoing the ribbing.



7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crochet stitch book? on: February 01, 2007 07:25:55 PM
Hello crocheters...  I'm a knitter who has never crocheted and I need your help!  I work for a snowboard clothing company and I'm designing knit and crocheted beanies.  I don't actually have to come up with a pattern; I just have to be able to show or explain to the factory what I want.  Sooo... my question is if you know of a good book that illustrates a bunch of crochet stitches.  I don't need any patterns, just stitches.  Similar to the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, if you've seen that.  Thank you!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / weird fit of Twinkletoes from Knitty Winter '06 on: January 08, 2007 11:56:55 AM
I just finished one Twinkletoes slipper. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTtwinkletoes.html  I love it, but it fits kind of weird and I'm reluctant to start the other one.  It just seems kind of big and I especially wish the back edge was 1" shorter.  I wear shoe size 7 1/2, which I think is pretty average, so it's not like I have tiny feet.  Has anyone else made these yet?  Maybe blocking will help??  (I used Rowan Soft Baby, which is 50% wool, 30% nylon and 20% cotton.  I know the wool and cotton can shrink, but not the nylon.)  As a last resort, maybe someone has an idea as to how to alter the pattern to make the back shorter, but I'd really rather not frog it.  Any advice is appreciated.



9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / what to do with Rowan Soft Baby??? on: November 22, 2006 11:51:24 AM
Some one gave me a ball of Rowan Soft Baby http://www.knitrowan.com/html/yarns_results_new.asp?groupcode=96&weight=null&spec=null&guage=null and I love it, but I don't know what to make with it!  I haven't found a pattern I like that uses such a small guage.  Any ideas?  Or just somewhere online where I can find patterns by guage?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / shrinking slightly-too-big hat?? on: November 15, 2006 08:17:11 PM
I recently finished a hat that I really love, but it's just a little bit too big.  It's not bad enough to make it worth unravelling, but since it's 100% wool, I was thinking maybe I could shrink it a little.  I don't want to felt it, and I also don't want to end up with a too-small hat.  Has anyone tried this?  Any advice?
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