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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Rolling stockinette Q on: September 15, 2008 06:30:36 AM
I'm knitting a cardigan (Mrs. Darcy to be specific).  The bottom of the sweater is basically about 20 rows of stockinette followed by about 20 rows of twisted rib, then switches back to stockinette for the rest of the sweater.

I'm noticing that the first 20 rows of stockinette along the bottom of the sweater are curling up.  I know that stockinette does this, but I didn't notice it happening for any of the other people that knitted Mrs. Darcy.  Am I doing something wrong?  Is it fixable by blocking at this point?  Since it's a cardigan, I made it larger so I don't think the FO will stretch enough around my hips to prevent curling up.  Should I start over and modify the pattern somehow?  I don't want to wear it that way, and I've got a LOT more to knit!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / ever heard of hobo gloves? on: January 07, 2008 09:19:34 PM
My boyfriend used to have a pair of mittens that he called his "hobo gloves" and he misses them dearly.  They were gloves with individual fingers that stopped halfway up.  Then there was this flap, like the top of a mitten, that came over the exposed fingers and buttoned closed.
EDIT:  Here is a picture of what I mean (girl version)
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=689BD16810E9135FDEA9520B608037B9.app11-node4?cross-sell=true&color=72&navAction=poppush&navCount=32&parentid=W_ACC_GLOVES&id=13445192

Does anyone know of a pattern that's anything remotely close to this?  He's been asking me to try and knit something up, and I'm thinking it would be a perfect v-day present if I can pull it off.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / This Anthropologie vest is adorable (and knit-able?) on: January 09, 2007 09:34:48 AM
Isn't this little vest cute?

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/81176lemon_drop_vest.jpg
(I can't post pics yet, but trust me, it's cute!!)

I don't think I know enough about knitting yet to take a shot at a knockoff, but maybe it inspires one of you talented people!

I was trying to think my way through it, and I wondered if it would be easier to make the little white hearts by carrying the yarn vertically instead of across the rows.  So at first, you'd start with a separate white strand at every inch or so.  Then as you knit across, you would only use each white strand once per row...does that make sense?  Seems like this would use a lot less yarn and make the inside of the vest a lot neater, even though there would be a lot of ends to weave in.

And if I worked it in the round from the bottom up, I bet it wouldn't be too hard to create that scoop neck by simply binding off a stitch or two each row as I went along...or would I k2tog?

If you go to Anthropologie's page, you can zoom in, which might help:
http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=12901&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=323&iMainCat=314
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Hockey Sock Yarn? on: December 07, 2006 11:22:16 AM
Hi everybody!!
I want to knit some hockey socks.  I think worsted wool will get pretty gross after a while, so I wanted to use a rayon and cotton blend, like what commercial hockey socks are made of.  Unfortunately, I can't seen to find any rayon/cotton blend yarn that isn't a fuzzy/sparkly novelty type of thing.  Does anyone know where I could find this? Any suggestions for another yarn I could use that has that sort of tough/plasticky quality?

Also, I'm planning on knitting a skull and crossbones in them, but I've never tried to do intarsia while knitting in the round.  Is this a bad idea?  Should I knit them flat in stockinette and then stitch up the sides?  (Hockey socks are essentially just tubes by the way - they don't have feet.)
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