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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please please help?! on: August 25, 2008 11:34:34 AM
Hmm! All the swatches I've done so far have been at least 25 stitches across and maybe 20 rows down, to try and get a decent middle section! I think I'm going to just risk it on the 5.5, as foolish as it may be! At least then I know I'm only getting 1 extra stitch per inch.. I'm planning to line it with fleece after (to keep out the cold cornish wind!) so if it is a little big, that should help? We'll see! If nothing else, it will be an adventure!

Thanks very much for all your help! It was very very much appreciated.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Please please help?! on: August 25, 2008 10:40:48 AM
I'm using exactly the same yarn as in the pattern.
I'm maybe thinking of just going for a 5.5mm needle, where I get 5 stitches to the inch, and making a smaller size?

Or is that a recipe for disaster?!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Please please help?! on: August 24, 2008 03:35:17 PM
So I wanted to make Knitty's Swell (http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTswell.html) for my sea obsessed boyfriend, who has a birthday coming up...

But I can't get the gauge right! I have swatched on every needle size I have (I'm using the yarn the pattern suggests..) from the 3.25mm suggested by the pattern, right up to a 6mm! Even after I've almost doubled my needle size, the minimum number of stitches I can get it down to is 18.

I can't really go up any more, the fabric's looking loose as it is! I really want to make this, but its driving me crazy! Is there something I'm missing? Am I just being genuinely dense? Any suggestions as to what I could do?

I would be eternally greatfull for any help! Thank you!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owl applique on: June 14, 2008 06:27:35 AM
ooh, I love a good owl!

Nice work.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Chronicles of Narnia Binder Cover on: June 14, 2008 06:14:33 AM
I am a HUGE narnia fan! I wish I could make something like this, it would probably make my life.

Great work!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Augury sheep with real insides! Tell the future, and see too many pictures! on: May 14, 2008 02:43:38 PM
haha, this is absolutely brilliant! well done you.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: *UPDATE* Wonder Woman Jumper- *Now with tute* on: September 06, 2007 09:10:19 AM
This is probably the best jumper, or even just the best THING, that I have ever seen! It's totally worthy of a 'this rocks!'

If it hasn't already been asked before, what yarn did you use? I'd love to have a stab at making this.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: A camisole for Miss Loveday Lemon on page 2 (rag doll) on: September 02, 2007 12:58:17 PM
She is such a pretty doll! I think you've done a great job.
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