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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2006 08:53:22 AM »

It looks like there's a time portal in the floor or something. o_O

I was thinking the same thing! lol. This looks awesome. I wish I had a baby just so I could make one of these....Maybe I'll make one anyway. lol.  Roll Eyes


you could always make an adult-sized version of the blanket.  I know that lion brand has a similar blanket pattern out.

since i liked how this blanket turned out, i actually went back to jo-anne's and bought 3 skeins of the same yarn in this hot pink color, so that i could knit an adult sized version of the blanket.
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2006 09:56:51 AM »

I'm having the worst time with this blanket.  Angry I've started it a bunch of times and used everyone's suggestions but still can't get it right.  One thing I'm having trouble with is the part where you need to yo to get 20 stitches.  Because you have to knit 1 first you only end up with 16 or so stitches, not the 20 that the pattern calls for.

I need to make this blanket b/c I love it so much!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2006 11:06:39 AM »

One thing I'm having trouble with is the part where you need to yo to get 20 stitches.  Because you have to knit 1 first you only end up with 16 or so stitches, not the 20 that the pattern calls for.

If you start with the 5 stitches, then increase into each stitch to give you 10, the round where you yo to get 20 means that you are doing 10 YOs.  so, you have
k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo
which will give you your 20 stitches.  Then, each increase round you will have one additional stitch to knit before the yarnover.  Your stitch count will increase by 10 stitches each increase round.
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2006 11:22:58 AM »

I'm having the worst time with this blanket.  Angry I've started it a bunch of times and used everyone's suggestions but still can't get it right.  One thing I'm having trouble with is the part where you need to yo to get 20 stitches.  Because you have to knit 1 first you only end up with 16 or so stitches, not the 20 that the pattern calls for.

I need to make this blanket b/c I love it so much!!!  Smiley

Firerocket:  I think you may be having trouble with the YOs.  I found this out the hard way, too.  When you use DPNs and have to do a YO, you have to slip stitches between the needles so that you can do the YO between two stitches.  You can't do a YO at the end or beginning of a DPN.

Does that help?
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« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2006 09:17:43 PM »

I'm having the worst time with this blanket.  Angry I've started it a bunch of times and used everyone's suggestions but still can't get it right.  One thing I'm having trouble with is the part where you need to yo to get 20 stitches.  Because you have to knit 1 first you only end up with 16 or so stitches, not the 20 that the pattern calls for.

I need to make this blanket b/c I love it so much!!!  Smiley

Firerocket:  I think you may be having trouble with the YOs.  I found this out the hard way, too.  When you use DPNs and have to do a YO, you have to slip stitches between the needles so that you can do the YO between two stitches.  You can't do a YO at the end or beginning of a DPN.

Does that help?

Instead of doing the yarn overs which I found difficult to do on double pointed needles, I did kfb (knit into the front and back) of the first 10 stitches. It seemed to work alright. 
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2006 07:32:00 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll have to give them a try!   Smiley  I'm going to be in the car with my sister in law for about 6 hours tomorrow and she's a knitting wizard.  Hopefully she can help me get it started.
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« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2006 11:32:12 AM »

I ordered the exact yarn for this yesterday.  I can't wait to make it.  I hope it comes out as good as yours.  Thank you
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« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2006 07:07:52 AM »

fantastic!  please post pictures when you're done.
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