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Alyssa615
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2006 04:43:10 PM »

  I am not creative:

  I don't think that it is a weird problem, but it could be a minor problem. I didn't get exact gauge and since I got a 100% wool yarn, I figured that I could block the pieces bigger.  You could always do that if you need to. I hope that helped in anyway and good luck.
  Ooh, (lightbulbs on now!) I just remembered that you could always rework the pattern to fit your gauge. Stitch N' Bitch Nation has directions on how to do that. It takes a little math(not much), but it does make it easy to make anything with whatever you've got around.
  As for me, I have hit a rut on this project. Since I last posted, I went on vacation and didn't really knit that much. I brought my wool sweater on vacation to North Carolina with me in August. Not so smart. I think after I finish a project I started after I got back(which should be soon), I 'm gonna start this again!!

        Alyssa
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MissLulu
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2006 04:52:57 PM »

i've almost finished the second sleeve. this sweater has taken me so long and i am so bored of it. i have to block the crap out of it cause my gauge was off and i have these teeny tiny pieces that are somehow supposed to be a sweater at some point. will post pics as soon as i'm finished!
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Violet218
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2006 12:40:05 AM »

OK .... signed up to the KAL http://christybelle.typepad.com/centralparkhoodie/

Still trying to find out whether Cascade 220 will work, so I'm going to read back but if anyone can help? The gauge is spot on but the meterage is out - does this matter?

If the gauge on the yarn specified and the gauge on the yarn i'm buying match, how can the meterage per gram be different? i dont understand at all!

but if anyone has made it with cascade could they help?

many thanks
Elaine xx
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« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2006 02:28:33 AM »

Violet218, you're right to think that it's gauge that's the important factor.  All the yardage counts for is how many balls/skeins you need to buy.

Say for example you're making the first size, the requirement is 6 skeins at 183yds per skein = a total of 1098yds; So for Cascade 220* you'd need 1098yds/220yds = 5 skeins.  As long as you can hit gauge yourself and you have the required length of yarn, it should be great!  As for how the meterage can differ despite the gauge being the same, I have no idea Tongue  I'm sure the yarn spinning fairies have something to do with it...

HTH a bit, Jane Smiley

*Can you believe I googled to find out the yardage of Cascade 220?!  I could try and blame it on the fact it's early I suppose...  Embarrassed
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Violet218
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2006 04:24:13 AM »

Thanks so much Jane!
I've done oodles of 'goggle'-research and the fog has lifted ...

same gauge/same weight yarns can be different lengths because not all wools are the same physical weight i.e. cotton is heavier than mohair (probably!)

So some sheep's (goats/alpacas...) have heavier coats than others.

The only difference in knitting with Cascade 220 over Donegal Tweed is that I will have a lighter hoodie if I put it on the bathroom scales.

*Sighs of joy and galloping off to getknitted.com* the best UK knitting shop in the universe for stock brown sheep and cascade! making knitting this much more affordable for me Smiley

Elaine xx
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Laneknees
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2006 07:22:03 PM »

I cast on this morning.

lala, I'm still just ribbing

I wish I could say I was using nice yarn that had awesome cable definition. But I'm not. I'm using some thrown-out (found it in a huge bag of yarn in someone's trash) red heart or caron pound thingeh.

Oh well. So far, so good
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« Reply #66 on: September 01, 2006 08:02:25 AM »

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I think it (oddly again) had something to do with me using circular needles as opposed to straight. I think I was having a hard time holding the knit on there correctly. My guage problem has abated, thankfully.

I am about halfway through the back and already I've found a yarnover hole, I've messed up the middle two cables on my first try and lost count of m rows (and I'm using a counter, that's sad!) near the top. Issues! I keep trucking but may rip everything out and start over.
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« Reply #67 on: September 01, 2006 08:08:16 AM »


*Sighs of joy and galloping off to getknitted.com* the best UK knitting shop in the universe for stock brown sheep and cascade! making knitting this much more affordable for me Smiley

Elaine xx

Slightly off-topic, but it's the Get Knitted open day tomorrow! The warehouse is about 10 minutes from my house and I go to sniff the yarn and enjoy the free refreshments and meet up with my other SnB girls guiltily buying there...
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« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2006 09:51:33 AM »

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I think it (oddly again) had something to do with me using circular needles as opposed to straight

My gauge is always different when I use circulars.

Anyway

I'm done with the back and about 6" in on the left front! yay I finally figured out how to read and knit at the same time, so I can finnish up my homework
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« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2006 06:06:08 PM »

I am a little late to join the bandwagon, but I just bought my supplies and pattern tonight. My work is the only store I know of that sells the magazine, and we are technically not open to the public until tomorrow, but they had a special shopping time for the emlpoyees tonight.. anyway I have all my materials and can't wait to cast on!!
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