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april_cocaine
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2006 05:39:37 AM »

I'm very interested in knitting this...for myself though! I do have children I could knit for, but I think I'm gonna lavish some wooly love on me!


But, I'd rather buy local wool (I'm in the uk) than pay for shipping. So can anyone suggest any alternatives? I tihnk I've figured the weight (worsted right?) but I'm alittle unsure what to use to replace  the suggested yarn.
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« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2006 06:12:58 AM »

megaknits, you did a great job on both sweater and baby.  God Bless her!!!  I know she will look beautiful in it when she's older.
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apixiegrl
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2006 07:07:00 AM »

megaknits...!!!! your sweater turned out gorgeous... and little Emily is looking too cute...
I notice your yarn looks more shinny than mine..... I hope you bringing your sweater to the sNb tonight.. i want to see it in person.. (^_^)
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Emily
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2006 08:32:11 AM »

I just finished a wedding gift blanket that took months...I've been eyeing this sweater the whole time! 

Hopefully I'll be casting on for the adult version soon!  I'll keep you posted!
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abbyskeeper
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2006 10:28:08 AM »

OK, I've been lurking around here for awhile, haven't knitted all summer.  You all have inspired me to try this project so I can get my needles going again!  I have some hand-painted wool in the stash that I think could look lovely in this pattern

I'm probably an advanced beginner, but the pattern instructions concerning the sleeve opening are confusing to me.  I finally figured out the provisional cast-on this morning (after a failed attempt LATE last night), but I am confused about the "joining" of new yarn balls, when to knit the provisional cast on stitches, etc.

"place the second set of 30 stitches on a holder, join a new ball of yarn and cast on 30 stitches using a provisional cast on....join yarn and continue knitting"

Does the first reference to  "joining a new ball of yarn" refer to the contrast yarn used for the provisional cast on?  Or am I joining a new ball of yarn to immediately knit the provisionally cast on stitches?  Since it later says to put the provisionally cast on stitches on the stitch holders, I assume the answer to my second question is no.

Also, if I'm joining a new ball of yarn here, isn't that going to be a PITA while I'm knitting the rest of the body? 

I apologize if I'm asking for too much hand-holding, but all these joinings are truly confounding me Roll Eyes
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apixiegrl
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2006 11:14:48 AM »

abbyskeeper ... seems everyone is a bit confussed about the provisional cast on.. i posted  pictures on my blog and there is a link for the instructions on how to do that cast on.. yes u use a piece of scrap yarn for the provisional cast on.. u will remove that later as u pick up the stitches for your sleeve..here is the link..http://magicpixieknitter.blogspot.com/2006/07/who-knew.html i hope that helps.. the new ball of yarn is just the same color as u have been knitting with up to that point.. u just need to start a new ball to continue knitting with the same color.. later u can weave in all the ends..
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abbyskeeper
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2006 11:37:21 AM »

Your blog pictures were fab in showing how to do the cast on!

So I guess I need to break my yarn prior to the beginning of the sleeve hole, and just "rejoin" after those 18 stitches and start knitting again after the armhole.
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apixiegrl
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2006 11:31:44 PM »

So I guess I need to break my yarn prior to the beginning of the sleeve hole, and just "rejoin" after those 18 stitches and start knitting again after the armhole.

yep thats all u have to do.. (^_^)
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temptingpsydfx
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2006 09:53:50 PM »

Like many, I too am really confused about the provisional cast on. I started my sweater last night and am thoroughly stuck.

So you knit the first 19 stitches, put 18 stitches on a holder, join a new ball of yarn and do 18 stitches with the provisional cast on. I just can't figure out how to do the provisional cast on. Sad

Also, once that round of cast on and stitches on holders is done, how do you continue to knit in the round with the same color?

S.O.S! Help me please!
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apixiegrl
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2006 08:24:12 AM »

temptingpsydfx.. i posted pictures of the provisional cast on on my blog with a link to a tut for it..after u have finished your provisional cast on with your scrap yarn u just re-join the same color u were using for the stripe u were working on and continue to knit .. what i did was... i cut the yarn i was using making sure i left a long enough tail to weave in later... used my scrap yarn for the provisional cast on then re-joined my original yarn and continued knitting...I hope that helps.. here is the link on my blog http://magicpixieknitter.blogspot.com/2006/07/who-knew.html
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