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Topic: Sideways Spencer from IK Fall 2004?  (Read 9568 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2007 08:31:58 AM »

CNP,
Did you ever work out how to lengthen this? I have 1/2 of the left sleeve done, and I love it, but the more I look at the picture, the more I know I'm not going to be able to pull off "cropped."

did anyone finish this? would love to see pics!

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zknits
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2007 08:33:20 PM »

i would absolutely love to join you...but i have to get the magazine first!  looking forward to seeing your progress!
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2007 11:22:24 PM »

I would absolutely love to join too ... my niece would love it AND I have good yarn for it in my stash .... BUT there aren't any back copies of that issue available, so HOW can we join? *sigh*
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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2007 07:24:59 PM »

i spent some time trying to find out how to buy single patterns and have concluded that apparently i'm slow....so...how do you do it?  anyone have the link??  haha
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« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2007 08:16:36 PM »

It used to be you could contact Interweave for the individual pattern for $4 plus shipping, but they changed their pages with that info.  I've contacted Annie Modesitt about that pattern before, but her life is SO busy now with her hubby's medical problems, I'm not surprised she's forgotten about preparing it for sale directly from her site.
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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2007 03:17:09 PM »

Woo-hoo!  The ever-so-kind, lovely ladies at my LYS copied the pattern for me on the condition that I buy the yarn for it from them!  Grin Grin Grin

I picked out a lovely shade of blue Cascade 220.

There is errata on this pattern at www.anniemodesitt.com.

Once again, math.  Smallest size is 36" :/
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2007 12:28:30 PM »

So... I cast on for this for 36". Now I have a problem.

The chart doesn't create this problem for the 40" or 44" sizes.
Only size 36. Sad

It starts at row 3.  Traditionally when you add a yo, you decrease it somewhere.  It's quite clear from the chart that this is supposed to happen symmetrically on both sides of the sleeve in pairs.  Except if I follow the chart as written, I'm going to end up with one side growing with yo's, and the other side shrinking with k2tog's. Sad

What to do?


Wait, wait, duurh! Sleeve eventually gets seamed!  Doesen't need to be symmetrical at this point I understand now! Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2007 04:14:06 PM »

Oh, I am SO jumping on this KAL!!

I found a pile of knitting magazines on the way home the other day (that's right, just sitting there with a free sign!) and one of the mags was the IK Fall 2004 edition. I totally fell in love with the sideways spencer, so I'm excited to see other people are loving it too!

Hopefully this month I'll find time to buy the yarn and join you guys!! Can't wait to see some pics... Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2007 12:00:35 AM »

I found a pile of knitting magazines on the way home the other day (that's right, just sitting there with a free sign!) and one of the mags was the IK Fall 2004 edition. I totally fell in love with the sideways spencer, so I'm excited to see other people are loving it too!

Lucky you! Smiley  It's a very hard-to-find issue.

Update on progress.  Found the proscribed charting for the 36" size too much a headache, so I modified. Liked it better as a single-direction cable in the waves, so I modified that, too. Smiley

Color isn't true to life, but that's okay.

(imageshack seems to have eaten the pic from the first time I uploaded).
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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2007 09:12:23 AM »

So I ripped back and started over, this time casting on in the round so that the difficulty of the size 36 chart wouldn't kill me.

Here is the new progress:


To transition from the round to flat for the body, I ended on an odd row, cast on the WS, worked an even row back, cast on the RS, then continued with the chart. (I tried ending on the even & that just ended up reversing the chart--odd rows WS, even rows RS--NOT a good idea!)

I don't know if you can tell from the shot, but I've decided to forgo rows 25-48 because I don't like the look of the transition.  Makes the chart easier to memorize. Smiley

CNP,
Did you ever work out how to lengthen this? I have 1/2 of the left sleeve done, and I love it, but the more I look at the picture, the more I know I'm not going to be able to pull off "cropped."

To lengthen, simply cast on more for sts the body, counting them to match with your pattern repeats +1 for the selvedge st.

Currently mine is a bit longer, but I also didn't increase as much for the sleeves (stopped at 54 sts). I cast on 41 sts. you should be able to guess the length by using the width of your sleeve repeats as a guide/gauge swatch. Smiley

the number of stitches you cast on for the right front is 1/2 your total sts minus (the total of 6+the nunber of stitches you decreased the left front for your size). (for me, that was 136/2 - [6 + 6--for small] = 56sts).
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