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« Reply #250 on: April 17, 2007 01:28:06 AM »

Everything is going really well for me so far I am surprised that it is nowhere near as hard as I imagined to knit a jumper. Then again I picked a pretty basic pattern so that helps!

I've finished the front and back pieces and seamed them together, but now I have reached the first (and hopefully only) tricky part - intarsia! The only 'colour work' I've done before is knitting horizontal stripes and I have come grinding to a halt. The graph pattern is easy to follow but I don't think I am carrying the yarn along properly. When I switch colour to knit with the CC, the MC is kinda left behind and then when I want to switch back to the MC again it makes a weird loose, dangly line behind the stitches I've made with the CC. Sorry about the bad description but I have no camera USB cable at the moment.

Can anyone shed a little light, or point me towards some picture or video guides on how to work intarsia. I knit English so I am holding both strands of yarn in my right hand, is this where I am going wrong? Thanks in advance for any hints!

How is everyone else getting along with their WIPs? That lacy one from a few pages back is gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #251 on: April 25, 2007 05:23:29 AM »

Here's a pic of my progress, but it's a couple of weeks old so it looks a lot different now!



I've finished the front and back and seamed it together, also added the collar. Only got the arms left to do.



The colour of the yarn is really pretty, if you glance at it quickly it just looks grey but if you catch it in the light it has yellow and purpley-blue tones as well.
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« Reply #252 on: April 25, 2007 09:07:27 AM »

zero Cool, is that an online pattern? where did you find it? i like the very plain edge along the bottom, with straight stockinette for the rest- i would like to perhaps use the pattern for a summer yarn sweater
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« Reply #253 on: April 25, 2007 12:30:05 PM »

You know, I hadn't even thought about the itch factor - my blanket doesn't bug me at all. I wet blocked all my squares and that softens them up a lot. Also, it's such a winter blanket, right - I mean, it's heavy. You're not likely to curl up in it without jeans and a sweater on. But if you are sensitive to itchy wool, it might be worth lining - but yeah - hasn't bothered me once.

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« Reply #254 on: April 26, 2007 12:41:10 AM »

kmsmaverick, it's the Skully sweater from the first Stitch n Bitch book. If you don't want to go out and buy it your local library might have it. The pattern is totally straightforward though I expect you could probably imitate it just by looking at the pics.
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« Reply #255 on: April 26, 2007 04:02:21 AM »

The yarn looks really nice, zero. Smiley

When I do colourwork, I keep the balls beside me, or on my lap, and keep moving one over the other so the yarns don't twist. Like if I have A and B and I just used A, I"ll pass it over B, use B, use A, pass A over B, etc. It does leave a little loose yarn, but that's okay usually. I could be wrong, though.

Isn't there something about it in the SnB book that you have?

My sweater is going fine, more or less. I've done the two front panels and back, and seamed them together. I did the lower sash part (it's knitty's Kyoto, modified), but hated how it looked with the darker yarn. So I bought more of the lighter, and started making it again. Unfortunately I was working on it while distracted and didn't know until I had 2 inches in the round that I had twisted the join, so I had to rip it out last night and start over. So I just have the sash, the collar/trim, and the sleeves to do on it.
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« Reply #256 on: April 26, 2007 06:03:36 PM »

update on my sweater---
the body has been done for a while but i needed some double pointed needles for the sleeves, and they just didn't seem to exist in the right size. so i got discouraged and put down the knitting for like 2 weeks until i realised i could learn how do do magic loop and do it that way.
so i did, and now i'm about 5 inches into the firsst sleeve. i'm going to do elbow-length sleeves instead of full llength because i want to be able to wear it in the summer and it takes less time and yarn Smiley
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« Reply #257 on: April 26, 2007 09:41:36 PM »

I started my first sweater (a pullover, really) almost a week ago.  It's really exciting!  Unfortunately, knitting with size 3 needles is slow going  Angry  Photos soon if I remember...
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« Reply #258 on: April 27, 2007 05:09:16 PM »

I started my first sweater (a pullover, really) almost a week ago.  It's really exciting!  Unfortunately, knitting with size 3 needles is slow going  Angry  Photos soon if I remember...

Size 3!  You're an ambitious one!
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creepyhugger
« Reply #259 on: April 30, 2007 02:52:57 PM »

omg guys...  i finally finished my first adult sweater!  yeeeeesssssss, i started in october.  but little projects kept popping up!  anyway, i posted this in the completed projects too, so there's more pics over there.  it was for my hubby and it's a modified avast from knitty (with a skull of course!)

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