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Mamounette
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2006 09:51:05 AM »


Hi,
I'm a new member from France!  Smiley
I'm going to order yarn for that Knitty's pattern but I won't start it right now cause I have a baby cardi to finish first!
Anyway, I'll follow your progress and explanations cause I might need some help...  Wink

Hugs from France!  Smiley
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mooncalf
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2006 05:40:40 AM »

I finshed the back and started on the left front - wow this is complicated. I had to draw up a spreadsheet to try to figure out where all the increases and decreases and cable patterning occur!

Even so I have a horrible feeling I've got it wrong but I can't see where. The edge doesn't look quite right to me but I can't see the neckband on knitty well enough to compare. MissLulu does yours look like this or can you see where I've gone wrong?



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MissLulu
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2006 07:43:43 AM »

are you missing a purl right after the 2nd cable maybe? i know how frustrating this part is! at one point i had to rip back about 8 inches. that almst made me give up entirely.

Just remember that you're only doing one extra shaping thing at a time - so first you'll do some waist shaping, then a bit later you'll do some armhole, and then later neck.

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mooncalf
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2006 09:31:37 AM »

I have a purl after the first and second cables but I'm wondering about adding one before - the first cable isn't really a cable without one.

I think I should read back over the instructions as I've been doing several bits of shaping at the same time - increases for the waist as well as a lot of k2togs and p2togs near the neck-side.
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MissLulu
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2006 11:35:01 AM »

the whole time you're working on a front piece you'll be doing the neckline shaping plus one other thing (first waist, then later armhole, then later neck/sholder). hang in there! (sorry if i'm confusing you and not helping you!)
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2006 12:37:02 AM »

i'm going to be doing this for my mom for xmas!


does anyone know if cascade 220 is the same guage as the expensive yarn the pattern calls for?  Kiss

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mooncalf
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2006 01:42:45 AM »

I think cascade 220 will be too thick for this. You need a thin dk-weight yarn. I'm in the UK so it probably wouldn't be any use for me to suggest alternatives but I'm sure someone else can be more helpful.

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mooncalf
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2006 01:45:50 AM »

I've had another read-though of the pattern and I think I am doing the front correctly after all. I was just expecting the neckband to look different with two clearly defined cables. After looking at a finished ivy on this website http://knitivy.blogspot.com/ I think I'm getting it right.

Thank you for all your help and for looking at my (wrong-way-round) photo!
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2006 02:24:18 PM »

I think cascade 220 will be too thick for this. You need a thin dk-weight yarn. I'm in the UK so it probably wouldn't be any use for me to suggest alternatives but I'm sure someone else can be more helpful.



oh, good... i realized that the 4 skeins i have wont be enough anyhow... ill have to go to my lys again.. oh DARN!! muaha  Grin
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mooncalf
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2006 01:20:33 AM »

Ooh, let us know what you buy Loanesey (((vicarious shopping)))

I'm making good progress - the left front is finished and I've done 5 cable repeats on the right front. If all goes well, touch wood, fingers crossed etc etc I might be onto the sleeves by the weekend. MissLulu I may be bugging you for help again! Smiley

Oh, and I'm also loving it. Now I've finished one of the fronts I can imagine what it will look like finished and I'm pretty excited. This is only my 3rd sweater and it is much more complex than my previous two but it is definitely worth it!
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