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« Reply #470 on: January 22, 2007 10:56:10 AM »

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i only repeated row 5 a total of 9x for a total of 10 row 5s (make any sense?). then i repeated row 7 until i got down to two sts on each side. finished with 2x row 8.
isisfae, that's almost exactly what I did with my 2nd cal (I used bulky yarn too)...great minds think alike, huh?   Wink

g.23paxilon, the cal for your mom is really pretty!  I'm know she'll love it!  I totally like how you constructed the back, good work!
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« Reply #471 on: January 22, 2007 12:34:32 PM »

what makes a Calorimetry a Calorimetry?  Is it that it buttons? I made a full circle headband ad it looks real pretty, but I hesitate to call it a Calorimetry if it doesn't have the button. 

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« Reply #472 on: January 22, 2007 12:47:32 PM »

I followed the pattern exactly and used Paton's classic merino wool - and it turned out perfectly - I have a large head though - Then I made one for a 6 year old with 80 cast on and it was perfect - and then for an 8 year old I cast on 100 and it was perfect. My first one was about 6" wide and about 23" long. I think I might have just been having a good day! Grin
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« Reply #473 on: January 22, 2007 12:56:33 PM »

annaonthemoon, I think the short rows make it a Calorimetry. If you followed the pattern, but changed it to be in the round, I think it's still a Cal.
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« Reply #474 on: January 22, 2007 02:34:14 PM »



no modifications other than to go on a size smaller needles and ofcourse the yarn. i bought the yarn just for this pattern, it was cheap (1 bucks in my currency, a bit less than 1 bucks in u.s or europe currency:Smiley ) and quality (wool, acrylic and alpaca blend). i think this kind of yarns called tweed, it has some color bits and bumps. i love it sooo much.
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« Reply #475 on: January 22, 2007 03:03:30 PM »

i have some moda dea cache that i want to make a cal with...how should i alter the pattern?
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« Reply #476 on: January 22, 2007 03:10:11 PM »

after seeing all of your lovlies in patons sws, i just couldn't resist any longer! i bought 2 skeins - one in natural plum and the other in natural geranium. i can't wait to make some cals out of them!

have you guys found that 1 skein of patons sws is enough?

this is my first time knitting with this yarn! i'm excited!
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« Reply #477 on: January 22, 2007 03:15:22 PM »

after seeing all of your lovlies in patons sws, i just couldn't resist any longer! i bought 2 skeins - one in natural plum and the other in natural geranium. i can't wait to make some cals out of them!

have you guys found that 1 skein of patons sws is enough?

this is my first time knitting with this yarn! i'm excited!

Paton's SWS looks pretty no matter what its made with Smiley can't wait to see your CAL!
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« Reply #478 on: January 22, 2007 03:48:00 PM »

Conley, actually yeah, that DOES sound completely do-able! Thanks for the prod of encouragement.  I think I shall try this very soon.
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« Reply #479 on: January 22, 2007 04:06:33 PM »

Conley, actually yeah, that DOES sound completely do-able! Thanks for the prod of encouragement.  I think I shall try this very soon.

The phrase "short rows" sounds ominously difficult- I was uncertain about them as well until I was told flat out what they were and shown.

I've read alot of posts where people were put off the Calo pattern because of the short rows. AND now that you've read this thread you already know about the issue of the Cast On numbers vs. size so you can save yourself a lost hour or two and some frogging.  Grin

More on Short rows (from Knitty)
 What the ---- are short rows?

Ahh, a wonderful technique that no knitter should be without. Short rows make curves or soft angles on the mostly straight-edged, flat-paneled knitting landscape. They accomplish this by partially knitting an existing row to a pre-determined stitch count, then turning the work and working back to the same (or another) count, and turning again. So really, you are adding shaped rows within the body of the garment without increasing stitches, or casting-on more stitches. Most importantly, you're not changing the overall shape of the exterior of the garment.
Short row shaping can eliminate the step effect you get when you bind off shoulders. Or they can make sock heels elegantly curved. OR, and this is where we are going to live for a while, short rows can add some curve if you got the nerve.
A little cuppage created right into your garment might just be the difference between gaping armholes, an un-intended ride-up by your belly button, or having to make a size larger that fits your chest but sags on your hips and shoulders, because the garment is just too big. This is an easy, sophisticated, non-obtrusive technique.

Also from knittinghelp.com
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/
(you'll have to scroll almost to the very bottom of the page, its the second to last video)

So fear not the short rows, and start looking for an awesome button  Cheesy
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