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« Reply #500 on: January 25, 2007 09:35:03 PM »



Here's my calorimetry.  It's actually my second, but the first one was snapped up by my sister-in-law before I could photograph it.  I used 8 ply/double knit/light worsted yarn for this one, with 4mm needles.  I cast on 132 stitches and did 13 repeats of row 5.  It seems to be a really good fit, and I like that it's not as chunky as my first one. 

But...  I need some help please.  I (tried) to use short row wraps to hide the holes.  But I don't think I'm doing it right.  So...  Is there anyone out there who can give a detailed explanation of how to deal with the wraps on the wrong side? The right side looks fine, but I'm clearly doing something wrong when I knit the wraps on the wrong side.  I purled through the back of the wrap and the front of the stitch.  Is this right?

If you can help, I will be eternally grateful.  This really has been driving me nuts!

Thanks Smiley

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« Reply #501 on: January 26, 2007 01:28:35 AM »

Bessie - Yours is my favorite! Don't tell the other cals though ;-)

Wish I could help you an your short row problem, but I've yet to try it yet.
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« Reply #502 on: January 26, 2007 04:14:05 AM »

ohh bessie-s,

i like your picture a lot.  the little mirror in the back is adorable!  at first glance i didn't see it, but how perfect is that for a back of the head pictures.
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« Reply #503 on: January 26, 2007 07:16:02 AM »

I totally hear you on the wrong side wrapping issue.  Where I got really stuck is where you start working the second side and you end up with double wraps to deal with.  Knitty's Universal Sock pattern includes good instructions: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTuniversalsock.html

However, I've discovered a brilliant way to do this without acutally wrapping the stitches... you do yarn-overs instead!  It sounds a little strange at first, but it's one of those things (like so many other knitting techniques) that you just have to do, and it will make sense.  I learned this at Knitty, too, and will definitely use this short-row technique on my next Calorimetry:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTfallingleaves.html
It's worth just grabbing whatever needles and yarn you have laying around and knitting the toe of this sock to see how it works.

good luck!
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« Reply #504 on: January 26, 2007 07:36:15 AM »

Here's my foray into the Calorimetry! Mine's done with Katia's Mexico on US 7s. I cast on 80 stitches, and it fits my 21" head perfectly!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/ea000blaze/IMG_0717.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/ea000blaze/IMG_0730.jpg

The striping kind of looks like an eye, doesn't it?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/ea000blaze/IMG_0732.jpg
Close up of the white apple button I used...I call mine the iCalorimetry...ha ha.
Sorry I have to link these, I just haven't posted enough I guess!

very cute! i love the apple button!!!

i found a faerie button that i'm going to use like a hat pin on one i made for a friend. she'll love it!
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« Reply #505 on: January 27, 2007 11:46:36 AM »

My friends baby seemed to enjoy my newest one.

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« Reply #506 on: January 27, 2007 12:14:02 PM »

oh! I love the apple button and that iCalorimetry! XD

And lookit the baby! How cuuuute!
The colors in that calo are pretty too! What yarn is that theresa?
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« Reply #507 on: January 27, 2007 05:17:05 PM »

What yarn is that theresa?


Its a purple yarn form Knit picks that I over dyed.
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« Reply #508 on: January 27, 2007 10:08:20 PM »

here's my latest calorimetry! my first time using patons sws and i REALLY like it Smiley

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« Reply #509 on: January 27, 2007 11:35:18 PM »

That's beautiful, yellowblanket!  I have SWS in that same color and now I know what it will look like as a Calorimetry!  You've inspired me!   Smiley
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