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Jazzybelle
« on: December 08, 2006 08:39:35 PM »

So I saw the new Knitty was up and I *really* liked Calorimetry, so I made it. I cast on at 9 pm, and I was outside taking pictures by 11 pm.






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So yeah, this is pretty much the fastest thing I ever knitted. I made a few mods to accomodate the yarn I had. I decided to use some Red Heart I bought to make the Urban Rustic gloves. I used size 9 needles instead of size 8, and started with 80 stitches instead of 120. It seemed remarkably big with 120, so I used the number of stitches I use when I make ribbed hats, and it came out okay. Other than that, I worked the pattern exactly as written. I had *exactly* enough stitches to make the 16 row repeats it called for, so it's a little peaked in the middle when it's off, but it all flattens out on my head.

So basically, this is the perfect thing to knit for last-minute gifting. It's mindless, fast, and *cute*.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2006 08:41:42 PM »



Whoa Speedy Gonzales! Kudos to you for grabbing the bull by the horns. It looks great and I'm sure it will keep you nice and toasty!
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006 04:45:05 AM »

Wow what a great head band!  I am working on the twinkletoes pattern right now. I plan on making this head band for my mother n law for Christmas, along with the twinkletoes ! 
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006 07:14:06 AM »

Just saw this, I think the 120 stitches(which kinda made me wonder too) is to compensate for the placement on the head and the amount of stretch needed. The way she's wearing it in the pictures it seems like that is the biggest length on the head (From the forehead to the nape of the neck) and she probably has a really tight gauge. I like the color you used!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006 07:19:52 AM »

WOW, you're reallu quick!
I just finished one for my mommy:
(i'm modelling it, cos i'm not gonna see my mom until next friday)


And now i HAVE TO make one for myself
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Jazzybelle
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006 07:24:42 AM »

Just saw this, I think the 120 stitches(which kinda made me wonder too) is to compensate for the placement on the head and the amount of stretch needed. The way she's wearing it in the pictures it seems like that is the biggest length on the head (From the forehead to the nape of the neck) and she probably has a really tight gauge. I like the color you used!

I tried doing 120 stitches, and it was remarkably gigantic, even though I went down to size 7 needles and used smaller yarn. My 80 stitch version fits around my head and then some. Then again, I have a small head, so it's possible that it's just me.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006 09:42:55 AM »

Great job Jazzybelle and torrance! I love them both.

Is it just me, or do the 2 headbands on the knitty page look different from each other? The one she's wearing looks much chunkier than the one that's laid out...
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006 10:01:33 AM »

Looks Great!!!
I started mine last night watching a movie. Finished it up this morning

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006 10:02:42 AM »

I CAN'T WAIT to make this pattern!! Yours is awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2006 10:15:41 AM »

How much yarn did you use? I've got about 3/4ths of a skein I want to use up and this would be the perfect project. Does anyone know the yarn used for the girl wearing it? I like it alot better than the yarn they suggest (the beige).
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