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Era Vera
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2007 12:36:15 PM »

I'm knitting Exchequered as well, but I'm lame and used the colors used in the original. Which I'm not so sure I'll actually wear, I don't wear alot of bright yellow and black. I'm not very far, but I'll get a picture when I think of it.

The double knitting has been pretty easy for me, although there was definitely a bit of trial and error in the beginning. I haven't been working on it much lately, but I did knit in class every day last week.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2007 12:50:57 PM »

I am knitting Exchequered as a gift for someone, and his favorite color is blue, so I wanted to use that, and the grey seemed to look good with it.  So far, I am happy with the way the colors are working out.  Sadly, I haven't had a chance to work on it in the last week.  I'd love to see pics of everyone else's progress.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2007 04:21:12 PM »



Oh, also, I stopped using the chart pretty quickly and just put squares wherever I felt like they should go (and that they could go in the checkered pattern).

As you can see, the sides of mine are sort of bad, and I think the yellow side is pretty ugly. Oh well, I don't even think I'll end up wearing this much or anything, it was more about trying something new.
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2007 06:09:28 PM »

I've been working on and off on a double knit bikini for a few years. I should probably finish it!
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2007 06:18:01 PM »

I want to try this so as soon as I've finished some swap stuff I'm going to have a go at one of these double knit skull scarves http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118882.0 Might add more skulls in between the stripes if I pick it up quickly.

I'm working on the exact same scarf! I started this with the intention of giving it for my sister's birthday but I didn't finish. Then it was going to be for Christmas but that didn't happen. Once I got past the chart I didn't get far. Hopefully this KAL will help drive me to finish in time for her next B-day. A progress shot, I have a few more stripes done since I took this photo.
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2007 06:32:57 PM »

I'm working on Exchequered as well! Grin
I'm more than halfway through, using a silver/black combination. It was supposed to be a Christmas present for a friend, but I'm thinking maybe late New Year's present? Haha.
I'll try and post a progress picture soon to help encourage the double knitting! It's a bit confusing at first, but now I can knit the checkers without using a chart so it's nice.
Ooh and I love that herringbone scarf! I want it Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2007 06:49:34 PM »

Oooh, I'll jump in on this one.  Tomorrow I'm going to buy the yarn for this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112306.0

But I've decided to sub the Anticraft "Snowball's Chance in Hell" pattern instead of stars.  This is my first double knitting project, so I'm pretty nervous!
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007 08:32:33 PM »

Don't be nervous! It's not that hard once you get the hang of it, it's kind of like k1p1 rib. The hardest thing for me in the beginning was trying to read my chart, had to rip out the beginning about 10 times! Then again it was also cos of the houndstooth pattern I chose.

Right now what's slowing me down a lot is the way I'm holding the yarn.. I knit English, so I'm just holding both yarns in my right hand and dropping whichever one I don't need. I hold the yarn retarded cos I'm self taught, I can't wind it around my finger or else my tension goes haywire  Angry maybe I should reteach myself. Is anyone doing their knitting with one strand of yarn in each hand? I bet it goes much faster that way..
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2007 05:26:11 PM »

Mkay here's a rough idea of what I have right now. Sorry it isn't a full view and the picture isn't incredible.. I was lazy so I used my phone and my desk Cheesy

It's about 40" long and I'm aiming for at least 60" or so.. So much for the Christmas idea... Haha. Oh and neekie, I also hold the yarn the english way and can't wrap the yarn around and keep an even tension to save my life, so I feel your pain Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2007 08:19:44 PM »

Right now what's slowing me down a lot is the way I'm holding the yarn.. I knit English, so I'm just holding both yarns in my right hand and dropping whichever one I don't need. I hold the yarn retarded cos I'm self taught, I can't wind it around my finger or else my tension goes haywire  Angry maybe I should reteach myself. Is anyone doing their knitting with one strand of yarn in each hand? I bet it goes much faster that way..

I started knitting my scarf today and so far I've done 17 rows.  I'm about halfway through the first chart.  It goes pretty slowly.  I'm also having trouble holding the yarn - I knit Continental style, but I keep dropping the CC by accident.  Plus my fingers get all cramped up.  Has anyone developed a really super hold that they want to share?
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