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« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2007 07:31:05 PM »

I really hope i get gague on smaller needles, or else i'll just knit a bigger size, i'm really picky about how loose the knitted fabric is, i really like a tight weave
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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2007 08:27:14 PM »

I seem to be getting pretty close gauge on my 2 (just over 7 spi)...I even thought about going down to a 1.

I hated casting on 240 stitches though!  I'm afraid that this is going to be a L-O-N-G knit!
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« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2007 11:42:25 PM »

I cant get gauge either - and i dont want to go smaller than 3mm! So i'll just fudge it i think - i'm going to have to adjust for big hips anyway Wink.

Heres a sneak peak - my swatch, and i hand-dyed the yarn with food dye. Wink

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« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2007 08:58:56 AM »

dair--looks great!

I can't wait to get started on this sweater.  I fell in love the second I saw it. I just received my knit picks Gloss yesterday (I ordered Dusk, and it is a gorgeous blue, even betten than I expected!) and it is super soft.  Once I get the yarn balled this weekend I'll be doing my gague swatch.  This will be my tv/movie/reading sweater(thank god for knits-in-the-round) because I need a project I can do without looking every two seconds. Squee!
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« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2007 09:45:20 AM »

i just ordered palette in the deep purple color. i hope it is soft enough, but i think it'll be ok. until i get a job $1.99 a ball is the best i can do!
can't wait to start!
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« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2007 06:49:18 PM »

Thanks, ibmomof2, for the burgundy description.  That's definitley the color I want. 

So I've discovered that I technically DO have somehting in my stash that would work.  So I feel really guilty that I don't want to use it.  It's Elann baby silk in gentle violet - which is a gorgeous color - but I just can't see layering with it.  It's just not a color I wear.  I'm all about the earth tones.  I was going to make IK's looking glass sweater (http://iwpshopinfo.interweave.com/Knits/2006newsletters/iwksummer2006projects.htm), using 2 strands of the baby silk but just tryying to get a swatch done it was tangling so much I was about ready to set a match to it.  (Would totally swap it - pm me.)

So anyway, the gloss is in my knitpicks shopping cart - just waiting for payday!  With a ball winder.  Apparently it comes in hanks?  And I'm so tired of winding balls by hand.
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« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2007 12:34:57 AM »

Gloss now comes in a bare, so you can dye your own colors! I think this is what I'll use whenever I get around to this great sweater... though at the rate I'm going, it may be like a year! Sad
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« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2007 01:35:40 PM »

Just cast on, which was a GIANT pain :-p hopefully this'll be a fun knit, though. I didn't quite make gauge, and ended up getting more like 7.5 stitches per inch, but I'll just add those adjustments into the other changes I'm going to try to make (adding some shaping, etc.) Fingers crossed that it'll end up well!

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« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2007 02:44:04 PM »

I didn't get gauge with Gloss and 3mms either; my swatch was about 3x3.  I think I'll stitck with it though, and block to fit (or not).  I want it to turn out snug so I'd rather be on the too small side!
Dreading and anticipating the cast-on at the same time...
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« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2007 02:55:49 PM »

I'm not sure I'm going to knit the thermal, but I have been following the thread and wanted to share something i do regarding gauge. 

I frequently don't come up with the same gauge that a pattern calls for, mostly because I have never use the exact yarn called for.  Anyway, if you go ahead and knit a swatch for whatever yarn and needles you want to use,  and then measure the gauge of it, you can come up with a ratio for stitches and a ratio for rows -- and then just adjust the directions.  I can go into details if you'd like. 

My gauge has never been a problem using this method, my only problem has been adjusting patterns for my size (I'm 4'10"). 

Well, let me know.
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