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Topic: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL!  (Read 19560 times)
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« on: April 29, 2007 07:32:31 PM »

I know I started knitting this as soon as Nashira posted the pattern in the original thread:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=86155.0

This is a fairly simple pattern with some pretty complicated bits, and a lot of other people were asking questions and expressed interest in making it as well.

So here we go!
 
This is what I have so far.  I started knitting on Thursday:





Update!

Quite a few people are having from problems with the YO's in the pattern, which are referred to as WON and WRN.  Nashira was awesome and found a GREAT video that shows how to do YO's between every combination of knits and purls you could need:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Qq__ttEMUo
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007 07:40:00 PM »

what does the wrn in the pattern mean?
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 07:53:28 PM »

w.r.n. (from knittinghelp) = wool round needle aka yarnover (yo), I think.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 08:47:36 PM »

Shocked I inspired a knitalong?!....I couldn't be prouder! Grin

Looking forward to seeing all the blankies.... and more than happy to help with any questions there might be! Keep those blankies coming!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 08:50:41 PM »

Oh, and fishie... your blanket is looking beautiful! I love the colour you chose... it's very much like the other contender I had when picking the colour for my own.

Looks like you've got a pretty good handle on the pattern too! It's pretty exciting watching other people work a pattern I enjoyed so much... Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007 10:41:09 PM »

what does the wrn in the pattern mean?

w.r.n. and w.o.n. stand for wool round needle and wool on needle respectively.  Both are just older terms for yarn overs.  I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to be doing the yo between two purl stitches, but I seem to be doing all right so far so I won't worry about it too much.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007 06:01:00 AM »

this is perfect! my best friend announced last month that she's preggers with her second and i was hoping beyond hope that the pattern for this blanket would be posted in the near enough future that i could pull it off by september. yay! now i just have to find out what colors she's going with for baby's room this go around and buy some yarn.

thank you nashira for posting the pattern and thank you fishie for starting the kal that drew my attention to it!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007 09:36:16 AM »

what does the wrn in the pattern mean?

w.r.n. and w.o.n. stand for wool round needle and wool on needle respectively.  Both are just older terms for yarn overs.  I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to be doing the yo between two purl stitches, but I seem to be doing all right so far so I won't worry about it too much.

A yo between two purl stitches is a tricky thing... when I was working out this pattern I had a very difficult time finding ANYTHING that could tell me just what the heck a yo between two purl stitches looked like...

So I came up with the method of bringing my yarn up from it's starting point on the purl side, over and back under the needle so that it was back at the front for my next purl... I'm pretty sure this is what you're supposed to do, and it came out looking fine and perfectly knittable on the other side (a problem I was having with my yo between purls)...

Is that basically what you've been doing fishie, or is there a different method that's working out?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007 09:40:13 AM »

this is perfect! my best friend announced last month that she's preggers with her second and i was hoping beyond hope that the pattern for this blanket would be posted in the near enough future that i could pull it off by september. yay! now i just have to find out what colors she's going with for baby's room this go around and buy some yarn.

thank you nashira for posting the pattern and thank you fishie for starting the kal that drew my attention to it!

Excellent... I had taken such a long time to post this bad boy, it had basically slipped to the back of my mind... it wasn't until I started getting some pm's about it that I realized I better get it together! I'm so glad I finally did post it... there's been so many people excited to knit it!

Looking forward to seeing your blankie lawral!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007 11:28:42 AM »

what does the wrn in the pattern mean?

w.r.n. and w.o.n. stand for wool round needle and wool on needle respectively.  Both are just older terms for yarn overs.  I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to be doing the yo between two purl stitches, but I seem to be doing all right so far so I won't worry about it too much.

A yo between two purl stitches is a tricky thing... when I was working out this pattern I had a very difficult time finding ANYTHING that could tell me just what the heck a yo between two purl stitches looked like...

So I came up with the method of bringing my yarn up from it's starting point on the purl side, over and back under the needle so that it was back at the front for my next purl... I'm pretty sure this is what you're supposed to do, and it came out looking fine and perfectly knittable on the other side (a problem I was having with my yo between purls)...

Is that basically what you've been doing fishie, or is there a different method that's working out?  Wink

I'd BEEN doing one that was working but was a little fishy ( Cheesy ) but then I figured out another way to do it that works a little better.  What I'm doing now is really similar to a YO between a knit and a purl; bringing the yarn towards me, around over the top (away from me) and then under the needle towards me again.  I've only been doing this for a few rows so I can't tell if it's a whole lot better than what I'd been doing, which was the reverse (around under the needle, over the needle towards me) but it looks a lot better while it's on the needle so I think I've got it!



this is perfect! my best friend announced last month that she's preggers with her second and i was hoping beyond hope that the pattern for this blanket would be posted in the near enough future that i could pull it off by september. yay! now i just have to find out what colors she's going with for baby's room this go around and buy some yarn.

thank you nashira for posting the pattern and thank you fishie for starting the kal that drew my attention to it!

The twins I'm knitting for are due in July... if they're on time! 
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