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frenchnewwave
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2007 06:24:50 PM »

frenchnewwave, What yarn is that?

It's called Valley Yarns Longmeadow. Really affordable, and nice to work with (so far at least).

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/2279/
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2007 02:43:40 PM »

That looks seriously nice, frenchnewwave... Shocked
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iheartzombies
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2007 06:52:53 AM »

Well I finally ordered the yarn and it's killing me waiting for it. I'm going to cast on for a swatch as soon as it gets here.
YAY!
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iheartzombies
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2007 01:39:50 PM »

Ok, guys, I have what may or may not be a stupid question. Keep in mind that this is my very first garment. I'm swatching using Debbie Bliss Cathay. The pattern says that on the larger needles (size 6), you should have 22 stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches. So this means that, measured across the swatch, 22 stitches should equal 4 inches, correct?
Because in order to get that, I have to use size 10s. The row gauge seems to be correct.
Or is it 22 stitches/inch? Because that would be incredibly small. The ballband says that with size 5s, you should have 22 stitches/30 rows, but it doesn't say to the inch or whatever.
I'm a tight knitter, historically, although I've been trying to loosen up.
And if it matters, I'm doing the swatch in a no-purl stockinette (knit one row, slide to other end of circular, loosely wrap yarn around the back, knit another row, in an i-cord kind of way but without twisting. The corners are still twisting backward a bit but I'm not counting them in my measurement).
What say you?
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frygirl2
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2007 03:03:03 PM »

It looks like everyone found good yarns. I really like this pattern, but I must use yarn that I own so I think I may use some Rowan cotton rope that I have a bag of. It is totally off gauge, but the pattern is so simple I am sure it can be figured out in new gauge. I also think I may make the bottom lacy for a couple of inches just to add interest. Is this a good idea or will it look funny with the simplicity of the top?
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knitchick2
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2007 03:12:38 PM »

Jeeper, iheartzombies!  It sounds like you're doing it correctly.  But 10's?? What the heck yarn are you using?
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mahkev
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2007 06:53:38 PM »

I'm swatching using Debbie Bliss Cathay. The pattern says that on the larger needles (size 6), you should have 22 stitches and 30 rounds = 4 inches. So this means that, measured across the swatch, 22 stitches should equal 4 inches, correct?
Because in order to get that, I have to use size 10s.

I also have used Debbie Bliss Cathay, I swatched on 5's and 6's and ended up using the 6's, (clover circular 24") by measuring multiple areas on my swatch I got an average of 22/4 inches.  everything you say sounds correct, I think I knit a little more  on the loose side, compared to others I  know who knit,  here is a picture of my progress so far using this yarn, It may be possible if you knit super duper tight you would use 10's

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frenchnewwave
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2007 06:56:27 PM »

mahkev, how pretty!
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« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2007 08:11:21 PM »

I'm so making this...eventually.
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« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2007 09:44:51 PM »

Mahkev, gorgeous color!
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