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Topic: Anyone knitted from 'simply noro'?  (Read 710 times)
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« on: May 17, 2007 02:54:27 PM »

Twice I have started 'Earnshaw' from 'Simply Noro' and twice ripped it back!

Even though the tension is spot on correct, and I've downsized the needles one size, and I'm knitting the extra small, the 'front' cast on of 98 stitches is enormously long!!

I can almost wrap the front all the way round me!!  Shocked

I know I'm only 4ft 11, but surely this can't be right?? My knitting friends and I puzzled over this the other night, and all we can think of is that the pattern *IS* just this big, as my tension was correct (the length of the sweater, according to the book sizes, would nearly reach my knees too!) I could down size and downsize the pattern, but I think it would ruin the shaping etc, it's not feesable.

Anyone else found this a problem?
Because now I'm thinking I have a beautiful unusable, unknittable book... I need to find another simple hooded jumper pattern!!

Any pattern ideas welcomed  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007 04:42:19 AM »

My first thought was maybe the book may still be using Japanese needle sizes - there can be quite big differences - for example if the pattern calls for a size 10, in Japan that would be 5.1 mm, but in the US it's 6mm. The higher the size number, the bigger the difference (there's a 3.4 MM difference between a Japanese size 15 and an American size 15!)

There's a comparison table on this site - http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/japanese/e-index.html

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007 09:18:08 AM »

It gives the needle sizes in mm and also 'old' metric sizes, so it's working with western sizings.

The yarn is sat here looking at me, wanting to be knitted!!  Grin  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007 11:59:12 AM »

I haven't knitted it, but I searched (just to see if there might be an error in the pattern or something), and it seems to be a problem for everyone.


Sorry!  Good luck finding a different pattern!

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