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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2004 12:53:43 PM »

Hey everyone, I'm really interested in checking out this book now that I've read all your raves. I want to know what the Hourglass Sweater looks like, since I'm an hourglass kind o' gal. While I was doing a bit of searching to see if someone had posted a completed pic, I ran across this page that had errata for the book:

http://store.purlsoho.com/purl/book_corrections

Thought it might be helpful for someone!
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Tere
« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2004 01:38:14 PM »

Thanks, Goodkarma  Smiley
Tere
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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2004 02:59:15 PM »

Thanks - there are apparently a lot of errors in this book. One of the patterns (Men's Cashmere Scarf) is completely wrong - number of stitches cast on AND the very simple pattern. How the heck do you suppose that slipped by?  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2004 06:24:34 AM »

Has anyone knitted the wrist warmers from this book? I was reading over the pattern and apparently you need to knit with 2 sets of circular needles...how does that work? And is there any way around that, I wonder? Its quite difficult to get differents sized circulars around here. Thanks!
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2004 06:35:49 AM »

Here is a link to knitting with two circulars. Not nearly as hard as it sounds. But if circs are hard to find, you can just knit with the same sized double pointed needles as normal. Two circs is just a technique to avoid knitting with DPNs.  Smiley
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Tere
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2004 07:02:23 AM »

Thanks Crazydoglady,
The other thing that threw me off was that the pattern says to knit back and forth as if you were knitting on staright needles, so could I just knit on straight needles?
Thanks again
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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2004 08:20:01 AM »

A phrase I never expected to hear uttered or see written in my lifetime......

"Thanks crazydoglady."  It gave me a great laugh and frankly I needed it this morning!  Thanks guys!
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gloriana
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2004 07:44:51 AM »

hey y'all - I am going to knit the armwarmers and am planning on just using DPNs - partly b/c I have the Denise circular needle set and don't want to buy any more circular needles (I would need a second size 6 circular if I were to follow the pattern).  I bought my Cash Iroha and am going to start soon - so I'll post pics when I'm done!  It's great to see pics of other projects in the book - keep 'em comin'!

PS  - Tere, I'm confused by the "knit back and forth as if on straight needles" direction too - I'm hoping that when I get to that point in the pattern it will all become magically clear.  I'll let you know.
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« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2004 08:03:58 AM »

So I am being punished by the knitting gods.  I was not horribly impressed with the book when I saw it.  It was quite nice but nothing jumped off the page and said knit me!  Then I see Gertie's gorgeous projects and had a change of heart............so what happens?

I can't find that book anywhere!  I have been to three book stores and they all say, "according to our computer it is but we can't find it on the shelf."

Forgive me knitting gods!!!!!!  I have learned my lesson!
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« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2004 08:20:23 AM »

PS  - Tere, I'm confused by the "knit back and forth as if on straight needles" direction too - I'm hoping that when I get to that point in the pattern it will all become magically clear.  I'll let you know.
Now i don't actually have the book, so take this with a grain of salt.  But I'm guessing this is to make the thumbhole.  Basically, up to that point, you've been going around in a circle to make the arm tube, but now you want a hole.  So you knit up to where you want the hole, then turn and purl back (or whatever the stitch pattern is) you'll get back to the other side of the hole, and again turn, and knit back.   Keep doing this until the hole is tall enough to fit a thumb, then you join it back into the round (by not turning, and just knitting across the hole)
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