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« Reply #790 on: August 08, 2006 12:19:14 AM »

To determine your exact gauge for stockinette in the round, cast your stitches on circs or dpns. Knit a row and then slide your stitches to the other end of your circ or dpn. Making sure you're looking at the right side of your knitting, like you would when knitting in the round, float your working yarn loosely across the backside of the knitted piece and use it to knit another row. Keep going like this, sliding the swatch back and forth on your needles until it's the right size.

I hope this helps!

Same here, I have the same problem with my purl rows being much looser than knit ones, but I was too lazy to swatch a big tube.. and didn't think of that, thanks so much for the tip !!!

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« Reply #791 on: August 08, 2006 12:30:21 AM »

thank you so much Maureen, that's an excellent idea, and my gauge was off! now i can finally start knitting the sweater Smiley
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« Reply #792 on: August 08, 2006 12:09:38 PM »

Yay - I'm glad I could help!

But seriously, don't thank me, thank my tween-sized Honeymoon Cami that forced me to learn the all-important lesson on gauge!!

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« Reply #793 on: August 11, 2006 03:46:40 PM »

Here's my elephant!  This was the first time I'd done a provisional cast-on, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch, and DPNs- can you believe it?  I only had to rip back the trunk once, and then the head once because I seriously screwed up the whole section where you knit back and forth (I still have no idea what I was thinking that first time).  It's done, and I think my little girl is going to love it when her birthday comes!

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« Reply #794 on: August 11, 2006 04:22:40 PM »

That elephant is adorable!
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« Reply #795 on: August 11, 2006 06:04:53 PM »

Your elephant is adorable!
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« Reply #796 on: August 11, 2006 06:34:43 PM »

Thanks!  Grin

Two big thank yous go out to Nongshim and Fozziebear54 for helping me in the Discussion forum when I got stuck on this project. 
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« Reply #797 on: January 07, 2007 12:00:50 PM »

Can someone please tell me how many balls of Noro Cash Iroha the Hourglass sweater calls for? I don't have the book yet and i want to start researching yarn substitutions. I'm thinking of using some bulky merino from handpaintedyarns.com and i want to know how much i will need.

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« Reply #798 on: January 07, 2007 02:42:46 PM »

it depends on which size you'll be knitting. i'm knitting the smallest size (33" chest) and it calls for 10 balls.
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« Reply #799 on: February 08, 2007 11:54:55 AM »

Just wanted to keep this thread alive, and to sing the praises of the Purl Scarf. I made it in the spring, promptly put it away -- after the fiance (now hubby) modeled it for the pic on page 78 of this thread -- and was delighted to pull it out last week for the sub-freezing weather we've been having in DC and other parts.

It's too thick to drape nicely but I wrap it around my neck and chin and it's SO warm and cozy. Rather like nibbling a sheep...
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