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pretendingsanity
« Reply #780 on: April 25, 2006 06:07:04 PM »

Both the sweater and the leg warmers are so cute (and so are your shoes, by the by). I love the color of the leg warmers.

thanks!

and knitty mcknitknit I don't know how much blocking will help, but I'd try it.  A little bit of hair conditioner will help soften animal fibers too.
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faywray
« Reply #781 on: April 26, 2006 05:53:34 PM »

pretendingsanity, I really like those buttons on the placket neck sweater, they're such a cute color.

I finally finished something from the book, too, after spending hours admiring everyone else's work on this thread. It's a Rainbow Scarf made from Lang Tosca, a popular substitute, it seems.
Please excuse the background, I couldn't for the life of me find a clean table in this place!

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« Reply #782 on: May 08, 2006 03:01:57 PM »

My mom collects hippos, so I modified the bear to make a hippo.  I just CO 32 sts, and knit a bunch of rows in the round, then I decreased 6 stitches somewhat evenly, then used kitchener to bind off and stuffed and stitched that onto the face in a hippo-like shape.  Smiley

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« Reply #783 on: May 08, 2006 06:29:37 PM »

Love the hippo! Smiley
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« Reply #784 on: May 09, 2006 09:58:00 PM »

pretendingsanity, I really like those buttons on the placket neck sweater, they're such a cute color.

I finally finished something from the book, too, after spending hours admiring everyone else's work on this thread. It's a Rainbow Scarf made from Lang Tosca, a popular substitute, it seems.
Please excuse the background, I couldn't for the life of me find a clean table in this place!


Thanks, they're actually glass beads. 

nice  scarf!
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« Reply #785 on: August 07, 2006 04:26:58 AM »

hi everyone, i just got the book Smiley and i bought some yarn for the hourglass sweater, i tried the gauge (first time i ever do this!) and it turned out to be the same gauge as in the book, after i cast on the stitches for the sweater according to my measurements (87 stitches+87 stitches) and joining the round, it really looks small (the diameter) is this the way it's supposed to be or should i cast for a larger size?

please someone reply because i'm really excited to start knitting this sweater
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« Reply #786 on: August 07, 2006 05:02:21 AM »

I would say keep going and once you have a few inches done, check your gauge again and make sure it's the same as when you swatched. When you first cast on, your stitches are all smushed together and I don't think you can tell anything from that.
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« Reply #787 on: August 07, 2006 10:50:53 AM »

hi everyone, i just got the book Smiley and i bought some yarn for the hourglass sweater, i tried the gauge (first time i ever do this!) and it turned out to be the same gauge as in the book, after i cast on the stitches for the sweater according to my measurements (87 stitches+87 stitches) and joining the round, it really looks small (the diameter) is this the way it's supposed to be or should i cast for a larger size?

please someone reply because i'm really excited to start knitting this sweater

Did you do your gauge swatch in the round or flat? I've run into the same problem - I purl much looser than I knit so if I do a gauge swatch flat, it's always bigger than when I knit in the round.

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!
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« Reply #788 on: August 07, 2006 11:51:22 AM »

I just had to say, that's the best advise I think I've ever seen!  I always do this big boring tube swatch in the round, or a little stupid one on dpns, and either way is annoying.
I never would have thought to carry the yarn around the back, so thanks! I've been putting off a project in the round because I didn't want to swatch.
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speakeasy
« Reply #789 on: August 07, 2006 02:07:49 PM »

Great Job! I love the gift pouches. I made one in a similar green and I love it, I want to make more.
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