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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2007 08:46:52 PM »

i was able to figure it out but i kind of lost track of where i was and did some backwards knitting for a bit... here is a photo of my progress though:

it reminds me of superman ice cream. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2007 09:03:28 PM »

That's gorgeous yarn!
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2007 09:19:01 PM »

It is lovely.  Another trick is to put a stitch marker for each YO.  So you just knit to the stitch marker and then YO and continue. 

It takes me three months.  At the end, I decide to keep it since I spent so much times on it.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2007 09:20:16 PM »


It takes me three months.  At the end, I decide to keep it since I spent so much times on it.


3 months? Shocked Then this is definitely not the project for me. That would take me forever.

You definitely have the right to keep it. I would.
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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2007 10:03:44 PM »

Yeah. At the end, it takes like 30 minutes from 1 row, so I only knit 1 or 2 rows a day.  And I have to go buy a longer cable (60 in) for the Denise.  It grows so slowly at the end.  I think mine is like 36 inches.
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2007 01:02:38 PM »

my goodness! 60 inches? the switching of the circular sizes is a bit difficult for me. i can see how it would require a bigger size circular though. i begin to lose patience when it starts growing slower. Smiley
it hasn't taken me that long to work as much as i have on the blanket but it is the interior part.
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2007 07:14:02 PM »

You can estimate how long you would need by multiplying the diameter by 3.14.  You can squeeze all the stitches to a shorter cable needles, but there is only so much you can do.  I broke down and bought one because it is easier than transferring among the different cable needles.

The interior part is pretty quick.  The bigger it is the longer it takes.  You can always BO when you get tired of knitting it.  And it feels so good when it is done.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2007 09:07:57 PM »

I'm making the adult sweater similar to this pattern and I have a 16 and 21" cables joined (making the needle length about 45") and am an inch past where you mark the sleeves. I also have another needle of the same size that's 29" and I figure I'll have both of these crammed full by the time I get to the last rows.

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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2007 06:48:00 AM »

I'm mostly done with mine, and I've been working on it for almost a month.  It will be about 42" across when complete.  It does start to drag when you are about 2/3 of the way done.  Currently, the blanket has nearly 700 stitches in one round.



I checked "knitting on the edge" out from the library.  I think I'm going to put a ruffle on the edge.  I think the edge is too small as written.  Thoughts?

Re: needles, i am currently using 2 sets on mine.  I already had 2 circs and I didn't want to bust out the $ for a third. 

Another crafter told me how to do it--knit the new needle on, and stop when it starts to get full.  Remember to place needle caps on the open needle ends you aren't working with (I used rubber bands). Next, take the bottom needle and loop it up to the stitches to be knit.  transfer the needle cap from the knit-to needle to now inactive needle. knit till you run out of stitches on the active needle, then move a needle cap. you will be knitting with 2 different circs again.  repeat.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007 12:09:22 PM »

Wow, great progress! Knitting is already slow for me and then a blanket? Shocked

Love the color scheme! Very pretty!
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