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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2007 09:27:24 PM »



I'm doing four lace repeats a side, and decreased after every 3 rows, to reign it in a lil and now i'm back at every 4 rows, instead of the 5. So far so good, as i want this to be rather fitted.. but i'm curious...  how much are you guys decreasing?

I'm going to try the empire style too, but one battle at a time Tongue

I'm actually decreasing every 5 rows as written in the pattern, however, I cast on 23 sts less to make it less drapey at the hem, so I started with 98 sts. Instead of decreasing 13 sts on either side, I only decreased 8 sts on either side.
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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2007 01:29:34 AM »

I'm casting on tonight! I thought I was going to do this in the round but I've been reading through the pattern over breakfast and I'm already quite confused.

If I want to do think I'm going to have to chart the pattern - has anyone else done this?
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2007 12:39:07 PM »

i didn't chart it, but there is an easy way to memorize it if you think along with my brain here.



each scallop has 23 sts with a purl in the middle seperating the two halves, so you only really need to remember the first half, because the second is a mirror image. use the pattern sheet for the first row after that the scalop edge is recognizable from the previous k3tog, or ssk that you are going to incorporate into this rounds k2tog or ssk.

as for the yo's, they go up in steps, a yo in the left side of the "leaf vein" this row, means a yo on the right side of the "leaf vein" the next row.

*and by "leaf vein" i mean the two travelling knit ladders that the yo's border

 
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« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2007 04:15:28 AM »

Thank you! I didn't get it at first but once I started it all clicked. In the end I made a quick chart in excel so that I could see it all working together.

It is here if it might be of any use to anyone else:
http://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?key=pOuwM_ey08sFW2VYZkaWBBg

I've done the first 12 rows now in the round and I'm quite pleased with it. I'm slightly concerned by how much it flares out at the bottom but I hope it will all look OK in the end.

I'll post a picture when I've made a bit more progress...
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« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2007 10:48:46 AM »

Ooh! Thank you! Smiley

Yea! I did lots of swatching, and thanks to mooncalf's chart, have figured out the placement of the purl column (12th stitch), which combined with QueenofTroy's tutorial on the reverse (purl) long tail cast-on (video here: http://golden-apples.blogspot.com/2007/05/jacquard-or-interlocking-double.html)
I discovered a way to make keeping track of my cast-on count painless (cast on 11 regular, cast 1 reverse, cast 22 regular, cast on 1 reverse etc. until last set of repeats, cast on 11 regular).

I'm going to be knitting in the round with my 40" Knitpicks Options, magic loop style, so these purl cast on stitches made it easy to separate my halves between repeats (discovered in my swatch that trying to keep the pattern part-way through a repeat was disastrous--and I can't get my eyelets to look nice on the purl side when I knit flat  Undecided).
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« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2007 10:37:59 PM »

It has begun!



I'm using US 6.  The yarn is Bernat Cashmere (65% acrylic, 30% nylon, 5% cashmere--it's so soft!).  One pattern repeats gives me 4" width in these.

Sadly each skein is only 103 yds.  You can see how little I have left after completing row 24. :/  I hope 6 is enough for little me!  Now that I'm on the Stockinette stitch section, I can honestly use my new stitch markers from my Secret Craftster! Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2007 07:47:23 PM »

knittinfiasco - it's looking nice so far!

Here's another progress shot from me too:



I made some big changes along the neckline, which I'll write about later when I'm all done.
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2007 07:52:50 PM »

ooh cute variation!
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« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2007 07:53:17 PM »

Really cute! Love it!
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« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2007 08:07:21 PM »

Beautiful knitting!!!
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