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acesulfamek
« on: November 23, 2004 01:34:31 PM »

I made one of the headband/neckwarmers from SNBN yesterday.  I started in the morning, and I got it nearly-done at my Stitch n' Bitch meeting last night - I just needed to do some finishing once I got home.  A nice little gift to me, in between all the gift-knitting!

This picture is of it being used as a choker-neckwarmer, but I think it looks better as a headband.  Unfortunately, I just couldn't get a good photo of my own head.


I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (as the pattern says) for the green and purple, and DB Baby Cashmerino, held double, for the red.



Once I had the whole thing done, I compared it to the big photo in the book and I think I sewed the flower on inside out!  The flower curls under in the picture, but my petals curl up.  I don't really mind though.  I certainly have plenty of yarn leftover to make a couple more if the mood strikes.
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Gertie_T
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2004 01:51:08 PM »

Wow, it looks wonderful! Beautiful job! You've inspired me to make this project.

I think it looks great as a choker.

It's so great seeing all these SnB Nation projects...Now if I could just finish mine!
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broadzilla
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2004 01:58:36 PM »

That's really cute!  I think the wider version is next on my to knit list to keep my ears warm when I ride my bike.  I'm also excited about having a pattern for a knit flower because I can't seem to get the hang of crochet and I can think of a lot of things like bags and hats that would be complimented well with a little flower.
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acesulfamek
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2004 02:45:02 PM »


At first, the flower pattern threw me for a loop.  I have done some of the Nicky Epstien flowers and this one was done totally differently.  The key is this (and it will make sense when you set down to do the pattern, I hope): "*k1, sl st to left needle, lift next 5 sts over end of needle...."  What is going on there is: knit a stich.  Move that stitch back on to the needle it came from.  Pass each of the next 5 over that one.  I don't know why, but I got stuck on that for a little while.  Luckily, a girl at my SNB was there to puzzle it out with me - and once you get it right, it's very "of course!"
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broadzilla
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2004 04:46:41 PM »

Cool, I'm sure that will save me some frustration when I get to making one!
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clayfaery
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2004 07:28:26 PM »

That sounds very similar to the flowers in the holiday issue  of Vouge Knitting....
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mk_carroll
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004 11:40:17 PM »

At first, the flower pattern threw me for a loop.  Luckily, a girl at my SNB was there to puzzle it out with me - and once you get it right, it's very "of course!"
*phew* I'm glad you got it figured out!  Writing the pattern for the flower was not easy - I wanted it to be relatively simple, worked flat, and quick to make, on top of looking like a chunky cutout.  I like your explanation - would you be willing to post it over at the Virtual Stitch n' Bitch over at knithappens.com, or give me permission to post it with your screenname? 

I love the purple that you chose - it looks beautiful on you!
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acesulfamek
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2004 06:51:05 AM »

Thank you for the compliments!  Thank you for writing such a pretty pattern. (Between you and me, it's one of my favorites in the book!)

Now that I know the virtual SNB exsists, I would be happy to repost that there. 
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hannah15326
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005 07:51:31 AM »

hi
I have just started making this neckwarker/ headband and am totally stuck with the increases and i just dont know why! M1 is that just like making a little extra loop on the needle? like the M1a on this site: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php for some reason i just cant figure it out (having a stupid moment i think) but i want to wear it sooo badly!
 hope someone can help! thanks
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acesulfamek
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005 09:08:28 AM »

when you do a m1, you are reaching into that little bar between the stitches and bringing that up onto your left needle in a certain way.  this is, yes, just putting another loop on there, but it is different than, say, a yarn over where you are wrapping the working yarn around the right needle (doing this leaves a little hole underneath - a m1 does not).
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