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Sheila B.
« Reply #150 on: April 04, 2005 08:24:39 AM »

I am not sure if this is where I post questions, or if I should start a new topic.  Any who, I found this kick ass website when a girl in my Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater SNB group (newly started) suggested it after I encountered the infamous row 4. 

So, I frogged my capelet, finished it properly, decided I didn't like the color, frogged it again, dyed it, balled it,and am now ready to cast on again. 

Here's my problem:  Apparently I have big man shoulders because the capelet was both too short and too tight.  The too short problem is easy to fix (just add another 4 or 8 rows of pattern), but with the too tight issue I am not exactly sure how many extra stitches to add in.  I would like to make it one spider web wider.  I think I need to add 5 stitches, but am concerned I am wrong because that makes it an odd number (97).

I would love some help.  I don't really want to do any more frogging.

Thanks,
Sheila
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« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2005 09:53:23 AM »

I'm not exactly sure how many st = a pattern repeat, if it is 5, then casting on an extra 5 would solve the problem. 
OR you could try moving up to size 17's
OR you could make a border by adding the extra stitches (say 6) and knitting the first and last 3 in garter stich or something..
I had the length issue too, I think I added an extra 9 rows.
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Sheila B.
« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2005 01:10:16 PM »

OK, thanks.  I hadn't thought of adding a border.  I am going to try to hold out one more day (and work on something else) and see if someone knows if one web is 5 stitches.
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« Reply #153 on: April 05, 2005 12:42:18 AM »

One web is 5 stitches.  I made a narrower version of the capelet for my 8-year-old niece by losing four (or so) of the "web" repeats.  I also made a bigger version for my cousin by knitting the pattern as is, but changing to 12mm needles, which worked well.
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Sheila B.
« Reply #154 on: April 05, 2005 05:08:32 AM »

Thank you very much!  I don't think I can hold out one more minute to knit this thing.  My boys are off to school and my girls are still asleep!

I love this forum!
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gloriana
« Reply #155 on: April 09, 2005 09:57:05 PM »

I finished my capelet recently and I LOVE IT!  I used one skein of the Merino Frappe in pale pink.  This pattern is so quick and cute.... here's the result:



More details can be found at my blog - click on the link in my signature.  Thanks to everyone for great advice on this pattern!
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cassiebella84
« Reply #156 on: April 11, 2005 09:50:02 AM »


I LOVE it , i was thinking about doing it for my next project i was kinda scared, now you give me the courage to go ahead and Wink try it
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gloriana
« Reply #157 on: April 12, 2005 07:11:32 AM »

You can totally do it!   It's really worth it...
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Sheila B.
« Reply #158 on: April 19, 2005 09:44:28 AM »

OK, it's taken forever to get these photos up.  Is there a secret that I don't know about? 

Anyway, after making the spider web capelet with yarnovers in row four (and switching it to circulars so it would fit) crafster was recommended to me and I discovered the pattern mistake.  So, I frogged it and knit it up again.  Then I cast off and found it was way too small.  I put it back on the needles with the intent to lengthen it, but decided I didn't like the color.  Here is a picture of what I thought was a boring color at the time.



Then I frogged it again and dyed it.  It was my first attempt at dying.  Desire is the mother of learning new crafts...or something like that.  I like how it turned out, and dying was fun.

I lengthened the capelet by 7 rows (rows 2-8) and widened it by one spiderweb (5 sts) to fit my big man shoulders.  It fits well now.  Here it is:





I have to say that after knitting it three times, I really grew to love the pattern.  This was my first lace and I found it relaxing as knitting should be, but not too boring like stockinette stitch can be.  Also, I love the way the spider webs have a vintage look to them (although it was less evident when the yarn became variegated).  I think the lace is ingenious and I want to knit it in different yarns and different shapes.  I don't know anything about lace, so I don't know if the designer put together other types of lace or completely made up her own.  In any case, the design rocks, Erin!
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bkknits29
« Reply #159 on: April 19, 2005 06:17:05 PM »

Sheila, that is awesome! I'm so glad you got it finished! It looks beautiful on you. I'm glad the forum helped you. The yarn looks shiny or is that the varigation? Did you use the frappe? I hope to see it in person some day soon.

Beth
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