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MairWear
« Reply #220 on: October 08, 2007 07:56:42 AM »

RubyTuesday:  So adorable!  I love it!

Well, I went on to the sleeves and ran out of yarn... I'm waiting for more in the mail.  I'll post pics as soon as it's done.
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« Reply #221 on: October 08, 2007 02:28:13 PM »

Aww, that's really cute! I love the color!
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« Reply #222 on: October 09, 2007 06:23:56 AM »

This thread finally (and happily) goaded me to join craftster after much lurking. I am in the midst of the adult pinwheel sweater, and it is going okay. One question though: Mine is now scrunched up on the longest circulars (so many stitches, it takes me 20 minutes to knit a round). How can I measure when I've knit enough rounds to make it big enough for me? I was thinking of transferring stitches to one or more circulars, until I can get it flat to tell the size. However, something tells me there must be an easier way. Huh I appreciate any advice.
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« Reply #223 on: October 09, 2007 07:17:21 AM »

You can just transfer your stitches to a scrap piece of yarn (make sure it's long enough) using a yarn needle.  Then just transfer the stitches back to your circular when you're finished measuring.

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« Reply #224 on: October 09, 2007 09:46:14 AM »

You can just transfer your stitches to a scrap piece of yarn (make sure it's long enough) using a yarn needle.  Then just transfer the stitches back to your circular when you're finished measuring.

Good luck and welcome to craftster!

My thanks to MairWear for the quick assistance and the welcome. That sounds like it will work perfectly.
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« Reply #225 on: October 09, 2007 08:56:43 PM »

You can just transfer your stitches to a scrap piece of yarn (make sure it's long enough) using a yarn needle.  Then just transfer the stitches back to your circular when you're finished measuring.

Good luck and welcome to craftster!

My thanks to MairWear for the quick assistance and the welcome. That sounds like it will work perfectly.

I don't know what type of circs you have, but I have the ones with the interchangeable tips, and they have a little hole where the cable starts (so you can tighten the tips when you change them). I thread a piece of thin mercerized cotton in the hole, and then I can just pull the needle out and at the same time it threads the stitches onto the waste yarn. It makes it go SO quickly!
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MairWear
« Reply #226 on: October 10, 2007 08:35:46 AM »

amyb444:  you must have the knitpicks options?  i'm waiting for christmas to get those... they look awesome!
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soozeq
« Reply #227 on: October 10, 2007 11:12:17 AM »

The Boye's have the hole too; I figured they all did because that's what you use for tightening...
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amyb444
« Reply #228 on: October 10, 2007 01:48:49 PM »

amyb444:  you must have the knitpicks options?  i'm waiting for christmas to get those... they look awesome!
Nope, I have the Boye's. I want to get the Knitpicks though, but I also will have to wait. Christmas is a good idea though, I can convince the hubby to get them then! Smiley
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missknitty
« Reply #229 on: October 11, 2007 04:14:12 AM »

How long does this sweater take (on average)? I'm starting it soon, but wanted to get an idea. Smiley
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