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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2007 06:59:44 AM »

I cast on for this with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in blush/soft pink (my cheat sub/addition for the difficult-to-find Alpaca Silk DK dyelot).  I'm using US 3s to get gauge.

This yarn is fun & yummy soft, but beware the fuzz if you hold your yarn & pick stitches instead of throwing it.  I had a ring of fuzz come off after doing the long-tail cast-on.
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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2007 09:29:58 AM »

I'm on my 3rd attempt here.  I initially cast on with the 5s, ignoring the voice in my head that said I should have swatched in garter rib as well and it was turning out far too wide.  So I swatched the garter rib on 3s and the measured gauge was a little too small.  So I cast on on 4s and knit for a while and whoops, too big.  I know that I have a tendency to loosen up on larger pieces of knitting (compared to the swatch) and I try to take this into account, but I didn't do a very good job this time.  So I ripped out and cast back on with the 3s.  I'm not far enough in to see if this is going to work, but I sure hope it does.  I'm trying to be really persistent here, but when I run into problems the siren song of other projects becomes louder and louder Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2007 01:34:26 PM »

So, i was thinking of making this out of cotton so i could wear it more. any thoughts.
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« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2007 08:24:18 AM »

So, i was thinking of making this out of cotton so i could wear it more. any thoughts.

Cotton has more negative ease than the recommended wool/alpaca (it will pull in more at gauge).  The drape of cotton is a bit different than wool.  You might want to check out No Sheep for You by Amy Singer (knitty.com's founder) at your library to read up on the differences between cotton & wool in detail.

If anything, swatch! Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2007 09:08:21 AM »

Time for a WIP pic!


Just did the last dec.  The next rows will be where I add the horizontal cable.  I'm going to be swatching, first.

The LYS employee who helped me sub this yarn is probably spot-on for the yardage for the ribbing on the bottom & sleeves (the horizontal cable will disguise and discernable dyelot differences).  I'm on the 3rd skein and have a 4th for the sleeves.

The garter rib alternative to the regular rib is a great choice (I'm sure a regular rib would not transition well to St st or emphasize hips in an unflattering way), but I don't like how the rev. Stockinette stitch seam stitch behaves (creates that inward pucker).  I think I'll be deleting it from future Eunny Jang patterns I knit.  A stitch marker serves me well. 
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« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2007 04:32:49 PM »

I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!

I need a few days to finish Wicked (started way late and i'm doing it w/long sleeves), but I got my yarn for the TYC...recommended yarn and color (how completely uncreative)

Can't wait...

So far all your WIPs are gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2007 07:46:58 PM »

Mine is slow going - this garter rib stitch is taking forever, and I'm adding a little length.  I think I should have gone down a needle size too...  we shall see!
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« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2007 05:13:18 AM »

I got my yarn & cast on last night!

I'm using the felted tweed which so far, is really great to work with. I'm only a couple of rows into the ribbing, but I'm completely in love with it.
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« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2007 07:42:16 AM »

I'm a little bit farther along than shown in this picture.  I have about six rows of ribbing left and I'll be ready to move on, though I plan on wet blocking this first just to be sure it's going to be the right size.  My swatches bloomed quite a bit with a block so I'm being extra cautious.  I think it would kill me to finish this sweater and not like it. 

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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2007 08:39:08 AM »

I have about six rows of ribbing left and I'll be ready to move on, though I plan on wet blocking this first just to be sure it's going to be the right size.  My swatches bloomed quite a bit with a block so I'm being extra cautious.  I think it would kill me to finish this sweater and not like it. 

I'd error on it being a bit small, too, considering the addition of the button bands.
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