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« Reply #240 on: December 28, 2007 03:36:54 PM »

Well, I decided to start mine over.  It's coming out a little on the small side.  My gauge was right on in stockinette stitch, which is the only gauge they give you in the LB version.  I guess my cables are tighter though because it's coming out smaller than the specified measurements.  For instance it says the cable yoke should be 4 1/2 inches wide on the diagram but mine was only 3 1/2 inches.  I'm still going to use the same size needles and just make a bigger size to compensate because if I go up a needle size I think the stitches are too loose.  I already frogged everything except the cable yoke which just needs to be made a little longer for the larger size. 

You know, I started mine (finally!!!) and I had trouble getting the gauge with the plastic needles I started with. After I switched to a new set of metal ones (yea husband for listening to what I want for Xmas!), its been a lot easier.

My only trouble is that I don't *exactly* understand the instruction "knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you" on row 2. What I've been doing is essentially repeating the row as previously with knits instead of cables (ie 6 knit stitches instead of 3/3 LC). It looks nice, but I can't find a detail photograph to see if its correct.

And the 3/3 RC isn't defined in the instructions, so I've been doing "slip 3 to the back on a cable needle, knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle". So mine might be unique anyway LOL.

My wireless on the laptop isn't working so I couldn't look up the craftster thread until my parents computer got back from the shop today. Total withdrawl!!!!
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« Reply #241 on: December 28, 2007 03:50:54 PM »

knit the knits and purl the purls = what that means is when you look at the knitting, it'll LOOK like it wants to be a knit (a purl from the prior row) or a purl (a knit from the prior row) - they're just saying to do those stitches in stockinette stitch method.

make sense?

and as long as you do your cables consistantly - 3R always to the back and 3L always to the front, it won't matter.

You know, I started mine (finally!!!) and I had trouble getting the gauge with the plastic needles I started with. After I switched to a new set of metal ones (yea husband for listening to what I want for Xmas!), its been a lot easier.

My only trouble is that I don't *exactly* understand the instruction "knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you" on row 2. What I've been doing is essentially repeating the row as previously with knits instead of cables (ie 6 knit stitches instead of 3/3 LC). It looks nice, but I can't find a detail photograph to see if its correct.

And the 3/3 RC isn't defined in the instructions, so I've been doing "slip 3 to the back on a cable needle, knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle". So mine might be unique anyway LOL.

My wireless on the laptop isn't working so I couldn't look up the craftster thread until my parents computer got back from the shop today. Total withdrawl!!!!
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« Reply #242 on: December 29, 2007 02:10:51 PM »

Yay, I just finished my garter yoke!  Now all I need to do is the body and sleeves... I have a bad feeling this thing won't be done before winter is over.

For the cable yoke, I started with a provisional cast-on and grafted the ends using the kitchener stitch because I didn't want a visible seam. I was going to knit the garter yoke in the round, also to avoid a seam, but I realized that after decreasing stitches, my work would be too short for a 24-inch circular needle.



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« Reply #243 on: December 29, 2007 04:53:16 PM »

Looking good so far! Smiley
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« Reply #244 on: December 29, 2007 06:55:30 PM »

knit the knits and purl the purls = what that means is when you look at the knitting, it'll LOOK like it wants to be a knit (a purl from the prior row) or a purl (a knit from the prior row) - they're just saying to do those stitches in stockinette stitch method.

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D'oh! That's what I was afraid it meant. Now I'm going to have to make a decision - keep my three garter stitch cables or go back and redo them as stockinette cables.

That's one of the silliest instructions I think I've ever read <sigh>.
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« Reply #245 on: December 29, 2007 07:04:37 PM »


That's one of the silliest instructions I think I've ever read <sigh>.

actually, i've seen it in a bunch of patterns - rather than trying to count out how many purls and how many knits, they just say knit the knits and purl the purls......  so whatever it looks like (a knit or a purl) when you're up to that stitch, that's how you knit/purl it
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« Reply #246 on: January 02, 2008 06:06:47 AM »

The yoke looks great Carinalou!!! Love that grape soda color.

 I like the idea of grafting instead of having a seam. I am ordering my yarn today with xmas green and can't wait to get started.   I will definitely be using your idea. 
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« Reply #247 on: January 04, 2008 09:24:17 PM »

wow, absolutely EVERYONE is knocking this off...even Daisy Fuentes for Kohl's !!!  (who knew she had a clothing line? I sure didn't!) It was on sale for $25 in the store, but 100% scratchy acrylic.

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/womensbrands/daisyfuentes/PRD~279716/daisy+fuentes+CableKnit+Cardigan.jsp#

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« Reply #248 on: January 05, 2008 07:13:42 AM »

wow, absolutely EVERYONE is knocking this off...even Daisy Fuentes for Kohl's !!!  (who knew she had a clothing line? I sure didn't!) It was on sale for $25 in the store, but 100% scratchy acrylic.

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/womens/womensbrands/daisyfuentes/PRD~279716/daisy+fuentes+CableKnit+Cardigan.jsp#


Ooh! I like the collar detailing instead of the plain garter on the LB version. I don't like the cable crosses on the yoke like that though.

Nice idea with a cardi, though. My mom saw the one I was working on and said it'd be "a great idea" to make her one too - I'm going to be working on this project forever!  Grin
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« Reply #249 on: January 06, 2008 11:29:34 AM »

it says to 'work even in pattern as established until Row 2 of second repeat of the center cable has been worked'

On the next line, for the next row, it says to do row 3 of the 3/3LC Cable thing AND row 3 of the 4/4 Center Cable thing. The row 3 of the Center Cable makes sense... after all, you just finished row 2, and so it would make sense to do row three, but if I were to do row 3 of the 3/3 LC, then I would be doing the cable some 4 rows earlier, and in the picture, there doesn't appear to be an early cable.

I think I might be misreading the pattern, and I should repeat the entire Center Cable thing 2 times, and then do the repeat after the 2nd row on the third repeat? Because then the patterns for the 3/3 cable and the 4/4 cable would coincide.

Autumnleaf, did you figure this out?  I just got to the same point (on the LB pattern) and I'm confused.  The other thing I find confusing is that when I "work even in pattern as established until row 2 of second rep of center cable has been worked" I've only knit about 2 inches past the pickup row.  The heading on the next part of the pattern is "waist shaping" but I don't know anyone whose waist is 2 inches below their armpits.
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