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LittleJoi
« on: December 06, 2007 02:14:26 PM »

Would anyone like to join me in knitting Jeanie?

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTjeanie.html

I just love it! I was actually thinking of knitting clapotis but after seeing this I just have to make it. Its going to be my Christmas present to myself  Grin.

I am using some dk weight superwash that I ordered from knitpicks awhile back.
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mamakass
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 02:58:43 PM »

I've already started it, so I'll definitely join this knit-along.
I'm using some Knitpicks palatte in garnet heather that I bought for Knitty's Hush Hush, but realizes quickly that, being wool, it was completely inappropriate. Then I decided to make Muir, but even after three tries I somehow managed to mess that one up every time. But Jeanie is way prettier, and I can't wait!
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 06:38:14 PM »

Anyone know how I could modify it into a scarf?
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 08:10:33 PM »

Anyone know how I could modify it into a scarf?

Well it's done with sock yarn on US6s, so maybe lace weight with appropriately smaller needles? Other than that all I can think of is reducing the pattern repeats in the center panel, which would change the look of it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007 09:58:35 PM »

You could also make it narrower by cutting out chart B, and having each row be ACA instead of ABACABA and/or narrow chart C.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007 10:15:31 AM »

I just got my yarn for this! I am using Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Red Willow. How is it going for everyone?
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mamakass
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007 12:57:39 PM »

It's going great. I'm about 12 rows in.
Unfortunately, I'll have to rip it out and save the pattern for later. Or maybe I'll save it on some yarn. Though, honestly, with only 12 rows I'm not sure which would take longer to start again.
I finally convinced my boyfriend to let me teach him to knit,and the pattern he picked out uses the same needles as Jeanie. Since I'm not far I'll just rip it out and start again in three weeks when he's out of my life for 4 and a half months (I'll be in Mexico) So he has three weeks to knit his project, then I'm takin' my needles with me and gonna knit Jeanie in Mexico. It will be fantastic.
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007 09:51:46 AM »

I hope I get yarn to knit this for Christmas or my birthday, if not, then I will order some after the first of the year.  Just have to finish a shawl that I am working on first. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007 09:59:30 AM »

I'm on row 25 now. It's turning out so nice! I can't believe people want to use this yarn for socks :/ hehe. I dropped my first set of stitches - kind of scary but also exciting! I've never gotten to do that on purpose before! The pattern is very easy to memorize but I still keep the chart handy. I'll try to post pictures sometime - gotta get ready for work now though.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007 06:18:43 PM »

I'll be getting to this one of these days, but of course I must buy the yarn now.  Might holding 2 strands of laceweight together work?  I'm thinking knitpick's shimmer.
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2007 07:48:39 PM »

I definitely think that would work well. What's great about this pattern is that the gauge isn't essential, so you can really use whatever yarn you want.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2007 08:32:15 PM »

I wonder if holding the 2 pieces of yarn together will make the dropped stitches look like twice as many rows? If that makes sense? I think that would be neat.
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2007 09:41:28 PM »

In order for them to do that you'd have to make sure not to twist them around each other, but I bet that would look cool
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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2007 08:40:38 AM »

Yes, laceweight doubled would be a good sub.
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2007 05:41:02 PM »

I got to the first row of dropping stitches. I'm afraid my yarn might not be smooth enough for this pattern now, the rows got all tangled up and I had to pull them apart. Pooey.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2007 07:30:58 PM »

i love jeanie! it looks so lovely!

i plan on just doing chart A, 3 or 4 repeats of chart C, and chart A. and i will use it more like a scarf.

not sure what yarn yet. i've made a clapotis so i know the yarn has to be on the smooth side for the stitch dropping. i used sportweight yarn with my clapotis and it turned out pretty good. i'm probably going to use some kind of sock yarn tho. a bluish colorway like the one on knitty.

im excited to see other people's jeanies!
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2007 04:56:29 PM »

I tried a bit to see if I liked it for a scarf.  The m1s are a bit loopy, maybe I should wait one more row before I do them?  Also, my cable edging didn't turn out very nice.  I think I messed something up.  (I didn't graft at the end, I just did 3 needle bind-off since I was just testing, but I mean the rest doesn't look so great either.)  I wasn't sure what size needle to use since it's recycled yarn.  Maybe a size bigger?  Otherwise, I like it!  Cheesy



Anyone else have progress pics?
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2007 05:46:10 PM »

Ooo...I really like that! Which charts did you use?
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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2007 07:48:30 PM »

I'm about 4 or 5 repeats in...I really need to take pictures! I tried on an old camera but I really need some good light....Been rainy here in GA lately  Shocked Shocked Shocker!! But the pattern is so great and I really love it.
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2007 09:39:15 PM »

Ooo...I really like that! Which charts did you use?

Thanks!  ABA, easy as it gets!   Wink

Spacepants7, you guys for sure need that rain!
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2007 08:22:05 PM »

i think it still looks super nice, gaucamolegreetings. thanks for posting the pic! im thinking of using some lorna's laces shepherd sock, and i want it scarfy like yours but wider with chart c in it.
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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2007 09:24:00 AM »

I can't wait to start one of these! I have a skein of Bearfoot and a Skein of SeaSilk and I think I'll swatch both and see which I like better. Smiley
But for now... back to the last minute Christmas countdown knitting. *ugh*
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2008 07:44:43 PM »



I'm in!

Well, I'm in once I finish my current Clapotis....

Problem is, all my nice yarn is only 500 to 650 yards...and I'm seriously broke.  Cry
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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2008 09:12:21 PM »

I'm really hoping I get to make this. My dad said he'd buy me the yarn next week, but I have to stay on him to make sure he doesn't flake.
I'm gonna use Pallette in Garnet Heather from knitpicks. I'll definitely be posting here about it. I have a horrible tendency to not finish pattern projects, let alone something this big.
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008 07:48:59 PM »

I have yet to take a good picture (been a little rainy/snowy here the last week in GA) but I am about to start on my 3rd and final skein of bearfoot. It probably won't be as long as the pattern calls for, but mom doesn't want it super long....I'm making it for her cause her name is Jean Smiley I've tried to take pictures but it's hard to see its true beauty unblocked, I think.
StoryFromTheStars: I think I started this December 4th or somewhere around in there, and I haven't fully dedicated myself to it, and its going by pretty fast. You learn the pattern fast, at least I did. I haven't looked at the chart in about a ball and a half  Grin Varigated yarn looks awesome with this pattern though because the little dropped stitches are a different color on each row, it looks really cool.
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2008 08:23:12 PM »

sounds so cool, cant wait to see pics!
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2008 01:39:37 PM »

I got my yarn today. It's beautiful, and soft, and it'll look great when I knit it up. I'm currently on the second row, and it does seem like I'm gonna memorize this pretty quickly.
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2008 09:20:08 PM »

Awesome! What did you end up getting?
++ Oops just saw what you were planning on getting! I used Palette for the Norwegian Stockings and loved it. It was my first time using wool yarn <3
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2008 07:33:45 PM »

I do love the yarn. I don't really have any problems with splitting, which is really nice, and it moves really nicely on the needles. I'm currently about 3/4 of the way through the first repeat. Hopefully my headache will go away and I can knit more often.
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