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MissLulu
« Reply #530 on: April 22, 2006 09:46:08 PM »

I have leapt onto the bandwagon and already have a question! (forgive me if it's been answered...)

I am using blue sky alpaca/silk and size 6 needles so am worried it's going to be tiny! I want to make it wider - this means doing a few more of the increases, right? will i have to do anything different when I come to the next section?

thank you all so much. better late than never, right?
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« Reply #531 on: April 23, 2006 10:09:05 AM »

My yarn came the other day while I was out of town!  I'm doing it in Knit Picks Gossamer in Caribbean:
http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420128/yarn_display.aspx

I'll probably cast on tomorrow Smiley

Oh my goodness!  I love that colour sooo much... and I love that shop!! When I'm all growed up and actually am working instead of going to school, I'm going to have to buy aaaaall sorts of goodies from there.

I can't wait to see how it looks.  You *must* post when you get something on needles Cheesy

Ugh...I'm to the middle straight row section, NOT a fan of how it looks in this yarn.  My boyfriend says it looks like a dishcloth.  LOL.  I might frog it and give my cousin the lace shawl I've been working on as a gift instead (if I can bear to part with it).  Not sure what else to do with this yarn...
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« Reply #532 on: April 23, 2006 10:42:09 AM »

I really wish I had seen this a few weeks ago.  I'm almost done with my clapotis.  I did it in a yarn that was in the clearance section at the LYS (50% off!).  It is ONLine Linie 88 Feeling in a pale yellow, a yarn I haven't seen, or been able to find, since. It really makes the stitches pop, especially the twisted knits.
Well, here it the clapotis:



and here is what the stitches look like up close.



Also, MissLuLu, if you are using a thinner thread with a smaller gauge, you will need to do more repeats to get it as wide as a normal clapotis.  The only difference will be when you are working the straight rows, you will need to do a few more repeats.  From reading the pattern it looks like you do the same number of repeats on the straight row that you did on the increase row.  For example: If you ended up doing section two (increases) 20 times, you would do section three (straight rows) 20 times also.  You would then do section four (decrease rows) 10 times.  Everything else (like the beginning and ending) should be the same.
Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that is the way that I am reading it.  And I took a really close look.  I have a dk weight merino in verigated pinks that I was considering. It's just slightly thinner than a worsted
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« Reply #533 on: April 23, 2006 01:40:48 PM »

Kimbabwe, maybe it's just my screen, but I probably wouldn't have noticed that color change if you hadn't pointed it out. I love your color choice, anyway.

I cast on three days ago and I'm already on the straight section... and already bored. Only 9 more repeats to go... *sigh* At least I have some new movies to watch.
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« Reply #534 on: April 23, 2006 06:50:06 PM »

I have leapt onto the bandwagon and already have a question! (forgive me if it's been answered...)

I am using blue sky alpaca/silk and size 6 needles so am worried it's going to be tiny! I want to make it wider - this means doing a few more of the increases, right? will i have to do anything different when I come to the next section?

thank you all so much. better late than never, right?

It probably will be teeny.  I haven't made one of these, but I am using the same yarn and needle size to make the somewhat cowl seen here:  http://www.thegarterbelt.com/wb_somewhatcowl.html.  Yes, it's teeny!  Cheesy  Taking for-EVER!  Good luck
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MissLulu
« Reply #535 on: April 24, 2006 10:32:27 AM »

thanks! i just added two more increase repeats an it's measuring 22 inches, which sounds good to me! am finding this pattern so strangely addictive.
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soozeq
« Reply #536 on: April 24, 2006 01:13:37 PM »

thanks! i just added two more increase repeats an it's measuring 22 inches, which sounds good to me! am finding this pattern so strangely addictive.

For every increase/drop stitch you have, you'll probably increase by about
 half an inch in width, so you may gain a few more inches.

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« Reply #537 on: April 25, 2006 03:45:46 AM »

I finally got around to finishing my clap.
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« Reply #538 on: April 25, 2006 07:19:41 AM »

soapturtle, yoursis beautiful! I really like the striping.

I started this for real today, and I have a question. I didn't place a marker the first time it told me, because it seemed unneccesscary. Now I'm at the end of section 1 and realized section 2 is all about the markers.  Shocked

So, should I have 3 markers? and if so, where should the third one go?



It's hard to see int he pic, but the pink marker is 3 stitches from the point of the needle
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soozeq
« Reply #539 on: April 25, 2006 08:09:45 AM »

soapturtle, yoursis beautiful! I really like the striping.

I started this for real today, and I have a question. I didn't place a marker the first time it told me, because it seemed unneccesscary. Now I'm at the end of section 1 and realized section 2 is all about the markers.  Shocked

So, should I have 3 markers? and if so, where should the third one go?


It's hard to see int he pic, but the pink marker is 3 stitches from the point of the needle

I think in the middle.

sue
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