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Topic: FOs: Marsan watch cap, socks, and shrug  (Read 1962 times)
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starghoti
« on: March 31, 2005 07:24:53 AM »

There's a great pattern here for a warm winter hat: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html


I used Lamb's Pride Worsted and US7 needles as suggested, but found that I needed to add a ton of stitches to make an adult-sized hat!  I added an extra 16 stitches to the circumference and an extra 12 or so rows in length.  I actually wish I'd added a few more rows so the fold-up brim would be longer.

Here's my first sock, made with Cascade Fixation, pattern from here: http://members.citynet.net/cloudninedesign/pages/comfysock.html Almost done with its mate.  Cheesy



And here is "Shimmer" from Knitty (www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTshimmer.html) made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.


The lace is a little wonky and the bottom edge is loose and wrinkly - I hope blocking will help.  I enjoyed the pattern.  It was the most challenging I have done so far, and it was especially confusing trying to do the lace while decreasing!  Good luck to anyone who tries this pattern.

Thanks for looking!
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Loveliness
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2005 07:44:19 AM »

Wow, it looks very professional!
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samilynn9
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2005 07:51:52 AM »

great job! Looks very complicated, but worth all the hard effort!
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Sammy :-)
Miss Dottie
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2005 09:05:01 AM »

That shrug is so beautiful I think I'm going to have to put it on my knitting agenda! Thanks for reminding of some of Knitty's earlier beautiful patterns.

Everything you made looks absolutely gorgeous! Good work! You have a whole wardrobe of nice knitted stuff! Hurrah!
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lisascenic
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005 11:46:03 AM »

Beautiful!!!!

As far as lace blocking goes, I just use a steam iron.  Works like a dream!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005 11:59:47 AM »

i love that shrug!
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Adrienne
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005 12:01:57 PM »

those are all beautiful. congratulations.
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mojisha
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005 12:17:11 PM »

Those are beautiful indeed!  Thanks for linking the sock pattern.  I was looking for a nice pattern to use with Fixation.  Those are lovely! 
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abinka
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005 12:23:56 PM »

How did you like knitting socks with Fixation? I was thinking of buying some Fixation for another project, and I'd like to know if I have some left over I can make some socks! Do you think most generic sock patterns would work or do you think I need one that specifically calls for Fixation?
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starghoti
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2005 01:11:25 PM »

Thanks for the compliments.   Grin

How did you like knitting socks with Fixation? I was thinking of buying some Fixation for another project, and I'd like to know if I have some left over I can make some socks! Do you think most generic sock patterns would work or do you think I need one that specifically calls for Fixation?
I liked the Fixation.  It worked with the US3 needles I had, while a lot of other sock yarns call for 1s or 2s, which I don't own.  It's stretchy from the elastic content, and I held it fairly tight while knitting, but not strenuously so.  In the future I might try elann.com's "sock it to me collection esprit" - it looks very similar to Fixation and would cost less.  I'm sure Fixation would work just fine with a generic sock pattern.
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