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« on: May 11, 2005 05:15:10 AM »

i've never used circular needles before, but i was looking at learning so i could knit glampyre's boobholder.... thing is, i can't work out why circulars would be necessary....
like, you aren't knitting in the round, are you?
so i could knit it on straight needles, yes?
or no? am i conceving the pattern wrongly in my head?
i looked at flapperjakk's picture of her half-finished boobholder in the main thread on it, and, well, it looked flat.

also, about increasing the stitches. i've never done it in the way she describes. would knitting a stitch then slipping it back on the left-hand needle and knitting it again (the way i've always increased) work okay, or not?

bail me out here people? i'm so confused! (possibly a sign it's beyond my skills... but refuse to give up on this pattern before i've even started it!)

oh, and any other handy tips and tricks people have for knitting this baby? anything i need to watch out for?
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2005 06:16:04 AM »

The problem is that it gets really wide by the end. So unless you have some sort of special flat needle that's like 2 feet long, all the stitches just won't fit on a flat needle. I tried! It was sad!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2005 06:34:14 AM »

About your increases, any increase you do is going to shape the sweater for you, they just have a different look and it your preference which one you want to use. The m1 increase used in the pattern really blends into stockinette stitch and that's why I used it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2005 10:01:46 PM »

okay. so just to check i understand:
i USE circular needles so all the stitches fit on; but i knit with them LIKE i'm knitting on flat needles, right?
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 10:02:35 PM »

okay. so just to check i understand:
i USE circular needles so all the stitches fit on; but i knit with them LIKE i'm knitting on flat needles, right?

That's right, don't connect, just knit back and forth.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005 10:14:42 PM »

*giggling* thanks. i'd just popped back to edit my post to say i'd worked it out (by reading deeper and deeper into the original thread... the plot thickens...).

*screw up courage to go out and buy wool for scary-lookin' pattern*
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2005 10:13:56 AM »

No question is stupid when it comes to this pattern. I haven't even made it yet and have possibly asked every question possible about it, just trying to understand it. I've been working on Bad Penny by the same designer and now understand how this pattern will come together. I think there will be a point in the pattern that a light will come on and it will all make sense.

good luck,

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