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« Reply #190 on: October 22, 2005 09:49:26 PM »

It's the other way around for me. I taught myself to knit about six months ago and that's going great. I've tried crocheting the other day and find it much harder. It puts much more strain on my wrists. I do want to learn though so I will give it another go.

I learned to crochet first, and find that knitting is hard on my wrists.  I think that whatever you learn to do first feels the most natural.  I'm knitting a bunch now just to teach myself how to relax my wrists.  I am so mean to them.

I just happened upon this thread this evening (I am relatively new to Craftster),and even though I have a ton of projects I need to complete before the winter solstice (read:  Christmas!), I think I am going to bang one of these bad girls out!  it is getting cold and I need something toasty for me ears.  I have single skeins of some cool vintage yarns and I coudln't figure out what to make them... I think I know now!
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« Reply #191 on: October 22, 2005 09:57:40 PM »

I actually learned crochet first and find knitting very natural to me. I can do both, but prefer to knit Smiley Someday. I will knit this.
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« Reply #192 on: October 23, 2005 06:58:39 AM »

I finally wore mine yesterday! Very cool. I think I'm going to make another one.
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« Reply #193 on: October 23, 2005 08:08:01 AM »

I've noticed that quite of few of you said that as the pattern is, it makes the panta a little bit too loose.  how much length would you take off?  I've just started mine, and I was thinking of getting rid of some of the length in the middle...  I can't decide to take of one or two inches.
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« Reply #194 on: October 23, 2005 09:04:39 AM »

I've noticed that quite of few of you said that as the pattern is, it makes the panta a little bit too loose.  how much length would you take off?  I've just started mine, and I was thinking of getting rid of some of the length in the middle...  I can't decide to take of one or two inches.

I too off 2 inches and it wasn't too tight....but I don't know if different fibers are more stretchy than others...mine was acrylic...but I'd also made one with wool that I thought was too small (but I think I'm going to go back and redo) and it wasn't as stretchy...I don't think.
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« Reply #195 on: October 23, 2005 09:29:33 AM »

Mine came out a bit too big. I used size 6 needles and I think the pattern may have called for size 5. When I make it again I think I'll shorten it by two inches.
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« Reply #196 on: October 23, 2005 10:20:48 AM »

I've noticed that quite of few of you said that as the pattern is, it makes the panta a little bit too loose.  how much length would you take off?  I've just started mine, and I was thinking of getting rid of some of the length in the middle...  I can't decide to take of one or two inches.
If I remember correctly, I stopped mine at 21" and it was still loose. I sewed it up yesterday and now it's nice and snug (that's how I like it). I say stop at 20"
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« Reply #197 on: October 23, 2005 11:44:25 AM »

thanks everyone!  I'm almost half-way done!  can't wait to finish.
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« Reply #198 on: October 24, 2005 08:43:08 PM »

I finished my panta!  annnnnd.... I modified it!

before...


after putting a brim on!


I got the brim from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation, it's from the Headline News cabled newsboy cap.  the pattern calls for it to measure out 2" in the center, but I found that it looked too floppy on the panta... so it's about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2" out from the center instead.

so what does everyone think?
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« Reply #199 on: October 25, 2005 04:25:15 AM »

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