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Topic: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723  (Read 163238 times)
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« Reply #460 on: April 18, 2006 06:37:34 PM »

this is incredibly nurdy of me

but is that a canon digital rebel?

haha, yup, it is!

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« Reply #461 on: April 18, 2006 08:53:43 PM »

Oh! Thanks so much Emms! If I wanted my sleeves to be closer to the wrist would I measure from the edge of my shoulder to the wrist to figure out how long to make it?

No, you don't need to do that at the start... when you are making it, you will be putting the live sleeve stitches on scrap yarn, and finishing the rest of the sweater first, so after you finish the body part, you can try it on, and decide on the sleeve length then. This will make more sense when you are making it...

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Oh ok! That does make more sense hehe. Is it bad that I haven't even bought the yarn for this yet but I bought the shirt I want to wear under it??

Yes you are terrible. LOL

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« Reply #462 on: April 21, 2006 05:49:10 PM »

Is anyone else making this in worsted? I figured out the difference, and I'm working on my own right now. I made one in bulky weight and it looks *really bad* on me, so I'm trying again.

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« Reply #463 on: April 21, 2006 07:33:18 PM »

Just finished mine in DK weight.  Pic on my blog.

« Reply #464 on: April 22, 2006 05:42:17 AM »

Okay, I am extremely embarrassed to admit this, since I have already completed one of these, about 6 months ago! But I'm going back to do my 2nd one and I cannot seem to figure out the raglan increases this time around! Do you do a full (360-degree) wraparound on the YOs, or just move the yarn from front (purl position) to back (knit position) before making the purl stitch? I've frogged several rows of increases 3 times now, since the raglan holes just aren't working out. When I get to the knit row, I'm having difficulty figuring out which "stitches" to knit and it gets all messy.

Could anyone set straight a knitter who clearly has no pattern memory?

Thank you!
« Reply #465 on: April 22, 2006 07:02:22 AM »

I still have problems with yo's even after making 5 of these.  I always go back and look at this picture:

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« Reply #466 on: April 24, 2006 08:28:43 AM »

oh im so glad  i came here and looked!! ive been knitting for years and couldnt figure out the yarn over while purling either!! thanks for posting that great photo that was helpful for me!!

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« Reply #467 on: April 24, 2006 07:23:34 PM »

i dont know why i just cant get it- im going to try again tomorrow

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« Reply #468 on: April 24, 2006 09:16:47 PM »

punkrockmom - I'm SO glad you decided to make this (to wear with the fabulous dress right?)  I hope it works for you... please post pics (with the dress) when you get done.  I was going to start it today, but I'm a little worried about trying it with the worsted weight yarn I was planning on using.  What yarn did you get for yours?

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« Reply #469 on: April 25, 2006 04:30:53 AM »

im using two strands of classic elite posh 30% cashmere 70% silk- it feels like a dream!! 
im having trouble trouble with keeping my stitch markers in place, i usually prefer my lock shaped ones, but i think the trandition circle ones would work better here- i tryied cuttinga  straw but it wasnt wide enough.  im planning on swiping a smoothie straw from the gym since  they are wider!
how about you are you knitting this now too?

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