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« on: January 06, 2006 03:35:28 PM »

I am really interested in knitting the asana from knitty:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTasana.html

However, I don't like the funky back, and was wondering if anyone could rewrite the pattern so it is all knitted in the round to just become a tube without the strange cutout stipes at the back.  Thanks!

Also, I'm not really sure how to knit in the round...any good tutorials online?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006 03:48:39 PM »

www.knittinghelp.co m has tons of great tutorials.

rewriting the pattern all in the round is easy as pie! ignore the bind offs and continue to knit in the round instead of switching to straight needles. you should also ignore the part about making the middle tab. i'm not sure if you'll have to deal with the waist shaping, because it seems to concern the holes in the back.

basically, you'll just make a tube with a band of garter stitch (a pain to knit in the round. you'll need to place a stitch marker at the beginning of the round and alternate knitting and purling each round) at the top and the bottom and then add the straps. really easy.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2006 03:49:36 PM »

one more thing: the middle part in stockinette stitch will be knit all rows since you're knitting in the round.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006 04:13:20 PM »

Yay!  That's exciting--I'm glad that something so cute can be so easy...all I've knitted thus far is scarves, and this looked like a pretty good beginning project.  I was thinking that I could possibly ignore the waist shaping also.  I guess that if it becomes an issue, I can block it and stretch out the top and bottom more than the middle...thanks!

I checked out the video for knitting in the round on knittinghelp.com, and it seems like there's no trick.  Just knit and keep knitting!  Yay--I'll be taking a trip to the yarn store soon!

One more question--does anyone have any idea for about how long this might take me to knit?  I'm also currently working on a scarf on size 5 needles, and I've gotten bored.  I wanted to do a relatively quick project so I can actually prove to people that I DO have finished projects!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2006 07:22:00 PM »

well, it's done on size six needles, so it won't be the fastest thing, but it's so easy that it'll go well enough. i heard a trick from another knitter on craftster to make easy circular knitting (or any for that matter) seem to go faster. put a safety pin on where you start knitting, and then when you're done for the day or the session, you can see your progress. sometimes knitting on small needles doesn't seem to progress at all, so that really helps.
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