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« on: March 15, 2006 11:16:41 AM »

I started knitting A 3/4 length coat in 'Colorado' (which looks akin to carpet shreds)  Roll Eyes Its made in 2 halves for the back, and the same 2 halves for the front. Only prob is, now I've finished one side, how the heck do I make the other match?  Huh

I'm using a raspberry shade, so its all similar shades in the stripes, but the pattern in the Rebecca magazine has 3 different colours in it, and the stripes are perfect, right down to the shading!!!  Shocked (Its called 'Gray and Red coat')

I see either 2 choices ahead if I can't solve it;

1. rip it back and knit a different coat on circs, and I hate circs.

2. Carry on and have a rather mismatched looking coat.

What to do... what to do???
« Last Edit: March 15, 2006 11:23:14 AM by Shortstuff411 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006 01:11:41 PM »

What's the chance that you actually wrote down the number of rows you used (or can backtrack and write it down)?
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006 02:39:32 PM »

I did write it down, sorry should have mentioned the wool is varigated but does come up in a pattern of stripes when knitted, but I've got no way of knowing WHAT pattern from the start of the ball. Sorry  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006 11:23:21 AM »

Hmmm.  Since it's variegated, are you even making it across a complete row in one of the stripe shades (I can't tell how close together the shades are because when I brought it up on Yarndex the color variance isn't that obvious on my monitor)?  I ask because if you're not, it probably wouldn't look strange if the stripes don't match up precisely because the color is switching elsewhere.  You could always knit a few rows of the next side to determine if you'd still like it if it's not as precise as the one in Rebecca.
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