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briteros
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006 06:33:36 PM »

I just try hard not to stretch out any of the stitches too much when dealing with the cable crossover portions. And then the first & last stitch of the cable gets an extra tug.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006 12:38:28 PM »

aww... i would say keep trying. are you using a cable needle? i've found that using a spare DPN seems to work better than one of those u-shaped ones.

here's the latest progress pic:


as you can see, i'm definitely making use of the chart. crossing things off as i go along takes more time, but at least i won't be repeating anything by accident  Roll Eyes

only a bit left to go.

scapina, that forest green color looks lovely... can't wait for your progress shots Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006 10:40:57 PM »

aww... i would say keep trying. are you using a cable needle? i've found that using a spare DPN seems to work better than one of those u-shaped ones.

here's the latest progress pic:


as you can see, i'm definitely making use of the chart. crossing things off as i go along takes more time, but at least i won't be repeating anything by accident  Roll Eyes

only a bit left to go.

scapina, that forest green color looks lovely... can't wait for your progress shots Smiley

It's really exciting to see the progress.
I totally agree with you about the chart.  Especially when you are doing a complicated pattern, crossing out each row of the chart as you knit really helps. Sometimes I make chart of my own out of patterns.
Maybe a few days after my final oral exam for my master's degree on May 12, I'll be able to post a free pattern consisted of charts. I made a pattern for a simple intarsia sweater inspired by an illustration, which I started knitting last summer (2005 Tongue), but haven't been able to finish. I don't want to post a pattern I haven't fully tried and trued.
Anyway, it's good to find someone who likes a chart pattern.
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briteros
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2006 11:00:56 PM »

charts rule!  Grin

maybe it's b/c i'm more of a visual person, but i find that it's easier to "memorize" charted patterns than ones with written instructions... probably b/c it helps me to see how things are supposed to look.

i can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

btw, i need suggestions for possible flower colors to go along with my heathered red sweater. any thoughts?
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2006 09:49:35 AM »

charts rule!  Grin

btw, i need suggestions for possible flower colors to go along with my heathered red sweater. any thoughts?


I would use (heathered) orange, tan, reddish brown, cream, or grey.
Actually, they are the colors I used for mine. Since mine was heathered grey, and used heathered red and all the other colors I mentioned above for my flowers, I think it will work well in reverse.
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2006 12:57:21 AM »

all the body and sleeve pieces are now soaking in a eucalan bath overnight in preparation of blocking before seaming (since my edges are rolling too much to allow me to seam properly. keep your fingers crossed... i'm really bad at seaming!
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2006 12:03:27 PM »

all the body and sleeve pieces are now soaking in a eucalan bath overnight in preparation of blocking before seaming (since my edges are rolling too much to allow me to seam properly. keep your fingers crossed... i'm really bad at seaming!

One thing I found out while making this sweater was that seaming reverse stockinette is easier than seaming regular stockinette.
Well..it may not be exactly "easier", but mistakes were virtually invisible with the reverse stockinette!
I think you'll be fine Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2006 10:46:17 PM »

Girls, count me in!!
i just ordered from knitpicks, can't wait to start on this one!!
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calista
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2006 10:02:42 PM »

Yeay~welcome lazynono7!
Which color did you choose?
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lazynono7
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2006 02:17:49 PM »

Girls, count me in!!
i just ordered from knitpicks, can't wait to start on this one!!

i purchased the mystery too. can't go wrong with black  Cheesy
i'm thinking to lengthen the 2x2 ribbing for both wasit and sleeve
calista, mind giving me a rough measure of your sweater?
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