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1  Re: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: November 05, 2007 09:06:04 AM
ugh the pictures came out with a yellow hue. This is why I don;t ever let my dh take my picture LOL but I guess this will have to do!

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2  Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! in The Swap Gallery by Tribe on: October 28, 2007 02:15:48 PM
My partner received early Friday but hasn't posted and I am getting antsy so I hope it is ok to post what I sent her

I knit a bag in hufflepuff colors, crocheted a matching house scarf, there is a pair of earrings with Snape's memories of Lily and Snape's patronus that I also knit.
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3  Re: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: October 26, 2007 07:21:10 PM
Keridiana Cable Sweater Pattern

3 skeins patons classic merino wool
size 5 29" circ (or larger)
size 7 29" circ (or larger)
size 7 DPN's (or magic loop or 2 circ method for sleeves)
cable needle
waste yarn
darning needle

Gauge was 5 stitches=1"
Cast on multiple of 16 equal to bust measurement---in my case I have a 32 bust so I cast on 160. In retrospect I wish I had cast on for my waist instead as this is very stretchy!

Cast on X with smaller needle pm and join work being careful not to twist stitches
K2, P2 for approx 3 inches

switch to larger needle
Cable pattern as follows:
C6F, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2

Rnds 1-3 k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2
Rnd 4 cable
Rnds 5-6 k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2

Continue until you have done 5 twists PLUS rnds 5-6. Now switch cable and ribs colums from beginning of Rnd

Rnds 1-3 k2, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2
rnd 4 cable
Rnds 5-6 k2, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2

continue until you have 5 twists PLUS rnds 5-6

Return to original cable and rib columns until you have reached to underneath your bustline doing no more than 5 twists per pattern block. For me this would have been 3 twists, however due to my small bust and the stretchiness of this pattern I skipped the bust increases.

You will increase by making 1 at the column of ribs so
cable column,p2  m1 knitwise, k2, m1 purlwise, p2, m1 knitwise, k2, p2 (if on 1st cable/rib column)
m1 knitwise, k2, m1 purlwise, p2, m1 knitwise, k2, p2 cable column, p2(if on 2nd cable/rib colum)
so your ribbing colum now becomes
cable 6, p2, k3, p3, k3, p2, (1st cable column)
k3, p3, k3, p2, cable 6, p2  (2nd cable column)

Continue in cable and rib column until you have completed 5 twists.
Original pattern states your cable column has shrink from 6 to 8, obviously you cant's shrink from 6 to 8,however since I did not do the bust increase I am no help in figuring this section out. She says just wing it and be consistent!

In my sweater I only completed 4 twists plus Rnd 5-6 before I began the sleeve work

Now we are ready to work the top

(1) First count your blocks. Are they an even number? Figure out how much you should allocate for underarms. Keridiana did one block for each underarm leaving 3 blocks for the back and 3 for the front. I did 18 from a block making sure the cable was centered for each underarm and had 4 blocks for the front and 4 for the back.

(2) So you are at the beginning of the Rnd here. [I cont in rib pattern to complete 5 twists, however the twist would happen on Rnd 5 vs Rnd 4 since you will be knitting it flat RIB (or cont cable) across the front blocks (4 for me), you are now at underarm 1. Using waste yarn as seen in pictures slip your allocated stitches onto yarn (for me this was 18 with the cable centered).

(3) Rib (or cable) across back to next underarm. Again slip arm stitches onto waste yarn. Forget about the back section now.

(4) Working the front cont Rib (or cable pattern completing the 5 twists plus rnds 5-6, then switch to k2, P2 rib) fo1.5"

(5)Now forget about the front and work the back section as you did the front. You should now have a tube plus a front and back section 1.5" above underarm stitches.

(6) Starting from the back section, PM,  you will now cast on 32 stitches (or about twice your underarm stitches, I however CO 30 and in retrospect wish I had CO less than that, so advice is measure your shoulder width and see how many stitch you actually do need to CO to get a proper fit)

ignore the stitch marker it's in the wrong spot and should be behind the new cast on stitches.

(7) Rib across to other underarm site and again CO same number of stitches as you did for the other side. and join work.

(Cool You now have a big circle again and your first set of CO stitches is the new beginning of your Rnd. Rib in k2, P2 for about 1/2 inch.

(9) Garter stitch 2 rows. I however did seed/moss stitch for 4 rnds as 2 rows garter seemed a bit odd to me. I think 4 rnds garter would have been better

(10) switch to K1, P1 ribbing 4 rows

(11) count your stitches and figure out an even way to insert yarn over holes for ribbon (I omitted as ribbon is so not me)

(12) K1, P1 4 more rnds and end in 2 rows garter (or 4 rnds seed or 4 rnds garter) and BO

Your work should now look like this

Now comes the trickiest part of this pattern, The Sleeves!! I did the sleeves in a 5 twist cable rib column to match the body of the sweater but I think a simple k2, p2 would also work, and this sleeve could go shorter or even longer depending on your look. I choose a longish short sleeve version to get more use and wear from it. So take a deep breath, grab some chocolate and get ready to dive in!

Using DPNs, magic loop or 2 circ method Pick up 30 stitches form shoulder, 8 stitches from each side and 18 live stitches from waste yarn. It should look like this (on DPN)

You should now have 64 stitches (or well your number will be different based on how many st you held for underarm and co for the shoulder but for simplicity sake we will use my numbers)

K2, P2 1 rnd

Next rnd you will start decreasing out those picked up side stitches EVERY RND for 4 rnds using ssk, k2tog until you have 3 equal blocks of k2, p2, k2, p2, cable 6, p2 (or however many blocks you decide you want to do of the cable pattern, I have tiny arms so 3 is plenty)

Rnd 6 begin your cable pattern and complete 5 cable twists PLUS 3 regular ribbed rnds.

Switch to smaller needles and k2, p2 5 rnds. BO

For the ribbing Bo I use a stretchy Bo that goes as follows

k2, slip 2 st from rt needle to lft needle, k2tog tbl, k1, slip 2 st from rt to lft, k2tog tbl until you have 1 stitch left, pull the yarn thru and weave in end. But you can use any BO you desire Smiley

OR in Keridianna's pattern she
k2, P2 about 3" and then BO, when she had 1 stitch left she switched to crochet and did 8 shells.

I plan to add on 2 straps so that I can wear a bra with this, once I have that finished I'll post another tute and pics.
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4  Re: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: October 26, 2007 05:59:38 PM
Alright I am done! Here is the final pic. My next post will contain tute pics as well as the revised pattern as I did it Smiley I hope everyone likes!

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5  Re: My first, first sweater! NOW WITH ATTEMPT AT PATTERN in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: October 24, 2007 07:33:40 PM
I am nearly done so thought I would post some progress pics. I had to put it down due to my headache and needing to finish another sweater but tomorrow or Friday it should be ready for the big reveal!

Point where the pattern says to start bust increase as you can see I still had at least 5 more inches to go, and due to the uber stretch factor I skipped the increases altogether.

almost to the sleeves! (and where if you are doing inc they should begin based on yarn I used for this)
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6  Re: Knitty's RPM question in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Tribe on: October 22, 2007 12:06:26 PM
oooooooooh I have heard of that yarn!! That sock is gorgeous!!! Here is my son with his first one

Not the best pic but hard to capture when he kept being goofy lol
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7  Hoodie and cable hat set in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: October 06, 2007 09:42:13 AM
This was originally for a friends son but I underestimated cotton shrinkage (even with handwashing) and head size so it is now my DD's and fits her very nicely.

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8  My first crochet project ever! hats! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Tribe on: October 06, 2007 09:39:12 AM
I knew basic crochet stitches (ch & sc) for adding edges onto my knit work but this past week I got a wild hair and needed a mental break from all of my knitting. So I grabbed my friends crochet hook, some yarn and made my youngest DD's dolly a hat in the round (no pattern, no tutorial, I honestly have no idea if I did it right or not but it worked!). Then proceeded to make said DD a matching hat, and then her older sister a hat.

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9  Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! in The Swap Gallery by Tribe on: October 05, 2007 04:17:25 PM
I received!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! After my horrible day yesterday and my not much better day today this just totally made me happy and smile and my mood is so much better now Smiley

pkg upon arrival

all the goodies

I got my very own house elf! Oh Kreacher is so dog gone adorable! I lurve him! He has a spot with the pumpkin in my window seat of honor. My angle is hanging out with my fairy collection. I am going to have to build something to hang my Gryffindor bird house upon, which will be so much fun, I can't wait! I also got this very cool mischief managed plaque that is so going in the family room as soon as I am done painting in there. The notebook is awesome and so needed! I am always taking notes here at the computer and instead of putting them in a notebook I tend to just grab random pieces of printer paper lol The soap smells so yum! And the yarn will be fun to knit my girlies something up with! Thank you so so much weeping_cloud, you rawk!
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10  Skirty with leggings in Knitting: Completed Projects by Tribe on: September 21, 2007 09:53:05 AM
This is my first totally winging design that I knit on the fly for my youngest DD. She is fully potty learned but still loves woolie skirts and longies. And what beats the 2 combined? It hasn't been blocked but she hasn't taken it off since I completed it yesterday morning lol

the bum says "pixie" her nickname
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