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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: difficult sock patterns? on: November 16, 2007 08:07:33 AM
They're not free but Cookie A's designs are both beautiful and intricate.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitted thermal underwear? on: November 16, 2007 07:52:46 AM
Those EZ leggings are possibly the coolest (well probably warmest) thing I've seen in a while.  I know there are a lot of people who love silk thermals but as a northerner I've always preferred wool.  Wool camisoles sound like another good idea. I've gotta put the Opinionated Knitter on my wishlist, I loved Knitting without Tears. 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitted thermal underwear? on: November 14, 2007 01:13:18 AM
My husband and I go out on the motorcycle a lot throughout the year.  I'm finding that even really expensive thermals don't seem to be half as warm as me just wearing my handknit wool sweaters.  I'm thinking that thermal underwear knit from merino wool would be perfect for them cold winter days biking or even walking.  Has anyone tried this?  And are there any patterns (particularly for thermal pants) out there that would work?  I'm thinking if I knit Knitty's Thermal but more form fitting with a crew neck would be great.  I'd be great to hear some more ideas.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Holly from Magknits (image heavy) on: May 27, 2007 02:12:35 PM
Doroxy : I made mine according to her measurements (there is no schematic on the site but if you e-mail Anna she'll kindly give you one) that gives about 2 inches of ease.  If you're going to knit it in the round you'll have to make a swatch and do a few calculations.  I think normally flat knitting also takes in account up to half inch seam allowances.  Because I didn't knit to her gauge I can't get much more specific.

Thank you everyone for the kind comments Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Holly from Magknits (image heavy) on: May 26, 2007 07:46:53 AM
Holly from Magknits

Yarn: 8 hanks Ecoknits cotton in sage, dyed deep violet with Dylon
Pattern notes: I had to recalculate the pattern based on my dk gauge.  I also knit the body in the round and divided for the armholes and knit the sleeves in the round.  I really messed up with the sleeve cap but it doesn't seem to show.  I love the design, it's so clean and classy.  And I really like the strong colour that I dyed it.  It took me about 2 months to knit on and off.  A few more photos on my Flickr

Just for comparison, this is what the yarn looked like originally. 
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long on: May 26, 2007 07:38:45 AM
Fashion shoot as promised.

Holly from Magknits

Knit in Ecoknits cotton in sage, dyed with Dylon in deep violet.  More photos on my flickr
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long on: May 26, 2007 01:53:48 AM
Klement : I highly recommend knitting it in the round otherwise you'll have piles of st st to do, and I can't bear to think of all that purling.  It turned out great for me.  Today I'll be doing a bit of a photoshoot by the seaside.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long on: May 25, 2007 12:45:38 PM
It's one of the few free designs she's done for Magknits.  I think it's one of her most elegant and gorgeous..
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long on: May 25, 2007 01:16:17 AM
Compared to the ecoknits cotton that I was using for Holly the Luxury cotton doesn't seem to split at all.  The plies for ecoknits fall apart as you knit them, it's still a fab yarn, just frustrating.
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long on: May 24, 2007 05:54:14 AM
I've finished my Holly and I love it.  Lovely sleek lines, femimine and classy.  I'm proud that my calculations all worked perfectly (although I did make a mess of the sleeve caps).  Originally this was an almost grey, natural organic cotton colour and I'm now drying it as a deep jeweled purple.  It is a sweater that I would die for (no pun intended) and I can't wait to take some photos. 

Next up: Cherry, in an off white colour of Sirdars Luxury Cotton to be dyed a bright cherry red when done.
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