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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Basic Cable Hat- Need Help on: August 22, 2005 07:12:50 PM
Redbirdrae Thank you!  Grin I knew I was doing something really obviously wrong...now it makes total sense. You're right, I had the 6 stitches on the cable needle thinking that somewhere in the next row or round I'd be twisting the stitches! But it only makes sense to do this with the three stitches.
Thank you again so much for your help!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Basic Cable Hat- Need Help on: August 22, 2005 05:42:38 PM
Ok so I understand that I will be repeating rounds 1-6, 3 times, but at which point do I pick up those stitches that are hanging off the cable needles? Huh Is it the K6 in rounds 1-5? If so, I don't see how the 6 stitches (on the cable needle) will form the cable...aren't they supposed twist...
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Basic Cable Hat- Need Help on: August 22, 2005 04:12:40 PM
The basic cable pattern isn't sounding all that basic!  I've done cables before but for some reason I can't seem to wrap my head around this one. I've completed  Rnds 1-4, completed Rnd 6. At what point do the cabled stitches get picked up? The pattern says to rep from ** to ** 3 times...does this mean I repeat Rnds 1-5 and then Rnd 6,  3 times? but where do the cabled stitches go? I'm so confused! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!  Undecided
Thank you!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Branching Out scarf knit-along on: August 06, 2005 09:30:40 AM

This pattern introduced me to lace knitting and I love it. It kept me thinking about what I was doing with my hands, which was challenging at times but worth it in the end. I'm thinking I'd like to try 'branching out' again but with a softer mohair yarn.

5  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: kitty hat on: January 14, 2005 02:03:09 PM

I love your picture ! You make such a cute pair !
I'm currently working on the kittyville hat, but I don't have a kitty to match the plum colored yarn.  Wink

6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Tempting" knitalong - Winter Knitty on: January 02, 2005 02:53:02 PM
Thank you suziewrong. I was wondering about this part in the pattern and as result have not started the tempting sweater since I was confused. The pattern designer Jenna has clarified these instructions on Knitty. Thought I would share this here too if some have not had the chance to visit the coffee shop on knitty.com.

Question:  I was looking over the new knitty issue and thought tempting was cute, but can anyone clear something up for me on the sleeves? the part where it says
Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts, place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.
is a little bit confusing...would i just carry the yarn over when i placed those 12 sts onto waste yarn, or should i knit them and then thread a bit of waste yarn through?

Response from Tempting Designer-Jenna Adorno

Hello All-

Let me help clear up some confusion on the Tempting pattern. A few good points have been brought up:

In response to this comment:

Those instructions don't make sense to me. If I was doing it, I wouldn't put the underarm stitches (which is what the stitches on waste yarn are) onto the waste yarn until I was attaching the sleeves. I would just knit the body until it was however many inches, set it aside, do the sleeves and then:


Quote: OK. I get what the waste yarn is for, but when you place 12 sts on it, what do you do with the working yarn to pull it across to work the next 60? Do you just tighten across as if those 12 sts on the waste yarn aren't there?
That's the part I find confusing...


In response to your original question and also the above comment, I have written it out more clearly here:

Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Re-attach. Work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts. Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Reattach. Work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.

There is second more graceful solution, but it written a little more awkwardly. You can slip the underarm stitches AFTER knitting them instead of before. Like this:

Work across the next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts and slip those stitches just worked on waste yarn, work across 72[80, 90, 100, 108] sts, place the previously worked 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.

Neither method is incorrect and both will work, it just depends what you prefer.

In response to your comment:

Also when it says finished size 32 inches, is that meant to fit a woman with a 32" bust or is it meant to stretch? Seems like it must be meant to stretch.


Yes, it is meant to stretch and fit a woman with a 32 in bust. This finished size (if you layed it down on the floor) would be much smaller than 32 around.

Hope that helps, if there are more questions feel free to email me directly at jenna@thisgirlknits.com. I check that a little more often than the boards.

7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Tempting" knitalong - Winter Knitty on: December 28, 2004 07:54:50 PM
I am very excited for my trip to the LYS store tomorrow. I'll be starting the Tempting sweater very soon. I have been looking over the pattern and I'm thinking I will sub the yarn for the wool-ease if it's available. This will be my first attempt at a sweater. It will also be my first time with DPN. I need to do the research so I can wrap my brain around this one.   
Q. What is "waste yarn" ? And how does one place stitches on waste yarn ? What is the purpose of waste yarn ?  Thanks !
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Tempting" knitalong - Winter Knitty on: December 23, 2004 01:45:24 PM
As soon as the knitty winter issue came out, I fell in love with the oh so very tempting sweater. I'm off next week for Christmas, and can't wait to pick up the yarn ! Looking forward to joining you all in Jan !
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