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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: REmixing a sweater pattern, IE changing it up! on: November 19, 2008 09:48:45 AM
Hey, thanks!

For the sweater, the gauge is 10 stitches per 4"  on a US 15 needle and upon researching chunky yarn, the gauge is roughly 6 stitches per 4" using a US 17 needle.  I'm not going to do all the cables and the design in the middle, I'm just going to do an interesting stitch all around and the ribbing at the neckline and hem. 

When you say " Figure your sts/in and look at the schematic for the patterns to see how many inches your pieces need for the size you want and go with the size closest to that number of stitches.", should I go for the size closest to number of stitches on the CHUNKY yarn?  I don't understand what you mean here, sorry!

How do you figure out the multiples from a knitting pattern? The Twinkle sweater starts with cables and I don't want to do that.  Should I just give up?

Please correct me if I don't have this right, I'm going to show you how I figured this multiples thing out.

I went to http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/puffrib.htm and found this stitch.  On the beginning of this section it explained multiples.  This Puff Rib stitch has 3+2. Which according to this site, CO any number of stitches divisible by 3 and add 2 stitches.  Okay.  So looking at the pattern for the drapey jacket thing, it said to cast on 85 stitches.  So I did some math and i could cast on 84 stitches(which is even divided by 3) +2 stitches which =86 stitches according to the formula above.  Did I figure it out?  Also, do I increase the stitches for the sleeves, back, and other pieces of the piece by 1 stitch ( since I essentially just increased the front just one stitch using the multiples formula)?

I know this is super long, I just want to make sure I understand what I should be doing before I jump in.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / REmixing a sweater pattern, IE changing it up! on: November 18, 2008 11:47:58 PM
I'm attempting my first sweater and I have found 2 patterns that I would love to knit up.  My question is.  What should I do when I want to change the actual stitch?  I have a book on knitting stitches and I'd like to substitute one of them instead of using the suggested stitch.  How can I transition this successfully?

Also, I want to use chunkier yarn to make it more bulky.  How can I do that? Meaning how can I translate the pattern to accommodate these changes?

This pattern is the Twiggy tunic from Twinkle's book and I'd like to make this slightly over sized and have the off the shoulder look be drapier, should I just knit more stitches?

I hope my question gets answered, I'd like to start these asap!

3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: October 20, 2008 05:28:25 PM
I'm so glad i found this and I hope to revive this now that we're approaching Fall here on the East coast.  I'd like to start with the biker vest.  Would this be a good option for a first time sweater?  I've knitted many scarves and I'd like to attempt this one.  Any helpful info would be great!!
4  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Draped dress help? on: April 02, 2008 08:39:55 PM
I will upload a something similar from my draping book.  And for the record, it looks like it's draped in one piece. 
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Fabric Covered Buttons TUTORIAL (NO KITS)!!! on: November 11, 2007 12:52:04 PM
I was just about to break down at the idea that I might have to pay someone to do really nice covered buttons for me, but thank heavens, I could follow this tute!!
6  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Chlo dress, aptly named on: November 05, 2007 06:31:20 PM
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag) on: August 19, 2007 04:34:38 PM
This is so amazing, the tut is wonderful and the subsequent bags after are each an unique work of art.  I'm making one tomorrow night!!
8  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Victor & Rolf Dress - Stars neckline on: August 08, 2007 05:31:12 PM
you can do cut outs and underlay with a sheer organza to get a sheer effect
9  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Proenza Schouler Look 31 Dress on: July 27, 2007 05:04:11 PM
Have you guys checked out ebay?  They have some great vintage patterns and most of them are from the 60's which will match the silhouette of this garment.  Plus depending on the pattern, you can get it dirt cheap.

Here are some suggestions:

10  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: CAVALLI dress ... help? on: July 27, 2007 04:31:05 PM
Simplicity 3083 looks like a close one.  or you could wait till November when the H&M Cavalli collaboration collection comes out.  Shhh...
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