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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest on: September 24, 2007 05:08:01 PM
I finished this about 3 weeks ago.  It fits so well in the body, but the shoulders are much too wide. I'm still mulling over how to fix it.  Can't just rip the shoulders back and redo the decreases because of the steaking, obviously, so I'm sort of at a loss.  Do you think picking the stitches up for the ribbing a few rows farther in would work?


wouldn't it work just to use a sewing machine to sew around the ideal place for the ribbing to start, cut your knitting back to that point (leaving a little knitting so it doesn't unravel) and then pick up stitches behind the seam line and knit the ribbing from there?
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: June 05, 2007 08:08:43 AM

This is the second thing I've knit on circular needles so the whole "right side, wrong side" thing doesn't make sense to me yet. When using circulars, isn't the right side facing out the entire time? Or is the side that had the garter stitch running across the cable actually the wrong side of the garment, even though it was facing out? Do I need to turn the garment inside out when the directions say "wrong side"? I'm so confused.  Cry I searched the knitting discussion board but didn't find much info on right side/wrong side when using circulars.

If this makes sense to you, please advise on what I'm doing wrong or how I can fix the problem. It will be much appreciated.  Smiley

I think some of the patterns that are knit in the round are actually written like they are knit flat and seamed.

You just have to use common sense, refer to the photographs, and make changes as necessary.  I started knitting the evening shell, and got up to the cable cross-overs which I think are also written as though it is a flat piece.  Once you accept that the patterns might not neccesarily be correct you can just make the changes that look right, and you should be ok! 

Have confidence in yourself, and do what looks right.

3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Who's an idiot? This girl! on: May 31, 2007 07:31:11 PM
Wow so I started knitting along, and thought I was following the BFC and an hour later thought, "this is looking mighty reversible." Too bad I'm doing it in garter stitch instead of reverse stockinette! I can't tell if  I should just keep going or start this one over and pray for some brains. Thoughts?

My only concern would be that your gauge will probably be off.  Isn't a purl stitch 'longer' than a knit stitch (the reason why knitting rolls at the top and bottom).
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Lovely Shopping Tunic on: May 19, 2007 06:00:26 AM
VYsews... that is beautiful!   did you modify the cowl neck? Looks longer than I've seen before... really sweet!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Hoodie... on: May 18, 2007 03:31:23 PM
This is a such a great, cute design.  It looks great with an A-line skirt or slim jeans.  The pocket detail is sweet, and it is super cosy.  Surprised that so few people seem to have picked this design from the book! Would really reccommend it!

Thanks for posting your info on the hoodie!  I have that issue of Vogue knitting and recently bought some Knitpicks Sierra in grape to make this.  Its also bulky instead of super bulky, but I'm hoping it will work.  Seeing yours is definitely inspiring!

That sounds good!  Look forward to seeing images of your hoodie...!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: May 11, 2007 12:12:56 PM
That is interesting to know.  I am petite and may not be able to carry the superbulky very well.  I have almost finished the Feather Scarf- but hope to do other patterns-where gauge counts!

Yes... people who think they might be overwhelmed by Super Bulky might want to look at using a less-bulky yarn on bigger needles.  This would probably work for a lot of the patterns.....
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: May 11, 2007 10:53:28 AM
THe only real thing I did, was to wash and block my swatch, in order to get gauge.  Prior to doing this the knitting was very 'open.' After being washed and blocked it filled out, and looked pretty good. 

I can't remember needle info... I tend to knit very tight, and always go up a few sizes anyways.  It is certainly possible to knit this sweater with the Brown Sheep bulky, just take some time to figure out your gauge!
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Hoodie... on: May 11, 2007 07:03:18 AM
I actually knit this a few years ago, but since it's in the book might as well post it!  This was from when the hoodie was on the cover of Vogue Knitting, and I knit it in the XS size, out of Brown Sheep ---- not the super bulky yarn they stipulate, but the less bulky yarn that BS makes, can't remember what it's called.  IT was a very economical knit, and the color is great - rich and bold - but the actual yarn pills a lot.  Guess those are the trade-offs for a cheapo selection.  The 'see-throughness' of the stitches is actually less obvious than it looks --- just an aggressive flash showing my tee-shirt!

I made a few mods, mostly on the collar.  Knew I wouldn't use the hoodie, so used short rows and increases to turn it into a shawl.  Could probably do a prettier job now, but this is one of my first sweaters.

This is a such a great, cute design.  It looks great with an A-line skirt or slim jeans.  The pocket detail is sweet, and it is super cosy.  Surprised that so few people seem to have picked this design from the book! Would really reccommend it!

9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Seaberry Shell on: May 08, 2007 02:52:18 PM
I'm in the home stretch on my Seaberry Shell (from IK Spring '06).  I love the shape, and the 60s ness of it, but should have listened to my inner voice that said I needed to lengthen it.  I'm 5'9", and this is too short for me though it's blocked to the correct measurements. I DO think it would look fabulous with a high-waisted pencil skirt though, so maybe I'll finish it as is and just limit wearing it to that one look.

One of the reasons for not lengthening it was that I love the way the bobbles end right at the neckline, and I didn't want to break up that design element.

As you can see I am having some problems figuring out the short - rows on the neck-shaping.  They are rather inscrutable.  Anyone knit this and figured them out?
10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Twinkle's Big City Knits Book Knitalong on: April 26, 2007 07:54:27 PM
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Will ship $10.00 in the continental US.

Contact the Black Sheep Knittery 323-464-2253

I was just there, and they aren't kidding... GREAT selection, lots of colors.  Lots of Twinkle Soft Chunky substitution possibilities there!!!!

They are a super cute little store with a fantastic selection of quality stuff for those of you in the Central LA area...
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