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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled Turtleneck on: October 17, 2006 04:36:57 AM
This pattern was from Rebecca 28.  I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky and size 10.75 needles.  Thanks to those Craftsters who helped me out with that dumb cable chart back in August!  I finally knit a sweater I'll actually wear!  Smiley

22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Is wool ok for babies?? on: September 27, 2006 11:38:37 AM
Anyone know if it's ok to knit a wool garment for a baby?  I thought I heard someplace that wool was a no-no, so I usually stick to acrylic  Tongue or cotton, but I'd love to use a superwash wool for a sweater I'm thinking of knitting.  Is there any truth to this?  Are there any other fibers one should steer clear of when knitting for little ones?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Free Lace Stitch Patterns? on: September 25, 2006 08:55:30 AM
Anyone know of websites with free lace stitch patterns WITH examples?  I know About.com has several pattern stitches listed, but they don't have pictures. 
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Why weave in ends? on: August 28, 2006 08:15:11 AM
I understand why I'd weave in the ends of a scarf or the tail hanging out of the first row of a garment, but is there any good reason for weaving in the ends inside a sweater?   Huh  I feel like they just make my stitches look lumpy on the outside, even though I'm pretty sure I'm doing it correctly.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cable Chart Confusion on: August 19, 2006 08:23:42 AM
I'm working on a cabled sweater from Rebecca 28.  Something's funky with the cable chart.  Or maybe something's funky with me.  (It's definitely possible!)  Here's the chart.  Why are there chunks missing? I wasn't supposed to do any decreases that would eliminate 8 stitches on either side of the chart.

So I thought maybe I was supposed to just continue with the same knits and purls that are above and below the missing chunks of the chart, but then I'm not going to get the small basic cables that are shown on the sides of the cable pattern in the picture, I'll just get a big rib.

I'm wondering if I should modify the pattern myself to make it look more like the photo or if I'm making some kind of bonehead mistake. Help!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lace Panel Jacket/Cardi - with link to TUTORIAL on: August 17, 2006 08:37:24 AM
It's only sort of self-designed.  I used a top-down pattern and included lace panels on the front and back.  It's knit with Cotton Angora on size 8 needles.  Links to my resource patterns are on my blog...

I've also added a tutorial http://knits-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2006/08/lace-panel-jacket.html

27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Twisty Vest on: June 08, 2006 09:19:46 AM
Here's my twisty scalloped vest-ish sweater.

Twisty Vest - close by small::bird, on Flickr

The pattern is from Vogue Knitting from last Spring/Summer '05.  (And that's how long I've been working on it!)  The pattern included short sleeves, but I decided to leave them off, because 1.) I wasn't loving the short sleeved look so much anymore, and 2.) I had to FINISH this thing!!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My hat's too big! on: April 28, 2006 09:00:54 AM
I knit the Halley's Comet Hat...twice.  The first time I knit the larger size and it was E. Nor. Mous.  Then I knit the smaller size, which worked out much better. http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick2/136400460/

I used wool, so I wet blocked it, and I think it's still going to be big.  But it's not totally dry yet---will this make a difference?  Is there something I can do to make it shrink up a bit?

I almost forgot to say that I LOVE this pattern!  Smiley
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn substitution...am I overthinking this one? on: March 08, 2006 06:38:58 AM
This pattern http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/03_2006/index.html calls for a yarn whose gauge is 16st/4" on size 10 needles.  I'd like to use something that's more readily available (and less expensive if possible), but that particular gauge with that needle size is hard to find.  What's the difference if I use another yarn that measures 16st/4" on, say, size 8 needles?  Will it just change the density of my fabric?  I can substitute any yarn and needles if the gauge is the same, right?  Undecided

I don't know why I suddenly feel so confused by this...Someone help me out here.

And if you actually have any suggestions for yarn substitutions...I'll take those too!  Smiley
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Cabled Capelet pattern? on: February 10, 2006 05:13:44 AM
Anyone know of a cabled capelet pattern?  I'd love a FREE pattern of course, but if there's a great one for sale out there, I'd give it a look!
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