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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Knitalong on: October 17, 2007 09:13:20 PM
I'm knitting the second sleeve of the Tangled Yoke Cardigan right now. I like starting with sleeves so that I know whether my gauge swatch is lying!

smrjunior, what about adding one more repeat to the cable chart? Each repeat is 10 stitches, so you would only have to add 2 stitches. I'm debating removing one repeat to get the size I want, need to recheck gauge and see, and check the pattern to make sure this would work...

ETA: looks like you'd need to add/subtract 2 pattern repeats, as there is a center portion to the chart, with an equal number of pattern repeats on either side. This would make the cardi turn out to be the next size in the pattern. Aw man, I was hoping this would work!

After that sidetrack, I think I would decrease somewhere in the 3" of yoke, rather than adding to the decrease row right before the chart. It already seems liable to pucker a bit under those cables, and I wouldn't want to add any more to that.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Venezia from Interweave Winter 06 by Eunny Jang on: January 03, 2007 08:33:46 AM
jemmer, your venezia is absolutely gorgeous!!! beautifully done, and I love your color modifications.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: September 12, 2006 01:38:14 PM
aw, thanks roxy and tempting!  I'm looking forward to making another zephyrstyle pattern, likely in the spring after knitting on some cardigans that have been waiting patiently in my queue for months. Ms. Marigold in berry, perhaps?
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: September 11, 2006 02:06:54 PM

My jaded root is finished! A fun quick knit which I will wear a lot - I see her becoming a fall/spring staple. I used the recommended yarn in Oriental Jade, started out knitting the XS, but did enough increases for the S. So basically I knit a small minus an inch, which worked out well for the amount of negative ease I wanted.  More details can be found on my site: http://www.unc.edu/~beeri/tops/jadedroot.htm
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: August 28, 2006 10:39:02 AM
i finished! still need to block it before taking a picture. it fits well, but like a couple of you, the puffy sleeves disappeared somewhat. i'm hoping that blocking the neckline out wider will allow the puffiness to reappear - basically, the puff disappears because the increases happen somewhere around the shoulder-bone rather than at the physical end of my shoulder. if i were to knit this again, i would probably start out with the cast on numbers for the medium or large, and then knit the rest of the specifications to the small (good suggestion, erincatherine!).

Re: the purl ridge on the shoulder - my guess is that the reason for this ridge is that the purl stitches are more "elevated" than the knit stitches (as in, the stockinette knit v's recede while the purl stitches advance). This allows the shoulder puff to rise a bit, which is what you want in a puffy sleeve.

I'm enjoying seeing everyone's progress, and hope to have a finished picture for you later this week!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Rusted Root on: August 16, 2006 07:36:40 PM
I'm in! I started knitting this last night, and am using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in oriental jade (...so, jaded root?). This is a fun project so far, and I like how the sleeve puffs are constructed. At first I questioned the purl ridge, but now it makes total sense.

carecare, yours is looking great! beautiful color.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest on: March 01, 2006 08:55:08 PM
I'm also interested in making this sexy librarian vest! The more I read about it and look at it, the more I want one for me. I'm not really excited about the Knit Picks colors, though. I'm wondering if I can substitute a sport weight yarn like Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport or this Victorian 2-ply wool from Halcyon. http://www.halcyonyarn.com/Yarn_pages/yarn162.html   Any thoughts?

SupermodelKitty, my Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport just arrived in the mail yesterday - colors scarlet and pink please.  I'm swatching and only partway through a full repeat of the color chart, but so far I'm right on gauge stitch-wise using US 3s (kinda loose knitter here). We'll see what happens once the swatch gets washed... The yarn is pretty soft, comes in a multitude of colors, and fairly cheap too! so for what it's worth, I'm pleased with it.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Eunny Jang's Deep V argyle vest on: February 08, 2006 10:46:14 AM
i LOVE this vest. i've never done fair isle or steeking, but what an excellent pattern to use to plunge in headfirst. Already started swatching with random bits of yarn my stash coughed up, and fair isle isn't nearly as hard as i thought it would be.

As far as yarn options go, i ordered a color card for Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=612. I've read mixed reviews on the softness of this yarn...guess i'll find out soon enough. Naturespun works up at a slightly finer gauge, but i knit somewhat loosely, so i'm hoping that in combination with knitting a larger size will work out. Some sort of burgundy/light pink combo appeals to me, or maybe a forest green/light sage...

In the obsessive internets yarn search of the last few days, other yarns that looked like they could work include: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=317, Jo Sharp DK Wool (on sale at webs http://yarn.com/yarns-knitting/josharp-dkWool.html, though not many colors left), and Plymouth Country 8ply http://yarn.com/yarns-knitting/country8.html.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Orangina a-long on: January 12, 2006 09:07:05 AM
Shizzys, casting on 121 sts is correct. The lace repeat is 9 sts long, plus 4 - meaning that the final amount of stitches should be divisible by 9, plus 4 edge stitches.  So 9 times 13 is 117, plus 4 = 121.  Sorry, it's hard to write out the math to make it make sense, I hope it's understandable enough...

This is a great pattern, have fun with it!  I still need to take pictures of mine...
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