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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Boyfriend Sweater Curse on: September 12, 2006 07:01:54 AM
I've never made my boyfriend a sweater, though he's had hats galore and has now requested a scarf. Of course, my first questions were what yarn, what style, cables, lace, etc - and he asks for one like I gave my sister, only in brown. So he's getting a brown worsted-weight drop stitch scarf  Roll Eyes He was concerned it might take too long to make.
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: college knitting class on: September 07, 2006 10:40:59 AM
Double-knitting and entrelac might also be fun things to try - not harder than lace in my opinion. Also, what about short-rows and both intarsia and stranded color work?
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Submissions for new SnB book--anyone? on: August 31, 2006 11:29:54 AM
Either I missed something, or they're making a fourth book?
24  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: body art henna... where do you buy it? on: August 28, 2006 08:33:32 AM
Good suppliers keep their henna frozen Smiley It'll lose color left out at room temperature. Just a note.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help Understanding Moebius Knitting? on: August 23, 2006 01:06:12 PM
The way I remembered it, it was a center cast on, though I've since heard intriguing things about using a figure-eight cast on, like for toe-up socks.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Yarn at Knitpicks... on: August 23, 2006 11:42:29 AM
You know what I would buy the hell out of? Their alpaca/silk laceweight before they dye it. I would get mountains of that.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help Understanding Moebius Knitting? on: August 23, 2006 11:24:40 AM
Okay, so I have knit something moebius before. Once, when I was just learning to knit. I did a basketweave scarf about a year ago, and all I remember is (vaguely) how the cast-on worked, and to use a "reversible stitch" so it wouldn't look funky (I did moss stitch).

Time passes, I've grown in skill, I now know that my favorite knitting is lace. So, in the interest of keeping skills sharp, I'm gonna try a moebius lace thing. And I have a question:

When you do a moebius scarf, and all you do is the knit stitch, like to make stockinette in the round, when it's all finished and you're looking at a section, does it look like half stockinette and half reverse stockinette? If so, then a garter lace would theoretically work, right?

If so, this is going to be the awesomest scarf ever. Grin
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple yet elegant openwork lace pattern? on: August 23, 2006 07:20:56 AM
Updated that post with pics. ALso, the larger strawberries, when staggered, are like this:

29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple yet elegant openwork lace pattern? on: August 22, 2006 08:58:04 PM
Lemme see what I can find Smiley Another variation is slightly larger strawberries, and that's the lace pattern found in Rowan's Butterfly. That one goes like this:


Looks really elongated in chart form, but it's the same as rowan's butterfly.



In the top picture, there's the band of meshlike lace around the inner triangle portion of the scarf. I'm pretty sure that's strawberries Smiley
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Simple yet elegant openwork lace pattern? on: August 22, 2006 11:24:23 AM

You can do them pattern on every row, or add a plain row between, but they look like this:


I= knit
O= yo
\ = ssk
/ = k2tog
^= slip 2 knitwise, knit 1, psso

When you stagger them, they make diamond-shapes, like this:

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