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61  Re: The most complicated Thing I have ever knit in Knitting: Completed Projects by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 31, 2006 09:53:03 AM
I have been inspired to knit this in cascade 220 Como Lake Blue:



Next time you see this yarn, it will be a purse!  Wink

Emms
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62  StashBuster Cowl! in Knitting: Completed Projects by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 30, 2006 10:13:53 PM
Hi, this is my own pattern.

I used up a skein of Red Heart Casual Cot'n in Desert Canyon from my stash- I wrote the pattern so that you could use any yarn you wanted from your stash!

Link to pattern is on my blog, let me know what you think! Hope someone will be inspired to knit it!



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63  Re: my ubernatural w/long sleeves - first sweater! in Knitting: Completed Projects by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 28, 2006 07:40:15 PM
That is so beautiful, can I ask you, as i am about your size bosom-wise I think, not that I have seen you but judging from yr previous post, and am using that same wool, diff. colour, how many skeins it took and what needles you used? Thanks so much

Hi Limeylizzie! It took 7 1/2 skeins of Handpainted yarn in Verde Esperanza. I used size 10mm and 8mm needles (because I had lent out my 9mm) and I made the size M because my tension was off, so instead of trying to get the "right" gauge, I just did a little math and  realized that I could make the M to fit me with the gauge I got.

I still have to buy buttons. Does anyone have advice/caution about types of buttons? I know what size to get and everything.

Here is a pic of it blocking:


It smelled so bad when I was washing it. Like rotten eggs or something. I think it was the vinegar?? I used these methods to wash it.
The yarn is alot lighter than the yarn pic on the site. I will have to take that into consideration next time I order. Oh and I kept finding grass, burrs and bits of wood in my yarn. Did anyone else have this prob??

Emms
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64  Re: my ubernatural w/long sleeves - first sweater! in Knitting: Completed Projects by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 28, 2006 12:58:05 PM
Well I finished it!

Here it is before blocking:




I will post pics of me in it once its dry!

Thanks to everyone for all the help... LeSophie, BlackMarketBaby, and anyone else I forgot to mention.... I couldn't have done it without you!
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65  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 21, 2006 04:45:05 PM
or this sweater from one of my more recent doodles!

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You have to do this stellie, its gorgeous, I showed it to my husband (the artist) and he said: "that's a doodle? Wow!"

Emms  Grin
Team Canada
In training for Bella Paquita
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66  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 18, 2006 12:01:37 AM
I am going to use this yarn for Bella Paquita:



I want to knit it in a cotton/acrylic blend so I wont get overheated while wearing it. I am a very hot (body temp wise) person...  Wink

Emms

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67  Fair Isle color scheme change... help! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 17, 2006 12:05:50 PM
Hi y'all, I really want to make this patt:



but I can't figure out how to change a colour scheme to suit me... anyone have any ideas or actually done that before? I would love to make this!

Emms Cheesy
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68  Re: The Knitting Olympics in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 17, 2006 01:05:39 AM
I am going to make this:



It would be my first time with Fair Isle, knitting with beads, and the buckle thing... It's from Vogue Knitting Winter 2004/05.

Do I have to sign up for the KO somewhere?

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69  Re: Easy to understand Double Knit instrucstions PLEASE HELP.... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 16, 2006 03:49:34 PM
Hi, my name is John, yes a guy, and am looking for an easy to understand double knit stitch instructions.  I bought the Vouge Knit.1 mag and in it was a scarf that I finally thought I would make something for myself and the instructions are WAYYYYYY off!  Even had two other knitter friends try it to no luck!

I would appreciate any help or ideas!

John

John, I was intrigued by this because I know that Vogue patterns can have mistakes sometimes, so I knit up a "dummy" of this using worsted yarn and double pointed needles that I had around. It worked out perfectly:

First side:


Second side:


So, that means that you are doing something wrong. I have a couple of things to say about this pattern: it may be too difficult for a newbie, and you would have to concentrate every moment to make sure you are not making errors, also maybe marking off with a pencil where you are in the pattern while knitting it.

I would also advise using two disctinct colours, because when I was knitting it, my mind got lazy and I wanted to knit the wrong color ... making sure that I had the right yarn in my hand and was working the action with the right colour was key.

Not an easy project. But if you like a challenge, and you want to do this pattern, here are my tips:

1. Use 2 double pointed needles instead of circulars
2.Use two very distinct colours
3. Make sure your yarn is moving back and forth between your needles, for example:Row 4 With Grass, *k1, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to end, turn work as for regular knitting. If you were to break it down to real life, it would look like this:

Row 4, with grass colored yarn, knit one stitch with yarn in back. Then bring yarn to front as if to purl, and slip the next stitch. Repeat these two steps across row. When you get to the end, turn the needle around as if with normal needles. Every time you are knitting on this row, you would be knitting grass coloured stitches with the grass coloured yarn, and the charcoal stitches would be the ones slipped. This is true all the way through, if you are purling or knitting, the yarn is the same color as the stitch, and the opposite color stitches will be slipped to the other needle.

And PlayItGeorge  was the "right" one here. You are basically making a giant flat i-cord.

I hope this helps!!

Emms  Grin




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70  Re: my ubernatural w/long sleeves - first sweater! in Knitting: Completed Projects by loisgriffinwannabe on: January 16, 2006 10:11:40 AM
I finally got the yarn for this!




Its Handpainted yarn's SuperBulky Verde Esperanza, isn't it gorgeous!

LeSophie, you said you cast on less to get it to not be so off the shoulder. How much did you CO?
I am casting on today!

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