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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: norwegian/retro style pattern ... jumper pattern help on: November 11, 2007 01:00:28 PM
I didn't post the original question, but as luck would have it, I wanted to know the same thing.  Thanks for the link, klement!  That is a gold mine of patterns!

tiamaria, you may also want to pick up Sheila MacGregor's "Traditional Scandinavian Knitting", once you are comfortable with the patterns, you can add them to a sweater.  A few years ago, I made gobs of little Christmas Stockings using these patterns.  Like you I think I am ready to make something a little larger!  Here is a link to my gallery and the Stockings:


Maybe a Norwegian-A-Long is in the future?
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: November 11, 2007 09:31:52 AM
sulkycat-knitting in the round is so much easier than you think!  The greatest concern with knitting in the round I have found is how much you want to invest into it.  I bought a Denise interchangable set, so that I will have all combinations of cable lenths and needle sizes I will need to make whatever I want.  Well worth it.  If you are unsure, get a set of dpns, some yarn and knit a simple sock.  I find it way easier to do knit stitches over and over as opposed to turning and doing purl stitches, turning doing knit stitches.

On another note, I totally need to vent!  So I am working on the Textured Tunic, as I posted yesterday.  I worked on it some more and realized it is still too big!  I have to start over yet again!  One of my problems is that I didn't want the slit on the shoulder, so I left that out, but I see now that there is a reason it is there because the yoke needs to have 'give'.   So that when the yoke fits without the slit, the midsection part will be too wide!  I am not using the recommended yarn or needle size and the gauge is way different.  I thought I calculated correctly, but apparently not well enough.  I'm so annoyed!  Oh well, back to casting on...
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: November 10, 2007 01:34:33 PM
So I am in the process of knitting the Texured Tunic.  And actually for the second time, since I didn't gauge correctly the first time around, and not including the fact that cotten stretches!  This is about the place where I started over:

I just finished the textured band!

This is the V-Neck Pullover from the same book:

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting sleeves in the round, why not? on: November 05, 2007 07:16:25 PM
So I have made a couple of sweaters now and something I have been wondering, how come sleeves aren't knit in the round?  Why are they knit flat and then seamed, which is a pain.  It seems like it would be easier and cleaner to knit in the round.  I am tempted to do this but before I do, do any of you experts know a reason not to?
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Fitted Knits-along ? on: October 21, 2007 05:15:57 PM
Hey fellow Fitted Knitters!  I am going to be working on the Texured Tunic sometime this week (as soon as my Rowan Summer Tweed comes in the mail!)  If anyone cares to join me!  I finished Cozy V-Neck Pullover recently.  I love the designs in this book!
6  Illinois / Illinois: North / Re: chicago craftsters for lunch? on: August 11, 2007 08:42:16 AM
I work right next to the Sears Tower, would love to find other crafty sorts, esp if we can sit outside and work on our projects!

Keep me Posted!
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Babette's blanket from IK Crochet 2006? on: June 24, 2007 08:57:42 PM
What a great spin on the traditional afghan.  I love it!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Card Holder from Retail Store...becomes Plant Boxes and Table!! on: June 19, 2007 07:25:06 PM
That is so clever! You couldn't buy something that cool.  I'm so inspired!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: schoolmarm to picnic dress on: May 19, 2007 06:45:57 PM
Wow, can't believe that's the same dress!  Good Job, way to see beyond the frump!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Shop the Swap Round 2 Gallery on: May 16, 2007 04:48:26 PM
Absolutely Stunning!!!!
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