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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finished "Cozy" shawl from Knitty on: December 16, 2005 02:47:33 PM
your pics show the lace so much better than the knitty one, i didn't want to try it before but I do now!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / TUTE! on: December 16, 2005 02:02:46 PM

I wanna make pen and pencil ones now too... Smiley

I've been asked to give the pattern, its really easy

Materials: 2 balls MC and I CC (both Patons Gold DK - though my gage was a little loose and I'd maybe try aran weight if i did it again)
1pair 4.5mm needles
tapestry needle

Also, to back, you'll need about 1m by 20cm of black fleece (this is generous, but should do it, I suggest you knit then measure before you buy), a normal sewing needle and some black cotton thread.

gage: 17sts and 23rows to 10cm x 10cm square in st st. Note my knitting is very loose so you should check your gage first.

Its stocking stitch throughout.

CO 10 sts, and m1 at the end of each row till you have 22sts. Knit in st st till it measures about 11cm. CO 4 sts at the end of each row (so you now have 30 sts in total) and knit for another 5cm.

Swap to CC, and knit 6rows, then 4rows MC, 2 rows CC.

Knit 20rows CC.

*K11 CC, change to (A BOBBIN OF THE!!) CC, k8, swap back to CC and knit to end
P8 CC, p14 MC, p8 CC
k5 CC, k20 MC, k5 CC
p5 CC, p20 MC, p5 CC
k5 CC, k20 MC, k5 CC*

Now pause to draw yourself out a chart for the label. I'd pass on mine but its paper and covered in scribbles, its easy enough to do your own, adn you might want to change the shape at the ends of the label, I'm not sure about mine.

I used the letter grid from Magknits Crime of Fashion (http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/cof.htm). The letters are the MC (in my case blue) with a CC (black) boarder of four sts either side. there will be 5 MC either side of that. Which means at times you'll have up to seven bobbins going at once. Don't be tempted to faire-isle it, it'll go all lumpy. Oh, and remember you're working from the "N" up (or "A" if your going to make it say crayola)

Knit and purl and bobbin away till you've got to the end. repeat the section * to * but back to front (so it mirrors the start)

knit 20 rows in MC, 2rows CC, 4rows MC, 6 rows CC, 14 rows MC

BO, weave in ends, go to your friendly local fabric shop for some black fleece to back it with. Done

The whole thing measured nearly 1m
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Crayon Scarf on: December 16, 2005 05:01:50 AM
wow i meant change your screen settings, not post it, THANKS for sharing!!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Crayon Scarf on: December 16, 2005 04:50:12 AM
I did think it was a tad dark and I would brighten if I could. But I can't. My computer/ photo systems are a bit poo as present.

I can see it fine on my moniter though (though on my laptop I had to tilt the screen a tad). Maybe if you brighten your settings?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Crayon Scarf [NOW WITH TUTORIAL - see p2] on: December 16, 2005 03:16:07 AM
Just fininished this for my little bro for Xmas.

It was inspired by a novelty plaster ("plaster"=bandaid to non-Brits...) and that police tape scarf that was in Magnits a few months ago.

I used patons gold DK on 4.5mm. The tension's a little bit loose but I couldn't be bothered changing my chart when I realised it would be too small on 3.5mm's (getting the proportions right was everything with this project).

Its a bit short as a scarf for my tastes but it's backed with fleece which makes it super-warm so you don't need to double it round your neck and goes once-round quite neatly. Also, because its backed with fleece you can wear it with the plain black showing (rather than just busting the whole "my sister knitted me a novelty intarsia thing for xmas" look...)

I'm about to post some more xmas FOs to my LiveJournal.
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