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1  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by kompassgatan on: January 20, 2008 04:45:49 AM
I love it!
Finished it some time ago.
Works fine both as a scarf by day, as well as an evening wrap by night.
I used a shiny yarn called MEGA IDENA. More on my blog http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2005/11/clapotis.html

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2  Balsam: a cowl with a swirl in Knitting: Completed Projects by kompassgatan on: January 20, 2008 04:27:11 AM
This was a quick and fun knit! It was even the first time I didn't modify a pattern, but followed it all way through.
It was worked in the round top down.
Needle size 5.0 mm/US 8.
Yarn: a leftover I had in my stash... Ornaghi Filati HARMONY4... bought on the market in Neapels, Italy.

BALSAM  by Ilga Leja

Some more photos...

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3  Alexandra's Needle Case: NOW WITH TUTORIAL LINK in Knitting: Completed Projects by kompassgatan on: January 19, 2006 10:41:28 AM
I finished this Needle Roll today. It holds all my needles, DPNs and circulars. I made up a TUTORIAL for it. I know there are several tutorials for needle cases, and you could make your own pattern, but it needs a lot of thinking and calculating.

This case has four layers of pouches. The basic pattern can easily be adapted for your needle need, adding or subtracting pouches, and adapting the length of the pockets for YOUR needles (I use very long ones). Click the photo if you want a larger image.

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4  Re: rebecca 'wrap with sleeves' - confused! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kompassgatan on: January 02, 2006 04:31:57 AM
I've been thinking of knitting this myself. What you need to do is:
You cast on 75sts, right? Bind off the 9 central stitches. That is: work 33sts, bind off 9, work 33sts. Now you have to work the two parts separately. You bind off to create the armhole. On that side you will now decrease 2stitches (every 2 rows) 2 times, and 1 stitch (every two rows) 2 times: that's 6 stitches in all. Then work two rows and start increasing the same amount of stitches (6 stitches in all). Leave the stitches on the needle (you need an auxiliary needle to do this) and continue the other part of the armhole doing the same thing. Cast on the 9 stitches on the center and you'll have 75 sts again. Does this make sense?

Here is a graphic chart of the armhole (ignore that I wrote inc... it should've been decr=decrease...):

And here is how all the piece will look like:
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5  Re: Kurt Cobain Laptop Cover in Knitting: Completed Projects by kompassgatan on: December 28, 2005 03:54:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful! It inspired me so much that I've been working on drawing my own intarsia charts and figuring out how to... Knitpro is really great! And the tutorial on Knitty too! But both gives you a chart with square stitches. It might not be significant if you don't felt it. Anyway, I made up a tutorial for making a What You See Is What You Get Chart. A chart with the exact gauge for your yarn. The stitches will be rectangular and not square and you won't end up with a squeezed image.  I followed Knitty's instruction on making charts with Photoshop but simply added a few things: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/FEATsmartchart.html
Here is an example:

TUTORIAL: http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2005/12/intarsia.html
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6  Crassula scarf - a felted bobbles scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by kompassgatan on: December 28, 2005 01:49:40 PM
This scarf was my brother's gift to his girlfriend for Christmas. He asked me to knit her a scarf. I had for a long time wanted to give felting a try. This is my first felted project (actually it's even my first post on Craftster). It's 100% alpaca wool and it felted very nicely. It's rather thick but still very soft. It shrunk quite a lot! I had it wash two times in the washer before I was satisfied. Maybe a little less would have made it less thick... 50stsx800rows in stockinette! But I cheated... it's machine-knit. The yarn I got was thin, but I think it would have been even nicer with thicker yarn and needles  It was 40cmx220cm (before felting and tieing in the marbles) and it ended up 18x160cm after stretching it! It took a lot of time tieing in the marbles though... and untieing them... I used marbles of different sizes. More pics on my blog.

If you don't see the picture: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7428/909/1600/DSCN3963.jpg


The swatch before and after felting: http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2005/12/shibori-felting.html
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