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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Faux Cable Vest (soon to be frogged) on: February 09, 2007 04:39:33 PM
I made the faux cable vest from the fall Knit.1. I do not like it.

It's pretty, as you can see from the photo, but when I was getting ready to do a 3 needle BO to finish it off at the neck, I tried it on and I looked like a sumo wrestler. The yarn is just toooo thick for this. But I thought I'd show it off anyway before I frog it.

12  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knitty's Center Square hat on: February 05, 2007 12:39:19 AM
I'm cold!! My ears are cold! I need a hat!

Anyone want to join me in knitting the Center Square hat from Knitty?


I hear it's a pretty quick knit!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Harry Potter Slytherin scarf on: February 02, 2007 05:48:52 PM
I made this scarf for a coworker two Christmases ago but I never posted it! She's a fan of the Slytherin house so I did the research and came up with this. It's made from Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

She loved it and refused to wear it, saying she's keeping it on display with her other HP souvenirs. I guess that's a compliment?  Smiley

14  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Completed Accidentally on Purpose on: February 02, 2007 05:40:02 PM
I finally did it!!! After frogging this about a year ago, I finally picked it up and did it!! I am quite pleased with the results. I used Lion Microspun. It's a bitch to work with because it untwists and breaks so easily, but it worked great for this.

My only gripe is the way it...er...accentuates, shall we say, certain areas that don't need any more accentuating. This close up, it is a little overwhelming. Heehee.

15  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Needle case! on: February 02, 2007 05:31:28 PM
I didn't realize we were showin off our needle cases!! Here's mine. The outside cover is green polka dots.  Cheesy  It's made from scrap fabric that my mom had.

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / GGH Savanna Substitute? on: January 25, 2007 12:00:29 AM
Anyone know a good sub for GGH Savanna? I wanna make the Dogwood Donna sweater from the spring Knitscene, but it's pretty expensive. Found some slightly discounted on ebay, but they didn't have all the colors I needed.  Sad This is a difficult yarn to find a sub for bc it's alpaca, linen, wool, and nylon.
17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Color Splash handbag and felted bag on: January 15, 2007 11:48:21 PM
I crocheted these quite a while ago and am just now getting around to taking photos. The first one is a felted bag based loosely on a messenger bag I saw in the first IK Crochet 2004, and the second one is the Color Splash handbag from that same issue. My only regret with the Color Splash is the handles. I shoulda gone with the wooden ones suggested in the pattern. Eh, well. I still love it!

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bust size on Knit.1's faux cable vest on: January 10, 2007 11:17:48 AM
I'm starting Knit.1 Fall 06's faux cable vest (the one on the cover). I'm a little concerned about the bust size. The largest size is 30" bust unstretched. The directions also say that the gauge is given over the rib unstretched, and the body has a very close fit to hold the front "faux cable" in place. My bust is, eh, quite a bit larger than 30".

Has anyone knitted this? I'm not sure if I should alter the pattern or just work it in a larger gauge to try and make up for the inches. Is it ok if I wear it and the k1p1 stretches?
19  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Knit 1 Faux Cable Vest on: January 03, 2007 02:11:50 PM
Anyone up for knitting the Knit 1 Faux Cable vest from the Fall 2006 issue? Luckily, I bought this exact yarn on a clearance sale last year, so I'm ready to go.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern help on: January 03, 2007 02:05:31 PM
I'm STILL working on the asymmetrical coat from Elann.  Sad

Here's my newest problem. The regular seed stitch pattern that I use throughout the piece is this:

Row 1 (RS): K1f&b of each st (thus doubling the # of sts)
Row 2: K2tog, *p2tog, k2tog*, rep from * to * to end (original # of sts restored).
Row 3: As Row 1
Row 4: P2tog, *k2tog, p2tog*, rep from * to * to end.
Rep these 4 rows.

Now, on the right front, I am supposed to decrease 1 st at end of every RS row by: Work in patt to 3 sts before end of row, k2tog, k1. After 14", start lapel shaping on RS row: K1, k1f&b, pm. On every RS row, rep increase in st before marker.

The problem is that, when working in the seed stitch pattern, I'm already doing the k1f&b to all the RS row stitches, so it's not actually increasing for the lapel shaping...it's just working regularly in the pattern. I wrote Elann about this problem and their solution was to simply work the lapel shaping as separate from the regular seed stitch, which still doesn't make sense to me. (FYI, the lapel is also worked in the seed stitch.) Am I misunderstanding the directions? I have already written Elann 3 times, so I thought I'd try another avenue to figuring this out.

Any thoughts?
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