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11  Phildar Swing Jacket in Knitting: Completed Projects by klement on: July 28, 2007 12:52:54 AM
After 6 months of ripping, re-knitting and stress, I've finished my Phildar Swing Jacket and I am very pleased with the results! Smiley

(errmmm.. and please excuse the COMPLETE mess that is in my room :S I travel quite a bit and never really unpack so it's always a mess)

Project Details:

The pattern came from a Phildar Catalogue (I think it was Autumn or Winter though I can't remember exactly) and I knitted the smallest size (size 34 I think?)

I used 3.5 hanks of 200gm New Zealand Naturally 10ply, and found that the texture and structure was just right for this project. I had originally started with Bendigo and although I got gauge, the finished structure of the fabric was quite floppy and didnt come across as a "jacket".

While the instructions were easy to follow, I absolutely recommending people read a paragraph or two ahead as there were always times when I would knit 10 rows only to find a sentence after a schematic saying "at the same time" and then have to frog back .. *frustrating*.

The biggest problem for me was finishing it. I couldnt find buttons and bias binding to match so I ended up making my own buttons and bias binding. The buttons were made of polymer clay, and the bias binding was modified using Quilter's Binding.

A couple more piccies are available on http://knit-knat.blogspot.com/2007/07/phildar-swing-jacket.html
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12  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by klement on: June 17, 2007 02:24:11 AM
i have just started my puff sleeved cardi, and it's been a very quick knit so far (... although, each row of 300+ stitches was taking pain-stakingly long!)

My red is more "redder" (if you can get that haha) than the one in the original, and I'm using Heirloom Merino Magic on my 4.00mm Denise Circulars..
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13  Yes.. another first sock! in Knitting: Completed Projects by klement on: June 13, 2007 07:38:51 AM
I'm a little embarassed.. while everyone else is knitting fantastic entrelac socks (ie. Eunny Jang's) or socks with cables and all kinds of fancy lace, I've just finished my first sock ...

The pattern is from Silver's Sock Class and I would highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't know how to knit with dpns and who wants to learn to knit a sock.

The yarn is Lana Grossa which my SecretPal got me in a sock knitting set - I had told her I wanted to desperately learn how to knit with dpns and so *voila* this is it.

Overall , i'm quite pleased, but I would've liked the striped to be matched up nicely rather than have started at different points in the colour change.

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14  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by klement on: May 25, 2007 08:28:58 PM
This unfortunately is all that's left of my leaf-tie cardi .. Sad It was a little big on my lack of chest Sad Oh well.. it means i'm *allowed* to start on another pattern :p

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15  Re: Fitted Knits-along ? in Knitalongs by klement on: May 19, 2007 08:23:45 PM

This is progress of my leaf tie cardi. When i started it, I was out in the sticks visiting my partner and the LYS had very limited stock in the right gauge wool that I wanted. So , I settled with grey .. it's a little *dull* looking now, but i'm almost done with the sweater - just have to finish the sleeves and icord...

My secret pal also got me the Fitted Knits book (i had previously used the knitty pattern), and have the perfect red yarn for the puff sleeved jacket so think I will start that after
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16  Re: Norah Gauhan cardigan from Vogue Knitting in Knitalongs by klement on: February 03, 2007 09:45:06 PM

My progress picture! I, like many other knitters, have loved seeing the pentagons take formation!! Smiley

More comments and pics on my blog Smiley
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17  Re: the BIG yarn stash SHOW OFF! in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by klement on: December 20, 2006 02:51:35 AM
Here's mine! I got all excited and organized it by colors.....and now I have a billion more ideas of things to make. lol

OOOH very colourful!! I dont really stash...

The stuff that's in my tub are odd balls or remnants of projects... the others in the bags are current project stuff. I tend to only buy what I need unless i completely love a certain yarn or if it's bought for me...

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18  Amelia Raitte's "My Fashionable Life" Knit A long in Knitalongs by klement on: December 02, 2006 09:17:13 PM
I absolutely adore the knits on Amelia Raitte/Anna Bell's "My Fashionable Life" site


Would anyone like to do a knit along of the projects on there with me?

To start, I have just finished her Cherry Cardi - and I love it Smiley I used Jo Sharp Summer Soho Cotton DK in Currant which is an eggplanty colour - not as purple as in the photos.

My next project is going to be her Jess Jacket and then her Pippa.

Anyone want to join?
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19  Re: Glove-Along or Mitten-Along in Knitalongs by klement on: November 25, 2006 05:00:14 AM
I finished today. I used lionbrand's free mitten patterns and resized for my sister. Details on my blog and a piccie here:

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20  Re: Japanese Swap Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by klement on: November 14, 2006 01:49:33 AM
I just got an AMAZING swap package from lovely_gangster! As this is my first swap, it has really been a great experience and she's certainly helped me along with it!!

Now to show off with all my fantastic goodies!!!

The wholllleee caboodle!

Felted desserts - these are my favourites!!

Amazing crafted hair pins

The yummy stationery:

The even yummier japanese gummies

Thanks Anna! I was DEFINITELY spoilt! Cheesy
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