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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie Caplet on: June 24, 2007 02:50:35 PM
Jello - The beauty of this pattern is that it is more of a guideline than a strict pattern.  All you need to get started is a gauge swatch and your neck measurement.  Multiply the number of stitches per inch from your swatch by the number of inches from your neck measurement.  This number is the number of stitches you cast on.  Then after you knit your border you divide the stitches into five sections by placing stitch markers.  1/6 of you stitches for the right front, 1/6 for the right sleeve, 2/6 (1/3)  for the back, 1/6 for the left sleeve, and 1/6 for the left front.  Then you do raglan increases (increase before and after each stitch marker), in this case we used YO to create the eyelets, until the sleeves sections meet under your arms.  Then you just separate the sleeve sections and continue knitting the body until it is as long as you like and finally you pick up the sleeve stitches and finish them off.  It's a fairly basic top down construction...and it's pretty idiot proof.  I love how easy the top down raglan construction is.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Anthropologie Caplet on: June 24, 2007 02:29:34 PM

I used this craftster tutorial by julsey723 to make this caplet.  It turned out really well, I think.  I used a DK weight wool/bamboo yarn that I got while I was on vacation in England and US5 needles.  The only thing that I really changed about the pattern, other than the yarn and needles, was to use seed stitch for the border all the way around.

This picture was taken at a wedding that I attended this past weekend.  The sweater had not been blocked at this point because I had only just woven in the ends in the car on the way to the church.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Hawkeye" Unisex Adult Cadet Hat --My favorite hat ever :) on: May 18, 2007 11:26:05 AM

I finished my hat yesterday and I love it.  I used cascade 220 superwash and knit the large size with smaller needles.  I went down one size and I love the slightly stiffer fabric it produces.  My hat  measures about the same size as my husbands size medium and it fits perfectly.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fess up, who's got a knitting blog? on: May 16, 2007 02:00:09 PM
Me! Me!


I'm still getting it together, but I'm having a blast doing so!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Hawkeye" Unisex Adult Cadet Hat --My favorite hat ever :) on: May 13, 2007 05:07:19 PM
I was so excited to start this project.  I bought yarn and pattern last week and finally sat down to knit yesterday.  My husband was actually excited about me knitting this hat for him, which was totally cool because I have never knit for him before, so I decided to knit his before I did mine.  My gauge was spot on so I decided to jump right in.  The pattern was so easy to follow and the hat knit up really fast.  I was able to finish it last night and I let it block over night.  I was so excited about the hat that when I woke up this morning I ran to get it and made my husband try it on before he had even gotten out of bed. 

Now if anyone else is interested in knitting this fabulous hat pattern, I only have one piece of advise that I can give you.

Measure your husband's head BEFORE you knit the hat.

Version two coming soon.

I do have to say, Alice and Grace, this is a really great pattern and it's super easy to knit.  Good thing because I have two more to go, his again and mine.     Wink

ETA: May 14, 2007

Take Two.

Success!  I frogged the first hat and knit the medium size this time.  I was a little afraid that it would end up looking wonky because my stitches were a little uneven from knitting with the kinky frogged yarn, but it turned out okay after blocking.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Toe-up ankle socks on: May 11, 2007 03:19:39 PM

I recently finished a pair of socks.  I used the universal toe-up pattern from knitty and wildfoote sock yarn that I dyed with Easter egg dye.  (check this out)  They're not terribly fancy, but I really like how they turned out.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: "Hawkeye" Unisex Adult Cadet Hat --My favorite hat ever :) on: April 29, 2007 07:49:40 PM
Your hat looks awesome!  I can't wait to make one of my own...now to find some yarn.  Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Tons of Easter Egg dyed Yarn--With link to in depth tutorial (Image Heavy) on: April 26, 2007 05:11:22 PM
Hey Alice,

Thanks for the great tutorial.  After I saw your gorgeous yarn I knew that I must try this.

This is what I came up with.

This is Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn (color vanilla) dyed with Paas easter egg dye.

This is also Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn (color vanilla) dyed with Paas easter egg dye.

This is white Cascade 220 dyed with Paas easter egg dyes.

I really enjoyed dying these yarns.  It turns out that the egg dye kits that I bought only had the primary colors in them, so I had to do some mixing, but I'm really pleased with the way that they turned out.

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Short Row Heel Help? on: February 28, 2007 08:54:36 AM
If you can do a short row toe then a short row heel is really quite simple.  You do exactly the same thing that you did to create the toe in order to make your heel.  Just use half of your stitches, knit back and forth (wrapping and turning like you did on your toe) and when you are done with the short rows you just knit in the round again with all of your stitches. 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: need Interweave Knits Spring 2003 on: November 27, 2006 09:12:57 PM

You're a lifesaver!

Craftster to the rescue.

I ordered it as soon as I saw this (they only had 2 left, couldn't miss out again.)

Thanks again.
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