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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: February 18, 2008 04:45:55 PM
Sounds like you've got it figured out!  I've been doing as much of the pattern stitches on each end as I can but I still end up with a few rows where I have about 6 knit stitches altogether.  I don't know if this is right or not but it looks ok and will help to add a bit of stability to the side seams.  I'm also doing the vest (XS) in KSH Dewberry.


I'm a bit further than this now.  Completed nearly 40 rows (finished the decreases).

ETA: couldn't get image to post.
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: February 17, 2008 04:55:57 PM
I hope this makes sense.  I find the closest diamond to my edge, figure out what the stitches would be for it and then work back from there.  For example, you might be doing the top point of the diamond which needs 3 stitches, before that are 3 knit stitches. After you start the decreases, some rows will start and end with quite a few knit stitches and you won't be able to do any of the pattern stitches without throwing out your stitch count.  I have a stitch at the start and end for a selvedge as I'm knitting flat.

Clear as mud??!

I really hope this helped.  If not, let me know and I'll post some of my decrease rows.  I've written them all down so I can repeat it for the back.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: February 14, 2008 04:44:46 PM
Hi ArianesThread,

I had the same trouble.  Put stitch markers every repeat but they kept slipping under yarn overs and confusing me even more.  I have lost count of the number of times I frogged and restarted.  I'm going pretty well now, though.  I've found the best way to keep track is to learn the structure of the lace pattern itself.  Keep an eye on the stitches below those in your current row and watch how the diamonds are formed by the stitches.  Once I started the decreases I found that if I worked out where I was in the diamond pattern in the closest repeat, I could then count the stitches back to the start.  I've also been writing everything down.  I hope this makes sense.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: February 04, 2008 04:46:30 PM
Thanks Arianesthread.  That is a great link.  I was wondering how it would work.  I knitted my frill in one long piece so I only have one seam to sew.  Couldn't quite get my ahead around converting to in the round yet.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: January 29, 2008 04:38:42 PM
Hi Ariane,

I've not long started the vest version of this too.  I interpreted the measurements to be unblocked.  I also didn't block the frill before picking up the stitches.  Will block it just before I seam it together.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / It's my birthday soon, help me build a library on: August 28, 2007 10:02:14 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm a knitter who's known how to knit since a child but I've only returned to it in the last couple of years.  I'm pretty confident and difficulty isn't an issue if I like a pattern.  I don't have any knitting reference books and with an impending birthday want to get some books to start my library.  What do you all recommend?  I'm interested in EZ's techniques, a good stitch reference, a great all-round sock book (how-to's, hints & tips and great patterns), sweater how-to (shaping, construction, design etc.).  Basically books that will get me to step away from patterns and on the road to designing my own garments.

Ok, fire away!!!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Woohoo! Knitty's thermal, sans sleeves. (pic heavy) on: August 20, 2007 10:37:10 PM
Hi Neekie,

I love, love, love your vest.  It's a great mod of the original and like others, I prefer it.  It's also great to see it in a yarn that I can get here in Aus.  I am going to Spotlight to check out the colours in zhivago (although I do love the red and what's better with jeans?).  Would you mind telling me how many balls you used?

Thanks muchly
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic) on: August 05, 2007 07:24:08 PM
Hi Aunt Suzi,

I knew I'd remembered seeing someone knit Sahara in your yarn.  I googled and found that it was done on the Sexy Knitter's Club.  Here is the link http://sexyknittersclub.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html.  Just scroll down a bit.  It's done in the Purple Haze colour.  Maybe a message to that knitter might help.

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Bed Jacket from Romantic Style (many pics) on: June 20, 2007 07:34:32 PM
That looks fabulous!!  You did a great job.  It's so pretty.  This is on my list out of the book but I know it will take me forever (I'm not really a fast knitter) and I want to do the mid-length version.

10  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Saharah: Stitch Diva (Knit & Tonic) on: June 17, 2007 06:03:32 PM

I alternated the beaded and non-beaded rows.  From memory, I did one row of beads per pattern repeat but to keep it relatively random, I didn't bead the same pattern row each time.  What you decide to do will also depend on the size of your beads.  If they're smaller you could use more.  Maybe one or two per diamond and alternate every second or third row.
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