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1  Re: Movie Knits in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by knitknitter on: February 25, 2010 11:54:34 PM
Hi, Finally I found a topic I can post this in!

Two weeks ago I saw the movie Volver (by Pedro Almodovar). I have to see it at least 2 more times.
One more time because sometimes I got distracted from the story, because there is so many colourfull things to see.
And twice because I need some serious still by still images of all the knitted lace cardigans, shrugs etc. Especially the green one Penelope Cruz is wearing really captured me.

I really love Penelope Cruz's green sweater and am still looking for a pattern for it after all these years. Was anyone ever able to figure out a pattern for the sweater or was anyone ever able to figure out  the lace pattern that was used? I have not been able to find a similar lace pattern.
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2  Re: Some of my recent sterling cuffs (image heavy) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by knitknitter on: December 06, 2007 06:37:46 AM
That cuff took a few hours, It was quite fiddly. To taper your "s" links or clasps file each end to a point before you shape the wire. You can also lightly hammer the ends flat, but I find filing gives you a cleaner look. I do have a tutorial coming out in Art Jewelry magazine showing how to make a "no solder" version of the chain on the ruby necklace. I used 16 gauge sterling wire for that one. Photography is an ongoing challenge! lol I find natural bright but not direct sunlight works good, and adjusting settings on my camera. The macro is a must and the EV and white balance settings really make a difference. I also adjust the brightness with an editing program if needed.

Thanks so much. I am really grateful for this advice. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thanks so much for your tips. I will try to file the ends. Any tips on this? I find that it can take quite a lot time to file everything to a point.

Also, any tips on making an S-Clasp? I tried to make a large one with 2-inches of wire and found that it was only enough to make a small s-clasp.

Finally, thanks for the advice about the ruby necklace. I really look forward to the tutorial. Will it be online? Was the 16 gauge wire hard, soft, half-hard etc, and was it round or square wire? It looked so thin, did you hammer or roll it? I guess in your version it was soldered? I am very interested in hearing how someone could make a non-soldered version that would stay together.

Thanks again for the tips.

I think it would be easier for both of us if you wait until the tutorial is published. That way you will see pictures and read about how I file the ends, make the links and hammer them flat and all the matierials used. Once I know what issue it will be in I'll post about it. Smiley
Thanks for this advice, but I do not have access to Art Jewelry magazine where I am and was not able to find the other Art Jewelry tutorial of one of your pieces on their websites. It is possible just to pm me the advice about S curves and the materials use -- or at least the material for the links? Your work is amazing congratulations.

Here are a couple pictures of how I file the ends, youll notice I don't try to file the wire to a rounded point, I just file one side to taper towards the end of the wire. For the scallop necklace I used 16 gauge dead soft round wire that I hammered once I had the curve. I just made a loop at each end of the wire, like and eye pin, then bent the wire around something to get the curve I wanted then hammered it flat.

For clasps, play around with some inexpensive wire until you know the amount you need for the size of clasp you want. The bigger the clasp the heavier gauge of wire you'll want to use. Just make sure it's strong enough it doesn't pull open easily.

Here are some "S" clasp tutorials courtesy of Connie Fox

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3  Re: How do I know where to continue shaping after ripping out several rows? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by knitknitter on: June 24, 2007 09:15:01 AM
I am trying to extend Glampyre's minisweater into a wrap sweater.

I have extended the front so that they overlap and am trying to make a wrap sweater. Everything was going alright until I noticed that I had made a mistake (I forgot to knit the last few stitches on one of the purl rows) and unraveled. I counted the rows that I unraveled carefully.

However, I had to remove the stitch markers in order to unravel those rows and wound up losing the place where I decreased in the process. I am now trying to find out exactly where I decreased and, counting the stitches does not help, as when I seem to have the decreases on both sides matching up, I wind up having different numbers of stitches on both sides. I really would rather not out all of the shaping and start over, but I don't know what to do at this point.

Here are some pictures. I don't know if they will make things clearer:

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4  Re: Kimono Wrap Style Sweater - aka The Neverending Search in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by knitknitter on: January 01, 2007 07:44:54 AM
This is the Kimono I was talking about in my previous post.

I went ahead and scanned it in. I would love to make it a bit longer, so that it would go past my hips. The only problem is the entire guage issue that I mentioned above. I would love to adapt it  to yarn that I already have as I already have too much yarn.
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