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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Children's measurements--Help Please! on: March 07, 2009 09:20:40 PM
I'm making this sweater for a 4 1/2 year old, so I'm aiming for a size 5. 

The pattern is for a cropped cardi with a 3/4 length sleeve.  I want it all to be full length.  I have a standard measurement list, which indicates an 11" sleeve length measurement to under arm. That is easy enough.  But there's no standard measurement listed for hem to underarm.

The cardi knits bottom-up, and I'm at the point where I need to bind off for arm holes.  I'm at about 9" from the bottom hem. Would that fit a 5-year-old from hip to sleeve hole/underarm? Or does it seem long?  Anybody out there have a size 5 kiddo who has measurable clothes?  Your help is much appreciated.  Thanks!

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Hip quilting mag? on: December 20, 2008 07:19:24 PM
Does anyone know of a quilting magazine that is relatively hip and not so granny-ish?  I'd like to get a subscription for my mom for Christmas, and even though she's a granny, she's no square. Cheesy

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Kimono Sweater on: November 30, 2008 07:09:53 PM
This is my first post!  I'm psyched!

I started this sweater for my niece last spring.  It was my very first knitting project and I never did the finishing.  I finally finished it tonight in time for her first birthday.

Her parents are Brooklyn artists, so pink and ruffles is not really their style.  Still, I wanted the sweater to have a feminine touch, so I attached a grey rosette from a cardigan I got at Target last summer.

The wrap ties:

I used a Lion Brand free pattern called Little Luxury Kimono. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60128A.html  I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Oxford Grey and Avocado

Comments?  Thanks!  Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with bamboo jersey knit! on: June 30, 2008 08:11:53 PM
I've started a project that I think is too ambitious for my skill level. 

I'm creating an empire waist tunic with a surplice front neckline, and I'm using this incredibly soft and wonderful bamboo jersey knit.  I used a 2.0 zig-zag stitch to hem the neckline, and the fabric stretched and curled up.

Here are some photos:

The back neckline

The front

What should I do?  Is a twin needle finish a better idea?  A larger stitch? The seams are doing well with a 2.5 zig-zag, but I didn't think it looked as good for finishing.

Please!  I need the collective genius of Craftsters!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A quick vent on: June 18, 2008 09:33:49 PM
So I'm plugging along on a sleeve of the cardi I'm working on, and at the center of the Lion brand Vanna's Choice yarn I am using (Yes, I know.  I'm very poor and not that good yet, so I'm sticking to crappy yarn for the time being) there is a little knot.  They tied the end of the skein to a little extra length to make the yardage long enough!  Annoying.   Tongue

By the way, for those of you who are gagging as you think of my acrylic mess, rest assured.  UPS is delivering 10 hanks of fuchsia bamboo on Friday.  I can't wait!
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