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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Vogue Knitting vs. Interweave Knits on: November 23, 2007 07:59:36 AM

I checked through the board and I couldn't find a discussion on this topic so I thought I'd open it up.

My brand new Mother in Law wants to give me a magazine subscription for Christmas and I'm agonizing between Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting.  I'm going to compare the mags to see which has more patterns that I like and I'm interested in your thoughts... So which would you pick: Vogue Knitting or Interweave Knits?


Cinderella Undercover.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Advice needed on Franken-Cowl-Minidress on: August 30, 2007 06:46:49 PM

I'm so completely consumed by my dream to combine the Somewhat Cowl and the Vogue Ribbed Minidress that I can't clear my head enough to work out the details to my satisfaction.  Add to that my intermediate beginner status and I admit my goal might be out of range for me given my skill level.  Nevertheless, I am forging on and I'm hoping that you could help me!

My vision is to make the cowl portion of the Somewhat Cowl and the skirt portion of the Vogue Ribbed Minidress and connect them by means of the Minidress waistband.

The gauge for the Somewhat Cowl is 24 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches.
The gauge for the Vogue Ribbed Minidress is 24 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches.

I am using is King Cole Big Value DK in a fabulous purple tweed (#162 "Heather")
and I got gauge for the Minidress using 5.5mm needles.  I'm planning on casting on for the Cowl portion on 5.0mm's.

Given all this info, would you say that I should cast on or slow down?  Is there anything I haven't considered?  Any success stories/horror stories to share?  I'm all ears!

Here is my crafty inspiration...thanks fellow Craftsters!!


So Soon

Somewhat Cowl Knitalong


Cinderella Undercover.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting 'Wicked' in Manos del Uruguay Need help with bunching on: April 17, 2007 08:17:57 PM
Heya all,

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster with a pressing question.  Of course this comes up when I *should* be studying for English Lit exams.  Smiley

I'm knitting Wicked (My First Sweater!) in Manos del Uruguay yarn.  So far the pattern has been great.  I've had to frog and restart 6 times but that's my own silly learning curve, not the pattern's fault.  The Manos yarn is beautiful but I'm having trouble with it.  Since the variegated colour tends to pool, I was advised to use two skeins at a time.  The woman at my LYS suggested I alternate between the skeins and work with each skein for two rows at a time.     My problem pops up when I need to switch between skeins.  I twist the two together and continue with the proper skein but this seems to tug and the end result is a weird-looking, cable-type growth that runs right down the centre of the back.  Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?  I'm willing to frog up to the sleeves and try again but I don't want to rip the entire thing out and tackle it a 7th time.  

Oops...I've gotta post 9 more times before I can post a photo of the problem...I'll get to that asap!

Thanks so much!

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