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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / May the Triforce be with you.... on: June 17, 2007 05:18:43 PM
I'm making a sweater for the boyfriend for his birthday (<_< shhh) and he's obsessed with both Starwars and Legend of Zelda.  I'm going to go with a Legend of Zelda theme and use Jesse's Flames from SnBN as a base pattern...now my only trouble is designing the Triforce for intarsia knitting  Undecided I've completely failed through about 5 swatches of trying to get it to look right, and I can't.  I've created some images in Photoshop, tried graphing it, tracing it, pleading with it, glaring at it and, of course, looking at it with disdain...but all to no avail!

If someone could maybe point me in the direction of a graph for the Triforce that would be awesometastic!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Jesse's Flames...help! on: June 17, 2007 10:03:33 AM
My boyfriend was looking through my knitting books in search of a sweater for the colder climat we recently started inhabiting (from Phoenix Az. to Edmonton, Canada...oh the places family will make you go...) and found the Jesse's Flames on in the SnB Nation that he liked, only he wanted it completely different! (Well that and it'll be the first sweater I've ever attempted!)

But the main thing is he wants it forest green and gold (simple enough) except instead of flames on the cuffs he wants the Triforce from Legend of Zelda (will the geekiness never end in this relationship...) to be up on the arms, around the bicep area. 

So now that you have the background info just have some questions!

1. Is this acttually possible? Should I try and change the pattern or should I sneak in the Skully pattern while he's not looking and just add a line through the chest on that one?

2. Does anyone have a intarsia and/or fair isle graph of the triforce lazy ol' me could use?

3. Could someone explain to me how exactly the "ssk" decrease works? I looked it up on the abbrieviations table and it may as well have just said "ssk" still instead of trying to explain it.

4. ON the last line of the pattern on the first page it says "...work dec row, then EOR 18 (19, 20, 20) times more - 43 (48, 53, 60) sts" what exactly does that mean? Does it mean every other row I show should the decrease row x amount of times?

5. And finally I looked through the beginning of the book for help on changing the sweater to fit my awkwardly shaped boysquare (seriously, his measurements would make you think he's a square) but I still don't know what to choose, he has a 34" chest and I measured longer than this torso because he likes to wear his shirts long so technically he's shorter in the torso then 19", but we're going with 19" so he won't complain to loudly.  He also wants it to fit loosely on him (god forbid he actually show his great body) so I was assumeing the medium (finish chest is 41 and finished lenther is 26.5) does that make sense for making it fit big and baggy on him? I figured it would....

Thanks for taking the time to read and answer my awkwardly phrased question!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Searching for some awesome Amigurumi and advice... on: May 10, 2007 05:27:09 PM
I've been off and on crocheting (and knitting) for about a year now...but I haven't been able to find anything that I actually want to make! I did, however, find some amigurumi patterns...in japanese....

Just wondering if anyone has some free (I am but a student after all) amigurumi patterns they'd be willing to share?

As well as advice in making some of them? I tried once and just kind of got a very large circle...

All help would be greatly appreciated!
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