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Question: Please choose your favorite One Stitch project!  (Voting closed: February 06, 2007 07:33:15 AM)
Garter Lace Hat   - 0 (0%)
My New Favorite Hat   - 1 (0.6%)
Atia   - 44 (25.1%)
Last Minute Armwarmers   - 2 (1.1%)
Mardis Gras Carf   - 1 (0.6%)
Garter Lace Tote Bag   - 1 (0.6%)
Sunshine   - 73 (41.7%)
Garter Lace Suede Sweater   - 3 (1.7%)
Ooo La La, Knitted but Nice   - 35 (20%)
Silk Garden Hat & Fingerless Mitts   - 4 (2.3%)
Tangled Up in Blue   - 0 (0%)
One Stitch Lacy Glove   - 0 (0%)
Beaded Garter Lace Choker   - 0 (0%)
Garter Stitch Shawl / Scarf   - 2 (1.1%)
Garter Lace Headband   - 2 (1.1%)
Scarf with Gum Leaf Fringe   - 0 (0%)
Garter Lace Socks   - 0 (0%)
Garter Lace Tea Cozy   - 3 (1.7%)
Beaded Wrist Cuff   - 0 (0%)
Purse of Many Colors   - 4 (2.3%)
Total Voters: 175

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Topic: Knitting Challenge 1: January: One Stitch to Rule Them All - RESULTS INCLUDED  (Read 26814 times)
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« on: January 01, 2007 10:28:09 AM »

The theme for Craftster's first Knitting Challenge is One Stitch to Rule Them All.  The stitch pattern is moderator's choice, and I've combed my Mon Tricot stitch dictionary to come up with something visually interesting to keep our more advanced knitters from getting too bored, but simple enough that our newer knitters won't feel too intimidated by it.  Given the range of knitting proficiency around here, I thought this was the most fair way to go about it. 

So, without further ado, the chosen stitch for this challenge is:
Garter Stitch Lace
Multiples of 2 plus selvage.

Rows 1 to 6: K.
Rows 7 & 9: *YO, K2tog*.
Rows 8 & 10: *YO, P2tog*.
Row 11: Repeat from Row 1

This stitch pattern produces a fabric with dense garter stitch rows alternating with off-center eyelet rows of roughly the same width.  Your project must incorporate this stitch pattern in a prominent way, though it does not have to be the most-used stitch.  As an example:  You could create a stockinette-stitch tank top with a panel of garter stitch lace at the bodice.  So long as the chosen stitch is featured prominently in some way, your project qualifies.

The format:

When posting your challenge entry, please post it under Knitting Challenge Entries. In the message body, post the title of your entry and clear pictures.

The Deadline:

The crafting period will last from now until January 31, with voting from February 1-5.  Yes, this overlaps with the beginning of the next challenge, but we can multi-task, right?

The Prizes (the best part!):

Rules:

- Members do not need to have a certain post count or have been a member for so long to participate. Everyone is welcome!
- All items must be handmade by the poster.
- The item must be knitted, but it does not have to be hand-knitted.  Looms and machines qualify.
- Only one entry per poster, though you may incorporate multiple things into your one entry (such as with a set)
- Items can be as big or as small as you want, unless otherwise stated in the theme.
- You must use the theme provided.
- You may use written patterns as a basis for your item.  However, to maintain the primary goal of these challenges (creativity!) you may only use that pattern as a jumping off point; a guide for shaping, etc.  You must post a link to or the book title, author and page number of the pattern, and sufficient changes to the pattern must be obvious.
- this is an important one: Make sure all pictures are visible through the time of voting. Pictures will appear in the voting, so please keep an eye on your bandwidth and hyperlinks!  Entries where the photo links do not work when it comes time to vote will not be included.  Craftster offers reliable picture hosting to registered members and also incorporates photobucket software into the code to make photobucket accounts easier to use. Take advantage of these features!

The Themes:

All themes are suggested and voted on by Craftster members. To suggest a theme to be considered in the next challenge, see this thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136544.0
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007 10:36:56 AM »

This sounds like a great challange
thanks lothruin!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007 01:05:09 PM »

I'm really glad you chose a stitch that isn't commonly used but not overly challenging. Smiley Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007 01:13:56 PM »

Hmm...must start swatching/thinking.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2007 07:52:45 PM »

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So, without further ado, the chosen stitch for this challenge is:

Garter Stitch Lace
Multiples of 2 plus selvage.

Rows 1 to 6: K.
Rows 7 & 9: *YO, K2tog*.
Rows 8 & 10: *YO, P2tog*.
Row 11: Repeat from Row 1

Are we able to change this stitch at all?  (I'm thinking double YOs, or something like K rows 1-3, then doing the eyelet rows, then K rows 8-10, just to center the eyelets in the lace panel...)  Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2007 08:25:19 PM »

Well, I think the idea is that you have to do the stitch proposed, so I would say no, you can't change the stitch.  However, if you're worried about centering the lace in the panel, then just knit another 6 rows of garter after the eyelet row, rather than altering the panel to still have 10 rows.  You can do whatever you want before and after the stitch pattern so long as it appears intact.
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2007 05:01:32 AM »

ooh goody!!! This looks fun! I'm getting ideas! Thanks Lothruin for organising this whole shebang!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007 08:40:33 AM »

This is such a cool idea--I'm making little design sketches at work and charting stuff out on Excel  Grin Don't know if I'll be able to crank something out before the 31, but I'm sure gonna try. Thanks for organizing this, Lothruin!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007 09:06:08 AM »

must contemplate this one...
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2007 11:24:48 AM »

Fun! I like the pattern you chose, Lothruin.  If I can get my shit together, this will be my first craftster challenge.  I already have a few ideas. 
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