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« Reply #190 on: February 18, 2007 11:02:53 AM »

Hitbyabus- for the neckband, I made one row for each row of the pentagrams along the neckband. So for the x small size, I muliplied 7 * 26 and and then added two more for the beginning and end, so I had 184 rows, or about 18.5 repeats. It took about 4 or 5 hours for me to finish.

Good news- After wrestling with my capecho all week- blocking, unblocking and rearranging buttons, I am actually really happy with it! I am even wearing it as I type this! Photos soon, promise!
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« Reply #191 on: February 18, 2007 02:14:58 PM »

Back as promised, with a photo:




When I first finished, my capecho was a lot like yuvee's but not quite as big. The back was a little tight and short, and then in the front I had the weird long dangling excess that kept bunching up oin my armpits. So I tried to block it to be wider and longer in the back and shorter in the front. After blocking, it was just too damn big all over! I then threw it in the drier for about 10 minutes, and after I took it out and tried it on again, I felt pretty satisfied with the fit- a little longer in the back and not so bunchy/bulky in the front.

My modifications: I used dk yarn (filatura di crosa "zara") on size 5 needles. I also moved the button over so that it buttons about 4 inches from the end of the neckband and added a smaller second button to secure the band.

Here is a closeup of the neckband. You can barely see the second button because it is snuggled up inside a cable.


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« Reply #192 on: February 18, 2007 02:19:14 PM »

That looks great, I was thinking of doing the same thing Lighter yarn and smaller needle.
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« Reply #193 on: February 18, 2007 02:35:34 PM »

hitbyabus - im also working the neckband and have this "stray" pentagon - similar to the one that yuvee has in her photos.

It does acutally seem to work better upside down - but I'm still stuck on this point.
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« Reply #194 on: February 18, 2007 02:37:04 PM »

so soon - love the way you've put together the outfit - and yours is the best capecho i've seen so far!!! hope mine turns out well too!
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« Reply #195 on: February 18, 2007 02:48:12 PM »

so soon -- you've given me (and probably a few others) hope!  Yours is lovely.  Do you happen to know how much yarn you ended up using?
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« Reply #196 on: February 18, 2007 03:04:41 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments Grin

OneCleverMonkey: I used 7.5 skeins of Zara at 136.5 yards per skein. I bought 9 to be on the safe side.
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« Reply #197 on: February 19, 2007 05:54:54 AM »

so soon...that is sooo awesome! not sure if i'll have the same luck with mine, but ..i figure if all else fails, this thing will make a gorgeous centerpiece. thanks for not giving up...your blocking technique gives us all hope : )

i'm still working on my neckband, but i posted a bunch of progress pics here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hitbyabus/
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« Reply #198 on: February 19, 2007 02:28:31 PM »

Oohh....that looks really great!!
I've been getting some motivation here so I'm not giving up yet Wink Hopefully mine will turn out as good as yours!
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« Reply #199 on: February 19, 2007 02:39:11 PM »

So I'm on pentagon 3 of my third attempt.  This time I'm making a size M(instead of L) and working on size 5 needles (got gauge) with Caron Simply Soft. 

I had a thought last night, though.  If everyone is having bunching problems under the arms, maybe I should try knitting the second row down 1 needle size from the top row?  This would make a more "V" shaped garment without decreasing stitches.  Or would that just be weird?  I think I'll try it!
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