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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2007 07:34:52 AM »

So I'm done mine but it's way too short. I thought about adding another eyelet repeat before I began the ribbing but then decided not to (ung! duh! always listen to my gut instinct!)

I'm thinking of just adding more of the eyelet ribbing at the bottom though.

Also - I think I'm working with cursed yarn. I'm using yarn I had originally knit a sweater for my boyfriend with & it didn't turn out quite right so then I salvaged it for this project & it isn't working either... -sigh-
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007 05:29:29 AM »

I've started this thing 3 times now. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but when I get to the end of the first row of the eyelet ribbing I have an extra stitch, but have the correct number of stitches on the needle. On one of my tries I just tried to fib an fix but later on had trouble like that again in the regular lace part above the ribbing. !@#$ thing! I really want this but just can't seem to get it right!
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007 10:49:38 AM »

This is my first knitalong. I started knitting this last week and I've already finished the back and am halfway to finishing the two fronts (I'm knitting them at the same time).


I'm using Rowan Summer Tweed which I found in my stash and luckily got gauge with the recommended needles. So far it's been a pretty easy knit.

Thanks to typical British weather I wasn't getting any natural light when I took the pic so it looks dark and dreary. The colour of the yarn looks more like powder blue in real life.

« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2007 11:31:41 AM »

Starflower I love yours in summer tweed - pretty!
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007 05:48:57 AM »

Thanks Detroy.  Smiley

I've hit a stumbling block with the armhole and neck shaping on the two fronts. I got myself all in a pickle and ended up with far more stitches on the right front than I had on the left. Right now they're sitting on the knitting equivalent of the naughty step while I try to work out where it all went wrong.

« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2007 08:43:01 AM »

After perservering through the neck shaping fiasco I can finally say my cardi is complete! Cheesy Here she is pinned up and blocking on my ironing board.


I've bought some gorgeous heart-shaped ceramic buttons to put on her once she's dry.

I consider myself an advanced knitter (been doing it for 26 years) but parts of the pattern confused the heck out of me. There's no errata posted on the VK website, so I guess I'll have to put it down to a UK/US pattern language thing.

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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2007 10:49:31 AM »

Starflower, that's SO pretty! I love it.

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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2007 05:33:35 PM »

Starflower, wow! That's gorgeous!

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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2007 07:56:18 PM »

Is anyone still working on this? I'm done with the back and left front, well maybe I shouldn't say "done", the number of stitches I ended up with is not matching the number on the left side...so after I'm done with the right side I'm frogging most of the left side to match... hopefully Embarrassed
I read that it turns out too short, does it?

I'll post pictures when it's all done.

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2007 11:41:49 PM »

Hi All,

I just started this project as well. I have finished the back and THINK I have finished the front left, but I have not finished all the neck shaping repeats. I have about 4 to go, but my piece already measures the length of the back. I did some math- my front should be 11 1/2 inches from the ribbing to the top, if you are getting gauge (26 rows= 4in in ss) the first left slanting rows (19 for me) should measure just under 4 inches- how in the heck am I supposed to get the additional 80 rows in the remaining 7 inches?Huh

I have just gone online to recheck that my thinking is correct. Found nothing on the VK web sight either. I think I will just bind off and move on. Has anyone else finished and found their size to be correct? Mine looks a little small also, I am hoping it will stretch without looking wonky! I know it is a fitted pattern- and I want it that way, but not too tight!

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