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« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2004 10:23:31 AM »

Looking good ladies.  I am begging to know the names of the color rythmgrl is using...............I am in lov with them and want to make another project with that purty yarn.   {puppy eyes!}

« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2004 11:05:15 AM »

Nope... no kids to my name!  Instead of reading articles for my big papers coming up, I decided to be excessively creative this weekend.  I've sewn a new outfit...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17730.0 and obsessively knit this sash. 

Boo - I bought the yarn on clearance, it's Inca Wool in the colors Rust and Dull Orange http://www.yarn.com/specials/garagesale/incawool.html  They're only selling it in bags of 10, which worked out well for me for this project, but I'm going to have a bunch of the "dull orange" left over.  Maybe I'll make some socks for my mom out of it.

Elisha - pretty colors!!  Grin  I decided to do the sleeves next, since they're portable and I like to knit on the subway going to and from my internship (takes about an hour during rush hour...argh)  I'm knitting them in the round so I don't have to seam them, as this appears to be my knitting weakness.

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« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2004 11:59:11 AM »

oooh, i want to do that! (knitting the sleeves in the round) any tips? i also HATE sewing up at the end. please share your secret!

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« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2004 12:46:52 PM »

rratstarr--I can't remember if I did a swatch in pattern; I did so many.  I was thinking that a wash might fix it anyways.  Smiley  Of course, I have a lot of sweaters that appear to have little peek holes that look totally solid when I wear them over other shirts.  So I'm feeling optimisitic.

Nice colors all around, ladies.  The wee little stripes look so good, rhythm!!

« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2004 08:19:26 PM »

Wow, everyone's progress looks so great!  Elisha, I really love your colors.  I have more pics of my progress up on my blog but i'll put a couple up here.

The one of me in the sash looks pretty silly, please pardon it.  The other piece is the back.  I have both fronts finished and I'm also a couple inches onto one sleeve but it's paused now as I've started to dig into holiday gift knitting, blah.  It's alright to have a little distraction as all of the stockinette was starting to get a little overwhelming.  I'm almost there though and I hope to have this done to wear for the holidays. 

I'm looking for a bit of advice: I was thinking of assembling all the pieces, then picking up and knitting the color.  I know it would make it a lot less portable but it's less seaming.  I'd worry most about figuring out how many to pick up on each part.  Any ideas?

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« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2004 03:59:24 AM »

Pink Monkey -
Here's my guess for picking up the collar stitches... you'd have to do a little math.  If you bound of 30 stitches for the back piece, subtract that number from the total that you should cast on for the collar... so say you're making the medium 175-30 = 145.  That's total number of all the other stitches that you should pick up.  Now, half that number and you get 72 +73.  I would say then, pick up 73 on the side that you want in the front (left in front, I think is what some discussion on the correct kimono-wearing way is), then the 30 on the back, then 72 down the right front.

That's what I would do... hope it works out or makes sense??!!

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« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2004 09:41:25 AM »

my kyoto ---
i knitted the kyoto over the summer, with a cotton yarn --- "carmen" by goddess yarns. i made the medium (i think), and did not have any problems getting the gauge right for the stockinette portions. though, when knitting the sash, i think i could had knitted it with a needle smaller, as seed stitch tends to spread.
if i did it again (and, i might, someday .... ) i would follow these tips:  1) knit fronts and back first, and seam shoulders. 2) knit sleeves from top down 3) pick up stitches for neckband vs. sewing on 4) seam sides seams and sleeves, 5) then pick up stiches for sash and knit down.
i would love to post a picture, but may do so at a later date (it's thanksgiving day, and i'm SUPPOSE to be making mashed potatoes) -- so, off to the kitchen i go   Undecided
it's really reallly pretty, and i get compliments each time i wear it --- so, i will try to post a picture under the finished objects file later.
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2004 06:35:44 AM »

That way of completing the pattern makes more sense to me. I have enough yarn to complete it all in one color, but do you think it would lose its pizzaz?
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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2004 08:39:13 AM »

I'm doing mine in one color, so I say no, that won't cause it to lose its pizzaz.

« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2004 10:39:59 AM »

Man, what you guys have so far is great!

I have to admit, I'm a little nervous of starting this one, but once Christmas is over(since my gifts are knitted), I may give it a shot, but I'm thinking of replacing the green with a slate blue.

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