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« on: May 25, 2007 11:33:17 PM »

I've just started this great project after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and wonder if anyone would like to join me.  Here's a link to the free pattern with picture:
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/knitlikeapirate.html
(pattern is a pdf file)

I'm a little nervous since I've never done double knitting but have found a couple videos on line that show how it's done.  The bag is first double knit, then felted, and it's reversible.  A great project for the yarn pirates in your life Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 01:21:55 AM »

I'll be up for a knitalong Cheesy  I haven't seen the movie yet, but it's on the cards for next weekend.

I know my sister would love this bag!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 03:28:32 PM »

Ah! Awesome! I won't be able to join the knit-a-long as I have several other projects going at the moment, but this is being added to my "to knit" list. thanks for the link.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007 07:41:04 AM »


OhMAN!  Or, more appropriatly, AARRRRRG!  I need to make this -- but I've never done double, and I don't actually know how to do color patterns......

Guess I'll watch and drool....
                                     and maybe finally bread down and spend the money on a color-change class....
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007 03:55:28 AM »

I learned to do color patterns just by watching a free video online.  It sounds a lot more scary than it is.  Give a look see to:  http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ (about halfway down the page)

I found how-to vids for the double knitting there, too.  I'm probably an advanced beginner knitter, but my best friend (who just learn to knit a month ago!) tried the color knitting and had no problems. 

And if you're looking for yarn for this, I'm using Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks.com at $2.49 a skein.  Shipping was only $2.50 as well.  God Bless Knit Picks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007 10:15:23 PM »

Well, I'm up to the bottom of the little skulls.  I am doing this as a stash buster, so I'm using an acrylic (I know, it won't felt.  I'm doing a small guage instead).  I have a few mistakes in it where I haven't wrapped the yarn properly, but given it's my first attempt at double knitting too, I think it's good.  Plus it's taken me so long to do that I'm not about to rip it out to start again!

Here's a couple of photos of how it's progressing (please excuse crappy quality of photos):
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I think I did something wrong at the picking up stiches around the base stage because I've been knitting with the inside facing me instead of the outside . . . but it's working, so I'm not too worried about it.  How's everyone else going?
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 11:41:12 PM »

Oh, this looks great!  And this is your first double knit project?  Well done indeed! 

Knitting in the round--don't get me started.  I'm never completely sure I've got a project coming off the needles the right way,  so I'm glad you said something about the picking up stitches at the base stage.  I'll be extra careful.  But I can't see how anyone could tell you had trouble.  Looks all nice and tight and perfect from here.

I am still pacing the floor, waiting on my yarn to arrive in the mail, so I haven't even cast on yet.  Wish I'd thought of using this as a stashbuster project, though.  I'd think you could substitute any repeatable image/motif for the skulls, if a person wasn't very skully-oriented.  Hmmm.  The possibilities...

Can't wait to see how your skulls look in the variegated yarn.  Looking forward to your next picture and thanks for sharing your progress.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007 12:57:32 AM »

Oh man I would love to attampt this... but my knitting skill is basically knit, purl and decreases. Would this be a wise choice to jump into this project to learn? I am pretty comfortable with what I know and I keep looking fr something a little more challenging because a lot of people on this site say that you can only get better with challenge. I just don't know if this is it haha.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007 10:18:40 AM »

in the spirit of pirat-ti-tude, can it be an option to make this, as well?

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/skull_knitting_bag/
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007 09:56:23 PM »

Yupp, I reckon so long as it looks like a pirate, it probably is!  Grin

I ended up ripping out the bottom two rows of the skulls because something went wrong in there.  The second time I did it, I have marked each pattern repeat with a bit of scrap yarn.  This has helped a LOT to make sure that I have the correct number of stiches for each repeat and to make sure that it's all lining up correctly with the rows below.

Also, before I started the skulls the second time, I decided to reverse the way I was knitting in the round so that the black (outside) side of the bag was what I could see as it provides a better contrast for the pattern.  Does this make sense?  I'll post some more photos when I finish the little skulls, they're quite cute!
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