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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2005 11:12:10 AM »


I'm getting ready to make my first Haiku and in reading the directions I realize I'll be learning a new skill: casting on more stitches in the middle of a project. Is it one of those things that will totally make sense when I have yarn and needles in my hands?

I usually use the long-tail cast on when I'm beginning a project. Is there another cast on method that would work better in this case (knitted cast-on, etc.)?

I got a beautiful shade of fushia Cotton Fleece! Did the pattern's yardage estimates work for you? I bought 2 skeins, so I have about 440yds. for the smaller size.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Dottie
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2005 12:04:24 PM »

What a great and easy baby knit. I'm looking for a few since I have five pregnant friends right now! Ugh!  And the fimo buttons are just amazing. Great call on the buttons and I liked the tutorial as well.

Thanks for inspiring me and alerting me to this great pattern. Very helpful. I think I might add it to my list. Hmmm... Perhaps I'll add a little collar to it. I like babies in collared cardies.

« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2005 01:26:11 PM »

Have you all seen that this pattern has an adult version too? Oh.....tempting!

Miss Dottie--YES, a collar would be adorable on this sweater! I must see it if you do it!

GoodKarma--I think I've found the yardage to be pretty right on each time I've made it. As for the casting on midway in the project...I think it will make sense once it's "in hands" as you said....you won't be able to do the long tail cast on, but I do a basic slipknot cast on--so  basically you're doing a slipknot (which is what you do to *start* your long tail cast on) for however many stitches you need. Does that make sense?


« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2005 02:33:35 PM »

Yes, Soulemama, that makes sense! Thanks for your quick response. I'm casting on tonight... looks like a quick project.  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2005 03:18:54 PM »

Love to see polymer clay used to personalize things!! 

Have fun with them... the possibilities are endless!!

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2005 09:19:49 PM »

Here's my finished Haiku!!

Thanks to Soulemama for the inspiration to make this for my friend's baby's 1st birthday. I loved the pattern and will definitely make it again. I used Lamb's Pride Cotton Fleece in Cherry Moon and really enjoyed this yarn. The stitch definition and drape were fabu. My only sadness was that I didn't have time to make fun Fimo buttons and couldn't find anything cute and whimsical like I wanted, so I found these pretty Austrian engraved silvertoned buttons that worked out well.

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2005 09:31:41 PM »

karma, that is soo cute! I love the color, and the buttons! They are so pretty.

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2005 04:11:40 AM »

Oh, I LOVE it! Fabulous color!

Wasn't it a great pattern? So glad you liked it!

And I really like those buttons!!

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2005 06:16:32 AM »

Your sweaters are absolutely gorgeous!!!  I can't believe something like this could be knitted in just a few hours!    Do you think Haiku would be a good first sweater project for a beginner?  My little niece is 6 months old already, so I'd have to be able to knit it up quickly.

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2005 06:23:37 AM »

yes, yes! I think it's fairly suitable for a beginner. I think there's really just: casting on,binding off, knit, and purl to conquer in the pattern.  (goodkarma--you did it more recently--is this right?).  I think it would be a satisfying project for you!

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