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« Reply #370 on: July 14, 2006 06:37:47 AM »

For real?? When I saw the picture, I couldn't see the seam.  That's why I asked if it was knitted in the round.  I'm going to try that when i start the other one. Thanks.

« Reply #371 on: August 03, 2006 05:17:42 AM »

Hurrah! Finally started the ribbing last night. I've been messing around picking this up and putting it down over and over again, but I made the effort to finish the lace yesterday...by midnight I was joining the pieces together.

I've a 2 hour train ride tomorrow, so I should make a nice dent in the ribbing then. I'm so eager to get this finished so I can wear it while the sun is still out!

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« Reply #372 on: August 03, 2006 05:40:12 PM »


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« Reply #373 on: August 04, 2006 11:38:44 AM »


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« Reply #374 on: August 17, 2006 05:26:31 PM »

finally! a substantial FO!  I llluuurrvvvveee it!

-i substituted 3/2 pearle cotton.  great b/c it was affordable and 1 long cone, so no ends to weave in!
- sz 3 needles on lace and sz 1 on ribbing.
- i knit 2 pieces about 8" long and then connected them and knit the body from the armhole down in the round.  (to avoid all of the purling...shiver.....and no seaming this way!)
- I decreased 8 sts on either side for some shaping and increased about 20 sts right before i started the ribbing (sorry i can't remember the exact #s -- i was done with the last 2 months ago and have moved 2 times since...the ribbing took forever!)

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« Reply #375 on: August 17, 2006 06:43:27 PM »

I love yours! I really want to figure out where to add shaping so I can make one, too... patterns with no waist shaping just don't work for my figure... but this is lovely!!

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« Reply #376 on: August 17, 2006 07:24:14 PM »

thanks!  because it was knit in the round, i seamed up the shoulders and tried it one every few inches as i was doing the lace on the body.  once it was right below my chest, i started the shaping.  (i have a very high waist).  I decreased every inch or so until the ribbing.  I decided to start the ribbing right at the "bulk" of my stomach.  I increased 1 st every 9 or 10 sts ifor 1 row in all k, then switched to k3, p3 rib on sz 1 needles.  the increases for the rib eliminated the necessity of increasing again on the sides. 

I recommend knitting it in the round if you want shaping and then you can try it on as you go.  Just knit 8 or so inches (or until you hold it up and it reaches a good point under your armpit) on 2 separate panels and then join the 2 in the round.  I decreased 1 st at each end to maintain the right st count (basically eliminating the "seam") then knit and knit and knit....don't worry if the armholes are a bit big, you can stitch up a few centimeters after it is all done and it is unnoticeable. 

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« Reply #377 on: September 01, 2006 06:58:16 PM »

I'm not sure how many people are still following this thread, but I started my Orangina (Rowan 4-ply in "Racey," an orangey-red terra cotta color) about a month ago.  I love it, though stumbled a bit at the beginning and used the "count to 9" training wheels for a while.  I was doing the XL size (I'm a 40D) but it still seemed pretty big even for me, so based on that and the fact that everyone says this pattern runs large, I decided to go down to an L (rip rip rip... now I just have 10 or 11 inches of one side).  I think I'm going to add waist shaping like kmptoo, also... I do have a waist, and don't want to lose it in a big square of lace!  However I might just try switching to size 2 needles so it pulls in a bit right before it gets down to my belly button, and then keep the 2s for the ribbing like others have done... anyone have any ideas about how that might work?  It'd be a lot easier than figuring out where to place decreases and increases, but I'd be afraid it wouldn't pull in enough (or maybe too much?) and not as smoothly as carefully placed k2tog's and m1's.  Oh I am lazy...
« Reply #378 on: September 20, 2006 10:11:36 AM »

Photo taken at 1:15a this morning, hence sleepy eyes and sloppy hair.  Be kind.

Accidentally knitted in Rowan 4-Ply wool (versus cotton), because I'm just that perceptive.  (In my defense, the yarn store was closing in three minutes and I was a tad rushed.) 


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« Reply #379 on: September 20, 2006 10:32:25 AM »

subliminalpolka - it looks awesome! i like your color choice also.

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