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Topic: panta! (from a finnish pattern).  (Read 298183 times)
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urraca
« Reply #140 on: October 01, 2005 10:50:11 AM »

The original pattern calls for a yarn that calls for a size 5 needle. I think the average worsted weight yarn calls for a seven.

I am surprised no one has pointed so far (14 pages!) that size 5 needles probables mean 5mm needles (US8) since the original pattern was reportedly a Finnish one translated into Brazilian Portuguese and both Finns and Brazilians use the metric system (as the rest of the world does).

I never got to see the original pattern (it was already down where I first came across the thread). Since you translated it, can you confirm it is meant for US 5 (i.e. you did translate the needles size from one system to another) or was it 5mm (size 5 in metric system countries usually means 5mm)?

5mm (US8) makes more sense than US 5 (3.75mm). Besides I just came across the pattern on Drops website and they use 4.5mm (US 7).

Maybe you and melosond should correct that on your translation/rewriting of the pattern. Not that this mistake has stopped anyone from knitting the headband...  Wink

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« Reply #141 on: October 01, 2005 10:55:29 AM »

I haven't gone through all the new posts lately, so if this was mentionned already, I apologize.  I saw the pattern in the pattern book Drops 86.  It has many other great patterns.

It is available on-line too on Drops website in Swedish, in Danish and in Norwegian.

The pattern calls for 4.5mm (US 7) needles and a 18 st x 23 r gauge, for those who wondered.
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« Reply #142 on: October 01, 2005 11:37:23 AM »

I knit mine on size US 5s. I realized that they might have meant 5 mm, but I chose to use US 5s to make it a tighter knit. I have knit 3 pantas so far and have found that it seriously stretches and I figured that if you used the larger needles that it would stretch more and that the stitches themselves would look distorted.

That being said, here's my newest Panta!

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« Reply #143 on: October 01, 2005 11:40:12 AM »

oh it showed up this time.  That's pretty
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« Reply #144 on: October 01, 2005 02:20:58 PM »

5mm (US8) makes more sense than US 5 (3.75mm). Besides I just came across the pattern on Drops website and they use 4.5mm (US 7).

i had actually just started the pattern on #8's because i don't own #5's. Wink  thanks for posting the gauge.
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« Reply #145 on: October 01, 2005 05:26:23 PM »

I used size 5-US and mine turned out just fine Smiley
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« Reply #146 on: October 01, 2005 07:03:21 PM »


I oringinally knit mine on US 8's and it was too big and sort floppy so I redid it using US 5's and it is much better.  Here's a pic of mine.....I love them on everyone else, my I think it looks stupid on myself.  But it is going to be great on my cold morning commute.

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« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2005 07:28:19 PM »


I oringinally knit mine on US 8's and it was too big and sort floppy so I redid it using US 5's and it is much better.  Here's a pic of mine.....I love them on everyone else, my I think it looks stupid on myself.  But it is going to be great on my cold morning commute.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/ctgirl/craftster/panta.jpg

that color goes really nicely with your eyes!
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« Reply #148 on: October 01, 2005 07:55:01 PM »

so what pattern is everyone using? ilsa's or melosond's? I'm just wondering which one is better to go by...like how easy it is, and just wondering what the majority of everyone here is using as their pattern. And what does "llama" mean on melosond's version?
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« Reply #149 on: October 01, 2005 08:56:22 PM »

ctgirl yours is the same color is mine! 

humblestumble the llama in the pattern means the length between increases and decreases.  I think I went by melosonds version more.
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