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« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2005 12:46:30 PM »

my bind off for the bottom was too tight. should i rip out the bid off or leave it and wear only the buttons at the top closed?

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« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2005 03:34:31 PM »

  One question: does the "skp" ("slip a stitch, knit a stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the one you just knit")
in the decrease row in the body also create a line of little holes? (I've never done this stitch before).  If so, I might substitute k2tog there instead.  I'd like to know rather than trying it myself and the yarn's quite fuzzy so I don't really want to knit to see and then rip it out...
  Thanks again for drawing this pattern to our attention, LeSophie!

i used the skp and didn't notice any holes as a result.

i really need to weave in the ends and sew the buttons on this sweater! it's been sitting in my basket for weeks all finished except for that! of course, it's also been 80 degrees where i live, so i haven't had much motivation.

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« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2005 06:27:15 PM »

Hi gang, been out today so sorry for the delay in posting...


BlackMarketBaby: I don't remember what I did  for the decreases but I don't have holes - since kabili says no holes I'd go for it!

mayerlove:  I'd take the time to undo the bindoff row so that it works for you both ways.  You've put so much work in so far why not make it right?  The ribbing makes that cute open upside down v thing even when the bind off is loose.  Mine is loooooose and it definitely works.

kabili:  GET THAT THANG FINISHED!  Smiley It'll be cold any minute!

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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2005 06:28:33 AM »

Mayerlove-  My bind-off was too tight, too.  I made it way too long, also, and so it won't fit around my hips (whoops!) so I'll rip back a couple buttonholes before I bind off again.  I think I might do the stretchy bind-off when I get to it, also, I always have the problem in binding off ribbing, even when I do it in pattern, that it comes out way too tight.
Stretchy bind-off-
For 2x2 ribbing, on the round before you want to bind off, K2 M1 P2 MI K2....untill you get to the end.  Then, when you go to bind off, DON'T knit those M1 stitches, just slip them and bind them off like you would any other stitch.  This doesn't create more knit stitches then, it just adds a little stretch to your business.  Smiley


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« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2005 01:08:16 PM »

thanks for the advice, guys! (gals)

for the stretchy bind off, do you knit those M1's, and do the slip over the first, or drop them? i'm confused. Sad

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« Reply #55 on: November 18, 2005 10:17:53 PM »

kabili & leSophie - thanks, I'll try the skp!
octagonfudge: ooh, this sounds really exciting.  Does the stretchy bindoff also work if one is binding off stocking stitch rather than rib?  So far, it's always annoyed me that I can't bind off stretchily, so (when I get there!) this'll be great!
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« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2005 02:18:17 AM »

I finished my ubernatural a few days ago.  It's the first sweater I've ever made that's recognizable as a sweater, so I'm pretty excited about it.  I still need to weave in the ends and I haven't been shopping for buttons yet, but hopefully I'll get some today.  I made it out of some kind of acrylic yarn because I'm an american studying in London for the semester and the exchange rate is crap so I couldn't afford anything nicer.  It still came out ok.
I knit it on US 11 circs for the top and US 8 for the bottom and increased the number of stitches I cast on.  I also made the sleeves long and increased for the ribbing because the first time I did it without increasing and I couldn't breathe with the bottom closed.  I bound off using a US 11 needle which made it nice and stretchy.

I call her Uberpink:

the neck turned out super wide, but I think I like it like that:

and the back:

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« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2005 05:53:57 AM »

your uber pink looks great!

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« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2005 11:03:40 AM »

Uberpink is fabulous! And every time you wear her, you'll think of London.

« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2005 04:14:16 PM »

Ooh, the uberpink is lovely!  I love the wide neck.
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