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Topic: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!  (Read 535757 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2005 07:11:44 PM »

I placed an order for KnitPicks Sierra (which, unfortunately, is backordered until 11/25), which I intend to use for this very pattern. I'm hoping that it's a good substitute for Rowan Polar, which I guess has been discontinued. Sierra is  a 70% wool/30% alpaca blend, and it's only $4.49 a ball!
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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2005 10:44:41 PM »

Hi y'all, I started a KAL here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0;topicseen

Hope to see y'all there! This is such a fast knit maybe we don't need a KAL lol!

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« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2005 03:21:49 AM »

wow! this is such a beautiful design! definitely next on my to knit list! thanks!


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« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2005 04:44:50 AM »

I am new to knitting so bear with my stupid question:  how and what "pm"  is in the instruction?
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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2005 04:48:09 AM »

Not a supid Q at all.  It means "place marker". You can use a little bit of contrasting yarn, it just lets you know where you are while you're knitting your row.

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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2005 08:26:59 AM »

How is the sizing?  I want to make this pattern but I am bigger busiter gal.  If I have an idea of the sizing of your gorgeous orginal then I'll know how to adjust it to fit little ol'' moi! 

Too gorgeous!!!!!!

« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2005 09:17:03 AM »

Just have to say Great job Julsey!  I love it!  It's on my to do list.

Next to help people out with sizing questions, it doesn't really matter what yarn you use (although a chunky yarn will give you the same look as the original) or what size you need.  All you have to do it make a swatch in the yarn you want to use and then use your gauge to determine how many stitches to cast on.  It's very similar to the circular shrug method.  All  you do is measure your neck and then multiply you stitches per inch to see how many to cast on.  Becuase it's raglan it will automatically work up to your size, just make sure you measure your arm and stop when it matches that measurment.  So for example, Julsey's gauge for her sweater is 12 st and 16 rows over 4, so that means 12 divided by 4 is 3 stitches per inch.  Her neck measurement was 16 inches so 16 x 3 = 48 stitches.  You can cast on more if you like, depending on your rib pattern.  Then all you have to do is just divide up your sections (front l, arms, back and front r) evenly or in similar proportion to Julsey's and you're good to go!  Raglan knitting is so great!

Can't wait to see how everyone's turn out!

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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2005 10:13:33 AM »

Lolabella - I could NOT have said that better myself!  Just one point to add - I CO 49 instead of 48 because the odd number of cast on stitches makes each piece symmetrical.  The back portion has an odd number of st so that the yos line up nicely with the ribbing.  I'm really anal that way.

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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2005 10:34:01 AM »

julsey - just wanted to say this is AWESOME.  I love this kind of balls-to-the-wall, on-the-fly knitting...it should be called an extreme sport...especially when it turns out so well!

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« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2005 10:50:35 AM »

LolaBella and Julsey - you guys rock the needles!!!!!!!!   

I plan to get crackin' on this porject once I get settled in my new place and my stuff arrives.........suddenly it seems forever away!



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