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fuzzynoodleknit
Hi kintters! I just wanted to let you know that if you are thinking of knitting Lizard Ridge from Fall Knitty, I am co-hosting a KAL here:
http://fuzzynoodleknits.typepad.com/leapin_lizards/

Laura Aylor, the designer, is also a member, and has been posting very useful tips and some corrections to the pattern. This info might be helpful if you've been bitten by the bug!

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: Deftones

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restlesspoetry
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restlesspoetry
I have a couple of questions:

1. I want to make Knitty's Serrano, but I'm having trouble finding a yarn I like. I'm thinking about going up to a thicker yarn, instead of the fingering weight it calls for (I think, the gauge in the pattern is 28 sts/4"). The problem is that I have no idea how to estimate yardage with a different gauge. Is there a converter out there that I don't know about?

2. How do you guys pick up stitches? I can not for all that is holy do it without it looking like a five-year-old did it. The stitches get weird and loose and not even in any way. It hit me last night that maybe I'm doing it wrong. I'd prefer a picture tutorial over a moving clip (like Knitting Help) because my connection is slow and evil.

Thanks.
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kiarapanther
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kiarapanther
Someone mentioned this article in one of the comments during the past couple weeks, but last I had looked they hadnt found the link. I ran across it by accident today so thought I'd post it for all to peruse.
http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/12/techniques_selfstriping_yarn.html
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idlewild
Hello all, long time no post. I have a question about blocking, as I haven't done it on the large scale ever. I just finished a shawl thingy and was wondering if I should block it. It is chunky, knit with Manos del Uruguay in a sort of lace pattern I found online. I think I should block it since it would help the pattern to be seen better, but I wasn't sure about it. Also, any thrifty suggestions about how to go about blocking it would be good since I am in a dorm with limited space!

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Current Location: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Current Mood: curious curious
Current Music: The Shins - Girl on the Wing

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bertha79
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bertha79

A friend has requested a shawl from me...she wants something warm/snuggly to wear this fall and winter, but wants it to be tailored and classy looking...I am thinking of doing Knitty's Cozy, but with a few changes. I want it to be a little smaller probably, and I also want the stitch-work to look more open. 

The yarn it calls for is "Reynolds Mandalay" which is 100% silk, worsted weight. I am thinking of subbing Knitpicks Gloss (70% merino/30% silk - fingering weight). I'm wondering how this will affect the final product. Will just switching to a fingering weight yarn (and I think Gloss is on the thicker end of fingering weight) make the lace pattern look more open? Will the drape still be attractive? And will it still be fairly warm/snuggly? 

And if I knit it exactly as written, will it come out much bigger using Gloss, since it's a smaller yarn, thus resulting in the stitches being more open? Or will it come out smaller, since it's a smaller yarn (gauge-related math & I are still not friends...) I have some Gloss at home that I plan to swatch with, but if you all thought it would be a woefully bad sub for some reason, I'd just as soon not swatch it and order a more suitable yarn online today so I can get started ASAP.

If someone can think of a better pattern using fingering weight yarn than Cozy, that would be fine too. Her requirements are that it be rectangular in shape (so stole shaped rather than triangular shawl-shaped) and that it be both appropriate to wear to work, but also good to wear with jeans on the weekend...that's why I thought Cozy would be good, because it's kind of casual, but if I can get the lacework to be a bit more open using the thinner yarn, it will still look dressy too. I am trying to stay away from using laceweight yarn because I think it will look too fiddly/dainty for her (not at all her style). I've also never knit lace before, so it needs to be something fairly simple. 

Final question: Does anyone have a color card or has anyone ordered the "Dusk" color of KnitPicks Gloss? I am wondering if it's color is more of a gray-blue, or more of a brighter blue, or more of a navy blue...she's wanting a gray-blue, so if Dusk isn't very close to that, I may have to use something else entirely anyway. Thanks!!


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inhyung
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inhyung
Pattern: Boogie
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Cordovon
Needles: Clover Takumi US10

http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhyung/249552207/

There are some more images there as well of it, but some of them came out pretty blurry. This was a superquick knit, done in about 2 evenings or so. I did make a few changes, mainly in the neckline and the overall length was shortened about 2 inches. I've written more information about it in the comment under the picture.

Current Music: Dash and Blast // Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP by Yndi Halda

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sparkymonster
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sparkymonster
I have a question about how bamboo yarn is when worked up in textured patterns. In particular, I want to make the Backyard Leaves scarf from Scarf Style out of Alchemy Bamboo (40% off at www.yarn.com). Bamboo has great drape, but I'm worried that it won't hold the texture of "Backyard Leaves." I know that swatching will answer my question definitively, but I would rather not purchase the yarn if the project I'm plotting won't work.

Thanks.
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imle
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imle
Hi folks,

I've made one sock with the Universal Sock Pattern, and now Im set to do the second. But woe is me, the pattern is no longer online!

Does anybody have it saved? I didn't print it off because, well, it was online.

ETA: Man, I'm still half-asleep. How about a link? It used to be up at http://www.burninghand.org/sockpattern.html.

Current Mood: curious curious

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smunkim
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smunkim
I'm planning a design right now for a basic raglan sweater and want to add a few deconstructed areas where it looks almost like a purposefully dropped stitch in a vertical row. The kicker is i want to have this area look more like a long skinny V. So should I start by putting in one stitch to be dropped and then work my way up and put a few more in a row to be dropped to eventually make the V of dropped stitches?
Sounds easy enough, right?

Has anyone seen a design that incorporates this before? Thanks
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jessimuhka
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jessimuhka
I recently piced up 3 balls of Louisa Harding Grace color 6 at a new inventory sale at one of my LYS. Under the cut are pictures of the scarf I knit and a review of the yarn. There's also a review of a recent order from Sarah's Yarns.
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golden_iris
I wanted to share my experience with working from a vintage pattern, namely, a cabled pullover from the Spring/Summer 1964 issue of Vogue Knitting. The end product was a success, but the process was a little different than what I was used to.

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gwensmom
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gwensmom
I was all excited to get this new yarn catalog in the mail.

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danielavision
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danielavision
Hey all...

There's a Cascade 220 sale at a great seller's site on Ebay, at the store called Cedarville Landing Yarn... her username is pollybud (I think you can do an advanced search for a seller... she also has 100% positive feedback, so that's saying something.) It's on Quatro, Tweed, Solids, and Heathers. Just in time for holiday knitting. It's all $4.85 - $6.50/sk.

Like your stash needed to get bigger :)
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djinnj
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djinnj
I've spent the entire evening working on this and I still can't make up my mind. Basically, I took and modded a leaf edging and added a cable to it. Then I charted out the cable and the leaf in a contrast color intending it to be the folded up cuff of a hat much like the contrast cable I posted about yesterday.

And, even after swatching it up and tweaking the color changes and how to do it (a combination of stranding and intarsia), I still can't decide if it's hideous or fantastic. Maybe it's one of those love/hate things.

It doesn't help that I swatched in two high contrast colors which were at hand rather than the yarn I plan to use. Mostly because I don't have enough of the main color to both swatch and make the hat.

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