October 29th, 2006

fo sho!

I finished my first sweater (Pinup Queen from SnB) last night. (I'd done others before, but got bored with them, and they inadvertently turned into sweater vests.)
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sorry about the bad lighting - my dorm room is not the most ideal setting for photo shoots.
Much ado about Emma.


I finished my sock. It's a nice sock, but it just isn't girlie enough for a varigated pink alpaca bedsock. So I farted around on-line and found these . I like the lace pattern, but the heel part not so much. I'm sure it's a very nice heel, but new=scary.

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What do I do?

Hello Everyone. I have been reading the entries in this community for over two years now and have learned so much from all of you. Thank you. I have always wanted to post and just haven't until now. A little background...I've been knitting for about eight years. For years I mostly made hats and scarves, not venturing into anything too tough (except one cardigan sweater). Recently, I've been felting like crazy. These days I don't really want to knit anything if I'm not going to felt it. Except a scarf I made recently, which is where my question lies.

Last month, I made a vertically striped scarf in a bunch of pink yarns I got in a swap. I didn't have a pattern, just cast on a bunch of stitches onto a long circular needle (two of the cords from my Denise set combined to make a very long cord). I worried a little bit that I didn't cast on enough but kept working anyway. Needless to say, I was quite suprised when I bound off the scarf and it drags on the ground when draped over my shoulders. So, my question is...

Is there any way to cut the scarf in the middle and make it into two scarves? My knitters intuition says no, but the knowledge shared in this community has often suprised me so I thought I would ask.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Pattern question

I'm making the basic cable hat out of SNB Nation. Round 6 starts the cable work. The next line says to repeat 3 times. Does this mean 3 times more or three times overall? Thanks!

ISO Scarf pattern

I've seen a scarf pattern on here and online in general several times. I thought it was called the my so called scarf pattern, but when I looked at pictures of that scarf, it's not the one I've been thinking of in my head. I searched through the tags, the memories, and used the google search feature to search the community and can't seem to find it. The scarf I'm thinking of is sort of made up of triangular sections. I think it is knit on the bias, but I'm not sure because I've never knit anything on the bias. Does anyone know what I am talking about? If it's unclear, I can try to draw a picture. (P.S. I went to Webs this weekend and got quite the haul. I'll post pics when I get home from my trip.)
Deco - Tamara De Lempicka

FO: Irish Hiking Scarf

I finally finished my Irish Hiking Scarf! Knit on 4mm needles with Paton's Classic Merino in Peacock it measures 4.5" wide and 50" in length. Started it last year, worked on it a lot, then a little, then I barely touched any knitting whatsoever for the summer. But now I'm cold, so knitting is back in full force!

Check it out under the cut :)

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Knit Paisley

Finally, an attempt to post a finished object.

I liked the Wedgewood Sweater from Interweave Knits, but not the way the sleeves seemed to fit around the armhole, and I had this rayon yarn that I bought 15 years ago in Turkey which didn't have a gauge anywhere near what the pattern suggested. Collapse )http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/preview/2006_summer.asp

What to do? I widened the basic Paisley motif from 12 to 15 st by adding extra reverse stockingette stitches between the motifs, and decreased them out every 6-8 rows as I went up the pattern. I decided that ten motifs would allow for the best positioning around the yoke. Since I didn't know how many inches that would make around the yoke, I knit a couple rows of waste yarn and set the pattern up on circular needles. As it turned out where the pattern ended was about where I wanted the neckline anyhow, otherwise I would have extended that pattern a little hight, maybe decreasing occsionally between what turned out to be 2x2 ribbing. Unfortunately the photogrph doesn't show the pattern very well, probably due to the flash. (Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to upload a picture.)

Having done that, I ripped out the waste yarn and picked up the stitches to knit down. Since this is reverse stockingette, I simply knit it from the inside. did a few short rows to make the back neck higher, and did raglan increases down to the armpit.

Then I knit the body down to the length I wanted (shorter fits my figure type better), and then knit the sleeves down, I trieid using magic loop with circs, then the two circulat round knitting, and finally broke down and went out and got DPNs. It broke my heart to do it as the store only had sets of four DPN's when I wanted five. (Three neeedles and a working needle make a triangle, which doesn't flex with my hands). I like three quarter sleeves though I actually had enough yarn to make them a bit longer, and I added a few short rows at the elbow.

At any rate, Voila, the finished product, modeled.


Lion Brand Yarn is selling water fountains.

Why? According to the online newsletter:

"When you pick up your knitting needles or crochet hook, you know you're about to enjoy more tranquil moments. These special-purchase fountains will help enhance the mood. As you enjoy the meditation of stitching and the soothing warmth of the yarn, you can also enjoy the calming effect of the sound of flowing water.

We are able to offer a very special price on these serenity waterfalls -- 75% off -- so you can buy one for yourself and more for gifts. The fountains are completely self-contained and can be used indoors or out. You just add water, plug it in and the fountain is ready to enjoy."
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Raglan Sweater

Yay, a sweater I can actually wear! I've found that the raglan sleeve works much better for me than a drop shoulder or set-in sleeve, and this is what I'll be knitting exclusively from now on. I also love working on a sweater in the round (based on Ann Budd's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, since my least favorite part about knitting a sweater are the seams. This pattern only has short seams in the armpits and that's it. My only disappointment with this finished item is that the body of it is not as snug as I would have liked. Will have to make it a size smaller the next time, or integrate some ribbing on the sides.

Yarn: Sandnes Smart (100% wool, a Norwegian yarn)
Needles: 3 mm and 3.5 mm circulars and double-pointed

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clapotis pattern

Hi! I splurged on yarn today!
I bought one skein of: 
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and one COLOSSAL skein of
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I already have found a use for the Classic Worsted, but I have been looking for a pattern for the Super Crepe yarn. It looks a lot thicker than it actually is, and to knit it I use about size 4-6 US needles. I believe that I want to knit a sort of shawl/wrap type of thing with it. I was actually looking at Clapotis on knitty, since so many people seem to have done it!
I know it's done so often, and so many people haved asked questions about it before this, but I was still wondering would it change the pattern much or have a great effect on it while knitting it with much much smaller yarn? Please help!
Does anyone have any suggestions/tips I should know before I start?
THank you!!