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catownedanna
03-02-2006, 03:03 AM
Yesterday I found the pattern for a wonderful cardigan called Starsky (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTstarsky.html) over att knitty.com and I instantly fell in love!!! :heart:

The "extraspicy" label on it gave me a scare but I figured I could work out the pattern. Especially if someone else figured that they understood the different sections of the pattern. :D

Anybody else fall in love?

I'm going to be knitting at my LYS tonight and will talk to the owner about different yarns for it. Anything you guys think I should take into consideration when it comes to yarn for a cabled cardigan? Is a lighter colour better than a darker one? Will a soft yarn produce a sloppy cardigan? Anything?

Thanks in advance!

Andrea
03-02-2006, 04:34 AM
I know FiberGirl has fallen in love. I like it a lot, but I haven't tried cables yet. Maybe this would be a good learning project. I see me in a brown version :D

catownedanna
03-02-2006, 05:00 AM
I know FiberGirl has fallen in love. I like it a lot, but I haven't tried cables yet. Maybe this would be a good learning project. I see me in a brown version

Great to find others who have fallen in love with Starsky!

I've never done cables before either. I'm not particular fond of most cable patterns I see but this one was different; I love the shape of the banana leaves. :heart:

I was thinking a colour close to the one shown but am also bias to purples and blues. Or reds. Or... :thinking: I'll see what I end up with. For some reason I think the pattern will be more visible in a lighter shade of colour but I'm not sure.

Let me know if you decide on doing this! I'd feel good knowing someone else was trying out cables for the first time... ;)

Andrea
03-02-2006, 05:20 AM
Maybe if enough people show interest, we can do it as a Knit A Long! :cheering:

catownedanna
03-02-2006, 06:07 AM
Great idea! I'd love that. :D

VickiIL
03-02-2006, 09:28 AM
That is definately on my to knit list! I absolutely :heart: it!

Angelia
03-02-2006, 09:40 AM
Oooh, a Starsky KAL!

I love it too! Of course I'm not supposed to buy yarn for awhile, not until I have actually finished the other things I'm working on, so maybe I'll just watch the KAL ;)

Cables are really easy, Andrea! Do not fear them!

Lana
03-02-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm reading this wondering if y'all are old enough to know why it's called "Starsky"? :D

Angelia
03-02-2006, 09:46 AM
I am!! That was one of my favorite shows...I had crushes on Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul. Ahh, the 70s!! :heart:

dustinac
03-02-2006, 09:50 AM
:oops: I only know cause of re-runs and my parents LOL...

I really loved this too and hoping maybe later this year I can work on it and have it for fall.... :thumbsup:

mintdee
03-02-2006, 10:12 AM
Ohhh yea I totally fell in love with it as well. But alas I am not allowed to buy anything knitting related for awhile, at least until hubbies sweater is all done. The Jodanna Paige bag kinda pushed him over the edge. :doh: So I am being a good girl for a while. If you all do a knit along I will probably be able to join up in a few months. Just in time for next winter. :thumbsup:

CateKnits
03-02-2006, 11:18 AM
I love it, too, but there's no way I could make it. :shock: Besides, I'm also on a yarn diet. :rollseyes: Perhaps after some of you finish it and work out all the problems for me, I'll try it. :roflhard:

Angelia
03-02-2006, 11:22 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I was thinking the same thing!

feministmama
03-02-2006, 11:32 AM
I'm reading this wondering if y'all are old enough to know why it's called "Starsky"? :D

Cuz it's the style of sweater the character Starky of Starsky and Hutch used to wear. It had some blue and soem other colors in it though. I went to Mexic on a camping trip and found one just like it. I wore that that thing EVERYwhere. (I also wore the blue sneakers with three white stripes and red stripe on the bottom) I :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: Paul Micheal Glaser. He's from Newton, MA. That's only a few miles away from where I lived as a kid. I used to troll the streets looking for him during the holidays hoping he'd be there visitng family :oops: Hey I was 11, whaddaya expect

Lana
03-02-2006, 12:59 PM
I used to troll the streets looking for him during the holidays hoping he'd be there visitng family :oops: Hey I was 11, whaddaya expect

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

DH loved the car. Wouldn't ya know, we had a blue Ford the same body about that time. :??

CarmenIbanez
03-02-2006, 01:11 PM
Don't be afraid of the cables! Really. Cabling was one of the first things I tried when I learned to knit. If you can count, you can cable. Don't let it stop you from making Starsky, which, like, totally rocks by the way!

butterflymama
03-02-2006, 04:30 PM
I really like this as well. I hope to be able to knit it before next fall. :D

sfavereau
03-02-2006, 08:38 PM
ooooooooooooh, I'd do a KAL! Keep us posted!

Andrea
03-02-2006, 09:10 PM
Don't be afraid of the cables! Really. Cabling was one of the first things I tried when I learned to knit. If you can count, you can cable. Don't let it stop you from making Starsky, which, like, totally rocks by the way!

I think it would be a great first cable project. Although, I too have more yarn than I need. I still have to do the Hourglass sweater which I have bought yarn for. Maybe Starsky can wait until the winter :(

Vendie
03-02-2006, 09:31 PM
I know FiberGirl has fallen in love. I like it a lot, but I haven't tried cables yet. Maybe this would be a good learning project. I see me in a brown version :D

oooh, brown sounds nice. Yeah, I'm loving this pattern. I have NO idea when I'd get to it tho...maybe later in the spring. I can do a cardigan for the summer b/c it gets so stinkin cold in my building at work.

I read that this got the extraspicy label b/c of juggling all the pieces of the pattern - doing the cable patterns in conjunction with the shaping and what not. I'm doing that to a certain extent with my current cardigan, but not nearly to the same degree. I'd have to create like a map or something to keep all that straight. But I think I'm up to the challenge! Now, what color? :thinking:

catownedanna
03-03-2006, 03:18 AM
Wow!

Others are interested in the Starsky cardi!!! I'm so glad to find that out. :D

I went to my LYS yesterday in search of yarn. (As I live in Sweden I can't have KnitPicks sending me yarn...) I found a great wool yarn in an offwhite colour that I liked. Only problem is that it's supposed to knit up to 12st*18rows and the pattern calls for 16st*18rows... I got one hank of it and will play around on different needles to see if I can work it out...

What do you guys think? Possible?

I will also practise the banana leaves pattern to see if I'll be able to do it at all. I imagine it not being too difficult if I can just keep track on what row I'm on and usually I'm very good with my pen and paper.

sfavereau
03-03-2006, 03:34 AM
I just submitted a knitpicks order for Sierra in cranberry for this cardigan! Included in the order is some WOTA for a different project that is not in stock until 3/17. Guess I'll be waiting awhile for this order! :doh:

Andrea
03-03-2006, 04:59 AM
I just submitted a knitpicks order for Sierra in cranberry for this cardigan! Included in the order is some WOTA for a different project that is not in stock until 3/17. Guess I'll be waiting awhile for this order! :doh:

:cheering: Will they send the Sierra right away or do they have to wait? Which WOTA isn't in stock?

I told DH about this sweater and he actually seemed interested. I think that means I could get away with a KP order :happydance:

VickiIL
03-03-2006, 09:41 AM
I am unfortunately on a "yarn freeze" until I get my stash down some. It has now filled a chest in my family room we use as a coffee table. :shock: :blush: I definately need to finish tubey and the other sweater I had planned to make room for a knitpicks order for starsky

HeatherFeather
03-03-2006, 09:44 AM
If you can count, you can cable.

hey, I CAN'T count, and I can do cables...as long as it doesn't involve counting past 10...or so... :rofling:

quirky
03-03-2006, 10:59 AM
Hey I am a lefty and now even I can do cables! Easy stuff. But I admit, having just learned I am not really good with tensioning yet. Your stitches have to be looser to get them to cross cleanly. At least in my experience (which is a total of 16 rows or one pattern repeat) :lol:

feministmama
03-03-2006, 12:46 PM
I went to my LYS yesterday in search of yarn. (As I live in Sweden I can't have KnitPicks sending me yarn...)

I would be willing to mediate for you so you could get some. We could work something out. We could have it sent to my house and then I could forward it on to you. Is there a thread abot doing an international KP helpers thingy?

sfavereau
03-04-2006, 10:17 PM
:cheering: Will they send the Sierra right away or do they have to wait? Which WOTA isn't in stock?

I told DH about this sweater and he actually seemed interested. I think that means I could get away with a KP order :happydance:

ooooooooh! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

I just checked my order status and it's partially shipped! So that means I'll get my Sierra right away. I ordered WOTA in coal and it's not available until 3/17. It's ok though. I'm making felted lambs as a gift for a baby shower my mom is attending and I have a little time.

Angelia
03-05-2006, 09:48 AM
:cheering: :happydance: :cheering: :happydance: :cheering:

catownedanna
03-06-2006, 02:33 AM
I would be willing to mediate for you so you could get some. We could work something out. We could have it sent to my house and then I could forward it on to you.

Oh, that's very nice of you, feministmama! :heart:

However, I found a 100% wool yarn at my LYS that I think I'll use. It comes out great in gauge and seems okey to work with. A bit scratchy but as it's washable I hope a cycle in the washer will soften it up a bit. I guess the Sierra would be softer...

I'll get back to you if I change my mind. Thanks again!

AmandaC
03-06-2006, 07:16 AM
:doh: Why do they keep having lovely things to knit - I was just trying to picture myself wearing this .... and :mad: I can!

This may have to be another to put on my TO DO list ...

catownedanna
03-07-2006, 03:02 AM
I'm glad there was such an interest for knitting the Starsky cardigan! :heart:

I've started a thread in the knit-along forum as I figured some of us might cast on soon. And the rest of you can join us later on! :D

Angelia
03-07-2006, 08:49 AM
I'll be watching and learning! :heart: