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new2this
11-07-2005, 08:29 PM
Hey,
I am an extreme beginner! I think it would be easier to do this project with someone who can be bothered with helping me understand the pattern etc and hold my hand through it basically! I understand if there are no takers!
Here is the pattern:
http://www.wrights.com/class/needlework/cablevest/cablevest.htm

Thanks!
Claire

Ingrid
11-07-2005, 09:09 PM
Of course we're willing to help! If you have your yarn and needles, start with casting on and when you reach a glitch, holler!

new2this
11-07-2005, 09:17 PM
Thanks!
I have to get circular needles yet! The yarn I have was given to me, its ~6mm thick... will this do for the materials needed "9(10:12) oz. of bulky or worsted weight yarn"?

Thanks!

Ingrid
11-07-2005, 10:22 PM
I've never known what mm thickness my yarn is. :thinking: Does it have a label?

new2this
11-07-2005, 10:30 PM
I found it! its a 6 oz yarn , the needles recommended are 13mm so should be fine?

A question already! Got my circular needles but the pattern says to cast onto the 17 needle and transfer to the 13 needle... how!?

Thanks
C

Ingrid
11-07-2005, 10:44 PM
Hold the needle with the cast-on stitches in your left hand and knit the stitches with the 13 circ. I think they just want you to cast on with the large needle so the bottom edge won't be too tight.

The ribbing is done on the 13s and then you go back to the 17--very common to knit ribbing on smaller needles--just knit to transfer the stitches then, too.

new2this
11-07-2005, 10:46 PM
oh! I just transfered them... should I move them back and them knit them onto the 13?

D
11-29-2005, 04:24 PM
Their measurements confuse me a little, but I'll explain this so you know.
When following such a pattern that requires measurements listed in the following way:
"To Fit: 31-32(34-36:38-40)" bust."
Bust: 34(38:42)" Length to Shoulder: 21(21-1/2:22)"
9(10:12) oz. of bulky or worsted weight yarn.

You well read the pattern this way:
If you're going with the "to fit" of 31-32 bust, you'll go with Bust 34", Length to Shoulder: 21". And you'll need 9 oz of the bulky yarn.
Same goes with "To fit:34-36", Bust: 38", Length to Shoulder: 21 1/2", and 10 oz of bulky yarn.
Does that make sense?

So let's say you're going for the first one.. (Bust: 34", Length to Shoulder: 21"). You would cast 68 sts onto the size 17 needles. Now, you'll change to size 13's the way Ingrid described and do k1, p1 until the ribbing measures 1 1/4".
Now k1, p1 6 times (that'll be 12 stitches), inc (increase) 1 st (and it let's you know which increase to use, refer to this page (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php) and scroll down to k1f&b), p1. Now you will repeat from the increase(k1f&b) 3 more times. After that is done you k1, p1 the remaining sts.

Now you'll change to size 17's again, keep following the pattern.. if you need any more help, feel free to ask:)

If I made any mistakes, someone is welcome to correct me :P
Good luck, Claire!