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sab 12-04-2007 02:10 PM

Total novice, experts what do u think of this.
 
OK so am fairly confident with knitting now started my first project a tank top. Fancy doing this hot water bottle cover as a xmas pressie for my dad. What do people think to this pattern.

http://dyedinthewool.wordpress.com/2...-bottle-cover/

brittyknits 12-04-2007 02:33 PM

Looks great! Since you've done a tank top, I'm assuming you know how to check your tension before beginning by knitting up a swatch? Just making sure, because even if your tension is off by 1/2 stitch, the cover will come out way too big or small!

Also-- if you've never done short rows before-- this pattern has them. They are very easy; what you're doing is just before you get to the very end of the row (by whatever they tell you-- I think the first time it's 3 sts), you turn AS IF YOU HAD FINISHED THE ROW and start the next row.

I'm sure he'll love it!

lelvsdgs 12-04-2007 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by brittyknits (Post 1016648)
Looks great! Since you've done a tank top, I'm assuming you know how to check your tension before beginning by knitting up a swatch? Just making sure, because even if your tension is off by 1/2 stitch, the cover will come out way too big or small!

Also-- if you've never done short rows before-- this pattern has them. They are very easy; what you're doing is just before you get to the very end of the row (by whatever they tell you-- I think the first time it's 3 sts), you turn AS IF YOU HAD FINISHED THE ROW and start the next row.

I'm sure he'll love it!

So that's what short rows are :oops:

sab 12-04-2007 03:37 PM

short rows ?
 
SO are the short rows the bit where i do the turn. My friend taught me what to do when it says turn.

suzeeq 12-04-2007 03:48 PM

Yes, they're short because you don't go all the way to the end. Later, you'll pick them up and do complete rows again.

sab 12-04-2007 05:14 PM

thanks
 
I think its all making sense, sort of. Off to buy the right wool tomorrow. Dads fave colour navy blue. :teehee:

ladyjessica 12-04-2007 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by lelvsdgs (Post 1016651)
So that's what short rows are :oops:

I never knew that either. Here I've been doing them and not knowing what they were. :aww: Now I don't have to skive off patterns that call for them. :teehee:


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