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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-18-2014, 01:09 PM
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Adorable! I printed out the pattern. Great for...

Adorable! I printed out the pattern. Great for using up odds and ends.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By aprilbetty
Cute pattern! I love the lace! Thanks for...

Cute pattern! I love the lace! Thanks for posting.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By aprilbetty
You did a beautiful job on the sweater. I love...

You did a beautiful job on the sweater. I love the pattern, and just downloaded it. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-23-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aprilbetty
The cowl is lovely, and will be perfect for the...

The cowl is lovely, and will be perfect for the cruise!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-11-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By aprilbetty
You could always give it to your daughter -- it's...

You could always give it to your daughter -- it's perfect on her!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By aprilbetty
Your tank top is so pretty! The detail work...

Your tank top is so pretty! The detail work really makes it outstanding!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By aprilbetty
Thanks for the questions!

Thanks for the questions!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By aprilbetty
The lace pattern is...

The lace pattern is from
http://laceknittingstitch.blogspot.com/
pattern #14. I found this site on KH -- probably from you, Antares. I put part of the lace pattern down the sides -- the same as on...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-10-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By aprilbetty
FO: Another Top-Down Pullover

I love Ann Budd's book on top-down sweaters. This is my second short-sleeved pullover knitted for ME! The fit is perfect! And so comfortable! Here are the pictures.
Forum: General Knitting 05-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By aprilbetty
I knit sweaters and afghans -- but would love to...

I knit sweaters and afghans -- but would love to try socks. This would be a good place to get yarn to practice on.
Forum: General Knitting 05-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By aprilbetty
I ordered a full bag (10 skeins) of Fibra Natura...

I ordered a full bag (10 skeins) of Fibra Natura Heaven - Lavender-Purple for $25.99 (a savings of 71%) and a full bag of Bebe Cotsoy - Aquamarine for $14.99 (a savings of 75%). The Fibra Natura...
Forum: General Knitting 05-16-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By aprilbetty
I just ordered some yarn, too!

I just ordered some yarn, too!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,230
Posted By aprilbetty
That is beautiful! And a perfect fit!

That is beautiful! And a perfect fit!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
I looked at the instructions for that sweater,...

I looked at the instructions for that sweater, and it says to do a provisional cast on (which you remove when you pick up sts for the ribbing). I guess that would make the neck stretchier. Like I...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
The cast on is 72 sts, and you join immediately...

The cast on is 72 sts, and you join immediately and begin working in the round. This is the seamless yoke sweater, not the raglan. I had just assumed that the sweater would be the raglan style. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
I see which one you are knitting. The 72 sts...

I see which one you are knitting. The 72 sts should work out right. My raglan sweater, size 36, gauge 5/in, had a cast on of 50 sts, and by the time the front was shaped, and joined, I had...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
I just follow the directions exactly, and it...

I just follow the directions exactly, and it comes out right. You must be doing a different pattern. Sorry I can't help. Maybe somebody else can.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
I was assuming you were making the raglan style...

I was assuming you were making the raglan style top-down sweater, but maybe you are working on another of the patterns. In that case ignore my previous post. I have only done the raglan style.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By aprilbetty
What a pretty pattern! Did you try blocking both...

What a pretty pattern! Did you try blocking both pieces to the same size?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
Are you using the book "The Knitter's Handy Book...

Are you using the book "The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-down Sweaters," by Ann Budd? According to my book, 72 st would be cast on for size 46" at a gauge of 6 st. per inch. It specifically says,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
The front ends up with the same number of...

The front ends up with the same number of stitches as the back, but in a 'U' shape (if that makes sense).
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,833
Posted By aprilbetty
I have knit several sweaters using Ann Budd's...

I have knit several sweaters using Ann Budd's Top-Down book. When you start the sweater, you do not join. You will work back and forth for a couple of inches while you add stitches for the front. ...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-29-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By aprilbetty
Thanks for the info. I guessed you were using...

Thanks for the info. I guessed you were using small needles. I like top-down raglan style sweaters, too.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-28-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By aprilbetty
Beautiful! What is the yarn, and what needle...

Beautiful! What is the yarn, and what needle size?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By aprilbetty
Couldn't you just follow the directions for the...

Couldn't you just follow the directions for the middle size (64 sts), and use the length for the smallest size?
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