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Old 04-02-2008, 02:15 AM   #1
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Invitation for a KAL for the Hemlock Ring
***UPDATED*** MAY 24, 2008***PLEASE READ FIRST***
I have attatched the written out and extended version of this pattern that Mary worked on and I wrote it out line by line. PLEASE download this pattern if you like written instructions and it follows Jared's original design!
Please look for post #239 that is where the pdf file is.
Hi All,
Wanted to send out an invite to all of you knitters out there that may want to KAL with a few of us. Below are some links for the patterns and finished product. There has been some interest by some of you on a few of the other forums.
I am not an advanced knitter by far, more on the beginner/intermediate. So, I think that if there are any advanced beginners out there and have knitted a feather and fan lace scarf or the sort, now is you chance to step up to the plate and "DO IT" :D I think that I am up for the challenge and there have been some great advanced knitters who are willing to help us novices. Thanks M... :D
Also, if anyone is interested, the yarn that was used is Cascade Ecological Wool. Yarn.com is having a HUGE sale on quite a few yarns from different vendors. And the eco wool is on sale. Regularly 15.00 per 478 yd hank on sale now for 10.49. They have a pretty good assortment of colors.
So I think that it's fate, someone wants me to knit this. LOL
http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/1122/
So, let us know if you'd like to join our KAL and soon we'll have a great piece to show off to everyone.
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/20...g-blanket.html (finished product)
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwi...mlockRing.html (original doily pattern)
Cheers All!

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:30 AM   #2
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I'm in on this one!
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mwhite View Post
I'm in on this one!
Cool Mary and thanks for all of your help so far. I haven't started yet, but I will be posting some progressive photos on here to show everyone that even "I" the advanced beginner can do this. Which means pretty much EVERYONE can do this. LOL
Wish me luch peoples and we need more fellow knitters too!
I want the KAL to look like this...


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Old 04-02-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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It is a beautiful blanket, I am not sure I can start another project just yet. have joined the yahoo group though and got the pattern. will definitely be on my to do list.

Am I right in thinking you have to follow the original pattern until you hit row 47 and then follow the additional chart of fan and feathers.

Have read a few of the post on the yahoo group and it seems to be a relative quick knit, some people got it done in a month or two which I think is pretty fast.

Will be keeping an eye on this KAL, hope to see lots of pictures.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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Hi Karina,
Yes, you are correct, you need to follow the written directions from the original pattern and then move onto the chart. So you don't finish the written pattern and then go to the chart.
Yes, can't wait to get my supplies and start. Hopefully by this weekend. I did a sample to see if I could actually do the DPN's and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Good luck and will be posting as I start to do it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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So I decided to try out a few rows on my first try on DPN's. I just decided to try it out on some yarn that I had.
I made it through 35 rows with no problems and it looks pretty good. I decided to stop since it's not the yarn that I wanted to make this in.
I am not receiving my yarn till mid next week and can't wait to start.
Will be posting more pics in the actual yarn, once I get them on my needles. And try to do pics as I am knitting. I am not the best knitter and maybe Mary will post some of her pics on here. (since I am sure that she knits WAAAAAAAAAY better than myself)
Cheers and have a great weekend all!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Hi! I came over from the Yahoo KAL and I'm up to row 87 on my second Hemlock. I knit my first in Cascade 220 held double and now I'm using Beaverslide Fisherman Weight.

I had great success on my first by using a dpn to do the bind off. Cap the right hand end of your circular (I use KnitPicks Options so this is really easy) and then use a dpn of the same size as your new right hand needle. You'll work off the left needle on your circular. It's a lot easier to turn your work because the end of your blanket isn't dragging on the right needle. If you think of it like knitting tiny rows of flat knitting and ignore the fact that most of the blanket is on a circular, it's not as scary.

Also, thanks to Mary's fabulous pattern extension, I am going to be continuing on for at least a few more repeats. I much prefer written instructions.

If it helps anyone, I rewrote the original and added Mary's extension, but I changed the pattern writing to show one repeat per round. Each round repeats eight times. It matches the chart and makes it easier for those who like to use stitch markers for the pattern repeats. Personally, I found it harder to keep straight if the asterisk for the repeat was in the middle of the instructions and then the last repeat had to be done differently. If you think it would help, you're welcome to visit: http://minou14.livejournal.com/8607.html

I love knitting this and plan to make even more to give away as gifts, but I want to knit an Egeblad for myself at some point. I love knitting lace, but not in laceweight yarn, so this is a lot of fun.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:03 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Minou View Post
Hi! I came over from the Yahoo KAL and I'm up to row 87 on my second Hemlock. I knit my first in Cascade 220 held double and now I'm using Beaverslide Fisherman Weight.

I had great success on my first by using a dpn to do the bind off. Cap the right hand end of your circular (I use KnitPicks Options so this is really easy) and then use a dpn of the same size as your new right hand needle. You'll work off the left needle on your circular. It's a lot easier to turn your work because the end of your blanket isn't dragging on the right needle. If you think of it like knitting tiny rows of flat knitting and ignore the fact that most of the blanket is on a circular, it's not as scary.

Also, thanks to Mary's fabulous pattern extension, I am going to be continuing on for at least a few more repeats. I much prefer written instructions.

If it helps anyone, I rewrote the original and added Mary's extension, but I changed the pattern writing to show one repeat per round. Each round repeats eight times. It matches the chart and makes it easier for those who like to use stitch markers for the pattern repeats. Personally, I found it harder to keep straight if the asterisk for the repeat was in the middle of the instructions and then the last repeat had to be done differently. If you think it would help, you're welcome to visit: http://minou14.livejournal.com/8607.html

I love knitting this and plan to make even more to give away as gifts, but I want to knit an Egeblad for myself at some point. I love knitting lace, but not in laceweight yarn, so this is a lot of fun.
Hi Minou,
Welcome and thanks for the great advice and tips. I do like some of your changes... instead of skp, the ssk's look good too as well as your petal changes. I'll have to try that when I do my next one as well.
For me that *'s don't confuse me and sort of used to it. But your changes made it easier to read.
I am the same way, love knitting lace and pls no lace weight yarn!
Thanks again and welcome.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:30 AM   #9
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Thanks for the invite...I'm currently on row 70 and really enjoying this process, but I do have a question. I purchased 3 skeins of Cascade Eco and wondered just how large this would be...I'd like to make it larger than Jared's original as it will be a wedding gift. Thanks for the input...

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Thanks for the invite...I'm currently on row 70 and really enjoying this process, but I do have a question. I purchased 3 skeins of Cascade Eco and wondered just how large this would be...I'd like to make it larger than Jared's original as it will be a wedding gift. Thanks for the input...

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Welcome, Tora! Glad you've joined us!

Your question has to do with guage. Take your Hemlock and lay it out as flat as you can...this won't be exact but it will give you an idea of your size now and what it will be close to when finished. Remember, too, that blocking will make it larger as well.

Measure from the center to the outside at your 70th round. Double this figure... This is your current diameter.

Take your diameter (example; 28, 30 etc...) and divide it into 70. This will give you the number of rounds per inch.

Example; 70 divided by 28 = 2.5" If you want your blanket to end up being 48", you'd do 120 rounds. Get it?

Keep in mind that the example above is just an example and if this is too confusing, just tell me what the diameter of you blanket is presently and I can help you. At any rate, you need to know how many rounds = 1 inch.
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