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Old 12-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by brittyknits View Post
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
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:37 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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I think its all making sense, sort of. Off to buy the right wool tomorrow. Dads fave colour navy blue.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:17 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by lelvsdgs View Post
So that's what short rows are
I never knew that either. Here I've been doing them and not knowing what they were. Now I don't have to skive off patterns that call for them.
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