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Old 04-29-2008, 09:34 PM   #121
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My yarn is below. Sorry for the blurry photos, I tried to get a good one and just couldn't - I was in a hurry too. I have to say I am swatching now (off and on between working) and I LOVE this yarn! It's Elann.com Highland Peruvian Donegal and it's wonderfully soft!
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:46 AM   #122
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I swatched last night using US8 Knit Picks Options. The pattern calls for 17 st x 24 rows = 4 inches. I got 17st x 27 rows = 4 inches. Hmmm.... I'm ok with this because I want it longer anyway.

According to the measurement of a cardigan I like the fit of, I need to make a 50" so I thought I would cast on for the 48" using a larger needle than I got gauge on - like a US9 - what do you think? I guess I should swatch with that huh?

OK - I've been doing calculations. If I make the 48" at current gauge for the back I would cast on 110 divided by 17 = 6.47 times 4" = 25.88" for the back. The cardigan I have that I measured measures 25" for the back. So I am thinking the extra .88" will give me a bit of added ease so CPH will fit fine. So, I am thinking I should cast on for the size 48" using US 8 which I get gauge of 17 st x 27 row = 4". This will give me the added length too.

Does any of this makes sense?????
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:59 AM   #123
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Dear Artlady~ Once again, my deepest thanks for the wonderful tutorial on the cph! I am amazed at the clarity of your instructions, your organization and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise with us. Thanks again. I would never have thought to use the perle cotton to seam with. My guess it that it is very strong and makes a thinner seam than if you used the yarn the piece was worked with.. am I right??
I think I am going to try the zipper in my cph, thanks for your directions. I have not heard back from my knitting friend who is trying to figure out about the mismatched number of cable crosses, I will see her on Friday and let you know.
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I swatched last night using US8 Knit Picks Options. The pattern calls for 17 st x 24 rows = 4 inches. I got 17st x 27 rows = 4 inches. Hmmm.... I'm ok with this because I want it longer anyway.

According to the measurement of a cardigan I like the fit of, I need to make a 50" so I thought I would cast on for the 48" using a larger needle than I got gauge on - like a US9 - what do you think? I guess I should swatch with that huh?

OK - I've been doing calculations. If I make the 48" at current gauge for the back I would cast on 110 divided by 17 = 6.47 times 4" = 25.88" for the back. The cardigan I have that I measured measures 25" for the back. So I am thinking the extra .88" will give me a bit of added ease so CPH will fit fine. So, I am thinking I should cast on for the size 48" using US 8 which I get gauge of 17 st x 27 row = 4". This will give me the added length too.

Does any of this makes sense?????
Remember, you will get an extra .44" for both FRONTS, too.
That will, altogether, add almost 2" for the total circumference of the jacket.

So, if you need a 50" jacket, using the current needle (US8) should be fine.

Don't worry about the row gauge. You will be instructed to begin your armhole shaping when the jacket BACK and FRONTS reach "xx" inches anyways. Just knit til it is the prescribed length. If you want to add length, this is the area to do it: BEFORE the armhole cast offs.

Knit on Good Woman!!
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Dear Artlady~ Once again, my deepest thanks for the wonderful tutorial on the cph! I am amazed at the clarity of your instructions, your organization and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise with us. Thanks again. I would never have thought to use the perle cotton to seam with. My guess it that it is very strong and makes a thinner seam than if you used the yarn the piece was worked with.. am I right??
I think I am going to try the zipper in my cph, thanks for your directions. I have not heard back from my knitting friend who is trying to figure out about the mismatched number of cable crosses, I will see her on Friday and let you know.
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You're welcome Patty!

The perle cotton is also easier to use. It is slippery, and 'cinches' up the seam without breaking! I knit with a lot of tweeds and NORO yarns...and you just cannot seam with them. They just won't cinch up the seam without breaking! So annoying! That is what got me started with using the perle cotton in the first place. Now it is all I use really. Even if I'm using a yarn that will easily seam...I use the perle cotton because I can see where it is going in and out of the stitches. Self yarn is hard to find. With the mattress seam...you have to go in and out of the same stitches...well, it's hard to describe, but if you watch Amy's video...you can see what I mean. Where the seaming yarn came OUT of the stitch on the right side edge is where is has to go BACK IN on the round trip!

Can hardly wait to see your CPH progress!

I still haven't installed the zipper in my CPH...but I will.

Here it is, waiting for my final answer! Sorry it looks kinda creepy!
I put a black hat inside the hood to hold it up!





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Can you still joing this KAL for the Central Park Hoodie?
I just joined!

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I also forgot to ask do you have to be a member of ravelry?
I highly doubt you do since this is a KH KAL. It'll be fun starting new with someone!

Artlady, have a great time! Wish I could go.
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