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Old 07-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #271
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Thanks guys. That really helps. I had to start over on my mosaic. I got about 24 rows down and realized that it was too narrow. It pulled in a lot. No big. My pattern was not that complicated. It's a yin and yang pattern. Still searching for a cable pattern.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:54 AM   #272
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I had to frog my mosaic square so many times I was beginning to hate
it! First I had the wrong yarn, then didn't like the patterns after
I had knit several rows haha.... I sort of created a mental block
against mosaic knitting because I certainly feel no urge to pick up
another mosaic project at the moment!

Good luck finding a cable pattern...there are so many out there that
it's always hard for me to decide! I'm glad I was planning the cable
sweater for my dd so I could just use my afghan block as a giant
swatch. Otherwise I'd probably still be trying to decide

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:48 AM   #273
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Here's a pic of my finished cable block..finally got it put on the
computer hehe...

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:11 AM   #274
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WOW i love that block Libbie. Great job, lovely colour. what yarn did you use
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:21 AM   #275
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Thanks Karina The yarn is a Finnish brand but you can look up
the info on Ravelry. It's called Novita 7 Veljestä. It's the same yarn
I'm using for my Egeblad blanket. It's not expensive and readily
available to me in just about any color you can imagine so most
of my knitting is done with it. This is the color I want to make
my dd's Kysmik sweater in which is why the block here is this
yarn and this color hehe I think it looks good so will probably try
to get the sweater on the needles soon as Fall is soon approaching!

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Old 07-26-2008, 01:41 PM   #276
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Beautiful cable square, Libbie!
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:13 AM   #277
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Ok, so I was a bit of a dope on planning to make the sweater for
my dd and use that pattern from my cable block. They actually
had that exact yarn on sale only that color so I bought what I figured
was enough to make the sweater. Only now have I checked the
pattern to see what gauge I need to be getting and hehe well
apparently the pattern uses a much finer yarn...oops! I guess I'm
just going to find a basic sweater pattern and put the cable on it
rather than use the pattern from the book. It's just a basic drop
shoulder sweater pattern with the cabling on the front so hardly will
change anything if I just find a sweater pattern made more for my
gauge of yarn hehe...oh well, perhaps next time I will consult the
pattern before buying the yarn...perhaps not since I like to live on
the edge...

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Old 07-30-2008, 03:33 AM   #278
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Anyone have any wants/suggestions for our next block? Not
too many responding here so not sure how many are still knitting along!


Let's see..we haven't done intarsia, stranded colorwork/Fair Isle,
illusion, hmmm...what am I forgetting? Of course, with it being
summer and everyone busy we could do a "wild card" month and
everyone still knitting along could just choose whatever they want to
do for a block. Any opinions?

I'm leaning a bit toward stranded colorwork because I just got a
new Kaffe Fassett stitch guide and am wanting to try it out hehe..

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Stranded colorwork sounds good to me. I heard a lot about Kaffe Fassett at a knitting group I used to be a part of. Could be fun. I definitely have lots of different colors to work with. Not super bright colors like he uses, but it could still be fun with a slightly toned down theme.
But isn't Fair Isle done in the round? I'm sure it can be done flat. Hmmm...
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Yeah, stranding is easier done in the round but you can do it flat.
It would be a good time to learn steeking You could knit
two blocks in the round with a steek between them, making sure that
they are slightly smaller than required, then go back and pick up
stitches around to make a finished border. I've actually done that
with a pillow cover I was practicing steeking on so don't see why it
wouldn't work for a block. Or just do do the stranding flat, lots
of people don't like it in flat knitting because it is harder to get your
colors placed correctly on the wrong side rows.

Not sure it all sounds like a lot of work actually hehe I'm trying to
get a ton of Christmas knitting done because it looks like I'll be in
good ole New Mexico this Fall sometime visiting my family so I'd like
to be able to take all my knitted gifts with me rather than having to
mail them Blah blah blah...I always seem to go on and on when I
post haha....

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