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Old 01-15-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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Abbily -That sounds great. I can continue with my midnight blue scarf so it is thick and long! (pictures myself wearing the scarf with a still-to-do material coat, sitting inside with a cup of tea). Its great that fan and feather does that for both experienced knitters and a newbie... means I'm doing some of the pattern right!!!

Abbily -what are you working on at the moment?

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:40 PM   #12
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I'm working on "falling in love" socks, a bevin tank, a cabled sweater that started out as a pull-over, but I've decided to make it a cardigan instead so it's on hold while I figure that out. Next in line are several gifts- a mohair scarf, two hats, a pair of slipper socks and several other scarves.

That first link will only work for you if you're on ravelry- and if you're not, you should be. It's a great resource.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:48 PM   #13
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Hey All,
I have heard about Ravelry, there are loads of lovely patterns I want to try, but many of them look like they are for advanced knitters with strange and bizarre methods of knitting that I can barely imagine, let alone do!
Is it really that scary for a beginner knitter?
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:54 PM   #14
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Yeah, some patterns really are scary for a beginner- but what I've learned is, once you have the basic things down, just jump into something you like. It's really hard to visualize when you're reading knitting patterns, but most of the time they work out if you just do it. And if you need help, we're always here! Post your questions here like you have been, or you're welcome to pm me anytime. I get on here a lot.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #15
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As long as you know how to purl, knit, decrease and increase you can do any pattern. They're all just variations of those basic techniques. Just take a pattern one stitch at a time, one row at a time.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:25 PM   #16
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Hey All,
Another couple of swatch pictures. This time doing the Purl stitch correctly Focus on the pinker bit.
I have decided that my aluminium needles (size 12/2.75mmish) are too small and give bad definition to the lace and my wooden (size 10.75/7.00mmish) are too big and give too much definition.

What would you think would be a good size for this pattern? I should be using erm... fingering/baby wool type.
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That's a big jump from 2.75mm to 7 mm. Something in the range of 4 to 6mm would be okay.
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I have bought 4.00mm needles (birch), I will see how they are for pattern defination! Thanks for your assistance.
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