Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #11
Lieuvena
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 250
Thanks: 171
Thanked 111 Times in 85 Posts
It seems to be taking most people about 1-2 months. With some taking longer and some taking less than 1. With the way I knit I figure closer to 2 months for me.

Some notes about the actual pattern:

It looks fairly straight forward and "simple". I think the most difficult thing will be that your stitch count will change through out. It looks like the stitch count after each row will be:

Cast on 89
set up row 89
rows 1 & 2 91
rows 2 & 4 93
rows 5 - 8 95
rows 9 & 10 93
rows 11 & 12 91
rows 13 - 16 89

Each row will start with 5,7,9 ect. stitches then will have a 12 stitch repeat. The repeat happens 7 times in each row.

Some ideas or suggestions I have are to make sure to place a lifeline ( the last one under fixing mistakes) after each 16 row repeat so that if you notice an error you can "easily" frog down to that point. I think I will also use stitch markers to mark out each of the 7 repeats in each row to make keeping track of where I am easier.

Some notes about the chart:

The chart is not made by the designer and has a few differences from the written instructions. I recommend printing both out and going over it line by line before you start.

Take note of the following:

You need to read all rows from right to left. The pattern repeats are marked with red lines and that is the only way they will work out using the chart. I highlighted the repeat to make it more visible to me.

Rows 7 and 8 on the chart don't seem to match up to the written words to me. The pattern repeats seem to be marked wrong. On those two rows reading from right to left the pattern repeat begins after the first 2 stitches, then 12 stitch pattern for 7 times, then end with the last 9 stitches.

Finally, the chart shows ssk instead of skp and a s2, k1, psso instead of a s1, k2tog, psso. It's my understanding that they are interchangeable, but look different. I'm going to use the ones from the designer and not the chart.

You can just use the written instructions, but I like charts and after making the above changes it shouldn't be a problem.

Gah, that's a lot, but I hope it helps. I think I will start in a week or two. Anyone interested, just post and we can set a date.
__________________

Lieuvena
Lieuvena is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-26-2009, 09:13 AM   #12
yarncharmer
Knitting the Flap
 
yarncharmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hoosier State
Posts: 283
Thanks: 55
Thanked 136 Times in 121 Posts
Thanks for all the info, Lieuvena! I'm sure it will be helpful when it's time to start.

I'm glad you're going to join us, Lulubell! The more the merrier. I can start whenever you're ready. I have a couple of things I'm working on, but no looming deadlines.

I still need to decide what yarn to use. I have a couple of stash-y
things, but may decide it's better to just go buy something.
Of course, I'm also joining knittinggymnast's KAL to knit through your stash, so not buying something would help me feed to birds with one seed. We'll see....

I'm looking forward to this!
yarncharmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #13
lulubell
Knitting the Flap
 
lulubell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kaitaia New Zealand
Posts: 499
Thanks: 61
Thanked 159 Times in 159 Posts
Oh, I work full time too, and 30th June is the busiest time - stats, reports audits etc. but had a good look at the pattern on Sunday, and I will def do it! I have nothing suitable at home so will have to buy.
lulubell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2009, 09:41 PM   #14
lulubell
Knitting the Flap
 
lulubell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kaitaia New Zealand
Posts: 499
Thanks: 61
Thanked 159 Times in 159 Posts
I have just ordered my yarn, so am definately committed now! I have ordered 2 skeins of The Knittery Cashmere Merino in the Midnight colourway. It is (according to the blurb) a subtle mix of pale pink and purple. 60% merino, 20% cashmere, 20% nylon. I got it from www.joyofyarn.co.nz It cost $NZ56.00 plus postage, but I think it will look lovely. If in stock, I should have it by the end of the week.
lulubell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 07:59 AM   #15
yarncharmer
Knitting the Flap
 
yarncharmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hoosier State
Posts: 283
Thanks: 55
Thanked 136 Times in 121 Posts
Lulubell, I looked at your yarn - I think it's beautiful! It sounds like it will be yummy to knit, too. I decided I really don't have the right yarn at home, so I'm going to try to go yarn shopping today. If I don't find anything, I'll order online, so hopefully mine will arrive around the same time yours does.
yarncharmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 09:41 AM   #16
Lieuvena
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 250
Thanks: 171
Thanked 111 Times in 85 Posts
@ lulubell- Your yarn looks beautiful. I think it will look great with this shawl.

@ yarncharmer- I'm sure what ever you pick will be lovely.

I'm so glad you both are joining! I think this will be a lot of fun.

Do you want to plan on starting next Monday, July 6? Do you think that would be enough time to get your yarn? Let me know and then I will change the title and add it to the first post...just in case any one else wants to join us!
__________________

Lieuvena
Lieuvena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2009, 11:09 PM   #17
lulubell
Knitting the Flap
 
lulubell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kaitaia New Zealand
Posts: 499
Thanks: 61
Thanked 159 Times in 159 Posts
I've just had an e-mail to say my yarn has been sent 1-3 day delivery track-pack, so hopefully will be here on Friday as we do not have Saturday mail delivery. I also ordered some Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles as I like to use circs for most projects even flat knitting, it is not so hard on the wrists somehow. So I will have lovely new needles and yummmmmy yarn so yes ....... I am happy to start Monday, it will be very slow going as I have so much on this time of the year!

I am thinking about doing two sections and grafting them together in the middle so the pattern runs correctly up both ends of the kniting. What do you think of that idea?
lulubell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #18
Lieuvena
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 250
Thanks: 171
Thanked 111 Times in 85 Posts
Originally Posted by lulubell View Post
I am thinking about doing two sections and grafting them together in the middle so the pattern runs correctly up both ends of the kniting. What do you think of that idea?
I think that sound like a great idea. I may have to think about doing that too. Though I do like how it looks as is. Would there be an obvious seam that way?
__________________

Lieuvena
Lieuvena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 04:37 PM   #19
lulubell
Knitting the Flap
 
lulubell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kaitaia New Zealand
Posts: 499
Thanks: 61
Thanked 159 Times in 159 Posts
There is a row 15 or 16 I think from memory that is just knits and purls, That would be the row I would finish on for each section to make it easier to graft. If the grafting was kept at the same tension as the knitting I think it would be fine. There are some lace knitting experts on here, I might PM one of them to check it out.
lulubell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 06:09 PM   #20
Lieuvena
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 250
Thanks: 171
Thanked 111 Times in 85 Posts
Awesome. I will really be considering this also!
__________________

Lieuvena
Lieuvena is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FO: Woodland Shawl maniago What'cha Knittin'? 12 10-05-2009 03:24 PM
Woodland Shawl for Knit-Along Finished lulubell What'cha Knittin'? 16 07-26-2009 10:17 AM
Every row starts with *yo, sl 1 jjmmcc How-to Questions 2 07-11-2009 01:34 PM
my shawl ends smaller than it starts - but same # stitches judysl How-to Questions 5 12-28-2006 01:29 AM
FO - Mer's Woodland Hat!!!! Jeep_Girl What'cha Knittin'? 17 12-14-2005 09:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 PM.