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Old 09-25-2009, 11:56 PM   #21
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #22
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Sandy...hope you're feeling better.

I'm ready..but, I've read the next step, "Shape neck" ten times and I still don't get it.......

Let me know when you've figure it out
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:23 AM   #23
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Hi Pam!

I KNEW you would beat me there!

It doesn't look too bad, but I might feel differently when I actually get to that spot. Let me finish a few more inches, so I can catch up with you and we'll do the neck shaping together.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:29 AM   #24
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Here's the latest photo of my cape. I've finished the back, and am past the halfway point on the front.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:13 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Hi Pam!

I KNEW you would beat me there!

It doesn't look too bad, but I might feel differently when I actually get to that spot. Let me finish a few more inches, so I can catch up with you and we'll do the neck shaping together.
Don't hurry on my account ...I have other things going, and I KNOW how busy you are! I get tired just reading about all of your WIPs!
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:47 AM   #26
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OK Pam, I've finally caught up with you.

I've decided to do the shaping at the front all at once, instead of one side at a time, the way they suggest.

After knitting half the stitches, you cast off the middle stitch, and finish the row. Then, they tell you to work on the first half of the stitches, going back and forth until it's as long as the back section (up to the decrease sections). Then, you do decreasing on the edge, so it matches the decreasing you did on the back.

Instead of just doing the first half, I'm doing both halves at the same time, using two skeins of yarn.



Here's a closer view of the spot where they separate:


When it comes time to do the decreasing, I'll be casting off stitches at both ends, so the shaping will match exactly. The front should look exactly like the back when the shaping is done.

I hope this helps you understand it better. If not, just let me know. I can explain it to you the way they suggest, one side at a time, if you want.
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I'm with you...I like your idea. So, I did the b/o row and I'm ready to go back with the K,P row. Let me think this out.

I do K,P and end with a knit then I drop the yarn I've been using and start with a knit stitch with the new skein...right?
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I'm stuck Nope...I don't get it. I got to where they separate, do I need another needle? or a second cable?
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Originally Posted by sgtpam View Post
I do K,P and end with a knit then I drop the yarn I've been using and start with a knit stitch with the new skein...right?
Exactly! You'll start each section with a knit stitch.

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I'm stuck Nope...I don't get it. I got to where they separate, do I need another needle? or a second cable?
Just keep it all on the same needle, and change yarns at the separation. You can do it! Don't give up!

I made a couple videos that might help.

Starting the Two Sections of the Cape Front:
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Knitting a Wrong Side Row of the Cape Front:
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


When you get to the other section, just drop the old yarn, and pick up the yarn from the other skein, and keep going.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:07 AM   #30
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That did it! Moving right along again. You Rock!
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