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Old 01-26-2010, 09:39 PM   #11
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:31 AM   #12
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I am making the Fiddlehead mittens from Ravelry right now for my DD. My other DD also wants a pair and I want a pair for myself! I would love to knit along wiith you! (I would post a link, but I am computer challenged.)
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Woohoo Ingrid jumped on the bandwagon!

I am about 4" into the first sleeve and I found that some of the rows don't follow the no floats longer than 5 sts rule. :( The last round had sts 1-54 MC except st 28 CC. WHAT?!

That is so getting duplicate stitched later.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:40 PM   #14
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Funny you should ask I have been looking at the sweater in the new Vogue Knitting Winter 2009/10 on page 48. At first I though it was some kind of giraffe pattern, but the designer calls the spots "abstract flowers." It a design by Josh Bennett. I've never done any really big Fair Isle project, but I really like this sweater for some reason. I priced the yarn last night and it's gonna run me about $155!! My DH said to wait until we see what we get back on taxes and I could get it the.
Got home from work tonight and we had a refund check for overpayment of a medical bill...$157!!! Yay!!
I've never been part of a KAL before, so do we all have to do the same project or can we choose?
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by laikabear View Post
Woohoo Ingrid jumped on the bandwagon!

I am about 4" into the first sleeve and I found that some of the rows don't follow the no floats longer than 5 sts rule. :( The last round had sts 1-54 MC except st 28 CC. WHAT?!

That is so getting duplicate stitched later.
You know what I'd try? If the stitch on the previous row is CC, then slip it. If that doesn't work, then the dupe is a good idea.

My order has been shipped!!

There's no law about no floats longer than 5 stitches. You can catch the yarn in the back to prevent the floats from being too long. The Philosopher's Wool site has a video, but if it's no longer there, I'll try to explain it.

Sknitter 56---I think the Fates want you to buy the wool! This particular KAL is anything Fair Isle/stranded. There are just too many options out there to decide on one.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:02 AM   #16
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OK I have tried to make this darn post three times now! I'm copying and pasting the text before I hit reply this time!

Mary, welcome and good luck with the Giraffe knit. I think I remember seeing that sweater and thinking it was Giraffe-like. Although, I think it is intarsia. I'm at work right now and can't look it up, though. I only had excluded intarsia from the KAL because it's really a totally different technique than stranded (AKA Fair Isle) knitting.

Here's my progress on the Lusekofte sleeve. I am sure this is the only time I will be ahead of Ingrid. But that's a good thing, because then she'll be able to answer all of my questions.
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There is a Knit a Norwegian KAL going on at Ravelry (that I didn't find out about til yesterday)!

They are in week 4 and they knit like lightning, but I put a post up there anyway. They have 134 members, so some of them are bound to be stragglers.
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PS, I tried to view that Philosopher's Wool video last night but it just said "loading" forever. I have broadband at work so I don't think it's me... :(
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Laikabear, that sleeve is beautiful! I have the outside of one mitten done and will try to get a pic soon. Here is the link for the mittens (on Rav).
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Farmgirl what yarn and colors are you using?

Those mittens are gorgeous! I have thought about trying them but I don't think it gets cold enough here for mittens. Fingerless gloves maybe?
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