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Old 02-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #41
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I thought you lived in Alaska Jess.
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #42
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I spent a summer in Alaska and loved it... but had to come home unfortunately. I realized late last May that I hadn't seen a midwestern June in four years!
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:51 AM   #43
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ARGH! I am at the point where I am trying to bind off the underarm stitches and join the sleeves - the shoulder shaping area is worked in the round with 2 steeks holding the sleeves together.

For some reason I always have trouble with bind off X # of stitches instructions... I can never tell just where to put that first bound off stitch. For instance, this one says Work to 5 sts before end of round. BO 11 sts across the last sts of this round and the first sts of the next.

So I worked until I had 5 sts left, then knit st #1, passing it over st #2, and so on. I started counting with st. #1, which means I counted 4 sts before the end of the round (since #5 was still on the needle), and then continued on the other side of the round until I had counted to 11.

When I got to the next round, based on the colorwork pattern, my bindoff was one stitch too late. So when they say work until you have 5 sts left and then bind off 11 sts, do they mean pass stitch 0 over stitch #1? I guess that is what they mean. I ALWAYS have trouble with bindoff instructions and never seem to do them right.

Well, it's kind of a moot point right now, since I messed up the joining and had to rip back. I guess I now get a second chance at starting that bindoff in the right place!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:19 AM   #44
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I am at the pinnacle of frustration with these sleeves! I have tried to join them 3 times and I just cannot get the stitch counts correct or the charts to line up. I think it's partially because the very first round is a decrease round. It would have been so much simpler to have the first round with the casting on steeks be just a plain round. Anyway, I am at my wits' end and have ripped the sleeves apart and tossed them in the knitting back without even putting them back OTN.

I may try to knit the caps back and forth. I think that might solve my stitch count/ chart lining up problem. I'm finding the chart in this section confusing. I've done plenty of charts with decreases and bindoffs before so I'm not sure why I'm so confused.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:42 AM   #45
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the Lusekofte kit. is stranded work(fair isle) and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee te pattern.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:44 AM   #46
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the Lusekofte kit.
the Lusekofte kit. it faire isle or stranded work intarsia or colour work is different as you knit blocks instead and can knit many colours in a row.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:31 PM   #47
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Its different
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Fair Isle is one of my goals this year. I want to practice on something to be able to do Nonna's Garden Shawl I will see if I can find my example pattern and join in. Looking forward to it!
I bought the kit for Nonna's Garden Shawl when it first came out. But after having over 30 bobbins hanging off the back I just got turned off. Do you know it isn't Fair Isle that the shawl is Intarsia?? Now that I've tried Intarsia I can say that I truly enjoy Fair Isle much more.
Good luck with the shawl. I see some ladies have completed it over on Ravelry. It is pretty.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:14 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
I have a thistle vest (about 70% done), a baby sweater (completed but waiting for the steeks to be cut and assembled) and an Elizabeth Zimmerman Norwegian sweater about half done. You can see them on my Ravelry page.

I LOVE the Lusekofte sweater and actually considered ordering the kit but I have SO MANY other things waiting to be done.
I must say that I really like that sweater. Hmmmmm. . . . I wish they only sold the pattern. I'm sure I have enough yarn. Maybe I'll take a look through my Fair Isle books and see if something grabs me. I've been uninspired lately, starting lots of things and finishing none.

Maybe a FI will get me going. . . .
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:43 PM   #49
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I am knitting a storm troopers hat (fair isle) style, this if my first attempt in knitting and is looking really good. so i'm joining you guys. this is a commissioned project
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