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Old 11-22-2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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but I'm not sure i understand how to wrap a purl stitch clockwise rather than counter-clockwise. Does it mean that you leave the yarn at back of needle, as if you're going to knit? or do you actually wrap the yarn around the right needle somehow.
No you leave your yarn in front when purling. Instead of putting it over the needle and pulling it through you put the yarn under the needle and pull it through. The simplest way to help you understand is cast on a few stitches and purl normally for a few and see how you wrap your stitch. Then purl with the yarn going the other way around the needle. This isn't done on every purl only on the first one after a knit when ribbing.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:44 PM   #12
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Woodi!

This sweater is amazingly flattering, even on queen-size ladies such as myself...no longer a size 2!

My first Hallett's Ledge (chestnut brown) is a size 43...not exactly 'petite'!

Here is a photo of me in the bathroom mirror:


Not exactly skinny-minny! But I was happy with the fit on my figure type!
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:04 AM   #13
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Beautiful! You did an awesome job!



Well done, indeed!
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:09 AM   #14
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Few of us are a size 2 anymore, Dollyce! You look great and that sweater is beautiful!
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #15
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Hooray for ribs! That sweater is beautiful and you look fantastic in it. Thanks very much for the pictures.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #16
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:11 PM   #17
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Art Lady you look beautiful in that Sweater. I agree with you no one is a size two anymore.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #18
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I have never had that problem with my ribbing since I switched to Eastern, which is just Continental in a mirror. It's straightened my stitches and I'm happy with it. I'll have to pay closer attention on my next projects. I do wash everything I knit before I judge them, because usually everything has come out in the wash.

Now I will notice.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #19
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WOW, you're right, artlady!.....that sweater is slimming!

and thank you for sharing your self-photo. Very kind (and brave) of you. Few of us over 50 would do that online.
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