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Old 01-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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Sounds like an exciting trip into the wild blue yonder
Speaking of weird, Charlotte, how did you know I'm using "Billowing
Blues" yarn? --- Key Twilight Zone music---
BTW, OT for this thread but I started it so I guess it's OK--I finished my Checkerboard Slippers, love them! You really need to make up a pair.

Right now I'm experimenting with various stitch patterns. I'm intrigued by the way different yarns look with various patterns. This cotton yarn is fun.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #12
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@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug.

My apologies.
I don't know what happened.
I tried the link after I posted this morning and it worked without that warning.
But not now.
Below is a link to the website.
That way you can check it out without going through Ravelry.
I have no idea what went wrong with my link above.
I'll go back now an remove it.
If it messes up again just search for the website on BING.
I think you will like it a lot and I found it very helpful.
This will take you to Part 1 of the tutorial.
There are 4 or 5 parts posted on the website.
They can be found about half way down the page using the last link below.

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Website name - Spud & ChloŽ

Link to top - down tutorial:

http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/201...lan-knitalong/

http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/201...pattern-guide/
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:26 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
@Lighting57: The link tells me I've encountered a bug.

My apologies.
I don't know what happened.
I tried the link after I posted this morning and it worked without that warning.
But not now.
I'll send you the website link later.
That way you can check it out without going through Ravelry.
Thanks. No apologies needed, that stuff happens. I mainly mentioned it so that you'd know about it not working. I trust you noticed that I found a pattern I want to try even though the link went kaplooey on us, so you still did me a favor. Serendipity. I'd given up on finding a pattern and there it was!

PS: Oh, yeah! Thanks for the links.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #14
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Speaking of weird, Charlotte, how did you know I'm using "Billowing
Blues" yarn? --- Key Twilight Zone music---

I guess great minds really DO think alike!

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BTW, OT for this thread but I started it so I guess it's OK--I finished my Checkerboard Slippers, love them! You really need to make up a pair.
I'm so glad they turned out well for you! I just added them to my "to knit" list which has more items than I have inches in my waist. Some reprioritizing may be in order, that and maybe a diet!

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Right now I'm experimenting with various stitch patterns. I'm intrigued by the way different yarns look with various patterns. This cotton yarn is fun.
Isn't it amazing how a stitch pattern can completely change how a yarn looks when it's worked up??
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Yeah, that's a good pattern, I downloaded it a while back so I can take a look if you get stuck.
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I think I'm ready to cast on.

Thanks to all who offer confidence until I can find my own. I like to think i can someday do the same for others.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #17
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The questions begin
I'm leaving the post from before (below) as is, the answer to the question still interests me and will be of use in the future, but there has been a chance of plans! I showed what I have done to my daughter, she likes it, but not as a pullover, she wants a cardigan. I'm going to check my button stash and see what I have that would work with it, otherwise she has to find buttons so I'll be looking at buttonhole options.

New Q: Is there any strongly persuasive or compelling reason for working the button and buttonhole bands:
a) as I continue working the front from side to side
b) picking up and knitting after the sweater body is done
c) working it separate and sewing it on
d) other method(s)/option(s) I'm not yet aware of

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OK, so I cast on and started, frogged; cast on, restarted, frogged; cast on, restarted....I don't know how many times. I changed down to smaller needles this last time and think I'm finally on my way. I've discovered the working of this is much the same as crocheting a top-down and I'm feeling more confident.

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You can always ask here for help..
I have to decide which cast on to use when joining the front together. The blog says:
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Using the backwards loop cast on method, cast on the number of stitches to join the Fronts
but maybe others have different suggestions? In case it matters (and I think it might) I'm seriously considering a crocheted edging on my modified crew neck...I spaced my first increases farther apart (every other knit row instead of every knit row to make it a little lower). Which cast on would you use, anyone?

The quote is from http://www.spudandchloe.com/blog/201...lan-knitalong/ Part 2 - Easy Top-Down Raglan Knitalong.

All good intentions were cast aside and instead of following a pattern, I find myself making it up as I go along. *sigh* I may well end up ripping it out and actually following a pattern. Til then, I'm having fun.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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Backward loop Cast on can be okay for just a couple sts, but it can be loose and loopy unless you knit into the sts very carefully. I like a knit cast on - it's a little sturdier and easy to pick up sts in for the neckband. If you're not going to pick up sts, use cable cast on. But if you're going to do a cardigan, you don't need to, you just leave the front open.

So for a cardigan button band -
a) as I continue working the front from side to side
b) picking up and knitting after the sweater body is done
c) working it separate and sewing it on
d) other method(s)/option(s) I'm not yet aware of
- c is really a PITA and either a or b will be fine, whichever you prefer. I don't know of a d, but I'm sure there's a couple more...
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But if you're going to do a cardigan, you don't need to, you just leave the front open.
I was thinking the knitted cast on might be a good choice. I might need to cast on some stitches for the fronts anyhow, I'll have to see how it works out and whether she thinks she wants me to change it. She might want it more squared off.

Honestly, they get into their 30s, are married, responsible parents, etc., etc., and all of a sudden they think they know what they want!

I think I'll do the front bands in garter stitch, I found smallish buttons to use so the eyelet style buttonholes should do fine. My gauge is 5 st per inch, 3-4 sts should do for band. That's what I'm thinking.
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So for a cardigan button band -
a) as I continue working the front from side to side
b) picking up and knitting after the sweater body is done
c) working it separate and sewing it on
d) other method(s)/option(s) I'm not yet aware of
- c is really a PITA and either a or b will be fine, whichever you prefer. I don't know of a d, but I'm sure there's a couple more...
OK, finally, a knitting term abbreviation I had to go track down, took a bit of effort, certainly worth it. I absolutely agree...been there, done that, don't see the point really.

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