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Old 11-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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Beautiful! I'm exhausted just looking at all that cableing.... Nicely done is beautiful color!
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Beautiful! I'm exhausted just looking at all that cableing.... Nicely done is beautiful color!
The yarn made it very easy work! I didn't need a cable needle! The stitches stood tall and proud in cooperation for the cable-needle-less method of crossing them! A real blessing!
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:54 AM   #14
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Here is a Garland Cowl I'm tempted to knit. Free pattern; uses only 180-200 yds.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garland-cowl
I just saw this and might have to give it a try with my Pure Merino.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...g-moebius-cowl
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #15
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I just saw this and might have to give it a try with my Pure Merino.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...g-moebius-cowl
I like it, too.... but it seems sorta flat. Great pattern stitch!

They seem to use about the same yardage, but the Garland Cowl is much longer it would seem. When doubled, it stands up taller.

They're both great stash busters!!!
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Yeah, I think this one is more decorative than for warmth. It could be the yarn used in this particular picture, too. I'll have to check. I'm not ready to do anything else right now. I want to finish at least a couple of my WsIP.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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Yeah, I think this one is more decorative than for warmth. It could be the yarn used in this particular picture, too. I'll have to check. I'm not ready to do anything else right now. I want to finish at least a couple of my WsIP.
This is the photo that gives me pause:

click here
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Hmm... you're right. That doesn't look warm at all and if I'm going to the trouble to knit a wool cowl it should be warm. The one you posted is much heavier looking. I favorited the you linked to because I do like it.
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Oh! I have a few skeins of Pure Merino, but haven't used it yet. It's one of the few wools that look and feel (to the hand anyway) like I might be able to tolerate it. I should get a few more and attempt a scarf or cowl.
I'm about to start Kaari with Pure Merino. I got it on closeout and I'm very nervous about knitting with it exactly because of that lovely springiness. Regrettably, I'm used to much cheaper yarns and Pure Merino is throwing off my tension!
I don't usually knit more than one small gauge swatch but with this I'm having to knit several because I'm getting different results. It's the first time I've had to be organized and take notes on my gauge swatches.
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I'm about to start Kaari with Pure Merino. I got it on closeout and I'm very nervous about knitting with it exactly because of that lovely springiness. Regrettably, I'm used to much cheaper yarns and Pure Merino is throwing off my tension!
I don't usually knit more than one small gauge swatch but with this I'm having to knit several because I'm getting different results. It's the first time I've had to be organized and take notes on my gauge swatches.
Sometimes it pays to start with the sleeves when you're unsure of your tension even after swatching a lot. Do BOTH SLEEVES before the body. With the sleeves...work up to the armholes on each BEFORE knitting the sleeve caps. By the time you've knit both sleeves from cuff to armpits, you'll have a good handle on your tensioning. Then do the sleeve caps. Then knit your body pieces.
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