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Old 01-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mojo11 View Post
I wouldn't think it'd make any difference in the gauge if you knit it in the round... 4 inches is 4 inches. But it'd sure be easier to measure if it's flat. If I were doing it, I'd knit a 4x4 flat and say "color me done".
That would have been my first choice.

You know, you can flatten a piece of circular knitting to measure it.....
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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It's exactly like doing giant I cord without making the yarn tight to pull the edges together. There's also another tutorial on the Techknitter site; she says 2 needles but you can use a circ.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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I just watched the I-cord video. I had no idea what you were talking about before. Now I know what one is! I love this site!
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Lizars1735 View Post
I just watched the I-cord video. I had no idea what you were talking about before. Now I know what one is! I love this site!
Well I wouldn't recommend trying to make I-cord that large. Then again, I'd never have thought anyone would do a 62-stitch cable twist either.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:01 PM   #15
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Another recommendation I've come across: Knit the sleeves first as gauge is less critical to fit there and if you work from the cuff you can measure the actual knitting as you go up. FWIW....or not. I've also seen: Knit the hat first.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Another recommendation I've come across: Knit the sleeves first as gauge is less critical to fit there and if you work from the cuff you can measure the actual knitting as you go up. FWIW....or not. I've also seen: Knit the hat first.
Ah the old "knit the hat first".
I've actually started the swatch using the bring the yarn along the back loosely method (I'm working from home today :D)
I can't do the sleeves first because it's a top down raglan, but that's a really good suggestion.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #17
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Well I wouldn't recommend trying to make I-cord that large. Then again, I'd never have thought anyone would do a 62-stitch cable twist either.
I saw that post, and I'd like to see the cable that results from that.
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Depending on the pattern, top-down raglan gauge might not be as critical since you can try it on and say, enough already, and go on to the next part. Or, I guess I should do a few more rows.
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Originally Posted by Lizars1735 View Post
I saw that post, and I'd like to see the cable that results from that.
Me too!
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Depending on the pattern, top-down raglan gauge might not be as critical since you can try it on and say, enough already, and go on to the next part. Or, I guess I should do a few more rows.
A good point, but when I get to the end I need to have the right number of stitches for the edging. That would mean knitting math if I make changes. Fortunately, after blocking my swatch I got almost the right gauge. The important one, number of stitches, was right on. It's just the rows that is different, and that won't matter much with this type of pattern since it can be tried on as I go.
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