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Old 12-12-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Changing needles mid-pattern
What are the reasons, aside from a softer finished fabric, that a pttern might switch from smaller to larger circs 10 rows into a baby blanket?

Curious.

Right now, it seems like the only purpose was to make sure that the knitting looked loose and awful just when I felt like I was making some progress - some sort of insurance that I'd definitely have to start the blanket over... :?eyebrow:

What are the REAL reasons?
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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It depends on what the pattern is trying to accomplish. Switching to a larger needle can make the fabric look more airy...complemented by a tighter fabric on the ends...or some variation of that idea. Do you have a pic of what it is supposed to look like? That might help answer what the "real" reason is.
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Originally Posted by kemp
It depends on what the pattern is trying to accomplish. Switching to a larger needle can make the fabric look more airy...complemented by a tighter fabric on the ends...or some variation of that idea. Do you have a pic of what it is supposed to look like? That might help answer what the "real" reason is.
Not really. I found the pattern online and all they had was a swatch. It looks airy alright....

Fulla HOLES is more like it!

I'll see if I can find the swatch pic.
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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Here it is...

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odd swatch. what's the pattern FOR though? i have a baby afghan pattern that switches back and forth between 3s and 13s to create a sort of "ruffled" effect. it is cute though i got bored to tears with it within two repeats!
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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It's for a baby blanket/afghan...

I think the swatch ( I THINK...) is just for the pattern repeat without the border....

Looked wierd when I found it, but the pattern seemed doable enough....

Sigh...

I've started this blanket 50 times, if you count the number of times I started it in my head while standing in front of the yarn shelves. :rollseyes:

At least ten, if you don't...
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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yeah, can't really tell from the swatch! You could just trust it and hope it all works out???
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by kemp
yeah, can't really tell from the swatch! You could just trust it and hope it all works out???
Yeah I guess that's what I'm doing since I appear to keep knitting no matter what happens.

We'll see. I was hoping it was some obvious noob thing I didn't know....
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