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Old 02-07-2015, 05:21 AM   #1
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any new KALs?
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i see this has kind of fallen by the wayside this past year...

so is anybody working on a fun KAL that others here might enjoy?
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'm participating in a KAL in a few weeks at my LYS. We are going to be knitting Chevron Sands. Here's a link to my RAV page with a pic of the yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JanC...ron-sands-wrap
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I'm participating in a KAL in a few weeks at my LYS. We are going to be knitting Chevron Sands. Here's a link to my RAV page with a pic of the yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JanC...ron-sands-wrap
Nice! That looks like fun to me. Enjoy!!
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I'm participating in a KAL in a few weeks at my LYS. We are going to be knitting Chevron Sands. Here's a link to my RAV page with a pic of the yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JanC...ron-sands-wrap
I LOVE YOUR YARN, Jan! The best choice of all IMO!

I really like the pattern stitch. Very interesting, bold, but subtle at the same time.
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I ended up having to rip out 4" and start over with a smaller needle. Argh. I'll take a picture tomorrow!
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I ended up having to rip out 4" and start over with a smaller needle. Argh. I'll take a picture tomorrow!
Oh, I'm sorry. That's much worse than realizing I did my rib cast on in the wrong sequence and had to start over.

I don't remember seeing your Downton Abbey shawl, did I just miss it or forget that I saw it?
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I ended up having to rip out 4" and start over with a smaller needle. Argh. I'll take a picture tomorrow!
Your Rav project folder doesn't state what needle you started with. Your progress photo looks wonderful gauge-wise.

Another thing I love about your yarn and color choices...the result isn't heavily striped.

Your skeins (colors) look different than the wrap's progress photo. Which photo is most accurate?

I'm inspired to try this wrap, too, but only if I could find colorways that turn out like yours. Or, similar, I mean. Your wrap is much more appealing than the other projects on Ravelry.
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Your Rav project folder doesn't state what needle you started with. Your progress photo looks wonderful gauge-wise.

Another thing I love about your yarn and color choices...the result isn't heavily striped.

Your skeins (colors) look different than the wrap's progress photo. Which photo is most accurate?

I'm inspired to try this wrap, too, but only if I could find colorways that turn out like yours. Or, similar, I mean. Your wrap is much more appealing than the other projects on Ravelry.
The yarn is really more like the balls. I took the wip at night and the color didn't come out. It will be a bit more contrast than I would normally like, but I liked the colors. You will have an easier time finding yarn than I. I'm so incredibly sensitive I'm limited. The wip is with a size 8 needle. I started with a 9 which is what the pattern calls for. I knit loose.

The photo was before the striping. You may not like it once you see it now.
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The wip is with a size 8 needle. I started with a 9 which is what the pattern calls for.
Thanks for the information.

What do you think about this Elann 'Tarantella' yarn I've got? It's like Jojoland Rhythm or Jojoland Melody. I picked up a Bag of 5 (for $32 total) on Amazon. Each ball is 436 yds of fingering.

If I use this yarn I'll skip the main color/contrast color directions, simply knitting along without changing ball...OR alternating between two balls. That might crest something interesting.

Anyway, the Chevron Sands pattern is really nice, and would probably be nice with a solid color, or 'flecked' like MadelineTosh yarn.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
The wip is with a size 8 needle. I started with a 9 which is what the pattern calls for.
Thanks for the information.

What do you think about this Elann 'Tarantella' yarn I've got? It's like Jojoland Rhythm or Jojoland Melody. I picked up a bad of 5 for $32 on Amazon. Each ball is 436 yds of fingering.

If I use this yarn I'll ignore the directions for stripes, simply knitting along without changing balls...or alternating between two balls. That might create something interesting.

I bought this colorway for shawls for two of my young teen granddaughters.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lazy-girl-shawl

So, what do you think about Lazy Girl for one girl, Chevron Sands for the other girl?? I bought peach fingering for the contrast color on Lazy Girl Shawl.

Anyway, the Chevron Sands pattern is really nice, and would probably be nice with a solid color, or 'flecked' like MadelineTosh yarn.
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