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Old 09-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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I would just cast on with the smaller needle and the normal number of stitches.

As for the slipping..I would also probably always slip the same purlwise with yarn in back and then move it as necessary. But, you could also slip purlwise with the yarn in front for purl on purl rows and in the back on knit rows. It's really not critical to the pattern as far as I can tell. If it was the designer would specify.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #12
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I can't thank you guys enough for your replies! You've been a great help.

The cast on is 120, not 126 as I thought and it is divisible by 4. Instead of 90 I cast on 88 which is also divisible by 4. I'm going to see what happens now when I make my turns.

Gramma if you're starting on this one anytime soon the word is to start with less stitches as and a smaller needle since so many of the comments have been that the end product is gi-normous. I'm also keeping my ribbing rather tighter than usual since I'd like it to be snug.

Okay, going to try this now and see where I end up on every turn and how I'll approach it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #13
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Hi Jan, just missed your post. Many of the comments were to cast on less including the smaller needle, but you're probably right I about getting away with just a smaller needle!

Will get back to you on progress soon!
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:40 AM   #14
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On the seventh row and all is well

The pattern is set up so that the ribbing is treated in sets of 4, which I was completely oblivious to starting out. When I decreased the number of stitches I never took this into account -- I generally do, but this time I used another knitter's number without really thinking about it.

The pattern indicates to set up markers at the end of each row to work up to before turning. Right now I always end with a set of 2 knit stitches, and turning to start the row with a set of purl stitches. The yarn is always in the front (after turning) and I am consistently slipping purlwise - very neat and easy. Before this was not the case since every time I ended a row I was alternating with either a set of knit or purl stitches and I had a feeling this was not right because of the inconsistency.

Thanks again for helping me think this through. I'm so glad to be here!
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:00 AM   #15
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Glad it's working out now!
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #16
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Hey everyone! Just wanted to touch base with you on my FO.

The fit was perfect with co 88, 92 would have been just fine as well. The yarn I used was the recommended 127 Print by Filatura di Crosa. It's discontinued but I was able to get my hands on a couple of skeins online. I might make another one very soon using Noro Kureyon, I think that yarn is recommended as well and these look nicer in color (I started mine with neutrals).

You're a great bunch! Thanks again

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #17
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I'm glad you got it done. If you'd like to post a photo, I'd love to see your FO.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #18
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Here ya go! Still needs a nice button, will block it tonight (I actually love blocking )
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Cool! I love it! It looks like it's smiling!

Thanks for all the good advice about smaller needles and casting on fewer stitches. I have some sport weight Felici that I might use for one of these.

I picked up on the 4 st repeat and knew it would have an effect on the short row turning but didn't think to mention it. I'm sorry. I am glad you figured it out.
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That is beautiful, Jemm!
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