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Old 09-10-2013, 05:47 AM   #11
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I'm one of those people that the harder I try to do something faster the more I mess up.
Same here

I guess one should try it slow first and once you get the hang of it move faster and faster and faster - and mess up and try again . I bet the key word is experience, experience and experience.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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Apparently there is more than one 'World's Fastest Knitter'
This woman is from Scotland and looks pretty kicked back to me. It is mesmerizing to watch.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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Never in a million years! Wow... How on earth... Seriously... I have no words for such a speed. You Go, Fast Knitting Lady!

Meanwhile, in my little corner of the world where I knit one needle while she does a whole sweater I managed to finish my WingSpan:

That's still on the needle and with the lifelines. It worked fine with straight needles, but I have to admit that it became quite heavy in the end I never thought about that - just whether it would fit or not. But I actually started to feel my wrist while knitting So I took a bit more breaks than I anticipated.

Here is it casted off:

However, I still have the lifelines in because there is enough yarn to make a 9th triangle... I'm wondering whether I should It is fine now and fits around my neck quite right - but if I would stop now I'd have all that yarn left and I don't quite know what to do with it while I'm sure it looks good in this shawl.

Is there a wingspan-bracelet or something I could make to go with this?
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #14
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Wow, that's really pretty!!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:07 AM   #15
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I went for another triangle - so glad I had those lifelines It worked perfectly and once I decided for the 9th triangle I had it done in one evening.



Of course it wasn't all that smooth. I did miss putting one stitch on the lifeline as I found out when I had already casted off. I tried to fix that, but got weary of it and just sew the stitch into the shawl so it would unfold Then I found another 'loose' stitch in the 8th triangle and I really wonder how I missed that one all the time I sew that one into the shawl too. It is visable on one side but not the other - and even then you have to look really hard. Do you see them?



Having finished, I don't quite like the little holes that appear in the final knitting of the shortened rows. The pattern said I could knit the stitches that appeared like they should be knitted wrapped, wrapped - but I don't have the experience to see that. So I wondered at every stitch and decided to "just knit straight". I can logically asume that every 3th stitch (as one has the repeat 1sl2k) should be knitted wrapped, but as I messed up the stitches sometimes I couldn't really count on that Yeah, I guess I'm a bit of a messy knitter. I'm glad this shawl allows for it

BTW there is still some yarn left Even though I used thicker needles and added an extra triangle. So I guess it is safe to say that the said amount of yarn in the pattern is quite sufficient

Still no clue on what to do with the rest though... I could make a wrist warmer / bracelet but I really wonder whether I would ever wear that. Can one do a wrist warmer in the wingspan-style? That might be interesting to try
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Knitbeg - that is so beautiful! I the colors you chose. You must be a faster knitter than you think, that is fine yarn, isn't it? You got one triangle done in an evening, what size needle did you use?

I think it was here on KH, I read about someone using lifelines in case they didn't have enough yarn and needed to rip back to a certain point. That is a good use for a lifeline, I'm going to keep that in mind.

Wave Wristlet If you have enough yarn leftover, this would look nice in that yarn.
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Thank you. I didn't pick the yarn myself, it was a gift - and one I am very, very happy with.

The yarn is meant for needles 2-3 mm and I used straight needles size 4 mm. The yarn has 2 strands and I did have some problems always sticking into both strands AND avoiding the trap of sticking into the row below instead of the stitch on the needle. I made that mistake a lot in the beginning.

That WaveWristlet would be perfect, thank you so much! I've been searching everywhere, but looking for 'triangle patterns' and that didn't give quite what I was looking for. Thank you so much!
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Never in a million years! Wow... How on earth... Seriously... I have no words for such a speed. You Go, Fast Knitting Lady!
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That is sooooooo beautiful! My fave pair of socks has a stitch that somehow was missed and I was not undoing the short row heels to fix it so I used a bit of yarn and secured it on the back. Sometimes that's the best way IMO.
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Thank you, it is good to know I'm not the only one who fixes stuff this way The fact that it isn't that noticable is quite the eye-opener... I might be inclined to take the easy way out more often

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As for the WaveWristlet, I figured I should try my hand on it with some stash yarn first, as I have never really knitted in the round before. I tried starting on gloves last year, but in the end my aunt made the beginning of the ribbing around the wrist and I never had the guts to start knitting any further I might go back to that project though (winter is coming), as knitting in the round isn't as hard as it seems. Still, I almost prick my eyes out with the dpns that are supposed to just hang there while knitting but somehow turn vertical on me I actually pondered on wearing safety glasses And I would if I had them.
I posted the result of my try at the WaveWristlet in my bracelets thread, post#8.
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