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Old 06-16-2005, 10:12 AM   #21
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I know this thread is not about shrugs, but I wanted to suggest this one--so cute! I haven't quite started, but I bought the pattern and it is knit in one piece. Also, you can just knit a big rectangle and seam up the sides to form sleeves for a super-simple one!
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:21 AM   #22
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Okaaaaay, I'm going to take a picture any minute/day now!

I love them but I think I might've made a mistake by wanting lots of different colors and.... well, since I'm new to doing that, I have a whole BUNCH of ends to be sewn in. I did carry some yarn but then I cut some others... oh well...

(camera not working, whoops low battery)

Hey Beldy! Kelly, those are some fun socks there. Thanks! These little guys are addictive. Where is the BIG AFGHAN I should also be working on!

Kemp I love that yarn, looks so soft.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:24 AM   #23
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shrugs!
oops, looks like we're gravitating towards shrugs... that's what I want to do Kemp, design my own. I've been studying these

http://www.interweave.com/knit/inter...structions.pdf

and trying to decide if I want to try one. The ones I like the best I'm not sure if I can do.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:33 AM   #24
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Try these:

http://www.interweave.com/knit/inter...structions.pdf

I am making the pink ribbed shrug. It is incredibly easy, but the instructions are wrong. They call for 134 cast on, but if you subtract two for the ends of the row, 132 does not divide by 3 for the decrease row. So I cast on 138.
I'm using Plymouth Encore, it's nice and soft. I finished the last row last night. Now I have to figure out how to bind off in p1k1. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. And best of all 16yo (on Tuesday) DD thinks it's cool. I'm am so humbled and amazed.

So I'm off to the yarn shop at noon for sock yarn (and probably some help with finishing the shrug).
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:54 AM   #25
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wait a minuuuuuute.... sara,

did you and I just post that site at the same time!!!!! ????

how weird is that
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p.s.s. looking at that pink shrug, I was thinking of making it so thanks for that tip... You saw that before you started huh?
You must read a pattern through very thoroughly before starting.

Wondering if you like the little ruffles at the end of the sleeves. I thought it might be too 'cutesy' for me but like the simplicity of the rest of it.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:51 PM   #27
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OK HELP
Wow, I must've been dreamin' to think I could do this in a cinch.

what was I thinking????

Ok, I have to admit, I can do socks but I haven't done a lot of little tricky stuff. Kemp, did you make these or do you understand how to make them? (I'll bet Kelly knows how, somebody must know how!)

Um, after the really simple part, when you put the stitches on the holder... for the toe... then it says to cast on 4 sts to the rem 40 sts.

So, does that mean casting 4 sts onto the 4th needle coz that's what you just knit and you're about to knit needle 1.

AND are you supposed to knit these 40 sts in the round? I don't think so..... that looks impossible with the stitch holder, so that means I knit back and forth? oh geez, this looked so simple. ha

hmmmmmmmmm Time to start that big easy afghan I think...
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Originally Posted by Victoise
p.s.s. looking at that pink shrug, I was thinking of making it so thanks for that tip... You saw that before you started huh?
You must read a pattern through very thoroughly before starting.

Wondering if you like the little ruffles at the end of the sleeves. I thought it might be too 'cutesy' for me but like the simplicity of the rest of it.
Oh, Vic. I'm not smart enough to read the pattern first! I did the first six rows, realized as I started decreasing with the k3tog that by golly, 132 has never divided by three, so I frogged the entire thing. I will try to remember to do the math first from now on, but I don't hold out much hope for myself. I always want to start knitting NOW!

The ruffle is not very frou-frou. It's only about an inch long. I made it in black, so the ruffle just becomes a detail. It's going to look great with her confirmation dress and then she can wear it with jeans and t-shirts. We'll post a pic of it soon. I might have to make one for myself!

PS- I met a lady at the LYS who made the same shrug with Plymouth Sunsette. She loved the pattern and how quickly it knit, too. (She is rail thin, so she decreased the size of it.)
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And speaking of socks--I bought some Sunsette to make a pair of the socklets. I'll have to start tomorrow, we're going to a dinner tonight. I can't wait!
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Ha ha, well you've taught us a lesson Sara about reading that pattern first. I've NEVER done that, well I skim through quickly but never noticed the math much. liiiiiiiiive and learn

Maybe I'll just wait til you get to that toe to see how you handle it!

(unless I get that knowledgeable person coming through here soon)
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