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Old 07-06-2005, 01:39 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
you're not supposed to do each one individually, are you?
Yuh huh. It's kinda like attaching short rows at the edge of the shawl.

And I'm going to figure out this stupid thing if it takes me 'til Christmas!!!! Can you believe Ingrid is *still* hanging in there with me on this??? Thank you Ingrid!!!

I really do feel like an idiot. I just can't seem to get turned around and knitting in the right direction. I'm just so tired now. :zzz:
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:05 AM   #22
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Yes, yes, yes, that's exactly right--the yarn is between the three stitches and the eight that you picked up. when you turn it around, it goes behind the i cord and you don't even see it. By jove, I think you've got it. After the first picture, I think you picked up more than eight from the tooth? I think you should have 8 and then 3 from the right needle. When I get home, if you still have trouble, I'm going to do another in front of the computer and write down each little step. Being able to explain what to do clearly has become my mission. Unfortunately I don't have pic ability.

Now after you're at the second picture and you're at the end of the tooth you pick up your eight stitches with the LEFT needle, going left to right. Your needle points are pointing at each other now. Pass the three stitches from the right to left and start at row one. The yarn is not where you expect it to be but just trust EZ and keep on trucking.
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:07 AM   #23
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INGRID!!!!!! I GOT IT!!!!!

And I'm really sort of embarrassed

I was forgetting to turn around after step 17!!!!!!!

After I turned around, everything you were saying made sense. Also, instead of pulling the yarn through the selvedge stitches, I simply picked up the selvedge itself and made it a stitch. That simplified the whole process, as well.

LOOKEEE ....
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:30 AM   #24
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All right ... I don't feel so bad now. I just knit another tooth, and you shouldn't turn around after the 17th step. The last 3 stitches end up on the right-hand needle, and then you use the left needle to pick up 8 from the selvedge up to the top where the 3 are waiting on the right needle. Then you pass them over, and start down the tooth with the attached i-cord again.

I think I could do this in my sleep now. I have a complete and total understanding of how to do attached i-cord now.
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WOO HOO!!!!!


Hurray, hurray for you!!! They turn out kind of cool, don't they! I may use these on a lizard sweater that my g'son wants, so I learned something, too.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
WOO HOO!!!!!


Hurray, hurray for you!!! They turn out kind of cool, don't they! I may use these on a lizard sweater that my g'son wants, so I learned something, too.
Ingrid, I can't thank you enough for hanging in there with me for the past FOUR days!!! If I could give you big hug, I would!

I am on my 5th tooth now. I have to finish this little mini shawl I'm knitting because my daughter has put "dibs" on it for her teddy bear! :-)

Thank you again, and again, and again!!!
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ALL THIS WAS FOR A TEDDY BEAR!! Just kidding! I was happy to help. I've yet to meet a knitting direction I couldn't figure out, so I felt I had to do this. It gave me something to chew on, and I learned something, too.


I hope the bear appreciates all the angst he put you through! :D
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
ALL THIS WAS FOR A TEDDY BEAR!! Just kidding! I was happy to help. I've yet to meet a knitting direction I couldn't figure out, so I felt I had to do this. It gave me something to chew on, and I learned something, too.


I hope the bear appreciates all the angst he put you through! :D
Oh, no no no!!! This test shawl is getting donated to the bear -- it's just a little version I was knitting to make sure I knew what I was doing before I knit the BIG version for my mom!! (see pics of the yarn in my blog thread --we're calling it Henry. :rofling: )

I really learned a lot from this whole experience, too. I really like the attached i-cord border. I think it would be really nice along the edge of a sweater or jacket -- not w/ the teeth, just the i-cord!

So, I have to ask, did you realize that you weren't turning at the end of step 17??? That was the whole crux of the problem for me. I was going in the wrong direction!
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Yes, I think I did. I think the key was the picking up with the left needle, so I saw that I had to go toward the right needle.

And yes, I read your blog, I knew it was practice. :D
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
And yes, I read your blog, I knew it was practice. :D
Oh, good, I thought you were serious.

As far as my DD is concerned, though, this test shawl is just as important as the "real" one I'll be knitting.
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