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Old 02-06-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!! A few of us expressed interest in making the Einstein coat from Sally Melville's book, The Knitting Experience Book 1:The Knit Stitch.

If you want to take a look at it, here's a great link with picture and hints...

Come join us!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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Yay Andrea!!! Thanks for starting this.

I ordered my yarn last night about midnight from Joann's. It should be here in about a week. I can't wait to get started! Have you done any measurements to see what size to use?

I ended up w/ 10 balls of Patons Shetland Chunky ... I wanted 11, but they only had 10 left in the color I wanted -- Deep Taupe. That's about 1400 yards -- I would think that would be enough.
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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I ordered 14 balls of the Lopi...each ball has 110 yards...should be enough for whatever size I end up doing. I'm probably going to do either a large or XL. I'm not sure how to measure is it around your waist for the "A" measurement? Plus a few inches for an oversize fit? Any extras I can always use for felted bags :D
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I think -- for me -- I'm going to measure the widest part of my body for A ... hips?

I just measured -- 43" at the hips in jeans. I'm thinking that a size M would be plenty big. It's 50" @ measurement A ... that would leave 3.5" on either side. I think that would be loose enough. Plus, Size M uses 1200 yds. So I'll have 200 yds left. I'm sure I'll find *something* to do with that!
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Oh boy, thanks a lot, you guys! Not that I haven't got a half a dozen projects in the works, plus the year of the sweater project. I simply couldn't resist the prices at Smiley's and ordered both Lopi and the Shetland Chunky for Einstein coats. I am going to be so busted when the yarn starts spilling out of the closet into the guestroom...

OTOH, DH just bought a motorcycle, so I think that seriously overshadows my yarn budget .
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After seeing this coat everywhere, I realized a) i need to make one (or two....) b) that I already have the book!!! yay!!!!
i can't start this coat for quite a while, but I look forward to watching all of your progress!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by silveridger
Oh boy, thanks a lot, you guys! Not that I haven't got a half a dozen projects in the works, plus the year of the sweater project. I simply couldn't resist the prices at Smiley's and ordered both Lopi and the Shetland Chunky for Einstein coats. I am going to be so busted when the yarn starts spilling out of the closet into the guestroom...
Good for you!!! I'm glad you're playing!

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OTOH, DH just bought a motorcycle, so I think that seriously overshadows my yarn budget .
Excellent! What kind of bike? My DH and I also ride!
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Excellent! What kind of bike? My DH and I also ride!
He already has a Dukati Monster, the new bike is a KTM enduro bike. It's street legal (barely) and well suited for cross country riding. I do my own cross-country riding on a quad .
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wonderwool from elann. I saw this and though of this KAL.
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Wow, Ingrid! That is an awesome price on that yarn, and the COLORS!! I wonder if I can send my yarn BACK to Joann's. ;-) (Just kidding ... perhaps I'll get the wonderwool for something else, though.)
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