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Old 07-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #11
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #12
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Where can you get the pattern?
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:04 AM   #13
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Absolutely! Here are all the specs:

The pattern calls for 20 balls of Plymouth Encore (80% acrylic, 20% wool) 3.5 oz (100g); 200 yds (180m); 9 wraps per inch; #256 Aran color, and approx 1 ball per square.

Gauge is 19 sts and 26 rows to 4" over stockinette stitch using size 4.5mm (US7) needles

Knitting needles are sizes 5-8 (3.74mm-5mm)


The best part is that this is an afghan so gauge is not as important as with something that's going to be worn. You can definitely find cheaper yarns at Micheals/JoAnns/AC Moore/Hobby Lobby using these specs as your guide. I think most worsted weight yarns would work just fine.

The pattern can be purchased for about $12.95 from these sites:
The Needle Arts Book Shop - scroll about half way down
Stitches Market
KCG Trading - UK source, scroll half way dwon
Websters
Amazon

Let me know if any other questions come up! I'm so excited to be finally working on this again and to share my obsession. My second square is almost finished and the cables are just beautiful!
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:02 AM   #14
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I cannot express how beautiful that is. But oh, the work it would take!

I will defenitly keep this in mind to make for my home someday. Maybe in like 2 years from now I can make it to give me a chance to grow as a knitter (seeing as I only have about 2 months knitting) and save up for it.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:09 AM   #15
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I think stirsmommy has the right idea. If you think of each square as it's own little project it's not as intimidating. I purchased all of the yarn for this over a year ago. Now I'm just going to try to knit a square in between other projects. It will get done eventually - but then again I'm a process knitter and not a project knitter. I think if I only worked on this project until it was done I probably wouldn't enjoy it as much as I am now.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:13 AM   #16
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You can also get the GAAA book from the library for free! That's my favorite sourse for patterns. The way I see it, the library holds all my favorite patterns and whenever I want one I just go and get it! You can also get it here:

http://www.powells.com/biblio/66-9781893762176-1

and on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250142363268

But the best place is to support your local bookseller
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:12 AM   #17
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Great point feministmama!

BTW-I finished my second square last night and it is by far my favorite. I should have a new picture up on my blog within the hour!
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:38 AM   #18
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I think I joined that knit along...would love HELP with square 50 - Susan Rainey's mini sweater. When I do Chbart C, Row 2 (P3tog, inc 2 etc) I end up with 13 sts instead of 15. Any suggestions? Thank you so much.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:33 AM   #19
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I have started on the Susan Rainey square...mini sweater front is almost done; and have started the Carol Adams square..don't like to be bored, so with these two I now have about 5 projects on-needle...LOL. Rainey square really is quite easy, I think, so far. My plan is to do the Rainey square, 9 others twice, plus 1 for 20 squares. I figure once I do a square, the second time will be EASY and fun. Thanks to all who answered my questions.
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I have this pattern book (is that what you would call it?) but I'm in no way ready to even try it! When I am ready, I hope there is a group like this still going! I also would like to do the GAA. Maybe some day...
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