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Old 11-29-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Help!! Legwarmer pattern: needles and yarn
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I'm wanting to knit this legwarmer pattern:
http://magknits.com/June07/patterns/snowdrop.htm

It calls for using US size 4 and 5 DPN, however, I'm wanting to do this with a circular needle (12" long) and I only have a US size 6 circular needle. Can I still use this pattern?

ALSO, it says to use a yarn that is a DK weight, the yarn I want to use is an "Oh My!" yarn that is 100% Nylon it says to use US size 10 needles with that yarn. HELP!! I'm sooo confused!!

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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The gauge for the pattern is 38 stitches per 4 inches of ribbing. That's 9 1/4 stitches per inch!

I think what I'd do is try your yarn with your needles and see if you like the fabric it produces. If it's OK, then measure your gauge.

See how many stitches per inch you get and multiply that by the number of inches you need for the size you want. Round it to a multiple of 11 stitches and then you can use the pattern stitch in the pattern--just fewer repeats.
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Hmmm...what do you mean by fewer repeats??
I guess I'm still a little confused. Sorry...

Also, in Weekend Knitting there is a pattern for leg warmers and it says to use size 6 needles. But I like the cable pattern of the "Snowdrop" legwarmers. Can I go ahead and use the pattern form Weekend Knitting and just add the cable pattern??
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #4
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Sure you could do that. But you'll need to know how many sts each cable needs and see how many you can fit into the sts in the other pattern (that's the `repeats' that Ingrid mentioned).
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Oh! Okay, that makes sense! Great!

Also, I'm new to doing cables so I have another question and it's probably a stupid one...

Do I have to do this exact pattern in order to do the cables?:

"Rnds 1, 2, and 3: *P2, k1, p2, k6; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *P2, k1, p2, C6B; rep from * to end.
Rep rnds 1-4 until piece measures 14" [35.5 cm] from CO."

Or could I just insert "Slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work, k3, k3 from cable needle" anywhere in the row?

I hope that makes sense...
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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The pattern is making a certain looking cable, 3 rows, then twist, 3 rows then twist and so on. If you want to make it longer, then you would do the straight rounds more often, and then twist. Use imagination girl! "There are no mistakes in knitting, just variations in the pattern" to quote Ms. Zimmerman.
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Cables are like ribbing except for the row you do the twist, so you need to have a k6 in there somewhere - or knit 4 and do a 4 st cable. What you can do is add more ribs (p2, k1, p2) or change it out however you want. Take some scrap yarn and do several inches in the pattern as written. Then figure out how you'd change it.
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Thanks! After I posted, I thought about it longer and then I totally figured it out!! It so makes sense now! I'm excited and it's looking great!!


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