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Old 02-05-2008, 02:18 PM   #21
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How do you do this in two colors? The pattern doesn't mention it. Are you carring yarn? Hmm.
I might just do it with a variegated yarn.
Hey boo1. You change colors at the beggining of a row, and i think you should carried the yarn, that way you won't end up with a lot of tails to weave in.(learn the hard way... )
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #22
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Yay... Found y'all.... OK, I promised myself I wouldn't start anything new til I finished all my UFO's... but, who will know, besides myself??? And I forgive (myself) very easy.

I have been wanting to learn the mitred squares! Perfect... and I was going to use this KAL as also an opportunity to use different kinds of yarn (content), and try to get more familiar with all the choices out there! Whew!

Thanks Libbie! Oh, and I will be in on the Swap at the end as well... just in case you are keeping track...
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:03 PM   #23
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So I bought my yarn - I'm on a pale green and cream color kick right now - and I just started :^) I already love the way its coming along though. How fun!

BTW - I am definitely in for the swap as well. I assume that will all be figured out way later though.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:55 AM   #24
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I'm in! Sounds like a great way to learn some new things! And I actually don't have anything on the needles at the moment!!! Just finished a baby blanket for my soon to arrive niece!! Yeah! Now off to buy yarn!! Yipee!
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:11 AM   #25
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I don't think I'll do the swap, but I would love to follow along with the KAL. Right now I'm working on practice squares from a book I bought, but it would be a lot more fun share with everyone else!

I think that stockinette is one of those stitches, so I can work on this and still "count" it toward the ones in my book. (Following the book is not important, but I do love to check things off when I have an opportunity. )
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Good morning! Bad news yesterday. i had to frog my block. Next week i'll be getting some other yarn and then i can start again. I had problems getting the yarn i wanted, then when i finally found a site, they wont ship to spain. I found some other yarn, but then that site was having some computer issues... Anyway, i went to my beloved martina's site and got yarn!!!
Hope you guys are having better luck than me. Have a happy knitting day!
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #27
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Oh no! Why did you have to frog your block Sig?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:34 AM   #28
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I am working on my block - it is almost completed.

I probably won't be able to post or read anything on here for a few days. Don't worry I'll be back.

I am stage manager of a play and we are down to final rehearsals, finishing painting the set and the other odds and ends that get crunched just before opening night.

We open Feb 15.
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
Oh the mitered square is easy! After you know how many sts to cast
on for the size of block you want, for a mitered square you will cast
on double that. So in the example above it was 54 sts for a 12" square so to make a mitered square I would cast on 108. Then, what I find easiest when doing them, place a marker at the halfway
point.
Row 1: Knit all the way across.
Row 2: Knit to two sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, knit 2 together, knit remaining sts.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 4 stitches left and you are
ready to do another decrease row (row 2). SSK, k2tog-2 stitches
left. Next row K2tog and finish off (pull yarn tail through remaining
stitch to finish).

When you start the cast on edge is flat like ____, after knitting for a bit and doing the decreases the cast on edge will start to look like
this \__ and when you are done the cast on edge will be like this
|__ .

Google Mitered squares in knitting or domino knitting and you
will find tons of info on it!

This is a great square to get practice using the left leaning ssk and
right leaning k2tog decreases

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So how come the Mason Dixon pattern has the decreases changing every other row?
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Originally Posted by evona View Post
Oh no! Why did you have to frog your block Sig?
hello! well i froged the square to use that beautiful yarn on something else. I don't have much of a stash, that is why i had to buy some yarn for the blanket. Right now i'm knitting some sort of neck warmer... no patter just made it up with the debbie bliss. I hope i'll get the yarn next week to star this project.
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