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Old 07-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #331
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #332
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Julie, that blue color is really nice, it looks great!

Ok, I'm getting ready to start making my first CPH and have a question
that may have already been asked here but I'm gonna ask it anyway!
Is there any reason why I should not knit this in one piece up to the
armholes? I was thinking of just casting on for front and back
together and knitting it as a single piece until it's time to do the
armholes then splitting and knitting it seperately. What d'ya think?

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Old 08-05-2008, 10:39 AM   #333
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I have seen some people have done it that way on Ravelry so I suppose there is no reason why you can't do it that way. I think Artlady did mention that when you knit in pieces the pattern allow one stitch on each side for seaming. I am not sure If that means you will have to to one less stitch for each of the fronts and two for the back. or else it just will be a little bit bigger that the seamed version which will probably be OK since it is not a fitted cardigan.

What yarn and colour have you chosen for your CPH and are you doing the original or Viking or something completely different.
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
Julie, that blue color is really nice, it looks great!

Ok, I'm getting ready to start making my first CPH and have a question
that may have already been asked here but I'm gonna ask it anyway!
Is there any reason why I should not knit this in one piece up to the
armholes? I was thinking of just casting on for front and back
together and knitting it as a single piece until it's time to do the
armholes then splitting and knitting it seperately. What d'ya think?

Libbie
Thanks, & like Karina said in the post above, people have done it on Ravelry. I think that the seaming is easy & it's probably easier to block 3 pieces instead of 1 big piece unless you have a big blocking board or towel or something.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:38 AM   #335
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Oh indeed, I didn't think about the blocking. I definitely have very
limited space for that (the kitchen table hehe). Need to think on it
some more...I don't mind seaming, I was just thinking it might be
easier to do it in one piece....*thinking*

Karina, I'll probably just use my old workhorse 7 Veljestä. It's the
right weight and I checked on Ravelry and 4 other people have used
it on their CPH and had no problems to report. I can't decide on the
color...that's the only thing holding me back. I found some dark
grey, dark green or kind of dark denim-y blue that I just can't decide
which I'd prefer as I really like all those haha... I'm definitely doing
the Viking version. I've been wanting a cabled cardigan for awhile
and just hadn't found "the one" and settled for the CPH as it was the
one I liked best of the ones I found but ever since you introduced
me to the Viking version it has just felt "right". I owe you!

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #336
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The Viking Version was what turned my eye as well, before that it was just a nice cardigan I might have done at sometime in the future. I think we both probably both owe Julie I think she found it first.

I am still on the last little bit of my front. keep looking at it but other things keep distracting me. Like the 13 inch Chocolate cake the kids and I have just made. Yum.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_reci...e-by-Nati.html

here is a link to the recipe. I have to admit I add about 30g more cocoa and a little vanilla essence to the mix. the kids (and I) love this cake. this Web site is also a find through Julie. I tell you that girl is trouble. LOL
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thanks Karina! I'll take credit for finding the Viking version but Tami (aka fibrenut) turned me onto the website for the cake.

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:11 AM   #338
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OH no, just what I need, a yummy cake recipe! I copied it and will try
it and can only hope it is disgusting hehe

I read some more on Ravelry about seaming vs knitting all in one piece
and I think I'm just going to seam. If the pattern was for dropped
sleeves I'd do it in one piece but several people pointed out
that the fitted sleeves are just easier to ease in if all the seams are
open and that certainly made sense to me I'm actually getting quite
anxious to get started!

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:21 AM   #339
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Hi Libbie!

You are right about that! I am so happy you decided to knit the FRONTS and BACK and SLEEVES separately!

Some of the CPH knitters also knit the sleeves in the round to avoid seaming. But then you just trade one problem (if seaming is a problem) for another challenge: seaming a sleeve "tube" into a literal arm "hole". Gah!

Be sure and "knit" the end stitches of each row... both right side facing and wrong side facing. This will create what is called an 'edge stitch'. The edge stitch really helps the mattress seaming go like a hot knife through butter! You can SEE exactly where to insert your tapestry needle!

And I use DMC Pearl Cotton for all seaming. It also goes lickety-split! It is cheap and strong.
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Thanks ArtLady! Nice to have confirmation on a decision from an
established knitter such as yourself!

I learned the little trick about the "edge stitch" from some Elsebeth
Lavold patterns and have used it ever since whether a pattern
suggests it or not It definitely made a difference in seaming
for me!

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