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Old 08-26-2008, 08:07 PM   #411
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I'll take your humble opinion any day Artlady! I love how your pieces came out, so I think I'll block them in pieces like you suggested. I'm visiting my mother this weekend, and it will be nice to have a little blocking party for Saturday afternoon. I'll use the unicorn wash like you suggested too!
I've noticed the hood comes out with a point on it. Since this will be my first hood, I don't know if there is any way to avoid that. But are there any tricks so the hood comes out rounder?
I appreciate all the help. I certainly wouldn't have gotten this far without this KAL. I don't know any knitters in my area, and this has been my only place to ask questions!
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:26 PM   #412
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I agree with Artlady. I am a much less experienced knitter but have ALWAYS blocked before seaming, it actually makes seaming easier. I use the wash rinse and block method as well.

I've been looking over the modifications and am excited to star my "modified" CPH! Just have to find the perfect yarn
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #413
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Originally Posted by shortnsweetly View Post
I've noticed the hood comes out with a point on it. Since this will be my first hood, I don't know if there is any way to avoid that. But are there any tricks so the hood comes out rounder?

I noticed the "pixie point" too, and didn't want the "pixie point" for my own CPH...so, when I was seaming the top of the hood...I stitched the tip in a bit blunter. When you get to it, you'll see how you'll be able to modify that "pixie point". I think it looks cute on the young model...but not for a gal like myself!

Here's my DD in her green CPH. I modified her "pixie point" a bit, too!
More so on mine, but still a bit for hers, too.


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Old 08-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #414
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Great idea Artlady! I can't wait to add my hood and finally take some pictures!
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:48 AM   #415
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ArtLady, thanks for the tips on the sleeve shortening! I didn't
need it this time around but I was sure getting concerned towards
the end hehe. I'll definitely be saving your suggestion for future
reference as it seems I have short arms that are nicely rounded (I think that's the polite way to say short fat arms Also, thanks
for the pointers on the hood...I don't really want that pointy
bit either!

Shortnsweetly, I always block my pieces first as well This is my
first adult sized sweater but I have made quite a few for my little
girl. The first one I did the blocking after it was sewn together. The
second one I tried the blocking first and, to me, it made things a lot
easier! I haven't tried washing first so on my next sweater I will.
So far what I have done is soak my pieces in tepid water and then
squish all the water out. No Wringing! Then pin out to shape and let
dry completely.

GinnyG, are you going to use the cables from the Viking Version or
substitute your own? Can't wait to see what you do...I love
Celtic/Viking cabling!


Got the back finished and it's blocking and now I'm anxiously
waiting it to get dry so I can get on with it! Hurry up and wait now haha...

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I think I will do the celtic cable, I've done a scarf before so have the hang of it and really LOVE the saxon braid. It's one of the reasons I got "bored" with the CPH, once you have done the fancy cable the plain is... well,,,, BORING.

Here is a picture of my saxon braid scarf (I posted it awhile back in whatcha knitting)
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That's a lovely scarf! Yep, I know what you mean about the cables.
Too simple ones start to get a bit boring after awhile. The cable
I did (the same one as on your scarf btw) was complex enough to
keep it interesting and yet easy enough that I could memorize it
and just sit and knit without looking at the pattern. The more complex
cable on the Viking version from the website Karina posted...I don't
know if I would have ever memorized it!

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I finally figured out how to post pictures! I blocked my back and front right pieces and they're sitting on the deck in the sun to dry. I'm a poor college student, so I'm waiting to get a blocking board for Christmas. I had to settle on using an ironing board and a rubber play mat. They worked fine, but I can't wait to get the real thing. I'm excited how everything is turning out, and I can't wait to get started on my hood!
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As you know...I added the zipper to my CPH. I decided that facings were necessary for 2 reasons: to hide the hand stitching on the reverse side, and to give the entire zipper (and the zipping up process) more substance.

Anyhoo, I knit the 2 facings from top to bottom, using st st...and then just applied them to the reverse side of my zipper's ribbing. It was real easy, and I am very happy with the outcome.

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What a great idea!! One of the things I didn't like about my CPH was the way it looked inside with the hand stitched zipper, never thought of that! Did you just slip stitch it in place?
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