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Old 08-27-2008, 02:17 PM   #421
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Yes, just a light overcast kind of stitch. I forget what you call it.

Whip stitch?

Ginny, your Celtic scarf is GORGEOUS!
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #422
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Those facings look great! What a great idea and I'm going to borrow
it After I finish my CPH I'm going to make my dd a zip up sweater
so I can learn to install a zipper and I was wondering what to do with
the "raw" zipper edges inside. Perfect solution!

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #423
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Ginny I love your scarf. very nice.

Shortnsweetly Your sweater is really coming along. I have the foam interlocking pieces that fit together and people use them on the floors in garages etc. works perfectly. got them from Costco here in the UK for 8 for a pack of 8-9 pieces 2foot square. Personally I would not bother spending a fortune on blocking boards when these work just as well. there are a lot of other things I would rather spend my money on, like more yarn.LOL

I have finally stopped procrastinating and frogged my first attempt at the sleeve. have started again both sleeves together. cast on for the size 44 but am increasing to get the with in the arm for the size 48. So am increasing every 6 row 12 or 13 times.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:29 AM   #424
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Just purchased the PERFECT yarn for my Viking edition CPH; Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed in color 20014. It's a natural color with clecks of blue in it. I got it on ebay $88.00 for 26 skeind (it retails for $6.95 a skein). I'm so excited, can't wait to "cast on".
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:07 PM   #425
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Ohhh sounds so yummy! I am gonna run over to the yarndex and webs and see if I can find your color!

Ok, I'm back! I had a hard time finding your color #14 (20014). But I think I finally found it. Is your yarn a light silvery grey with the blue flecks? If so, it is gorgeous! Can you right-click the Ebay yarn photo, save it to your computer...then upload it to your Flickr or Photobucket...and paste it here in the CPH thread? I'm dying to see it.

The Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed is a wonderful yarn in all the colors that I've seen! Good for you!

And holy moly...you got 26 skeins for $88???? WOW!!! That is $3.38 per skein! And it's also 2,834 yards!
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:49 PM   #426
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My guess is it is a discontinued color so I am hoping I have enough (haven't figured it out yet). If I don't have enough I can always use it for the Cardigan for Arwen. But I think I do have enough.
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If you have 26 skeins @ 109 yds...totaling 2,834 yds...you will have more than enough yarn for up to the size 48" for sure. The larger sizes require 2,928-3,660 yds...or so sayeth the pattern directions.

I made the size 46"...but my CPH took way way less yarn than the pattern stated. I dunno why. I used 12 skeins of Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed. Total of 1,152 yds. Yet the pattern said I would need 1,647 for the size 44". It is still a mystery to me. Even IF I miscounted and had actually used 13 skeins, that is still much less yardage than the pattern said I'd need.

BTW: the pattern gives sizes 44" then 48". I made the 46" this way: I cast on (and followed directions for the 44") but used a slightly larger gauge using the US9 needle. My gauge swatch was 4 1/8" for the 17st in width. This 1/8" increased width per 17st rendered a size 46" garment.

The 48" was way too big...the 44" was a bit too small.
I didn't want a "jacket" that couldn't be worn with a shirt underneathe!
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:46 PM   #428
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I will need a 50 between big boobs and the shoulders of a linebacker my "top" is my biggest assest.

Do you think this is the same color?
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Debbi..._Yarn-619.html
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You could follow the pattern directions for the size 48"...but use a needle that will give you a bit more than 4" per 17st...like I did with the size 44".

You and I are both in between the sizes stated.

The size 48" says you'll need 1,830 yds.
The size 52" says you'll need 2,928 yds.
I don't understand the huge increase in yardage requirements from size 48" to 52".

But if you are making the size 48" using a slightly bigger gauge, I think you will have more than enough yardage with your 26 skeins of Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed (2,834 yds)!!!

I'm betting you'll have lots leftover in fact!

I love the color of your yarn! Very crisp, very unique!

Knit on Good Woman!

Remember, the measurements are the measurements for the finished garment itself...not our own bust measurement. You measure your bust, and then factor in the 'ease' or 'roominess' that you want.

Here's what I do: I take a cloth tape measure...reel out 48" (for example) and create a 48" circle around my bust with it. If it seems HUGE...I know the garment will be too big. And vice versa.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:19 PM   #430
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I know when I made the other two I had LOTS of yarn left over ( a skein or more). I am going to order 3 skeins of the 14 from Yarnmarket. It looks to be the same color. If it is slightly different I can use it for the hood and it will likk like it is supposed to be that way. If I don't need it I can knit a baby sweater with it!!
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