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Old 11-07-2009, 08:00 AM   #631
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I finally finished my CPH, but still need to sew in the zipper... It turned shorter than all the other CPH's, because i took 3" off the bottom ribbing, but i actually like it that way, because then i just pull the undershirt down and it's fine. I'll post pics as soon as i install the zipper, hopefully this week.
ArtLady, your pictures are gorgeous! Love that weather up the mountains. Our weather is having a nervous breakdown, i think. IT goes from rainty, stormy, floody to sandstorms and white skies. Hopefully it'll make up it's mind soon and we'll have a wet winter like we need, otherwise our water supply will have to come from Turkey!
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:44 PM   #632
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Thanks Nat! We just love those mountains! We're city-bound until next Spring now, and we already miss it.

I can hardly wait to see your CPH! It is really an all-time favorite of mine!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #633
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I did some tension samples and 5mm needles are fine. I have done the back ribbing and when I get home tonight will start the cables.

It is lovely wool to knit with and knits up very even and smooth.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #634
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Great! Can't wait to see your CPH!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:42 PM   #635
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Hi all! I saw the pattern for the CPH and had to have it! I bought it and started working it and then I found this KAL! Needless to say, I am starting over and thank you all for being here with all your great advice! I have read through all 64 pages of this thread and it took me two days! LOL I now realize the importance of proper prior planning!

So here is my plan so far... I plan on making the size 56 and lengthening it by about 3 inches. Leaving the cables the same and not adding any. I plan to follow the pattern and make the sweater in pieces and seaming. But I am left with this question... How much yarn do I need?!!? I know that I don't need 3660 yards, but I went on Ravelry and found that in the larger sizes people used anywhere from 1200 to 2400 yards of yarn! I don't get how can someone use 1900 yards for a size 48 and someone else use 1300 yards for the largest size? I know we all have a unique gauge, but this is leaving my head spinning. I'll post this same question on Rav, but any advice at all is greatly appreciated! I've got my eye on that mushroom color in LB wool ease and I wanna buy my yarn! LOL
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:22 PM   #636
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Oh boy that's a good one! I don't know how someone knitting the sz 48 could use more yardage than the person knitting the sz 60 (largest size).

I think it's a discrepancy on the part of the knitter, in keeping track of her yardage! Or, something amiss with the Rav software...like maybe she clicked on the wrong yarn, OR the Rav software 'computed' the total yardage for the sweater with different yardage data. For example, sometimes a particular yarn brand currently has 109 yds per ball. But older balls of the same yarn used to have 210 yds. Rav software might not discriminate between the two. So when she enters 12 balls, Rav software gives a total yardage of 1308...when in actuality, her older yarn gave her 2,520 yds!

There is nooo way sizes 44-60 could be knit 'at correct gauge' with 1300 yds.

But, as to your question: how many yards will you need to knit the sz 56? The pattern says 3,294. (18 hanks of Tahki Donegal Wool x 183 yds each) You want to knit yours 3" longer? Be on the safe side. Purchase 20 skeins. That will give you 3,940 yds. I think the skeins have 197 each, times 20=3,940 yds.

It is much better to have leftover yarn! If you purchase it from a local store, you could take back the extra skeins!

Another thought: how comfortable are you with buying just 10-15 skeins?
Are you sure you can still get your color and dyelot if you run out?

A gauge discrepancy can also throw off people's "yardage claims" in their Rav folder, too. I wouldn't put too much stock into yardage claims. There are too many variables.

I highly suggest that you "overbuy" your yarn...and take back the extra. Or, find another use for it! Such as scarves, hats and mittens for yourself, or for gifts.

Let us know what you decide to do! Happy Knitting!
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #637
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Thanks for the advice. since I am a compulsive knitter, I ended up going with 15 skeins of my yarn. I'm pretty sure in fact almost positive I can get more in the same dye lot if I need to so I am off to cast on! I'll try to keep youa ll informed. I ended up settling on the color Pea Green because Vana's Choice yarn was on sale 2 for 4. Call me cheap or just call me ready to knit! LOL
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:14 PM   #638
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So, what yarn did you buy?

Pea Green LB Wool-ease? Or, Pea Green Vana's Choice?
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:16 PM   #639
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I went with VC. I really love that color. I have a ton of hats I crocheted in it, I just couldn't resist when I saw it on sale! LOL
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Oh wow! It is a nice color! And I particularly love the CPH in green! Oh my! Your CPH may only cost $30 before buttons! I'm green with knitter envy!
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