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Old 04-14-2008, 09:47 AM   #51
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I am using chunky yarn and 6.5mm needles that are 100cm long I am guessing that is the same as a 32 inch cable if you don't count the length of the needles.
so far I am on row 77 and have 344 stitches on the needle and have room for more without them ending up on the needles themselves. If you use a thinner yarn I imagine you will be OK, at least for a while, unless you are doing 140 or so rows like Mary. When I am not knitting on it the kids like to muck about and run around the house with it on their head they think I am making a giant hat.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:48 AM   #52
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By the way Mary your blanket is beautiful.

Have you finished extending the chart for your blanket. would be interested to know how many stitches you will end up with.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:14 AM   #53
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Karina, I'm on #80 now, and should have the same as you at this point. Just went onto 40" circulars. I should end up with 792 sts. when completed. Haven done circular afghans before, I know for a fact that it does help with blocking to move the needle size up when nearing the last few increase rounds. Since I'm on size 6s now, will move up to 7s and may finish the last knit rounds and BO with 8s. I still have a long way to go and figure I'm at the halfway mark... I haven't finished extending the chart yet.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:55 AM   #54
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Did not realize about the size increase, thanks for that bit of info. I think I will extend the pattern a bit, maybe by four or five increases. so by the time I finish the last increase on the chart I should go to a 7mm and then cast off in an 7.5mm would that work?
That is a shocking amount of stitches you will end up with. You will like work a row a day towards the end. Do they make bigger circulars than 40", I think you might need one. or use two circulars one for each half of stitches like you do on socks.
Can't wait to see the finished result.
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I did this one, with over 540 sts. on 36" circulars and it really wasn't a problem. It was a scrap/leftover yarn piece and the yarns were heavy worsted, worsted and some bulky. The needle size was 10.5 and it is approximately 60" diameter.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...urrent=002.jpg

Yes, I think going up from 7mm to 7.5mm would help. The outer edges want to curl up if your bind off is too tight. So I just go up on needle size to allow for that.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:44 PM   #56
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That is a very nice afghan, love the little lace detail on the edge. I'm sure I have come agross this before. did you do a oval/rectangular one in green in might have been crochet?
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The green and white on my photo site is going to be a felted rug, when I get back to it and it's knitted. I know how to crochet a little, just prefer knitting.

The edging on the multi colored circular afghan was taken from another gorgeous, piece someone sent to me for edging... Old Shale Tablecloth:http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...tablecloth.htm
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Okay, up to round 47. I am now on 24" needles and it's getting a little scrunchy. Here's a pic to show you how it looks so far. Does anyone know when I should go onto the 40"ers? I think that if I had 32/36" I could have gone right on there.
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Hmmm, round 47 has 168 sts., that would be kinda tight on 40". You should be able to move onto 40's on about the 57th round. Just my opinion, with the worsted weight, you might be able to on the 52nd.

It looks great!
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Hmmm, round 47 has 168 sts., that would be kinda tight on 40". You should be able to move onto 40's on about the 57th round. Just my opinion, with the worsted weight, you might be able to on the 52nd.

It looks great!
THANKS! You're the best! I'll try that on the 52 or the 57 round. And see how actually tight it is getting.
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