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Old 02-01-2009, 06:28 PM   #51
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I've got my book!!!! I love Audrey, Gayle and Kirsten. Now to seriously get searching for yarn.
Yay!!! I've done it!! I have ordered 12 50gr balls of Sirdar Calico Double Knit in Chambray colour. It's 60% cotton, 40% acrylic and knits to the same gauge as the Marla pattern. That works out at $NZ90.00 plus postage. The one I really liked was just too pricey. Hope it arrives before Thursday afternoon. We have a public holiday on Friday (Waitangi Day) and I would love to have it before then.

But... I must finish the socks I am knitting for Dads 84th birthday present before I start..........

What cast on are you all using?
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:51 PM   #52
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I have no idea!
What cast on are you all using?[/quote]

Gee, I have no idea what kind of cast on I do. I only know how to cast on one way. I'll have to look thru my knitting books to find out now that you have me wondering.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:57 PM   #53
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I used a long tail cast on and did seed stitch instead of garter. Love seed stitch!
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:26 PM   #54
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Is seed stitch the same as moss stitch? K1 P1 and opp on return row?
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:38 PM   #55
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Yes, it is! Using size 6 based on the elimination of edge sts and the fact that I like the lower edge of tops to be lose, I cast on 193 sts, in the round, joining and knitting one plain round. Then did the seed stitch for 6 rounds. Then when I did my increases, the extra st was used as an increase. I have 1 pink round marker which serves as one side marker and 42 sts to the next white marker, 24 sts to the next white marker, 42 sts to 1 blue marker for the other side, 42 sts to the next white marker, 24 sts to the next white marker, then 42 sts back to the pink one, totaling 216 sts.
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Great
Mwhite, it sounds like you are moving right along. I think knitting it in the round is a good idea. I wasn't sure if I would have gotten mixed up but maybe if I had to do it again I'd have done that.

This is the first adult size sweater that I've ever done. I've started many but always ripped them out due to boredom or wanting to do another project more. I have knit a lot of sweaters for my young grandchildren but never an adult size so I wanted to do it the easiest way. But NOT having seams would be GREAT.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #57
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Received the book today. Yeh!! Now, which yarn to get?? Decisions, decisions!!
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My yarn came yesterday!! Now I just have to finish a scarf and 2 pairs of socks for dgds before I start. Plus figure out how to read a chart and convert to in the round at the same time. Yikes!!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:23 AM   #59
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losnana, Are you happy with your yarn? How about the color? I may order the same.
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Darn...
I was half way finished with the first sleeve but it is just too big. I think the sleeves look big even on the model in the book. So I am going to rip out the sleeve and start with a smaller size needle starting with the cuff and start it again.

I actually don't rip it out...I just reknit right from the sleeve that I was working on. That way I don't have to rewind the yarn.

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