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Old 03-02-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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I already had to frog.... I dropped a stitch and it was the 2nd row and with the provisional cast on I didn't know how to fix it and it looked a mess...

So I cast back on, this time on scrap yarn instead of a spare needle. The needle seem to be getting in the way. I'm on the 3rd row now and finding purling to be harder than knitting with stranded color work. But I'm trying different hand holds. All the stranded color work I've done has been in the round, on sock, mittens, and hats.

I also have hat pattern that I really want to make. I won't use the yarn they call for, I'll use yarn from my stash. But I saw that hat in a LYS a while back and had to get it!
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #12
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Dog sweater! I completely forgot I'd already started one and want to finish it! I'm in!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Lieuvena View Post
I picked a pattern and will hopefully cast on later today. Earflap hat.

It may end up a little too ambitious for me, but if so I have a back up pattern.

I do have a question about it though. The directions for the earflaps say to cast on 3 and increase until you get to 19. Then to join in next color and work chart. It doesn't say how many times to work it, but I can tell it's 3, but it only shows 6 stitches which leaves me with an extra stitch. Any ideas what I'm supposed to do here? Here's a link to the PDF pattern if it would help.

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I would prolly either keep the 1rst st or last st in MC and work the chart over the other 18sts. I looked on Ravelry but didn't see it in anyone's comments on what they did with the 19th st.
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Karina~ I'm so glad you are joining us! I know I still have that yarn ready for the workshop too

MamaDawn~I find that purling is harder for me too and takes longer for me to do. I really like that hat!

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:12 PM   #15
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Can anyone answer my question in post 9? Not trying to be a pain, I'm just afraid it may not have been seen, and I can't cast on until I know what to do. Thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by Lieuvena View Post
Can anyone answer my question in post 9? Not trying to be a pain, I'm just afraid it may not have been seen, and I can't cast on until I know what to do. Thanks for the help!
See my post 13
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:51 PM   #17
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See my post 13
Thanks! Don't know how I missed it. And here I was afraid mine was missed! I guess next time I read I'll open my eyes!

I'm having a horrible time with the earflaps anyway. What you suggested is what I ended up doing, but I can't figure out how to work this flat. It says to do it on DPNs so I assume I'm supposed to move it to the other side to avoid purling. The problem is that it creates this huge float that just looks awful and causes me a lot of problems. Am I doing that right? I may just end up moving to my back up hat Flora, which I may like better
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Originally Posted by Lieuvena View Post
Thanks! Don't know how I missed it. And here I was afraid mine was missed! I guess next time I read I'll open my eyes!

I'm having a horrible time with the earflaps anyway. What you suggested is what I ended up doing, but I can't figure out how to work this flat. It says to do it on DPNs so I assume I'm supposed to move it to the other side to avoid purling. The problem is that it creates this huge float that just looks awful and causes me a lot of problems. Am I doing that right? I may just end up moving to my back up hat Flora, which I may like better
that's ok! Don't worry about it

I'm thinking you work the ear flap flat...like row 1 (read rt to left) would be your knit row but then you would work across row 2 (lft to right) with purl sts. I don't think you join in the round till you join the hat body to the ear flaps. I like flora to that is a very cute hat
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Thanks dustinac . I tried knitting row 1, then purling row 1, etc! I also tried knitting row 1 then moving it to the other end to knit row 2! What you said seems pretty obvious! As soon as the kids will let me I'm going to give it another go the way you suggested.

Is it pretty obvious I've never done this before!!
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Your welcome, we are here to help if you have any questions just ask and soon you will have your very first colorwork hat



I was Casting on for my hat last night and started the first round and then my needle broke ...so now I'm debating starting the hat again or moving on to mittens till KP can send me a new needle
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