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WinterSong
Chatty Knitter

USA
122 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2003 :  8:09:45 PM  Show Profile Send WinterSong a Private Message
Well, this baby sweater is certainly a learning piece. I knitted
it up okay. Actually did some pieces twice. Tonight I seamed the
shoulders and did one about eight times but I think I might have
pulled them too tight. Then, I picked up stitches which went fine
and the sweater called for a 1 x 1 rib stitch front band. That
went okay and I put in three button holes. Then on the next rib
row I noticed a piece of yarn just dangling - oh wow - must of
zigged when I should have zagged?? So, I went back to fix it but
I had a hard time because it was knit, purl. I did the best I
could. It is on the side where the buttons will be, and i plan
to get some nice red buttons so the eyes fall there! (Was planning
that color anyway).
I used Caron simply soft which is nice, but not sure the
sweater will have any "body" to it, if you know what I mean, so
I may not use that yarn again for a sweater. I have to put in
the sleeves and hope that goes okay.
I did a sweater with Encore and it was really nice. The stitch
was garter and this sweater was stockinette. Perhaps that makes
a difference, and I may try this sweater with a blend yarn to see
if that will make a difference.
Guess the reason for this post is I need some encouragement!
I can see learning to knit nice is going to take some time,
errors and patience! Oh, and I chose a dark blue which is so hard
to see. Any hints on how to try another sweater would sure be
welcome!!!

Connie

myshelle10
Permanent Resident

USA
2749 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2003 :  8:49:30 PM  Show Profile Send myshelle10 a Private Message
Sounds like you already have some good ideas :) Try a lighter yarn, perhaps? A simpler stitch? Or something similar so that you can improve on what you've already tried?

You're getting there though-- you should be encouraged :) It sounds like it will turn out beautifully (and I love the idea of the red buttons!)

myshelle

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Boogie
Permanent Resident

USA
3073 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2003 :  03:52:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
Try a chunky yarn
I've been working on a childs cardigan in fine yarn (I wanted to give her a really nice church sweater) and I am so tired of it.
In between I work on other things and have decided that my mom's xmas sweater is definitely going to be made with chunky yarn. I'm going to do a cowl neck raglan sleeve big sweater.
If you use a boucle homespun chunky type of yarn - it is very forgiving and you likely will not see any small mistakes. It will give you a sense of quick completion. ahhhh instant gratification.

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WinterSong
Chatty Knitter

USA
122 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2003 :  04:44:31 AM  Show Profile Send WinterSong a Private Message
Thanks so much for the input and encouragement. I will finish this
little sweater - red buttons and all. It is for 6-9 mo. The
gauge is 18 stitches 25 rows. Would a homespun be too chunky?
I could use a little instant gratification at this point!

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VickiKK
Seriously Hooked

935 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2003 :  10:51:13 AM  Show Profile Send VickiKK a Private Message
I am learning to pay more attention to needle size and stitches the more I knit. I picked out a vest for my mom in mohair and it has size 2 needles. arghh. It definitely won't be a Christmas gift. I need help converting to a larger needle size so I won't go blind.
Vicki near Seattle
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Tabbico
Seriously Hooked

USA
960 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2003 :  10:51:43 AM  Show Profile Send Tabbico a Private Message
I have found that some sewing thread the exact shade of the yarn can stitch up dropped stitches, loose things that came from who knows where, etc. I run the end of the thread through several stitches on the back of the work, work my repair magic, and tie off the thread and run it back through some more stitches. This is, of course, to take care of the boo boos that I don't catch while knitting - and the ones I absolutely do not want to rip back to and I know from experience I can hide .

Of course, I so hardly ever make a mistake........
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WinterSong
Chatty Knitter

USA
122 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2003 :  4:57:35 PM  Show Profile Send WinterSong a Private Message
Hi Tabbico, Running the thread sounds a good idea. I did something
like that on an afghan. On the sweater I really had a hard time
as it was rib. I'm trying to really "see" the yarn and how it all
goes together. I think I was in a bit of a hurry with this sweater
as I want to be able to give it to my daughter this month for her
baby when she comes. My impatience gets me again!!! But in a way
I enjoy trying this and that and experimenting with different yarns
and needles. The process of knitting itself is very rewarding.
Oh - I do have one little sweater that came out nice, and I will
give that to her.

Connie

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