Thursday, March 03, 2005

Some Answers

How about we start in the middle of March?
If you are eager - start as soon as you get your pattern and yarn :-)

You can see all the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns here:

These shops sell the patterns through the mail:

Be sure to pick one of the Top-Down ones - and yes, there are several cardigans.

Since we will be working from the top down, you will be able to change the type of sleeve or hemline to whatever length or style you want.

It is not difficult to work in the round - all the patterns will require both circular (for the body) and double pointed needles or two circulars (if you do long sleeves.)

Cardigans will be worked back and forth so those patterns require more purling.

The Sure to Fit Cardi (free web pattern) is also an option. It does involve more measuring and math - but it is free :-)You will need Adobe Acrobat to open this file.

Another possibility if you are not able to get the pattern is the pattern books written by Mary Rich Goodwin - you may be able to find one at the library:

How long do we have to KnitAlong - as long as we want!

Yes - you can make a sweater - think lightweight cotton or rayon for a lacy look if the word sweater is just too hot for you - or make a child sized one for practice.

We'll have fun - I promise.


Andi said...

Erica, I would like to join. My name is Andi and I ordered my pattern for a neck down sweater.

12:17 PM, March 03, 2005  
Julie said...

What is the best way to join a ball of yarn to the existing work?

5:10 AM, March 16, 2005  
erica said...

You can just start knitting with it and worry about weaving the ends in later (always leave at least 5 inches).

You can tie a square knot, come back later, untie it and weave the ends in.

If you are using wool that is NOT superwash, you can spit splice it - see how here:

9:02 AM, March 17, 2005  
Kellie said...

Just wanting to say Thank You for hosting this knit-along. I happened upon it this weekend and it inspired me to get out my P & S neck-down zippered jacket pattern and wool and actually get started. Your blogged instructions have been invaluable, so many thanks. Kellie in New Zealand

8:47 PM, March 26, 2005  

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