Sunday, April 03, 2005

It's Not to Late to Join the Fun!

Several people have asked if it is too late to join our KnitAlong and the answer is - Welcome!

Some people have not started yet, some of us are poking along, and a few speedy folk are already finished - and some are starting their second sweater - WOW.

If you don't see you name on the list to the right, let me know and I will add you.

Remember - this is not a competition - life has a way of surprising us with one of two things - more time or less time. Hopefully we will all learn something along the path :-)


Steph B said...

If we have questions as we go, should we post them under the step where we have questions? For example, if I have a question about casting on, I should scroll down and post my question in the commments on that section? Thanks!

9:41 AM, April 03, 2005  
erica said...

Yes - post them on the step. The comments get mailed to me so I know where to reply :-)

THANKS for asking!

9:59 AM, April 03, 2005  
Donna said...

Question - not quite there yet - but want to know what to do before I get there.

Sleeve area - Cast on to the right tip of the needle 10 st and join to the back stitches.

Does this mean I add the stitches to the right needle and if so how do I do this - normally i would be adding to the left needle when casting on.

Hope I dont sound too dumb!!!

6:52 PM, April 03, 2005  
Kellie said...

Weee! Have divided off for the sleeves of the neckdown jacket and actually managed to make sense of what to do thanks to Erica's earlier instructions. Size looks to be good at this stage too. Now I just need a few hours of good TV to get through the rest of the back knitting :o) i am glad this isn't a race. I am having my first baby sometime in the next week or so and may get a tad side-tracked for awhile ;o)

8:49 PM, April 03, 2005  
erica said...

Donna - when you get to the place you needl to add stitches, turn your work around so you are facing the back and then add the stitches to the (new) left needle. Turn again upon finishing and keep working.

6:53 AM, April 04, 2005  
Alicia said...

So, how does this work? What pattern are you all using? I've not done a Knitalong before, though this one looks interesting.

8:12 AM, April 04, 2005  
Anonymous said...

Well, I've tried on attempts #2 and #3, and have decided to use # 3. (I'm holding on to the other, though, just in case...). I'm about to divide for the sleeves, finally. I don't much like the way the colors in this variegated (ombre?)yarn splotch, although when I looked for patterns using it, that's the way it comes out. I really don't want to start over with a new yarn, so I'm planning on adding some coordinating solid stripes as I start the sleeves. I'll use the solid for the neck trim,too, when I get there, as well as sleeve and bottom rib.

9:43 AM, April 04, 2005  
erica said...

Alicia - we are using the top down patterns by Knitting Pure and Simple - there is a link on the top right of the page.

9:59 AM, April 04, 2005  
erica said...

Alicia - we are using the top down patterns by Knitting Pure and Simple - there is a link on the top right of the page.

Go back and read the previous posts to see what we are doing :-)

10:00 AM, April 04, 2005  
gwen aka tallgrrl said...

I bought a bunch of KPS patterns at a sale this weekend and because it was in the mid 70s, I was thinking about doing the cardigan out of a cotton yarn instead of wool.
Has anyone made one of these sweaters out of cotton or a wool/cotton blend?
In fact...what yarns are y'all using to make your KPS sweater?

1:06 PM, April 04, 2005  
Donna said...

Erica - that is so simple - thank you so much!!!!!

5:19 PM, April 04, 2005  
Filomena said...


I have just achieved sleeve separation, yay!!

Oh, I did put it on strings before and tried it on - fits just fine.

Now I'm just knitting away on the body ;o)

2:42 AM, April 06, 2005  

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