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Red Heart Yarn
Hello everyone,
A friend of mine is looking for Red Heart Plum heather 0405. She is looking to finish a blanket that her family member had started and passed away. Let me know the price if anyone is willing to part with your yarn. You can send me a message on here. Thanking you in advance.
Nancy DeLizza
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Caron Cakes Cotton
I just wanted the Australian members to know that the above was on the shelf for the first time today, at my local shop in Townsville, so hopefully it will also be available Australia wide very soon. It is roughly the same size, 192 metres for the cotton/211metres for the yarn, both 100gr. It was selling for $9.99 a cake.
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1898 Hat - I re-wrote this for myself. Maybe someone will enjoy it.
1898 Hat

CO 27 stitches, leaving a 20 inch tail.
The cast-on counts as the first row and set up counts as second row when counting total rows.
Set up row (WS): Sl1, k11, pm, slip 3 wyif, pm, k12.
Start back of headband:
#1 Row A (RS) = Slip 1, k to marker, sl m, k3, sl m, k to end. KNIT the three CENTER STS!
#2 Row B (all WS rows) = Slip 1, k to marker, sl m, slip 3 wyif, sl m, k to end. SLIP the three CENTER STS!
Repeat Rows A & B 8 times (18 total rows incl. cast on and set up row. 16 rows here and 2 rows from beginning setup.)
Stitches are always slipped purlwise and the yarn held as if to purl.
RIGHT EAR FLAP
Row C = Slip 1, k until 1 st before marker, kfb, sl m, k3, sl m, kfb, k to end.
Repeat Rows C & B 9 times (45 st; 36 total rows).
Repeat Rows A & B 3 times (42 total rows).
Row D = Slip 1, knit until 2 st before marker, k2tog, sl m, k3, sl m, ssk, k to end.
Repeat Rows D & B 9 times (27 st; 60 total rows).
FRONT HEADBAND
Repeat Rows A & B 24 times (108 total rows).
LEFT EAR FLAP
Repeat Rows C & B 9 times (45 st; 126 total rows).
Repeat Rows A & B 3 times (132 total rows).
Repeat Rows D & B 9 times (27 st; 150 total rows).
FINISH BACK OF HEADBAND
Repeat Rows A & B 9 times (168 total rows). Do not cut working yarn.
Graft or seam two ends together using tail. Weave in tail. Fold headband in half along slipped stitch ridge in middle of headband. Pick up stitches from the front and back of the band simultaneously to attach front and back together.
Starting from the side facing you, slide the circular needle (or a crochet hook) through one “bar” on the side of the front band then the matching “bar” of the back band; pick up the working yarn and bring it back through both bars. One stitch will now connect the front and back bands together; place on right hand needle. Continue along the circle formed by the band until 84 stitches are picked up.
PM to indicate beginning of round (at back seam). Knit in the round until hat measures 5 inches from bottom edge of hat.
Start decreases. *Knit 10 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (77 st).
Knit 2 rounds. *Knit 9 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (70 st).
Knit 2 rounds. *Knit 8 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (63 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 7 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (56 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 6 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (49 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 5 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (42 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 4 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (35 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 3 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (28 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 2 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (21 st).
Knit 1 round. *Knit 1 k2tog* repeat from * to end of round (14 st).
K2tog 7 times (7 st). Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail. Using needle, thread tail through 7 remaining stitches. Pull tight, and bring the needle down through the center. Use needle to weave in end on the wrong side. Do not block.
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Oops!
Another Honeymoon Beanie - love this pattern! However, I screwed up the decreases on this one, but decided I liked it as it was and didn't frog it.


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Vogue Knitting Cover Sweater
I just finished this sweater with a few changes. The Fair Isle pattern called for 3 colors in a row. 2 in a row is enough for me so I changed it a little. The pattern can be found on page 47 and page 73 of the current issue of Vogue Knitting. (Winter 2018?) I used Cascade 220 Sport and size 6 needles. Knit in the round from the bottom up.




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Looping
Well I figured out how to cast on and was going great until this started happening on the one side any ideas why?


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Aspen Cowl
I knitted this Aspen Cowl for my daughter in law’s mother for Christmas. The design is By Javori Designs.

I left it open like a scarf instead of sewing the ends together. My DIL felt her mother would not want it wrapped around her neck.


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Best method to block 50/50 alpaca/silk?
Hello and thanks to all who advised me regarding the Digitalis cape/ponchette. It is now completed (and looking good!) Now I welcome any advice on method to use when blocking it.
I used 50/50% alpaca/silk and am not sure whether to wet-block or steam/block. I have blocking wires which I hate because they don't have rounded ends, so have to struggle to get them threaded thru my project, especially if the yarn used is a roving type (which it is.) Thanks for any help on correct blocking method to use for this yarn.
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My kh970 and I are getting along.
Ok... This is my second sweater, this one is for my 2-year-old this time. I think we did better this time!


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More premie knits
The last of the premie knits for this year. Just finished several tops, blankets and a hat. I have one more that I probably won't get finished in time to take it to the Christmas party tomorrow so it'll start off my premie donations for next year.




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