Jessica-Jean· Super Moderator
Name on Ravelry: JessicaJean, no hyphen, no space.
Bunched up, OR multiple circulars NOT joined, but used as one uses double pointed needles. That’s how I did this:
Photo?When 8 made a bed size single hexagon blanket I used a 48" circular for each side. I made sure that I had good tight caps on all the tips that weren't active and on those two when I put it down
Thank you!Clever! Love the way you worked your cowl. The cowl is beautiful JJ.
That’s so sad!Sorry, it was before digital and the piece was lost in a fire, along with a king size Cathedral Window quilt I stitched entirely by hand.
ADULT sized?! Sheesh!!!I have a sneaky feeling that this test may not come to pass at all. Six days ago I asked her a couple of questions but her response did not contain any answer, just a repeat of the information that was in the description. The first deadline, of the 8 three week deadlines, is tomorrow. I'm very tempted to not initiate another communication and if she happens to send out the initial portion just inform her that her lapse in communication led me to believe that she called off the test and I've made another commitment. This test is a floor length sundress and the only compensation is the pattern itself so the testers are doing her a favor by committing our time, IMHO.
Yes, but she also used thinner wool yarn than those of us who use worsted weight acrylics.E
Elizabeth Zimmerman loved circular needles, and she used 24-inch cords for almost everything. So do I.
Go crazy!!Like many have said, I prefer the cable to be a bit on the shorter side. Can't imagine what one would do with a 15 foot cable
I’ve begun my first official test knit. On my Ravelry projet page, I’m making notes to myself of tiny details I think I would prefer, when/if I make it again. Other than that, I’m sticking to the pattern, which isn’t hard, because it’s charted.And that would work and still enable you to do the pattern as it is written.
But it seems to me that if you are doing a test knit you need to be prepared to have your knitting controlled. You can't just change something in the pattern if you want to and so you are being controlled. You can't adjust to in the round or flat because you prefer it that way so you are being controlled.
So unless like using markers to mark needles rather than using DPNs (which is what I would do as well as it is effectively using DPNs as you can still have needles numbered and I don't like DPNs either) you need to follow the pattern exactly as written. And cable length would fit this category, using a smaller length as long as can still follow the pattern exactly it won't matter. And indeed it would be one of the points you would make to the designer that the cable length seems to be far too long.
Of course if you are following a pattern rather than doing a test knit then how closely you stick to the pattern is totally up to you.
Yes, the becabled cape!Is that the cape you commented on or something else?
From your mouth to God’s ears!!!So you gave in and did it. I resisted tempered as I was. Not the same need for them down here either. A cold winters night will get to around 0C and maximum under 10 is a really cold day.
Hope you enjoy doing it. Will be interested to see it as it progresses. At least it can't add to your UFOs as you have to finish it
”Daft” describes me perfectly!I was tempted as well but managed to be smart and not sign up for it. Too many other things started that I want to finish that need concentration so would have been daft.
Free yarn, in my thinking, doesn’t count as adding to stash. I certainly don’t count what I inherited from a deceased knitting buddy. It’s there, and it does take up space, but I don’t consider it the same as yarn I actually paid for - secondhand or new.Well it’s not often I am smart enough to say no.
however I had the opportunity to get some free yarn yesterday and I was daft enough to grab over a kilogram, having been thinking I’ve started the year well and not added to my stash.
Once, I mentioned to a coworker that I was using leftover Phentex (extruded olefin fibre) to make a rug for my children’s room. I was inundated with everyone’s leftovers! Result: Ravelry: JessicaJean's Super Scrappy Rug ca. 1978The only time I can remember getting free yarn is when my MIL gave me some yarn and fabrics about 20+ years ago.
I know that I use more than I acquire because every time I put my leftovers away and redo my colors I'm able to consolidate bins.
That’s looking great!!Hello, my first post. I’m on my 9 th repeat and enjoying the pattern, although, I’ve learned that I can’t be doing anything else while knitting this - no talking and especially no television. I’m using sizes 6 and 4 and my sections are measuring 5.5 in. My suggestions on the patterns have already been mentioned in previous posts.
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