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May 8, 2019 05:47:00   #
Lovely work Leanne and so nice that you have two little girls to knit for. We are lucky enough that we have a new little grandchild - a girl - so I have someone special to knit for here in Lincoln. Cheers to all the happy knitters at the Thursday group xx
Apr 8, 2019 01:26:55   #
No you are quite right. There is no pattern on the sleeves - just on the body of the jacket! I was just wondering why the pattern should insist on using floats on the body of the jacket. I like this pattern as the sleeves will pose no problem with annoying 'floats' or 'weaves'.
Apr 8, 2019 01:24:06   #
Hello Rainie. When I got interested in Fairisle I watched and learnt the technique of two handed knitting, where you weave the yarn into the back of the stitches as you go along, by watching Anne fromthe Philosopher's Wool site. This is the site I really love this technique and get as much pleasure from the creating the weaves as the finished product.
Apr 7, 2019 19:11:35   #
I plan to knit the pink and white hoodie jacket as shown below, but as part of the instructions it states, Not to Weave, but To use Floats to carry the yarn across the pattern. With children's knits I'm always aware of the fact that in putting on a jacket quickly it is very easy for little fingers to get caught in the floats. With this jacket there is no pattern on the sleeves - which is the most troublesome spot for fingers getting caught in floats. Any ideas why the instructions should be so specific? I'm wondering if it is perhaps because the darker colour could 'bleed' through the lighter colour.

I love to knit in fairisle and always use the weaving method. I have just finished a beanie for my Canadian grandson and used the weaving method - happy with the results

Nov 18, 2018 18:49:58   #
Irene P wrote:
The pattern has 16 stitches. If I counted correctly (via the picture), it is 15 rows of the stockinette stitch with 4 rows of the garter stitch. A stitch at the beginning and end of the pattern is maintained as the garter stitch. The sequence of the garter stitch is split halfway on one section so the garter stitch staggers for each section. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the reply Irene, you have really got me thinking now! Can I ask for a bit more detail please. Looking at the row count at the bottom of the graph do I treat stitch 1 and stitch 16 as the anchor garter stitches (both plain stitches) but I'm not sure what you mean by four rows of garter stitch as I understand garter stitch to be all plain or all purl stitches.
Nov 18, 2018 18:43:41   #
sockit2me wrote:
Try making those vertical garter stitch stripes two stitches wide instead of just one. That will create a more visible division.

I will try this in a swatch as that might be just the definition that I need to make this work. Thank you.
Nov 18, 2018 18:38:31   #
I will try this in a swatch as that might be just the definition that I need to make this work. Thank you.
Nov 18, 2018 18:37:25   #
Oh I should have said that I reversed the stitches on the return/wrong side or row two of the pattern as I was doing it as a flat piece of knitting. Yes I did work that out!
Nov 18, 2018 18:21:17   #
As a flat piece of knitting
Nov 18, 2018 18:18:54   #
Ahh! Like a goose I undid my first attempt before i took a photo of it. I will have to do it again and take a photo.
Nov 18, 2018 18:03:47   #
I'm sure some experienced KPer can help me to recreate this pattern.

I was searching for an 'interesting' pattern to use on the front of a jumper/sweater I wanted to knit, and found an image of one I liked as shown below. There was no pattern but it did include a graph (again as shown). It seemed simple enough, the vertical lines 'l' indicating plain stitches and the horizontal '-' indicating a purl stitch. However my attempt did not create the very distinct separation line or gutter between the 'blocks' of knitting. I am using 8 ply or DK yarn and am wondering if the example shown was knitted in a thicker yarn which made the dividing 'lines' more distinct.

Is there perhaps any other technique that would create a more distinct line between the blocks of knitting that some one might be able to recommend? The contrasting lines of horizontal purl stitches worked well and I really liked them but I could not recreate the vertical dividing lines effectively.

I shall be most interested to see if any one can come up with an answer or solution - nothing like having access to a huge reservoir of knitting knowledge and experience that is KP!

Oct 13, 2018 21:30:55   #
ADW55 wrote:
The first thing that came to my mind is how Disgo would love this sweater.
You have really captured the heart of the Cowichan Indian work, your choice of colours
are wonderful, your stitching looks marvelous.

Are you sure you want to send it to your daughter, it looks great on you.

Thank you so much, a commendation from a Canadian is high praise indeed. We have been fortunate enough to visit the beautiful area of Squamish BC several times and I was fascinated by the culture of the First Nation People and how the stylized figures of their culture have been incorporated into the community. My grand children's school building, when viewed from the air, is in the shape of a mighty eagle. You might like to see the first Cowichan jacket I attempted - a Christmas gift for my grandson last year. This was a practice run before I attempted his mother's jacket. Squamish titles itself as the Bald Eagle capital as the eagles come (in season) to feast on the salmon, so I had to attempt an eagle figure on the jacket. My grandson was pretty happy with his jacket.

Oct 12, 2018 02:20:01   #
MrsMurdog wrote:
Very pretty. I am working on one now. The back was completed by my husband's aunt. I have the fronts done and am working on the sleeves. It is done with yarn the aunt had purchased which is acrylic held double strands. Will post when finished.

Do you have any clues for putting in the zipper?

Please check later post, somehow I messed up my first reply to you.
Oct 12, 2018 02:17:23   #
This reply is for MrsMurdog. sorry somehow I didn't get the reply correct to her post.

I think this was the most frustrating part! After experimenting I picked up the stitches all along the front edge and knitted a couple of rows, then cast off on the knit row so I had a little ridge. I used the cast off edge to line up along the side of the zipper teeth and then tacked/basted into place by hand. I then used my zipper foot on my sewing machine and carefully stitched the zipper onto the knitted band. I then stitched by hand the edge part of the zip (furthest from the teeth) so the zip sat flat. You end up with two seams along the entire length. Worked quite well.

I had no luck trying to attach the zip to the raw edge of the jacket, but got there with this method. Hope this helps and good luck. Look forward to seeing the end product
Oct 12, 2018 02:07:20   #
Took a break from knitting 'useful' things for the family and indulged in a little Relaxation Knitting. A couple of cushions - not sure what I'll do with them yet, but great fun reading charts, counting stitches and weaving threads.

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