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the LARGERer KAL

post #1 of 117
Thread Starter 
For those of us who want to knit something larger than a one skein project, I'm starting our own thread

Should we just go ahead and vote so we can get started?

1. the surplice top from the new interweave knits
2. simple knitted bodice from stitch diva
3. starsky from knitty
4. lingerie...I'm kind of partial to the lace nightie

I will eventually be knitting all four so I'mk up for any of these projects.

Anyone else?
post #2 of 117
I'm in!

I would love to make the simple knitted bodice (my favorite!) or the lace nightie.
post #3 of 117
I'm still waffling on a KAL, but I do love that simple knitted bodice! But I would have to put in a ton of short rows in the front for a preggo belly, and I'd rather have 3/4 sleeves. Though I would have to order substitiute yarn (*expensive* for the suggested yarn) online for it.
post #4 of 117
Thanks alaska for starting this thread!!
I meant to do it last night...
post #5 of 117
Thread Starter 
I actually already have yarn for for the snb (duh! SKB) ...I substituted b/c I couldn't afford the tilli tomas! As soon as DD wakes up, I'll go grab a skein and tell you what I used.... elsebeth lavold's silky tweed (40% silk, 30% cotton, 20% extra fine merino)

I'm also toying with the idea of 3/4 sleeves....

(and no worries have wool )
post #6 of 117
Ooo, I'd love to KAL for the SKB. I'm using silk/merino from Tess Yarns.
post #7 of 117
Thread Starter 
I just called my LYS - no Interweave yet. I think that means I'd prefer the SKB for this KAL...and as soon as it's done, I'm all for an Interweave KAL LOL
post #8 of 117
So is that it then? Have we decided on the SKB?
post #9 of 117
Sorry, forgot to sub.
post #10 of 117
I think I am in! BUT I do need to order yarn....when whould you all want to start?
post #11 of 117
I need to buy yarn, too. I was thinking of something that will get more wear in spring/summer (and of course I'll be huge!) so I don't want it too warm- so maybe a cotton blend. I'm thinking of Knitpicks Shine Worsted, Cascade Pima Silk, or maybe Estelle 100% Silk. And though I'm not much of a sparkly girl, I'm contemplating some of this to maybe carry along on a couple of rows of the lacier part.

Though I'll probably stick with KnitPicks since I'm cheap .
post #12 of 117
I have to order yarn too. I'm having a hard time deciding. :
post #13 of 117
Thread Starter 
I had to cast on for it... i just couldn't stop myself. LOL
over at stitch diva, there's a few pics of finished sweaters using different yarns...
http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=184

my yarn: http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_...roduct741.html in rust (06).
birdiefu l - what colors are you contemplating and ohmel- what color did you get?

2tolove, what yarn are you going to go with?

and billie - which yarns are you thinking about? i think that estelle silk might be a nice substitution, if you want to stay true to the pattern....
post #14 of 117
I actually found the perfect yarn from a local supplier this evening! It looks a lot like the brown tweed in the estelle silk line. I do have to wait on needles, though. They don't carry them in that size here. All of mine are bigger than what the pattern calls for. Should be here in a couple of days, though! I can't wait!

Alaska, how far have you gotten?
post #15 of 117
Thread Starter 
Only 10 rows...but the night's still young (at least here in Alaska )
post #16 of 117
OMG Alaska, you will be done before I cast on . I'm going with the KnitPicks in Terra Cotta for the main color and Sunflower for the lace part. Also picked up the KnitPick Options while I was there...I need a good smooth variety of circulars! And I knit tight so I will probably end up on 9's to get gauge.
post #17 of 117
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I really want the knitpick options! There's someone else online who did the SKB in two different colors. Have you seen it...sort of a beige color with black band? I didn't totally love the colors, but thought it was a neat idea!
post #18 of 117
No, I haven't seen on actually done with 2 colors yet, I hope mine comes out looking okay. Those two colors seem to complement each other even though there wasn't much of a selection of colors I liked- I would have gotten the two shades of purple but I have enough purple as it is!

Question about sizing- I hate patterns that just base size on bust since I'm a 32DD/DDD (depending on brand) so I might go with a smaller size and short-row the bust. But I can't figure out from the pattern where exactly the bust area is. Somewhere around where you divide the sleeves but before you join in the round? Maybe those of you ahead of me can give me an idea when you get to that part. I'm know I'm gonna go crazy with short-rows on this, especially with the tummy (please, please I hope I don't have to frog too much!).
post #19 of 117
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Originally Posted by alaska View Post
I really want the knitpick options! There's someone else online who did the SKB in two different colors. Have you seen it...sort of a beige color with black band? I didn't totally love the colors, but thought it was a neat idea!
Where did you see that? I was actually thinking about adding a black band, but then decided not too. I wasn't sure how it would turn out.

Birdie, those sound like awesome colors! They should really compliement each other.
post #20 of 117
Thread Starter 
The cool thing about this one is you try it on as you go...I think you'd b e able to tell when you start needing to add short rows birdiefu, pretty easily?

Billie, I ran into the two tone skb constantly....now when I want to, I can't find it! The only place I haven't checked yet is the KAL at craftster.org.....
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