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post #41 of 117
I read in the craftsters thread someone used carons simply soft, very cheap alternative and it turned (or was turning) out nicely. I have no idea what carons is like to comment myself.
post #42 of 117
My supplies should be in by the beginning of next week- mail to me takes ages in general (thanks military mail!). Though if I'm lucky maybe tomorrow. In the meantime I'm making a hat for DS since I'm getting antsy.
post #43 of 117
I need to decide on my yarn and order it and finish these 3 longies or I might not be able to join in!
post #44 of 117
Thread Starter 
have you picked your yarn tribemomma?
I just finished DS's fiery dragon scarf, all except the seaming, so I'm ready to dive in to SKB again!
post #45 of 117
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have you picked your yarn tribemomma?
I just finished DS's fiery dragon scarf, all except the seaming, so I'm ready to dive in to SKB again!
Awww... how cute!
post #46 of 117
I think I am going to take the leap and go with KP andean silk in cornflower. I want a nice light bright summery color since I am doing the short sleeve version. if I like the pattern Ill do the long sleeve version in a wool/silk blend for winter I think.
post #47 of 117
I am still waffling, if I do it... it will be either Cranberry or Hyacinth in KP Andean Silk.
post #48 of 117
Thread Starter 
I like the cranberry. and the cornflower. and the olive. and the hollyberry.
What a great price on yarn, too!
post #49 of 117
Ok. I'm not feeling good and my head isn't working right. : Someone help me out here. I thought about casting on, but have a question. Do we start out knitting in the round? I'm confused as to exactly what part of this sweater we are starting. : Thanks!
post #50 of 117
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Ok. I'm not feeling good and my head isn't working right. : Someone help me out here. I thought about casting on, but have a question. Do we start out knitting in the round? I'm confused as to exactly what part of this sweater we are starting. : Thanks!
Never mind. I figured it out.
post #51 of 117
I think I'll wait for everyone else before I get started. When is everyone planning on starting?
post #52 of 117
Whenever my stuff gets here- probably next week for me .

Though I have a question on how everyone is doing their gauge swatch- would it be best flat or in the round? I'm guessing the more precise measurements (neckline, armholes) are done flat so that's how I should swatch, as the rest is sorta try-as-you-go. But the majority is done in the round...
post #53 of 117
Thread Starter 
I swatched flat because I hate doing the mock "in the round" swatch. I figured if it matched there, it would probably match in the round as my tension doesn't vary by much.
post #54 of 117
I'm trying to decide whether or not to get in on this (you guys are killing me with all of these great KALs! I want to do them all. Not only that, but I want to do all of the projects that were suggested, but not picked as well!).

Anyhow, before I buy the pattern and commit, could someone please tell me how much yarn would be needed for the short-sleeved version in a size medium?
post #55 of 117
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Anyhow, before I buy the pattern and commit, could someone please tell me how much yarn would be needed for the short-sleeved version in a size medium?
Me too!!! I want o know for the small I am trying to decide how I can swing it with my yarn budget
post #56 of 117
I'm voting for the lace nightie at interweave. I was planning on making that, too.
post #57 of 117
Thread Starter 
The kidlets are asleep (and that's where all my knitting supplies are) so can't go grab the pattern...but serendipity struck and as I was surfing around knitty, I found this info about the SKB:
"The bodice has 7 sizing options to fit from a 28 to a 54"bust. The large size is for a 40 -42 " bust. The short sleeve large calls for 1,000 yds and the long sleeve wants 1,300 yds. The original pattern uses expensive worsted silk. I wanted something cheaper but drapey and settled on bamboo."

and speaking of bamboo....lila, I just bought some beautiful bamboo yarn to make that lace nightie..I love it!
post #58 of 117
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I am still waffling, if I do it... it will be either Cranberry or Hyacinth in KP Andean Silk.
I love the cranberry. Thats one of my "winter" colors

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I think I'll wait for everyone else before I get started. When is everyone planning on starting?
I probably won't start for about 2 weeks. I have 2 nb longies and a large capri to finish up for some friends before my knitting fingers are free
post #59 of 117
I'm waiting to decide on this until I hear about DH's possible raise and bonus later today!

In the meantime, is anyone doing the two-toned this with this? If so how much of each color are you buying?
post #60 of 117
I got 1000 yds of the main color and 300 for the contrasting. I'm planning on doing 3/4 sleeves and got extra for a preggo belly (and I like to get more than needed just in case). For example, if you are doing an XS short sleeve, the pattern calls for 560 main color and 240 contrasting color.
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