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Old 10-26-2006, 09:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The artist formerly known as the headband.

I used the pattern found at Drops Designs, but this can also be found over at Craftster (search Panta).

It's a great pattern, knit-up in about 4 or 5 hours ... super fun. Pics here:

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http://public.fotki.com/KnitterMa/al...icture229.html

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Oh my gosh!!! It turned out beautiful in that yarn!! I have yet to do something with my yarn. Wow, it looks great!

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That's pretty!
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Nice! That could be useful on those really chilly park days...hmmm, don't need a new project....don't need a new project.....

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That is gorgeous! What yarn did you use?
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ooooh thats pretty!

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Ok that's what I'm making my sis for Christmas! I know you used a hand-dyed yarn, right?
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I love it. . . much better than my fleece one for cold days. Off to stare at the stash. . .
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Oh, that's nice

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Your headband is really beautiful. Now I need one!
Happy knitting
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Her yarn is 100% Pure Wool. I know cause I gave it to her.

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Nice! That could be useful on those really chilly park days...hmmm, don't need a new project....don't need a new project.....
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That is gorgeous! What yarn did you use?
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Ok that's what I'm making my sis for Christmas! I know you used a hand-dyed yarn, right?
No idea! OMM? You totally should make that for your sis ... it knit-up so quickly, I'm considering re-vamping my whole x-mas list.
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Your headband is really beautiful. Now I need one!
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Her yarn is 100% Pure Wool. I know cause I gave it to her.


Thanks for all the nice comments! I got to wear my purty panta out today, I am SO enjoying this little accessory (I'm wearin it now!). I like that I can wear it indoors and outdoors and be warm in both places.

Might hafta make another one...

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I love the headband! I am going to make some -- I was already planning to make my family some scarves for Christmas, but wanted something else to go along with it. This would be perfect!

I was looking at some yarn from that 100% wool site that you posted. I think 1 skein is enough to make the scarf and the headband (I'm going to make the curly purly dropped yarnover scarf). What do you think?

ETA: The yarn the pattern is made for is 75 meters (about 82 yards) to a skein and it looks like they only used one. They describe the yarn as a heavy worsted weight.
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Yeah I think one would be enough.

You could always do a couple people in the same colors so you have a little extra back-up yarn, kwim?

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I had allowed this pattern to fall off my map and there you go, putting it squarely back on my radar.

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I LOVE it! I want to knit me one. It would be a terrific Christmas gift too....................

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Yeah I think one would be enough.

You could always do a couple people in the same colors so you have a little extra back-up yarn, kwim?
Well I just e-mailed my family a link to 100% pure wool and told them to pick a color. (I didn't tell them what I am making, but if I'm going to spend all that time, I want them to like what they get!) I think if I make the Panta first, and then use whatever is left to make the scarf, it'll work. The scarf pattern says it stretches a LOT when blocked, so it should be okay.
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Well I just e-mailed my family a link to 100% pure wool and told them to pick a color. (I didn't tell them what I am making, but if I'm going to spend all that time, I want them to like what they get!) I think if I make the Panta first, and then use whatever is left to make the scarf, it'll work. The scarf pattern says it stretches a LOT when blocked, so it should be okay.
That sounds like such fun! Hope you post pics as you progress through your x-mas list!

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Yours is so pretty! I made two last year - one in Peace Fleece which is way too itchy for me to wear, and one in IBK Galenas. Might have to do another in a variegated yarn tho' after looking at yours.......
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youve inspired me.. i started one in manos..earthy browns and greens.. its looking soo prrdy. ill post pictures when its done. thanks for the link!

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That is so perfect, we do a gift swap for Christmas and I need something quick and easy to knit. Thank you for posting. It is lovely.
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Oh my goodness!! That is beautiful! I have some great lambs pride bulky, do you think that would work? I am wanting to do it for my sil for Christmas, she would love it. Beautiful Mama!

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im doing KFB because it doesnt specify.. but i think it looks funny. how are you increasing? YO?

 

 

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im doing KFB because it doesnt specify.. but i think it looks funny. how are you increasing? YO?
Have you tried the M1 increase? You just pull up the bar between stitches and lay it over the left needle and knit it. It looks pretty much invisible...like it comes from nowhere. I haven't done panta (*yet*), but this might be a good way to do it...

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i usually just KFB.. but i have done that one before. thanks!

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Have you tried the M1 increase? You just pull up the bar between stitches and lay it over the left needle and knit it. It looks pretty much invisible...like it comes from nowhere. I haven't done panta (*yet*), but this might be a good way to do it...

 

 

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I have not yet made one of these, but in reading the directions, it seems to me that all the increases are done in the purl stitches, not the knit stitches?

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The pattern starts as K2, P1 ribbing, so I read this as doing an increase in the P stitch to continue working in K2, P2 ribbing.

I usually increase by KFB, and I think the reason this wouldn't look right in this pattern is that the stitches look to me like one knit stitch next to one purl stitch. If you use the M1, you might want to do some of them picking up the bar from the front and then alternating to pick up from the back because it pulls in opposite directions. Plus, you have to twist the stitch when you knit or purl it because otherwise it causes a hole. I've been knitting some of the Warm Heart Woolies wraps, and they use this increase. The pattern explains this much better than I am! http://warmheartwoolies.com/PlainWrap.pdf
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Knittermama inspired me, I knit one yesterday, pics on my blog
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Sweet! I love the colors - I've been stuck thinking that they'll look best in darker variations, since that's all I've seen so far. This is a particular quirk of mine anyway, I have to really force myself to pick colors outside the range I see in the pattern pics. What yarn did you use?
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This thread just will not die! Don't start your own thread for your panta FO, be sure to post it here. I wonder how long it will go on........
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