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Bang Out a Hadley: Getting Ready for Feb. 1


#101

If your stitch count is correct stay with that needle size, When we knit we knit to the inches mark. So your row gauge will be fine. However, you may need a bit more yarn depending on how far off it was. Or you may find that when you knit the larger pieces you are able to block a bit more aggressively than a four by four swatch and your row gauge is fine. Hope this helps!


#102

I’m using same yarn and still getting 18 st/4 in even on size 6 needles? Need to try 5? Did you just soak the yarn, rinse and block and then check measurements of gauge? Thanks!


#103

Hello, Mary. I weighed the leftovers from Haley’s Hadley and colors 1, 3 and 4 each used less than 15g while color 2 used less than 20g. If you don’t have a gram scale, I estimate 1g to equal 2.8 yards.


#104

As I swatched my colors I also considered using just Sap for all of the CC. I’m still on the fence…


#105

Yes. I cheat when the swatch is on the needles to see if I am close. But the true measurement comes after washing and blocking. I understand the frustration of using more yarn to swatch and swatch again. But you will be happier being frustrated now then after knitting a sweater that doesn’t fit. (Done that).
What yarn ar you using? If you are having a tremendously rough time I would suggest popping into your lys and just have them watch you either knit or block. They will be incredibly helpful and might have a tip as to what to do,


#106

I love the sweater as knit but I am kind of excited to do it with just two colors. (Rogue knitting :wink:) I am using wool of the Andes sapphire as the MC and Dove Heather as the CC. I am not a big tweed gal. I think this is going to be my go to comfy sweater!


#107

Perfect, Kirsten - thank you!!


#108

Thanks, Nell - I might have to get a little creative with the colors (my bits are in six different colorways) but I think I’ve got plenty. Yay!


#109

Oh Sheesh, I can’t believe how dumb I am. I was AT BROOKLYN TWEED WORLD HEADQUARTERS yesterday, met Jared Flood (he was really nice) and had the opportunity to get all the Brooklyn Tweed yarn I wanted at 10% off… and I totally forgot about this. I got ONE skein of Shelter (for a hat). Sigh. One more knitalong that I won’t be participating in.


#110

I thought I might try some new cast ons. What are some good invisible cast ons for a 2x2 ribbing on a sweater?


#111

I’ve been thinking about shortening the collar (short neck) and using a steek to make it a cardigan with a zipper and of course I have to have pockets. I’m also using WOTA, have a lot of it in my stash.


#112

I love pockets. I can’t wait to see how this looks.


#113

One of latest knit magazines had a tutorial on tubular cast on for 2x2 ribbing. Winter 2017 Interweave, I just checked.


#114

Thanks for making me feel better about not being able to knit this in Shelter.
How would you compare WoTA to Cascade 220? At $4 for 100g I just might attempt this sweater.


#115

Go for it! I’m not that much of a perfectionist in my knitting. I just love to do it. So when I make mistakes I keep going and somehow things mostly turn out. But I can’t justify hundreds of dollars for yarn when sometimes I rip it out 3-4 times and it has so many lives! I do love soft yarn though!


#116

I have not used the cascade yarn. I’m a very loose knitter and have to go down needle sizes to get gauge. I’m sure it’ll work if it’s close and you do a swatch.


#117

Hi everyone, new to the forums. I just ordered my yarn and hope to have it here in time to join in. I’m excited to have a virtual knitting group. Here are my colors–cast iron is the MCGEE:


#118

MC, not McGee! Darn spell Czech!


#119

Oh, I love your choices, Cinnabar is a new fave. Which is the main color?


#120

The dark grey is the main color. The Cinnabar is so yummy! I’m going to pair it with the blue in the pattern. I love the original colorway, but it isn’t a good one for my coloring.