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Bang Out a Carbeth


#324

I mean that I ended up with 4 more stitches then would have been called for after all the decreases. For me it was the two stitches I crossed (that would have decreased 2) and then I didn’t do the next row where you would decrease 2. Math told me that I had to have a multiple of 4 between the first of the two knits over the back middle and the first of 2 knit over the front middle. following the directions I would only have had a multiple of 2, so that 4 extra stitches gave me 2 on each side. Hope that makes sense!

ETA- it looks like this post is just random, but I had replied via email to w question about this, the question just seems to have disappeared!


#325

I’m ready to start the sleeves and love Nell Z’s ribbed sleeves but I think there is too much color, texture and general fizz in my yarn to try them this time.


#326

I have yet to start my Carbeth. I am wondering if the cast on could have something to fo with this rolling? Maybe cast n one two needles? Or a loose cast on like Jeny’s Stretchy Slipknot Cast-On? Too bad it doesn’t show up until it has already been knit. :face_with_monocle::thinking:


#327

It showed up early. I just didn’t realize it was a problem so continued knitting. So, whatever you try, I think you’ll know within an inch of the ribbing that it’s gone wrong.


#328

There are a few comments on how to avoid the roll/flip hem in the Granito thread.
I can’t search them out now, but will later if no one beats me to it…


#329

I used Jeny’s strechy cast on. The problem did show up early, I was also hoping it would just go away. I’m working on the sleeves and am going back & forth about whether the ribbing on the body will bug me if it does that when worn. But then, it would mean ripping out again & starting all over, again. I’ve been busy with other stuff, so I’ve got until I finish both sleeves to decide, and I’m still working on sleeve 1.


#330

Almost done. Only have enough yarn left for a funnel neck, not a full rolled turtleneck. Tried on sweater–if I continue with the 84 st, the neck will be too wide. Thought that over the remaining 10 rows, I’d decrease a total of 10 st. So, 1 st decrease per row. So they don’t show as much, I should do the decreases at the sides. So, 1 decrease each row, alternating sides. Question is: what is the most subtle way to decrease in 2x2 ribbing so the ribbing won’t get all wonky? I googled & found it’s best to put decreases in purl stitches but couldn’t find out more. (Do you just suffer 4 knit st together when the purl runs out?) Any ideas???


#331

Also thinking about knitting the smallest size to figure out the sweater’s techniques before knitting up a size 3 or 4 for me. I can always give the small one to my son’s girlfriend, who is truly petite.
Well, that didn’t work out as planned! Washed my swatch and it went from 14 st/4" to 11st/4"!! It really loosened up. Boy, I hate swatching. Question now is if I should try 10½ needles or just go down to 10?


#332

Finished my Carbeth on the 15th. :blush:


#333

Your stripes are wonderful!


#334

All done — including mods to fit my long neck — now just the grafting, weaving and blocking. I’ve tried it on and really like it. It’s going to be very warm. Oh, erm, it’s inside out in the picture :slight_smile:


#335

Looking so deliciously marled! Don’t forget the dinner plate for the
neckline!


#336

So great! It fits like a dream! Congratulations!


#337

I was amazed when I had to change colour that it defined the yoke! Like magic!


#338

Can you tell me what you mean by dinner plate for neckline? It isn’t mentioned in the pattern, mine is blocking but still damp and I could add. Thanks!


#339

Kate Davies mentions that someone stuck a dinner plate in the neck to create the right shape while blocking. It seems to have worked perfectly.


#340

I just don’t quite understand where. The bottom, middle, top?


#341

Ha - no that was me - I had written you before I read about the decreases and then when I read forward in the pattern I thought my question made no sense so I deleted it figuring I’d write when I got to the neck and figured out what in the world was going on! Thank you!!


#342

Here you go! This shows it perfectly.
Blocking Carbeth


#343

Thank you so much! Couldn’t wrap my head around it until this. Wish I had seen that before.