Monday, January 11, 2010

Haiku Knits - Half Moon Rising two-color vest

This clarification especially important for those who will knit the vest in a Small size.
When you are ready to work on the Right Front (made with Kochoran Yarn), your first row should be the WS row of the pattern, other words, the pattern should read:

"With Yarn B and larger needles, CO 48 (50, 55) sts. Work in 2 x 3 rib starting with WS row for 1"..." (i.e. *K3, p2*). End with WS row.
Next Row (RS): Work 48 (50, 55) sts, cast on an additional 32 (35, 35) sts at the end of this (RS) row, 80 (85, 90) sts."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Haiku Knits - Snowflake

Here is a question on yarn quantities for the Snowflake wrap in Haiku Knits:

"...Thanks for setting up the blog for this book! I'm really enjoying the book, but do have a question about one of the patterns. In the "Snowflake" pattern, it says that the pattern comes in only one size, but there are yarn quantities listed as if there were three sizes, e.g.:"5 (5, 6) skeins of Cascade #8505" or "5 (5,6) balls of Graphite #570". I also work in an LYS where I expect there to be heavy interest in the book during one of our classes tomorrow, so I would love to know which is the correct quantity of these yarns to give our students accurate advice!..."

Thank you so much for catching this. It should have been clarified, and changed to: "5 balls of Cascade and 5 balls of Graphite..." with the note that "...if you would like to make the fronts longer, you might need an extra ball of each yarn..."
Here is the explanation:

Since this piece is just a long rectangle with sleeves, you can easily adjust or add to the length of the fronts and/or back, so if someone wants to make an adjustment, they might require an extra ball of each yarn.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Haiku Knits- Seaweed

This was a question regarding the 'upper right front' of the Seaweed top from Haiku Knits.

"Hello Tanya,

I received the book early December and it's one of my favorites as it has many beautiful patterns!

I am knitting Seaweed at the moment and am busy with the 'upper right front' but the shape doesn't seem to match what it should be, please see attached photo. In my opinion I did follow the instructions..."

Here is the answer:
"The shape should look like this at first, and then, you'll be increasing more on the neck side, and then decreasing there for V-neck. My schematic might not be 100% exact at that narrow spot (it's partially under the arm), but not to worry, you are creating a curve there (it should have been more of a curve instead of the straight line..., sorry...the technical editor...made me simplify it), so keep increasing (following the pattern), you'll see, it'll be fine, especially after you sew it in place. See a better schematic attached above"