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Old Sep 6th, 2010, 01:00 AM   11
Farie
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Wow your all so good! I dream of being able to knit jumpers and all in ones

I've just started - literlaly just cast on (took 3 attempts ) and have just finished my 2nd row .. DH thinks its hilarious, but I needed somehting to do to stop myself nesting already, I simply cannot start washing baby clothes, towels and cleaning the house at 27 weeks!
Also we've just had a 7.1 earthquake and I need to 'do' something to take my mind off the aftershocks.

I've cast on 50 and am planning on doing a slightly rectangular blankie for my little lady, I have NZ flax/wool thats purple/lime green and pinky - kind of sounds gross but should look ok - hopefully.

How long does it take you ladies to do approx 50-75 rows and would that be the right amount to make the blankie slightly rectangular?

Thank you and sorry for being such a clueless nubie :blushL



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2010, 05:47 AM   12
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Wow your all so good! I dream of being able to knit jumpers and all in ones

I've just started - literlaly just cast on (took 3 attempts ) and have just finished my 2nd row .. DH thinks its hilarious, but I needed somehting to do to stop myself nesting already, I simply cannot start washing baby clothes, towels and cleaning the house at 27 weeks!
Also we've just had a 7.1 earthquake and I need to 'do' something to take my mind off the aftershocks.

I've cast on 50 and am planning on doing a slightly rectangular blankie for my little lady, I have NZ flax/wool thats purple/lime green and pinky - kind of sounds gross but should look ok - hopefully.

How long does it take you ladies to do approx 50-75 rows and would that be the right amount to make the blankie slightly rectangular?

Thank you and sorry for being such a clueless nubie :blushL
on average 50-75 rows of 50 stitches would take me about 2-3 hours non stop knitting.

Do you have a pattern to go off or you just making it up as you go along? Its hard to say how big it will be/ long it should take. What size needles are you using, what yarn? xxx



 
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Old Sep 7th, 2010, 22:59 PM   13
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Hey there

Wow, 50-75 rows in 2 hours - thats amazing!

Its 8 ply DK 100% wool yarn and 4mm needles - like this

I haven't really got a pattern, just cast on 50 and am knitting until it looks approx rectangular!
I'm hoping to take it to a local sewing place after and get them to edge in it satin, just a inch border all round to give it a little more size and shape.
I think when I try again (I bough 2 balls of wool! Might swop the other for a different colour) I might cast on 80 and make the next one a little bigger.

Will try to upload a pic of how its going so far :-)



 
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Old Sep 8th, 2010, 03:44 AM   14
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Ah I see, If you want to do a bigger one next time get some chunky wool and 8mm needles, it will knit up in a flash! xx



 
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Ah I see, If you want to do a bigger one next time get some chunky wool and 8mm needles, it will knit up in a flash! xx
Oh awesome, thank you



 
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