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knitting help please!

Post: #225713 prison break fan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:46 am

Hi All, Once again I am turning to you for help! However did I manage before I discovered ish? I have found a lovely old knitting pattern for a hoodie, and want to make it for my daughter. Only trouble is, I don't think the wool exists anymore. It is Snowflake Double, Double-Double. Knitted on size 71/2 (1) and 61/2 (6) needles. Any help with an alternative would be greatly appreciated. I live in a fairly remote part of Sussex, (if there is such a thing!) and don't have access to wool shops. Have tried looking on the internet, but am pretty useless at that. Thanks in advance. pbf.

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Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:18 pm

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Post: #225719 Susie
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:01 pm

PBF, what tension does it knit to?
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Post: #225724 prison break fan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:18 pm

Susie, it is10sts and 13 rows = 10cms 4ins.

Becks 77 thankyou, it is neither of those, but I feel hopeful as Snowflake is out there! pbf.

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Post: #225730 Susie
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:22 pm

OK, that's a bit of a challenge ;-), I was hoping it was going to be a double knit or something! It sounds like it might be a superchunky kind of weight - how about Twilleys Freedom Wool which is practically the same tension, or Sirdar Big Softie which is one stitch off (you could perhaps knit it a bit tighter) but is very cheap at Kemps?

Does it look like a chunky pattern?
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Post: #225735 prison break fan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:10 pm

Thanks Susie, the Big Softie looks lovely. I feel very stupid about this and am very grateful for your help. I am actually a very good knitter, but only if I have a pattern and the right wool! I have been looking for a hoodie pattern for ages, and this is the only one daughter likes! Fussy or what!! I think as it is double double double it must be a super chunky. Thanks again. pbf.

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Post: #225753 Annpan
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:22 pm

You can double up double knitting wool, really just have two strands at the same time, it is dead easy - it is the same thickness as 'chunky' that way..... gives you more choice of colours, is usually cheaper.

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edit to add - if your test patch doesn't come out right change needle size... smaller needles for a tighter knit and bigger for a bigger knit.....
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:33 pm

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Post: #225806 prison break fan
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:13 am

Are we boring you Big Al? I have to stay in and do my knitting because I can't afford petrol to go out! her it is 133.9 ltr. Why aren't we protesting? pbf.

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Post: #225829 Big Al
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:31 am

probably too busy knitting!!

Incidently I have a lot of needles in imperial sizes as opposed to metric if they are of use to people as knitting is one thing I can't do except in, over, through , out.....
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Post: #225830 Annpan
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:38 am

in.... over... through.... out.....
that's about all there is too it Big Al :mrgreen: no excuse!

Those imperial knitting needles would be a great gift for a beginner... £2.50+ a pop for a set of needles these days and you never seem to have the right size... (I have a bunch of old imperial ones and they come in very handy) it's easy to work out the metric sizes too.
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