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Kaleidoscope the Smart Way offers a new and simpler way to achieve the complex traditional Kaleidoscope Block.
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Use the Kaleidoscope Smart-Plate to easily trim simple beginner blocks. Make traditional Kaleidoscope blocks, fun tilted blocks and more!
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Seamless Knits for Posh Pups offers 14 different styles of dog sweaters. Each made seamlessly. No more needing to seam up different pieces and hope they match and fit. Top-down or bottom-up, either way, your pup will look fantastic!
Can you please help me. The hood on the “Otis” (so cute I really want to do this right) I do a provisional cast on of 16 stitches. I work five rows. Then I put the live stitches onto a second needle. and suddenly I have 32 stitches? I’m confused and don’t know how that works. Or do I knit from the cast on on two sides? Could you help me with this?
I am so glad you like the design.
If you take a look at a hood on a regular jacket or sweatshirt, you will find it will have a seam either along the top or down the back. Because you are knitting this from the top down, you are knitting it from the VERY TOP, meaning the top of the hood. This is all one piece and you will not have any seams. The first 5 rows will create the fold that would otherwise be a seamed.
The live stitches you are working will continue to be left side of the hood, and the provisional cast on sts, which you put on the second dpn, will be the right side of the hood. The hood will continue to be worked, now, in long rows back and forth from the hood opening on one side, around the back, to the hood opening on the other side.
In theory, you could use a straight needle or circular at this point, however, when you get to the collar and you join to work in the round you will need to use dpns until there are enough stitches to work on a circular.
Please let me know if you still have questions. You can email me directly if you prefer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you please tell me if Round 1 on the larger needles for the Waldo pattern should read at the end of that round: (2 inc chest, 2 inc back) rather than the 1 inc back I am seeing on this pattern. I can see 2 x M1L and 2 x M1R on this row, so it would seem to me that there should be 4 increases in total.
Thank you for noticing that! You are absolutely correct. When you brought this to my attention, I immediately checked my originals before printing, because, let’s face it, that is a pretty silly mistake to make. Oddly, my original files were correct, so this must have been a last-minute editing mistake. Either way, I’ll be making a note of this correction.
All the best and I hope you enjoy (the rest of) my book.
I love your dog sweater pattern. (Seamless Knits for Posh Pups) I’ve knit about ten of them.
All the neighbor dogs are wearing them. Some in SeaHawk colors.
I do have a question. Not being a sophisticated knitter, there may be an easier way..after finishing the chest section and cutting the yarn. I slip those stitches across onto the right needle to the second marker and add the new piece of yarn and continue knitting the back in stockinette st.
Is that the best way to do this?