Raglan Jersey with "shawl" collar

I found some fantastic wool from Italy with the name "Vero". It was so wonderfully soft that I could not resist buying it even though I'm not a fan of variegated yarns. The label did not indicate either the size or the suggested gauge so I got out my WPI and discovered that this is a heavy worsted. I worked out a 5.5 mm needle gave the best results and then worked the basic sweater pattern from "The Sweater Workshop". I did a steek for the neck and decided I wanted to try to make a shawl collar. What I learned is that I should have cut the neckline steek further down the front to give a larger hole and then I could have crossed the collar over both sides and been able to poke my head though as well. But, since I'm on the learn as I go programme, I didn't do it exactly right but at least I have a collar that isn't the same old thing. In knitting this up, I found that the variegation was not consistent so I didn't try to match the stripes and just let it knit out as the colours came along.

There has been some discussion about blocking recently on MWK. I didn't block this but gave it a gentle hand wash and laid it out to dry. This evened-out any wayward looking stitches and fluffed the wool up.

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not so s-mitten...

Has anyone used Anna Zilboorg's "Magnificent Mittens"? There is a step in her process which is thoroughly trouncing me. It is the method of increases used in shaping the fingertip, namely, "pick up and knit x stitches". It's not a technique limited to her designs, I'm sure, so if anyone has any ideas... help. I'm stuck.

-Michael

Question for All You Experience Knitters

I am making this sweater, I think already have the answer to my question, but I'll ask you guys just to be sure.
My directions I am following are obviously for an experienced knitter and as this is my first real knitting project so I got lost a few times. I finally finished the body and I am now up to the arms...which the directions convieniently say, "knit untill you reach the desired legnth." So, unless someone invents a device where I can reach inside the mothers womb then I have a bit of a problem. What is a correct proportion, if such a proportion exists, for an arm length in relation to the body?

Steve

More from the ...... worlds greatest hat

Hello All ...

So, I should have known that the hat would continue causing me drama even after it's done ... :)

I think (really hope is more accurate) that the following links will bring you to the picture that I posted on my blogger blog ...

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Doug
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Always remember the Wizzards First Rule and you will never go wrong!

images/file attachments/ Problems?

I noticed last night it took several attempt to get files attched to my posts; that may have been due to the fact I was working on a dial-up workstation. Anyone else having problems?

The other wierd thing is the new image (without a title so impossible to get to) shown as being posted by me at a time I know I didn't even attempt it.

hmmmmmm.......

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