The Official Ruched Tee Knit-Along

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Dawmre wrote
on Mar 6, 2013 8:43 PM

Cindy and Diamora,

i was able to get the stitch calculator to work using k1f&b by counting the knit front and back as the increased stitch plus the first k1 stitch (basically, k1f&b followed by 2 knit stitches=4 stitches). Not sure if this helps or not...

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Dawmre wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 8:52 AM

Just so I'm clear-- on row 33,if we've been knitting in the round all along, we ignore the cast on 6, right?

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Dawmre wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 8:52 AM

Just so I'm clear-- on row 33,if we've been knitting in the round all along, we ignore the cast on 6, right?

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diamora24 wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 9:07 AM

Thank you Sewdove, Cindy Bee and Dawmre for all of you suggestions.  Cindy, I used the Magic Formula PDF by Ann Budd, referenced in the same post by Kathleen at the beginning of the knit-along.  It is also in Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop (Interweave 2010).  I also am using the kf&b increase method.

I think I finally got the results I was looking for.  First, I tried to solve the problem of where to place the 4th-stitch and 5th-stitch increases by  dividing 14 into 36, as suggested by Sewdove.   That gave me approximately 2-1/2 (half way between 2 and 3)  So--I  figured  that if I wanted evenly-spaced increases, I should do a 5th-stitch increase three times, then do a 4th-stitch increase once, then a 5th-stitch increase only two times, then another 4th-stitch increase, etc.  But this was SO complicated.   I finally came up with a way to chart to help me figure it out.   The result was that I knew exactly on what stitch to make each f&b increase.  Here's my chart:

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diamora24 wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 9:18 AM

Thank you, all, for your suggestions.  Cindy, I used the Magic Formula PDF by Ann Budd, referenced in the same post by Kathleen at the beginning of the knit-along.  It is also in Shirley Paden's Knitwear Design Workshop (Interweave 2010).  I also used the kf&b increase method.

I did divide 14 into 36, which gave me close to 2-1/2.  This told me that I would have to intersperse my 4th-stitch increase between the 5th-stitch increases either 2 times or 3 times.  I finally charted it out as follows: 

2

7-12-17

21

26-31-36

etc.

The single numbers are the 4th-stitch increases.  The sets of 3 numbers are the 5th-stitch increase.  This helped me count if I had the correct number of 4th-stitch and 5th-stitch increases, and more important, the correct number of total increases.  If someone could explain this better, that would be great.  But it did work!  

 

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diamora24 wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 9:21 AM

Oops!  Looks like I posted twice.  SO hard to explain myself.  But hope someone can make sense of it.

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Sewdove wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 9:52 AM

I thought someone else would answer you on this.  If you ignore the 6 st, your stitch count will be off when you do those big increase and decrease rows that are coming up.  I added 6 increases to Row 4 below that point.  Hope you aren't beyond that now.

Peggy D.

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Sewdove wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 9:54 AM

This post was for Dawmre, I forgot to highlight her message.  Sorry

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lisaelle wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 10:36 AM

I have a question about row 33 as well. If I've been knitting in the round, do I just leave my marker where it's been all along (I placed a marker at my join in Row 1)? The patter indicates to slip the marker, but I don't know if I still need to shift where my start of round is. 

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Dawmre wrote
on Mar 7, 2013 10:47 AM

Thank you, sew dove, that makes more sense !

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on Mar 8, 2013 1:15 AM

Sigh. I figured I was doing this part wrong, but I wasn't entirely sure so I stuck with it. I am already on row 17 so I'll have to go and rip some rows out. Thanks for this info. 

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Anna PS wrote
on Mar 8, 2013 11:45 AM

A little bit late, but I am in too. I had to finish another sweater first.

Yesterday after work I bought Rowan Purelife Revive in a green colour in the store De Afstap in Amsterdam. I already had the magazine on my computer. The tee was in my wishlist. I did do a KAL before, but never to make a tee.

Tomorrow I'm going to try out the gauge and make a start!

Are there any otter European girls in this KAL?

 

Anna Petra from Zaandam (the Netherlands)

 

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connie b wrote
on Mar 8, 2013 4:15 PM

Rats!  I just discovered this KAL but I'm knee-deep (pun intended, lol) in SockMadness.  I've had the Ruched Tee queued since the mag came out so I hope to be able to join in.

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cathha wrote
on Mar 8, 2013 6:30 PM

I started the Top 2 days ago and am on row 11 but doing a larger size so  those rows take longer. I am saving all the emails in a folder and maybe Sunday I will read them. I had to finish a cowl be fore I would start this.

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Lianewobito wrote
on Mar 9, 2013 8:03 AM

 

It's done.  I used some leftover baby yarn just to see what it would work out to look like. I actually like the way it turned out with this yarn. The next one I will probably make out of cotton and add a bit of a sleeve to it. I'm a "fluffy" girl, so a little bit longer sleeve would be better on me, although I WILL wear this one too. Wink

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