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Update on Chuppah

Oct 20, 2009
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The first picture was from a couple days ago, but this picture is up to date. It is on the 60 inch long circular needles right now. I'm excited to be able to see the pattern, and how nice it is coming out. Hope you like it.


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CocoaBear wrote
on Aug 7, 2010 1:48 PM

How do I get a free copy of this pattern?

on Jan 2, 2010 5:04 PM

Thank you. I never thought to do that Wendy. I only have one 60inch long circle needle because it was 20 dollars. Do you know of a discount needle place? I haven't really been working on the chuppah lately. I have had to many others things going (bridal shower cake order i had to do). When I do get to another picture point I will post it.

Happy Crafting.

Jessica1004 wrote
on Dec 24, 2009 1:45 PM

It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the updates as they come.

Wendy wrote
on Dec 21, 2009 12:28 PM

Hi again -

I didn't notice this update photo when I posted on your first pic a few minutes ago. I'm sure you've figured this out by now, but by the time I really got into the project I was using five 60" circs as if they were dpns (one circ for each side of the chuppah and the fifth needle as the working needle). I got "stoppers" for the ends of the needles to prevent the stitches from sliding off of the needles that were not in use. Hope that's helpful!

on Oct 24, 2009 10:58 AM

I am glad that I was able to inspire you try something different. This is my first time reading a chart and so far so good. I just Post-it notes to keep track of where I am.

 

Happy Knitting to yall.

mandyangela wrote
on Oct 23, 2009 1:21 PM

Hi Knitting4Hope!!

Looking forward to these updates - I think your work is lovely so far!  I've always meant to try circular work, but never got round to it, but you've inspired me to try!

My shawl-making consists of Shetland shawls (using Shetland wool bought fromthe Shetland Isles), the Laceweight and Cobweb shawls which equate to a US#1 and US#0 respectively.  I do like to try something new once in a while, though.

Happy Knitting!!

Mandy

on Oct 23, 2009 12:45 PM

I'm glad you like it.

I will post a picture when i have it 1/2 way done and then when it is completely done.

FaiWay wrote
on Oct 22, 2009 8:45 PM

I think it is going to look so nice when your done. I just about interweave magazine when I purchased my first copy about 6 months ago so I dont have a copy dating to 2007 but the photo you put in looks really nice. I would have thought that was macrame. I wouldnt be surprised to find you could do it that way as well. but thank you for the explanation. I hope you post a photo of it when your finished as well. Thank you so much

Fay

on Oct 21, 2009 5:11 PM

Hi Everyone!

To answer FaiWay's question of what a Chuppah is I will say: A Chuppah (חוּפָּה) is a Jewish symbol of the home. Like the tent of Abraham, the chuppah is open on four sides to represent hospitality. This symbolic home is empty except for the  new couple - a reminder that in the home, it is the people within it, not the possessions, that matter.

First, FaiWay. The pattern was from the Interweave Magazine from Summer 2007 (page 49, 118-121).

I started on 4 double pointed needles (5 if you count the empty/working needle.) You cast on normally and join the same way, but you only start with 8 stiches so there is a very small hole in the center. I pulled the tail end from casting on nice and tight so the hole went away. The reason why it isn't forming into a "sock shape", is becasue every other row you are increasing (the other rows you are just knitting every stich.) You start with 8 stiches and end with somewhere around 570.

Hopefully you can see the picture below. That is what it will look like when it is finished (if it is done correctly). If you have any more question I am happy to answer. [:)]

FaiWay wrote
on Oct 21, 2009 4:38 PM

Hi Mandy. I use 5 sock needles all the time for making socks but it makes a tubular sock. not a flat surface like she has above. I really would like to be able to do something like this. even doing a toe up sock leaves a small opening. is there a pattern somewhere I could try this with?

Fay

mandyangela wrote
on Oct 21, 2009 1:42 PM

Hi Ladies!!

Hello FalWay - you can do a cast-on for a circular or square project by putting the stitches evenly on 3 or four sock needles, however, you need a lot of good manual dexterity and even more patience!!!   Another way is to make a crochet chain equal to the number of stitches needed, join it up and pick up your stitches with your needles.  You could try both ways out using spare yarn from your stash and see which one suits you best.

Hello Knitting4Hope - your practice chuppah is coming on really well - I'm looking forward to your future updates.  I ''google-d'' chuppah and the information page it came up with said this is a very important part of a Jewish wedding ceremony, being a traditional covering under which the couple make their wedding vows - is that right??  It is certainly lovely!

Mandy

FaiWay wrote
on Oct 21, 2009 11:34 AM

Hi I love this. but I have no idea what a chuppa is ? where could I get a pattern or see the photo for this one please? and I would love to know how you got that one started.

Fay