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January 31, 2006



My son just bought a t-shirt with "The Family Guy's" son, Chris imparting such wisdom, "Brown is the color of poo."

I know, inappropriate. Regardless, I'm loving Cul-de-sac and looking forward to the big reveal!


Don't dash my hopes... I'm thinking I need to make Cul-de-sac, and I don't want to be afraid of it from the git-go.

Can I ask a few details... pattern book? yarn weight? yardage? I've got some yarn coming that I think would look great as this, but I don't know if I have enough or if it's even an appropriate yarn for this application.


Cul-de-sac is going to be fabulous.

That cable extension looks fascinating to me. How is that done?


Thanks, Marie! And don't worry - I think I've heard every "brown isn't a color, it's do-do" comment there is. :) I still like it, though. hehehe

Leisel - No - Don't be afraid of it. There's nothing inherently fear-provoking in the pattern, sometimes it's just...tedious! The pattern is from the fall, 2003 Knitter's. As far as I know, that's the only place it's appeared - a one-off by Lavold for the magazine. I'm using Cotton Patine by Lavold which is basically a sport weight (the pattern calls for "lightweight") and size 7 needles (Cotton Patine calls for size 7 needles, the pattern calls for size 6). I'll be using 7 balls, which puts the yardage right at 770m or 847 yds. Because I'm using slightly larger needles, I'm knitting the 39" size & it looks like it's coming out right at 40" - 41". Of course I won't know the final outcome until I try it on!

Vera - When you get to the bind-off for the shoulders, you leave the cable pattern stitches (plus one on either side - in this case, 6 total) on a holder. After the shoulders are sewn together, you pick up the stitches & continue knitting the cabled portion until it's long enough to reach to the mid-back. Then you do the same to the other side, sewing the cable bits to the back of the neck & seaming the centers. That way you have a continuous cable around the front. :)

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