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    Default Intermediate Knit-a-long suggestions thread

    Post your suggestions for an intermediate knitting project here. Michelle will be organizing the beginner project.

    What i thought we could do is post links/pics to projects that we thought would be good for the intermeidate-ish level.

    After we have a few suggestions, then we can get a concenus (maybe do a poll?) to figure out which one we will work on. This way we'll have a bunch of projects so if the first knit-a-long goes well...we can do a few more.

    A couple of thoughts...

    we probably don't want to start with a project thats too huge...you know no ginormous or highly intricate sweaters or anything

    Obviously free patterns are ideal, but i know I personally would consider purchasing a pattern I thought was really cool, or i felt was affordable.

    I think its fine if we have a variety of suggestions....childrens items..scarves...mittens...socks whatever....i think the poll will really give us an idea of what people want to try.

    Anyway, lets see your ideas...I'll try to post some tonight or tomorrow night as well. Maybe by this weekend we'll be able to offically pick something!
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    Ok, here's one I like:


    (For some reason this link didn't work for me, but if you right click, choose 'properties', copy the url and paste it into your browser directly, then you can see the image)

    What might be cool about it is, i think its not a 'strict' pattern, so there is room for slight variation in things like size....so we would all make it, but each one would be a little different.

    Pattern: http://www.masondixonknitting.com/ar...on2[1].pdf

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    And this one is not free so i don't expect many people to bite, but i LOVE this pattern! I think they are so friggin cute...they come in both baby/toddler size and adults. I'm going to do this pattern some day,i know i will...so i figured I'd just throw it out there



    They sell both just the pattern, and complete kits.

    http://www.pickupsticksonline.com/pr...ries/boots.php

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    I love these 3 baby bootie pattersn, particularly the green pair in the middle



    http://www.interweave.com/knit/inter...rldBooties.pdf

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    Found another one I wouldn't mind trying! I've actually never done any cable work, so i'd like to finally get one under my belt



    http://www.knitsimplemag.com/pdf/scarf-aran.pdf


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    THis one kind of straddles between real beginner and intermediate. While its on the simpler side for an intermediate pattern...its something I've always wanted to make because we often give wine to friends as gifts.



    http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html

    Also, i actually have a pattern for a felted wine cozy in one of my pattern books..I like it more and its a little more involved. If you are interested in that one instead....maybe we can figure out a way for everyone to have the same pattern

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    Ok, i wanted to add some slightly more intermediate options which I thought could come in the form of socks. I found these two patterns. One is a basic ribbed sock...probably a good introduction to socks. And the other one has a couple more unique stitches in the leg work. Both from the same site.





    http://www.applelaine.com/Socks.html

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    Do you like fairisle? Or never tried it and want to give it a shot? This is a small project but might be a good intro to fairisle. Who doesn't need a coffee cozy?



    http://www.knitpicks.com/Projects/it...ojects_display


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    Including a unique baby blanket pattern that i found. I don't know how many of us actually need to be spending time on baby blankets..but even if we dont' have a little one, it could always be used as a gift. Its a bit more 'funky' than a traditional baby blanket, so I don' tknow if it has mass appeal, but I thought I'd include it. It is another opporunity to try cables if you don't konw them, but has some good old basic knitting too



    http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/endora/endora.html

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    Ok, ONE more from me and then I'm done

    I'm adding this one because i have been wanting a pair of convertable mittens.



    http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/pele/pele.html


    ok! i'm done!

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    All right, i KNOW i said i was done, but I really want to add one more

    Now this is another pattern that would need to be purchased, but i wanted to add it to the list in case other people really liked it as its something I really want to do. Emma goes to a Catholic school and wearsr a uniform everday...which is a jumper with tights..during the freezing cold days i would love to have the leg warmers to help keep her warmer! Some kids use sweatpants going and leaving school...but I think these would be much cuter..and I like this particular pattern a lot!



    http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure...specPCVID=8306

    Thats just one online place that sells their patterns, a lot of local yarn shops sell blue sky alpaca patterns as well...i know my LYS sells some.

    All right, i'm REALLY done now I swear!

    Don't be afraid to give your own suggestions!

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    I love all three!

    I've never felted before, so I'd love to do that with all of you!
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    I LOVE that bag. I have actually made those wine cozy's before and they are pretty easy and boy do they look great when giving wine!

    Here are 2 that I have made. I really like the striped one I did. I have done them both in the round and flat! They are a great project to do!




    ETA: One great thing about these is that you can use the cheap stuff and they look great! So they are really inexpensive to make

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    Just a reminder....you only have until tomorrow to submit a pattern suggestion! I know, i've submitted plenty to vote from, but I'd love to see what other people are interested in knitting!

    If you are having trouble finding free patterns, I included some links to places to find free patterns in the suggestions deadline thread. Have a look-see!
    Emma 08/31/01
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    Ok, I just found this board -- I can't believe I never knew it existed.

    I've been knitting for a couple of months, but truely going to town, my latest project is "The Perfect Sweater", whose free pattern is available at masondixonknitting.com

    A small project that looks cool (I've seen it in person) is the tiger hat on this page http://mlegan.wordpress.com/ I'm taking knitting classes at my LYS, and this is my instructor's site. It's not a free pattern, but the money goes to a good cause.

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    I'm voting for the baby booties, because that's what I need to make!
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    Kim, I've never felted before. I've always wanted to do a felted tote or a felted bag. Have you seen others (besides the mason dixon one)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skat130
    Kim, I've never felted before. I've always wanted to do a felted tote or a felted bag. Have you seen others (besides the mason dixon one)?
    This is the only other one that I know of off the top of my head...for a free pattern that is, but i know there are many others! It seems bags are one of the more popular felted knitting items.

    http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html

    When I get home i can check and see if I have any more bookmarked on my computer.

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    I don't know if this would be considered intermediate, but I'm really interested in trying this vest:

    http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTleftovers.html

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