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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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Can there be too many Ribbi Cardis?

Posted by Amber on April 23, 2007

I spent most of the weekend knitting (Picovoli – it’s divided into such great chunks. You can sit there and think “Well, I’ll just finish the yoke. It’s only 33 rows! Okay, I’ll do the bust too, that’s only 40 rows. Well, why not finish the waist decreases since I’m at it – only 27 rows. And then how can I not do the straight part of the waist? That’s just 13 rows. Heck, why not do the hip increases – only 18 rows.” My elbow cramped before I finished the last 10 rows and picot hem. So the body will probably be done tonight. Other scary things – the amount of cleaning I got done this weekend. Was there a time warp or soemthing?) But when I wasn’t knitting, there was some stash assessment (I’m considering thinning the herd before MDS&W). I’ve been wondering for a while what to do with…

Cotton Ease. Original recipe.

I have two balls of purple – the oldest yarn in my stash! (Well, oldest yarn I bought. Inherited yarn from grandma doesn’t count). And four (five?) balls in black. While browsing the internet this late last week, I saw a Ribbi Cardi done with 6 balls of Cotton Ease. I love my Shelridge Ribbi to death, so would a second one be so bad? (This was going to be a Tricot until I noticed the Tricot gauge – 4 st/inch! I can’t get 4 st/inch with Cotton Ease!)

What about a third one?

I have four more balls of blue (I admit it, I bought out a Ben Franklin Crafts Cotton Ease stock one day) left over from my Sitcom Chic. Blue body + white sleeves (or white and light blue stripes). My mom likes my Ribbi, and she liked the color of my Sitcom Chic. (And she is making me a quilt, and has unwittingly agreed to making me a couple of skirts… I’m phasing her into handknits, as long as she promises to wear them. So far she has a sweater, a hat, and a crocheted scarf.)

I wonder if I’d be all Ribbied out by the time I got around to #3. That’s a lot of Ribbi. I wouldn’t do them in a row, but still. So a question for my readers (I’m up to 9 on bloglines! And I know there are others!)–

How many times have you made the same pattern (which pattern?), and how did that go for you?


3 Responses to “Can there be too many Ribbi Cardis?”

  1. knitfriendly said

    I am making my second melody shawl right now and it is going slower than my first one did but I think that has a lot to do with the fact that this one is for me and the first one was for a scarf exchange with a deadline. I am enjoying it the second time around and know what to expect. Think of your second sock in a pair of socks. How do you feel about the second one? Some think it goes faster because they have mastered the pattern and others dread it. :)

  2. bethc said

    The only things I have made more than once are baby things. I have enjoyed that, but they are, you know, small…

  3. judy said

    I’ve made the Annie Modesette corset tank top twice and the Wings of the Moth twice. For both, I think I had similar experiences. It was painful or enjoyable depending on the material I was using. The cotton corset was kinda painful and I was just trying to get through it. The silk on, that was nice :-) The Flaming Moth got to be a little painful because of how big it was and how tight the stitches were. The one made with Doceur et Soie, that was like butter!

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