Monday, May 08, 2006

I'm hoping that I have made it to this Blog....I'm a newbie to "blogs" please forgive me....I just purchased Mermaid and LaStrada and am waiting for them to arrive. From the postings I read about the needle sizes. (I just purchased 3 mm and 3.5 mm) Did I purchase correctly? Someone was also kind to point out that initally there are almost 500 stitches to cast on? Thanks for letting me join....

7 comments:

Reluctant Penguin said...

Lastrada has 501 stitches to cast on in the XL size. If you are making a smaller size, you are lucky to have to deal with fewer stitches!

Frances Goodman فرانسيس said...

Wow, TWO kits. How fun, and welcome!

sherry said...

Hi Ellen,
and welcome. I have mine, haven't started it yet.(mermaid that is)
sherry

Denise/CT said...

I suggest you start with the LaStrada. It seems to be an easier knit than the Mermaid, with less shaping. This will get you familiar with the pattern and how the designer writes. Check your gauge as each of us knits a bit different and you may need a different sized needle than what is suggested. Just jump in when you get it and enjoy the process. Before you know it you'll be finished with 1/2 of the jacket. Welcome !!

Ellen said...

Thank you all for your help. My Mermaid arrived, but am still waiting for LaStrada....I'm just nuts about both!!!

Ellen said...

I need some help, please!!!!

Ellen said...

I started the Mermaid and finished the first 12 ridges and now I am to make the stripe pattern. It's supposed to be 16 ridges but the mathematics doesn't work out for the pattern and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. The shoulder bind off comes after the slant decrease??? I need some help. Thanks