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Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2011, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Loopdeloop
Perfect! Thanks so much. I thought that is what...

Perfect!

Thanks so much. I thought that is what it was saying, but I wasn't sure. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,649
Posted By Loopdeloop
So, for the second set of instructions, do I...

So, for the second set of instructions, do I continue with the 2nd row of k5, purl to end, and then do the 3rd row, which would decrease at both edges, then k5, purl to end, then the 3rd row, cutting...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,649
Posted By Loopdeloop
Work 1 Row Straight in this Pattern

Knitting a baby cardigan for the first time! EEK! I'm doing the second size, so I'm following the first number in the parentheses on the pattern.

At this point:

Shape Front

Next row: knit to last...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By Loopdeloop
The fingering. I absolutely cannot hold the yarn...

The fingering. I absolutely cannot hold the yarn the way I am supposed to and I cannot, no matter the gazillion times I have tried, loop the needle the correct way. I've had people watch and correct...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-06-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By Loopdeloop
WWII Beanie No. 212 Cast on Method

I am going to be starting this hat (http://www.cocoabeachyarn.com/patterns/classicwatchcap.pdf) for my husband.

It says to use the long tail cast on or another method with stretch in it.

I abhor...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-27-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,008
Posted By Loopdeloop
Oooh! Thanks.....now I guess I should learn to...

Oooh!

Thanks.....now I guess I should learn to read charts..... :)
Forum: Pattern Central 10-27-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,008
Posted By Loopdeloop
New England Patriot's Patterns?

So, we have my uncle for Christmas this year (family does a give one gift-get one gift thing). Last year I bought him a Red Sox poster done up in the old WWII propaganda style.

This year I'd like to...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-26-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Loopdeloop
That's what I've been doing. Just wasn't sure if...

That's what I've been doing. Just wasn't sure if it was correct because I hadn't looked it up earlier. :) Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Loopdeloop
Hmm..is my math wrong or the pattern's math wrong?

So, new hat.

CO 100 stitches

First round keeps the stitch count at 100
Second round there are four k2tog --- 96 stitches left
Third round keeps same stitch count
Fourth round has four k2tog --- 92...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-25-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Loopdeloop
Best Way to K1 in MC and K5 in CC

So, I have a pattern where near the end I create "reverse triangles" over a few rows that involve k1 in mc, k5 in cc, and then the next row might be k3 in mc, k2 in cc, etc.

The piece reaches that...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By Loopdeloop
Gauge Swatch Patterns for a Class

I'm taking a gauge class in a few weeks, and the instructor asked us to come with four 5X5" swatches in:

Garter
Stockinette
Lace
Cable

I have garter and stockinette, but I've never done a gauge...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Loopdeloop
But it's a baby blanket and this is the fourth...

But it's a baby blanket and this is the fourth corner. It's very noticeable.

I may try hunting someone down on Ravelry. *sigh* I've already tried E-bay with no luck.
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Loopdeloop
Alas, no! Because it is a diagonally knitted...

Alas, no! Because it is a diagonally knitted blanket, and this is the fourth corner. :( It'd be an entire corner missing. It's so stupid. It's about two or three inches left.
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Loopdeloop
Help! I can't find any more of this yarn!

I received some skeins of yarn from a friend who gave up knitting when she started her Ph.D. program. It is the Red Heart "Wintuk" Sport Yarn, Net wt. 2 0z., 2 ply, 100% Orlon Acrylic Fiber.

I ran...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-04-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Loopdeloop
There are multiple increases and decreases that...

There are multiple increases and decreases that even out the stitch count to be the same as the cast on stitches, so that must be it. Which I figured and it's coming out BEAUUUUTIFULLY!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-04-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Loopdeloop
Thanks. There's not much to the pattern as it's...

Thanks.

There's not much to the pattern as it's a 4 row repeat to the end. It seems redundant to say "work evenly," in that case.
Forum: The Lounge 10-04-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By Loopdeloop
:teehee: Unfortunately for us, we have a two...

:teehee:

Unfortunately for us, we have a two year old, so any call of the wild that my happen on a camping trip will be him screeching his little head off in glee. :) Or our screams as we try to...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Loopdeloop
"Work even in lace pattern"?

For the eyelet lace pattern scarf, the instructions say "work even in lace pattern." Does this mean when I slip a stitch I alternate knit and purlwise or does it just mean knit straight instead of...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By Loopdeloop
It's funny you should mention sewing. My husband...

It's funny you should mention sewing. My husband loves to sew. He's been working on this cloak for me for a few years (lack of time), and he has the materials for a quilt he's been wanting to make...
Forum: The Lounge 09-29-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By Loopdeloop
I asked him if he wanted to and he said no. We'll...

I asked him if he wanted to and he said no. We'll see. Maybe he'll change his mind.

One of my coworkers talked her husband to crochet when he was laid off (construction guy) because he was going...
Forum: The Lounge 09-27-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By Loopdeloop
I came home to find...

...a few tiny rows of stockinette stitch on my refrigerator.

My husband said he wanted to understand what I talked about when I spoke to him about knitting, so he went and learned to knit and purl...
Forum: The Lounge 09-23-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,038
Posted By Loopdeloop
84 here. Mostly on the same things as others....

84 here.

Mostly on the same things as others.

*Don't take off my engagement, wedding, and inherited family wedding ring from 1898. Those things have come off once since I was married --- and that...
Forum: The Lounge 09-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By Loopdeloop
:roflhard:

:roflhard:
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Loopdeloop
How is the bag sitting? Is it next to you, on the...

How is the bag sitting? Is it next to you, on the floor, or on your lap?

I do a lot of knitting on my commute on a bus, which is not at all stable. I find it best if I either keep the bag in my lap,...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-19-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Loopdeloop
What to make with Red Heart Sport?

I inherited a bunch of yarn from a friend who had to stop crocheting. I have a bunch of Red Heart Wintuk Sport Yarn -- 2 ply, 100% orlon acrylic fiber. And I have no idea what to make with it.

I...
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