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Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2005, 02:25 PM
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Posted By LauraT
Javede: since I can't read German, does the...

Javede:

since I can't read German, does the website say anything about the yarn being available in the US anytime soon?

Laura
Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By LauraT
Wow, what great options. I really like that Opal...

Wow, what great options. I really like that Opal sock yarn. What does this mean?

The patriotic socks on busyknitters are very handsome. I may try those.

The Lorna's Laces yarn was pricey. ...
Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By LauraT
Well, I stumbled across this yarn by Lorna's...

Well, I stumbled across this yarn by Lorna's Laces:

http://www.socknitters.com/PATTERNS/libertysocks.htm

Did anyone else find something? Cotton sock yarn would be nice since I'm in Central Texas. ...
Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By LauraT
red-white-blue sock yarn.

Has anyone seen such a thing as red-white & blue sock yarn?

I want to make Patriotic socks for my darling daughter who is crazy about celebrating our Nation's birthday!

Self-patterning sock yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-24-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,751
Posted By LauraT
Sure - it's always easy to figure out when it's...

Sure - it's always easy to figure out when it's someone else's project!

Real wool at Jo-Anne's? What a concept! Mine only has acrylic in every color and texture imaginable. Some kitchen...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-24-2005, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By LauraT
thank you Silver - I did not know where to start...

thank you Silver - I did not know where to start measuring - the pattern did not say - just said "7 inches". Live and learn. thanks for sharing your wisdom and experience.

I'll have to try the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By LauraT
so that's it? just make it the length I need and...

so that's it? just make it the length I need and forget about knitting X # of rows for the foot length?

ha-ha! :rofling: I thought there'd be some sophisticated method. sorry - just couldn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2005, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,751
Posted By LauraT
Cute sweater. Will you be using the Cotton Ease?...

Cute sweater. Will you be using the Cotton Ease? I've been wanting to make something with that yarn.

Anyway, the directions and video Amy provides are correct. I see no discrepancy between the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,940
Posted By LauraT
I think you knit the first stitch, but don't pull...

I think you knit the first stitch, but don't pull it off the needle; purl the same stitch, THEN pull it off onto the right-hand needle.

Purl the next 6 stitches. You should have 1 more stitch on...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By LauraT
adjusting gauge without changing needle size..

...I'm knitting the sock pattern provided by Lion Brand on the back of their label for sock yarn. Nice yarn, by the way. It's the Brown and Blue Pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,664
Posted By LauraT
Thanks Trish: that is what I suspected, but...

Thanks Trish:

that is what I suspected, but wasn't quite sure. I've only knitted 1 sock thus far- the toddler/baby sock that came with Amy's Knitting Help.com CD-ROM and it did not have this...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,664
Posted By LauraT
Slip 1, knit 1 pattern on sock heel flap. why??

What is the purpose of this stitch in the heel flap? :thinking:

S1, K1 on knit side
S1, P1 on purl side.

since I'm not decreasing, do I slip purl-wise on both sides?

Laura
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By LauraT
that sounds cool. I can't afford new palm s/w so...

that sounds cool. I can't afford new palm s/w so I merely copied all the same text (conversions of needles and yarn types, calculating yarn needs per project, knitting abbreviations and instructions,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2005, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,694
Posted By LauraT
http://www.lionbrand.com Has a nice...

http://www.lionbrand.com

Has a nice substitution/weight chart also, and lets you know where their yarns fit into the "weight" category.
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2005, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,994
Posted By LauraT
thank you very much. The sock-knitting video...

thank you very much. The sock-knitting video alone is worth the cost of the CD-ROM.

Can't wait for the DVD version to come out.

Laura
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,994
Posted By LauraT
slip stitch - purl-wise vs knit-wise on sock video/instructi

Amy - I'm confused :? Would you enlighten me on something please??

I ordered your CD and am knitting the baby/toddler sock pattern included in the CD.

Directions for the slip stitches in the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By LauraT
"hot dang"

Being a native Texan, I understand "hot dang" and I can picture you doin' that jig with needles in hand!!

Congratulations and I hope to join you next year - after I learn sock knitting!

Way to go,...
Forum: General Knitting 02-15-2005, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By LauraT
that's it!

yes, that's it amy & Yvonne. Thanks very much. I guess there are many names for the same stitch.
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By LauraT
By jove, I think you've got it!

Yvonne, I re-read my instructions. They are the same as yours. I had read the part about doing the foundation purl row in the Brioche section last night, but just didn't connect the two sets of...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,223
Posted By LauraT
yes I saw them too!

and I left drool all over my keyboard - ladies, this may be the incentive I need to start a sock project! Affordable yarn that's also good QUALITY!

I nearly go into "panic attack" when I calculate...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By LauraT
what video is y-b video?

Which video are you referring to? I didn't find it.

Laura
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By LauraT
Yvonne, well I'm a newbie,,,soooo..

maybe I overlooked something. I'll go home and look again. I do have a friend in her 80's who has knitted a lot and she's from England so maybe she's familar with that type stitch.

Thanks ever...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,446,859
Posted By LauraT
knit-along

well, i've never been involved in a knit-a-long, but I guess it's what I need to get me to actually START a project!

Hey, I have 2 uncles in Toronto, but I guess that's a long way from you.

I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,446,859
Posted By LauraT
Sorry, Amy - I called you Ann.!!

Can't wait to purchase the DVD! I'm desperate to make socks this year.
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By LauraT
more info on double stitch

Well, if that's true, then why did she state that the stitches would fall off? If you stitch through both the current stitch and the one below it, then that would, effectively secure the stitches...
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