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Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By AniseRN
About pointier vs blunter tips: I think you can't...

About pointier vs blunter tips:
I think you can't go by what other people like or don't like; you need to find out what YOU like! I would suggest getting a fixed needle or some dpns to knit with and...
Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,570
Posted By AniseRN
DCM, I don't know where you live, but I see you...

DCM, I don't know where you live, but I see you mention some city names near me. If you want to come to Dharma in San Rafael, I can tell you about the classes there. They have free drop in sessions...
Forum: General Knitting 06-21-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,108
Posted By AniseRN
When I was a kid and first learned to knit, I...

When I was a kid and first learned to knit, I stored straight needles in an oatmeal box--the tall cylindrical cardboard one. I poked the needles through the lid into the box. That way the needle...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By AniseRN
Ok, you know your usual mantra: "knit, purl;...

Ok, you know your usual mantra: "knit, purl; purl, knit".

You know that when you are just setting up you use the second half of each of those steps, i.e. "---, purl; ----, knit".

To finish the last...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By AniseRN
Last fall I hunted for help on grafting 2x2...

Last fall I hunted for help on grafting 2x2 ribbing and found this excellent post from administrator Amy: ...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-28-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By AniseRN
Gotta love that copy+paste! :^) :cheering:...

Gotta love that copy+paste! :^)

:cheering:
Anise
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By AniseRN
Ok, I'm going to take a stab at this one. The...

Ok, I'm going to take a stab at this one. The pattern looks adorable, but I wonder whether some of the instructions don't account for the way you work the odd rows right to left, but the even rows...
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By AniseRN
Can you post a picture of your blanket so far? ...

Can you post a picture of your blanket so far? And tell us more about the pattern. If it's not big enough, probably you should keep knitting to make it bigger, not start over! But really we need...
Forum: General Knitting 12-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By AniseRN
Sounds like you were able to do this part? Now...

Sounds like you were able to do this part?


Now that you have finished picking up stitches along the shaped edge, does the edge continue with a section where you previously cast off 9 stitches? ...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,685
Posted By AniseRN
Thank you both! This is just the kind of...

Thank you both! This is just the kind of information I was hoping for. Plus--how nice that you prefer to wear the kind that are easier to knit! Thank you again.

Anise
Forum: General Knitting 10-30-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,685
Posted By AniseRN
Flip-top mittens/gloves: with or without fingers?

Who here has worn flip-top or convertible mittens/gloves? I want to make some, and I'm not sure whether to make ones with just one opening for the hand (like mittens with a "hat"), or with separate...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,057
Posted By AniseRN
This instruction sounds like they want you to...

This instruction sounds like they want you to build up a section of the fabric that bulges. If your row is longer than 8, but you turn back early and knit those 8 stitches again, and then you turn...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,474
Posted By AniseRN
Yes! This works! I'm just finishing up Elann's...

Yes! This works! I'm just finishing up Elann's chemo turban, and I grafted it the way Amy describes here, and it looks perfect. Wooo! (I did knit swatches ahead of time and practice--at first I...
Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By AniseRN
Well, I went down to LYS and got some help. The...

Well, I went down to LYS and got some help. The knitting teacher there measured my gauge for me, and called it 5 sts/inch. I wouldn't have been able to do that alone, but I'm happy to trust her...
Forum: General Knitting 08-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By AniseRN
gauge in pattern vs gauge in stockinette

I'm about to start on a vest in moss rib stitch, pattern from Silver Creek Classics. The pattern gives a gauge of 5 1/2 sts per inch in moss rib stitch.

When I measure my swatch, I get 7 sts/inch...
Forum: General Knitting 05-22-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By AniseRN
It's ok. Sissy just forgot to put "Repeat this...

It's ok. Sissy just forgot to put "Repeat this row." (And, as has been mentioned, of course you need k2tog twice.)



:^)

Anise
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,977
Posted By AniseRN
Wow--this is getting more and more interesting....

Wow--this is getting more and more interesting. Cool! Thank you all for the additional video links and commentary. I had already been looking at Annie Modesitt's site, and it was after that that I...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,977
Posted By AniseRN
Learning combined knitting, and circular ribbing

I posted over in what'cha knitting that I want to learn combined style knitting. But now I have a specific question, so I'm posting over here.

The KH video shows how to do the knit stitch, and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By AniseRN
Yeah, purling in English is easy, it's just that...

Yeah, purling in English is easy, it's just that ribbing takes so many extra motions to keep moving the working yarn from front to back and back to front. That's what bugs me about it, and why I want...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-03-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By AniseRN
Learning new techniques: from English to continental to ? combined ?

I'm embarking on learning some new techniques. I'm an English-style knitter, but I hate doing ribbing more than anything. From looking at various videos and reading people's comments, I think I might...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By AniseRN
You slip 1 purlwise, knit 1, slip 1 purlwise,...

You slip 1 purlwise, knit 1, slip 1 purlwise, knit 1, slip 1 purlwise, and so on, until you get to the end of the row, and knit the last stitch.

Next row (I assume) you slip the first stitch and...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,401
Posted By AniseRN
Thank you! That's just the kind of detail I was...

Thank you! That's just the kind of detail I was hoping to hear. Sounds like the woolly nylon will be the better choice. Hooray!

Anise
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,401
Posted By AniseRN
Reinforcing thread: woolly nylon or Lang Jawol?

I searched on reinforcement thread for socks, and found recommendations for woolly nylon serger thread (and I got myself a spool) and for Lang Jawol reinforcement thread (which is similar to the thin...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-19-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By AniseRN
Hi Wanda, I think they're beautiful! I've been...

Hi Wanda,

I think they're beautiful! I've been working on some mini-mochi socks and mine don't match, either (although they are closer than your two). Seeing your socks makes me want to knit my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By AniseRN
Cut your yarn and pull it through the loop. Then...

Cut your yarn and pull it through the loop. Then weave in your ends. Tada!

Anise
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