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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-17-2014, 08:08 AM
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Posted By melinda9723
Here is my sweater before washing it. My concerns...

Here is my sweater before washing it. My concerns stand out like a sore thumb in the picture! You can definatley tell I am still a new knitter.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By melinda9723
FO: 1st sweater dress, long sweater

Thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way. I finally finished about 10 mins ago. I am hoping it will look better after washing and drying it.

Thanks again so much!:muah:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By melinda9723
How to block a garment?

I am almost ready to block my sweater dress a.k.a long sweater but not sure how or if I have to but I'm pretty sure I do.

For sure I want to block it because my tension is not consistent so my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
Just an update on my progress: 1 more sleeve to...

Just an update on my progress: 1 more sleeve to knit and then I will try to block it! :happydance:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
Yes that's it. Thanks for posting the correct...

Yes that's it. Thanks for posting the correct link!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
So sorry! I did something wrong somewhere but the...

So sorry! I did something wrong somewhere but the pattern is called learn to knit a womans sweater by staci perry.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
Sorry ladies! Didn't realize you would have to b...

Sorry ladies! Didn't realize you would have to b a member of Ralvery in order to see the pattern.

Nothing fancy just a dress to wear around the house.
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By melinda9723
We don't have one in my area that I am aware of...

We don't have one in my area that I am aware of but that would be wonderful if we did!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
The sweater is a top down pattern so I knitted...

The sweater is a top down pattern so I knitted the sweater to right above my waistline

I then figured out how many stitches I need for my waist and hips by using the gauge I made and taking my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
I think I maybe on the right track now. I used...

I think I maybe on the right track now. I used the link above to find the number of stitches I need for my waist and hips and just applied the numbers to the sweater pattern.

Hopefully this will...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,166
Posted By melinda9723
Thanks! I also crochet and the same thing applies...

Thanks! I also crochet and the same thing applies there as well.

I think I also need to try new things in that area as well. Always wanted to try crochet cables but the last time I did they gave me...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By melinda9723
Question turn a sweater pattern into a sweater dress?

Ok, I'm back! I tried to figure this out on my own and it came out way too big for me so I have now ripped out all my stitches up to the end of the sweater pattern minus the ribbing.

This is the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By melinda9723
Thanks! Me either.

Thanks! Me either.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By melinda9723
Just an update: I wanted to show you guys...

Just an update:
I wanted to show you guys what I have so far. Because I also work a full-time job, I haven't been able to knit as much as I would like to but here goes my progress so far. I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By melinda9723
Beautiful job!! About how long did it take you?

Beautiful job!! About how long did it take you?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By melinda9723
Thanks! Not quite sure about the forward thinking...

Thanks! Not quite sure about the forward thinking part.
I found myself getting bored with knitting the basic simple things.
I came here for advice which lead me to this idea.

I tried it on last...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By melinda9723
wow...those are very nice! I need a new pair of...

wow...those are very nice! I need a new pair of houseshoes and they look like they are so warm and comfy. I tried felting one and my purse turned into a square top hat after it was washed and air...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-27-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By melinda9723
You did a wonderful job and it looks so pretty...

You did a wonderful job and it looks so pretty and warm!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By melinda9723
That is just too cute!!

That is just too cute!!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-27-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By melinda9723
This is the pattern I purchased on...

This is the pattern I purchased on Ralvery:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...womans-sweater

What do you think so far?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By melinda9723
WIP: my first sweater dress!

:happydance: I was finally able to start my very first sweater dress this morning !:happydance:

I am feeling very confident that this will actually get completed in no time.
The pattern I am using...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By melinda9723
Gauge update: I finally got it! :woohoo: Had I...

Gauge update: I finally got it! :woohoo:
Had I have watched her video a few minutes longer, I would have known that she recommends doing the same thing you guys told me to do.

For me, a size 8...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By melinda9723
thanks! I will try this after dinner.

thanks! I will try this after dinner.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By melinda9723
I am casting on 18 stitches as she instructs and...

I am casting on 18 stitches as she instructs and working 23 rows.
I have worked up to a size 10 needle, which is the biggest size I currently have. The one thing I am not doing is casting on extra...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By melinda9723
ok, I must really be dumb to making a gauge...

ok, I must really be dumb to making a gauge swatch because this just isn't working out for me. I started with a size 7 needle which the pattern calls for and am up to a size 9 now and my swatch is...
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