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Forum: General Knitting 02-23-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,745
Posted By schoen1605
The only cast on in the list that I don't use is...

The only cast on in the list that I don't use is the long tail. I never learned how. And I never have seen a reason to learn.

The first cast on I learned was the backwards loop (or single) cast on...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By schoen1605
Do I need to use 3 sets of DPNs, so that I can...

Do I need to use 3 sets of DPNs, so that I can "set aside" the body of the sweater and make two sleeves?

no. You can set aside the sweater body on either a couple spare needles (any size) or a...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,235
Posted By schoen1605
I love puzzles and so decided to make a dishcloth...

I love puzzles and so decided to make a dishcloth with the honeycomb stitch. Here's (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CarolSch/k1b-honeycomb-dishcloth) a picture of the WS of the cloth with a k1b...
Forum: General Knitting 10-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By schoen1605
There should be more rows to the cable...

There should be more rows to the cable instructions. Rows 1, 3 and 5 just say to knit all sts. They don't say anything about where to place a cable.
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By schoen1605
There are some excellent videos here. Check out...

There are some excellent videos here. Check out the glossary (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary) (aka Knitting Terms and Abbreviations) under Knitting Videos. Then scroll down...
Forum: Crochet! 05-14-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By schoen1605
Are you doing tapestry crochet? Here's...

Are you doing tapestry crochet? Here's (http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/) a link. Here's (http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=597) another link. Hope this helps.
Forum: Crochet! 05-04-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By schoen1605
NexStitch ...

NexStitch (http://www.nexstitch.com/v_slip.html)has some videos of how to chain, sc, sl st, etc.
For ch 1, one pulls yarn through the loop around the hook to end up with a loop around the hook.
To...
Forum: Crochet! 05-04-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By schoen1605
I've volunteered to do a tutorial on crocheting. ...

I've volunteered to do a tutorial on crocheting. Here's (http://bitsandbobstheblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/why-6.html) my take on crocheting a circle.
-- Carol
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By schoen1605
Well, actually, I usually do yos for increases in...

Well, actually, I usually do yos for increases in toe-up socks ;). I use Method C in Denise's toe-up sock tutorial (http://www.socknitters.com/toe-up/prelimassign.htm).

But, as was said, just be...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,694
Posted By schoen1605
This ...

This (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html)might help. Also, there's a video of some seaming techniques elsewhere here at knittinghelp.com...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By schoen1605
Some people cast on half the underarm sts, knit...

Some people cast on half the underarm sts, knit around, cast on the other half of the underarm sts, and then start working the sleeve in the round. To finish, they graft the underarm edges...
Forum: Crochet! 11-20-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,464
Posted By schoen1605
I've just posted a short article...

I've just posted a short article (http://bitsandbobstheblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/single-crochet-stitch.html) on the single crochet stitch.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
Forum: Crochet! 11-10-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,464
Posted By schoen1605
Some Self Promotion

A little self promotion:
I'm starting a series on the Bits and Bobs blog (http://bitsandbobstheblog.blogspot.com/) on crocheting. I made the first post this past Tuesday (an intro...
Forum: Crochet! 11-08-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Wrap or Turn
Views: 2,327
Posted By schoen1605
Why did you switch? By the way, I was taught to...

Why did you switch?
By the way, I was taught to wrap the yarn by both my aunt on my mother's side (from Iowa) and my grandmother on my dad's side (originally from Missouri). The only things they...
Forum: Crochet! 11-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Wrap or Turn
Views: 2,327
Posted By schoen1605
Wrap or Turn

I've been told that I crochet like a knitter (and crochet like a knitter). When I crochet, I hold the hook steady and wrap the yarn around the hook -- with the hook facing down. I've seen...
Forum: The Lounge 10-07-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By schoen1605
I agree about the calcium. There could be...

I agree about the calcium. There could be something to the old wives' tale about drinking (warm or just regular) milk to get a good night's sleep. (It helps me.)
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,550
Posted By schoen1605
It's never taken more than a week for me to get a...

It's never taken more than a week for me to get a shipment. (I always choose free shipping and generally order just enough to qualify for free shipping.)

The speed my last order arrived astounded...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By schoen1605
Here's what I do (after trying quite a few other...

Here's what I do (after trying quite a few other methods and finding them too bulky):

Knit one stitch with the new skein. Knit one stitch with the old skein. Tie the ends together loosely in back....
Forum: Knit-Alongs 09-14-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,017
Posted By schoen1605
I've joined -- even though I'm not quite through...

I've joined -- even though I'm not quite through knitting MS3. It looks like fun.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,213
Posted By schoen1605
Instead of making increases to the front of the...

Instead of making increases to the front of the garment, you might want to make increases under the armholes to give an upside down v effect there.

So, if you're doing k1p1 ribbing, for example, and...
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By schoen1605
I think that the Turkish cast on is one of the...

I think that the Turkish cast on is one of the easiest and quickest cast ons that I know about. It's my current favorite for toe-up socks. The link in Susan's post is the one I used to learn the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By schoen1605
For one or just a few stitches in a different...

For one or just a few stitches in a different color, you'll probably want to make a duplicate stitch (also, evidently, known as Swiss darning). Here's (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/259) a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-20-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Posted By schoen1605
The stitches can also be loosened by slipping the...

The stitches can also be loosened by slipping the RH needle into the bottom of the sts from the right (and wiggling the needle a little).
Forum: How-to Questions 07-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By schoen1605
Here's ...

Here's (http://www.needlepointers.com/displaypage.aspx?ArticleID=28696&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wolfandturtle.net%2fYarnpath%2findex.php%2fYarnpath%2fmy_favorite_bobble%2f)my favorite bobble how-to. ...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-02-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,446
Posted By schoen1605
I've started making Tomato, too. I love the...

I've started making Tomato, too. I love the neckline!

The 2-color knitting was a little intimidating at first. But, once I got started, it turned out to be fun. By the way, I held one color with...
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