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Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2011, 07:26 AM
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Posted By laurenisme
can't find a knitting machine section so i though ti might ask you guys.

Hi there,

I havent been able to find a section where its just for information on knitting machines.

I am very new to knitting machines and was wondering if its possible to make your own punchcards...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-24-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
mittens to match

im a bit bored after all of my college assingments so iv started to make mittens to match, hopefully get done for the 27th, very cold here at the moment
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-23-2009, 11:47 AM
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Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
thank you!!

thank you very much!!!

no actually the white bit was really really quick beacuse it was just knit stitch and no colours to change to,

in all it took me two months, which i was really happy with...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-22-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
icelandic cardigin finished.

hmm finishd this cardigin in september but iv only had the chance to put it up now.

vey very warm!!

made with icelandic alofoss lopi great for the winter!!!!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,929
Posted By laurenisme
great idea

i was thinking that i saw something similar to a carder for just general kind of use but i couldnt think what it was, then i was kind thinking of making my own but the steel pad part of it is...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,929
Posted By laurenisme
great idea

i was thinking that i saw something similar to a carder for just general kind of use but i couldnt think what it was, then i was kind thinking of making my own but the steel pad part of it is...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 11-18-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,929
Posted By laurenisme
flick carder or hand carder

hi,
iv just started to spin wool on a spindle but ran out of wool, i was thinking as pre prepared wool is easily accisible to me i might prepare my own wool straight from the sheep.

i was looking...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By laurenisme
ok right but when you say twist which stitch is...

ok right but when you say twist which stitch is being twisted?by twist you mean by twisted as put on the cable needle.which stitch will that be??

doing it yhe way i have it done with the rogue...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By laurenisme
oh wait still a small bit confused for the first...

oh wait still a small bit confused

for the first row she has k1, purl 3 repeat

so begining of row two iv got one k st then 3 purl st, the k st in row 2 is being brought in front of the two purl st,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By laurenisme
exactly that makes a lot more sense,thank you.

exactly that makes a lot more sense,thank you.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By laurenisme
need help with black hat,pattern goes diagnol

hi have just started knitting a hat from this blog

http://lauranblogi.blogspot.com/2005/09/imitaatio-bbn-tiinan-piposta.html
(english at the bottom)

i dont understand what exactly she means in row...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-01-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
emm i have absolutely no idea,im going to put it...

emm i have absolutely no idea,im going to put it up on raverly as well and il come back with a link.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-12-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
Unhappy ah crap i've just after running out of the white,...

ah crap i've just after running out of the white, guess i'll have to take a break from it and do a bit of crochet.
Forum: General Knitting 08-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By laurenisme
thanks i completly forgot about that,thats how i...

thanks i completly forgot about that,thats how i did my sleeves on my last cardigin
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-11-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,719
Posted By laurenisme
Icelandic cardigin

this is my Icelandic cardigin that i started about two weeks ago.
It's knitting up really really fast!!

the whole thing is made in the round, first the lower white part of the body then the sleeves,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-11-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By laurenisme
help needed for my sleeve

hi im knitting an icleandic cardigin,just about finished the first sleeve but im a bit worried about the fit. It say's to stopat 44cm but when i put it on my arm its a good bit short.

im knitting...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-06-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,082
Posted By laurenisme
yea that seems like a good idea, the reason why i...

yea that seems like a good idea, the reason why i was thinking about buying a fleece is because i hear farmers are nearly paying people to take them.my boyfriend's dad has a farm and used to have...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-05-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,082
Posted By laurenisme
thinking about making a carder.

thinking about making a carder to do the whole process of making wool but as i dont already own one i was wondering if anybody knew of a wood pattern to make a carder??

id say the wood part itself...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,714
Posted By laurenisme
oh and would you need a sat of two carders to...

oh and would you need a sat of two carders to work off each other or just one(ebay people only seem to sell them as one).

and what would be the best one to buy,flick carder etc?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,714
Posted By laurenisme
do these alternative food dyes and dye gels last...

do these alternative food dyes and dye gels last as long as kool aid does and do you have to add and acid like vinegar or anything else.

thank you very much for the help.

thinking about and would...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 08-03-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,714
Posted By laurenisme
does anybody know where you can but kool aid in Ireland

im toying with the idea of dyeing my own wool,and as i ahve read above kool aid is the best thing to start with for a beginner,the problem is iv never seen it in a shop in Ireland which might be a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By laurenisme
one last guestion. so im assuming that as the 6...

one last guestion.
so im assuming that as the 6 1/2mm needles just about work, i should go up in size 1 1/2mm needle. e.g where it says to knit with a 4 1/2mm needle i should use a 5 1/2mm...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By laurenisme
i really dont meazn to be annoying!! the swatch...

i really dont meazn to be annoying!!
the swatch that i have knitted with the 6 1/2mm needles with 14sts by 19 rows has given me 10cm in the width(not including the first and last st) and 9 1/2cm in...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By laurenisme
yep finished the swatch with 6 1/2 needles and...

yep finished the swatch with 6 1/2 needles and its 10cm across and and 10cm in length, should i cast it off and keep it or rip it back because i dont need it,

for the rest of the cardagin should i...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By laurenisme
iv got the first three lines of the swatch done...

iv got the first three lines of the swatch done 14sts by 19rows is supposed to be 10cmx10cm, the length of the sts is only coming out t 9cm, using size 6mm needles,is this a little bit too early to...
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