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Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Posted By teresab
cast on at end of row

I'm kniting the "Wingspan" shawl that has 8 right angled triangles. Instructions are to: "knit to end, CO 16 st, turn". What is best cast-on to use here? I can't figure out how to do long-tail...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
The yarn called for is Squoosh Fiberarts...

The yarn called for is Squoosh Fiberarts Rapture-Sport-6-7 sts per inch. Pattern calls for 6.5 sts per inch and I get 5.5 with my sport wt yarn. I'm a bit confused by Sue's comments and am ready to...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
Hate to be so dumb--where do you find the neck...

Hate to be so dumb--where do you find the neck measurement on the pattern? Are you talking about MY neck measurement?
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By teresab
After reading the last few posts, it really makes...

After reading the last few posts, it really makes me wonder if I want to tax my brain with this top-down cardi.:teehee:
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
OK, I understand your math but for the next two...

OK, I understand your math but for the next two smaller sizes here's what I figured: Size 32 = 196 sts; Size 29 = 172 sts. A total of 12 sts difference on each size. Which should I use? I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
Yes, getting back to the "Rhombi" cardi, you said...

Yes, getting back to the "Rhombi" cardi, you said that I should knit to a gauge that creates a nice fabric; pattern calls for 6.5 sts per inch--say I get 5.5 sts. How then do I calculate what size...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
I want to make the Rhombi open cardigan by Terri...

I want to make the Rhombi open cardigan by Terri Kruse that has a diamond pattern on the collarband. My yarn is Valley Yarn's Northfield, a nice merino and silk blend that knits beautifully on size...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By teresab
Gauge and pattern size

I, too, have LOTS of trouble getting gauge. I'm using a sport wt yarn and trying to get 26 sts per 4 inches that the pattern calls for. I've gone down to size 3 needle and my swatch is still 4.5...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By teresab
Smile top-down knitting

Hi: I was wondering if there are any good tutorials or books that fully explain knitting from the top down. I have made a few sweaters that were complete disasters! I've read on Ravelry by other...
Forum: General Knitting 06-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By teresab
Braiding yarn ends to join

Hi: I recently viewed a Youtube video on braiding yarn ends together to avoid having to weave in the ends. I have heard that it's not the best way to join a new yarn, but I would like some input...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By teresab
Exact directions: "*(k1, p1) twice into double...

Exact directions: "*(k1, p1) twice into double yo, k1, rep from *" This makes the stitch count go from 331 sts from prev row to 547 sts after this final row. It makes a nice crochet-like edging. ...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By teresab
damson

Yes, the previous row included a dbl yo and the last row says to k1, p1 twice in the dbl yarnover. So, do I k1, p1 and drop it and then repeat inn the second yo?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By teresab
Smile Damson by Ysolda

I am ready to do the edging (row 109) of this cute little shawl but I'm not certain I understand instructions: "k1, p1 twice into double yo" Does this mean knit 1, purl 1 into first yo then drop it...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By teresab
button band

Hi: I'm knitting the February Lady Sweater and using three 1 inch buttons at the top which is knit in garter st. My question is, should I reinforce the back side of the button, i.e., use grosgrain...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By teresab
Redface markers and yarnovers

Help! After three attempts at starting the "Damson shawl" by Ysolda, I have found that no matter how careful I am, somehow the markers are migrating where the yarnovers are in the pattern. How can...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By teresab
Thanks, I'll try that even though I have a...

Thanks, I'll try that even though I have a front-loading washer I think I can just do a soak cycle followed by the spin.
Forum: General Knitting 10-31-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By teresab
Redface Washing large wool blanket

I'm about to finish my 4 X 6 foot afghan of 100 % wool that is hand wash only. I know! But I don't care for acrylics or any mixture of acrylic and wool. I plan on hand washing it in the bath tub...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By teresab
Thanks

Thanks for the useful tips. Did you by chance knit any of the other patterns in this book? And, did you just use a single strand of worsted yarn? I will be using chunky weight wool and have...
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By teresab
Wink help with multiples

I want to make an afghan but need to increase the stitch count since I don't want to use big needles (17). It's Leisure Arts "Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans, pg 12, "Comfy" (basketweave). It looks...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By teresab
Angry lace pattern stitch help

Hi: I'm trying an easy lace cardigan with a pattern stitch of 6 sts + 2. Instructions say for guage swatch cast on 26 sts. However, when I do this by row 3 I've somehow lost a stitch and on the next...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By teresab
circular knitting

Yes, the knitting is to be joined. I'll try using a longer needle; that makes sense. Thanks, Teresa
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By teresab
Circular knitting woes

How can I keep stitches from twisting? Pattern calls for 240 sts on 24 in circular needle but they keep twisting. Could I use a little longer needle to start with and then transfer over to the 24...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-01-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By teresab
Redface Knitting with ribbon yarn

I'm knitting a shoulder scarf on large needles with a colorful ribbon yarn. How do I weave in the ends when finishing?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By teresab
dropped stitches

Help: I'm having a brain cramp. Please explain how to pick up a dropped stitch.:woot: TeresaB
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By teresab
So, would this apply as well to increases? The...

So, would this apply as well to increases? The insts for the left front read "Cont to inc 1 st at front edge on the next 10 rows, etc., etc." so would that be at the end of the row for the right...
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