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Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By origami
Mittens!

I am knitting my first mitten. I have knit quite a few socks before successfully, although I took about a year long knitting vacation.

I followed the pattern for the hand decreases and trusted it...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,354
Posted By origami
You can knit socks in worsted weight. I knit...

You can knit socks in worsted weight. I knit them on a size 3 or 4 needle because I like the fabric to be firm. I'm working towards knitting fingering weight on tiny needles, but honestly, I like...
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By origami
As a followup, I just finished up a sock that I...

As a followup, I just finished up a sock that I used the skp (sl1, k1, psso) decrease on. I am pretty happy with it because it's much neater than the ssk stitch. I'm getting better at minimizing...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By origami
Well, I've been knitting socks and doing what the...

Well, I've been knitting socks and doing what the pattern says, which is to do the decreases using SSK, but then I realized how sloppy my SSK stitches look n comparison to the K2tog stitches. I did...
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By origami
Interweave Knits and Knitter's Magazine have the...

Interweave Knits and Knitter's Magazine have the best articles on technique. There are more patterns available via Ravelry than I can ever knit, so I look for patterns there rather than in knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By origami
Favorite Decrease

I am a new sock knitter and have now finished several pairs. Sometimes, not always, the dreaded slip slip knit seems to be a little sloppy. I've tried the improved slip slip knit and the slip knit...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,602
Posted By origami
True. I think the best thing that we as knitters...

True. I think the best thing that we as knitters can do is to learn as much as we can about the different kinds of yarns and the characteristics that they have (fiber, ply, washability, dyeability,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,602
Posted By origami
I think those number icons are an American...

I think those number icons are an American standards, so if you are buying yarn that is from another country, then yes, they may lack that helpful information.

True, that some yarns like eyelash are...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,602
Posted By origami
According to Ravelry's yarn index, Colinette...

According to Ravelry's yarn index, Colinette Point 5 is a "Super Bulky" weight yarn which needs a US 17 or 12.75 mm knitting needle to get gauge of 7 stitches per 4 inches. Classic Elite Tigress is...
Forum: General Knitting 03-05-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,221
Posted By origami
I think that I'm probably going to stick with...

I think that I'm probably going to stick with using ML for the cast on/cuff/heel flap/heel turn and then swapping over to double points to finish it up. I think I get what is happening on the ML...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,221
Posted By origami
The problem I have with these tutorials is that...

The problem I have with these tutorials is that they all are for 2 at a time on ML and right now, I just want to do 1 at a time on ML. I know, the point of ML is to be able to do 2 at once, but I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-03-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,221
Posted By origami
I think you mean the number of stitches, not the...

I think you mean the number of stitches, not the number of needles. :-) Hopefully, there's just one needle! But I think this is the clearest explanation I've gotten and I've been searching Ravelry...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,221
Posted By origami
Strongly considering knitting the cuff with ML...

Strongly considering knitting the cuff with ML and then swapping over to DPNS for the rest of the sock. I really DO like knitting that cuff on the magic loop, but am not so thrilled with the ML for...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,221
Posted By origami
Magic Loop Socks

Knitting the cuff, no problem Knitting the heel flap, easy. Turning the heel, no problem. Picking up gusset stitches, got it. The problem is figuring out how to distribute the stitches on the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,309
Posted By origami
We got rid of cable television. More money for...

We got rid of cable television. More money for yarn! We weren't really watching TV anyway!
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By origami
When my Harmonies set arrived, I'd also ordered a...

When my Harmonies set arrived, I'd also ordered a size 3 fixed needle and the tip of that was not set in the metal correctly. I really, really thought about returning the full set of Harmonies at...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
Update: Well, the wooden tip to one of the Size 6...

Update: Well, the wooden tip to one of the Size 6 Harmony needles came out of the metal last night. :-( While I do like the Harmony needles, as they are very smooth and also pretty, I am really...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By origami
I just finished my second sock. I grabbed a...

I just finished my second sock. I grabbed a skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease out of my yarn stash, though for some reason I do not seem to have a second skein to knit a second sock from. But, I do now...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By origami
Just knit my first sock! What yarn to use next time?

I just finished knitting my very first sock! I used Sassy Stripes by Moda Dea and knit the sock with four Clover Takumi bamboo double pointed needles. I was really surprised how easy it was. ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
The one that I am having to have replaced is a...

The one that I am having to have replaced is a fixed size 3 circular wood needle. Which is why I'm a little hesitant to open up the full set of Harmony options I ordered as well. I just got them in...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
Thank you ladies for your advice. I spent a lot...

Thank you ladies for your advice. I spent a lot of time thinking before ordering my needles. Here's an update...

Hmmm...my Harmony needle set arrived today. I also ordered a fixed Size 3/24 inch...
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
Oh, I hope my knitting needles come soon! I do...

Oh, I hope my knitting needles come soon! I do have a Denise set that worked wonderfully for about four years, when all of a sudden 2 cables broke. (I know that I can send them in to have them...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
Ended up getting the Harmony Wood interchangeable...

Ended up getting the Harmony Wood interchangeable set after all and added a Size 3/24 inch fixed Harmony Wood circular. Also the size tabs. Then just couldn't spend anymore.

I already have a Size...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,801
Posted By origami
Which Knitpicks for Socks?

I received a $50 gift certificate from Knitpicks from Christmas. At first I thought I would get a set of interchangeable needles, knowing that I'd probably have to spend a little extra in order to...
Forum: General Knitting 10-09-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,359
Posted By origami
I did get the free Bernat Disco yarn. It wasn't...

I did get the free Bernat Disco yarn. It wasn't anything special. Just some fuzzy novelty yarn that I never did use.
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