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Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By LeeandJJ
Thanks to all of you -- and great idea, Verna!...

Thanks to all of you -- and great idea, Verna! Even though it wasn't what we were asking, we really liked the suggestion!
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By LeeandJJ
Little Bits

Does anyone know what to do with those little bits of thread (tails) that are left behind when you end a project and weave in the ends? We'd like to clean up things that don't have a 'wrong side,'...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By LeeandJJ
Where's Our Post?

We had 2 threads, 1 titled "Hat Part 2," the other something else . . . Anyway, we're having trouble finding them again. Anybody know where they went?
Forum: General Knitting 12-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
So do we cast on all the colors at the start?...

So do we cast on all the colors at the start? When we drop a color, do we cut it?
Forum: General Knitting 12-08-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
Yes, but HOW do we change to color B? What method...

Yes, but HOW do we change to color B? What method do we use? Do we cast on the second color in row 5, or what? Do we cut off a color when it's finished & cast it back on later when it's used again?
Forum: General Knitting 12-07-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
The pattern is from a book; here are the first...

The pattern is from a book; here are the first bits:

With Color A, cast on 69 (73) stitches.
Work in knit 1, purl 1 rib for 3 rows, ending with a right side row.
Purl next row.
Change to slip stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 12-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
We're knitting flat. So do we start with all the...

We're knitting flat. So do we start with all the colors on the needle?

Thanks again.
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
So do we use a duplicate stitch join to add the...

So do we use a duplicate stitch join to add the colors in . . . ?

Thanks.
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By LeeandJJ
The pattern has asterisks as well as brackets . ....

The pattern has asterisks as well as brackets . . . Here's exactly what it says with the brackets in one case:

Crown Shaping
Decrease row 1 (right side) knit 2, [knit 2 together, knit 2] 16 (17)...
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By LeeandJJ
Hat Part 2

O.k., this pattern involves 3 colors, but doesn't say what method to use to change colors. It calls for working 2 rows with 1 color, 4 with another, then 2 rows with the 1st color, 2 with the 2nd, 2...
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By LeeandJJ
Manly Slip-Stitch Hat

We're trying to knit this hat & don't understand all the directions.

In the directions, they have a slip stitch pattern & say it's a 'multiple of 2 stitches plus 1.' What does that mean?

It has...
Forum: General Knitting 12-03-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By LeeandJJ
Swatches

When we make swatches to check for gauge, are we to cut the swatch off the skein & keep the swatch, or are we to undo it & use it for the project?

Thanks.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By LeeandJJ
More Info

Well, it started off we cast on 72 stitches, & that barely fit the needle. But it seems to be getting longer & longer as we go, even though we're not adding any stitches. Does that help?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By LeeandJJ
Extra Yarn in Project

We're trying to knit a cat blanket, & the yarn seems to be outgrowing the needle. How is this happening? What do we do to fix it?

Thanks.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By LeeandJJ
We're only doing horizontal stripes to start. How...

We're only doing horizontal stripes to start. How do you join the new color to the old one?

Thanks much! We'll also check the Tips page.
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,864
Posted By LeeandJJ
Knitting Software

Could anyone give us some names of good knitting software? We're looking for something that will help us make complete patterns, not just the designs on the garment. We're trying to find something...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-06-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By LeeandJJ
Color Changing

What's the easiest method of changing colors, and how do we do it? Is there a video on the site we could watch?

Thanks.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By LeeandJJ
Thanks

Thanks, everyone; you've been a big help!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By LeeandJJ
Selling Knitted Projects

This doesn't exactly fall into the 'How-To' category, but here goes: is it legal for the average consumer to use patterns or instructions found in books to make projects to sell? If not, then where...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-02-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By LeeandJJ
Uneven Stitches

Does anybody know how to keep stitches even? We just started, so maybe it's lack of practice, but the top row of our knitting (along the needle) is always up & down. Suggestions?
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