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Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By scubasinger
I always remind myself that knit stitches ALWAYS...

I always remind myself that knit stitches ALWAYS have the yarn in the back while purl stitches ALWAYS have the yarn in the front.

So first I make sure my yarn is positioned correctly.

Then the only...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-09-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By scubasinger
Yeah, unless you've typed wrong or I've counted...

Yeah, unless you've typed wrong or I've counted wrong, there seems to be a problem.

Row 3 creates 47 stitches. Row 5 requires 49 stitches.

Since it's a paid, copyright pattern, maybe check the...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-26-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By scubasinger
Last year I did three scarves for myself (given...

Last year I did three scarves for myself (given that I'm a guy...not into women's clothing) I guess then they qualify as men's scarves.

I did:

1) The Seaman's Scarf...
Forum: General Knitting 05-10-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By scubasinger
I would also check at a hardware store. Wire is...

I would also check at a hardware store. Wire is wire...as long as it's stainless, any wire thin enough to be flexible, but strong enough and long enough should work.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-17-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By scubasinger
There is a tutorial available on the web created...

There is a tutorial available on the web created by a woman named Silver that is a marvelous intro to socks. She takes you through a simple sock, step-by-step, complete with pictures. VERY helpful...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By scubasinger
I've knit quite a few pairs of black socks. All...

I've knit quite a few pairs of black socks. All of the above suggestions are good:

1) I use nickel-plated needles. They are slippery but the black shows up well against them. I supposed...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By scubasinger
I use a variation of Long Tail called the Twisted...

I use a variation of Long Tail called the Twisted German. It's also known as the Old Norwegian cast on, which is the label they use for it here, though most books I've seen refer to it as Twisted...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By scubasinger
And I'd like to add one tiny little bonus feature...

And I'd like to add one tiny little bonus feature of the Options (either nickel or wood) that I love: the ease of putting in lifelines.

If you're like me and sometimes put in a lifeline to save you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By scubasinger
I did a large circular lace shawl on size 8's...

I did a large circular lace shawl on size 8's using Knit Picks Palette yarn. Took a total of 7 balls of yarn at like 2.99 or something per ball. Cheap and weeks of knitting. Plus the larger yarn and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,249
Posted By scubasinger
Count me another satisfied KP customer. I've made...

Count me another satisfied KP customer. I've made several pairs of socks from Essential...good stuff. I finished an 7-foot circular shawl using Palette. Easy to work with and very soft. And even...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By scubasinger
I do a small ribbing for about two inches, either...

I do a small ribbing for about two inches, either a K1, P1, or lately I've been doing a five-stitch rib: P1, K2, P1, K1

Then I usually switch to a larger rib for the leg of the sock...something that...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By scubasinger
Don't feel bad. I made the exact same mistake...

Don't feel bad. I made the exact same mistake when I started with dpns. This question shows up on the board about every two weeks, so there are LOTS of us who start off wrong.
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By scubasinger
Put your needles down on your lap. Your two...

Put your needles down on your lap. Your two working needles (the one on the left holding the previous stitches and the one on the right that you're using to create new stitches should be closest to...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By scubasinger
I did the Danica entrelac scarf using Paton's SWS...

I did the Danica entrelac scarf using Paton's SWS in the Natural Earth colorway.

It came out fantastic. I've worn it often with my black leather bomber jacket and jeans and have gotten lots of...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,404
Posted By scubasinger
Been using mine almost daily for 9 months with...

Been using mine almost daily for 9 months with no problems at all. There have been only two times that I recall that they started to unscrew: once when I was doing a huge cable that was putting a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By scubasinger
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0...

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103722988044452639432.00043ced000a938bf9e4a&z=8&om=1

Courtesy of the St. Louis Knitter's group on Ravelry.

Not too far from CC will be Chris'...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,919
Posted By scubasinger
Yeah, sometimes those multiple stitches can be...

Yeah, sometimes those multiple stitches can be tight. Sometimes I can make it a bit easier by using my right needle to loosen the stitches before I go for the 'together' stitch. It's usually not...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Posted By scubasinger
I have the nickel set and a single set of the...

I have the nickel set and a single set of the Harmony tips. I bought the nickel set a year ago then bought the Harmony tips to try them out.

Here's my take: Either perform well as superb needles....
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By scubasinger
I almost always use 5 needles...it makes...

I almost always use 5 needles...it makes 'rounding the corners' ie. moving from one needle to the next, a bit easier. I WILL however use three if for some reason the pattern divides up better in...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-28-2007, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By scubasinger
I often knit 'house socks' (socks to be worn...

I often knit 'house socks' (socks to be worn indoors without shoes, like slippers) on size 8s with worsted weight yarn. There are several advantages: fewer stitches (I typically cast on about 54), it...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-25-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,535
Posted By scubasinger
With the twisted skeins especially I would think...

With the twisted skeins especially I would think it would depend on the type of yarn and how you were treating it in between knitting sessions.

On some types of yarn, the little fibers will 'grab'...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-25-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By scubasinger
Silver's sock tutorial has a great set of...

Silver's sock tutorial has a great set of instructions and pictures. VERY clear and detailed. I had absolutely NO problem doing a K graft the very first time I tried it.

I don't have the actual url...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-20-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By scubasinger
I make socks from worsted weight to use as 'house...

I make socks from worsted weight to use as 'house socks'...ie not usually worn with shoes around the house, but nice and thick and soft and warm.

You just adjust the pattern. I'm a guy, so my...
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By scubasinger
Bottom line: You can get good needles that...

Bottom line: You can get good needles that perform as well (or better) than LM needles for much cheaper.

That being said, I love my LM needles and wouldn't trade them in for anything. While I use my...
Forum: General Knitting 12-06-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,067
Posted By scubasinger
I also like the twisted German. Stretchy, but I...

I also like the twisted German. Stretchy, but I think a little neater looking than the traditional long-tail (plus I just like the name!!!)

While I love cable cast on for lots of stuff due to it's...
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