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Forum: Pattern Central Today, 03:59 PM
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Glad you found it!

Glad you found it!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Oh wow!! That is beautiful!!

Oh wow!! That is beautiful!!
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Please give us a pattern name and link if...

Please give us a pattern name and link if possible.

I just tested row 1 and I came out with the correct number so maybe you're doing something incorrectly. Make sure you are doing the SSK, k2tog...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 02:17 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Work in his context means "knit". You are using...

Work in his context means "knit". You are using two separate balls of yarn because you are working on areas on either side of the bind if stitches. Give it a try and it'll make more sense. :hug:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2014, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
That is not the right way. The pattern designer...

That is not the right way. The pattern designer knits continental. It is only one method of knitting. Any method you are comfortable with is the one you should use.

Nice potholder!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-18-2014, 03:11 AM
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Views: 1,237
Posted By Jan in CA
:roflhard: They really aren't any different...

:roflhard:

They really aren't any different than a shorter cable you'd use for most magic loop knitting. They just make knitting blankets and such easier.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-17-2014, 11:39 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Rhetorical question? Look forward to seeing your...

Rhetorical question? Look forward to seeing your slippers!
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Continental= holding working yarn in left...

Continental= holding working yarn in left hand
English= holding working yarn in right hand

Both ways work equally well and can be fast once you get used to them. Knowing both methods is helpful,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Is it possible you're twisting the stitches? That...

Is it possible you're twisting the stitches? That can make it really tight.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
The problem with lining knitting is that knitting...

The problem with lining knitting is that knitting stretches whereas fabric doesn't. I think I have some info bookmarked. I'll see if I can find it.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Jan in CA
Ok. I measured my own hand which i always...

Ok. I measured my own hand which i always considered average and its about 7" or slightly less. That puts me in the size 7-8 yrs category. I think the woman's medium would fit my husband.

based...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Wait...what pattern are you using? Is it the...

Wait...what pattern are you using? Is it the Classic Mittens in All Sizes that you can buy?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Well, if the mittens are truly too large and it's...

Well, if the mittens are truly too large and it's not just because the fabric is loose because of a too large needle... Using lighter weight yarn and smaller needles or a smaller size pattern with...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
I think wool-ease is closer to a DK weight or a...

I think wool-ease is closer to a DK weight or a light worsted even though it's technically called worsted. Generally that would make the mittens smaller, but if you were using a needle too late the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2014, 12:53 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Yes, you'll get better and find ways that work...

Yes, you'll get better and find ways that work for you.

I suspect maybe you're a loose knitter. I usually have to go down a couple needle sizes. Figuring this out just takes time and practice as...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2014, 01:27 PM
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Views: 416
Posted By Jan in CA
We've all knitted with the tail. :teehee: And...

We've all knitted with the tail. :teehee: And yes it is a pain!:hair:

Most people I know IRL and here seem to have issues with the yarn join on thumbs and on the underarm of sweaters. You can tie...
Forum: General Knitting 12-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Jan in CA
I have both Knitter's Pride and Knitpicks and...

I have both Knitter's Pride and Knitpicks and both are great needles. If I was to choose only one set I'd now choose Knitter's Pride for two reasons.

1. They have the needle size imprinted right on...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm not sure what you mean by yarn pulling...

I'm not sure what you mean by yarn pulling through or coming out. Are you at the point where you are starting a new yarn to create the thumb and must pick up stitches to join?

When I make mittens I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Jan in CA
Mostly hand knitters here so give Salmonmac's...

Mostly hand knitters here so give Salmonmac's idea a try.
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Jan in CA
I don't count the cast on row so I'd count this...

I don't count the cast on row so I'd count this as 3 ridges = 6 rows.
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Jan in CA
I agree with GG about DPN. I actually kind of...

I agree with GG about DPN. I actually kind of hold the other needles together with my fingers, too. I have an ornament on DPN. I'll try to get a picture.
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Jan in CA
Unfortunately finding lost passwords is not one...

Unfortunately finding lost passwords is not one of my mad skills. Or I've forgotten how to do it. :?? :shrug:

Don't worry about the extra ID. Once you get your PW back we can delete the extra one....
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Jan in CA
Are you a new knitter? Are you talking about when...

Are you a new knitter? Are you talking about when you use DPN or circular needles? Are you knitting stockinette?

PM sent
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Jan in CA
You will have to count out the stitches in the...

You will have to count out the stitches in the rows horizontally and vertically to see how it will center and how large it will be. This snowflake would be done stranded or better known as fair isle....
Forum: General Knitting 12-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Jan in CA
Welcome to Knitting Help!!!:yay:

Welcome to Knitting Help!!!:yay:
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