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Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By MaryS
Tia, :hug: Great to hear from you! Rohan looks...

Tia, :hug:

Great to hear from you! Rohan looks like a complete charmer. Such great pictures! Enjoy all your time with him, and the knitting will be there whenever you get back to it. ( I didn't get...
Forum: General Knitting 04-26-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By MaryS
Good idea! I've done something similar for a...

Good idea!

I've done something similar for a double knit cast on, and it works well once you wrap your mind around the sequence.

Yay for knitting experimentation! :cheering: :cheering:

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,469
Posted By MaryS
Go for it, Ginger! :thumbsup: Mary

Go for it, Ginger! :thumbsup:

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By MaryS
Point protectors will still work, but I just pull...

Point protectors will still work, but I just pull the ends of the circs into a smaller circle which puts all the stitches onto the cable part of the circ.

Nothing ever goes anywhere.

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,469
Posted By MaryS
10,10,10,10 What do I win? :?? And if I know...

10,10,10,10

What do I win? :??

And if I know so much about knitting then how did I manage to drop a stitch in the middle of my hourglass cable socks, in dark blue wool on size one needles, and why...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,475
Posted By MaryS
OH MY GAWD!!! :shock: :ick: :shock: :zombie: ...

OH MY GAWD!!! :shock: :ick: :shock: :zombie: :shock:

(where's the BARF emoticon when you need it) :shrug:

Those girls all look like they're being tortured - and they ARE!

And what's with the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By MaryS
I'll usually machine wash it, but inside out, in...

I'll usually machine wash it, but inside out, in a sweater bag, and lay flat to dry. For some items I'll only buy washable yarn - like socks. I love :heart: to knit socks, but I don't like to hand...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By MaryS
Don't change your needle size! If your stitch...

Don't change your needle size! If your stitch gauge is correct, then use that needle size and just knit enough rows to get you to the correct number of inches.

Have fun and HAPPY FIRST SWEATER...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By MaryS
Hi, You could always decrease 4 to 6 stitches at...

Hi,

You could always decrease 4 to 6 stitches at the bottom of the calf just by K2tog evenly spaced in the round. Then knit until 2 or 3 rows before the heel flap, increase back to the correct...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By MaryS
Hi Lisa Kay, In your modified pattern starting...

Hi Lisa Kay,

In your modified pattern starting with 148 stitches, you'll be OK until the decrease row. Doing the P2tog 59 times will leave you with 79 stitches.

Try this: (P1, P2tog) x 4, (P2tog) x...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By MaryS
If you mean kind of like 'rabbit ears' at the...

If you mean kind of like 'rabbit ears' at the beginning and end of your grafting one way to get rid of it is to slip the outermost stitches at both ends of both needles over the stitch next to it....
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By MaryS
Hi Lisa Kay, I proofread your pattern, and...

Hi Lisa Kay,

I proofread your pattern, and everything looks good until:

Next Row: (WS) (P1, P2tog) 5x; (P2tog) 57 times; (P1, P2tog) 6x 78 st.

When I go through this I get 79 stitches: 15 down to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By MaryS
The gauge in the pattern is 7.75 stitches per...

The gauge in the pattern is 7.75 stitches per inch with the Halycon.

KP Shine sport weight is listed as 6 stitches per inch (both on US size 3),

so if you use the Shine you may want to go down a...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By MaryS
Laurie, You can use any increase that you like...

Laurie,

You can use any increase that you like and looks good to you.

You might want to try a few out with some practice yarn first to decide which ones you want instead of trial and error on your...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By MaryS
Paiva, It's looking great so far!! :cheering: ...

Paiva,

It's looking great so far!! :cheering: :cheering:

Mary
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By MaryS
When we were driving in Ireland, there were quite...

When we were driving in Ireland, there were quite a lot of sheep in various colors - red, blue, orange, etc. - but just on their backs. I think it was the farmer's way of determining ownership of...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By MaryS
Another trick is to cast on 10 stitches, pull the...

Another trick is to cast on 10 stitches, pull the needle out and undo the cast on to see how much yarn you used, then for your caston pull 23 times that amount and a little bit extra (about 6"). This...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By MaryS
As far as changing to the new needle, when you...

As far as changing to the new needle, when you get to the beginning of the round just use the new needle to knit onto instead of the other end of the circ you were using. When you've finished the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By MaryS
I looked at another one of her pattern - The...

I looked at another one of her pattern - The Purple Sweater - and she says she uses Magic Loop for all her circular sweaters and uses a 40" - 47" needle most of the time. Then she continues, "You can...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By MaryS
My favorite baby sock pattern is the North...

My favorite baby sock pattern is the North Country Cotton Baby Sock pattern Amy uses in the videos in the Advanced Techniques section. I've even done these toe up when I was unsure how much yarn I...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,551
Posted By MaryS
If you use acrylic make sure the sweater has a...

If you use acrylic make sure the sweater has a lot of ease so moisture won't get trapped against the tree. Need to give the tree some "growing room" :teehee:

Mary
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-03-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,223
Posted By MaryS
Knitpicks ships from Ohio. Where are you? Mary

Knitpicks ships from Ohio. Where are you?

Mary
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By MaryS
Angie, I've made eight (I think) :?? pair now...

Angie,

I've made eight (I think) :?? pair now and I always start my 3NBO at the heel too. If I remember correctly, that's where the working yarn is when you finish Row 7 of the second sole.

I also...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By MaryS
Hi, You can't really block acrylic. :shrug: If...

Hi,

You can't really block acrylic. :shrug: If all you want is to even out the edges and make things a little easier to seam, I'd pin the item to the correct size, then either spritz with a water...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-02-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,223
Posted By MaryS
Becca, I have Thermal on my list, but I don't...

Becca,

I have Thermal on my list, but I don't think I'll get to it until around August! :shrug: Too many baby blankets, graduation presents, etc. that need to be done on time. I bought one ball of...
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