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Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2016, 04:41 PM
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Posted By XtopherCB
So i did figure it out, after some trial and...

So i did figure it out, after some trial and error, and a few a-ha! Light bulb moments.

Fixing it for toe up requires fun things like...

twisted stitch followed by either slip one, twist one, pass...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By XtopherCB
Upside down backwards mirrored opposite etc... With charts.

Not even sure how to ask my question... Concerning knitting and charts... There's a sock I want to knit for my brother. But it's done cuff down and I'm going toe up... In order for the various charts...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-06-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By XtopherCB
Thanks for the quick reply and helpful...

Thanks for the quick reply and helpful information! Will be looking at the videos in their entireties tonight and trying out the techniques. Not sure why liat's version didnt come up in my search;...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-05-2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By XtopherCB
Yarn over bind off in 2f2f ribbing... vs JSSBO

Is there a yarn over bind off in 2x2 ribbing that isn't jeny's cult of personality? So far the yarn over bind off videos I see are for basic stockinette, not rib. But the backwards yarn overs jeny...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By XtopherCB
Thanks for the quick reply! That's definitely a...

Thanks for the quick reply! That's definitely a helpful site, and I see she's got other posts with related tips so will check them out. Who knows, might even be back on track this weekend.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By XtopherCB
Question Fleegle heel help

Having nothing but problems with a current sock project. Trying to figure out the fleegle heel. They'd be gift socks so can't have recipient try them on. How do you figure out when to start fleegle...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By XtopherCB
thank you yet again! ;) have multiple cables, so...

thank you yet again! ;) have multiple cables, so will just get another one and attach the right needle tips. seems like i should be able to do the sleeves 2@aT cuff-up, magic loop style. we'll see...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By XtopherCB
ok, switched over to the baby sized shawl collar...

ok, switched over to the baby sized shawl collar cardigan from bernat/yarnspirations. https://s3.amazonaws.com/spinrite/pdf/WEB-BERNAT-SOFTEEBABYCHUNKY-K-ShawlCollarCardigan.pdf

but as usual, not...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the clarification! to her credit, the...

thanks for the clarification!

to her credit, the designer got back to me last night... and had a similar (tho less clearly worded) answer...

"A little bit of both (which is probably even more...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-20-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By XtopherCB
baby sweater help...

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first time knitting a sweater. starting with a baby size so i get the basics down. but this pattern has me flummoxed.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rippled-baby-set

“Sweater Pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By XtopherCB
reverse of half brioche stitch?

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half brioche stitch is: round 1 purl all stitches / round 2, *p; knit into the stitch of the round below* repeat around, then repeat rnds 1& 2... so what's the reverse of that... rnd 1 knit all...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By XtopherCB
pattern not available in north america

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help!

http://blog.loveknitting.com/patons-christmas-jumper-competition-winner-revealed/?blog_page=/ is not available in north america due to "supplier restrictions" but is available to people from...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the reply. sticking with what i have,...

thanks for the reply. sticking with what i have, for now. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By XtopherCB
smooth/improved double decrease?

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is there a 'smooth' double decrease... like, how ssk improved is smoother than regular ssk... is there an 'improved' version of cdd?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the reply... i'd watched mimi's video...

thanks for the reply... i'd watched mimi's video (your first link) and her accompanying video, and that's where i got the 'work one more' wording. but i get what you're saying, that same stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By XtopherCB
"broken jack" pattern and substituting german short rows...

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hi all,

working on the new 'broken jack' pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/broken-jack , free until dec 28th) and am about to start working on the first triangle leg section. i'd...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By XtopherCB
there might be other options, but the one i know...

there might be other options, but the one i know and have used is this one:

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very-nearly-invisible-increase.html has good word/pictures about it...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By XtopherCB
the test was 1 sock minimum. i'll have that done...

the test was 1 sock minimum. i'll have that done in time. and i think i'll do the 2nd one, just so there's a set, as i do have plenty of yarn. but it'll be the only pair with this pattern ;) and i...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By XtopherCB
i AM like you! :) and only with a lot of help...

i AM like you! :) and only with a lot of help from sites like these and the friendly people who inhabit them, have i gotten as far as i have.

the unspoken stuff has been one of my biggest pet...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-21-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By XtopherCB
jessie of yarn over new york got back to me right...

jessie of yarn over new york got back to me right away and says that what i did as my own fudging of the directions is right on.

on the RS i skipped the last k1 after the ssk, and on the WS i...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-21-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By XtopherCB
test knit sock pattern help

ahoy...

GG's been super awesome helping me with a test-knit of a designer's cuff-down sock pattern. it's the first time i've done that style of sock. but we're both at a huh-wha? point...

i've done...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By XtopherCB
"(stitch 0?) and stitch 5" is exactly what i...

"(stitch 0?) and stitch 5" is exactly what i needed to know - THANK YOU! also thanks for the techknitter link. i checked out her site last night and didn't see what i needed, so i'm glad you were...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By XtopherCB
ok, so... i'm not understanding the fundamental...

ok, so... i'm not understanding the fundamental WHYs of short rows. i get the mechanics, the hows.. how you do a wrap and turn on knit and purl sides, or how you can use german short rows with the...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-12-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the help! i asked in a few places just...

thanks for the help! i asked in a few places just in case to what kind of consensus will form.

and i'm giggling... it's very, very, very tough for me to imagine there being a use for this pattern...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By XtopherCB
how to write pattern containing short rows?

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when writing a pattern, is it customary to make a short row section its own row(s)/notation(s), or just include it as part of the row you're originally working on, i.e.:

"row 51, purl 25 stitches,...
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