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Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By miss_molly
Did you manage to figure this out? I have a lot...

Did you manage to figure this out?

I have a lot of Sirdar patterns, so if you are still having problems perhaps you could let me know the pattern number and I'll check if I have it so that I can...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-21-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,557
Posted By miss_molly
I'd say you could get 3 booties out of a ball, ie...

I'd say you could get 3 booties out of a ball, ie one and a half pairs. I doubt you'd get 2 pairs but I hope someone else can comment too.

It was impossible for me to get the Berroco Plush too. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By miss_molly
Yes, that matches what tilllie was told to do and...

Yes, that matches what tilllie was told to do and what I did. But the wording in the pattern is incorrect....

.... that instruction comes after the instructions "Knit 7 rows" (which was the cuff)...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By miss_molly
That makes two of us who found that instruction...

That makes two of us who found that instruction silly and confusing. I finished that exact sweater yesterday and was stopped in my tracks when I came to that part about leaving the stitch on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By miss_molly
Glad I could be of help. :) Stocking stitch at...

Glad I could be of help. :)

Stocking stitch at the bottom of a sweater wouldn't lie flat, no matter what the yarn, so it wasn't your fault or the person who sold you the yarn.... its the pattern at...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By miss_molly
What a sweet little sweater! If it was me, I...

What a sweet little sweater!

If it was me, I wouldn't do the bottom rows in rib. Ribbing wouldn't suit the style of the cardigan, as it would tend to pull it in a little. The cardigan has a more...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By miss_molly
Depending on what sort of pattern stitch is at...

Depending on what sort of pattern stitch is at the yoke, garter or moss (seed) stitch might look better round the bottom (and sleeve cuffs) than ribbing. Could you post a link to a pic of the pattern...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-16-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,278
Posted By miss_molly
Thank you both for replying - some nice...

Thank you both for replying - some nice suggestions. I did finally manage to work out which pattern I'd seen, with the help of someone on the Ravelry forum.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-09-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,278
Posted By miss_molly
Looking for seamless top-down baby sweater pattern

I've posted about this on Ravelry but received little response, so I hope someone here can help me out.

I've already knitted Diane Soucy's Easy Baby Cardigan...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By miss_molly
Easier to show rather than tell... I'm on...

Easier to show rather than tell... I'm on Ravelry, so if you are a member take a look at some of my projects. There are over 100, a few are top down but most aren't. I'm not advocating that no one...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By miss_molly
I forgot about that one, Plantgoddess. Thanks for...

I forgot about that one, Plantgoddess. Thanks for reminding me. It has a lot of useful techniques.


What I do when I find good instructions on a technique, is print them out (often I copy them into...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,797
Posted By miss_molly
This tutorial ...

This tutorial (http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/2008/03/mattress-stitch-tutorial-for-toys/)says it is for mattress stitch for toys, but it is also excellent info on mattress stitch in general, and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By miss_molly
Yes, mattress stitch, no more than one stitch in...

Yes, mattress stitch, no more than one stitch in from the edge.

How did you work your decreases? If you did the SSK or K2tog on the very edge its harder to get a neat seam, and you need to take it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-25-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,693
Posted By miss_molly
I love it! How clever you are to work it out from...

I love it! How clever you are to work it out from the bottom up... I'll be watching in case you write it up.

Your colours are perfect, as are the buttons, the neat way you've done the collar and the...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By miss_molly
Thanks prettylittlelie. Its actually a...

Thanks prettylittlelie. Its actually a discontinued yarn called Jarol Inca.
Forum: Pattern Central 01-20-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,466
Posted By miss_molly
Try the Easy Baby Cardigan...

Try the Easy Baby Cardigan (http://knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html), a top down cardi and very easy, and suitable for a boy or a girl. No seaming required. I recently finished this one and...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-20-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By miss_molly
Congratulations! I received my granddaughter just...

Congratulations! I received my granddaughter just in time for Christmas - 22nd December. Knitting for baby girls is great fun.

My favourite source of patterns is Sirdar leaflets, they have some...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By miss_molly
Yes, it is extremely cute, but I'd be very...

Yes, it is extremely cute, but I'd be very worried about little fingers and toes getting caught in the fabric.
Forum: Pattern Central 11-29-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By miss_molly
You're right, Julie, that helmet pattern IS badly...

You're right, Julie, that helmet pattern IS badly written. I ended up getting out some leftover yarn and knitting one ear flap, and like you I was getting pretty frazzled with it!

I did end up with...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-28-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By miss_molly
I have that pattern leaflet. Which style hat was...

I have that pattern leaflet. Which style hat was the problem, and I'll take a look? How was the pattern hard to read... just so I know what I'm looking for.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-16-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By miss_molly
Stop knitting after the K or P row.

Stop knitting after the K or P row.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By miss_molly
So it wasn't something I was doing, it was the...

So it wasn't something I was doing, it was the needle! I found that out as I persevered. I knitted with 5 dpn's till about 3 inches, then transferred my stitches back to the 16" circular, and am now...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By miss_molly
Baby Denim Drawstring Pants & circulars Aaaaargh!!

I'm knitting Joelle Hoverson's "Baby's Denim Drawstring Pants" from her book "Last Minute Knitted Gifts".

Each leg was worked on 5dpn's, and then are to be put onto the one 16 inch circular, with a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By miss_molly
Thank you lucky-alf for your advice on softening...

Thank you lucky-alf for your advice on softening the plastic cable in hot water. I forgot to mention, that twisty cable is another thing that adds to my woes with circulars!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,736
Posted By miss_molly
I too dislike circular needles. Luckily as I only...

I too dislike circular needles. Luckily as I only knit baby garments (other than blankets, which need circulars) my wrists don't tire.

However, though I find circulars awkward feeling and I still...
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