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Forum: How-to Questions 03-03-2008, 08:58 AM
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Posted By callagain
Must Have Cardigan cables

I am working on the back this sweater and desiring symmetrical cables in panel pattern (B), instead of just repeating the cable pattern as instructed, I am working it backwards for the repeat...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-31-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By callagain
'Tis the former and I do have a tendency to pull...

'Tis the former and I do have a tendency to pull pretty tight (lest my knitting come undone!) so I will do so more loosely. Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-31-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By callagain
Ending bind off

What can I do to avoid that knot blip at the end off my bind off?
Forum: How-to Questions 09-09-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By callagain
I came across this...

I came across this (http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-weave-in-ends-while-knitting.html) yesterday which might help.
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By callagain
Why not use the yarn suggested in the pattern?

Why not use the yarn suggested in the pattern?
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By callagain
To get a rough estimate I did this: (row gauge x...

To get a rough estimate I did this: (row gauge x inch length of sock) x cast on amount. I didn't want to over think it too much :)
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By callagain
Stitches in socks?

As I sit here working on a sock, I am pondering the number of stitches there are in the average sock...a quick calculation worked it up to be 14,400 (my gauge is pretty small). Did I do the math...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-29-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By callagain
Of course you need those needles! Otherwise, your...

Of course you need those needles! Otherwise, your collection won't be complete! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 08-29-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By callagain
That's correct...the knit side of the purl will...

That's correct...the knit side of the purl will be showing itself to you when the work is turned - into those stitches you will be knitting. Likewise for the knit stitches - they will be showing...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By callagain
I just recently listened to a podcast by Kelly @...

I just recently listened to a podcast by Kelly @ Knitpicks who explains the difference between skeins and hanks - my understanding is that they are essentially the same thing (long, loopy put ups vs....
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By callagain
What your pattern is telling you to do is, aside...

What your pattern is telling you to do is, aside from the 3 knit stitches on each side (which creates your garter stitch border), you are purling into the back side of the knit stitches and knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By callagain
Yes, tricot = knitting en francais

Yes, tricot = knitting en francais
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By callagain
My first socks were done from Yarn Harlot's...

My first socks were done from Yarn Harlot's Knitting Rules - her basic sock recipe. For whatever reason, I never had a doubt as to how to proceed. Guess she speaks my language! I recently came across...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By callagain
When I do colorstranding work, I have one ball...

When I do colorstranding work, I have one ball (in a bowl) on the floor in front of me and the other ball next to me.
Forum: General Knitting 08-27-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,436
Posted By callagain
Ravelry, for me, is the perfect knitting research...

Ravelry, for me, is the perfect knitting research tool! I can see what other people have done with a particular pattern or yarn, how it turned out, and if I'm lucky, their opinions of the pattern or...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By callagain
The first time I worked with fingering on 2.5mm...

The first time I worked with fingering on 2.5mm needles, I couldn't stop giggling...up 'til then US8 was the smallest needle I had worked with. So here I had thin yarn on thin 6" needles and once my...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By callagain
First, let me preface this by saying I have never...

First, let me preface this by saying I have never done a sleeve but I do read a lot! My thought is that you are to increase at the beg/ end, creating a "seam line". I just glanced at EZ's Knitting...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By callagain
The pattern calls for US 6 needles - I think your...

The pattern calls for US 6 needles - I think your eyes picked up the "4" from either the number of needles to use, or the mm size. But, that is moot as the needle size in a pattern is only a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By callagain
I was recently reading about needle sizing. It...

I was recently reading about needle sizing. It seems the old U.S. system ran the opposite of how it currently runs - in other words, the larger the needle, the smaller the number. Here is a link with...
Forum: General Knitting 08-14-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By callagain
Lieke is right...in spite of the number of...

Lieke is right...in spite of the number of needles in your work, remember you are only knitting with two, just like always. Two things to mention: 1) be sure to slide the stitches on the non-working...
Forum: General Knitting 08-14-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By callagain
I just flew with bamboo circulars, metal dpns and...

I just flew with bamboo circulars, metal dpns and a very long wood spindle with no problem. I also carry nail clippers for yarn cutting and they are allowed.
Forum: General Knitting 08-14-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By callagain
Sure it's crazy, but in a good way! :)

Sure it's crazy, but in a good way! :)
Forum: General Knitting 08-14-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By callagain
Oh, that looks wonderful! Good work! I am in the...

Oh, that looks wonderful! Good work! I am in the midst of my first color stranding work and I am loving it (once I got past the huh? factor). I am working it flat which means every other row is a...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By callagain
I too would like clarification on this. When I...

I too would like clarification on this. When I see "pick up and knit" I pick up a stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle and pull through making the stitch and continue in this fashion for the...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-31-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By callagain
Gee, that sure doesn't make any sense, does it?...

Gee, that sure doesn't make any sense, does it? Did you look to see if there were any corrections online for your pattern? It is (unfortunately) a pretty common occurance and I try to make a habit...
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