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Forum: How-to Questions 09-06-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By SplatteredWhim
Blocking 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk hat

I just finished a hat in HiKoo Simplinatural, which is 40% wool, 40% alpaca, and 20% silk. This is the first thing I've done that is not just plain wool. I've been blocking hats by giving them a...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Easy bias blanket...M1L or M1R?

Good afternoon,

I'm starting on this simple (and hopefully quick) blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-stripey-baby-blanket), and the directions are super simple. It says:...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Join on DPNs and set-up round quesiton

Hello,

I'm starting my first pair of mittens, doing the Simple collection's Maize mitts (http://tincanknits.com/pattern-SC-maize.html), but I'm having a bit of confusion getting started.

The...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SplatteredWhim
So I tweaked a few stitches to pull the ones on...

So I tweaked a few stitches to pull the ones on the last row a little tighter, and it seems to match up much better now. I've woven in the ends, and blocked it and I'm all done! Thanks for all the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SplatteredWhim
I did the knitted lace bind-off, and I like it a...

I did the knitted lace bind-off, and I like it a lot better.

But now my edges aren't matching. (https://flic.kr/p/nkV717) I'm not sure what went wrong here. It looks like I'm two rows higher...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Well, the good news is this didn't take me as...

Well, the good news is this didn't take me as long as I thought it would! (see the product here (https://flic.kr/p/nkV717)) However...

I've learned a few lessons.

1. I maybe should have added...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Thank you for the advice! I think I'm going to...

Thank you for the advice! I think I'm going to go ahead and try it on the smaller needles and not change anything else and see how it goes.

I don't have a kitchen scale at the moment, but we might...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Adjusting cowl for slightly smaller needles?

Hello,

I am starting my first circular project (It's the Oats cowl (http://tincanknits.com/pattern-SC-oats.html)from the simple knits collection) and I was wondering what the ramifications would...
Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2014, 12:09 PM
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Views: 1,444,247
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Hi! I'm Claire. I just finished a class where...

Hi! I'm Claire.

I just finished a class where I learned to knit and purl, but now I'm on my own. I've already used the videos here quite a bit (thank you, btw) and am looking forward to learning...
Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By SplatteredWhim
Yarn for fans of nice stitch definition

Hey there,

I am trying to learn about yarns so I can make informed decisions and find yarns that I like, but I'm feeling the information overload. I have The Knitter's Book of Yarn, and it's...
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