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Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2008, 03:04 PM
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You were right. :) It worked out. I CO 112 sts...

You were right. :) It worked out. I CO 112 sts (including ear flaps). I double-counted and had 112 sts on my needle. Then I knit one row as according to the instructions, and recounted to make...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
Okay, I've got both my ear flaps made, and I'm...

Okay, I've got both my ear flaps made, and I'm ready to CO for my hat, but I'm still having trouble visualizing how I'm going to go from CO to knitting on the flaps back to CO. What do I do with my...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
Awesome! Thanks so much for your help! I'll get...

Awesome! Thanks so much for your help! I'll get my calculator out and see what I can do with the pattern. Plus now I feel like I can actually get started! Just to clarify, would you say stick...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
That really clears things up. Yes, I got 5...

That really clears things up. Yes, I got 5 sts/inch with the #7 needles, so is that the right size I should stick with? I want a 22" diameter on the hat (dh's head is 22 3/4, but it's better to...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
The yarn I have says Queensland Collection...

The yarn I have says Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK and it is 85% merino wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere. On the tag it says 30 rows x 20 stitches = 10x10 cm with 4mm (us 6) needles. It is quite...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-08-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
All the pattern says is: 4"x4" gauge is 16sts x...

All the pattern says is:

4"x4" gauge is 16sts x 28 rows
Forum: How-to Questions 12-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
I went up to a size 7 (up two from what I started...

I went up to a size 7 (up two from what I started at), and I pinned my swatch flat without stretching it before I measured it. I measured it at 4" long, but 3 1/2" inches wide. Does this have to do...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
Okay, I already have another question. I did my...

Okay, I already have another question. I did my swatch check today and I came up with a 3" square instead of a 4" square. Any guesses on how much to go up? I used 3.75mm like my pattern said. I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
Thanks SOO much for your help! I'll pick up the...

Thanks SOO much for your help! I'll pick up the right size needles tomorrow and get started. I'm guessing I'll have more questions, but we'll see. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 12-03-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
Wow, I am really new to this. I guess you'll...

Wow, I am really new to this. I guess you'll have to explain to me what CO stands for.

Here is the pattern I like best, except that I would do it all solid without any patterns in...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-03-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By not2crafty
converting a hat pattern to regular needles

Hi. I'm new here, and tried to post a question yesterday, but haven't seen it show up so I'll try again. I've been learning how to knit and want to make my husband a hat for Christmas. But I have...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By not2crafty
regular needles instead of circular needles?

I'm just learning how to knit and am wanting to make a hat with ear flaps for my husband's Christmas present. All the patterns I've seen online use circular needles. I just learned with regular...
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