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Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By kaallen
I learned how to to the stitch

The woman who owns the yarn store where I bought the pattern book and yarn taught me the stitch. You pearl into the back of the yarn over (just like they show in the video on this website). The...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By kaallen
question for Suzeeq

Suzeeq,

What is a double YO? It makes a hole??
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By kaallen
"work twice into each yarn over"

I'm trying to knit a sweater from Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Page 27. I can't get past the 4th row!
The pattern says:
K4, P4, work twice into yarn over, P4, [K6, P4, work twice into yarn over, P4]...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By kaallen
reply to Suzeeq

I definitely watched the blue (English) video. Check it out....she's got the yarn on the left!
I did exactly as you and the pattern told me, but it doesn't look right. I'll keep trying.
Thank you...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By kaallen
Bobbles

I havce never done a bobble stitch. I started a summer sweater that calls for bobbles. My pattern says to:
knit into the front and back two times to make a 4 stitch increase
turn the work and purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-03-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By kaallen
reply to Sunshine's Mom

I'm not having a problem binding off. The problem is, I don't know how many stitches to pick up and knit to make the border/edging lay flat. Mine keeps rippling.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-03-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By kaallen
picking up stitches and knitting

I'm knitting a man's sweater vest.
I have to pick up and knit stitches from the bottom right, up the right side, around the back of the neck and down the left side to the bottom left. Then, I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By kaallen
To: Sue

Thank you!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By kaallen
To: Sue

Hi Sue,
Yes, I do believe I'd continue with stockinette. However, do I knit a row, pearl a row, knit a row.....or pearl, knit, pearl?
I did knit, pearl, knit and it didn't look right. That's what...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By kaallen
To: Lissaplus2

The next instruction is to work the last four rows 5 times.
I think you're right. The pattern is essentially stockinette. So, I think "work three rows" means:

Pearl across
Knit across
Pearl...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-28-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By kaallen
I don't understand a pattern

I'm trying to knit a sweater from "Donegal Tweed" by Debbie Bliss.
The pattern begins like this:
Cast on 73 sts
Begin with a knit row and work 4 rows in stockinette stitch.
So, I did the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-06-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By kaallen
I recommend using Lion Brand Jiffy. It's 100%...

I recommend using Lion Brand Jiffy. It's 100% acrylic. It's soft & washable.
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,233
Posted By kaallen
reply to auburnchick

Google socks 101. It will bring you to a great web page. i think it's www.royea.net (http://www.royea.net). Royea is the woman's last name. She provides detailed instructions on knitting socks and...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By kaallen
what is a soaker?

What is a soaker?
Forum: How-to Questions 05-05-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By kaallen
can you knit socks with Lyon Brand Homespun yarn?

I have a lot of Lyon Brand Homespun yarn because my church asked those of us who can knit to make shawls for the elderly in nursing homes, hospitals, or home-bound. I recently learned how to knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By kaallen
Reply to Iza

Iza,

I think you're right. Since I never knit socks before, I didn't know how to line things up right (I'm afraid I still don't know!). I will take the socks to a knitting store this weekend. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-01-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By kaallen
Unhappy Socks

I just finished knitting my 1st pair of socks. I thought they came out fine....until I put them on. You know how the toe seam is supposed to go horizontally from one side of the foot to the other?...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By kaallen
Double Pointed Needles

I am using a sock pettern that tells me to move some stitches from the 2nd needle to the 3rd.

How do I know which needle is the 2nd and which is the 3rd?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By kaallen
To: Gotta Knit

Gotta Knit,

Thank you so much!

It's nice to hear from a Canadian. My husband is from Montreal. and I have family in PEI.

Karen
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By kaallen
Question for Suzeeq

Suzeeq,

You recently replied to a post by Knity regarding raglan sleeves. Knity wanted to know how many stitches she should increase to from the 48 stitches she cast on for the sleeve in order to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,639
Posted By kaallen
Raglan sleeve pattern help

I'm knitting a raglan sweater too. My pattern says to increase one stitch at the 1st and next-to-last stitch every 1".
Forum: How-to Questions 03-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By kaallen
circular knitting problem

I'm not sure what you mean when you say the purl rows don't match up. i know that you must knit a round, purl a round to get the garter stitch. Did you place a marker at the end of the 1st round to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By kaallen
Smile Raglan Sweater

I'm taking a knitting class and knitting my 1st raglan-sleeve sweater. My class is Tue evenings. Last Tue, I began shaping the neck. I had 60 stitches on the needle. I worked 19, put 22 on a stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-05-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By kaallen
I apologize. I missed the TBL (through the back...

I apologize. I missed the TBL (through the back loop). I'm not sure how to do that. Sorry.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-05-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By kaallen
Just like a regular purl, only pass your R needle...

Just like a regular purl, only pass your R needle through 2 stitches instead of just one. Then wrap as usual, pull yarn through and drop both old stitches off the L needle.
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