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Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2011, 03:39 PM
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Posted By SDK
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: General Knitting 10-09-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By SDK
If you feel up to it, many hat patterns can be...

If you feel up to it, many hat patterns can be worked flat and seamed.
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,357
Posted By SDK
For clarification: what does "gore" refer to in...

For clarification: what does "gore" refer to in this context? I can't seem to find a site that doesn't assume the reader already knows.
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,087
Posted By SDK
You could try good ol' Febreze (TM) if it isn't a...

You could try good ol' Febreze (TM) if it isn't a yarn you can pre-wash. I've done that with remnants and pieces I buy from Thrift Stores for salvage.
Forum: General Knitting 10-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By SDK
Any particular weight of yarn?

Any particular weight of yarn?
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By SDK
For the longest time I knit squares of 40 sts...

For the longest time I knit squares of 40 sts across only in knit or purl with a marker every 10 sts, just to try and identify what I was doing and where. Break it into little pieces and take it a...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,776
Posted By SDK
Here is an older post on another thread regarding...

Here is an older post on another thread regarding Portuguese Knitting. The style is supposed to be easier on the hands and wrists. If your hands don't straighten themselves out with practice you...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By SDK
Copyright laws are slippery things and there's no...

Copyright laws are slippery things and there's no 'safe' answer, unfortunately. Most printed copyrights can be extended almost indefinitely... Look at Mickey Mouse, he should have been public domain...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By SDK
Also, when doing Stockinette in the round, you...

Also, when doing Stockinette in the round, you don't knit one round and purl the next, you knit every round. Just in case...

I messed myself up and gave myself fits when I first tried something in...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By SDK
My first knitting needles were sharpened wooden...

My first knitting needles were sharpened wooden pencils. Not fancy, but they worked. =) I love the flexibility of interchangeables, but then I'm a circular fan and the ability to pick gauge and...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By SDK
Thankfully in this case KnitPicks customer...

Thankfully in this case KnitPicks customer service and replacement policy absolutely rocks! I had a set of Zephyrs arrive spinning around it's base; they replaced it, no questions asked. I love all...
Forum: General Knitting 09-27-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By SDK
Maybe one of these might catch your...

Maybe one of these might catch your fancy?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=ten%20stitch%20afghan
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,693
Posted By SDK
Try this site:...

Try this site:
http://briochestitch.com/brioche/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=3
Hopefully it may clear things up a bit more for you.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By SDK
The asterisk (*) generally denotes where a...

The asterisk (*) generally denotes where a pattern repeat starts. In your case the pattern *P1, Sl 1 is the entire pattern, so purl 1, slip 1 all the way across like Salmonmac said.
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By SDK
If you're considering new needles, try the...

If you're considering new needles, try the KnitPicks "Try It" set. I love all three of my tips and went back to buy a longer chord (42") not long ago to fit a baby Afghan on. I'm in the process of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,221
Posted By SDK
I'd say stuff it and make a pillow of it rather...

I'd say stuff it and make a pillow of it rather than a garment.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 09-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,215
Posted By SDK
This is too cute to pass up.

This is too cute to pass up.
Forum: Pattern Central 09-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By SDK
Could this Asynchronous Lace pattern be it? It's...

Could this Asynchronous Lace pattern be it? It's really hard to tell without a more detailed...
Forum: General Knitting 09-14-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 121,049
Posted By SDK
I have a special simple tote I use for the same...

I have a special simple tote I use for the same purpose. (Actually, I have several, but I have to keep them full and demonstrably 'in use' or the DH complains about clutter. :P ) Awesome excuse to...
Forum: General Knitting 09-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By SDK
I tend to keep a stash of 'kitchen' cotton around...

I tend to keep a stash of 'kitchen' cotton around to practice interesting stitches on. That way my practice swatches become dishcloths. If it's a stitch I find really pretty I'll expand into a scarf...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-14-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By SDK
None of my 3 girls fit 'newborn' clothes past 2...

None of my 3 girls fit 'newborn' clothes past 2 weeks and my youngest, now 3 months, is starting to outgrow her 6 mo onesies. I would keep on with the larger size, better for the baby to have to wait...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-14-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By SDK
I taught myself how to knit using the demo videos...

I taught myself how to knit using the demo videos right here on KnittingHelp. If you still have questions, and videos/books don't cut it, try to find a LYS, the staff is generally pretty helpful and...
Forum: General Knitting 09-12-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By SDK
Here's one I liked on...

Here's one I liked on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-bear-3
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By SDK
Pull out your 7's and your 8's and set them next...

Pull out your 7's and your 8's and set them next to each other, close your eyes pick up a pair and then start casting on. Scarves are really gauge friendly.
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By SDK
Try www.patonsyarn.com and see if you can order...

Try www.patonsyarn.com and see if you can order the yarn your pattern calls for.
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