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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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Views: 1,068
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This is coming along pretty well. The steek had...

This is coming along pretty well. The steek had holes in the middle and looked like a mass of ends on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Kime
If you want to drop and pick up you have to make...

If you want to drop and pick up you have to make sure you pick up color one from under color two, and color two over color one all the time. You are probably picking up one way most of the time no...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By Kime
Superwash steeks

I took a look in the steek thread but it isn't clear to me if sewn or crocheted steeks would be best. The yarn is merino superwash worsted at 5 1/2 stitches per inch. I am hoping that crocheted would...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Kime
Just make a graph that is the size you want and...

Just make a graph that is the size you want and you will be fine.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-11-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Kime
WIP baby sweater

Just got the news a few days ago that the first grandchild is on the way! So now I am planning a baby sweater. It will be a raglan cardigan in colorwork. I have made several swatches to work out the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Kime
How long have you been knitting? It takes a while...

How long have you been knitting? It takes a while for your gauge to settle down. Try continental, English, and combined knitting styles and maybe a different one than you have been using will work...
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By Kime
I'm not sure what you mean exactly by mid priced,...

I'm not sure what you mean exactly by mid priced, but it's hard to beat Knit Picks prices online and if you order $45 the shipping is free and if you might save taxes, too.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-10-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,819
Posted By Kime
Thank you all for the nice comments. I have been...

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have been knitting on and off since I was about 14 years old, and I am 49 now.

I used the method from Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walter with one little...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Kime
Did you actually lose a stitch? or is there...

Did you actually lose a stitch? or is there really supposed to be an odd number of stitches. It doesn't matter how many stitches are on each needle. While you are doing decreases the number of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,819
Posted By Kime
Well, It wasn't quite done when I gave it to him...

Well, It wasn't quite done when I gave it to him for Christmas, but it is finished now. The neckline got pulled out of alignment in this picture, but it is really OK. The green shirt under the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-02-2008, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By Kime
I don't have the instructions, but it sounds like...

I don't have the instructions, but it sounds like you are not supposed to have joined yet. It sounds like you are supposed to knit several rounds back and forth and then when you come to the end of...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,996
Posted By Kime
Lucy Neatby's Knitting Gems 1 covers picot.

Lucy Neatby's Knitting Gems 1 covers picot.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Kime
If it works better for you just purl clockwise...

If it works better for you just purl clockwise and knit the back loop on the other side. Learn to look carefully at the stitches so that you can recognize when the leading edge is in the back and...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By Kime
You a doing combination knitting, wrapping your...

You a doing combination knitting, wrapping your purl stitches clockwise instead of counter clockwise. As long as you are aware and knitting into the correct leading edge you are fine.

If your...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2007, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kime
This sounds like it is probably intarsia, right?...

This sounds like it is probably intarsia, right? The colors are not carried across the back of the work. If it is then do some reading up on intarsia. I don't use butterflies, I just use a piece of...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kime
Do you mean 5 colors in a single row?

Do you mean 5 colors in a single row?
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-14-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kime
They may be refering to Jacquard's acid dyes, but...

They may be refering to Jacquard's acid dyes, but Jacquard has several fabric dyes. If you are dyeing wool, you want the acid dye. The best price I have found is here:

Jacquard acid dye...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Kime
When you say proper gauge, I guess you mean...

When you say proper gauge, I guess you mean proper size, because it sounds like you want to change the gauge. The conversion would be: new gauge divided by the old gauge. For instance, if you wanted...
Forum: General Knitting 12-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,205
Posted By Kime
Usually left handed people can knit the same way...

Usually left handed people can knit the same way as right handed people, either with continental or English style, whatever feels best to you. If by left handed knitting you mean mirror image, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Kime
Make a swatch. Check stitches per inch. Figure...

Make a swatch. Check stitches per inch. Figure out how many stitches per inch around the body (including ease) for your gauge. Find the size in the pattern that uses the closest to that number of...
Forum: General Knitting 12-12-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Kime
In my current project I used a piece of...

In my current project I used a piece of contrasting yarn at the start of the round but woven in and out of the fabric. Since I was knitting cables in the round I would flip the end of the tail to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By Kime
Three needle bind off or some kind of seam will...

Three needle bind off or some kind of seam will be less stretchy for a shoulder, which is normally what you want. You can graft but it will be more likely to sag and stretch. You could start the 3...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-11-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By Kime
"I dislike seaming so much that I look for...

"I dislike seaming so much that I look for patterns knit in the round so that I don't have to do much if any seaming."
"Me, too! It sure leaves out a lot of nice patterns though so we better get...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 12-11-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By Kime
One problem, or it can be a problem, depending on...

One problem, or it can be a problem, depending on what effect you want, is that self striping yarn will have thin stripes in wider areas and wide stripes in thinner areas. If you want complete...
Forum: General Knitting 12-10-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Kime
I'm not sure how you would do entrelac, but fair...

I'm not sure how you would do entrelac, but fair isle should work out Ok. Can you show what you are aiming for and where you are running into a problem? A yoke design, which is very similar to raglan...
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