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Forum: General Knitting Today, 01:05 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Your picture didn't post. Here are some...

Your picture didn't post. Here are some instructions which should help:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610
Forum: Crochet! Yesterday, 12:44 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
tlazer, I was hoping someone with more crochet...

tlazer, I was hoping someone with more crochet experience would answer. I did find this site which has a clear drawing of the way to count sts from the hook (see Fig...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 07:43 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! This is a problem the usually goes...

Welcome to KH!
This is a problem the usually goes away with practice. The first and last stitches of a row are never the same size as the center of your knitting (that's why you don't include them...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:59 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
So glad it did. Thanks very much for the very...

So glad it did. Thanks very much for the very clear photos and enjoy knitting this good-looking wrap.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 07:47 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
In the first photo, slip the 3 I-cord sts to the...

In the first photo, slip the 3 I-cord sts to the right hand needle and knit in pattern to the last 3sts. You should then be able to continue with the pattern.
I tried this and it seems to work. See...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Oh, great! Good luck with the scarf. I'm sure it...

Oh, great! Good luck with the scarf. I'm sure it will turn out wonderfully.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 03:54 PM
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Views: 102
Posted By salmonmac
It's so wonderful to have had a good teacher and...

It's so wonderful to have had a good teacher and expert knitter to learn from. You were lucky.
Yes, treat it as if the 4sts were now one. It's a little bit like this stitch, the little crown stitch....
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 12:34 PM
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Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe a photo would...

I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe a photo would help?
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610

Is your working yarn in the same position to start a new row or is it possible that...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By salmonmac
That video seems very nice. Yes, you'll have to...

That video seems very nice. Yes, you'll have to slide the stitches not being worked onto the cable and when you get to them, onto the opposite tip.

If you usually hold the yarn in your left hand, it...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-25-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! Can you give us the name of the...

Welcome to KH!
Can you give us the name of the pattern or a link to it, please? Even the photo can be helpful.
Is there a different pattern between the sailboat charts?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
These are short rows which are done to create...

These are short rows which are done to create shape. Just turn your work as you would at the end of the row. Don't worry about the stitches remaining on the left needle. You'll get to them...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2016, 01:23 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
There's a progression to the decrease rounds. It...

There's a progression to the decrease rounds. It may be similar to other hats that you've made where there is one fewer stitch between the decreases on each decrease round. I would continue with...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
What a great idea! I haven't seen anything for...

What a great idea! I haven't seen anything for 2016, just the mitten KAL from the Sochi Olympics.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By salmonmac
Exactly. That's why for that first decrease,...

Exactly. That's why for that first decrease, omitting the yrn and just doing the p2tog will work.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! This is a translation and there a few...

Welcome!
This is a translation and there a few things that are difficult to understand. When it says to go "underneath the stitch", I interpret that to mean to go into the 4 loops again. So you knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 08:26 AM
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Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
Very cute little elephant. It looks like similar...

Very cute little elephant. It looks like similar directions come up in a couple of places. It means to purl every other row for the given number of rows.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Purl the next row and...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Purl the next row and then purl every other row. The knit rows will be the increase rows given in the pattern. You'll end this set of directions with the last increase row,...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By salmonmac
Count the slip knot as a stitch and work it, knit...

Count the slip knot as a stitch and work it, knit or purl it on the next row. Depending on which cast on you use, you could drop it off the end of the needle after you've cast on and then, don't...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By salmonmac
The idea is that you don't work the yrn, p2tog...

The idea is that you don't work the yrn, p2tog repeat at the ends. Instead, change the p2tog to two purls sts. Use one or both of them as needed for the decrease.
Try it out on a swatch so that you...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By salmonmac
The easiest way to think of this is to consider...

The easiest way to think of this is to consider the pattern stitch as a pair: yrn, p2tog. Change one set to purl sts and work the decreases. When those stitches have been used, change the next set to...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By salmonmac
Since your last row ended with a k, that stitch...

Since your last row ended with a k, that stitch would be a p on the next row. Cast on 8 sts (an even number) and start the row with a p stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-22-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Your knitting looks very...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Your knitting looks very good. If this is a wool yarn, blocking will smooth out the pattern stitch. I would wash and squeeze out the water either rolled in a towel or...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-21-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By salmonmac
I like the ways you want to use color too. Easier...

I like the ways you want to use color too. Easier to avoid stripes in the ribbing, I think but the others sound cute. You could really give this doll a wardrobe of sweaters or dresses.
What size...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-20-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
This is difficult. There are many recommendations...

This is difficult. There are many recommendations for weaving in ends in different directions but every now and again they may show through especially dark yarn tails against a white background. I...
Forum: General Knitting 07-20-2016, 06:30 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum and to knitting,...

Welcome to the forum and to knitting, palabradot!
Thanks for joining us. Ask away as best as you can and we'll all try to help. Photos are a good idea too.
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