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Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By lewister
Purl Bee tutorial...

Purl Bee tutorial (http://www.purlbee.com/2008/01/23/attached-i-cord-tutorial/) for attached (not applied) i-cord - she's adding to around the top of a slipper with a provisional cast-on and grafting...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By lewister
I thought I knew but that would be for...

I thought I knew but that would be for in-the-round and based on your instructions, you're working flat? So this is a body piece you'll eventually sew to the other parts?

It mentions pattern stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By lewister
But on the upside, you can build buzz for your...

But on the upside, you can build buzz for your upcoming release by having it public in a project or for testing. And, testing publicly more easily gets projects attached to your pattern - an...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By lewister
The yarnovers (yo) are the extra four stitches....

The yarnovers (yo) are the extra four stitches. You're adding them in on that first row by using that particular method of increasing. So row 1 has 30 stitches worked into the cast-on stitches and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By lewister
It's unfortunately not as simple as that. Be...

It's unfortunately not as simple as that. Be awesome if it were. I've done swatches in close sizes like that and not had a significant difference in gauge. That said, you'd still need to calculate...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By lewister
One option I've been looking at to execute some...

One option I've been looking at to execute some new ideas is i-cord. Specifically a three-needle bind-off i-cord. (Multiple uses for i-cord on this page, unfortunately no pictures. Boo. -...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 33,945
Posted By lewister
What kind of fiber are you using that would be...

What kind of fiber are you using that would be slippery. Not everything can be spit spliced.

Plain wool and other animal fibers, I spit splice. Superwash wool, acrylics and most synthetics, I use a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By lewister
It looks like you're doing two color ribbing. So...

It looks like you're doing two color ribbing. So what doesn't look like the picture - the colors or the stitches?

Definitely a link would help.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By lewister
Whut is right! Looking at the picture (and...

Whut is right!

Looking at the picture (and ignoring reference to elastic in the directions), you need to pick up stitches in the finished edge around the scarf, joining for working in the round when...
Forum: General Knitting 11-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By lewister
Has anyone actually found that technique to be...

Has anyone actually found that technique to be efficient in the long run? I tried, but it was just slowing me down seriously. My left index finger is a big cracked calloused mess, but it doesn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By lewister
Yes - see how the number you're working is going...

Yes - see how the number you're working is going up by three each time - purl 12, knit 15, purl 18 - you just keep going up by three until you hit the row where you work 40. So the next row is going...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By lewister
If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your...

If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your repeat should now technically be k4,p1,k4.

(If I were writing it, I would have you eliminate one purl on the first set of decreases as you did, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By lewister
Working in pattern for ribbing would mean...

Working in pattern for ribbing would mean knitting the knits and purling the purls. So you will have more knit stitches in a row when you get to where you did the decrease the row before.

You didn't...
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By lewister
Lucky you! You can figure out the yarn's weight...

Lucky you!

You can figure out the yarn's weight by measuring its wpi - wraps per inch. Get a ruler, wrap the yarn around it for a couple of inches, then count how many times it went around in one...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By lewister
(Couple days late here, sorry about that.) Just...

(Couple days late here, sorry about that.)

Just keep the in-the-round portion an even number of rows for a set. So Round 1: YO, K2tog; Round 2: Knit; Round 3: Knit; Round 4: Knit.

That allows you...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,037
Posted By lewister
Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats...

Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats and sweaters tend to be my thing, I do try - and I mean try - to toss in some mittens once in a while. Never have felt very successful at them and...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By lewister
And don't forget that your head might be 23", but...

And don't forget that your head might be 23", but you probably want some negative ease in your hat, so you want it to be 20"-21" in circumference, not 23". In DK weight yarn, 96-112 stitches sounds...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By lewister
Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is...

Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is another good online stitch directory. You can look things up by name or by type. Or even by number of stitches wide.

The Harmony Guides typically...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By lewister
Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really...

Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really won't be able to tell precisely what you'll get until you actually play with the yarn. I just worked a hat in a cotton blend that I thought would have a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By lewister
Your challenge there is that - even though the...

Your challenge there is that - even though the yarn weight might be the same - cotton doesn't act the same as a wool/silk blend. It'll be heavier, might sag out of shape, could result in a stiffer...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By lewister
The 8-ply would be the place to start as it's...

The 8-ply would be the place to start as it's closest to the recommended yarn for the pattern.

But the number of stitches per inch(cm) is going to vary anyway just because knitters are different and...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By lewister
That's what I'm guessing, but the original...

That's what I'm guessing, but the original question was only about the brim. The hat is definitely knit sideways up past the cable. The way it spirals on the top makes it difficult to tell if it was...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By lewister
If all you're wanting to copy is the brim, I'd...

If all you're wanting to copy is the brim, I'd just use "sideways" as a filter on Ravelry. That hat is knit sideways all the way past the cable, but it's the sideways part that will get you the brim...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By lewister
Just a thought but you said you were working a...

Just a thought but you said you were working a 22" circumference piece on a 24" needle. If that's the case and since it's cotton, there's a chance you're stretching it out as you're working it....
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By lewister
No problem. I'll leave it to others to help with...

No problem. I'll leave it to others to help with adding cables to the pattern. Far beyond my experience level at the moment.
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