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Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By viki
Yes, stocking stitch is stockinette. To me, it's...

Yes, stocking stitch is stockinette. To me, it's a better name!
Good luck with the sweater. Lucky cat!!!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By viki
Another way to contain your yarn (and keep it...

Another way to contain your yarn (and keep it clean and safe from animals) is to keep it in a zip-loc bag. Cut a small hole in the corner to feed the yarn through (it tends to get caught in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By viki
If you're doing the N. purl, then I'm assuming...

If you're doing the N. purl, then I'm assuming you were doing the original continental purl before. I'm smiling because the continental purl gave my reverse stockinette horizonal gaps so I went to...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By viki
Welcome to Knitting!!!! I started and stopped as...

Welcome to Knitting!!!!
I started and stopped as a child, then a college student and finally got back in again with Stitch and Bitch. It has some good explanations of many aspects. It's also a fun...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By viki
set-up row for cable pattern

I'm starting an Aran sweater using multiple cable patterns. All but one of the patterns start on the wrong side of the work (the "set-up" row as I've learned it's called). However, one pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By viki
Trish- I just did a similar thing, taking a...

Trish-
I just did a similar thing, taking a pattern written for worsted weight and making it with super bulky. It just takes some diligent calculating. Use the needle size that is suggested for the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-19-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,370
Posted By viki
carrying yarn and circular knitting

Hey y'all. Haven't been on for months... we moved recently and I'm finally able to pick up my knitting. Just in time for Christmas, lucky me. Anyhow, I've been knitting winter caps on circular...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By viki
Hey Ingrid. I think I get it better now. What I...

Hey Ingrid. I think I get it better now. What I tried to do was add on a new strand of my mc at the end of the graphic instead of carrying it through. I'll just stick with the one strand now so...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By viki
Intarsia in the round

I think I've bitten off more than I can chew! Ingrid gave me a good explanation of doing intarsia in the round... I'm doing a simple block letter on a hat. That part involves slip stiches and...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,320
Posted By viki
Thanks so much Sara. I'll give you a review of...

Thanks so much Sara. I'll give you a review of the shops when I get back. We go every year (since it's not too far from here) but this is the first time I've gone as a knitter.
I'll probably eat...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,320
Posted By viki
Cool yarn shops in Charleston SC ???

I'm headed to the beach for a week and the forecast looks like rain. Anybody know if there are any good yarn shops in the vicinity of Charleston, SC?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2005, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By viki
Good idea Silver!!! :D And I could give the...

Good idea Silver!!! :D And I could give the mobius hat to the son I call the screwball.
I did decide not to start over... my idea worked (kinda, sorta - the stamp of the beginner is on it). I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By viki
Ingrid, you are truly an angel. :angelgrin: with...

Ingrid, you are truly an angel. :angelgrin: with a halo made from cirucular needles.
And Aby, hang in there. I realized that instructions all harp on checking for a twist because it must be quite a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By viki
Made a really, really stupid knitting in round mistake

Everything I've ever read about knitting in the round says to be sure to check that your cast ons aren't twisted when you beginning knitting. I swear that I did this. And then I began knitting. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2005, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,636
Posted By viki
Thanks Ingrid... that makes sense now. I'll give...

Thanks Ingrid... that makes sense now. I'll give it a try, and no doubt a try and a try and a try :D (but I won't give up). You're a true genius.

KellyK - I love the hat!!!! We live in Georgia.......
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,636
Posted By viki
I think I get it. At least the part about how...

I think I get it. At least the part about how you run into trouble after the first go-round of the pattern :oops:
When you say slip the stitches, do you mean put them on another needle to work...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2005, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,636
Posted By viki
intarsia and knitting in the round

I'm working on a cap and knitting it in the round. I want to put a letter on it, but just read that "You can't do standard intarsia knitting in the round." Does anyone know why or what the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By viki
Thanks y'all. With all your help, I know this...

Thanks y'all. With all your help, I know this sweater will get finished. I'll be back soon with my next question. :blush:
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By viki
And I thought this was an easy question :D The...

And I thought this was an easy question :D The instructions say "work until total length measures 14 inches, ending with a WS row. Place sts on a stitch holder" Would "total" mean the needle too?
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By viki
another newby question

I'm embarrassed to ask this one, it's so basic. I'm making a baby sweater and I'm getting close to finishing the back. It needs to be 12" but do I measure from where the work hangs off the needle...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By viki
Thanks Ingrid! :angelgrin: The fluffy stuff is...

Thanks Ingrid! :angelgrin: The fluffy stuff is attached to a tight cord so I don't think that's splitting but I think you may have hit on my problem.... I bet I am leaving my yarn on the wrong side...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By viki
help! with plymouth "heaven" yarn

I'm a sorta beginning knitter.... this is my first "big" project in 20+ years. I'm making a baby sweater out of Plymouth's "heaven" yarn which is quite fluffy/bulky. I think I can manage the...
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