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Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 05:37 PM
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thank you yet again! ;) have multiple cables, so...

thank you yet again! ;) have multiple cables, so will just get another one and attach the right needle tips. seems like i should be able to do the sleeves 2@aT cuff-up, magic loop style. we'll see...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By XtopherCB
ok, switched over to the baby sized shawl collar...

ok, switched over to the baby sized shawl collar cardigan from bernat/yarnspirations. https://s3.amazonaws.com/spinrite/pdf/WEB-BERNAT-SOFTEEBABYCHUNKY-K-ShawlCollarCardigan.pdf

but as usual, not...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the clarification! to her credit, the...

thanks for the clarification!

to her credit, the designer got back to me last night... and had a similar (tho less clearly worded) answer...

"A little bit of both (which is probably even more...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-20-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By XtopherCB
baby sweater help...

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first time knitting a sweater. starting with a baby size so i get the basics down. but this pattern has me flummoxed.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rippled-baby-set

“Sweater Pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By XtopherCB
reverse of half brioche stitch?

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half brioche stitch is: round 1 purl all stitches / round 2, *p; knit into the stitch of the round below* repeat around, then repeat rnds 1& 2... so what's the reverse of that... rnd 1 knit all...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By XtopherCB
pattern not available in north america

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help!

http://blog.loveknitting.com/patons-christmas-jumper-competition-winner-revealed/?blog_page=/ is not available in north america due to "supplier restrictions" but is available to people from...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the reply. sticking with what i have,...

thanks for the reply. sticking with what i have, for now. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By XtopherCB
smooth/improved double decrease?

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is there a 'smooth' double decrease... like, how ssk improved is smoother than regular ssk... is there an 'improved' version of cdd?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the reply... i'd watched mimi's video...

thanks for the reply... i'd watched mimi's video (your first link) and her accompanying video, and that's where i got the 'work one more' wording. but i get what you're saying, that same stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By XtopherCB
"broken jack" pattern and substituting german short rows...

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hi all,

working on the new 'broken jack' pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/broken-jack , free until dec 28th) and am about to start working on the first triangle leg section. i'd...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By XtopherCB
there might be other options, but the one i know...

there might be other options, but the one i know and have used is this one:

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very-nearly-invisible-increase.html has good word/pictures about it...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By XtopherCB
the test was 1 sock minimum. i'll have that done...

the test was 1 sock minimum. i'll have that done in time. and i think i'll do the 2nd one, just so there's a set, as i do have plenty of yarn. but it'll be the only pair with this pattern ;) and i...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By XtopherCB
i AM like you! :) and only with a lot of help...

i AM like you! :) and only with a lot of help from sites like these and the friendly people who inhabit them, have i gotten as far as i have.

the unspoken stuff has been one of my biggest pet...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-21-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By XtopherCB
jessie of yarn over new york got back to me right...

jessie of yarn over new york got back to me right away and says that what i did as my own fudging of the directions is right on.

on the RS i skipped the last k1 after the ssk, and on the WS i...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-21-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By XtopherCB
test knit sock pattern help

ahoy...

GG's been super awesome helping me with a test-knit of a designer's cuff-down sock pattern. it's the first time i've done that style of sock. but we're both at a huh-wha? point...

i've done...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By XtopherCB
"(stitch 0?) and stitch 5" is exactly what i...

"(stitch 0?) and stitch 5" is exactly what i needed to know - THANK YOU! also thanks for the techknitter link. i checked out her site last night and didn't see what i needed, so i'm glad you were...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By XtopherCB
ok, so... i'm not understanding the fundamental...

ok, so... i'm not understanding the fundamental WHYs of short rows. i get the mechanics, the hows.. how you do a wrap and turn on knit and purl sides, or how you can use german short rows with the...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-12-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for the help! i asked in a few places just...

thanks for the help! i asked in a few places just in case to what kind of consensus will form.

and i'm giggling... it's very, very, very tough for me to imagine there being a use for this pattern...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-12-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By XtopherCB
how to write pattern containing short rows?

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when writing a pattern, is it customary to make a short row section its own row(s)/notation(s), or just include it as part of the row you're originally working on, i.e.:

"row 51, purl 25 stitches,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,457
Posted By XtopherCB
i bet it'd be interesting if you shared your sock...

i bet it'd be interesting if you shared your sock techniques... certain go-to patterns, preferences for needle sizes, yarn companies, helpful tutorials you've used, etc... :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,457
Posted By XtopherCB
wow, that picture... i have to say, that feels...

wow, that picture... i have to say, that feels like an unattainable goal, for many of us... i can't even do the one pair each month clubs on ravelry because it's too much pressure/time...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-30-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,224
Posted By XtopherCB
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/out-of-the...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/out-of-the-box-2 free for a limited time (until it's tech-edited, no firm date given)
Forum: Pattern Central 06-30-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,224
Posted By XtopherCB
free with code 'arrow' until july 5th -...

free with code 'arrow' until july 5th - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/straight-arrow-cowl
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-28-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Tie
Views: 2,335
Posted By XtopherCB
ok, i'm out.

ok, i'm out.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-28-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Tie
Views: 2,335
Posted By XtopherCB
i always think the tie is such an interesting,...

i always think the tie is such an interesting, portable project... but i don't wear them (i liken them to pantyhose for men, cutting off all oxygen and will to live), and my dad wouldn't wear a knit...
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