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Forum: How-to Questions 11-26-2007, 05:22 PM
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Views: 763
Posted By Diamond
I had the same problem. I do not use a waste...

I had the same problem. I do not use a waste yarn to hold my sts. I slip my sts on a circular needle to hold my sts. Then pick up extra sts and when you finish, weave in any gaps. If you pick up...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-25-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Diamond
Thank you Ingrid!

Thank you Ingrid!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-25-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Diamond
Pattern Help

I am knitting the Backyard Leaves Scarf. The pattern states: CO 10

I am following a chart.

Set-up row:
1st st: sl 1 wyib on RS; sl 1 wyif on WS
2nd st: p on RS; K on WS
3rd st: same as 1st st
4th...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Diamond
The yarn splits easy.

The yarn splits easy.
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By Diamond
Yarn

I brought Patons Beehive Baby Sport. It is 70% acrylic and 30% nylon. Is it me, or is this yarn hard to knit with. I also brough Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft - 60% acrylic and 40% nylon. Same thing...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-02-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Diamond
Yes. Round 1: k15, 2tog, k2, ssk, k15 Round 2...

Yes.
Round 1: k15, 2tog, k2, ssk, k15
Round 2 and all even numbered rounds: knit
All odd numbered rounds: continue knitting one st fewer before and after decreases. Stop when you have 14 sts left...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-02-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Diamond
Shape of Toe on Sock

I finally finished my first sock!

The shape of the toe is odd. It looks boxy. I did the kitchener st. to close the toe. Is there a way to make the toe more round?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-30-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Diamond
Kitchener stitch

I am using the magic loop for socks and I such finished the toe. I have 14 sts on each needle. The patterns says: "rearrange the sts so that the sock lies face-front. I did that, however my...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-30-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Diamond
It could be how you distribute the sts on your...

It could be how you distribute the sts on your DPNs. You are working multiple of 5 sts (rib). If you cast on 50. You should have 20, 20, 10. All dividable by 5.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Diamond
Thanks. I guess this sock was not the best sock...

Thanks. I guess this sock was not the best sock to pick for my first sock. However, I learned alot from this sock!! I am determine to finish this.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Diamond
What do you mean knit the sts over. Knit the sts...

What do you mean knit the sts over. Knit the sts over the 18 sts or tear my last row out and start again and rearrange the sts doing the last row?
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2007, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Diamond
Rearrange sts for lace & ribbing sock

I using magic loop for Cat Bordhi's Columbine Peak socks. I such finished the gusset.

I have 18 knitted sts & 12 1x1 ribbing and 6 lace pattern on needle 1and the same on needle 2. A total of 72...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-23-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Diamond
Magic Loop Sock

I am using the magic loop to knit socks. I just finished turning the heel and finished by k20. I have 36 sts waiting on cable (instep sts).

Picking up Gusset Sts:
"Pick up 18st along side of heel...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Diamond
That was it, the yo was my confusion. I knew it...

That was it, the yo was my confusion. I knew it was easy. Thank you so much!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Diamond
Sock Pattern

I am sorry but I still do not understand this pattern on Cat Bordhi's Columbine Peak sock pattern (page 20-21), using the magic loop.

I am following a chart. I have 36 sts on each needle = 72...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Diamond
I understand k10, then you knit the 11th and 12th...

I understand k10, then you knit the 11th and 12th sts tog, but the 13th st is where the confusion is for me. I put the yarn in front of right needle and k1, however I then have 23sts. Or does the...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Diamond
Sock Help

I am doing Cat Bordhi's Columbine Peak sock in her Sock Soar book (page 20-21), using the magic loop.

I am following a chart. I have 36 sts on each needles = 72sts.

In the chart it shows k10,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Diamond
This may help explain, and they are using the...

This may help explain, and they are using the fetching pattern:

http://akittenknits.blogspot.com/2006/12/thumb-trick.html
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Diamond
I forgot to mention, the one thing that may...

I forgot to mention, the one thing that may confuse you is that Amy's demonstration is showing continental knitting.

I am a english knitter. I suggest you watch ...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Diamond
I suggest you buy one circular needle and learn...

I suggest you buy one circular needle and learn the magic loop method first.

Later on, learn the DPN method, because you know aleast the concept of the round using the magic loop and then learn...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Diamond
Thanks. I rather feel comforable knitting rather...

Thanks. I rather feel comforable knitting rather than frustrated.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Diamond
I like using cable needle, but I do not like...

I like using cable needle, but I do not like using DPNS.

Should I use the 2 circulars or the magic loop working with cable needle.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Diamond
Cable Pattern on DPNS, or Circular, or Magic Loop

I would like to do these cabled fingerless mittens:

http://www.mashpitsknits.blogspot.com/2007/09/cabled-fingerless-mittens.html

I know how to do the DPNS, but using the cable needle to make the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Diamond
I figured out the problem myself. Use the knit...

I figured out the problem myself. Use the knit cast on rather than the backloop cast on. And knit those 2CO and the rem 17 sts. It worked out.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-12-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By Diamond
Thank You

Thank you, I guess I had a mental block.

One other question. At the end of the thumb gusset instructions, "K17 sts, place next 10 sts on waste yarn, and CO 2 sts, rejoin round and k rem 17 sts". ...
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