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Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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Posted By swcheng15
I'm planning on doing the 12-18 month size. I...

I'm planning on doing the 12-18 month size. I may have to go get US2s to make the gauge and then I won't need to change all the stitch numbers. I'm just trying to avoid buying more needles if I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2012, 04:31 PM
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Views: 468
Posted By swcheng15
Does converting pattern to gauge change fair isle stitches?

Hi all. I want to knit this http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=3918&lang=us. I'm getting 5.5sts/in with US3s (pattern calls for 6.5 sts/in). I've calculated/converted all the sts to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,486
Posted By swcheng15
I am so sorry. Please do your best through this...

I am so sorry. Please do your best through this tough time to complete the sweater. It's the last thing her husband will get from her, and to have you complete it too, her true friend, adds even...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By swcheng15
Thanks. I knitted up a small sample...

Thanks. I knitted up a small sample yesterday...am at about 6.5 sts/inch in a k3, p3 rib pattern, without stretching or ironing. Their gauge is 23 sts and 36 rows to a 4" ribbed pattern, stretched...
Forum: General Knitting 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,345
Posted By swcheng15
Thanks! I'm lazy too! :) And I figured that...

Thanks! I'm lazy too! :) And I figured that the sweater I made for my son is ok if I didn't block in pieces. Well...I didn't THINK to block them in pieces until AFTER I sewed it all together. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By swcheng15
Changing gauge

Hello there. I have a question about changing the gauge of something. I'm planning on knitting a sweater for my sister (surprise gift) and I found a pattern I like. However, I think the smallest...
Forum: General Knitting 08-17-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,345
Posted By swcheng15
Blocking wool/superwash wool

Hello everyone. I have a beginner blocking question for you all. I understand the reason behind blocking and the process of blocking. My question pertains to when to block. Many patterns suggest...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,561
Posted By swcheng15
You can always tie the ends together, if there's...

You can always tie the ends together, if there's a front and back of the pattern and you can hide the knot appropriately. But it's better the way Jan suggested. Weaving it in, or knitting it in as...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By swcheng15
Congratulations! My first sweater was a baby...

Congratulations! My first sweater was a baby sweater too! I ended up redoing it a couple of times bc I measured wrong and had to make the sleeves match the front and back, etc. I've only washed...
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By swcheng15
so cute!

so cute!
Forum: General Knitting 05-08-2009, 01:30 PM
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Views: 1,926
Posted By swcheng15
A stashghan (i.e. blanket made up of leftover...

A stashghan (i.e. blanket made up of leftover yarn)!
Forum: General Knitting 05-07-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By swcheng15
Aww...sorry. Did you try the link I posted? It...

Aww...sorry. Did you try the link I posted? It has some thick/thin yarn in their closeout...
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By swcheng15
I like Atlantic...I think the colors go together...

I like Atlantic...I think the colors go together better than in Trinidad. Good luck!
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,514
Posted By swcheng15
Like Jan, I actually like the look of knitted...

Like Jan, I actually like the look of knitted things now, but I would say both are about the same for me. I'm not proficient in either, but my grandmother taught me both waaay back when. So when I...
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By swcheng15
Haha. No, I knit out in the open during my break...

Haha. No, I knit out in the open during my break time. But I don't bring it with me everyday. Only when I don't have to pay too much attention to it.
Forum: General Knitting 05-06-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By swcheng15
I have wool yarn that is similar to knit thick...

I have wool yarn that is similar to knit thick and thin. See here. http://swcheng15.xanga.com/694522108/the-stitches-convention/

I got it at the Stitches convention from Woolstock yarn shop. It's...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By swcheng15
These are very easy and all garter stitch....

These are very easy and all garter stitch. Introducing color really changes the look of a simple blanket.
http://www.joann.com/static/project/0712/P448323.pdf

I made this one before. See here. ...
Forum: General Knitting 05-04-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By swcheng15
You can also look up Lionbrand.com. Their...

You can also look up Lionbrand.com. Their website has loads of free patterns too. But Ravelry is very very cool.
Forum: General Knitting 05-04-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 34,526
Posted By swcheng15
I like the Bernat brand. Haven't tried Simply...

I like the Bernat brand. Haven't tried Simply Soft. Most of the baby yarn at the stores like Joanns are nice to touch.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By swcheng15
Yeah, it depends on the yarn. Sometimes it won't...

Yeah, it depends on the yarn. Sometimes it won't achieve the same chunky gauge, sometimes it'll be over the gauge.
Forum: General Knitting 05-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By swcheng15
Hehe. Just wanted to say YAY! for you, since...

Hehe. Just wanted to say YAY! for you, since you can go on ravelry today. Man, I spent a few hours on that site yesterday. How easy that is!
Forum: General Knitting 05-01-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By swcheng15
That's what I do, though I DID buy a whole stash...

That's what I do, though I DID buy a whole stash of wool yarn just to make for charity. On the other hand, I used to go to Joanns or Michaels and just buy yarn because I have the intention of using...
Forum: General Knitting 04-29-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
WOO
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Posted By swcheng15
YAY! How fun!

YAY! How fun!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By swcheng15
Great pattern! I would assume it's like it says,...

Great pattern! I would assume it's like it says, purl 7 together. So when you get to that spot, you purl the next seven stitches together. I think doing that provides the hole in that scarf...
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By swcheng15
Looking good here in Northern CA at 1030a PST. I...

Looking good here in Northern CA at 1030a PST. I had this happen on the Flickr site for a couple of weeks! Initially I couldn't access it at work, then it moved onto home, even while using...
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