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Forum: Pattern Central Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 86
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'diamond dogs' hat pattern - free until noon central tues jan 27th

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-dogs-hat

after noon tomorow the pattern will be $4.

it's a nice hat for hat people... with basic cables, short rows, and twisted stitches.
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By XtopherCB
the pattern specifies 'super bulky' yarn which...

the pattern specifies 'super bulky' yarn which knits up at 6-11 stitches per inch (depending on type/brand). if you're using 'bulky' that knits up at 12-15 stitches per inch (again, depending on...
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 03:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
i thought because of the bulky yarn, even crochet...

i thought because of the bulky yarn, even crochet kickers/screamers like me might be able to, if interested in the look of the finished piece.
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
'zip zip' cowl pattern - free through jan 30th

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zip-zip-cowl
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7,485
Views: 1,454,804
Posted By XtopherCB
i wish there were less hiders - i see plenty of...

i wish there were less hiders - i see plenty of guys on KH's ravelry page, but not many of them on the KH site.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By XtopherCB
oh, good timing. maybe this will help you? it...

oh, good timing. maybe this will help you?



it doesn't work for everything, but is a good option. and then some sewing thread looped and tied tight on the very ends, if needed?
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By XtopherCB
yarnsub.com is awesome! ;) here's the link for...

yarnsub.com is awesome! ;)

here's the link for their suggestions:
http://yarnsub.com/yarns/lion_brand/microspun
Forum: Pattern Central 01-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By XtopherCB
it's so evenly reduced... i'm wondering if the...

it's so evenly reduced... i'm wondering if the only issue is that you're forgetting the yarn overs after every pattern repeat? if so, that's an easy remedy, especially if you follow GG's advice of...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,556
Posted By XtopherCB
thanks for that link. i'm so glad lorraineL's...

thanks for that link. i'm so glad lorraineL's videos popped up first - didn't know about the braided version of the russian join. i have execution issues with the regular version, but i just...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-22-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
free for next 2 days - 'rosedale cowls' patterns

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosedale-cowls

Free through 9pm PST January 24, 2015.
Forum: The Lounge 01-22-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By XtopherCB
some other possibilities are some (not all)...

some other possibilities are some (not all) calphalon, some (not all) tramontina, and some (not all) american kitchen. there are also subset brands, like celebrity chef endorsed items, but as...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By XtopherCB
ah, then i've got it wrong. 2 at each end, not...

ah, then i've got it wrong. 2 at each end, not just 2 at the end-end. you're losing 4 stitches total each row, but still only doing that every 4th row.

so, then it's starting with 43 stitches,...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By XtopherCB
if it's worded as 2 decrease stitches every 4th...

if it's worded as 2 decrease stitches every 4th row, then that's what will happen, a triangle, yes. but a gradual triangle, a gradual narrowing. 2 stitches, every 4th row, going from 43 to 19...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By XtopherCB
the 4 i've used the most (and i mean dozens,...

the 4 i've used the most (and i mean dozens, maybe even 200? items) are 360kool at http://www.ebay.com/usr/360kool?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2754 , kool-diy at...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By XtopherCB
they're calling row 6 at the end the wrong side,...

they're calling row 6 at the end the wrong side, so i'm interpreting that to mean all even rows are the 'wrong' side (i.e., the back of the item)... but really, it will look similar on both sides...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By XtopherCB
decrease 2 stitches at the end of the 5th row...

decrease 2 stitches at the end of the 5th row (once) and then every 6th row (11th, 17th, 23rd, 29th, etc) until there are 43 stitches. you're now DONE with that section, no more 5th/6th row...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
just posted and only free for the next 24 hours! - 'woodland crescent' shawlette pattern

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woodland-crescent-shawlette

free until 3 p.m. pacific time, tuesday. that's exactly 24 hours from now.
Forum: Pattern Central 01-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
"hexylic" sock pattern - free until feb 1st

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they have been test knit, and have nice cable & lace details.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexylic-socks
Forum: Pattern Central 01-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
'cadboro' beret/tam pattern - free until feb 1st

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cadboro or direct link is http://incorrigiblecraftster.blogspot.ca/2015/01/cadboro.html

free until feb 1st, after which it will be $2 with all proceeds...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By XtopherCB
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bob...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bobby+dazzler

somebody's pretty special :)
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By XtopherCB
fermented knitting... :ick:

fermented knitting... :ick:
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By XtopherCB
i've used cotton dishrags/washcloths for years,...

i've used cotton dishrags/washcloths for years, with no issues. about 6 or 8 years ago, the costco here had a big Big BIG bag of them in different colors. my mom and i split them. but they're now...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By XtopherCB
2 things that might help... use wooden DPNs...

2 things that might help...

use wooden DPNs (bamboo or birch) instead of metal. they'll grip the stitches better on most yarn.

or

try magic looping or the 2-circulars methods. they work well for...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By XtopherCB
nobody does... it weirder... makes you feel glad... for the rest... ;)

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this is one of those questions where some of you are going to reflexively say, "WHAT on earth is he doing NOW?!?," and that's ok, i don't know what i'm doing either :)

i'm making washcloths using...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,816
Posted By XtopherCB
'the fugitive' spiral rib beanie pattern - free until 'midnight sunday'...

...although not sure which time zone that refers to.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-fugitive

it compliments the '170' scarf pattern by the same designer. that pattern is available for...
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