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Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2015, 02:23 AM
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Posted By SimoneB
I cord! Of course, that totally makes sense,...

I cord! Of course, that totally makes sense, it'll match the rest of the edges! Wish she could have put those words in the pattern, it would have saved me some hairpulling.

I really love knitting...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By SimoneB
Slip 3 sts at the end of each row?

I am working this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/splittop), it's knit top down, and I've just reached the split at the top of the sleeves. At this point, the shirt is knit flat from...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 04:40 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
I'm learning things here! :) Turns out the fiddly...

I'm learning things here! :) Turns out the fiddly way of reaching through the first st to knit the second is both faster, and results in a looser and stretchier bind off. The alternative method of...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
Ah yes, that looks much easier!

Ah yes, that looks much easier!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 02:28 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
That sounds good! For some reason the video won't...

That sounds good! For some reason the video won't play for me, but I'll check back again later, maybe whatever it is it'll sort itself out...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 10:48 AM
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Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
That's a great idea! Thanks :)

That's a great idea! Thanks :)
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 08:42 AM
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Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
Yes, I realize that stretchy bind offs are always...

Yes, I realize that stretchy bind offs are always going to take up a lot of yarn, but on my first attempt at a bind off, I was only short by a very tiny bit, so I was hoping it would be possible to...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By SimoneB
Shawl - which bind off?

I am knitting this shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/viajante) in stockinette with a lace edge. I am knitting on 3.75mm needles, and the pattern directions say to do a regular bind off...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By SimoneB
Wow, yes, that *is* confusing! As far as I can...

Wow, yes, that *is* confusing! As far as I can tell, you're supposed to first knit front and back once, then come the brackets (k2, k1f&b) which you have to repeat 7 times - so k2,k1f&b, k2, k1f&b,...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2014, 04:09 PM
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Views: 343
Posted By SimoneB
Wonderful! Thank you so much :)

Wonderful! Thank you so much :)
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By SimoneB
Vintage pattern: What's going on?

I am swatching for a slip from a vintage pattern (not available online), and I'm a little confused by the stitch pattern. They use the abbreviations WF and WB (wool forward and wool back), which I...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By SimoneB
I second salmonmac, you shouldn't spend a lot of...

I second salmonmac, you shouldn't spend a lot of money on your first couple of projects, wait and see if you enjoy it first.

I haven't been knitting that long, when I started out, I simply went to...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimoneB
Salmonmac thanks for the sample! I'll try to see...

Salmonmac thanks for the sample! I'll try to see if I can work it out.



Google told me that mattress stitch is what is used on vertical seems, and grafting is used when joining live stitches....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimoneB
Got sidetracked by Christmas :) Thank you for...

Got sidetracked by Christmas :)

Thank you for the reply, I have seen that link before - as well as other tutorials for grafting live stitches, but my mind simply can't process how to transfer the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimoneB
Thanks, but I don't see reverse stockinette in...

Thanks, but I don't see reverse stockinette in any of the videos?

Edited: I'm now also realizing that the search above is for mattress stitch tutorials - I already found a couple of reverse...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By SimoneB
Seaming reverse stockinette

I am about to seam a sleeve on a sweater that's done in reverse stockinette. I have found several tutorials on mattress stitch in reverse stockinette for the vertical seams, but I'm coming up...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By SimoneB
That sounds really great. I especially like the...

That sounds really great. I especially like the solution of adding width by casting on 3 sts at each end of the last increase row - if I'm counting right, it should allow me to stay in pattern, as...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By SimoneB
I would go up a size in the sleeves if there was...

I would go up a size in the sleeves if there was more than one size, but the pattern only gives directions for one sleeve that is supposed to fit all 5 sizes. The fabric is quite stretchy, but the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By SimoneB
Help fixing questionable pattern

I am knitting this sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/made-so-quickly

If it looks familiar it's because I've posted a question about this pattern before:...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By SimoneB
I did go back to fiddle with it a bit, and...

I did go back to fiddle with it a bit, and settled on a 4 st buttonhole instead - it's a tighter fit with the button, but it still feels elastic, not like I'm forcing it. The unknown factor is, of...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By SimoneB
When measured against the fabric the button is...

When measured against the fabric the button is six stitches wide, so I followed Amy's directions and took one stitch off. When I pass a button through the hole there's resistance, but I don't have to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By SimoneB
I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a...

I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a few different videos about joining yarn on this site: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
If you're working with wool, the felted join is...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By SimoneB
I second the suggestion of using k1 p1 rib :)

I second the suggestion of using k1 p1 rib :)
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By SimoneB
Buttonhole placement (newbie question in two parts)

I'm knitting this sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/made-so-quickly

The instructions for the buttonholes are:

1st buttonhole row: Pattern 6, cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.
2nd...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By SimoneB
This is the shirt:...

This is the shirt: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crown-tee

The rows are as follows:

Row 19: *k1, yo, k2tog twice, yo, k4, nupp-7, k2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, nupp-7, k4, yo, ssk...
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