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Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:27 PM
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
this would be a good time to explain 'reading'...

this would be a good time to explain 'reading' your knitting. if you look at a stitch and it looks like a V, then on that side of your work it is considered a knit stitch. If you see a bump...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:21 PM
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
also when you put the new stitch on the needle,...

also when you put the new stitch on the needle, make sure it goes past the tip because the tip is thinner than the rest of the needle. then cast on your next stitch.
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
i cannot even describe how my mother taught me to...

i cannot even describe how my mother taught me to purl. I've never seen anybody else do it but I can purl a row that way faster than i can knit a row. but it involved me switching yarn between my...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:13 PM
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
for what it is worth, i can almost NEVER match...

for what it is worth, i can almost NEVER match the gauge of patterns. I haven't a clue why.

I finally sort of gave up and found some shareware on the internet that you type in your gauge and it...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By lovekittycats1965
also don't increase/decrease in that first/last...

also don't increase/decrease in that first/last stitch of a row. work those 1 stitch inward. this will make it much easier for you to sew up the knits later.
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
and when they say 'at the beginning', you don't...

and when they say 'at the beginning', you don't have to and should not do it in the very 1st stitch. I used to do that until I learned that makes it soooooo much harder to sew up the garment...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
"other than usually being too short and having to...

"other than usually being too short and having to start over or too long that I have to cut yarn."

i used to have that problem too until DUH! an idea occurred to me one day. just wrap the yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By lovekittycats1965
at least it didn't melt or burn and you can still...

at least it didn't melt or burn and you can still reuse the yarn.

this is why you'll hear everybody say take the time to do the gauge swatch. it seems like such a pain but will save you in the...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By lovekittycats1965
lol. I'm glad you explained it because I had no...

lol. I'm glad you explained it because I had no idea what that meant. :)

I've always heard those called security blankets.
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By lovekittycats1965
You might want to consider a safety net in the...

You might want to consider a safety net in the future. I wish somebody had told me when I first started.

Bascially, you take something thin like dental floss and you string it along through your row...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By lovekittycats1965
be aware the cotton is harder to knit with and it...

be aware the cotton is harder to knit with and it sort of 'drags' so you might find you have difficulty knitting with it at first so practice on a swatch until you get comfortable with it.
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By lovekittycats1965
i actually bought a old set of boye...

i actually bought a old set of boye needlemaster's on ebay. then i liked them so well, i think i've bought 3 more sets! It is cheaper to buy a set w/ a 40% off coupon at the craft store than to buy...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,065
Posted By lovekittycats1965
I had that happen to me for the first time this...

I had that happen to me for the first time this year. I finally went to my doctor and he gave me a short of cortizone and something else. So there are other things that can be done.

It hurt for at...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By lovekittycats1965
ouch!

I was having trouble with that this year for the first time. I guess I'm middle aged now so I should expect such things.

You can try an anti-inflammatory if you can take them like naproxin.

Mine...
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