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Forum: How-to Questions 05-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Lynseymac
Slipping a stitch

I wonder if somebody could help me. My pattern says:

K1 P1 K1 P1, slip 1, K2tog pass slipped stitch over, P1 K1 P1 K1 P1

Do I slip the stitch knitwise or purlwise?
Also, do I move my yarn from the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-14-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Lynseymac
I can't believe how much neater the edges of my...

I can't believe how much neater the edges of my knitting are already : ) I'm assuming trying to pick up stitches and seaming will now be easier!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-13-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Lynseymac
I've been knitting incorrectly for a year!

I think I posted last week about how I still found the garter stitch really awkward after a year of knitting. I had even checked on you tube how to do the knit stitch again and couldn't see where I...
Forum: General Knitting 05-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Lynseymac
Yarn Thickness

Since I started knitting I've only ever bought 4ply and double knit yarn so I store them seperately in case they get mixed up. I've noticed that some of the DK yarn is thinner than the rest and...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Lynseymac
Glad I'm not the only one!

Glad I'm not the only one!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Lynseymac
I think I'm a tight knitter. I've never made a...

I think I'm a tight knitter. I've never made a tension square but I only knit toys so I didn't think it mattered too much.

You're right, the yarn splitting only happens with certain yarns, and only...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Lynseymac
Messy Garter Stitch

I feel really stupid for posting this, because I know that garter stitch is supposed to be the thing that everybody masters first but I find knitting every row really slow and awkward and wonder what...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-03-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Lynseymac
Sorry - I seem to remember looking at a few...

Sorry - I seem to remember looking at a few videos and books. It's been a while since I've tried it and I'd been meaning to ask this question for ages. I guess I should just stick to the knit cast...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Lynseymac
I think it's the long tail cast on.

I think it's the long tail cast on.
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By Lynseymac
The Anne Budd beginners sock book is one of the...

The Anne Budd beginners sock book is one of the ones on its way to me!
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By Lynseymac
What knitting books do you own?

I think I may be developing an addiction! I know have three knitting bible/reference books. I also have Stitch N Bitch superstar knitting, and have just bought this beautiful book with the aim of...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Lynseymac
Thumb cast on

I've always used the knitted cast on ( two needles, if that's what you call it!) and whenever I have tried to use the thumb cast on, it doesn't quite feel right when I go to knit the first row! I...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-13-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Lynseymac
Slipping first stitch with fair isle

I have a problem where my edge stitches are very loose on one side (like another poster has said). I've tried slipping the first stitch on a swatch and it did make it look better.

But what do I...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Lynseymac
Picot Hem

Hi, I'm making knickerbockers for a toy rabbit. It says "turn up the hems to form picot edging. Press these lightly and secure in place"

What kind of stitch should I use for that? A running...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Lynseymac
Substituting Yarn

I wanted to substitute yarn for a toy rabbit pattern I bought begause the suggested ones were quite expensive and I just wanted to check I've bought the right thing.

Body
Suggested - baby alpaca dk...
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Lynseymac
Organising and storing Yarn

Hi, I started knitting a few months ago and my supply of yarn has been building up. It is mostly dk wool but I've just bought some balls of 4ply and as I become more adventurous and buy more I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Lynseymac
Help with pattern please

I'm making a rabbit's legs with stripy stockings

co 24 in white
Next row K1, increase in next 22 sts, K1, 46sts
Next: st-st 4 rows beg with P row

I've done all of the above. Now it says:

Next:...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Lynseymac
Thanks for your replies, I think I'll buy some...

Thanks for your replies, I think I'll buy some metal ones. They'll be less likely to snap in my hands when I'm knitting!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Lynseymac
Just ordinary straight needles. I'm making a toy.

Just ordinary straight needles. I'm making a toy.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By Lynseymac
Thin needles

I bought a set of bamboo needles when I started knitting and I've been knitting with the 3.25mm ones. I've very nearly snapped them a couple of times and do find that they warp quite a bit because...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Lynseymac
Here is my one-eared rabbit/bat with inside out...

Here is my one-eared rabbit/bat with inside out dress!

I've made such a mess of the seams and found sewing the head on really difficult. But I never intended to give it to anybody anyway.
It's the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Lynseymac
It would give you a laugh! Tried to sew on my...

It would give you a laugh! Tried to sew on my first ear and it won't go floppy. It sticks straight out horizontally and looks like a bat!!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Lynseymac
Thanks, the pattern said Next Row: [K2tog] 35...

Thanks, the pattern said
Next Row: [K2tog] 35 times 35sts
Knit 1 row
Join in green yarn and Knit 2 rows
Work in garter stitch for a further 6 rows, alternating the colour every two rows.

So if I am...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Lynseymac
Thanks for getting back to me. It was garter...

Thanks for getting back to me. It was garter stitch, only 2 rows of each colour. I probably did miss a row or something. I'd used stockinette earlier on so I knew what the RS was. I've ended up...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Lynseymac
New Knitter - a few questions!

I wonder if anybody can help me. I've only just started knitting and have been making a rabbit.

When making a dress I added another colour to make stripes when the pattern told me to, but the...
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