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Forum: Pattern Central 07-18-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By yuyay
I would recomend looking into Elizabeth...

I would recomend looking into Elizabeth Zimmermann's books. Knitting Without Tears has a few standard patterns for sweaters that are very easy to follow. They're not patterns in the traditional sense...
Forum: General Knitting 06-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By yuyay
I prefer charts. It takes me a bit longer to get...

I prefer charts. It takes me a bit longer to get through the first couple of rows until I get used to all the symbols but after that I just have to glance at them as I go through the row and my hands...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-06-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By yuyay
I use the Japanese short row method thanks to...

I use the Japanese short row method thanks to Nonaknits, too. She doesn't explain how to do it in the round but I did a quick search when I needed it and ended up following this one...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-12-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By yuyay
Unfortunately the only thing you can do is rip it...

Unfortunately the only thing you can do is rip it out. and be really careful not to twist it next time.

(Well, you could snip it, untwist it and sew it back up but then you end up with a seam it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-04-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By yuyay
If you are using Denise, switching to another...

If you are using Denise, switching to another brand might be enough. The needle part of the Denise are about an inch and a half shorter than Addis circs (above 16 inch length) and about 2 inches...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By yuyay
I'm in Korea, so I can empathize with not knowing...

I'm in Korea, so I can empathize with not knowing what anything says and not always being able to ask...
Do you have anyone who could write out a few common translations for you, like wool, cotton,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By yuyay
Glad to help!

Glad to help!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By yuyay
You are making space for the thumb here (the...

You are making space for the thumb here (the gusset). I like colour in my instructions, so here goes:

k24, place marker, kfb, kfb, place marker, knit to end. You will end up with 4 stitches between...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By yuyay
It's not the needles that makes the difference,...

It's not the needles that makes the difference, it's the technique of circular knitting or flat knitting. When you knit circularly you are only knitting. When you knit flat, you are alternating. Most...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By yuyay
Hi Jen, Does the cardigan have an overlapping...

Hi Jen,
Does the cardigan have an overlapping closure? That might account for the added 3 inches to the overall measurements. That might mean that the actual finished P-size cardigan when closed...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By yuyay
As long as it looks fine to you and you have the...

As long as it looks fine to you and you have the correct number of stitches, it doesn't matter. Changing the increase from M1 to kfb can sometimes throw off where the increases occur because kfb uses...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By yuyay
If you are interested in learning a new technique...

If you are interested in learning a new technique for short rows this (http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/2005/04/japanese_short_.html)is a great tutorial. Nona does a comparison of 3 different...
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By yuyay
You have to make sure you are knitting and...

You have to make sure you are knitting and purling the right stitches. If you finish your row with 3 purls, you have to start your next row with 3 knits. If you finish on 3 knits, you have to start...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-06-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By yuyay
:doh: You're right... Teach me to respond late at...

:doh: You're right... Teach me to respond late at night!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By yuyay
Deleted because I was wrong.... ooops

Deleted because I was wrong.... ooops
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By yuyay
You could do the entire thing on a large circ by...

You could do the entire thing on a large circ by just doing magic loop until it fits all the way around (you don't even need to use the dpns).
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By yuyay
Glad to help. The instructions from The Girl From...

Glad to help.
The instructions from The Girl From Auntie (http://www.girlfromauntie.com/) Rogue pattern are really clear. I never imagined I'd be able to decifer cabling for someone else after only...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-12-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By yuyay
I second what Ingrid said. I'm working on a...

I second what Ingrid said. I'm working on a sweater right now that has a crossing like that. You have a kkpkk pattern on the left needle. Slip 3 onto the cable needle (the green and red), knit two...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-26-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By yuyay
P71 is their product code for the pattern. They...

P71 is their product code for the pattern. They seem to use a Letter-Number code rather than a name. That's how you can find it to order it. Paradise Fibers...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,591
Posted By yuyay
How about this...

How about this (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/4522/)? I can't vouch for the feel, but it's in 100g skeins and they have several blues...

There are some other sport weight cottons...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-04-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,122
Posted By yuyay
:aww: Thanks!

:aww:
Thanks!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,122
Posted By yuyay
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-03-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,122
Posted By yuyay
Thanks everyone! Artlady, I think the sweater...

Thanks everyone!

Artlady, I think the sweater drapes differently because of the Alpaca so it hugs the body better. I prefer it that way. It's a trade-off though because it droops more, too.

As for...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-03-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,122
Posted By yuyay
FO: Emerald

Here is my first sweater and first successful attempt at following a pattern! I'm really happy with it. It's Amy Swenson's Emerald (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTemerald.html) in Misti Alpaca...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,986
Posted By yuyay
Do any of you have problems with touchpads or...

Do any of you have problems with touchpads or touch screens? My husband has bad psoriasis on his fingers and when it's healing he doesn't have fingerprints and the machines won't register his touch...
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