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Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2011, 11:46 AM
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Posted By sonata58
Thanks everyone for your helpful tips and advice!

Thanks everyone for your helpful tips and advice!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By sonata58
Thanks for answering my question. So, when I...

Thanks for answering my question.

So, when I finish one half, I will leave the stitches "live" on the needle? However, since I only have one pair of the needle size I am using (size 8), can I...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By sonata58
Leaf Pattern Scarf Question

I am currently working on this Classic Seed and Leaf Scarf...
http://www.greatballsofyarn.com/freepatterns/sc-seedleaf.pdf

Due to the nature of the pattern, the leaf pattern will fall up one side...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By sonata58
Found this old thread which deals with my...

Found this old thread which deals with my question a bit.

I just wanted to be sure I'm doing the right increase on this baby sweater pattern:
http://gailbable.tripod.com/id41.html

It uses two types...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sonata58
Thanks for the tips. I'll experiment with the...

Thanks for the tips. I'll experiment with the yarn and see what I get...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sonata58
I guess it would be a sort of ribbon yarn. It is...

I guess it would be a sort of ribbon yarn. It is made of a light mesh material which is rolled into a loose tube.

So, since it would be classified as a bulky yarn, I should use a larger...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By sonata58
Need help identifying yarn

I purchased this skein of yarn second-hand. It did not come with a label. And I'm new to knitting. So, I don't know what type of yarn it is. I'm attaching a picture. Maybe someone can help me...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By sonata58
Thank you both for the tips. I have not done too...

Thank you both for the tips. I have not done too many rows of my knitting, so I will unravel it and try the ssk decrease. The information will come in handy for future projects; now I know when to...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By sonata58
What is wrong with my decreases?

I'm working on a shawl project. It is made of two halves which are mirror images of each other. I used the k2tog decrease, and one turned out nicely, but the other has a ridge in between the...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-12-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By sonata58
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I tried the...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I tried the kitchener stitch and it worked beautifully.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By sonata58
I followed these instructions for the shoulder...

I followed these instructions for the shoulder seam. I figured that since I was working on the bound off edge, I should use this...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By sonata58
Question about shoulder seam

I am currently working on this set of infant mittens.

http://www.freevintageknitting.com/mittens/94-mittens-pattern.html

I did a shoulder seam on the top, but it is really hard and rigid. Is it...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By sonata58
Thanks! Which decrease would you recommend?...

Thanks!

Which decrease would you recommend? K2tog? Or SSK? Can I purl two stitches together?
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By sonata58
I am making a shawl/cape that is made by two...

I am making a shawl/cape that is made by two halves joined together. I've come to the part where I need to shape the back point. The pattern says to decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of every knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By sonata58
Decreasing in seed stitch

My pattern calls for me to decrease my seed stitch border. I have six stitches of seed stitch on both sides of a stockinette stitch. I need to decrease on one side until I eliminate the border. How...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By sonata58
Thank you for your reply. The skeins from the two...

Thank you for your reply. The skeins from the two lots look similar enough to me. However, I read that sometimes the difference doesn't show until you wash and dry it. I'm afraid to finish the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By sonata58
Question About Dye Lot

I bought some Lion Brand yarn for a large project. However, half of the skeins are from one dye lot (47758) and the rest from another (47760). The yarn is a multi-colored yarn. Do you think that this...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-11-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 160,193
Posted By sonata58
So, if I do 6 stitches of border around the...

So, if I do 6 stitches of border around the stockinette stitch, it will be something like this:

Row 1: k1 p1 k1 p1 k1 p1 *k1, repeat from * to last 6 sts. k1 p1 k1 p1 k1 p1
Row 2: p1 k1 p1 k1 p1 k1...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-11-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 160,193
Posted By sonata58
I have a question about putting a seed border...

I have a question about putting a seed border around the stockinette stitch. I know that for a seed stitch you must have an odd number of stitches. The total number of stitches on my needle is an odd...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By sonata58
OK. Thanks for letting me know. I've been doing...

OK. Thanks for letting me know.

I've been doing the math, and have been trying to figure out how many stitches I need to add. The pattern says to cast on 35 stitches. So, with my gauge, I have to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By sonata58
Yes, that is what I meant. Thank you for...

Yes, that is what I meant. Thank you for confirming that.

If anyone could help me resize, that would be much appreciated, because I'm making this pattern for someone else, and it needs to be the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,862
Posted By sonata58
Hello, I'm new here (and new to knitting). And I...

Hello, I'm new here (and new to knitting). And I have a similar question.

My shawl pattern calls for bulky-weight yarn, or worsted weight yarn, used double. Here is the gauge according to the...
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