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Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2010, 01:47 PM
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Whoops, no, the earliest true purl stitch is on...

Whoops, no, the earliest true purl stitch is on Spanish stockings in 1562. Moss/seed stitch showed up around that time, and Charles I (1600 - 1649) had a shirt with moss/seed stitch on it, which is...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-30-2009, 11:11 AM
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Views: 1,514
Posted By orkneyknits
That's very much like what we saw!!! Thank...

That's very much like what we saw!!! Thank you!!! I'm not sure how to translate that into chevrons, but I'm going to give it a go.
Forum: Pattern Central 10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By orkneyknits
I know, it must be hard to imagine it-- neither...

I know, it must be hard to imagine it-- neither of us had ever seen anything quite like it. It's kind of like this...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By orkneyknits
Thanks for the suggestions and links, but no,...

Thanks for the suggestions and links, but no, that's not what I meant. It's as if you took something such as strips of cardboard and made roof-tops out of them. I mean, really really 3-dimensional.
Forum: Pattern Central 10-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By orkneyknits
3-dimentional chevron scarf

I took an out-of-town friend to TJ Maxx yesterday and she fell in love with (and bought) a chevron scarf. It was very unusual in that the chevrons were 3-dimensional-- distinct hills and valleys...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 10-08-2009, 10:18 AM
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Posted By orkneyknits
Forum: How-to Questions 07-29-2009, 10:25 AM
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Posted By orkneyknits
There are people who don't worry about that first...

There are people who don't worry about that first automatically knitted row in a long-tail cast on. And they are perfectly right-- it's knitting: why worry?! However, I am currently working on the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By orkneyknits
Depending on the garment, yarn and gauge, a lack...

Depending on the garment, yarn and gauge, a lack of seams can mean a lack of structure. Working from top to bottom or bottom to top, it can very well, such as in Icelandic pullovers. However, from...
Forum: General Knitting 07-19-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By orkneyknits
I know it's Finnish, but unfortunately, beyond...

I know it's Finnish, but unfortunately, beyond that I'm not much help! So now all you need to do is find out how to translate it.
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By orkneyknits
Part 2

As for Orkney knitting. . .
Iím not aware of any videos demonstrating this, or any writing on it unfortunately. I think it just got passed down through generations. I also donít know when in...
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By orkneyknits
Part 1

Thank you so much for that information and reassurance! The guidelines and requirements for references on every single swatch and every single statement make it all sound very, very demanding. I...
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2009, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,289
Posted By orkneyknits
Thank you, MoniDew, you are very sweet, but I'm...

Thank you, MoniDew, you are very sweet, but I'm not feeling very masterly at the moment! But you make a good point, that if their standards were so high that no one could meet them, then what would...
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By orkneyknits
TKGA Knitting Masters Programme

Hello everyone,

After much trepidation, I finally ordered and have just received the instruction packet for Level 1 of the Knitting Masters Programme by TKGA. I was a bit nervous before actually...
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