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Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2010, 09:08 AM
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Views: 808
Posted By alevtina
Before the k1, though, there was a k2... so there...

Before the k1, though, there was a k2... so there there are 3 knit stitches before you get to the k2tog. (You're allowed to use stitches that were created outside the repeat to carry out what's...
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By alevtina
I taught a coworker to knit and showed her the...

I taught a coworker to knit and showed her the long-tail cast on method. She loved it! She would cast on a billion stitches just for the hell of it. "Why can't I just do this all day?" she asked...
Forum: The Lounge 06-23-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,125
Posted By alevtina
I'll take any excuse to look at pictures of other...

I'll take any excuse to look at pictures of other people's pets and post photos of my own! :D

Three years ago, in June of 2007, I walked into my local shelter with the intention of adopting a cat......
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By alevtina
If you look in the Glossary...

If you look in the Glossary (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary/) (tab above) of this site, you'll find a video for k-b ("knit stitch in row below") for both the English and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By alevtina
A stitch marker placed at the beginning of the...

A stitch marker placed at the beginning of the round (the place where one round meets the next) would move with your knitting:

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/knitting-instructions-14a.jpg
(Blue...
Forum: The Lounge 06-16-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,016
Posted By alevtina
Ooh, pretty! But isn't the Datura flower...

Ooh, pretty! But isn't the Datura flower incredibly toxic? (It can kill humans and animals who ingest it.) It's also an insane hallucinogen that causes delirium.
Forum: Pattern Central 06-15-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By alevtina
The collar comes up too high on the neck... so if...

The collar comes up too high on the neck... so if I were to wear it unbuttoned (or just leave the top few buttons undone), the collar flaps would fold over and just hang there. I don't like...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-15-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By alevtina
Please try posting the photo of your swatch...

Please try posting the photo of your swatch again. (It didn't show up.) Looking at the source code, it looks like you tried to link to an image from Gmail. Unfortunately, that doesn't work. Try...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-15-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By alevtina
k2tog is only one type of decrease. And as...

k2tog is only one type of decrease. And as Mirl56 said, the yarn over is one kind of increase. Check out the videos at the top of this page ("Free Videos" tab) to learn how to make these (and...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-15-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By alevtina
You're right. You knit the first 3 stitches of...

You're right. You knit the first 3 stitches of the row, then do a yarn over followed by a decrease (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases/) (k2tog = knit 2 stitches together), repeat yo &...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,266
Posted By alevtina
Click on the "Glossary...

Click on the "Glossary (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary)" tab at the top right of this page. It explains commonly used abbreviations. Most have videos, too!
Forum: Pattern Central 06-12-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By alevtina
Sweater with some colorwork?

Hi all,

I want to make a sweater (preferably a cardigan but I'm flexible) with some colorwork. However, because I've never worked with multiple colors before, I want it to be easy and fairly...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By alevtina
I posted it in the What'cha Knittin'? forum back...

I posted it in the What'cha Knittin'? forum back in April:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98673

It turned out really well, despite some difficulties along the way ;) There are...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By alevtina
Since you said you've never worked with charts...

Since you said you've never worked with charts before, I just wanted to make sure that you're reading it correctly. It's read from the bottom up. The odd rows are read right-to-left while the even...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-29-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By alevtina
There is a list of knitting abbreviations listed...

There is a list of knitting abbreviations listed on this site. Click on the "Glossary" tab at the top. Most have videos to help you carry out the technique/step.
Forum: Pattern Central 05-25-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By alevtina
I made that same Abagail sweater (x2 for twins!)...

I made that same Abagail sweater (x2 for twins!) recently and I, too, had the same problem of finding a baby hat pattern to match. I've decided to make the Super Quick Baby Bonnet...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-24-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By alevtina
Yay, Abby! That looks great! Was the pattern as...

Yay, Abby! That looks great! Was the pattern as straightforward as I made it seem? ;) And what did parents + baby think of it?
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,720
Posted By alevtina
Divide the 4 stitches amongst 4 double-pointed...

Divide the 4 stitches amongst 4 double-pointed needles. I would CO 4 sts and then slip each one onto a DPN. Join to knit in the round and then continue as per instructions. (If you've never knit...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By alevtina
You're right: it doesn't matter, just work it as...

You're right: it doesn't matter, just work it as long as you want to — or can — make it. I interpreted the pattern as saying that it's a total of 9 repeats (not 9 more repeats)... but I only had...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-21-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By alevtina
It helps me to actually write out every row: 1....

It helps me to actually write out every row:

1. Knit every stitch
2. Knit every stitch
3. Knit every stitch
4. k3, p8, k3
5. k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k4
6. k3, p8, k3
7. Knit every stitch
8....
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-20-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By alevtina
Yep. Knit 20 sts, remove marker, bind off the...

Yep. Knit 20 sts, remove marker, bind off the next 36 sts (removing markers as you go along), knit 40 sts, remove marker, bind off the next 36 sts (removing markers as you go along), knit 20 sts.

In...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,208
Posted By alevtina
...I think I'm going to have to make myself one...

...I think I'm going to have to make myself one of these. It looks great! (But, oh, I hate picking up stitches! :gah: )
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-18-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By alevtina
Awesome! Good luck! If you have any questions,...

Awesome! Good luck! If you have any questions, you can always PM me :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-18-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By alevtina
I'd say you'd need somewhere between 200 and 300...

I'd say you'd need somewhere between 200 and 300 yards of yarn. And, yes, DK or sport weight would be better than worsted. (That's my opinion, at least.)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-18-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By alevtina
I had trouble with that, too. (I'd never knit a...

I had trouble with that, too. (I'd never knit a seamless garment before.) I just went with it, though, and it worked! Just trust the pattern :)
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