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Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
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And repremanded again-- in public, for everyone...

And repremanded again-- in public, for everyone to see. Thanks, but no thanks. No reply necessary, because this is the last time on this site for me.
Forum: General Knitting 10-02-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By brittyknits
Sorry if this is a bit of a random rant, but I...

Sorry if this is a bit of a random rant, but I just have to say this:

A while ago, I had heard from several people I knew about bad experiences with discontinuedyarn.com and posted it here, and got...
Forum: General Knitting 09-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,935
Posted By brittyknits
Yeah, me too:) -- gorgeous, but what do you do...

Yeah, me too:) -- gorgeous, but what do you do with them?
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By brittyknits
I'm with you, GinnyB. Patterns are now rushed to...

I'm with you, GinnyB. Patterns are now rushed to publication, and there's tremendous pressure to keep up with the next season's trends in knitting-- even yarns come out seasonally, now! There are...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-30-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By brittyknits
This may set off WW3, but this is the answer to...

This may set off WW3, but this is the answer to the question:
When you do a long-tail cast on, you are in fact, knitting the first row. In traditional patterns (I know I'm one of the older people on...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-29-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By brittyknits
I think they meant increase on these rows, but I...

I think they meant increase on these rows, but I don't have the book so I'm not sure:
Row 2
Row 6
Row 8
Row 12
Row 14
Row 18
Row 20
Row 24
Row 26
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,176
Posted By brittyknits
Here's what I meant-- If you have a sweater...

Here's what I meant-- If you have a sweater pattern and it says it's size 40, the calculations I gave were to figure out the finished measurements. So if you do the math and find out that the actual...
Forum: General Knitting 09-29-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By brittyknits
My sympathies!:hug: We've all been there. ....

My sympathies!:hug: We've all been there. . .:wall: :frog:
Forum: General Knitting 09-28-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,176
Posted By brittyknits
If the body of the sweater is knitted in the same...

If the body of the sweater is knitted in the same stitch that's given for the gauge, then you can figure it out: Let's say you are supposed to cast on 100 sts for the front and 100 sts for the back,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-28-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By brittyknits
I have the pattern, but I've never made it. I...

I have the pattern, but I've never made it. I just looked at it, though, and the schematic looks like the sleeve has a cap on it. Have you ever sewn clothing? When you set in a sleeve, you have to...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-28-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By brittyknits
Welll. . .I'm sorry this is not the perfect...

Welll. . .I'm sorry this is not the perfect answer, but here're some ideas.

If you look on rav for "pullover" "raglan" "placket", there is a child's pullover which is sort of like what you're...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By brittyknits
Knitting by Design, Erickson & Cohen Designing...

Knitting by Design, Erickson & Cohen
Designing Knitwear, Newton
Sweater Workshop, Fee
Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4, Walker
Forum: How-to Questions 09-25-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By brittyknits
There are a couple of things I do. One is, when...

There are a couple of things I do. One is, when measuring, like you, I lay things out on my diningroom table. But I use a wooden yard stick. I don't stretch or in any way manipulate the piece, I...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-25-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,582
Posted By brittyknits
I don't quite understand-- are you going to knit...

I don't quite understand-- are you going to knit this yourself?
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,162
Posted By brittyknits
Jack-- thanks so much for adding the photos to...

Jack-- thanks so much for adding the photos to the explanation!

Heidi, I'm totally with you on this. The person who gave me the $$$ yarn wasn't a knitter, and so didn't know to tell me, the shop...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,162
Posted By brittyknits
Yes, you have my sympathy:hug: . I don't...

Yes, you have my sympathy:hug: . I don't understand why the most expensive yarn isn't sold wound into balls or cakes-- except that it shows off what the dyer did. I did it with the first hank of...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-24-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By brittyknits
Of course all I can picture at the moment is a...

Of course all I can picture at the moment is a belted galloway... Attachment 50159
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I just did a search and looky what I...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By brittyknits
The difference between intarsia and Fair Isle is...

The difference between intarsia and Fair Isle is this:
In intarsia, you just knit with the other colors where needed. In FI, you carry along the yarn in the back of your work and keep the different...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-24-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By brittyknits
Yes, it does-- you've got it. But I prefer the...

Yes, it does-- you've got it. But I prefer the more hidden increase and use it in most cases, no matter what the pattern calls for. On this site, the video is called M1F-- you lift the bar of yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By brittyknits
Sorry about that!-- I took 169 and divided it by...

Sorry about that!-- I took 169 and divided it by 69 and got 2.38. Since that's not possible in knitting, I'm going by either side of that number, in other words, 2 and 3. For future reference, take...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By brittyknits
I've never touched it, just seen it in photos. ...

I've never touched it, just seen it in photos. But I don't like working with chenille to begin with, and this looks similar to all other chenilles. It sheds and if you make a mistake, the yarn is...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-23-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By brittyknits
First of all, 2-ply is a very fine fingering...

First of all, 2-ply is a very fine fingering weight, or sock yarn-- you can expect 8 - 9 sts per inch. Which explains the 1600+ yards required for that vest-- which is fantastic, by the way! I wish...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By brittyknits
You need to decrease every 2.38 sts. Which is...

You need to decrease every 2.38 sts. Which is impossible-- so just do every 2 sts, then every 3, alternating back and forth. Every quarter of the way, count and check to see how you're doing. In...
Forum: General Knitting 09-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By brittyknits
Try this, and I would recommend looking at the...

Try this, and I would recommend looking at the purely acrylic ones, because if allergies are a concern, any animal fiber may be a problem: http://www.herrschners.com/depts/id-1935.html
Forum: How-to Questions 09-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By brittyknits
Yes, you've got it! Although, I, too, have never...

Yes, you've got it! Although, I, too, have never seen that kind of alternating row numbers for increasing.
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