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Forum: Charity Knitting Today, 02:44 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I'll take 2 also, to get this one going. Will...

I'll take 2 also, to get this one going. Will that work?
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By salmonmac
Practicing this way is so worthwhile. You don't...

Practicing this way is so worthwhile. You don't have to worry so much about mistakes or you can go back and learn how to fix mistakes. One thing that may help is to count the stitches on the needle...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By salmonmac
GG, thanks for the link. It's a lovely, delicate...

GG, thanks for the link. It's a lovely, delicate bolero.
Vee, you did the best thing in writing out the pattern in order to keep all the "at the same times" straight.
One note, the side edge is the...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! So frustrating to find...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
So frustrating to find something like this. Yes, there is a way to cut the knit fabric at the join of the rib and the rest of the front, pick up the loops (which are actually...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
See if you can pin the area around the loose...

See if you can pin the area around the loose threads down to a board or a towel. Then look at the strands and see if you can tell the order of the rows from right to left in your photo. You want to...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Yes, a link to the pattern...

Welcome to the forum!
Yes, a link to the pattern is always helpful. Here's a video for the basic idea behind your pattern instructions. Switching the needles in your hands as shown in the video is...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks for typing out the rows, much easier to...

Thanks for typing out the rows, much easier to read.
Yes, "patt" means to continue the pattern of sts that you have been doing on that column of 8 sts. In this pattern it's knit on the front and purl...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By salmonmac
Glad to hear that these socks have survived and I...

Glad to hear that these socks have survived and I hope we have the chance to see the finished pair!
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Is it the directions to...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Is it the directions to "patt" x number of sts that's the problem? It means to work those stitches so that the pattern you've established in the previous 9 rows continues.
Or...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By salmonmac
Look at a dress that you have and see if you can...

Look at a dress that you have and see if you can get a measurement from the top of the skirt to the underarm. That'll help with the length of the bodice up to that point.
For the bind off at the...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 11-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By salmonmac
That's the way you learn. We all make mistakes...

That's the way you learn. We all make mistakes because that's part of knitting but learning to recognize them and correct them is all good experience.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
You could work back across the next row and...

You could work back across the next row and correct those sts by slipping them off the needle, taking out the stitch and changing it to the correct stitch. Then you would continue with the row....
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to the forum! That is a lovely...

Hi and welcome to the forum!
That is a lovely thought and such a kind gift to receive.
It looks like you could pick up the loose loop that is farthest to the right in the photo and then ladder up...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By salmonmac
Congrats vvs on the new baby and now toddler!...

Congrats vvs on the new baby and now toddler! Good to see you back.
I see that you're getting 5sts/inch so you can figure out the number of sts for the chest by multiplying the measurement in inches...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By salmonmac
What kind of scarf would you like to make, one...

What kind of scarf would you like to make, one with knit and purl ribbing? Any preferred yarn weight?
If you haven't joined Ravelry, it's worthwhile to do so. There are loads of patterns and you can...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! The directions are for...

Welcome to the forum!
The directions are for short rows with wrap and turn, so you won't be losing any sts. Here's a video that will help and it will show you the loop that needs to be knit together...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
Are you knitting in the round? Is it possible...

Are you knitting in the round? Is it possible that you're flipping the beanie so that sometimes you're knitting on the outside of the circle (needle points closer to you) and sometimes on the inside...
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By salmonmac
That's a very nice bind off, GG. I also like...

That's a very nice bind off, GG.
I also like Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off here. (Actually, I like it just about everywhere that it can be...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By salmonmac
That is perfect! Wonderful work. Try just washing...

That is perfect! Wonderful work.
Try just washing it first. Alpaca is beautifully soft and warm and that will come through as the yarn relaxes and any chemicals it was treated with wash out.
Thanks...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 320
Posted By salmonmac
You could wait to buy some extra needles until...

You could wait to buy some extra needles until you need them for a pattern or for the weight of yarn you'd like to use. Experiment with different kinds of needles, wood, bamboo, metal, plastic until...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By salmonmac
You placed a marker at the center of the underarm...

You placed a marker at the center of the underarm cast on sts, too? You could knit one round up to the marker and then begin the decrease round, knit the number of rounds indicated for your size...
Forum: Charity Knitting 11-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,183
Posted By salmonmac
This sounds like a wonderful charity. The post is...

This sounds like a wonderful charity. The post is over 2 years old however and the original poster hasn't been active since 2012. You might try directly contacting the hospital to see what their...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You may have...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You may have inadvertently skipped a row or repeated a knit or purl row. Take out the last row, one stich at a time (called tinking) and then look at your knitting. Here's a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, you've got it. Love to see a photo of the...

Yes, you've got it. Love to see a photo of the finished cardigan if you'd like to post one.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! Sounds like one of the cardigan...

Welcome to KH!
Sounds like one of the cardigan fronts? Bind off 5sts, work to the end of the row, turn, work the next row, then bind off 4sts at the beginning of the next row. You'll always be...
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