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Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2012, 05:20 PM
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Posted By betsylynn
There is no way I will make it to midnight. I...

There is no way I will make it to midnight. I would love to win any of these!

KnittingHelp.com Video iPhone App
Getting Started: Basics and Beyond with Eunny Jang
The Knitter's Book of Wool
Patons...
Forum: Crochet! 12-20-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By betsylynn
sue, thanks, but can you tell me how 1000-1500...

sue, thanks, but can you tell me how 1000-1500 yards with an I or J translates to sock yarn with an E hook.

let's try another tactic - does anyone have the magazine that we saw, it was either IW...
Forum: Crochet! 12-20-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By betsylynn
Need help with yarn requirement

I'm contemplating crocheting an afghan for my mother, but need some help figuring out the yarn requirements. We saw a photo of an afghan worked in Noro Kureyon Sock in one of the current crochet...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By betsylynn
Thanks for the thoughts. I didn't get the chance...

Thanks for the thoughts. I didn't get the chance to get onto the two needles the other night, so this morning I got another cheapo size 2. I got off of the DPNs onto my 2 cheapos and the joins are...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By betsylynn
will this make much of a difference?

I'm knitting a pinwheel blanket with baby yarn on size 2 DPNs and I'm reaching the limit on my patience, as well as the limit on my needles. I don't have a size 2 circular long enough for magic loop...
Forum: General Knitting 04-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By betsylynn
bind off preference for ribbing?

i'm almost done with my v-neck argyle sweater from magknits, and need to decide what type of bind off to use on a K1P1 rib on the neckline. what bind off method do you prefer for a small rib? ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By betsylynn
try picking up the stitches with a smaller...

try picking up the stitches with a smaller needle, at least 2-3 sizes smaller than your working size. then when you have all of your stitches accounted for, use your working size to knit the row...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By betsylynn
i have a pair of size 2s in metal that i used on...

i have a pair of size 2s in metal that i used on my first pair of socks. yes, they were a bit slippery, but as long as i turned my needles parallel when i put them down, i had no trouble with...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By betsylynn
i have a pair of size 2s in metal that i used on...

i have a pair of size 2s in metal that i used on my first pair of socks. yes, they were a bit slippery, but as long as i turned my needles parallel when i put them down, i had no trouble with...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By betsylynn
you know, you don't have to start with a full...

you know, you don't have to start with a full pattern. find a chart that for a pattern you think you'd like to do and just knit a swatch. start with a chart that is all knits and purls, like the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By betsylynn
if you can't find the hanging counter, you can...

if you can't find the hanging counter, you can always tie a regular counter to your cast on tail. loop the yarn through the counter as if you were putting the counter on a needle, and then tie the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By betsylynn
looks great. i'm plugging through the afghan...

looks great. i'm plugging through the afghan version of that pattern, and it does take FOREVER. if i were you, i'd throw the border on now and call it done! :teehee:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-03-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,066
Posted By betsylynn
OMG, that is so gorgeous!

OMG, that is so gorgeous!
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By betsylynn
i just had an epiphany!!! i think i will start...

i just had an epiphany!!! i think i will start with the border pieces and see how impossible it is to swatch, or how big it is once i really get going on it. since i'll be using the cotlin, it...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By betsylynn
calamintha, it looks like you're right - the...

calamintha, it looks like you're right - the first link that humblestumble provided (thank you!) has a link to a list of discontinued yarns. it appears that the baby wool was a fingering weight...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By betsylynn
jeanuis, thank you! i don't know why i didn't...

jeanuis, thank you! i don't know why i didn't think of that. wait, yes, i do know why, hormones...ugh. anyways, that's fine if it's a little smaller as 53" seems a little big for baby. now do i...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By betsylynn
weight and/or gauge of vintage yarn?

i found this pattern (http://www.vintage-knitting-patterns.com/support-files/ezine/ezine-babyshawl2.pdf)over in pattern central, and would love to do it for a friend who is pregnant. the yarn that...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By betsylynn
are the prices on the website the sale prices? ...

are the prices on the website the sale prices? or do they take 40% off of the price shown?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By betsylynn
you should knit to the end of the row, as you'll...

you should knit to the end of the row, as you'll be knitting the newly cast on stitches as well, and then dividing your stitches onto 2 circs, 3-4 DPNs or adjusting for magic loop. if your working...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-28-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By betsylynn
if you are a combination knitter, then you do...

if you are a combination knitter, then you do normally knit through the back loop on stockinette. true english or continental knitters do knit through the front loop, like a combination knitter does...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By betsylynn
is there no indication in the pattern of how much...

is there no indication in the pattern of how much yarn to use? it might be in ounces, grams, meters, yards, balls, skeins, etc? just knowing the gauge and finished width really doesn't give you...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By betsylynn
looks great! can i ask, how much yarn did you...

looks great! can i ask, how much yarn did you use, and what size needles?
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,110
Posted By betsylynn
i called KP yesterday and placed an order - the...

i called KP yesterday and placed an order - the woman i spoke with said the cotlin will be back on the website on or around the 23rd, as that is when the new catalogs are going out, and it's in the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By betsylynn
i haven't had any trouble with needles flying...

i haven't had any trouble with needles flying domestically over the last 5 years.

one thing i've heard recently is that if you are travelling out of the country, you might have trouble getting your...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By betsylynn
the best way to deal with it is to rip back to...

the best way to deal with it is to rip back to the beginning of your row and join with the "new" yarn, after cutting the knot out of the yarn. it's a PITA when it happens, but unfortunately, you...
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