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Forum: General Knitting 11-12-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
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I have knitted with tencel before, which is a sub...

I have knitted with tencel before, which is a sub category of rayon, and although it is beautiful, it was NOT my favorite thing to knit with. I was looking for silk when I bought it, and the cones of...
Forum: General Knitting 11-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By merchgirl
I just did a quick ravelry search...seems most...

I just did a quick ravelry search...seems most people are using around 4 skeins to make a 36x36 baby blanket, but there are definitely a few who used only 2, specifically for making the "angel baby"...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,656
Posted By merchgirl
I just found this video for using a round one,...

I just found this video for using a round one, and I don't imagine it would be TOO different from using a rectangular one. What do you think? Is it helpful at...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By merchgirl
Hmm...I know it seems like a lot of increases at...

Hmm...I know it seems like a lot of increases at once, and a pattern often calls for regular knit/purl rows between increase rows, but to me, it sounds like this pattern is calling for 5 rows of...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By merchgirl
Hi! Here's my best interpretation, we'll see if...

Hi!
Here's my best interpretation, we'll see if others agree:
starting with row 3, I would knit into the front and back of the first and last stitch of each row for five rows total - rows 3 through 7...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Poll: What Color?
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Posted By merchgirl
I think the claret makes a good color for a...

I think the claret makes a good color for a holiday shawl in particular, but if it wasn't just a holiday thing, I'd probably go towards the natural heather, and/or the dark grey heather. You've got a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By merchgirl
I was told that I could go back downstairs,...

I was told that I could go back downstairs, recall my checked bag, and put them in there, but I doubted that i had time to make that happen, I doubted I would be able to actually get my bag back, and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By merchgirl
I LOVE this idea! I laughed so hard when I read...

I LOVE this idea! I laughed so hard when I read this. I wonder if it just goes in the trash, or if security gets to take stuff home, or what? I want to get some sort of a ticket from them so I can...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By merchgirl
Question Another swallowtail dilemma

I was working on a swallowtail shawl a little while back with some Knit Picks Gloss lace yarn in "celery" (http://www.knitpicks.com/Gloss+Lace+Yarn_YD5420172.html). I decided to try for a bigger...
Forum: General Knitting 11-03-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By merchgirl
Thanks! I put in a lifeline (just in case...

Thanks! I put in a lifeline (just in case knitting with the fives WAS too noticeable), and knit 4 rows so far, and without blocking it, it doesn't look too different just by pulling it tight....
Forum: General Knitting 11-02-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By merchgirl
Is it ok to temporarily change needle sizes after security took my needles?

Hi! So I was flying home to Seattle from London Heathrow the other day, and security deemed my nickel plated knit pick needles a threat and took them (apparently they take all metal needles)...right...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,401
Posted By merchgirl
changing sock pattern from cuff down on dpns to toe up with magic loop

Hi!

Does anyone know how to alter a pattern for cuff down socks written for dpns to be toe up with magic loop? I want to have them be as tall as possible (from my one skein), so I really want to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By merchgirl
Cool making a swallowtail bigger

hi!
iím making a swallowtail shawl, and trying to make it bigger. iíve run into some math issues. i decided to increase at the lily of the valley borders instead of at the budding lace, so after...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By merchgirl
thanks to everyone for the advice! but of course...

thanks to everyone for the advice! but of course i'm still torn and haven't decided. i haven't bought any ribbon yet, so i could buy white ribbon and dye it at the same time as the silk. i haven't...
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By merchgirl
dyeing silk vs. changing one of my wedding colors

hi everyone!

i want to ask some advice. i'm getting married this summer, and i plan on making my bridesmaids silk scarves to wear during the ceremony. (i'm not having them buy a dress - just wear...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By merchgirl
great news! i'll keep an eye out for it there!

great news! i'll keep an eye out for it there!
Forum: Pattern Central 12-12-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By merchgirl
swallowtail shawl

does anyone know if i can purchase the pattern for evelyn clark's swallowtail shawl (interweave knits, fall 2006) online, without purchasing the whole magazine and paying for shipping too? i've...
Forum: General Knitting 11-28-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By merchgirl
great, thanks, i'll do that. basically, i was...

great, thanks, i'll do that. basically, i was just concerned that it might be weird to either continue knitting on something that had already been partially blocked or to frog it, as i've never...
Forum: General Knitting 11-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By merchgirl
blocking before finishing?

hi all,

i just started the "razor shell lace scarf" from the book one skein wonders. i'm using knit picks "shimmer" yarn, lace weight, on size 8 needles. i haven't decided yet if the needles are...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 11-12-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,659
Views: 186,369
Posted By merchgirl
how to determine needle size

hi all!

i've only knit one pair of socks so far, and yesterday i bought some worsted weight yarn to knit another pair. (my first pair was on sock weight, 7 stitches per inch on US size 4.) the yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By merchgirl
? about short row heels

hi!
i'm making my first pair of socks, and i'm kind of following silver's tutorial, but i'm using a thinner yarn so i have 26 stitches on each side of each sock...i'm working on the heel, and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-04-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By merchgirl
silver's sock tutorial...

silver's sock tutorial (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2mlsocks_start.htm) is written for worsted weight yarn, and requires between 225 and 350 yards, depending on how long you want the cuffs. the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-04-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,776
Posted By merchgirl
so cute!!!

so cute!!!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-03-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,776
Posted By merchgirl
here's the photo!

and finally, here's the photo of our outfits! i was supposed to have blue gloves, but i was trying to sew them out of the same fabric that i made the shoe coverings out of, and failed miserably, and...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,854
Posted By merchgirl
i used to get pain in that same spot when i knit...

i used to get pain in that same spot when i knit english style. i have switched to continental for other reasons, and now i notice that i can knit much much longer (like for 2 or 3 hours instead of...
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