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Forum: How-to Questions 06-04-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By okckwilter
Thanks, salmonmac! That makes sense and I'll...

Thanks, salmonmac! That makes sense and I'll give it a try. I wasn't at all sure I'd like this cardi the way the armholes are done but after this much time and work I'd sure like to get the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By okckwilter
Pattern Help - Mallard cardi

OK, here I am again with this sweater, Mallard (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mallard).

I have the armholes deep enough and would really prefer to use the 3-needle bind-off at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2014, 10:20 AM
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Views: 207
Posted By okckwilter
Thanks, Ingrid. Fortunately, for me, no sloped...

Thanks, Ingrid. Fortunately, for me, no sloped shoulders here, just straight across. I'm getting anxious to get the shoulder seams done so I can try it on. This one has reminded me how much I...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By okckwilter
3 Needle Bind-off for Shoulder Seam?

I'm working on this sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mallard), using Berroco Flicker.

For the shoulder seams, it says to bind off the back and shoulder sections then sew the seams. ...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By okckwilter
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, just had...

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, just had a great post on her blog regarding the hows and whys of blocking:
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/2014/03/blocking-a-little-sweater/
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By okckwilter
My thoughts on the printable fabric products. In...

My thoughts on the printable fabric products. In the past, I used such an item for quilt labels and they weren't always colorfast in the wash. It's been a number of years ago and I don't remember...
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By okckwilter
Thanks, Brenda! Exactly the kind of opinion I...

Thanks, Brenda! Exactly the kind of opinion I needed. I looked back at the few socks I've done and found that I've only used K1,P1 ribbing for the cuff. No wonder I didn't know whether I'd prefer...
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By okckwilter
Thanks, salmonmac, I appreciate your input!

Thanks, salmonmac, I appreciate your input!
Forum: General Knitting 07-21-2013, 08:20 AM
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Views: 897
Posted By okckwilter
Your favorite sock cuff ribbing?

Good morning all,

I'm just about to the point where I can finally start the cuff ribbing on my current socks (toe-up). What's your favorite cuff ribbing? K2, P2? or K1, P1? Is one stretchier than...
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By okckwilter
Knitted Lace Bind Off looks very similar to a...

Knitted Lace Bind Off looks very similar to a Russian Bind Off without transferring the stitch back to the left-hand needle. But I see two slightly different ways of doing Russian Bind...
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By okckwilter
Thai Iced Tea ends with what I guess you'd call a...

Thai Iced Tea ends with what I guess you'd call a modified k1, p1 rib. The first row is k1, p1; second row just knit. Repeat both rows a total of 4 times, then one more k1, p1 row.

Thanks for...
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By okckwilter
Question Need a different bind off & Favorite resource?

Good morning all,

I'm working on Thai Iced Tea (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thai-iced-tea) by Vera Sanon and need a different bind off. The regular plain ol' bind-off isn't stretchy...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By okckwilter
Yarn substitution & pattern sizing - cotton vs. wool

Good morning!

I want to make this pattern (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thai-iced-tea) by Vera Sanon. It's designed for a cotton/linen blend yarn. I thought to use KnitPicks Comfy...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,023
Posted By okckwilter
I love the Addi Turbo Lace circulars, nice sharp...

I love the Addi Turbo Lace circulars, nice sharp points and flexible cables.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By okckwilter
Good to know so at least I can start out right! ...

Good to know so at least I can start out right! Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By okckwilter
Pattern Repeat?

I want to make the Skyp Rib Socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skyp-rib-socks) but I think their size small will be too small for me so I want to increase the number of stitches. But I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By okckwilter
Absolutely use markers to separate the pattern...

Absolutely use markers to separate the pattern repeats! I've made this blanket and using markers helps tremendously so you can concentrate on one repeat at a time.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By okckwilter
Gorgeous cardigan! I can certainly see why you...

Gorgeous cardigan! I can certainly see why you fell in love with that yarn! Scrumptious!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By okckwilter
Very true and I have nothing against gaining...

Very true and I have nothing against gaining experience and enjoy learning new things with each project. I just tend to get hung up on the lack of visible progress!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By okckwilter
Thank you all for the suggestions. My lack of...

Thank you all for the suggestions. My lack of experience really annoys me as I just don't know of other options that might work better than the stitches suggested by the pattern. Ingrid, the reason...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By okckwilter
Pattern Question - Increases

I'm trying to work this freebie-pattern sweater from Cascade Yarns:
http://cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/W358_PimaSilkTopDown.pdf
I'm using Berroco Weekend yarn with #9 needles to get gauge.

The top...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-24-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,671
Posted By okckwilter
Love the socks! Thanks for posting the...

Love the socks! Thanks for posting the recommendation for the sock "recipe." That sounds like just what I've been searching for and have already requested the book from the library.

Thanks for...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-24-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By okckwilter
I had the same problem with the garter stitch...

I had the same problem with the garter stitch borders on this blanket (http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss_little_girl_pink.html). I made it for a friend's first granddaughter and almost didn't give...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-24-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By okckwilter
Thanks for posting the links. I'm just getting a...

Thanks for posting the links. I'm just getting a good start with knitting socks and want to learn toe-up. Those two links look like great ways to get started.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-23-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By okckwilter
Good for you! From your post I assume you like...

Good for you! From your post I assume you like the KnitPicks pattern? Could you please share the link for it? I'd love to find it. Thanks!
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