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Forum: Knitters Knear You 01-13-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,207
Posted By HERGRAM
NW AR (Bentonville). Not many yarn shops around...

NW AR (Bentonville).

Not many yarn shops around here. Frustrating. Big fan of Yarn Barn on trips to K.C.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By HERGRAM
You know what? You can avoid the whole problem by...

You know what? You can avoid the whole problem by doing that Cast on Knit on. It is very smooth and fast once you get started.

"Make a slip knot on left needle. Insert tip of right needle into slip...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By HERGRAM
This is very hard. I took a class and while I was...

This is very hard. I took a class and while I was trying to learn how to just hold my yarn another student was otherwise frustrated. Every row the student had to ask the teacher, "Did I just knit or...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By HERGRAM
Beginners' Learning Plan

Yes, that's the thing - what to do about the neck. I may just set this aside and go back to it after I'm a little more experienced.

I wish someone (the shop owner perhaps) had advised me better...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By HERGRAM
Oops, I guess I've posted in the wrong spot -...

Oops, I guess I've posted in the wrong spot - should have been in How To Questions. Thanks for not making me feel dumb.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By HERGRAM
Converting pullover to cardigan

Halfway up the back of this sweater, I realize that it is going to be a very heavy, very warm garment. It would serve me better as a open front cardigan. I am a very inexperienced knitter. Can I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,135
Posted By HERGRAM
I learned English, but after watching Knitty...

I learned English, but after watching Knitty Gritty, the Continental looked so efficient I've switched to it. It is very fast to rib. Hard to get the tension just right at first, but getting better....
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By HERGRAM
Oh, I see it, I see it! I have never read that...

Oh, I see it, I see it! I have never read that anywhere and have read about a dozen knitting books. Either I overlooked that little bit of info or it was assumed to be obvious. Thank you so much!

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Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By HERGRAM
Elementary questions - neat edges, counting rows

Is there a right or wrong way to make selvage edges-- that is, the beginning and end of rows? Mine always look too loose, even though I pull them up after the stitch. Should you slip or knit or...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By HERGRAM
Only 29 inches to go

I'm a new knitter, too. Don't get too anxious to finish your scarf and make it too short like I did.
I think the climate should dictate the length, as several have indicated. If it's a warmer...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By HERGRAM
New to knitting and to forum

Hello,

New knitter here - age 60. Have had a difficult time with it, but am finally getting better. Have made a few scarves and now working on a simple pullover. Knitty Gritty just became available...
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