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Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2011, 01:50 PM
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I like your idea of using plain thread to tack...

I like your idea of using plain thread to tack down the ends. Thank you so much! I was kidding about the super glue.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tinker
Question Joining Slippery yarn

I'm knitting a lacy top with Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima cotton which is as slippery to work with as bamboo or silk. Does anyone have advice on joining yarn like this? I used the Russian join for my...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Tinker
The concensus at the LYS says they are counted. ...

The concensus at the LYS says they are counted. After all, you knit them, it was "work" so they deserve to be counted. :-)
Think of it this way: Suppose you cast on some stitches and then knit a...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Tinker
"Yarn forward" is the Canadian term for a simple...

"Yarn forward" is the Canadian term for a simple yarnover. I first encountered it when I d/l a pattern from Patons Yarns (a Canadian company). You should have seen my frustrated contortions before...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,074
Posted By Tinker
One way to do this might be to just buy a soft...

One way to do this might be to just buy a soft flannel baby blanket, then align it with the back of yours and attach it by taking one of the yarn colors used in the front. You could thread a short...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-18-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Tinker
I recently made a lampshade cover using that type...

I recently made a lampshade cover using that type of yarn. Used needles sized 7 through 11, increasing sizes as I worked my way down the widening lampshade. It also made it light and lacy so the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By Tinker
Have you done more than one row? I think this...

Have you done more than one row? I think this might tighten up after a few rows.
Just make sure your first stitch on the new round is pulled tightly (to form the small 3-stitch circle that...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tinker
I believe you're right! That makes perfect sense...

I believe you're right! That makes perfect sense to me. Now if I can just keep all those colors untangled. Thanks so much!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tinker
Hmmm... maybe Ravelry users ignored it too? ...

Hmmm... maybe Ravelry users ignored it too?

I've looked at several other Fair isle patterns and none have an extra stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tinker
Ok, I have 168 sts. That makes 14 repeats of the...

Ok, I have 168 sts. That makes 14 repeats of the 12 st pattern. If I do the extra stitch, doesn't it just move everything over one stitch? Or am I makiong a spiral to avoid jogs? The bag gets...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tinker
Fair Isle Question

I'm starting my first Fair Isle project, a felted tote bag:

www.patonsyarns.com/totetofelt

The pattern is a 12 st repeat, but the chart shows 13 columns. The first column appears to be...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,134
Posted By Tinker
I love my Options. You can tell when the needles...

I love my Options. You can tell when the needles are beginning to loosen by the yarn snagging a bit. I just keep an unbent paper clip nearby in case that happens.
Works as well as that little...
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tinker
Thanks for the link, Jan! I forgot to mention it.

Thanks for the link, Jan! I forgot to mention it.
Forum: General Knitting 10-26-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By Tinker
I'm making a somewhat complicated pair right now:...

I'm making a somewhat complicated pair right now: Vertigris on www.knitty.com.
They were going to be a Xmas gift for my cousin, but as of now, I'm thinking of doing just one glove & keeping it for...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,259
Posted By Tinker
I'm guessing that you're using varigated yarn. ...

I'm guessing that you're using varigated yarn. What I do is go ahead and knit the first sock, making note of what color begins the top. Then when I start the second sock, I pull enough yarn from...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-09-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Tinker
Those Darn Gussets

This happens sometimes around thumbs (and sock gussets). After the fact, you could take a length of the same yarn on a yarn needle and working from the wrong side, close that hole with a stitch or...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tinker
Here's what I do (from Barbara G. Walker's book...

Here's what I do (from Barbara G. Walker's book "Knitting From the Top").
Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 to 8 inch tail. With a yarn needle, draw the yarn end UP through the last loop remaining on your...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-15-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Tinker
I give up. What's "pooling" ?

I give up. What's "pooling" ?
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tinker
I agree with Jan. It's kinda cute actually. ...

I agree with Jan. It's kinda cute actually. Definitely a keeper. Think maybe that was how the pattern was written? (Do both socks look like that?)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-18-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tinker
I'm currently knitting just such a sweater...

I'm currently knitting just such a sweater because I hate those purls too. What I do is ignore the first and last stitch of each side of the flat pattern (they're for the seams anyway). Remember...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,563
Posted By Tinker
I have both types of Options needles (both wood...

I have both types of Options needles (both wood and nickel-plated). They both have sharp tips. For the wood, you can use a piece of fine sandpaper to file them down a tad. For the metal, try a...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,455
Posted By Tinker
LOL!!! I have a cat she can borrow (or keep).

LOL!!! I have a cat she can borrow (or keep).
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Tinker
I think I'd try this: finish the booties with...

I think I'd try this: finish the booties with the acrylic yarn, then dunk only the wool part in hot water repeatedly unitl it felts. This might take some squeezing on your part. I just think it...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By Tinker
I made this sweater last Christmas for my...

I made this sweater last Christmas for my grandaughter. They mean to try on the yoke and see if you can make what are going to be the underarms almost meet under your arms. This might seem tight,...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Tinker
Your's and Mirl56's explanations were really...

Your's and Mirl56's explanations were really helpful! I didn't realize they were Canadian; thanks for translating, ;-) Meanwhile, wanting to get going on this, I've substituted the little lace...
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