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Forum: Pattern Central 10-05-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By lcbaer
Hat Pattern Ideas

Hello!

I need some help. I've never really created a pattern before but i would like to make a hate from this beautiful bulky alpaca i have. The problem is, i have no idea how to calculate how...
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By lcbaer
Thanks everyone!! Those are all great...

Thanks everyone!! Those are all great suggestions.
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By lcbaer
SOCK YARN!!!

Hi everyone!

I'm going to be casting on my very first pair of socks soon and i'm looking for a nice yarn to buy. The pattern i'm using calls for a worsted weight yarn knit on size 5 needles. I...
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By lcbaer
Thanks! So would you sart from the back and sew...

Thanks! So would you sart from the back and sew between the knit stitches? I'm just unsure how to secure it to the work
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By lcbaer
Help with Finishing - Running Stitch

Hello Everyone!
i'm working on a brimmed hat and am a little confused on how to fininsh it.

Basically, the brim is formed by folding over 5" of work around a moon shaped plastic template. The...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-30-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By lcbaer
i bought some poly-fill. I'm not sure how it'll...

i bought some poly-fill. I'm not sure how it'll work but i've heard it's the best thing to use for stuffed toys.

as for mattress stitch, is that the best stitch to use to stitch two edges...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-30-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By lcbaer
Knitted Toys

Hello everyone!

I'm working on a stuffed polar bear at the momment and have come to a serious roadblock. I'm no issues at all knitting the pieces at all. it's putting it all together that is...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By lcbaer
TWO CIRCULARS??? how's that work? if i had two...

TWO CIRCULARS??? how's that work? if i had two sets of 8s i'd try that!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By lcbaer
Thanks!! i just felt so fumbly with 4 needles. 3...

Thanks!! i just felt so fumbly with 4 needles. 3 is much easier
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By lcbaer
DPNs

Just an easy question:

I'm working on a pair of legwarmers in the round on DPNs. The pattern asks that i divide the stitches evenly on 4 needles but can i divide them evenly on 3 needles? ...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By lcbaer
Check out the M1F (Make One Front) Video. She...

Check out the M1F (Make One Front) Video. She has a video for both the knit and the purl side. It's my favorite increase too as it's practically invisible.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By lcbaer
Thanks! i'm looking into local classes... i'll...

Thanks! i'm looking into local classes... i'll pass on all my knowledge.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By lcbaer
But when the two edges don't match up, line...

But when the two edges don't match up, line stitching shoulder seams or stitching on sleeves. this is where i'm having the issues.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By lcbaer
I have seen amy's videos. they were helpful for...

I have seen amy's videos. they were helpful for mattress stitch.
the knitty webpage is great! very detailed. i guess i'm just a little discouraged as i want it to look really nice on my first...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By lcbaer
That is true. it may look a little odd picking...

That is true. it may look a little odd picking up stitches and continuing from a bound off edge. You could also put your needle in a destination row and undo a row or two. there's a video on that...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By lcbaer
it's also called casting off!! so you were...

it's also called casting off!! so you were right!

i think picking up stitches would be easier than undoing your bind off. there's a video for picking up stitches here just as long as you pick up...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By lcbaer
more stitching

i'm still having trouble understanding how to stitch two bound off edges together and how to stitch a bound off edge to a side edge. any videos or very thorough instructions out there?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-05-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By lcbaer
Thanks!! i'm pretty sure this sweater will look...

Thanks!! i'm pretty sure this sweater will look a little wacky but it's my first and i did all the work so i'll still love it.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By lcbaer
stitching

A couple of stitching questions...

1. I'm putting together my first sweater and it's coming along ok so far but i have no idea how to stitch the sleeves to the body as it's a bound off edge to a...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-02-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,356
Posted By lcbaer
Newbie

Hi all. I'm interested in learning spinning... are there any good beginner resources out there? and what supplies are best for a beginner?

Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By lcbaer
Oh yeah... and remember, when working in ribbing...

Oh yeah... and remember, when working in ribbing you work one row however you want (k1, p1... or K2 P2...) and when you turn your work, be sure you are purling in the purl stitches on that side and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By lcbaer
There are several ways to do ribbing. 1x1,...

There are several ways to do ribbing.

1x1, 2x2...

1x1 (K1, P1) is quite stretchy but thick and nice looking.

2x2(K2, p2) is more decorative and slghtly stretchy.

Just be sure that you have...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By lcbaer
:!!!: I KNOW!!! this is the last steps of my...

:!!!: I KNOW!!! this is the last steps of my first sweater!! well... i think i'm going to attach it where I want to attach it!! :) there will be many more sweaters to come...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By lcbaer
well that's what i thought at first. but earlier...

well that's what i thought at first. but earlier in the instructions is says to slip the 12 sts back on to the needles and start the left placket and collar. so the left placket and collar are...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By lcbaer
hmm. It's confusing. i'm not sure where... here's...

hmm. It's confusing. i'm not sure where... here's the sweater:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kyle/kyle.html

maybe that'll help.
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