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Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2010, 08:09 PM
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Posted By gamerchik
Thanks for the recommendation! I have only knit...

Thanks for the recommendation! I have only knit with cotton one time (a scarf) and I didn't like the way it didn't stretch as I was knitting, but the scarf looked pretty nice. Does the Mirasol T'ika...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,926
Posted By gamerchik
Best acrylic or plant fiber (cotton/linen/etc.) yarn for afghans?

Hi there!

I want to make several throw blankets this winter, but I don't want to use wool or any wool blends. I'm especially interested in knitting some cabled throws.


I generally dislike acrylic...
Forum: General Knitting 11-17-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,913
Posted By gamerchik
LOL!!

LOL!!
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By gamerchik
Can you use that method for small diameter...

Can you use that method for small diameter knitting, like 3-6 stitches?
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By gamerchik
That traveling loop link you posted looks really...

That traveling loop link you posted looks really interesting!! :cheering:

So far, I prefer my DPNs to ML.
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By gamerchik
I did write the 2 circs thing! It's in the...

I did write the 2 circs thing! It's in the parentheses. LOL. :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By gamerchik
Thank you for explaining that! You are so...

Thank you for explaining that! You are so awesome. :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By gamerchik
Do you prefer DPNs or Magic Loop?

I'm curious as to what most people prefer for small diameter circular knitting. Do you prefer DPNs or Magic Loop (or maybe the 2 circs kind like in the video on the Advanced Techniques page), or do...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By gamerchik
I think that makes sense. I was sliding the first...

I think that makes sense. I was sliding the first loop onto the cable and then wasn't sure what to do. :??


The reason I wanted to try it in the first place is because some of the patterns on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By gamerchik
How do you bind off when using Magic Loop?

I couldn't see how to do it. :??
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By gamerchik
I agree about just letting people know that they...

I agree about just letting people know that they are "gently used."

Personally, I am weird about used items and only buy things new, but I doubt most people would mind at all. :sun:
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By gamerchik
Knitting socks 2 at a time

Does anyone know a good tutorial, pattern etc. for trying this method of knitting socks? I think I would like to try socks at some point, but it would probably crush my soul to complete one and then...
Forum: General Knitting 11-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By gamerchik
I don't think that red looks very bright, at...

I don't think that red looks very bright, at least in the picture. I like a brick red for Gryffindor. :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 11-05-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By gamerchik
My hubby and I both like the red for Gryffindor....

My hubby and I both like the red for Gryffindor. :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By gamerchik
It's one of the ornaments in the Knit Picks...

It's one of the ornaments in the Knit Picks Tidings of Joy Ornament Kit. It's a mini-sock and the short rows are on the heel (it's not garter stitch). What do you think?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By gamerchik
Should you always wrap before turning?

If the pattern just says turn, should you wrap and turn?
Forum: Pattern Central 11-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,107
Posted By gamerchik
Jan, you're so fancy and profesasional! LOL....

Jan, you're so fancy and profesasional! LOL. :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-03-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By gamerchik
Awesome! Did you make the legs for the pants yet?...

Awesome! Did you make the legs for the pants yet? :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-02-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By gamerchik
LMAO! I am not polyjuiced! I made the Gryffindor...

LMAO! I am not polyjuiced! I made the Gryffindor scarf for my DH. I actually started a Slytherin scarf but it has been sitting on waste yarn for a couple of years, lol.

I am currently knitting a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By gamerchik
Jan, that is a really interesting technique! I'm...

Jan, that is a really interesting technique! I'm not sure I totally understand how to do it, but it's neat. I bookmarked it! :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By gamerchik
LOL, no problem, Merigold! Evan, that's not...

LOL, no problem, Merigold!

Evan, that's not cheap, it's resourceful. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,792
Posted By gamerchik
I knit a tube scarf and it is nice and flat. The...

I knit a tube scarf and it is nice and flat. The tassles will do that! I didn't even block mine. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By gamerchik
Thank you for your answer! That is awesome....

Thank you for your answer! That is awesome. :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By gamerchik
I believe that's called a "ladder," and it is...

I believe that's called a "ladder," and it is indeed from not pulling the stitches tight enough where you join the round. I always pull that first stitch extra snug.

Your sock looks lovely!...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-01-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,218
Posted By gamerchik
Thanks for the answers! I suppose I'll just try...

Thanks for the answers! I suppose I'll just try it and see how it works. I'm doing an ornament ball first so I can practice colorwork. :)
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