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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 09:05 AM
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Posted By lewister
That is adorable! Moss stitch: two rows. So for...

That is adorable!

Moss stitch: two rows. So for working flat, you'd do:
RS: k1,p1
WS: k1, p1 (knit the knits, purl the purls)
RS: p1, k1
WS: p1, k1 (knit the knits, purl the purls)

Moss stitch will...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By lewister
Does the pattern give you any specific wrap and...

Does the pattern give you any specific wrap and turn (W&T) directions? Otherwise, there are lots of different ways to execute them with videos all over the web. (Including one here in the free videos...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By lewister
By smooth, I assume you mean non-curling? Your...

By smooth, I assume you mean non-curling? Your plan would work just great for that. Just enough garter all the way around to keep things from curling.

And counting every row sounds like a good plan....
Forum: General Knitting 08-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By lewister
Been there, done that! (You should see the very...

Been there, done that! (You should see the very first project I ever did. Heck, you should see any lace project I ever do.)

Can you read your stitching well enough to see if the columns of stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By lewister
I found this free pattern on Ravelry that is a...

I found this free pattern on Ravelry that is a top-down, seamless sweater with saddle shoulders. You might check out how she did her...
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By lewister
Agree with salmonmac. Cotton's big problem with...

Agree with salmonmac. Cotton's big problem with sweaters is the lack of elasticity. If you want a fitted sweater, you don't want to go with all cotton as it won't be fitted by the end of the day....
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By lewister
Are you needing something you can find in a big...

Are you needing something you can find in a big box store (Michaels, Joann, etc.) or does your budget allow for other options? Does it need to be machine-washable? Do you need good stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By lewister
This the pattern...

This the pattern (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafbh.htm) you're referring to?

The pattern stitch is 22 wide, which gives you just under 5" per repeat if you're getting gauge. So if...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By lewister
If you're logged in, just under the text of...

If you're logged in, just under the text of anyone's post, you should see four buttons - Quote, Quote+, Reply, Thanks!. Just click the thanks button.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-02-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By lewister
OK - this was too much thinking this early in the...

OK - this was too much thinking this early in the morning. But I think I've got it. (By jove and all that.)

Looking at rows 15 and 16 and counting for two repeats:
Row 15 has a total of 41 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By lewister
That's an OK way to do it, but you will have an...

That's an OK way to do it, but you will have an obvious seam at the join. There will be a slight dip on the right side and a ridge on the wrong side where you picked up the stitches. It won't...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By lewister
You also could just skip the slipped stitch on...

You also could just skip the slipped stitch on the round where you're changing colors. The slipped stitch is for keeping a pretty and neat edge. One unslipped stitch at a color change would be...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By lewister
Huh. See, I read that as you're just doing one...

Huh. See, I read that as you're just doing one set of short rows. "Rib pattern as established" would be as it was established before you hit the short rows. I would have written it to say "repeat the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By lewister
Any chance you could provide a name or link so we...

Any chance you could provide a name or link so we can see the pattern?

You really need to start with a swatch. Regardless of what the band says, you might get 22 and 30 when you start stitching. Or...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By lewister
You typically see that type of centered double...

You typically see that type of centered double decrease listed as s2kp or sometimes cdd. And I usually see the directions as being to slip the two stitches together. Mine never looks right when I do...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By lewister
Glad you got it figured out. I was going to...

Glad you got it figured out. I was going to suggest adding a stitch or two to each edge, but what you did with them after that depended on what you wanted as the end result.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By lewister
You could also try something like kfbf (knit...

You could also try something like kfbf (knit front, back, front). So in a knit stitch, you'd knit into the front, then into the back, then into the front again. It'll turn your knit stitch into a...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By lewister
Could you define what you mean by even? If it's...

Could you define what you mean by even? If it's the pattern GrumpyGramma posted, it looks to me like the edges come out even, as in straight, but it's probably going to look wonky until you block it.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By lewister
A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the...

A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the bottom of her kids socks to keep them from sliding around. Totally washable and you could try to blend in with the colors of your yarns.
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By lewister
On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing...

On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing both. (Or could be. Some people seam their underarms.)

You'd cast on stitches for the underarm at the time you're placing the sleeve stitches on...
Forum: General Knitting 05-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By lewister
Test knitting is about checking for clarity and...

Test knitting is about checking for clarity and getting a few projects out there for your pattern. Tech editing is about finding errors and creating consistency, hopefully with the end goal of...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By lewister
I had just seen something with this the other...

I had just seen something with this the other day. Had to go find it again, though.

She came up with a variation of the slipped stitch method...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By lewister
Glad you got it figured out! :cheering:

Glad you got it figured out! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By lewister
Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles...

Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles to see if you can get closer to row gauge without impacting stitch gauge too much. That is way off on rows. Can we assume you're making a large gauge...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By lewister
Oh - and I have people approach me all the time...

Oh - and I have people approach me all the time about buying yarn I don't have marked as being for sale. If someone has just one random skein of it and they have a large stash in general, they might...
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