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Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2011, 10:38 AM
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Views: 1,949
Posted By purplravioli
Favorite German Yarn?

Hello all,
I'm in Germany for two weeks and of course I found a yarn shop already haha.
Does anyone have any recommendations of yarns to buy in Germany that are hard to find in the US?
Any...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,362
Posted By purplravioli
Yeah, I did a swatch earlier to see which is...

Yeah, I did a swatch earlier to see which is which.

Apparently the purl-side M1R leans to the right on the WS, therefore leaning to the left on the RS.

So for my pattern, I needed to M1L on the RS,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,362
Posted By purplravioli
M1R & M1L on purl side

I have a pattern that wants me to increase every row.
It basically wants me to increase on the left for the RS, and on the right for the WS (so the increases create a left-leaning diagonal).

My...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,215
Posted By purplravioli
Help With Modding a Cropped Hoodie Pattern

Hi all,
I found this pattern in Vogue Knitting International Winter 2008/09 and I love it, but I would love it even more if I could mod it so the body was full length instead of cropped at the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By purplravioli
Thumbs up I just dyed my first yarn!

This week I took a crack at dyeing some cashmere yarn I had unraveled from a sweater.

I wanted a really, really dark purple, so I used 5 packets of grape Koolaid for about an ounce of yarn, and this...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By purplravioli
Dyeing cashmere?

I just started knitting these gloves (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/KSPATTverdigris.php) in a beige cashmere yarn I unraveled from a thrift store sweater.
However, I'm not loving the color, and...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-16-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,109
Posted By purplravioli
This pattern is for a plain necktie, with no...

This pattern is for a plain necktie, with no pattern, so if you want a solid color tie, it's perfect.
If you want a multicolor tie, you could try using self striping yarn....
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By purplravioli
When I first started unraveling, I looked for a...

When I first started unraveling, I looked for a bunch of tutorials, so here are the ones I found...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-16-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By purplravioli
No problem, I'm happy to help. :)

No problem, I'm happy to help. :)
Forum: Pattern Central 06-16-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By purplravioli
Well, in row 12 it wants you to knit to the last...

Well, in row 12 it wants you to knit to the last 60 stitches, then wrap and turn.

When you start row 13, you should be 60 stitches from one end (because you just wrapped and turned there in row 12),...
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By purplravioli
Smile Unraveling Old Sweaters

Do you unravel old sweaters for their yarn?

I recently decided to try recycling a few thrift store sweaters, and I've gotta say, I'm loving it. How else can you get 1500+ yards of wool or cotton (or...
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,739
Posted By purplravioli
I work at Goodwill and I sometimes buy purses,...

I work at Goodwill and I sometimes buy purses, then take off the handles and use them on my own knitted purses.
You can get a purse with cute handles, remove the handles from the purse, and use them...
Forum: General Knitting 05-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,446
Posted By purplravioli
I have the iKnit Needle Sizer, and it works...

I have the iKnit Needle Sizer, and it works pretty well.
It's a little hard to do crochet hooks on it, but it gets knitting needle sizes pretty much spot on.

It's great if you have the Options set...
Forum: General Knitting 05-19-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,571
Posted By purplravioli
I think 5 Danica...

I think 5

Danica (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTdanica.html) scarf, DROPS cable bag (http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=54&lang=us), the second side of the Brea...
Forum: General Knitting 05-19-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By purplravioli
Thanks for the encouragement guys!

Thanks for the encouragement guys!
Forum: General Knitting 05-19-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By purplravioli
I LOVE ENTRELAC

I've got to admit, I thought entrelac was going to be really confusing, and it was, at first. But I went through a tutorial...
Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By purplravioli
Yeah, there's nothing like almost doubling your...

Yeah, there's nothing like almost doubling your stash with another 40something skeins of yarn. hahaha
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By purplravioli
Thumbs up Amazing yarn find!

So I work at the local Goodwill during the summer when I'm not off at college, and yesterday the most amazing thing happened.

Apparently a woman donated a bunch of her old yarn because she stopped...
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By purplravioli
hats hats hats hats! So easy and quick, and so...

hats hats hats hats!

So easy and quick, and so many different styles to choose from.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-22-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,451
Posted By purplravioli
Entrelac Afghan

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has knit the "Entrelac Jewels Afghan" from freepatterns.com

Here's the link to it, it's on the fourth row of patterns:...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By purplravioli
Spring (or Summer) Beret!

I just cast on for this beret: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-beret

I think it's adorable, and it will be perfect for this hot Florida weather when I feel like wearing a hat.

Sadly,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By purplravioli
Alright, thanks for the help! And also, I put...

Alright, thanks for the help!

And also, I put the KnitPicks Options on my birthday list instead of buying the cheapo bamboo circulars I found on eBay.
I'd rather have a quality product with a 1...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By purplravioli
Thanks so much! This helped me a lot. I just...

Thanks so much! This helped me a lot.
I just knit a few rows using your method, and I had no problems at all with keeping the yarn the right tension.
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By purplravioli
Yay continental

YAY!

I'm starting to get the hang of continental knitting!
I practiced a bit last night, and some more today, and I think I'm finally getting used to it, though I still have problems with keeping...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By purplravioli
Yarn question

Hi, I'm planning on knitting a purse for my mom's birthday, and I was wondering what yarns would be strong and able to handle a lot of wear and tear.
I know wool is supposed to be strong, but my...
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