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Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2014, 12:03 AM
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Posted By SleepingCetra
How to make a pattern wider?

I decided to take a break from challenging projects and do something easy and fun and relaxing, and I chose a pattern that helps to work on my lace technique. However, I think that it is going to be...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-04-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By SleepingCetra
Make this Cowl a flat Scarf?

This seems like it should be a very obvious answer, maybe it is the headache making this so hard to figure out. Anyway, I want to make a scarf with this Leafy Cowl Pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By SleepingCetra
Can I add COLOUR to a plain pattern?

I want to knit a slouchy hat, but I really want to add some colour to the pattern.

This is the hat I think I want to make. (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/franklin-2)

I was thinking I...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-23-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By SleepingCetra
I have not bought any as I don't have any solid...

I have not bought any as I don't have any solid plans for the yarn, but I really want to knit a kimono styled cardigan, and 2 or 3 skeins from Babs would cover the project according to the pattern....
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
No problem! It is the last technique on this...

No problem! It is the last technique on this list, the only thing I did differently is that I purled rather than using the knit stitch. I don't know if they are meant to be interchangeable, but I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
I adapted a joining method I found online. It is...

I adapted a joining method I found online. It is a method where you use the tail to K the first stitch, but then pull the loop until the tail goes all the way through and the stitch is undone,...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
Thanks so very much. I am very excited to knit...

Thanks so very much. I am very excited to knit something that is not a scarf or cowl.

I am not sure of how I want to join in the round. I usually use an "invisible join" where you CO an extra...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
Actually, what you said clarified it pretty well...

Actually, what you said clarified it pretty well for me. I suppose I will see when I get there, working on my Purl rows now.

And then, one more thing. I will just copy from my OP.

Also: I read an...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
Oh, I am not allowed to share? Alright, I will...

Oh, I am not allowed to share? Alright, I will edit that post. I do have another question. The author apparently got a lot of emails about the instructions with the short rows. She made a comment on...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By SleepingCetra
Help! I don't understand the order of my pattern!

Hello! I decided that I wanted to try and make a hat, so I bought the pattern for the Lucy Hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucy-hat-2) while it was on sale for $3.85.

I did not realize...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By SleepingCetra
Here is a link to the yarn I am using....

Here is a link to the yarn I am using. (http://www.diamondyarn.com/d/yarn/53-odin-superwash/)

Must of the time it is nice and plush, but either I wound the yarn ball too tight or my tension is. I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By SleepingCetra
Wool Yarn Squished While Knitting?

I have been knitting with nice, fluffy and puffy wool while knitting my large infinity scarf, and once in awhile I notice as I feed the yarn through my fingere that the normally puffy, fat string to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
Really? How small is small enough to use your...

Really? How small is small enough to use your DPNs?

I want to try my hand at making a hat and also gloves. I should be able to do that with the magic loop then?

I am going to take some pictures of...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By SleepingCetra
How fast do you knit?

I have come a long way in a short period of time. I have been very active here, hopefully I haven't pestered too many of you too much. :P I have found these forums to be a huge source of help and now...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
That is very true, very wise. I've got my...

That is very true, very wise.

I've got my gorgeous, interchangeable, Hiya Hiya SHARPs. They come with some very short cables and very long cables as well. I would like to order more cables just to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By SleepingCetra
What length of needle should I use?

I am thinking of going to my LYS to buy a set of HiyaHiya SHARP Interchangeable Needles, size 2-8 (I think I would use those sizes more than 9-15) but they come in both 4" and 5" needle tips.

Which...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
Yeah, that is how I explained it to my boyfriend....

Yeah, that is how I explained it to my boyfriend. I won't ever have to buy another circular needle for $3-8 for every new project, and I could use the cabled needles as straights and go back and...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By SleepingCetra
Thanks so much, both of you. I will watch the...

Thanks so much, both of you. I will watch the video. I have been browsing a lot of mitten patterns but I was nervous. Had to learn to cable first (all the interesting mitts have cables) but I did...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
I am just using some cabled needles from Walmart,...

I am just using some cabled needles from Walmart, the cable looks attached and fixed there. However, I might have convinced my boyfriend to go to the LYS, which happens to carry HiyaHiya SHARPS, ...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By SleepingCetra
Oh wow, thanks! Sometimes I come across really...

Oh wow, thanks! Sometimes I come across really pretty things on Pintrest but they don't always have links. Hmmm. It's a bit pricey.

And thanks for the stitch info! Maybe I will just add that into a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
Thanks Jan, it is a tight squeeze - but I thought...

Thanks Jan, it is a tight squeeze - but I thought the pattern has 216 sts, it says 216 CO. Was that just a typo, or am I missing something?
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
Umm, I am not sure if it widens like you said. I...

Umm, I am not sure if it widens like you said. I will link the pattern.

Link to Cowl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hourglass-cowl)
Forum: General Knitting 01-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By SleepingCetra
Can I Use Shorter Cable Than Pattern Calls For?

I really, really want to get started on a wide cowl that drapes over the shoulders. The pattern calls for US 7 needles with a 40" cable.

My longest cable is 32", but I am a fairly tight knitter....
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By SleepingCetra
Hard to knit spontaneously?

So, I just finished my ZigZag lace pattern cowl and it is lovely. It took a couple weeks and it was a great learning experiene. Life lines, dropped stitches, frogging, I learned a lot about the...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By SleepingCetra
Thanks so much. I am finding all of the...

Thanks so much. I am finding all of the terminology for yarn very overwhelming. For instance, on that website they have a column of every type of yarn they sell.

I looked through them all to see if...
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