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Forum: How-to Questions 07-30-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Gaby
Here are some useful thoughts about calculating...

Here are some useful thoughts about calculating gauges while knitting or crocheting:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/beginner-crochet.html
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Gaby
Don't be upset. :hug: It is only new experience....

Don't be upset. :hug:
It is only new experience. Try to keep all kinds of information (type of yarn, stitch pattern, number of hook or needles, number of stitches and rows, and so on) in some kind of...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Gaby
Here is a help page which explains how to...

Here is a help page which explains how to calculate number of stitches and rows necessary for your garment.
This simple logic is a good way to get rid of problems with "not matching" gauge and...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By Gaby
There are a couple thing to take into...

There are a couple thing to take into consideration:

1.If you sweater has some well distinguished stitch pattern be careful with blocking. Hold iron at some distance from the sweater and don't...
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Gaby
HamaLee, I like your optimistic approach....

HamaLee,
I like your optimistic approach. :hug:

<<<<My laziness has never forced me to make anything twice, sometimes it just means I make a gift instead of something for myself. Hehe.<<<<
Forum: General Knitting 04-28-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Gaby
suzeeq is right (as usually :yay:) A swatch has...

suzeeq is right (as usually :yay:)

A swatch has to be greater than 4x4 in. There is a good saying:"A lazy person usually is forced to make everything twice". So... value your time and don't be...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By Gaby
A straight skirt...

A straight skirt pattern:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/skirt-pattern.html

A gore skirt pattern:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/gore-skirt.html
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Gaby
Libbie, you can do it, but you should take into...

Libbie,
you can do it, but you should take into account a few things to make it look neat:

1. If a sweater pattern is not pretty tight and knitted fabric is not very thin it is ok just to split...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Gaby
The last stitch has to be locked so it will not...

The last stitch has to be locked so it will not ravel. To lock it, just cut yarn leaving a 5-6 inches end after your last stitch, pull it through the loop of the last stitch, insert it into a big...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By Gaby
Wenda, suzeeq is right. IN MOST CASES ( for the ...

Wenda,

suzeeq is right. IN MOST CASES ( for the set-in sleeves) you will need to make edging around the armholes instead of the left off sleeves. Just a crab stitch won't solve a problem since a...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Gaby
Here are a few simple rules to calculate...

Here are a few simple rules to calculate gauge:
http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/beginner-crochet.html
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Gaby
<<<<<<if only that didn't mean MATH! :roflhard:...

<<<<<<if only that didn't mean MATH! :roflhard: I'm using different yarn, but I don't think I can just cast on and get it to work. I'm thinking of making the larger size. The link is cool for...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Gaby
The best thing you can do is not to pay attention...

The best thing you can do is not to pay attention at some one's gauge. All people have their own style of knitting/crocheting. It is quite natural that you have different gauge using the same yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,455
Posted By Gaby
Crab stitch alternative

Excellent job, ArtLady!
Crab stitch looks pretty decorative and gives a finished look.

Recently I found an easy alternative to crab stitch. You might will like it because it doesn't require to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Gaby
Try don't pay too much attention at the...

Try don't pay too much attention at the recommended gauges. Every knitter\crocheter has her own style. Hence, it is quite possible that your gauge won't match that one which designer made for her...
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