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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:41 PM
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Yes, continue straight or continue even mean to...

Yes, continue straight or continue even mean to knit without increases or decreases.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:18 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Very good looking jacket. Good for you for being...

Very good looking jacket. Good for you for being an adventurous knitter.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stomp
Row gauge often doesn't matter since you knit to a given measurement most of the...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 12:25 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Hi Linda and welcome! The best thing to do is to...

Hi Linda and welcome!
The best thing to do is to knit a swatch with your yarn and needles and figure out how many sts you get per inch. Knit about a 5x5 or 6x6 inch swatch so that you can measure...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 10:22 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
I've already made these mistakes so that maybe...

I've already made these mistakes so that maybe you don't have to repeat them. We're all happy to help.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:45 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Here, at the "Dec 1 st at each end of next 3...

Here, at the
"Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then 4 sts following alt rows.=39sts"?
This is not very clearly worded but I think that what they mean is to continue decreasing one stitch at each...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 07:14 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
No, measure the armhole straight up from the...

No, measure the armhole straight up from the first cast off of 5sts.
See the first figure here.
http://blog.knittingatlarge.com/2011/09/how-to-analyze-schematic-part-1.html
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By salmonmac
Did you start these directions with 39sts on the...

Did you start these directions with 39sts on the needle? When you cast off the first 4sts then knit until there are 8sts remaining on the needle, that should give you the correct number of sts for...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By salmonmac
What a great hat! A very unusual construction and...

What a great hat! A very unusual construction and a fun knit.
I think that this project is very helpful for figuring out what it looks like in progress (especially the 5th photo...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2015, 06:43 PM
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Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Yes, a pattern link is very...

Welcome to the forum!
Yes, a pattern link is very helpful.
When you rib2tog it's either a knit2together or a purl2tog so you'll decrease one stitch each time you perform those. There's an initial...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2015, 02:15 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! Which cast on are you using? It...

Hi and welcome!
Which cast on are you using? It may be that it's too tight and another cast on, maybe a long tail would work better. Another possiblity is to cast on using a larger size needle and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! BO 7 sts, work 24 sts;...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!

BO 7 sts, work 24 sts; join second ball of yarn and BO center 14 sts, work to end. You'll have two sections of sts each with its own ball of yarn and there'll be a gap in...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-29-2015, 07:03 PM
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Views: 108
Posted By salmonmac
That's adorable! No wonder your niece doesn't...

That's adorable! No wonder your niece doesn't want to give it up. I wouldn't either.
I'd go with your suggestion to knit another with the deeper dimensions. That seems easier to me than ripping out...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2015, 06:56 PM
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Views: 2,573
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! I've read over the previous...

Hi and welcome!
I've read over the previous answers and I can't see how that works. Seems to me that if you knit 30sts out of 50, turn, bind off 15sts and then bind off another 15sts on row 4, you're...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! That's an adorable...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
That's an adorable pattern and it should be pretty easy to add the extra panel. I don't have the book but the individual panels look like they change from stockinette stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You need to increase at...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You need to increase at the beginning of the row and at the end of the row. So yes, you'll increase 2sts per increase row. That would mean increases on rows 1, 9, 17, 25, 33,...
Forum: Charity Knitting 01-29-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like everyone is busy with lots of good...

Sounds like everyone is busy with lots of good projects. I'm working away on one adult sweater, a baby sweater and a hat. We're in deepest, coldest winter here but have just escaped a major...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to...

Welcome to the forum and welcome back to knitting!
This might be a good place to put in a lifeline just in case there's a problem. It'll make it easier to re-start should you have to rip out some...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By salmonmac
At the end of the thumb increases, where it says...

At the end of the thumb increases, where it says work 2 rows, work one row. On the second row (round) work the sts to the last 8sts on your needle 2. Slip those to a holder and slip the first 8sts of...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By salmonmac
Oh, ok so that makes sense. The stitch count is...

Oh, ok so that makes sense. The stitch count is increasing.
Your pattern has set up its own definition in some cases.
wl.fwd = wool forward usually means bring the yarn to the front. It cound be...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! Here's a video for a yarn forward...

Hi and welcome!
Here's a video for a yarn forward at the beginning of a row.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drv2kFcPm2U
It'll give you an extra stitch each time. Do the directions for the row...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
A plain garter stitch blanket would be gorgeous....

A plain garter stitch blanket would be gorgeous. The edges will be fine as is (I like the little edge bumps garter stitch gives you) or you could slip the first stitch to make a chain edge if you'd...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to Knitting Help! Looks like a lovely...

Welcome to Knitting Help!
Looks like a lovely blanket and the shape is pretty good too. What kind of yarn did you use to make it? If it's wool you can pin it out (on a towel over a carpet or on a...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
You're going to be knitting a diamond shape by...

You're going to be knitting a diamond shape by starting at one corner and increasing to 20sts, then decreasing to the opposite point.
Basically, you're increasing by doing a knit front & back at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By salmonmac
Cables are usually (but not always) worked in...

Cables are usually (but not always) worked in stockinette stitch so that the knit sts form the cable. This pattern shows up best with a couple of purl sts on either side or on a background of reverse...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-27-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By salmonmac
You have 4 inches of ribbing and about 3 inches...

You have 4 inches of ribbing and about 3 inches of the cable pattern. According to the gauge, that shoud be about 18 rows of cable which is two repeats of the 8 row cable pattern plus 2 more rows. So...
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