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Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2006, 11:02 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By Marnie
There is no magic formula, but it's generally...

There is no magic formula, but it's generally fairly simple to flip a sock around.
With many patterns, you simply need to know how many stitches you'll need around the foot and you can adapt from...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Marnie
You shouldn't have to change anything about the...

You shouldn't have to change anything about the decreases, you are only adding an extra stitch for seaming purposes and your need to seam won't change when you begin decreasing. Proceed as directed,...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By Marnie
Did you bind off any part of the neckline before...

Did you bind off any part of the neckline before picking up stitches for the neckband? Those stitches also need to be bound off very loosly.

It may be that even with your best efforts to keep your...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
Posted By Marnie
Well, there is definitely something missing. The...

Well, there is definitely something missing. The pattern is a 7 stitch repeat with a plus one. So your instruction should start with or end with one stitch that exists outside of the * * repeat. You...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By Marnie
I prefer to knit on the stitches as I really...

I prefer to knit on the stitches as I really dislike the backward loop cast on. You could also use a cable cast on or any other cast on that doesn't require a long tail :)
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By Marnie
If you are starting with the thumb, you'll pick...

If you are starting with the thumb, you'll pick up the stitches from the closest point on the main portion of the glove. If you are working fingers, for the first finger, just cast on the stitches...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By Marnie
You might want to take a look at the book Sweater...

You might want to take a look at the book Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, she devotes a couple of chapters to talking about raglans and making them fit.

I'm not sure I agree...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-20-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By Marnie
Most patterns specify a weight of yarn in...

Most patterns specify a weight of yarn in slightly different terminology, since the number of plies doesn't necessarily denote the yarn's thickness. For instance, I have some singles that are bulky...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-20-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By Marnie
I would guess that you are correct, but I would...

I would guess that you are correct, but I would confirm with the author. If one direction requires a p2tog, then the other direction very likely has a decrease as well.

Like I said, though, a nice...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By Marnie
In general, yes, though the severity of the point...

In general, yes, though the severity of the point and makeup of the yarn will have some impact on the success or failure. If you are using a natural fiber, you should be fine. If not, it may be a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Marnie
Geeze, that's really sweet. Let me know how your...

Geeze, that's really sweet. Let me know how your class goes.
What topic is she covering?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By Marnie
That's a "Twist 2 right" it's basically a 2...

That's a "Twist 2 right" it's basically a 2 stitch cable which twists right. You can do what they say, or if you find that illogical, just work as though doing a cable.
Place the first stitch on a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Marnie
I took a class with ML at Stitches west and...

I took a class with ML at Stitches west and enjoyed it very much. I cannot speak to the quality of Gwen Bortner's teaching, sorry.
If you have any specific questions, let me know, I'll try to answer...
Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2006, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By Marnie
boyforpele13, You might want to check out...

boyforpele13,
You might want to check out Knitter's Review
They have a review of the Pony brand of Rosewood needles. It might give you some baseline upon which to judge the material, if nothing...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-20-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,412
Posted By Marnie
Looks lovely. I like the mix of lace and cables,...

Looks lovely. I like the mix of lace and cables, it softens the overall effect and makes it so feminine :)
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Marnie
The best thing to do is pull out a shirt with a...

The best thing to do is pull out a shirt with a similar design and take a look at it.
In general, those collars are formed in two parts.
The first involves knitting the garment so that it is either...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-12-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,536
Posted By Marnie
I only spin on a spindle, at this point. That...

I only spin on a spindle, at this point. That will probably change soon ;)

I have three spindles, two Goldings and a Kundert. I love them all but my goldings make my heart go pitter pat :inlove:
Forum: How-to Questions 01-12-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Marnie
It may be that the look cannot be worked in the...

It may be that the look cannot be worked in the first or last stitch. Try doing a one or two stitch selvage.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By Marnie
If I were going to cast on, I would get both...

If I were going to cast on, I would get both colors and cast on one stitch with one color, then one stitch with the other, repeated across.
If your finished piece will be a motif that is 20 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2005, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Marnie
It's not nearly as hard as it sounds. You said...

It's not nearly as hard as it sounds. You said that your next row would be worked:
K3 *P3 K3 (across)

So, knit the first two stitches, pass the first stitch over the second stitch, knit the next...
Forum: General Knitting 12-22-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By Marnie
A few things could be going on. Firstly, most...

A few things could be going on.
Firstly, most people's purl stitches are looser than their knit stitches because of the way the yarn is wrapped. This may be causing your biasing. You might find that...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,051
Posted By Marnie
I am pretty sure I know what she is talking...

I am pretty sure I know what she is talking about.

First, to understand the two terms, let's quickly define both.

Slip stitch: moving a stitch from the left needle to the right needle without...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By Marnie
It's super easy to knit double stranded, just...

It's super easy to knit double stranded, just hold both yarns as though they are one. No need to do anything other than that. The one thing to be careful of is that you make sure you catch both...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Marnie
Your bind off is essentially a row in itself. Go...

Your bind off is essentially a row in itself. Go ahead and bind off as though you are working the next row of the pattern.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-29-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By Marnie
You can approach the problem in several ways....

You can approach the problem in several ways. When I designed the piece, I placed a stitch marker at the side "seams". When I was within 2 stitches of the marker, I assessed the pattern of the...
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