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Forum: How-to Questions 11-28-2012, 03:38 PM
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Posted By mel.b
Thanks suzeeq...yes , i mean yarn :oops: That's...

Thanks suzeeq...yes , i mean yarn :oops:

That's great i can put it in the machine. I also need to sew in the loose ends...should i do that before or after putting it in the machine?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-28-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By mel.b
Help needed - how to block blanket?

I've just fonished my Irish hiking blanket and would like to block it to 'stretch' it out a bit.

I'e used King Cole Comfort Chunky wool - 60% acrylic 40% nylon.

I don't have any specialist blocking...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-28-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By mel.b
Thanks everyone for the compliments and kind...

Thanks everyone for the compliments and kind words :heart:

Gertie, the King Cole wool is fine to work with - it's easy and it knits up fast which is great:knitting:
Forum: How-to Questions 10-21-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mel.b
Oh i plan to keep going! It will be a unique...

Oh i plan to keep going! It will be a unique blanket plus I'm much too slow of a knitter to restart (again!)

For future reference though, how do i get that rib row on the right hand side - what do...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mel.b
Not sure what I did with the pattern, but think I...

Not sure what I did with the pattern, but think I accidently left out a couple of stitches when multiplying it as on one end I have the border and then the rib line and the other side I dont have the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-21-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By mel.b
WIP - Irish Hiking baby blanket

Below is a pic of my Irish hiking baby blanket. I am knitting this for a friend who lost her husband suddenly last week. She is expecting their third baby in Dec and we met in Ireland where we...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mel.b
Perfect, thanks!

Perfect, thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mel.b
Thanks suzeeq, so if i just swap row 2 so it...

Thanks suzeeq, so if i just swap row 2 so it starts k6 and finishes k8 - is that what you mean? Would that make it rib on both edges or garter on one and rib on the other (because that would look...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mel.b
Multiplying Irish hike scarf pattern

I want to use the IHS pattern to make a blanket with 7 cables and a wider border of 6 stitches on the sides. I know the basic pattern is a repeat of 12 so i need 96 stitches, however i have seemed to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By mel.b
Thanks Suzeeq, I think I understand!

Thanks Suzeeq, I think I understand!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By mel.b
Difference between yf and yon?

I'm going to have a go at this pattern ... (http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-flower-baby-hat/v1)
http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/Knitting-pattern-flower-baby-hat/v1

It uses both...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By mel.b
Thanks for the links. Exactly what I was looking...

Thanks for the links. Exactly what I was looking or. I knitted this up today...
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d198/meldives/babyStKildahat.jpg

Cheers,
Mel.b
Forum: Pattern Central 08-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,068
Posted By mel.b
Basic baby hat pattern needed

My brother wants me to knit a beanie hat for their baby in his teams footy colours. I dont have DPN or circulars, so I'm looking for a simple pattern that can be knitted on straight needles.

Any...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By mel.b
Tension and adjusting pattern side

i've just knitted my tension square. The recommendation is 14sts and 21 rows to 10cm (4in) over st-st on 5 1/2 UK) needles. However I'm normally a very loose knitter so I went down to 4 1/2 size...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By mel.b
Suzeeq, thankyou, it means to do seven square...

Suzeeq, thankyou, it means to do seven square '1's' using A

The full pattern for square A reads
cast on 16sts loosely
1st row knit
2nd row purl
these 2 rows will now be referred to as st-st
working...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By mel.b
Help with understanding pattern instructions

Hi,

I'm about to pick up the needles again after a break of almost two years:) I've got a pattern by Sirdar for a Jacket (pattern number 9170 I think). Most of it is straight forward, however it...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-23-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By mel.b
Frustration with 'my so called scarf' pattern

I've been wanting to make this scarf for so long and finally found some wool that I liked for it.
http://www.schoeller-und-stahl.de/images/produkte/produktab/abisz/elfincolor/28.0054-101.jpg
However...
Forum: General Knitting 10-11-2007, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By mel.b
My so-called scarf

Hi,

I want to do this scarf as a very late minute present for my boss. I'm leaving my job tomorrow to move overseas.:cheering:

I've purchased some Vero...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,141
Posted By mel.b
Has anyone knit the 'Amethyst Whisper' from Knit Today June 07?

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone has knitted the "Amethyst Whisper' in the Knit Today magazine from June 07? It uses Rowan KidSilk Haze and is more cardigan (without buttons - has a tie front at the...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-08-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By mel.b
Hi Pat, The beauty of the IHS is that you can...

Hi Pat,

The beauty of the IHS is that you can use just about any yarn that you want. If you look on the IHS knitalong website there is a list of the yarns that people have used. You could also...
Forum: The Lounge 07-30-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By mel.b
There's also another product called catlax or...

There's also another product called catlax or something like that - used to help furballs and also constipation. It has a caramel flavour and my cat just LOVES it! She would lick it straight from the...
Forum: The Lounge 07-30-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By mel.b
I'm a Speech Pathologist and agree with the...

I'm a Speech Pathologist and agree with the suggestions that others have posted. Positive reinforcement for when she is using her 'inside voice' is really important. Star charts, a special treat, a...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-26-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,999
Posted By mel.b
My nana sold a heap of tortoiseshell needles on...

My nana sold a heap of tortoiseshell needles on ebay last year...I wish I had started knitting before she sold them.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-26-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,999
Posted By mel.b
Thanks for the pattern...I'll have to give it a...

Thanks for the pattern...I'll have to give it a go.

Malabrigo is beauuuutiful:notworthy: It's sooo soft and smooth and it's just divine to knit with. I haven't yet seen anything availably locally...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-26-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,999
Posted By mel.b
That would be great..thanks so much!:yay: ...

That would be great..thanks so much!:yay:





I'm only just starting to get right into knitting. I live in the country but there is a LYS, however the range is pretty simple. Big W have a good...
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