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Forum: How-to Questions 01-01-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By SimoneB
Salmonmac thanks for the sample! I'll try to see...

Salmonmac thanks for the sample! I'll try to see if I can work it out.



Google told me that mattress stitch is what is used on vertical seems, and grafting is used when joining live stitches....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By SimoneB
Got sidetracked by Christmas :) Thank you for...

Got sidetracked by Christmas :)

Thank you for the reply, I have seen that link before - as well as other tutorials for grafting live stitches, but my mind simply can't process how to transfer the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By SimoneB
Thanks, but I don't see reverse stockinette in...

Thanks, but I don't see reverse stockinette in any of the videos?

Edited: I'm now also realizing that the search above is for mattress stitch tutorials - I already found a couple of reverse...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-18-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By SimoneB
Seaming reverse stockinette

I am about to seam a sleeve on a sweater that's done in reverse stockinette. I have found several tutorials on mattress stitch in reverse stockinette for the vertical seams, but I'm coming up...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By SimoneB
That sounds really great. I especially like the...

That sounds really great. I especially like the solution of adding width by casting on 3 sts at each end of the last increase row - if I'm counting right, it should allow me to stay in pattern, as...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By SimoneB
I would go up a size in the sleeves if there was...

I would go up a size in the sleeves if there was more than one size, but the pattern only gives directions for one sleeve that is supposed to fit all 5 sizes. The fabric is quite stretchy, but the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By SimoneB
Help fixing questionable pattern

I am knitting this sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/made-so-quickly

If it looks familiar it's because I've posted a question about this pattern before:...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By SimoneB
I did go back to fiddle with it a bit, and...

I did go back to fiddle with it a bit, and settled on a 4 st buttonhole instead - it's a tighter fit with the button, but it still feels elastic, not like I'm forcing it. The unknown factor is, of...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By SimoneB
When measured against the fabric the button is...

When measured against the fabric the button is six stitches wide, so I followed Amy's directions and took one stitch off. When I pass a button through the hole there's resistance, but I don't have to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By SimoneB
I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a...

I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a few different videos about joining yarn on this site: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
If you're working with wool, the felted join is...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By SimoneB
I second the suggestion of using k1 p1 rib :)

I second the suggestion of using k1 p1 rib :)
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By SimoneB
Buttonhole placement (newbie question in two parts)

I'm knitting this sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/made-so-quickly

The instructions for the buttonholes are:

1st buttonhole row: Pattern 6, cast off 2 sts, pattern to end.
2nd...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By SimoneB
This is the shirt:...

This is the shirt: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crown-tee

The rows are as follows:

Row 19: *k1, yo, k2tog twice, yo, k4, nupp-7, k2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, nupp-7, k4, yo, ssk...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By SimoneB
nupp noob

Hi!

I've just come to my first ever nupp stitch, and I am not completely sure that I understand how to do it.

The stitch in my pattern is 'nupp-7', which I assume means that I have to create a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-15-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SimoneB
Btw I like doing the Japanese short rows, I find...

Btw I like doing the Japanese short rows, I find them fairly easy to work (aside from the purl side gaffe). But then again I don't have anything to compare them to, having never done a basic w&t...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-15-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SimoneB
Ah! I did do something wrong. I went back and had...

Ah! I did do something wrong. I went back and had a look at this sample again: http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/images/techniques/shortrows/catch_front_back.jpg - the right side on the sample...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SimoneB
That's really helpful, thanks! I already did the...

That's really helpful, thanks! I already did the first set of short rows (spaced apart), but I think I might just go all the way across for all 10 rows from now on instead of doing another set of...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SimoneB
Is there really not anyone who can help? I have...

Is there really not anyone who can help? I have started doing the short rows, but I have no idea whether it's the right thing to do, as I don't really understand the purpose of having fewer rows in...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-12-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By SimoneB
Pattern adaption trouble: Should I add short rows?

Hi!

I am branching this off from my previous thread as the old title is no longer relevant (hope it's ok): http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=113646

I am knitting this bottom up...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-05-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By SimoneB
The pattern seems to line up across the yoke....

The pattern seems to line up across the yoke. (The pattern is written to be worked flat all the way, including the yoke.)

Well, here's an example from one of the places in the yoke pattern where the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-05-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By SimoneB
Thanks for your reply! As I wrote initially, the...

Thanks for your reply!

As I wrote initially, the pattern is written to be worked flat, but I am knitting it in the round (bottom up).



No stitches are held/bound off according to the pattern,...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By SimoneB
Raglan top in the round: Live sts?

Hi!

I am knitting this top in the round (the pattern is written flat): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-ray-ribbing

I am almost at the point of joining the body and the sleeves, and I...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By SimoneB
Ah, that's great! I'm actually looking forward to...

Ah, that's great! I'm actually looking forward to trying it out now :)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By SimoneB
I think I'll probably try knitting all three...

I think I'll probably try knitting all three pieces at once after dividing for the arms - and see if I can manage it or if it turns out a big fat mess! :)

This'll be my first go at 3 needle bind off...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 987
Posted By SimoneB
Another thing I wouldn't have thought to do, but...

Another thing I wouldn't have thought to do, but it sounds nice - when you're done, you're done.

Thanks!
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