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Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2013, 02:54 PM
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Posted By kjw
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By kjw
what decrease?

Still working on my sweater (http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=6383) and the first section that you make is the back. In this section, it's calling for decreases but doesn't tell me what method...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By kjw
remove from needle together?

I'm working on my sweater (http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=6383) and the pattern has the following stitch definitions:

C2R = Knit into front loop of 2nd stitch on left-hand needle, then knit...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By kjw
needle size for Bernat sweater pattern

I have decided to knit my first sweater. I've crocheted a few, so I'm not a total newbie, but the pattern I like is for intermediate knitters, so this could still be an interesting venture. It...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By kjw
Any way to fix?

I am making a baby blanket for my new nephew. It will be long enough to fit both his crib and his toddler bed when he moves up to one. I am using Deborah Norville's chunky acrylic Serenity yarn and...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-14-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By kjw
whick stitch

Thanks, everyone! :)
Forum: Pattern Central 08-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By kjw
stitches to use?

I'm new to knitting and am designing and making an afghan for my daughter. It will be individual blocks consisting of a turtle on a solid color background. I've crocheted for years so working from...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By kjw
recondition?

Does anyone know if acrylic yarn can be "reconditioned"? When I have to repeatedly frog and re-knit an area, the yarn seems to lose its twist and stretch. I hate cutting the yarn and tossing out...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By kjw
sharpen

The wax paper is a great idea! Don't have any sandpaper but will try to get some tomorrow. I love the bamboo but hate the blunt tips.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By kjw
sharpen?

The needle shafts are fine but the points are very blunt & that makes it hard to pick up stitches. I was hoping for a quick fix.:-\
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By kjw
how to sharpen?

I have some size10 bamboo needles that desperately need sharpening, which I have never done. What is the best method?

KJ
Forum: Pattern Central 07-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By kjw
which stitch?

Thanks so much! I'll play around and see what works best.

KJ
Forum: Pattern Central 07-25-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By kjw
Which stitch?

I am a novice knitter and want to design and make an afghan for my daughter. It will be made entirely of individual blocks joined together or a very large center panel bordered with individual...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By kjw
Will do but it's going to be a while - I'm just...

Will do but it's going to be a while - I'm just now working on designing the turtle on paper!
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By kjw
I'm working on designing an afghan for my...

I'm working on designing an afghan for my daughter. Her sorority's national philanthropy is working with hearing impaired children & their mascot is the sea turtle (they're deaf...who knew???!!!). ...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By kjw
knitting backwards

I have found multiple sources online about knitting backwards. Unfortunately, they all seem to have different ways of doing it. Some say insert the left hand needle into the stitch on the right...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-29-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By kjw
Thanks!

Thanks to both of you! I learned a lot with the video - guess I'll have to decide if I'll ever turn anything I knit like this - I can just see myself start one way and finish the other!

I already...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-29-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By kjw
ambidextrous vs purling

I'm back with another question... I knit using the Continental method and purl using the Norwegian method. My purl stitches are looser than my knit stitches so I was wondering if there is any...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By kjw
what part of needle to use?

Where on the needle do you pick up the stitch to knit or purl it? Are you supposed to move each stitch to the tapered end and then insert the needle that will hold the new stitch or insert the...
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