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Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By sissyv
messy cables

I have started making an afghan with a cable. It seems that no matter how tight I try to make it, my edges look messy and straight and don't go into blend in to the blanket- its starting to look bad-...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sissyv
Thumbs up Not sure why the pattern is written that way but...

Not sure why the pattern is written that way but thanks so much for the clarification!:knitting:
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sissyv
Thanks- this is the one!

Thanks- this is the one!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-15-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By sissyv
Question hexagon purse

I am making a hexagon purse and I am in the home stretch, although I don't quite understand the last part.
Dec 1 st at each end every other row until you have 32 sts. P one row. Switch to Seed...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-25-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By sissyv
That's the one- how disappointing that the link...

That's the one- how disappointing that the link is gone!:shrug: :shrug:
Forum: Knit-Alongs 08-25-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,373
Posted By sissyv
I knitted some of these already and velvetspun is...

I knitted some of these already and velvetspun is horrible to knit with!( I definitely recommend another type of washable yarn-. First, new mommies don't have time for the care that velvet takes and...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,822
Posted By sissyv
I guess it depends on what you are making- I knit...

I guess it depends on what you are making- I knit a lot of blankets and instead of circulars I have a wooden tip set with plastic ends- they are straight but hold lots of stitches and they work great...
Forum: The Lounge 08-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By sissyv
Wink LOTS NEW and KNITTING TOO!

I've been a busy gal lately! The foundation I started to help families with disabled kids is finally starting to take off! However in addition to that, I just got a job doing medical transcription...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By sissyv
Thanks for explaining that...but isn't an...

Thanks for explaining that...but isn't an increase always kfb or pfb unless otherwise stated? Just curious..... this is not the type of stuff I usually do (I mostly make blankets)Thanks
Forum: Pattern Central 08-25-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By sissyv
Question Bernat purse

several years ago, I found a bernat purse pattern (free tear away at the store) It was super cute, but at the time I wasn't experienced enough to do it. I'd like to try now but I am unable to find...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-28-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By sissyv
Smile I found out this is called open chain rib stitch...

I found out this is called open chain rib stitch and found a great tutorial on ho to do it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0djEfQ_Aww
Forum: How-to Questions 04-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By sissyv
Question The next step

I'm afraid I don't know how to do the next part! I'm making a ribbed lace bolero. Here's the part I don't understand:
row 2: p1 (p1, p1 into first yo, p1 into the back of the second yo, p1) repeat...
Forum: General Knitting 04-27-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By sissyv
Question next part

I cast on my 118 stitches and it says to slip 1 stitch beginning each row then do a p2 k2 rib stitch,to last 2 p2 . so I'll end up with 3 stitches b/c I slipped the first one- what do I do? PLUS it...
Forum: General Knitting 04-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By sissyv
Thanks Julie - that was super helpful!

Thanks Julie - that was super helpful!
Forum: General Knitting 04-27-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By sissyv
Question Not good at math

Hi , I just need help figuring this out because I'm not mathematical but I need to so I can cast on the right number of stitches

The first step is to measure your shoulder-span. Mine is about 17...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By sissyv
now I am sewing (or need to sew) the booties on...

now I am sewing (or need to sew) the booties on the bottom- how do I do invisible seaming on a garter stitch?
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By sissyv
The button seems to be a lot bigger- maybe could...

The button seems to be a lot bigger- maybe could I just use extra yarn in my yarn over?:knitting:
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By sissyv
Question Thanks I figured it out- my only issue now is......

Thanks I figured it out- my only issue now is... how do I make my button hole bigger? The button I chose is too big to fit the hole that the pattern allots for it! All in all, I'm pretty impreseed...
Forum: General Knitting 01-16-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By sissyv
Question baby booties

I am a little confused about the baby booties I am making.It says to rejoin the yarn where you cast off and then add 12 stitches. If I cast on 12 more stiches, the hole I made by casting off will...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By sissyv
Question Thanks for the help, but the next part is...

Thanks for the help, but the next part is confusing me too! The neck shaping thing. It says to pattern across 62 st (i did that) then turn leave rem st on spare needle. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next...
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By sissyv
I thought I done everything correctly Please tell...

I thought I done everything correctly Please tell me this is fixable!
Forum: General Knitting 01-12-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By sissyv
Im not sure! It looks rather large probably xl...

Im not sure! It looks rather large probably xl but now I dont have enough stitches so how do I do this? I have worked far too laong and hard to rip it out!
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By sissyv
Question Too many stitches or not enough?

I am making a sweater for my husband. I dont know how many stitches I started with but I casted off 18 (9 each - two rows) for armhole shaping- so both are the same (I knit front and back at same...
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By sissyv
Exclamation Its ok- I ripped out row 15 stitch by stitch and...

Its ok- I ripped out row 15 stitch by stitch and restarted the row- hopefully this time it will work out!:knitting:
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By sissyv
Angry A little frustrated!

My pattern seems to be emerging and its really nice! I am on row 15 of my cable pattern and I seem to have lost my place! I thought I had made a mistake. But there is 1 part that I know I did right...
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