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Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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that sounds like a good idea! i will have to try...

that sounds like a good idea! i will have to try this method - hopefully it will help!
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2008, 08:03 AM
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Posted By abby.elizabeth
Lace knitting

I am trying to knit a lace shawl, but I can't get started! The yarn is so thin, I don't understand the circular cast-on, and once I manage to get the stitches cast-on, I can't figure out how to...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2008, 10:18 AM
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Views: 854
Posted By abby.elizabeth
Designing

:think: I would love to learn how to design knitwear, but I can't figure out all the math involved. Can anyone help? I've looked for classes, but there aren't any around here. Does anyone have a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2007, 11:35 AM
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Views: 486
Posted By abby.elizabeth
I hadn't thought about making them overlap! ...

I hadn't thought about making them overlap! Thanks so much!
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,518
Posted By abby.elizabeth
Look at the vogue knitting family of magazines...

Look at the vogue knitting family of magazines (Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, and Knit Simple). Each has it's own website and focuses on different types of knitters.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By abby.elizabeth
Purlwise just means that you will insert your...

Purlwise just means that you will insert your righthand needle into the front of the stitch on the lefthand needle (as though you were purling) and just simply slip it off the needle and onto your...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2007, 10:50 AM
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Posted By abby.elizabeth
I need help with a fix-it!

I am making a cabled vest for my son. I have everything finished except for sewing up one side, when I showed it to my husband and he asked me if it was going to fit over my son's head. How had I...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-08-2007, 10:08 AM
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Views: 2,808
Posted By abby.elizabeth
thank you!

that makes so much more sense! so in that context, a "yb" (yarn back) would be a yarn over between two purl stitches, right?

why can't they just say that! :woot:

thanks for all your help...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-08-2007, 08:21 AM
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Views: 2,808
Posted By abby.elizabeth
thanks, but...

i thought that was what it meant too. however, using it that way the instructions don't make sense. the magazine is simply knitting and the instructions read:

*k2tog, yf, k1, yf, skpo, k5, rep...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-07-2007, 07:48 AM
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Views: 2,808
Posted By abby.elizabeth
help! british knitting terms!

I'm using a pattern from a british knitting magazine, and there are a couple of terms that I'm not understanding. One is "yf" - yarn forward. I believe that this means a regular yarn over, right? ...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By abby.elizabeth
thank you so much! one other quick question -...

thank you so much! one other quick question - how do i keep the stitches from coming undone or falling off the holder after cutting the tail?
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2007, 11:09 AM
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Views: 839
Posted By abby.elizabeth
no - after i get the second part done (the second...

no - after i get the second part done (the second front and sleeve), i will have a second set of stitches on a holder. i am supposed to knit the second set of stitches from the holder, then pick up...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-29-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By abby.elizabeth
pattern help!

I'm new here, but I have a question I hope some of you wise knitters will be able to help me with. I am working on a Debbie Bliss pattern for a baby shrug. Earlier in my knitting, I was instructed...
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