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Forum: General Knitting 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM
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Every time i knit a scarf, i swear it will be my...

Every time i knit a scarf, i swear it will be my last.. but i bought Knitting New Scarves last year.. I LOVE the ideas.. I love the scarves.. ( i am half way through a version of the black purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By of troy
it depends on: How many stitches, how many...

it depends on:
How many stitches,
how many ribs
and where the beginning of round is..
and possibly, how the socks are being knit (on 4 DPN's? on 5 DPN's (on 2 circs or on a single magic loop)

In...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By of troy
and mistakes (slight un eveness) come out in the...

and mistakes (slight un eveness) come out in the wash!

REALLY! blocking (wetting (fully or partially) an smoothing into shape does a lot to make uneven stitches look even.

Elizabeth Zimmerman (a...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By of troy
some basic rules. NO seams, so you might want to...

some basic rules.
NO seams, so you might want to decrease count by 4 (not an issue with fine yarns, but could be with bulky)since 4 stitches are 'lost' in seaming)

This is especially important for...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By of troy
If you INSIST on pulling the thumb yarn tight.....

If you INSIST on pulling the thumb yarn tight.. (a bad habit, you could fix it!) then do this--force yourself to leave 1/8 to 1/4 of inch between each stitch!

there is a method of doing long tail...
Forum: General Knitting 05-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,841
Posted By of troy
3 to 4 dollars an hour is exceptional! (if...

3 to 4 dollars an hour is exceptional! (if minimum wage is $7 (and change) and a living wage -is close to $12 an hour, working, (for "pin money" or what ever) for $4 an hour is working for less than...
Forum: General Knitting 05-21-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,841
Posted By of troy
re: Each hat probably took me about 5-6 hours and...

re:
Each hat probably took me about 5-6 hours and the yarn cost was negligible...I used skeins I bought on sale at Michaels and it didn't take too many yards per hat. I sold them for $18-24

So, you...
Forum: General Knitting 05-20-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By of troy
NOT wrong (not knitting not casting on) Just not...

NOT wrong (not knitting not casting on)

Just not as Usually done in US, UK and commonwealth countries.

Perfectly normal..

but..

when working stocking knit, all the stitches should look...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,877
Posted By of troy
(did you ask this on ravelry, too? there is an...

(did you ask this on ravelry, too? there is an answer there)
Forum: How-to Questions 05-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
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eye holes are pretty big.. i make them like...

eye holes are pretty big..

i make them like VERTICAL buttonholes.

knit to eye hole point. bind off X (1 inch? more? a double hole (ie a single hole for both eyes? maybe 4 inches?)

continue.

IF...
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,841
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Yes you can make money at knitting.. but not...

Yes you can make money at knitting.. but not easily.

today, many knits are done in the 3rd/developing world.. and the workers earn a dollar or 2 a day. (when mills first opened in NE 175 years ago,...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By of troy
Go to Knitty.com --search archives. Read "why...

Go to Knitty.com --search archives. Read "why Ply?"

some yarns will knit up as V's some will knit up as |/'s and some will knit up as \|'s--depending on your style of knitting (standard(aka...
Forum: General Knitting 05-11-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,616
Posted By of troy
the name comes from Lord Raglan, who lost his arm...

the name comes from Lord Raglan, who lost his arm in the Crimean war--Lord Cardigan (who gave us the term cardigan) was also a (general?) in same conflict..
Lord Kitchener (of kitchener/grafted...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,110
Posted By of troy
Yup! i call it the rule of 8's-- 8 evenly spaced...

Yup! i call it the rule of 8's--
8 evenly spaced decreases (start at 96 or at 54 or any number in between!--or higher or lower!)
and you get a nice 'half dome' top to a hat.

if you have LOTS OF...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By of troy
the LAST stitch in any row was previously the...

the LAST stitch in any row was previously the First stitch in the row.

as you progress, make a habit of making the first stitch (or two) snug..

as you 'work' a row, you move ease from stitch to...
Forum: General Knitting 05-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,003
Posted By of troy
For a kitchen (or bath) i'd likely use cotton...

For a kitchen (or bath) i'd likely use cotton (LB kitchen cotton/bernat's crafters cotton/sugar n cream/peaches n cream)

I have made bath mats, using 2 strands held together, and while i thought is...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-04-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By of troy
There are no wrong cast ons! there are lots of...

There are no wrong cast ons!

there are lots of different cast ons.

and there is nothing wrong with using the same cast on for everything.

(I don't! but that's me!)

there are at least 40 ways to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,020
Posted By of troy
Knitting is a hobby.. and like any hobby, it can...

Knitting is a hobby.. and like any hobby, it can get expensive..

what needles? ANY needles.. cause eventually you are going to own at least one set of all of them..

there are wood (ebony, and rose...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By of troy
OR--(building merigolds idea) work 1 X 1...

OR--(building merigolds idea)
work 1 X 1 ribbing.. then, for 10 to 20 rows, do this:
K1, bring yarn forward (as if to purl), slip 1, repeat this across the row

This is a fun thing to do.. its...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,162
Posted By of troy
Maybe in your world there are 2(two!) commonly...

Maybe in your world there are 2(two!) commonly used methods for casting on.

I know 40! and commonly use about a dozen!

my most common cast on is the long tail.. but long tail has many 'flavors'...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-06-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By of troy
gauge is just a measurement. its sometimes hard...

gauge is just a measurement.

its sometimes hard to understand.. but lets think about something you can see.

lets think of tiles.
(what do you think of? I think of 1 inch hex tiles.. they kind i've...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,962
Posted By of troy
Addi's are made in Germany. Skacell has the...

Addi's are made in Germany.
Skacell has the exclusive rights to market them in US.

but anyone (outside US) can buy a bunch (while in europe or else where) and sell them (semi illegally) on...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,155
Posted By of troy
If you want a deep plush blanket, with a 10.5...

If you want a deep plush blanket, with a 10.5 needle and #4 yarn, you'll want to knit double..

The stitches for a big blanket will be crammed onto the circular (you can comfortable get about twice...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,274
Posted By of troy
There are a few options in general DEEP edges...

There are a few options

in general DEEP edges work better.

Shaped edges (see TechKnitter (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/) --her blog or on ravelry)--for a detailed description and WHY it...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,915
Posted By of troy
Needles are a knitters tools. and there come in...

Needles are a knitters tools.

and there come in endless variety.

and not all needles are good for everything.

I like metal needles best, but i have some (40year old!) nylon ones. (a milky white...
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