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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-10-2012, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Little Audrey
Wink Appreciation is Appreciated

:muah:ˇMuchas gracias! for all your nice compliments! Re: the red&white sweater, I think this is how one starts designing patterns. The pullover pattern is a perfectly plain, same-front-and-back...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Little Audrey
These mitts have lots of large color blocks, so...

These mitts have lots of large color blocks, so it is purely necessary to do lots of "tack-ups", otherwise the mitts will have really big loops of yarn on the inside which will catch around the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Little Audrey
Wonderul! I watched while she showed everyone...

Wonderul! I watched while she showed everyone how to knit just as I do through "the third stitch", and then I saw how she does the "fourth stitch" (carrying the color in the right hand behind the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-05-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,362
Posted By Little Audrey
Smile I really can knit....

Winter of 2009, I went at my first cardigan; the wool in Paton's Classic Merino in denim heather and it gets me compliments left, right and center! The pattern is from Paton's TopDowners pamphlet,...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Little Audrey
Question Carrying Alt.Color While Knitting with Both Hands

ˇBuenos dias! I am knitting the (six pairs of) mittens in the KnitPicks Woodland Winter Mittens kit. I just naturally knit the main color German style (yarn in left hand) and the alternate color...
Forum: Crochet! 02-25-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,347
Posted By Little Audrey
Have you considered crocheting these on elastic...

Have you considered crocheting these on elastic thread? Maybe using two sizes of beads? They are beautiful! I say $3 for ones made with pony beads for kits, $30 for crystals for women!
Forum: Crochet! 02-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,118
Posted By Little Audrey
My granny taught me to crochet a series of chain...

My granny taught me to crochet a series of chain loops (ch3,sc around with sc,ch3,sc in same st in corners) and then work sc all around this "lacey" edge when my edges were uneven.
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,511
Posted By Little Audrey
Silly! Fishermen's wool does not come from...

Silly! Fishermen's wool does not come from sheep! It comes from fishermen! aka, if made in Turkey, it probably comes from the Middle East.
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,891
Posted By Little Audrey
You can also put the hank over the arms of a...

You can also put the hank over the arms of a chair - just be sure not to twist the hank!
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,597
Posted By Little Audrey
I have done this many times. I recommend: knit a...

I have done this many times. I recommend: knit a swatch; rewind the yarns together; use bamboo or blunt needles; check every row or so to be sure that both yarns were included in every stitch! :-)
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 124,282
Posted By Little Audrey
Cool I hate DPs & I am so stupid

:!!!:I truly hate DPs (my grandmother taught me to knit on a set of German-silver ones -very heavy, super slippery- hold up the work and the needles fall out)!!! Working the sleeve of a top-downer...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By Little Audrey
The RULE

This is from "America's Knitting Book" - which I have found to be correct about everything I have ever consulted it about ... 1. If you must use a device to count your rows, a) do not count the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Little Audrey
Wink Sharing good things

I started knitting myself a top-down cardigan with really nice cables down the front (wheat-ears). A few weeks ago, I hit yarn sale and bought some bulky Encore - when it arrived, I was astonished...
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 124,282
Posted By Little Audrey
Talking My REALLY old trick ...

Ever had your knitting basket tipped over (by yourself??)? :hair: I finally I got so crazy keeping my stuff together, I bought a hackle cabinet (online, from Cabela's, it came unassembled, but...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,052
Posted By Little Audrey
Too true! I recall (many years ago) seeing...

Too true! I recall (many years ago) seeing instructions on skeins on how to start the center pull - they showed pulling the yarn tucked in at one end of the skein first, then the yarn tucked in at...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 124,282
Posted By Little Audrey
I had the same problem, but solved it by slipping...

I had the same problem, but solved it by slipping the sleeve stitches to a piece of yarn, drawing it up snug, clipping the first and last stitches together with a safety-pin type stitch marker,...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 124,282
Posted By Little Audrey
Wink My old trick, my new trick

Greetings all! My old trick: I make copies of my patterns as I use them. I scan them in to my computer and convert them to a text format that I can edit (removing the extra size units!). When I...
Forum: Crochet! 12-06-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Little Audrey
Cable mittens

posted this pattern as a new thread under Patterns
Forum: Pattern Central 12-06-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,251
Posted By Little Audrey
Smile Cable Mittens per request of Kissersue

Following my post of the sidewise gloves from an out-of-print beginners' manual, per request of Kissersue, Here is the cable mitten pattern; I believe this to be an accurate transcription. If...
Forum: Crochet! 12-06-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Little Audrey
Yes, 770-9 is the cabled mitten pattern. I will...

Yes, 770-9 is the cabled mitten pattern. I will type it up and check for errors and then post it! audrey v.
Forum: Crochet! 12-06-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Little Audrey
Thumbs up The old book

Yes! :thumbsup: I still have this book - in fact, I have been studying the instructions for the "collar" (I think we would call it a neck-warmer now). There are four mitten patterns in this book. I...
Forum: Crochet! 03-07-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Little Audrey
Smile Gloves Knitted Sideways per Requests

Per your requests: From the Columbia-Minerva "teach yourself to Knit the easy way" Book 770, printed 1968:
EASY-KNIT GLOVES Number 770-8 (abbreviated)
-these gloves as described fit me perfectly -...
Forum: Crochet! 03-07-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,722
Posted By Little Audrey
Talking Knitted Glove Pattern

cloud9 Oh, okay! Let me dig the book out (I have been wearing the gloves all winter - knitted in wool, they are nice and warm!) and I will post the pattern. :aww:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By Little Audrey
Smile One-finger English Cast On

I just saw the casting-on item on the home page, and got to wondering if anyone else ever learned the "easy cast-on" that my grandmother taught me. It starts like the long-tail cast on, estimate one...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,914
Posted By Little Audrey
Smile Portuguese Fisherman's Sweater

Portuguese Fisherman's Sweater - Large

billboard body with drop sleeves
needles: size 11 (cables), size 10 (10") straight, size 10 dps
yarn: RedHeart Grandé, 7 skeins, or 7 skeins of double-strand...
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