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Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By trvvn5
My first few hats were done on straight needles. ...

My first few hats were done on straight needles. It's really not that hard to do. You just have to seam them once you are done. Hat part can be a pain. I usually do mine on two circular needles...
Forum: General Knitting 10-10-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By trvvn5
I don't think that I would ever use a 100%...

I don't think that I would ever use a 100% cashmere fiber. It's too delicate and won't hold it's shape very well. I usually use a cashmere/merino wool blend so that it has some more stability but...
Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By trvvn5
This is what I did when I first started knitting....

This is what I did when I first started knitting. I just cast on a bunch of stitches and started trying stuff out. I'd knit for a while, then purl for a while, then do stockinette for a while, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By trvvn5
That's the pattern that I'm using. I turn and go...

That's the pattern that I'm using. I turn and go back on the fingers and about halfway through if I follow the instructions I would end up with a completely differnet amount of stitches than what...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By trvvn5
Sackboy Help Please

Here is the pattern. (http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00686/SKM49_2__proj_sackb_686954a.pdf)


I am having trouble with the Fingers. I have no clue what I am doing wrong. Is there anyone...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,760
Posted By trvvn5
As a guy knitter, I tend to get a different...

As a guy knitter, I tend to get a different response than most of you ladies. Generally its disbelief. Some people laugh at me. Some people find it interesting. Some people comment about how odd...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,701
Posted By trvvn5
When doing LT CO, I don't realy bother tightening...

When doing LT CO, I don't realy bother tightening my stitches very much. I don't keep them super loose, but I do this really fast and I don't bother to make a huge effort of it. If you're pulling...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By trvvn5
Yes. When asking if one needs more yarn or more...

Yes. When asking if one needs more yarn or more needles, the answer is always emphatically yes.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,550
Posted By trvvn5
Usually when something indicates the cable front...

Usually when something indicates the cable front or back the number in the listing indicates the total number of stitches involved in creating the cable. So a C4F means that 4 stitches are going to...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By trvvn5
I use the same method that the OP uses to make...

I use the same method that the OP uses to make bobbles. It gets ridiculously tight when you get to those last K and P before you turn and purl back.
Forum: General Knitting 10-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By trvvn5
I think I just had a knittergasm looking at all...

I think I just had a knittergasm looking at all that yarn and those beautiful colors.
Forum: General Knitting 10-08-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By trvvn5
I use knitpicks yarns quite often. They're...

I use knitpicks yarns quite often. They're decent quality and they tend to be a lot less expensive than what most patterns call for. I made a sweater for $65 (it was knit using two strands at the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By trvvn5
I find that pattern designers, at least the ones...

I find that pattern designers, at least the ones that you'll find in magazines, have a tendency to use some really expensive and completely unecessary yarns. I think they do it because they are...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-24-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By trvvn5
I'm gonna have to piece it together from...

I'm gonna have to piece it together from different patterns. I can't find one that is exactly what I want. I'll have no problem getting the fit that I want...it's more the neck and sleeve that I'm...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-24-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By trvvn5
Kimono Style Sweater - Help

Hey all. I'm trying to figure out how to make a Kimono sleeve sweater with a modified bateau neck to make a little bit narrower. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I...
Forum: General Knitting 09-20-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By trvvn5
I agree that this is entirely a preference thing....

I agree that this is entirely a preference thing. I personally hate bamboo. Actually I hate knitting on any wood needles. I prefer nickel plated. But I know a lot of people can't stand nickel...
Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By trvvn5
Watch the videos and make sure that you are doing...

Watch the videos and make sure that you are doing your knit stitch properly. There is the chance that you could be knitting into the back loop and twisting the stitch and making it tighter on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By trvvn5
When I do a gauge swatch, I knit about 20...

When I do a gauge swatch, I knit about 20 stitches and then I pick a set of stitches in the middle and measure one inch and count the number of stitches in that inch. I don't really know if that's...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By trvvn5
I would imagine it would depend on the number of...

I would imagine it would depend on the number of stitches and weight of yarn. If you can fit the stitches on the needles without losing any then I don't see a problem with that. I'd imagine it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By trvvn5
I noticed when I first started knitting that the...

I noticed when I first started knitting that the needles felt clumsy. And even now that I have gotten so used to using circular needles for all my knitting, if I go back to using straight needles...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By trvvn5
Off topic, avatar, Oh Jensen. How I love you...

Off topic, avatar, Oh Jensen. How I love you...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-04-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By trvvn5
If you don't increase, it causes the edge to look...

If you don't increase, it causes the edge to look like the bottom of a bell. Well, depending on what pattern you are starting. Most patterns are tighter than a garter stitch border and will pull in...
Forum: General Knitting 08-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,248
Posted By trvvn5
I've never timed myself either. But I have...

I've never timed myself either. But I have definately noticed that I have a comfortable speed and when I try to push beyond that I start making mistakes and have to go back and redo things anyway. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-03-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By trvvn5
OMG..this is one of the best ideas ever. I never...

OMG..this is one of the best ideas ever. I never thought to do this, because I always end up with one sleeve that's perfect and then I end up frogging the other sleeve over and over agian trying to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-28-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,817
Posted By trvvn5
That is just gorgeous. I have two neices that I...

That is just gorgeous. I have two neices that I think will be getting these for christmas presents.
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