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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By RochesterKnitter
Are you knitting flat or in the round? If flat,...

Are you knitting flat or in the round?

If flat, you likely just have the needles in the wrong hands.

If in the round, you likely inverted your tube/project.
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Vinegar is simply the poor man's version of...

Vinegar is simply the poor man's version of Woolite (or any other wool wash brand).
https://www.google.com/#q=washing+wool+in+vinegar

Vinegar is a natural cleaner and deodorizer and is used for many...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-15-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Is the table solid (pedestal/stand) or open...

Is the table solid (pedestal/stand) or open (legged) underneath?

1) Ties under the table.
http://www.marthastewart.com/907148/tablecloth-anchor
2) Ties under the corners (about/inside the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You need to account for these two sts. What...

You need to account for these two sts.

What pattern are you making?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By RochesterKnitter
As SalmonMac said, the instructions use 24sts but...

As SalmonMac said, the instructions use 24sts but you say you have 26. By chance do you have 2 selvedge sts, one on each end?

If so, then...
Selvedge1, (K8, kfb x4) x2, Selvedge1
Forum: Pattern Central 04-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 232
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Are you using a self-ruffling yarn that has...

Are you using a self-ruffling yarn that has "holes" along the edge?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sugar-plum-6/people
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Your "pattern" is seed stitch. So... Next Row:...

Your "pattern" is seed stitch. So...

Next Row: Work 19sts in seed st. Bind off next 31 sts in seed stitch. Work remaining 19 sts in seed st.
You will now have something like this...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
ssk
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Posted By RochesterKnitter
A SSK (slipping the 1st two sts individualy knit...

A SSK (slipping the 1st two sts individualy knit wise) twists each st separately before knitting them together, causing them to lean to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You may have made the new stitch on the previous...

You may have made the new stitch on the previous row but not completely dropped the old stitch, thus resulting in two loops, which seem tighter. If this is the case, you can figure out which loop...
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Depends. Did you like the weave of the 3.5"...

Depends.

Did you like the weave of the 3.5" sandal? If so, use the same size needle but adjust (CO extra sts, work a few more rows).

If the weave was a bit tight and you would like it to be...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-06-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By RochesterKnitter
By all means, DON'T undo all your hard work just...

By all means, DON'T undo all your hard work just to join a "new ball" of yarn.

While it IS a good rule of thumb to not INTENTIONALLY join yarn in the middle of rows, sometimes it will just happen...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Do you mean that the cable is "cinching' and...

Do you mean that the cable is "cinching' and doesn't seem to lay nicely on the background sts?

Use a looser tension on the cable sts themselves. People tend to knit cables more tightly thinking...
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The hat appears to be worked flat and then...

The hat appears to be worked flat and then seamed.

You have P4 at the start and P4 at the end. Once you seam, thus removing one st from either edge, you will have P3 at the start and P3 at the end....
Forum: Pattern Central 04-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The free patterns that are provided by yarn...

The free patterns that are provided by yarn companies are often abbreviated/brief.

That said, most patterns...
1) don't give buttonhole instructions.
2) don't give reverse side shaping...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You BO at the start of the row rather than the...

You BO at the start of the row rather than the end of the row.

Or, you BO at the start but from the WS not the RS.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By RochesterKnitter
K = knit P = Purl O = Over (i.e YO) N =...

K = knit
P = Purl
O = Over (i.e YO)
N = k2tog

More here...
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz/abbreviations.html
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You will be making a mirror image of the left...

You will be making a mirror image of the left side.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The pattern starts with the words "Hat Scarf." ...

The pattern starts with the words "Hat Scarf." This section tells you how many sts to cast on.


Row usually refers to an individual row, worked flat.
Round usually refers to an individual row,...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You are making a cluster. As the directions...

You are making a cluster.

As the directions say, you will move some sts to a cable needle (or any dpn). Then you will wrap the working yarn around these sts (around the base, like a ribbon around...
Forum: General Knitting 04-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By RochesterKnitter
So in conclusion, what I got from this is...

So in conclusion, what I got from this is that...

These increases paired up the center of a piece of fabric (M1L on left, M1R on right), push the fabric left and right respectively, while themselves...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Did you notice the errata on Ravelry? Does...

Did you notice the errata on Ravelry?



Does this solve your problem?
Forum: Pattern Central 04-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Have you searched on Ravelry? This is a...

Have you searched on Ravelry?


This is a variation of Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth (http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html).
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You will have two sets of live sts (x) separated...

You will have two sets of live sts (x) separated by a section of bound off sts (-). You need to work each set of live sts (each with it own ball of yarn) as directed.


xxxxx-----xxxxx
Forum: Pattern Central 04-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Yes. The pattern may be something like...

Yes.

The pattern may be something like 4sts/inch.
You may get something like 6sts/inch.

You then would need to adjust all the st counts for your gauge.
Given st count / 4 = Y x 6 = New st...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-01-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You could make Fezzwig with DK yarn (lighter...

You could make Fezzwig with DK yarn (lighter weight sweater/jacket), or even DK yarn held double (close to pattern), just adjust for your gauge.
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