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Forum: Pattern Central 07-21-2016, 07:26 AM
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Ideas Please

I don't know if this is the best place to post this, but here goes.

I knit jumpers for Mary Maxim dolls, which are then displayed for sale in the charity shop where I volunteer. Up to now I have...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-11-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Glad to be of help, Michaela. I hope your project...

Glad to be of help, Michaela. I hope your project is coming along well.

Mine is a Northern Irish accent, which is quite different to the southern Irish accent. Two famous people with a Northern...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Welcome to the forum, Michaela. I don't know how...

Welcome to the forum, Michaela. I don't know how far along your knitting journey you have come, but I wish you well in your knitting travels.

I haven't come across a pattern that doesn't explain the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-07-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Thanks Jan. I understand that the purpose of...

Thanks Jan. I understand that the purpose of using a double strand is to make the yarn bulky. What confuses me is why the pattern talks about using 4 ply worsted weight when 4 ply and worsted weight...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-23-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Thanks Jen, but I am still puzzled. Why does the...

Thanks Jen, but I am still puzzled. Why does the designer talk about taking two strands of 4 ply worsted weight yarn. Secondly, I have now discovered, with the help of an online chart, that your...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-12-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Jinxedone, I thought worsted weight was double...

Jinxedone, I thought worsted weight was double knit. I noticed that the pattern indicated to use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, which doesn't make sense as 4 ply is different again - sport in...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Jan, courtelle is a yarn made by Courtaulds and...

Jan, courtelle is a yarn made by Courtaulds and is acrylic that looks like wool. The ball band says to use 5 mm needles - 8 in American-speak - so maybe I was wrong to use the same size needles with...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-27-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
The slipper still doesn't fit.

I knit the slipper in a bigger size, but it didn't make much difference. I think it might be the yarn that is the problem. The courtelle doesn't stretch that much. In decision mode now - try yet...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
I have knitted a lot of phone covers in...

I have knitted a lot of phone covers in double-knitting style. For the open bind-off this is what I do. Work the first stitch, slip the next stitch on to a stitch holder, knit the 3rd stitch, pass...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-30-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
The slipper was pulled quite tightly around the...

The slipper was pulled quite tightly around the toe, so I was not happy with it. I have done as you suggested and cast on an extra 4 stitches. So far, so good. I am nearing the decreasing...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-14-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Slipper

Well, I completed the slipper, this time in terracotta yarn, but unfortunately the slipper doesn't quite fit. It is supposed to fit a 9 1/2 inch foot, which is what my foot measures, but the slipper...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
You need the cuff to be able to stretch and...

You need the cuff to be able to stretch and you'll only get that with ribbing - it's usually knit one, purl one or knit two, purl two.

Knitting the purls and vice versa gives you moss/basket...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-11-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Phone Cover and Slippers

The phone cover is for my son. I did get it finished but it's done tubular double-knit style and I tried to neaten the last stitch according to instructions someone posted on another group. The...
Forum: General Knitting 01-31-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,300
I can't play it on my laptop either. Not sure I...

I can't play it on my laptop either. Not sure I fancy the arm knitting technique.

Gillian
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-22-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Lovely - well done! Maybe you'll get orders for...

Lovely - well done! Maybe you'll get orders for more?

Gillian
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-12-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Sounds nice - looking forward to a picture. Have...

Sounds nice - looking forward to a picture. Have fun knitting with the black yarn. I'm currently knitting a black phone cover, but keep having to tink because I'm not seeing it well some of the time,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-29-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
This knitting looks beautiful - as good as Kaffe...

This knitting looks beautiful - as good as Kaffe Hasett himself!

I was in Sydney twice - for the Olympics and again in 2003/4 for the wedding of my husband's nephew to a Sydney girl.

On the second...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
I changed my mind about using the Funky Fur yarn...

I changed my mind about using the Funky Fur yarn for this project - I discovered it sheds a lot and don't fancy leaving tiny bits of yarn everywhere I walk when wearing the slippers. Not sure which...
Forum: General Knitting 12-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,383
You've probably already started knitting for your...

You've probably already started knitting for your grandkids by now, but what about hats, scarves and/or mitts?

Enjoy your return to knitting!

Gillian
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,726
Pony and bag both beautiful. I have been to...

Pony and bag both beautiful.

I have been to your part of the world - in 1997 my husband helped with doping control at the World Archery Championships. We stayed in a hotel near the waterfront in...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Looks lovely. How do you find working with large...

Looks lovely. How do you find working with large needles and chunky yarn?

Gillian
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-15-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
Sounds like a good idea, GrumpyGramma. I am...

Sounds like a good idea, GrumpyGramma. I am currently detangling a pile of yarn from a drawer, which includes another lot of fuzzy yarn, and when I succeed in doing that, I'll make another start on...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
Wouldn't you think we'd learn lol? That slipper...

Wouldn't you think we'd learn lol?

That slipper I tried to undo is now a mass of yarn with ends coming out in every direction. I'm making very slow progress with untangling it and will probably get...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-16-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
I sewed it up again and it still wasn't right -...

I sewed it up again and it still wasn't right - nothing like the first slipper. I then made the mistake of trying to undo the seam stitches of the first slipper - and failed miserably. Sigh.

Gillian
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,245
Finished knitting the second fuzzy slipper

I finished knitting it and sewed it up roughly in 'normal' yarn, just in case, and it still doesn't look right. It may have been the way I sewed it, so I have taken out the stitching to try again to...
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