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Forum: How-to Questions 03-07-2008, 05:18 PM
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Posted By deadringer
Here is a pretty good link that may help you. I'm...

Here is a pretty good link that may help you. I'm not sure what to tell about the loose purl stitches along the edges. but you might want to try some of the ideas here, and see how your work looks....
Forum: How-to Questions 01-26-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By deadringer
Here's a link that describes it. ...

Here's a link that describes it.

http://almostrandom.com/needlesnhooks/pattern/whirlygig-hat/
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By deadringer
I have both the sets of Denise interchangeable...

I have both the sets of Denise interchangeable needles and the Boye needlemaster set. I don't think that the Denise set works very well with ML, because the cable is kind of thick, and stretches the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By deadringer
Binding off fingers

I am knitting these.
http://www.magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/urban.htm
I am ready to bind off the pinky finger. If I bind off in stockinette stitch, do you think it will curl up? Or should I cast...
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By deadringer
Here is a link (in pdf format) for the...

Here is a link (in pdf format) for the adjustments that need to be made in combined knitting.

http://www.grumperina.com/table.pdf
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By deadringer
You could start shaping the thumb by decreasing...

You could start shaping the thumb by decreasing two, like knitting two together at each end, then knit even for a row, and decrease again.
Here is a link to make a rounded top for a mitten, Hope it...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By deadringer
You might want to knit a swatch using the two...

You might want to knit a swatch using the two strands held together. It will definitely change the size. Then you will have to go down in needle size. One time I started on a project that called...
Forum: General Knitting 11-29-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By deadringer
Sure, I'd start on it. You have 8 skeins, and...

Sure, I'd start on it. You have 8 skeins, and the pattern only calls for 4. Now all you have to do is figure out what you are going to do with the other 4 skeins. And, yes, you have the needle...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By deadringer
Here is a link which may help you. ...

Here is a link which may help you.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/FEATtheresa.html
Forum: How-to Questions 11-20-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By deadringer
Thanks for the time you spent helping me out. I...

Thanks for the time you spent helping me out. I think I'll do what you suggested. It sounds like it will work. I'm glad it wasn't just me misinterpreting the directions/ Thanks for the heads up on...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By deadringer
Help with Debblie Bliss rabbit ear

I am trying to make one of the ears in the Toy Knits book for one of the Farmer Rabbits. The instructions say:
Cast on 16 stitches.
**Next two rows K2, sl 1, yf, turn, sl 1, k2
Next two rows K4, sl...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2007, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By deadringer
It might help if you could get your hands on a...

It might help if you could get your hands on a sweater that does fit her, and measure it.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By deadringer
Combined knitting help

Here is a useful site to help you on your way to combined knitting. http://www.grumperina.com/table.pdf
You have to click on the black box to get the conversion table, and you need to have Adobe...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-01-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By deadringer
baby sweater pattern

I did a search on Ebay Canada for baby knitting patterns, and there are a surprising number of vintage pattern books on there. What I would do, is e-mail some of the sellers, and see if they...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-26-2007, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,307
Posted By deadringer
What I do for firm edge stitches is, knit the...

What I do for firm edge stitches is, knit the first stitch, insert the needle in the second stitch, and stop. Give the yarn a tug, and knit the second stitch. It will tighten right up.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-21-2007, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By deadringer
Help with British English, I think

I am knitting this baby bunting bag, and I am at the top of the back piece, and getting ready to decrease for the neckline. It says to adjust after one row on the wrong side. So, what am I supposed...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By deadringer
A couple of quick questions

1. Which is better in planning a project? To buy yarn by the total number of ounces or by the total number of yards?

2. If I am knitting something that uses a double strand of yarn, should I...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By deadringer
Your 5 stitches - 1 inch is your knitting gauge. ...

Your 5 stitches - 1 inch is your knitting gauge. Using your yarn for the hat, make a swatch, at least 4 inches square. Measure the swatch, and see if it comes out to the correct gauge. Change...
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By deadringer
Possum fur clothing

OMG! Check out the possum fur clothing on this page, and tell me if you don't laugh yourself silly! I think you can figure out which item I'm referring to.
http://www.nznature.co.nz/ecofur.htm
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By deadringer
I am currently knitting an item, and using elann...

I am currently knitting an item, and using elann luxury merino superwash. It comes in DK weight. I'm using it doubled, and knitting garter stitch. I'm getting 17x34=4 inches on size 7 needles. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By deadringer
Know anything about Schaffhauser yarn?

Back in the 70's, I saw a sweater I wanted to make. You had to send off for the pattern. Never sent off for it. Thought about it again last Christmas, and scoured e-bay for the book. Now I have...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By deadringer
In the picture, they have a sc edge, and I really...

In the picture, they have a sc edge, and I really don't like the look of it. He is leaving for the Middle East, soon, and I would like for him to get some use out of it before he leaves. I may just...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By deadringer
Anyone have any ideas how to finish this?

I am close to completing an afghan for my son. The stitch is not exactly stockinette, but k1, sl 1, and purl the back row. It is still curling to the back. Here's the kicker. In order to make...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-13-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By deadringer
The trick here is to not slip the stitch just...

The trick here is to not slip the stitch just made off the left hand needle. Knit the first stitch, keep it on the needle, bring the yarn in front, and bring the needle into the same stitch to purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,653
Posted By deadringer
I guess I failed to mention that this is a...

I guess I failed to mention that this is a reversible hat. I might be able to do the elastic thread thing, but I would have to be careful that it wasn't noticeable.
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