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Forum: Pattern Central 11-22-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
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Question An easy pattern for mittens with alpaca yarn?...

An easy pattern for mittens with alpaca yarn? I've never made mittens, and I've seen patterns for using 3 needles, and patterns for using 2. What should I try, given this is my 1st attempt at making...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-22-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By dufort
Question mittens pattern

I've never made mittens and a friend gave me some alpaca yarn to make her mittens. Any ideas on a pattern?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By dufort
No, it was k1 p1 ribbing. I don't have a...

No, it was k1 p1 ribbing. I don't have a picture, and I already mailed it to my sister. It didn't look that bad but I wanted it to be perfect!!!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By dufort
border curled

I just finished a beautiful cabled cardigan but after I sewed the buttons on and buttoned it up, the border curled a little - like the buttons were pulling the border and making a wavy result. I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-06-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
Thank you! That site is very helpful. I've been...

Thank you! That site is very helpful. I've been practicing buttonholes for 3 days. I'll be an expert when I'm through! Thanks to everyone for your help.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
I just figured out that this loop that I'm...

I just figured out that this loop that I'm getting on the wrong side is formed when I start the continuation of the row after finishing the buttonhole. The yarn has to pass over the end of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
Well, I've been practicing these buttonholes and...

Well, I've been practicing these buttonholes and they are a pain!!! I guess I'm doing it correctly but they don't look as good on the WS as I think they should. Like an extra loop near one end of...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
Are they supposed to look twisted? I read...

Are they supposed to look twisted?

I read someplace that in this case slipping the stitch as if to k or as if to p will come out looking the same. ???

still confused.............
Forum: How-to Questions 02-03-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
I think I did it. I must have been slipping the...

I think I did it. I must have been slipping the st off the needle like you said. It's just really really really tight! And with each new st it seems to be getting tighter. I've got to practice...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-03-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
Yes, it's the cable CO I can't do. I put the...

Yes, it's the cable CO I can't do. I put the needle in between the 2 stitches on the left needle and then after I knit that stitch and move it back to the left needle, it looks twisted. If I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-03-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By dufort
can't make buttonhole!!

I watched Amy's video and I can do the first part of the buttonhole but then you turn it and I can't figure out where she's putting the needle when she's going in behind the stitch on the left...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-01-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By dufort
binding off in ribbing

I have always done binding off in ribbing by knitting the stitches (k1, p1) but I just looked at Amy's video where she uses a darning needle to bind off. Is that a better way?
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By dufort
picking up stitches

I'm picking up stitches along the front edges of a cardigan. I need to pick up 105 stitches along a piece that has about 140 rows, so if I pick up on every other selvage stitch (that loose loop...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By dufort
Wow! What a terrific job!!!!

Wow! What a terrific job!!!!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By dufort
Of course I didn't wash and dry a piece before I...

Of course I didn't wash and dry a piece before I made the sweater!

I can do that now, though!

I'm so glad I asked and got excellent advice from you folks. I really don't want to mess this up. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By dufort
So if a sweater turns out to narrow, for...

So if a sweater turns out to narrow, for instance, and you steam block it to try to stretch it out, there's no point doing that if it's acrylic because it will go back to the original shape when it...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By dufort
Really? No blocking? What's the point of...

Really? No blocking?

What's the point of washing it? Like in the washing machine??? That REALLY makes me nervous!!!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By dufort
blocking question

Now the least fun part - putting the pieces together. Everything I read says to block before seaming. My yarn is 100% acrylic. Is steam the best blocking method for that yarn? Any suggestions...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By dufort
double decreases

In shaping sleeves, instructions call for 2 dec at each side for several rows. My book says to simply k 3 sts tog to dec 2 sts. Is there a neater way, particularly a way to slant in different...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-08-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By dufort
knitting boards?

I saw a knitting board in a catalogue and wonder if this might be good for my young niece who is having difficulty learning how to knit. Also my sister who recently had a stroke is doing physical...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By dufort
When (and how) would a person want to use 2...

When (and how) would a person want to use 2 circular needles simultaneously?

(Just curious.)

Sounds pretty complicated.

??
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By dufort
Yes, it's just 1 stitch on each side. It'll look...

Yes, it's just 1 stitch on each side. It'll look so much better doing both decreases on the front of the piece! I can't understand why the directions were written doing it the other way.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By dufort
Yeah, I'm thinking......how is this answering my...

Yeah, I'm thinking......how is this answering my question about decreasing on the wrong side?

I thought.....boy, now I'm REALLY confused!

The directions for this pattern are bugging me. Now I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By dufort
Thank you. My library is pathetic, but I will...

Thank you. My library is pathetic, but I will try a book store. I don't want a beginner's book so I'll skip the bitchin' book. I want a good reference book.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By dufort
stitch 'n bitch book

There are many references to this book. Is it recommended?
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