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Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2014, 05:41 PM
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Posted By teresab
Thanks, I'll run a lifeline first JUST IN...

Thanks, I'll run a lifeline first JUST IN CASE...........
Forum: How-to Questions 05-23-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By teresab
Wish I knew how to link, but I don't!

Wish I knew how to link, but I don't!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By teresab
Cool Adj pattern with short rows

I'm making a shawlette with short row shaping. Original pattern calls for 218 sts and then for the first row of shaping, knit 112 then turn (I know how to do this).

QUESTION: Since I've added two...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-18-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By teresab
cast on at end of row

I'm kniting the "Wingspan" shawl that has 8 right angled triangles. Instructions are to: "knit to end, CO 16 st, turn". What is best cast-on to use here? I can't figure out how to do long-tail...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By teresab
The yarn called for is Squoosh Fiberarts...

The yarn called for is Squoosh Fiberarts Rapture-Sport-6-7 sts per inch. Pattern calls for 6.5 sts per inch and I get 5.5 with my sport wt yarn. I'm a bit confused by Sue's comments and am ready to...
Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By teresab
Hate to be so dumb--where do you find the neck...

Hate to be so dumb--where do you find the neck measurement on the pattern? Are you talking about MY neck measurement?
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By teresab
After reading the last few posts, it really makes...

After reading the last few posts, it really makes me wonder if I want to tax my brain with this top-down cardi.:teehee:
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By teresab
OK, I understand your math but for the next two...

OK, I understand your math but for the next two smaller sizes here's what I figured: Size 32 = 196 sts; Size 29 = 172 sts. A total of 12 sts difference on each size. Which should I use? I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By teresab
Yes, getting back to the "Rhombi" cardi, you said...

Yes, getting back to the "Rhombi" cardi, you said that I should knit to a gauge that creates a nice fabric; pattern calls for 6.5 sts per inch--say I get 5.5 sts. How then do I calculate what size...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By teresab
I want to make the Rhombi open cardigan by Terri...

I want to make the Rhombi open cardigan by Terri Kruse that has a diamond pattern on the collarband. My yarn is Valley Yarn's Northfield, a nice merino and silk blend that knits beautifully on size...
Forum: General Knitting 07-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By teresab
Gauge and pattern size

I, too, have LOTS of trouble getting gauge. I'm using a sport wt yarn and trying to get 26 sts per 4 inches that the pattern calls for. I've gone down to size 3 needle and my swatch is still 4.5...
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By teresab
Smile top-down knitting

Hi: I was wondering if there are any good tutorials or books that fully explain knitting from the top down. I have made a few sweaters that were complete disasters! I've read on Ravelry by other...
Forum: General Knitting 06-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By teresab
Braiding yarn ends to join

Hi: I recently viewed a Youtube video on braiding yarn ends together to avoid having to weave in the ends. I have heard that it's not the best way to join a new yarn, but I would like some input...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By teresab
Exact directions: "*(k1, p1) twice into double...

Exact directions: "*(k1, p1) twice into double yo, k1, rep from *" This makes the stitch count go from 331 sts from prev row to 547 sts after this final row. It makes a nice crochet-like edging. ...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By teresab
damson

Yes, the previous row included a dbl yo and the last row says to k1, p1 twice in the dbl yarnover. So, do I k1, p1 and drop it and then repeat inn the second yo?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By teresab
Smile Damson by Ysolda

I am ready to do the edging (row 109) of this cute little shawl but I'm not certain I understand instructions: "k1, p1 twice into double yo" Does this mean knit 1, purl 1 into first yo then drop it...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By teresab
button band

Hi: I'm knitting the February Lady Sweater and using three 1 inch buttons at the top which is knit in garter st. My question is, should I reinforce the back side of the button, i.e., use grosgrain...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By teresab
Redface markers and yarnovers

Help! After three attempts at starting the "Damson shawl" by Ysolda, I have found that no matter how careful I am, somehow the markers are migrating where the yarnovers are in the pattern. How can...
Forum: General Knitting 11-01-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By teresab
Thanks, I'll try that even though I have a...

Thanks, I'll try that even though I have a front-loading washer I think I can just do a soak cycle followed by the spin.
Forum: General Knitting 10-31-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By teresab
Redface Washing large wool blanket

I'm about to finish my 4 X 6 foot afghan of 100 % wool that is hand wash only. I know! But I don't care for acrylics or any mixture of acrylic and wool. I plan on hand washing it in the bath tub...
Forum: General Knitting 10-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By teresab
Thanks

Thanks for the useful tips. Did you by chance knit any of the other patterns in this book? And, did you just use a single strand of worsted yarn? I will be using chunky weight wool and have...
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By teresab
Wink help with multiples

I want to make an afghan but need to increase the stitch count since I don't want to use big needles (17). It's Leisure Arts "Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans, pg 12, "Comfy" (basketweave). It looks...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By teresab
Angry lace pattern stitch help

Hi: I'm trying an easy lace cardigan with a pattern stitch of 6 sts + 2. Instructions say for guage swatch cast on 26 sts. However, when I do this by row 3 I've somehow lost a stitch and on the next...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By teresab
circular knitting

Yes, the knitting is to be joined. I'll try using a longer needle; that makes sense. Thanks, Teresa
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By teresab
Circular knitting woes

How can I keep stitches from twisting? Pattern calls for 240 sts on 24 in circular needle but they keep twisting. Could I use a little longer needle to start with and then transfer over to the 24...
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