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Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2012, 01:56 AM
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Yes it really does look the same-thank you...

Yes it really does look the same-thank you everyone-I'll make a trip to the store this week. I love this forum!
Forum: General Knitting 08-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By ittybittypretty
I have a Hobby Lobby down the street-I'll check...

I have a Hobby Lobby down the street-I'll check it out-thank you!
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By ittybittypretty
"There are no knitting police"

I had some great advice when I started knitting "There are no knitting police". This applied from everything to how I held my needles (I was never sure if I was doing it 'right'), to how I finished...
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,152
Posted By ittybittypretty
Substitute for Rowan All Season's Cotton-Help pls!

I've taken a long hiatus from knitting, and I came across a boys' sweater that I just have to make. I've been officially bitten by the knitting bug! Its calls for 10 balls of Rowan all season's...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By ittybittypretty
The arm holes shouldn't be a problem-I didn't...

The arm holes shouldn't be a problem-I didn't look too closely at your pattern but since you've done it twice isn't it done by a measurement? ie "work until such and such measures so many inches/cm"?...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By ittybittypretty
The trick with this kind of increase is first:...

The trick with this kind of increase is first: don't slide the stitch off of the left needle until you have completed the the whole series, so you will k1 (don't slide off the left needle yet!), k1,...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By ittybittypretty
Haha, why yes it is. A very little known anime...

Haha, why yes it is. A very little known anime version from 1979. I LOVED this version when I was little (despite crying my eyes out every single time the mermaid dies and turns to sea foam). You can...
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By ittybittypretty
awesome, that's what I thought! thank you so much

awesome, that's what I thought! thank you so much
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By ittybittypretty
So the pattern is for a lace stole, which...

So the pattern is for a lace stole, which technically is just a lace rectangle. The lace pattern is two lines (Row 1, and Row 2), the pattern says it is copyrighted (it's not published in a book, but...
Forum: General Knitting 09-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
Posted By ittybittypretty
I understand how stockinette and garter stitch...

I understand how stockinette and garter stitch patterns aren't copyrightable, is it true of all stitch patterns, including lace? So if I have a pattern for lace, I should be able to make whatever I...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,521
Posted By ittybittypretty
What a cute blanket! I saw this some time ago but...

What a cute blanket! I saw this some time ago but now that I'm expecting a boy this Sept. I may just have to make it. Thanks for the reminder!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
I've never been great with yarn weights. Just a...

I've never been great with yarn weights. Just a quick look at knitpicks shows limited color selection for weights heavier than worsted. If I did two strands of worsted held together would that be...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
RoseFairy, I know! I'm stubborn too! Just for...

RoseFairy,

I know! I'm stubborn too! Just for the sake of trying it I want to do it-just to stick it to the 'knitting man' (although probably a woman..teehee). I feel like I'm a pretty capable...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
I'm highly tempted to just go with the larger...

I'm highly tempted to just go with the larger needles like you say, although I'm not entirely convinced I'm going to get it big enough this way, but it would surely be easier.

I appreciate...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
So what about this?: Using MC and straight...

So what about this?:

Using MC and straight needles, CO 24 sts.
Rows 1-2: K all sts.
Rows 3-4: K all sts.
Row 5 [RS]: Join CC. Kfb twice, sl 4, k12, sl 4, k2. 26 sts.
Row 6: p4, sl 4, p12, sl 4, p2....
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
Just before I came back to the forum to see if I...

Just before I came back to the forum to see if I got any more insight I decided to just cast on my theory for a few rows, and came to the exact same conclusion as I was pulling it all out and came...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
I get what you are saying, as for the baby, Im...

I get what you are saying, as for the baby, Im not planning on making the bottom, I was just going to make the top shell and stuff it, then make to 'backpack' straps. Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
...On the otherhand I am a little narsistic and a...

...On the otherhand I am a little narsistic and a perfectionist, and now I'm dying of curiosity to know why doubling the intructions isn't advisable.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
I was wondering about needle sizes if I chose to...

I was wondering about needle sizes if I chose to go that route, the orginal pattern says needles size 3 and 4. Size 3 is 3.25mm, so doubling that would be 6.5mm or size 10.5 US.

Why do you suggest...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By ittybittypretty
How to make Sheldon the Turtle twice as big...?

If I want to make a pattern twice as big (for example the sheldon turtle pattern from knitty.com http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html ) do I just double each rows' instructions?

For...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By ittybittypretty
If you've never switched needle sizes while...

If you've never switched needle sizes while knitting, all you do is put the new size in your right hand and knit onto it from your left-if you weren't binding off then once all the stitches are off...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By ittybittypretty
On your bind off row switch to a larger (even up...

On your bind off row switch to a larger (even up to 3 sizes larger) needle size-works for me every time.
Forum: General Knitting 12-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,627
Posted By ittybittypretty
Has anyone ever felted garter stitch???

I'm going to be working with some very new knitters that don't know how to purl and was wondering if anyone has ever felted garter stitch and how it turned out. (Any pics would be great!)

I was just...
Forum: Pattern Central 10-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By ittybittypretty
STRIPED soaker pants/shorts PATTERN???

I've never made soakers before but I have a friend requesting something like this 53529

I'm just worried about trying to do the stripes without a pattern because I wouldn't know if they would match...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-09-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By ittybittypretty
That's what I do all the time. 3-needle bind off...

That's what I do all the time. 3-needle bind off provides a really clean join! You'll love it!
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