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Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By cawhouston
Clean Stockinette Edge

I've watched videos on seaming and picking up stitches for button bands. They generally recommend stockinette edges to provide a good trench for these tasks and since the edge will fold under (and...
Forum: General Knitting 06-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By cawhouston
Gauge: Why both sts and rows?

Why does a pattern swatch specify both stitches and rows?

Seems as though there are two dependent variables (stitches per 4", rows per 4") and only one control variable (needle size) once the yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By cawhouston
This is the instruction from the pattern....

This is the instruction from the pattern. "Tension: 25 sts and 32 rows to 10 x10cm in patt used 4mm needles."

The instruction said in pattern. It seems to me that if you gauge in stockinette then...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By cawhouston
OMG - Sweater Entirely too Small

The entire sweater is ribbed with repeat (p2,k,sl1yib,k) using DK yarn and 4mm needles. Gauge in pattern is 25 stitches /4 inches. After casting on according to pattern and knitting a couple rows I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-03-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By cawhouston
Widen Sleeves

I've knitted two sleeves 17" long. They were knitted flat, tapered out, and raglan shaped and I will seam them to the other pieces. Unfortunately they are too tight and I need to widen them over the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By cawhouston
Thanks GrumpyG, Your link is the pattern I'm...

Thanks GrumpyG,

Your link is the pattern I'm doing and the people at Artesano Yarns have been prompt and helpful and confirmed what you said in your post.

Basically I have a nub on both ends of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By cawhouston
Increases for Sleeves

I purchased a pattern for a Cricket Jumper (men's sweater) designed by
Sue Hanmore and I do not understand the directions for increases to the sleeves.

I cast on 59 stitches and the basic pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By cawhouston
Sweaters - in the round or by panels?

Are sweaters typically knitted in the round or are they knitted flat and then sewn?

If sewn, are there videos on how to sew the panels?

I once knitted a doll sweater which I did in the round neck...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-17-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By cawhouston
For me, learning to read/recognize stitches was...

For me, learning to read/recognize stitches was one of my key learnings for knitting. I have done K1, S1 before and I always peeked at the stitch in the row directly below to keep track. The columns...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By cawhouston
It's for the above reasons I do toe up, two socks...

It's for the above reasons I do toe up, two socks at a time. I spent a lot of time on the internet searching for techniques for the cast on, and for the heel, but it was worth the research.

You...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By cawhouston
Wool of the Andes Bulky. They did not have all...

Wool of the Andes Bulky. They did not have all the exact colors so we picked a couple that were close enough and were able to go single source, single manufacturer.
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By cawhouston
Thanks all for your help. I finally went with...

Thanks all for your help. I finally went with Knitpicks because it was the easiest for me to use. Filtered on weight, then found a brand that had all the colors wanted.
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By cawhouston
I always migrate stitches. For me, it eliminates...

I always migrate stitches. For me, it eliminates ladders. If i start with 5 sts on 4 needles, at the end of the round I may have 4, 6, 7, 3. The next round I will have a different count. This is...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By cawhouston
It's a "Dr. Who" scarf that uses a chunky yarn at...

It's a "Dr. Who" scarf that uses a chunky yarn at 14 sts/4 inches and #10 needles. I need approximately 150 gm of cream, 200 gm of dark brown, 150 gm of brick, 100 gm of beige, 100 gm of grey, 100 gm...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By cawhouston
Buying Yarn by Color

I'm making a scarf and need 7-8 basic colors; e.g. rust, cream, brick, etc.

I've looked at several web sites and they all search by brand, weight, and material. I did not see any that had a search...
Forum: General Knitting 06-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,107
Posted By cawhouston
Knitting Magazine

I'm want to subscribe to a magazine that focuses more on techniques and less on actual patterns and human interest stories. I did a quick google and found Creative Knitting, Fashion Knitting,...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By cawhouston
I receive email notification when someone...

I receive email notification when someone replies, but (I believe) it is for only the first reply of the day and not for subsequent replies on that day.
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By cawhouston
I do not subscribe to any of the forums. The only...

I do not subscribe to any of the forums. The only email I get from this website is the first response of the day to my post. The spam email has the identical format as in the email I just received...
Forum: General Knitting 05-29-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By cawhouston
Getting spam in response to my posts

Generally a week after posting to any of these forums I get an email response to my post. While directly referencing my post the message itself is incoherent and not about knitting. I delete hoping...
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By cawhouston
Knitting as a Business?

Recently I knitted two sweaters for my daughter's dogs. While researching patterns and techniques on the internet I noticed 2 -3 companies that would knit custom pet sweaters from measurements...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-18-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By cawhouston
Sock Heel Turn Pattern Question

I'm having problems turning the heel for a toe up socks from a Knitpicks.com pattern. Before the heel turn I knitted (per the pattern) the heel flap and have 19 stitches on the needle with markers...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-14-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By cawhouston
slip purlwise, yarn back or front?

I'm knitting two at a time, toe up socks. When working the heel bottom the instruction says to slip purlwise. By convention, is the yarn in the front or the back when not specifically stated?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By cawhouston
Pattern Gauge

When a pattern gives a gauge and the pattern also requires both knitting flat and in the round, does the designer assume:
a) the same gauge for both, and
b) if so, that the knitter can actually knit...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By cawhouston
A Comment on Videos

I really appreciate those who take time to post knitting videos on the internet. Much of my learning comes from videos and trial and error. I literally watch hours of videos and that is what prompts...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,370
Posted By cawhouston
Thanks all! I tried the Norwegian Purl and it...

Thanks all!

I tried the Norwegian Purl and it seems to have tightened my stitches.

My tenstion is still inconsistent but hopefully that will come with practice.
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