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Forum: How-to Questions 09-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The S11 you are reading, is really Sl1. i.e. you...

The S11 you are reading, is really Sl1.

i.e. you aren't to slip 11 sts, you are to slip 1 st.
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Kudos to you for having a BF who listens to you,...

Kudos to you for having a BF who listens to you, and can turn that listening into the perfect gift!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-26-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Are you working your swatches flat? Is the...

Are you working your swatches flat?
Is the sweater worked in-the-round (ITR)?

Most people have a tighter gauge ITR. This can be the difference of several sts.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By RochesterKnitter
I suspect you need to dec 1 st at EACH END of EOR...

I suspect you need to dec 1 st at EACH END of EOR 12 times, then EACH END of every 4th row 6 times.

That should give you the extra dec you need, and create a balanced/even sleeve cap. As is, you...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By RochesterKnitter
This may be the problem. Because you are...

This may be the problem.
Because you are working in garter stitch, doing an inc, working stockinette, doing an increase and then doing garter stitch, the incs may look a bit more "holey."
You're...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-21-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The pattern writers have likely accounted for...

The pattern writers have likely accounted for stretchiness/give in the lower part of the hat. I suspect that the difference you see accounts for this stretchiness.

So, I would correct based on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By RochesterKnitter
1) Are you working in stockinette? 2) Sometimes...

1) Are you working in stockinette?

2) Sometimes the tension may be a little different when working directly before/after a marker.

3) Sounds like your increases would be amenable to "paired"...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-19-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You would do intarsia to start. Then you would...

You would do intarsia to start.

Then you would divide each color in half and knit each half separately for a bit.

Then you would braid the sections to reorder the colors, re-join and knit all the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By RochesterKnitter
When you do the YO, be careful to hold it in...

When you do the YO, be careful to hold it in place on the right needle as you do the Sl 1 and the following K1. The YO can very easily be pulled over the Sl1 and be lost. Thus you end with fewer...
Forum: General Knitting 09-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Agree with SalmonMac. I think its... Inc every...

Agree with SalmonMac.

I think its...
Inc every 6th row till 35 sts
then every 8th row till 37 sts
then add 3 more rows (above 8+ this 3=11).
Forum: General Knitting 09-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By RochesterKnitter
I hope you have joined Ravelry.com. It's a great...

I hope you have joined Ravelry.com. It's a great FREE source for knitting inspiration and information.

Speaking of, I thought you might like seeing some wrap skirt...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Just work some decreases, work the waist length,...

Just work some decreases, work the waist length, then increase back up to the number of sts you started with.

*Determine how much you want to take the waist in first. From this determine how many...
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Yarn/wool is measured by weight (in this case...

Yarn/wool is measured by weight (in this case 100gm), which is used to ESTIMATE the length. No two balls of yarn/wool, despite the same weight, will have the exact length. Variations in thickness...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By RochesterKnitter
I would do a M1R. As long as you are consistent,...

I would do a M1R.

As long as you are consistent, it really doesn't matter.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By RochesterKnitter
It's not uncommon for the first/last stitch of a...

It's not uncommon for the first/last stitch of a provisional CO to get lost/dropped in transition.

Sometimes you can pull the end/tail through and recreate the stitch. (required if you need all sts...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Here are some ideas from Ralvery doing a search...

Here are some ideas from Ralvery doing a search for knitted sweaters with the word...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Leave your work on the needles. Lie it out as...

Leave your work on the needles. Lie it out as evenly and neatly as you can. Measure from the cast on edge up to your needles. When that equals 40.5cm continue to the next step.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By RochesterKnitter
For the smallest size you should...

For the smallest size you should be...

P3
P2tog
(P6, P2tog) x 7
P2

Ending with 55 sts.

The x 7 only applies to what is in the () immediately before.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Yes, you can use a lifeline when KITR. It's no...

Yes, you can use a lifeline when KITR. It's no different than using one when knitting flat, except that the ends of your lifeline will be sticking out from the same point (i.e. the start/end of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By RochesterKnitter
The cookie monster is the more difficult of the...

The cookie monster is the more difficult of the two but, both are doable.

1) You'll need to knit two flat blue circles. Seam together the bottom halves. Sew the coin purse into the top halves. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By RochesterKnitter
You can make similar designs/objects but you...

You can make similar designs/objects but you can't just "convert" a crochet pattern to a knit one (or vice versa).
The sts are made differently giving different results/looks/flow to the fabrics. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Used st count as follows (trying to get 111) Ssk:...

Used st count as follows (trying to get 111)
Ssk: 1-2
[yo, ssk] twice, k3, [k2tog, yo] twice, s2kp, yo, ssk, yo, [k1, yo] 3 times, k1 in next st, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kp: 3-27
[yo, ssk] twice, k3,...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By RochesterKnitter
Just checking... Is the "K1 in next st" described...

Just checking...
Is the "K1 in next st" described as an inc? (i.e. kfb)
What does the s2kp stand for?

It apperas that you should be doing the overall repeat four times.
Forum: Pattern Central 06-20-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By RochesterKnitter
There should be something that says "every 4th...

There should be something that says "every 4th row X times" - the X is the part that seems to be missing.
If it really isn't there then I would inc on row 1 and row 5. THEN on rows 11, 17, 23 until...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By RochesterKnitter
I believe it is just this woman's...

I believe it is just this woman's technique.

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=375468329199280

Instead of creating a wrap, around the next stitch, to be picked up later,
you are creating a...
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