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Forum: Pattern Central 04-04-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By lindainbathurst
I found a Union Jack chart here. Scroll down....

I found a Union Jack chart here. Scroll down. Hope you can incorporate it into a basic hat pattern?
http://www.breienmetplezier.nl/Breipatronen/vlaggen.htm
Forum: How-to Questions 03-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By lindainbathurst
I believe your pattern wants you to increase the...

I believe your pattern wants you to increase the number of stitches by casting on more stitches at the beginning of each wrong side row. If they wanted you to simply increase into next stitches, most...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By lindainbathurst
It seems that after you knit the body of your...

It seems that after you knit the body of your bear you have split those 16 stitches into two 8-stitch legs. Knit only 8 stitches and put the remaining 8 stitches on a holder for when it comes time to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,351
Posted By lindainbathurst
A crochet border works also if you can crochet.

A crochet border works also if you can crochet.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,885
Posted By lindainbathurst
The number of stitches you have when it says to...

The number of stitches you have when it says to change to double point needles can be divided more or less evenly on your three needles. Make sure to place a marker of some sort to know where the...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-26-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By lindainbathurst
There is also the Double Hourglass, also called...

There is also the Double Hourglass, also called Wavy Ribbing pattern that I have in one of my stitch books. It gives pretty much the same look as lizard, except the pattern develops vertically...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-26-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,624
Posted By lindainbathurst
I don't see why you can't substitute yarn. By...

I don't see why you can't substitute yarn. By chance, do your patterns call for a specific yarn that is DK 4-ply? If so, there are no rules in knitting that say you must use a certain yarn. If you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-26-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By lindainbathurst
This is my understanding of your...

This is my understanding of your pattern:

Head:
Garter stitch for 7 rows = knit 7 rows.

Eyes:
K5, K1 in contrast color (eye), K4, K1 in contrast color, K5
Repeat for a 2nd row = knit 5 stitches the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By lindainbathurst
I agree that crochet uses more yarn, but it is...

I agree that crochet uses more yarn, but it is quicker than knitting.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-06-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By lindainbathurst
Are you decreasing more rows to accommodate the...

Are you decreasing more rows to accommodate the extra stitches you added in order to get to the correct number of stitches at the end to sew closed? That could cause a more pointed look. I find that...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-03-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By lindainbathurst
The wrap and turn stitches are used on the soles...

The wrap and turn stitches are used on the soles only. For the rest of the pattern you are simply turning, slipping a stitch, and knitting the other way. This is giving shape to the toe. You are...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-02-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,750
Posted By lindainbathurst
I'm still waiting for my invitation from Ravelry...

I'm still waiting for my invitation from Ravelry to be processed.:shrug: :poke:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By lindainbathurst
Hi Angie. I live in New Brunswick, too! Bathurst....

Hi Angie. I live in New Brunswick, too! Bathurst. I do a lot of felted slippers. Felting shrinkage I guesstimate about 20%??? For example, I have a size 8 foot. Before felting, my slippers feel about...
Forum: Crochet! 02-28-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By lindainbathurst
I was turned on to crochet by a cousin when I was...

I was turned on to crochet by a cousin when I was about 17. Do you have anyone around to show you? I think that is the best way. The stitches themselves are not difficult, and if you can follow a...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,332
Posted By lindainbathurst
I think I found it!:yay: It looks familiar, and...

I think I found it!:yay: It looks familiar, and the pattern even looks familiar.
http://freevintageknitting.com/afghans/knitted-zig-zag-afghan-pattern.html
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,750
Posted By lindainbathurst
Whaaaa! Those pattern generators look like great...

Whaaaa! Those pattern generators look like great tools, but also intimidating. I'm sure that once you start with them they are user-friendly, but it's just one of those mind-over-matter, fear of the...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,332
Posted By lindainbathurst
Thanks! The scarf looks somewhat similar. When I...

Thanks! The scarf looks somewhat similar. When I have the determination to do an afghan-sized project, I will have something to refer to.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By lindainbathurst
Knitting 1886 Style

Found something interesting! It's a pdf file of an old book titled, "The Lady's Book of Knitting." Published in 1886. The description of double knitting had me scratching my head. I think in those...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-27-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,595
Posted By lindainbathurst
Was it a felted purse? I found this site thanks...

Was it a felted purse? I found this site thanks to Jan in CA when she found someone a poncho link. Scroll down. It's the Romantic Ruffles Felted Handbag.
http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By lindainbathurst
To the best of my knowledge, it is not found free...

To the best of my knowledge, it is not found free on the internet. I bought the pattern at my local knitting store. Website info on the pattern is http://www.fibertrends.com. I like the Alpine Boot...
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By lindainbathurst
This is a great site. Language barriers do not...

This is a great site. Language barriers do not have to be an issue. I have an old knitting instruction binder that covers translations for some languages, but you can't beat a real person. Having...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-25-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,332
Posted By lindainbathurst
Looking for chevron lace afghan pattern

Hi folks. Years ago my ex-boyfriend's mom gave me an afghan pattern. I lost it. I have hunted the internet, searched through books, asked friends, and I can't find a similar one. Hope my description...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-25-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,750
Posted By lindainbathurst
Looking for circular needle pullover or cardigan patterns

Hi folks. I made a cardigan on circular needles that was in one piece from the bottom up. I loved it because I didn't have to make sure my sleeves and back/front had the same number of rows, etc. Any...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By lindainbathurst
Are you perhaps slipping the stitch off the left...

Are you perhaps slipping the stitch off the left needle and dropping it nowhere? If so, slip stitch means that you transfer the stitch from the left needle to the right needle, usually in a purlwise...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By lindainbathurst
Lightbulb Three needle bind off is a pain!! I hate it. For...

Three needle bind off is a pain!! I hate it. For those of you who can crochet a bit, try slip stitching the outer sole and the cuff part. Very quick and easy. Gives a great look.

I have received...
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