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Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By butlersabroad
I have no experience of kids of any age but I...

I have no experience of kids of any age but I think knitting some warm weather gear is a wonderful idea. I've always kinda liked those plain hats with a ribbed edge that you can turn up and a huge...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By butlersabroad
That's a nice texture stitch. I'm making zig-zag...

That's a nice texture stitch. I'm making zig-zag socks right now from cheap stripey yarn. The pattern does kfb and cdd, one or the other every 7 stitches to make the zigs and zags. Very cool and a...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By butlersabroad
Nope, you'll be purling the same 3 stitches in...

Nope, you'll be purling the same 3 stitches in both p3tog, so you don't actually lose any stitch count.

P3tog but don't drop off left needle
Yarn over
P3tog into the same 3 stitches as the first...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By butlersabroad
At Least They Saved The Blanket!

Read this is you're not of a squeamish disposition! (http://www.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/news/winchester/11432216.5_000_wasps_found_in_Winchester_bedroom/) Not something you find in your spare bedroom...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By butlersabroad
I think US worsted and UK Aran are similar in...

I think US worsted and UK Aran are similar in gauge. DK is a bit lighter. I just got the wool for a jumper (sweater) from an English magazine and they used King Cole Aran. I took the magazine to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
Remember it's knitted flat, so I'm assuming it...

Remember it's knitted flat, so I'm assuming it must get seemed down the back?
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
Milla Mia is a Swedish company so it could be a...

Milla Mia is a Swedish company so it could be a translated pattern too. I was thinking back to that one lady with that weird DROPS pattern we both tried to decipher!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
What she said! You'll be back to 38 stitches...

What she said! You'll be back to 38 stitches again, although you'll have to do a M1 in as you've got four stitches on one needle after the decreases and five on the other, and you should have five...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
You only did 3 decreases here so there should be...

You only did 3 decreases here so there should be 5 stitches left not 4, but the first section of the shape heel instructions left you with 4 stitches, so why the mis-match! The pattern name would...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
Typically the stitches on the holder are the top...

Typically the stitches on the holder are the top of the foot stitches while you work on the heel, so I would expect to see some that aren't worked at this point. Those are sweet looking little...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
Good catch GG, I think you must be right. As she...

Good catch GG, I think you must be right. As she started with 38 stitches, the heel flap should be between 16 - 19 stitches wide, and she's got two lots of 8 stitches.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By butlersabroad
Hello Helen and welcome to the forum. Does this...

Hello Helen and welcome to the forum.
Does this pattern you're working on have a name? It might help if we could find it and take a look at it. I'm sitting here at work on my lunch break and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By butlersabroad
Very nice, I really like the colours you used. ...

Very nice, I really like the colours you used. Well done for sticking with it, I usually get half way through a scarf and then lose the will to live, lol!! ;)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By butlersabroad
That's a very pretty top and I agree with the...

That's a very pretty top and I agree with the grey colour in preference to the blue too.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By butlersabroad
Everyone is right, those are beautiful socks,...

Everyone is right, those are beautiful socks, well done. You really do have good, even knitting going on there, which is not always easy on something so tiny. :yay:
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By butlersabroad
I've used Little knits before and can recommend...

I've used Little knits before and can recommend them, service is a tad slow to Michigan but they have really good deals. I've also heard good things about WEBS but haven't used them... yet!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-13-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By butlersabroad
Those are all fantastic, I love the moose and the...

Those are all fantastic, I love the moose and the mushrooms the best!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By butlersabroad
Very pretty, I like them all. How old is your...

Very pretty, I like them all. How old is your daughter?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By butlersabroad
Pretty, lovely colours and you know we'd never...

Pretty, lovely colours and you know we'd never spot that a row was missed if you hadn't told us!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-13-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By butlersabroad
I love it! I need a bag of about that size ,...

I love it! I need a bag of about that size , with a longer strap, that I can put over my body when I ride my bike around locally! I reckon you could sell those! I'd be interested if the pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By butlersabroad
Peaches and Cream is a pretty good choice for...

Peaches and Cream is a pretty good choice for someone starting out. It's readily available as Walmart and Meijer carry it too, it comes in lots of colours and it's cheap to buy! The only downside...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By butlersabroad
If it's any help I went from dish cloths to socks...

If it's any help I went from dish cloths to socks with only a failed scarf in-between! Since then I've knit a proper scarf, some fingerless mitts and a couple of cowls but not much else, socks rule...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By butlersabroad
I thought you were going to say that, I...

I thought you were going to say that, I remembered after I posted that you're in Australia.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By butlersabroad
Those are beautiful! The pattern is really nice...

Those are beautiful! The pattern is really nice and I love the colour of the yarn, what make is it?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By butlersabroad
I really like that, having never heard of a...

I really like that, having never heard of a wimple before I was intrigued! It looks like it can be worn in lots of ways, as the mood or the weather dictates. Have a wonderful trip, I'm sure your...
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