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Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By lewister
You typically see that type of centered double...

You typically see that type of centered double decrease listed as s2kp or sometimes cdd. And I usually see the directions as being to slip the two stitches together. Mine never looks right when I do...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By lewister
Could you define what you mean by even? If it's...

Could you define what you mean by even? If it's the pattern GrumpyGramma posted, it looks to me like the edges come out even, as in straight, but it's probably going to look wonky until you block it.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By lewister
A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the...

A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the bottom of her kids socks to keep them from sliding around. Totally washable and you could try to blend in with the colors of your yarns.
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By lewister
On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing...

On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing both. (Or could be. Some people seam their underarms.)

You'd cast on stitches for the underarm at the time you're placing the sleeve stitches on...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lewister
I had just seen something with this the other...

I had just seen something with this the other day. Had to go find it again, though.

She came up with a variation of the slipped stitch method...
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By lewister
Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles...

Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles to see if you can get closer to row gauge without impacting stitch gauge too much. That is way off on rows. Can we assume you're making a large gauge...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By lewister
I have all my stash listed (yes, all, it's easier...

I have all my stash listed (yes, all, it's easier when you do it from the beginning!) for a few of reasons.

It helps me tie yarn to a project easily, which then let's me go back to see how I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By lewister
Not sure, but it's possible 2x2 uses less yarn....

Not sure, but it's possible 2x2 uses less yarn. (Logic of extra yarn that happens between knit and purl and there'd be fewer of them in 2x2.) You could try 3x1 or 1x3 or 3x3 or seed stitch or...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By lewister
I tend to be working in heavier weights because...

I tend to be working in heavier weights because of my charity knitting (and my desire to complete things quickly!) but I do find when I'm designing I lean toward the lighter yarns. And I live in a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By lewister
I use something similar to these floor mats...

I use something similar to these floor mats...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By lewister
Purl Bee tutorial...

Purl Bee tutorial (http://www.purlbee.com/2008/01/23/attached-i-cord-tutorial/) for attached (not applied) i-cord - she's adding to around the top of a slipper with a provisional cast-on and grafting...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By lewister
But on the upside, you can build buzz for your...

But on the upside, you can build buzz for your upcoming release by having it public in a project or for testing. And, testing publicly more easily gets projects attached to your pattern - an...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,317
Posted By lewister
What kind of fiber are you using that would be...

What kind of fiber are you using that would be slippery. Not everything can be spit spliced.

Plain wool and other animal fibers, I spit splice. Superwash wool, acrylics and most synthetics, I use a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By lewister
Whut is right! Looking at the picture (and...

Whut is right!

Looking at the picture (and ignoring reference to elastic in the directions), you need to pick up stitches in the finished edge around the scarf, joining for working in the round when...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,196
Posted By lewister
Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is...

Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is another good online stitch directory. You can look things up by name or by type. Or even by number of stitches wide.

The Harmony Guides typically...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By lewister
Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really...

Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really won't be able to tell precisely what you'll get until you actually play with the yarn. I just worked a hat in a cotton blend that I thought would have a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,324
Posted By lewister
Your challenge there is that - even though the...

Your challenge there is that - even though the yarn weight might be the same - cotton doesn't act the same as a wool/silk blend. It'll be heavier, might sag out of shape, could result in a stiffer...
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