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Forum: General Knitting 10-21-2008, 12:48 AM
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Views: 2,039
Posted By knitlover
I hope I understand the problem; my answer to it...

I hope I understand the problem; my answer to it is that when I knit the cuff of socks I used a MUCH LARGER (several sizes larger) size needle for the cast-on row ONLY. It will make that first row...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-09-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By knitlover
using DEbbie Bliss baby pattern for an adult

If you have a small pattern - such as you describe - I'm thinking it would use fingering or sport weight yarn. If you were going to knit it for an adult, you could use worsted weight and heavier...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-05-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By knitlover
Dear Cirrus, I knitted some socks from my...

Dear Cirrus,

I knitted some socks from my husband last summer from bamboo yarn such as you describe. The yarn was soft, very nice to work with and appears to be very strong. I think you've made a...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,395
Posted By knitlover
Well, a little, but I just hope you don't feel...

Well, a little, but I just hope you don't feel inhibited because someone is telling you that this approach to knitting is "right" and that approach (whatever it is) may be wrong! Knitting, in my...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,873
Posted By knitlover
Many high quality yarns intended for sock...

Many high quality yarns intended for sock knitting these days are manufactured with reinforcement threads built into them. They will, of course, be somewhat more expensive that yarns which don't...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,873
Posted By knitlover
As I said previously, I always use reinforcement...

As I said previously, I always use reinforcement of some kind when knitting socks - particularly in the heel and toe area. Another person on the board mentioned using the reinforced stitch - which...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,395
Posted By knitlover
Azlynn, this is Knitlover again responding to...

Azlynn, this is Knitlover again responding to your reply to my comment. I will try to get back to you about the short cirulars with more specific information, but I have to say that I only just...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,395
Posted By knitlover
Azlyn, I SO understand your frustration with...

Azlyn, I SO understand your frustration with double-pointed needles while knitting socks. I love knitting socks, but have never cared much for knitting them on double pointed needles, so I have...
Forum: General Knitting 06-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,873
Posted By knitlover
knitlover

I always use reinforcement when I am knitting socks - in both the heels and the toes, as a matter of fact. And, sadly, the reason I always do this is that I have worn holes in my beautifully - and...
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