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Forum: How-to Questions 01-20-2008, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Spinto
Some people and patterns will call it casting...

Some people and patterns will call it casting off, but you may be more familiar with the term "binding off." I assume you've made at least one project (or thirty...) before starting a sweater, so...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-20-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Spinto
I've actually made this pattern before -- it's...

I've actually made this pattern before -- it's quite lovely.

Yes, that is the hole you make where later you will pick up stitches and knit the thumb. You just do exactly what it says. Without...
Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,937
Posted By Spinto
How about a self-patterning yarn? Paton's Soy...

How about a self-patterning yarn? Paton's Soy Wool Stripes (can't find a retailer online, but popular craft store Michaels carries this yarn) is a yarn that can be hard to work with as it's not...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,096
Posted By Spinto
I don't think there's anything you can do now,...

I don't think there's anything you can do now, short of breaking in and looting her house. In the future, don't let her take your stuff. If you keep it out of her hands in the first place, you won't...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Spinto
That's what you should be doing, so either a) you...

That's what you should be doing, so either a) you have the incorrect number of stitches in your row, b) your counting is off, or, more farfetched, c) you're binding off one extra stitch in each BO...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Spinto
I teach knitting at a summer camp, and my...

I teach knitting at a summer camp, and my children are from 8-12 years old. The pattern I start them off with is a bookmark -- CO 6 sts, k all rows until work measures 4 inches, BO, weave in ends....
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By Spinto
I think you should pick the shawl with the lace...

I think you should pick the shawl with the lace pattern that most appeals to you, regardless of shape. If you love the look of the material, you're going to care far less if it's a triangle or...
Forum: General Knitting 01-18-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Spinto
The skin on your palms, particularly your...

The skin on your palms, particularly your fingertips, is the thickest skin on your body (besides the soles of your feet). This is the reason why even people who grab poison ivy don't get a reaction...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2008, 12:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By Spinto
Another alternative to chairs OR buying swifts is...

Another alternative to chairs OR buying swifts is getting your yarn wound at the store. I've never heard of a LYS that didn't have a ball-winding apparatus, so when you buy yarn in hanks at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By Spinto
If you mean the first stitch you're knitting to...

If you mean the first stitch you're knitting to join in the round, it's possible that your cast-on was uneven. If you mean the first stitch in every round, which can sometimes be a problem, think...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Spinto
Very basically, instead of putting your needle...

Very basically, instead of putting your needle through the stitch from left to right, you put it through from right to left. So instead of using the front of the loop, you stick your right-hand...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By Spinto
If at first you don't succeed, you fail. ;D You...

If at first you don't succeed, you fail. ;D

You made the cake? That's so funny! Ironically, I've seen a picture on google images of someone who made a giant cake that looks like the companion cube,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Spinto
I think maybe it's a little nobby on top of the...

I think maybe it's a little nobby on top of the hat, like you often see on traditional-looking berets.
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By Spinto
COMPANION CUBE. I just had a Portalgasm. And then...

COMPANION CUBE. I just had a Portalgasm. And then died and went to Portal heaven. And was resurrected via portal. Oh my god.

When you post this pattern, I will explo---I mean, start knitting it...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Spinto
A few rows only 4 (or 3, depending on how many...

A few rows only 4 (or 3, depending on how many DPNs you were using) stitches around? This can be done on just two needles, and is called i-cord.

Put all of your stitches on one needle, then slide...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 116,268
Posted By Spinto
I MUST make this! My DBF always takes his lunch...

I MUST make this! My DBF always takes his lunch to work in a brown paper bag. Even if he doesn't use it, I'm sure it'll still get a big laugh.

Thanks so much for linking this pattern!
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Spinto
Magic loop or two circulars will probably be what...

Magic loop or two circulars will probably be what I end up resorting to, but there's really nothing like the endless, uninterrupted knitting of one appropriately-sized circular... sigh...

Thanks for...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,777
Posted By Spinto
1.) What is your favorite quick project to...

1.) What is your favorite quick project to knit?
Hats. I'm a hat fiend. I probably have twenty that I hardly even wear.

2.) What is your favorite involved project to knit?
Lace garments: shirts,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-03-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,492
Posted By Spinto
Lovely! Is that Totem Pole lace? I love the...

Lovely! Is that Totem Pole lace? I love the pattern, and you executed it beautifully. :D
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-03-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By Spinto
You just started knitting in August and you're...

You just started knitting in August and you're already doing stranded knitting with four colors? Great work! Very impressive. :D
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,617
Posted By Spinto
That's a beautiful yarn, and with those 1250...

That's a beautiful yarn, and with those 1250 yards on the skein, you can probably make a shawl and a little capelet, too! Whatever you make will be lovely, I'm sure. And don't worry if your lace...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Spinto
Has anyone used KA Classic Circs?

I'm about to start a project -- lace thigh-high legwarmers in a fingering weight yarn -- that calls for three sizes of DPNs. Trouble is, the thought of doing over 200 rows of 76 stitches on...
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