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Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2007, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By AidanM
It's important when you purl the way that you're...

It's important when you purl the way that you're describing to carefully observe the way the stitch hangs on the needle. If it looks really open, then you should knit (or purl) through the back. If...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By AidanM
If you knit about 7 rows of stockinette and then...

If you knit about 7 rows of stockinette and then do a purl row, that will stop it from rolling any further. In case you want a rolled edge at the bottom of your sweater, or something. I found that...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By AidanM
This is why I like circular sweaters. Neck-down...

This is why I like circular sweaters. Neck-down patterns are great for doing cardigans without seams. I don't like seaming, as it's so fiddly and I never feel like I'm doing as good a job as I could...
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,031
Posted By AidanM
I jump around depending on how I'm feeling. When...

I jump around depending on how I'm feeling. When I get bored, I'll use Eastern knitting to keep my interest. I just have to watch my tension, since I tend to get tight when I knit Eastern. When doing...
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By AidanM
You could double knit them like in that article...

You could double knit them like in that article on the latest knitty...I'm gonna do that on my next pair of socks.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By AidanM
You could undo the bind off and then when you do...

You could undo the bind off and then when you do it again try binding off 2 or 3 stitches at a time at the peaks - It would be just like a k2tog or a k3tog.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By AidanM
Nona doesn't knit the entire ribbing combined,...

Nona doesn't knit the entire ribbing combined, just the one purl stitch right after a knit stitch - She uses it to tighten up that particular knit stitch which sits right next to a purl stitch. Yes,...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By AidanM
It's no surpsise that the pasta ends up gummy -...

It's no surpsise that the pasta ends up gummy - The starches in most pastas make them like to stick. That's why it's generally a good idea to stir your pasta, or at least have it at a fast boil...
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,617
Posted By AidanM
Just knit the boys a willy warmer and ask...

Just knit the boys a willy warmer and ask everyone how homey they think /that/ is. ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 09-09-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By AidanM
Do you have the French original?

Do you have the French original?
Forum: General Knitting 09-08-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,462
Posted By AidanM
http://www.knitty.com/blog/ This is how I keep up...

http://www.knitty.com/blog/
This is how I keep up with knitty. She's just said that it should be out by Monday, but that her coder has come down with a nasty cold which slows her down.
Forum: General Knitting 09-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By AidanM
It's more like a combination of Western and...

It's more like a combination of Western and Eastern knitting than of Continental and English knitting. In Eastern knitting, the stitches sit in the opposite way on the needles from Western knitting....
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,757
Posted By AidanM
As with most things, it just takes time. You may...

As with most things, it just takes time. You may never feel totally at home with Continental knitting, but you can definitely master it.

Side note: Has anyone ever noticed how the way that Amy...
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,345
Posted By AidanM
I'm in Newport, Oregon. Howdy neighbour! Moving...

I'm in Newport, Oregon. Howdy neighbour!
Moving to Portland soon - I'm excited, there are at least 4 yarn shops that are within walking distance of campus. HEHE!!
Forum: General Knitting 09-05-2006, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By AidanM
I agree.[/quote] Ditto.

I agree.[/quote]
Ditto.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2006, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By AidanM
I find that my 1x1 ribbing (1 knit, 1 purl) looks...

I find that my 1x1 ribbing (1 knit, 1 purl) looks like stockinette on each side when knit at a firm gauge. To knit in a firm gauge, you would use needles slightly smaller than those reccomended for...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By AidanM
I totally thought it said "The 7th...

I totally thought it said "The 7th Gusset"
Forum: General Knitting 08-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By AidanM
I do a ribbed cuff on all my socks to keep them...

I do a ribbed cuff on all my socks to keep them from slouching, and then for a basic sock the rest is stockinette.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-28-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,593
Posted By AidanM
Probably a hold over from a long time ago....

Probably a hold over from a long time ago. Scissors used to be quite expensive, and worsted weight wool yarns are actually quite easy to break by hand. I sometimes break my yarns with my hands when I...
Forum: General Knitting 08-28-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,746
Posted By AidanM
- My sweater - My scarf - My socks - My dorm...

- My sweater
- My scarf
- My socks
- My dorm blanket
- Bake as many batches of chocolate chip cookies as required to feed family members.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-26-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,662
Posted By AidanM
It reminds me of those baja hoodies! I looove...

It reminds me of those baja hoodies! I looove those. And yours looks really great - The ombre really did turn out lovely.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-26-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,662
Posted By AidanM
I like it - How does it fit?

I like it - How does it fit?
Forum: General Knitting 08-22-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By AidanM
Do you hold your needles like when you hold...

Do you hold your needles like when you hold pencils to write, or like you'd hold a knife handle when chopping food?
Forum: How-to Questions 08-22-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By AidanM
If you plan to wash your sweater, you should wash...

If you plan to wash your sweater, you should wash it in the manner that you would wash your sweater.

If you are using a wool product that does not say "Superwash" on it or is not blended with...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-22-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By AidanM
I'm not sure how you'd shape a sleeve cap like...

I'm not sure how you'd shape a sleeve cap like that...Possible, yes? Possible with your pattern? Who's to say. I know that drop-shoulder garments are made this way sometimes and that traditonal fair...
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