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Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By toddandleah
Thank you everyone! I'm so glad I won't have to...

Thank you everyone! I'm so glad I won't have to rip back to the mistake, it would have been a huge headache! It was bound off, and about two inches of garter stitch and five inches to get to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-26-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By toddandleah
too late to fix dropped stitch

help!

I finished the sleeves on my sweater and as I was looking over the finished work noticed i dropped a stitch. It had only rippled down two or three rows so I can fix that part with the crochet...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By toddandleah
That's a really great technique! Thanks so much...

That's a really great technique! Thanks so much for the link!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By toddandleah
Thanks, I'll have to give that a try. I...

Thanks, I'll have to give that a try.

I haven't started swatching yet, I've just been reading through the pattern and making sure I understand everything. The nice thing is that it's top-down, so...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By toddandleah
PSSO 1st stitch ITR

Has anyone heard of this? Casting on an extra stitch and then when you join in the round pass it over so that it has a firm join. Does it work? That's one of my complaints when I'm working in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-07-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By toddandleah
Booooo!!!!! Well, I guess it had to be. I'll...

Booooo!!!!!

Well, I guess it had to be. I'll get to it tomorrow, I don't have the heart to do it now. Sigh. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep.
Thanks everyone for your help,
L
Forum: How-to Questions 03-06-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By toddandleah
Help! I'm an idiot!

Let me see if I can make this explanation as clear and short as possible. I'm working on a sweater. There's a section of short rows that makes a rounded edge from the back of the sweater up the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By toddandleah
silly me! Sure enough there it is. :doh:...

silly me! Sure enough there it is.
:doh:
Thanks
Leah
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By toddandleah
Measuring Question

I'm working Chocolate Passion Drops 134-55 right now. I'm working the side panel which has garter stitch followed by a cable section. The instructions say to work it until the piece measure 7 1/2...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By toddandleah
Thumbs up thanks everyone this is all very helpful!

thanks everyone this is all very helpful!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-31-2011, 09:21 PM
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Views: 666
Posted By toddandleah
How would you calculate how much yarn to buy?

How would you calculate how much yarn to buy?
Forum: How-to Questions 05-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By toddandleah
Pattern rewrites

For knitting garments, I'm beginning to prefer using finer (sport-sock) yarns. The trouble is, that I'm finding tons of great patterns that are written for worsted/bulky weight. How would one go...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-15-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By toddandleah
you could try google-ing "toe-up sock generator"...

you could try google-ing "toe-up sock generator" - I think indigirl knits and the knitting fiend have one that works for kid sizes.

Leah
Forum: Pattern Central 03-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By toddandleah
My spinning friend

I need some direction! I have an older friend who used to spin, but gave it all up when her arthritis got so bad (totally disfigured hands). She gave me all of her yarn. I have a hank of...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-21-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By toddandleah
Question Guanaco & Vicuna Fingerless Gloves

Hi there, I'm having some pattern troubles.

The pattern reads that increases are supposed to be done on every 3rd row starting on row 4. So the pattern has them on rows 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, and...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By toddandleah
Can I?

Hey all,
I just finished the back of a sweater vest and I wondered if it would be possible to leave the shoulder stitches - the ones you usually bind off - as live stitches on waste yarn. Then after...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By toddandleah
Sure thing - here's the link. I am modifying it....

Sure thing - here's the link. I am modifying it. It is too wide for my boy, but that's it.

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/kidswear/boys-cables-rib-knit-vest/
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By toddandleah
Oh yeah, the bands are done in ribbing. They are...

Oh yeah, the bands are done in ribbing. They are worked on a circular needle, but you don't join, you work it back and forth. Then sew the band at the end. - Don't know why that's just what the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By toddandleah
It has 5 colors. The bottom edge is 3" of...

It has 5 colors. The bottom edge is 3" of ribbing (k2, p2), followed by a cable row, then 7 rows of ribbing again. Then it starts the stripes. There are armbands and a neckband that are done at...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By toddandleah
It seems if you're going to take off the cast-on...

It seems if you're going to take off the cast-on edge, you should figure out where you want to start from in the body of the scarf. Insert a lifeline, and cut off the CO edge. Rip out to the live...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-27-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By toddandleah
Question Changing colors

Hey all,

I'm getting ready to start a sweater vest for my kiddo. It is worked flat in St st. It has a stripe pattern, changing colors every 4 rows. Do I simply drop the yarn at the end of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-08-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,408
Posted By toddandleah
I'd find a pattern for the top you want, but look...

I'd find a pattern for the top you want, but look at the skirt portion of some of the dresses you've found, and see how they form the skirt part. You may need to do some shaping, otherwise it could...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-08-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By toddandleah
I've been puzzling over it, and can't seem to...

I've been puzzling over it, and can't seem to figure it out either. Try emailing Rowan and see if they can explain it better. Dropping the increase will get you the proper number of stitches, it...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,963
Posted By toddandleah
sounds to me like the first line "Dec Row" sets...

sounds to me like the first line "Dec Row" sets up the pattern you will use when you do the decreases. You do it for the first row (as you have already done) then continue straight until it's time...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By toddandleah
Thanks everyone for your help. Artlady, I'm 5'3"...

Thanks everyone for your help. Artlady, I'm 5'3" so I know what you mean about getting things to fit for petites. I guess one of the beauties of making your own stuff is that you can tailor it to...
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