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Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By Anarfea
Calculating gague for ribbing?

Hi,

I want to knit bandeau top/cropped tube top with a stockinette front and a ribbed back to help keep it fitted, seamed together at the bust point. My bust is about 32 inches at the widest point...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,240
Posted By Anarfea
I thought the whole point of a russian join is...

I thought the whole point of a russian join is that you can use it on yarns that won't felt. Since I find it kind of a pain in the but to do, I only use it on yarns that can't be spit-spliced.

Are...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By Anarfea
I woud definately say use 5 dpns instead of four....

I woud definately say use 5 dpns instead of four. You'll be less likely to get "ladders" of loose stiches at each end this way. You can also knit a stitch or two onto the next needle (temporarily...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-08-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By Anarfea
Best way to add short rows to lengthen the back of a top?

Hi,

I've heard of adding short rows to the back of a sweater to lengthen it. What's the best way to do this? Is there a rule of thumb for how many rows to do and the way to shape them?
Forum: General Knitting 08-08-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,126
Posted By Anarfea
This helped me. 1) Knit a swatch. 2) Knit a row...

This helped me.

1) Knit a swatch.

2) Knit a row in contrasting color (don't weave the ends or anything)

3) Knit a few more rows (I did the same length as my initial swatch).

4) Carefully pick out...
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Anarfea
Hi, sorry for the late response, Swatch is...

Hi, sorry for the late response,

Swatch is washed and blocked. Still too big. But I washed it according to the label instructions, cold, handwash etc, which is probably not going to encourage any...
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Anarfea
I just don't knit into the markers. I don't...

I just don't knit into the markers. I don't really use stitch markers for lace anyway, but if I do I just slip them all out putting in a lifeline and put them back in later.
Forum: General Knitting 08-01-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,178
Posted By Anarfea
I've knit with hollow alluminum needles (15? I...

I've knit with hollow alluminum needles (15? I think) and I didn't really like it. Okay, it's light, and fast, but I just don't like that slick a texture.
Forum: General Knitting 07-28-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,813
Posted By Anarfea
Hmmm... I'm interested that people are saying...

Hmmm... I'm interested that people are saying that you can't bring knitting needles on board in the UK--Since I knit on a flight from Budapest to London Luton a few weeks ago. I had a lace project...
Forum: General Knitting 07-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Anarfea
Will Wool Cotton Shrink?

Hi,

In spit of having knit a gauge swatch, I just finished the first hexagon of the basalt tank (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basalt-tank) and it's too big. The sides are supposed to be...
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,234
Posted By Anarfea
I could very easily have died this weekend. I wa...

I could very easily have died this weekend. I wa picnicking with my boyfriend and a storm came up out of nowhere and blew over a tree big enought I couldn't have wrapped my arms around it. I landed...
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,593
Posted By Anarfea
I wonder if some people wouldn't be a bit...

I wonder if some people wouldn't be a bit sickened by that feature. If they actually saw how much money they've spent on their stash printed out all at once...
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,664
Posted By Anarfea
Maybe I just have really bad taste or something...

Maybe I just have really bad taste or something but I thought it was funny.

A bit creepy with the girl but it isn't real.
Forum: General Knitting 07-22-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Anarfea
Unhappy Gosh I am so dumb...

So, I knit a guage swatch, and pinned it to a pillow so I could count.

Then, I completely forgot about it.

I came home today, made my bed, and found...

My poor rumpled swatch and pins.

I...
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Anarfea
320 picked up so far!

320 picked up so far!
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Anarfea
I think your right that it could maybe have been...

I think your right that it could maybe have been shortened, but I've already grafted the two halves together and I'd have to seriously shorten it to make the edging go all the way around. I've seen...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Anarfea
Kicking Lord Kitchener's but!

Hooooray! :woot: I just grafted together lace panels for a shawl. I've done kitchener before, but nothing like this. 80 stitches baby! And I made it across on the first try (well, after a few...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,893
Posted By Anarfea
I don't think I could walk while knitting, but I...

I don't think I could walk while knitting, but I heard that women in Shetland used to go out and work collecting peat, and cary the peat in baskets on their backs back from the villiage. They would...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Anarfea
Silly Knitting Joke

Actually happened to me.

I'm knitting and my boyfriend comes up and asks "What's that?"
Me: "A swatch."
Him: "Can it tell time?"
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Anarfea
I totally agree with MarigoldinMA's post and...

I totally agree with MarigoldinMA's post and Nanette's blog is great for anyone starting out on stranded knitting. I would add, though, that it makes a difference what kind of yarn your using. On a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Anarfea
The YOs allows you to get 5 stitches in that...

The YOs allows you to get 5 stitches in that stitch in the next row while only knitting into your stitch 3 times. The tricky thing is to make sure you get your working yarn on the right side--it has...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Anarfea
I think these charts are basically to show you...

I think these charts are basically to show you the shape of the item. So start by casting on 17 stitches and then increasing and decreasing so you get the right shape. And it seems the top is in a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Anarfea
Might be a dunb question but just are there just...

Might be a dunb question but just are there just 4 colours in the blanket or actually 4 colours in a row?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Anarfea
What helped me remember is that the "guy" in the...

What helped me remember is that the "guy" in the knit stich is wearing a V-neck sweater, and the "guy" in the purl stitch is wearing tie (or noose!). If you can "read" your stitches (tell whether it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By Anarfea
I like the look of both yarns held together. I...

I like the look of both yarns held together. I think the garter is most interesting but the stockinette is nice too.

If your worried about it being rigit you could try going up a needle size.
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