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Forum: Pattern Central 03-07-2008, 12:31 AM
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Posted By swarthygirl
That sounds about what I'm going to do. Do you...

That sounds about what I'm going to do. Do you have experience with this? Has the fabric been stiffer, generally?
Forum: Pattern Central 02-28-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,255
Posted By swarthygirl
That's a good link, but not really what I'm...

That's a good link, but not really what I'm looking for. I know how to construct the hat; I want to make sure I have a stitch pattern (like Linen Stitch, Woven Slip Stitch etc) that'll keep the sides...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-28-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,255
Posted By swarthygirl
Anyone know a non-felted sturdy stitch pattern?

I'm trying to make up a pattern for a cabbie/newsie hat such as this one:

http://www.hartfordyork.com/images/uploads/550_400_thumb.jpg (http://www.hartfordyork.com/images/uploads/550_400_thumb.jpg)...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-12-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By swarthygirl
Pardon my ignorance, but how did you do them both...

Pardon my ignorance, but how did you do them both on one circular needle? At least that's what it looks like in the second picture in the series.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-25-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By swarthygirl
What colors did you use in your swatch? I'm big...

What colors did you use in your swatch? I'm big on blue-green and this sweater might just call to me.
Forum: Pattern Central 08-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By swarthygirl
Thanks for those recommendations! The Millanese...

Thanks for those recommendations! The Millanese lace catches my eye, as well as a great many of the leaf lace panels. I think it's a combination of texture, lace and asymmetry that really makes it...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-09-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By swarthygirl
Anyone know of a nice lace rib?

I'm trying to make myself some armwarmers/fingerless gloves and all the free patterns I've found are rather boring. I know I can't squeeze in too much in the space of an armwarmer, but I'm looking...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-14-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 190,955
Posted By swarthygirl
U of I got *completely* snowed in yesterday....

U of I got *completely* snowed in yesterday. We're now having the first two-consecutive snowdays in a row since the fifties! I'm so excited.
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-08-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 190,955
Posted By swarthygirl
Almost every other one; me and my boyfriend...

Almost every other one; me and my boyfriend switch of as to who travels to see each other.



We've got a great music program here. My roommate is majoring in flute performance and I've learned so...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-01-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 190,955
Posted By swarthygirl
Yeah, that's probably me. That's my weekends; I...

Yeah, that's probably me. That's my weekends; I go up, have a blissful Saturday, and realize on Sunday that I need 18 things before I go back down. If I was buying cotton and/or mohair and looking...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-01-2007, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 190,955
Posted By swarthygirl
Hey, thought I'd introduce myself as itsjustmegan...

Hey, thought I'd introduce myself as itsjustmegan did a page back. Hi, I'm Katie! I live in the western suburbs, but I go to Chix pretty often. In fact, I measured my boyfriend's head in there just...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-31-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By swarthygirl
Okay, that gives me a pretty good idea of what to...

Okay, that gives me a pretty good idea of what to do; yarn over for the holes and the stitches in-between make the size of the curves.

So for each curve, when I *don't* want to decrease, I'd YO,...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-31-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By swarthygirl
Anyone have an idea on how to do a top-down hat backwards?

I've fallen in love with this pattern from Marnie McLean (http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/Nautilus/index.html) and want to use the nautilus shape on a hat I'm working on. Problem is, I've started...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By swarthygirl
That's a really great resource, thanks! Though I...

That's a really great resource, thanks! Though I won't follow it exactly, it's giving me some good ideas for the hat design and sizing.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By swarthygirl
Beanie sizing question

Anyone know the protocols on the height of a beanie for a man's large head? The man I'm making the hat for has a head circumference is about 23"-24". Mine is about the same size, but I'm concerned...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-02-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By swarthygirl
I made this hat...

I made this hat (http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/FlowerHat/hat1.html) for my sister (who has massicely curly hair) on 10s with worsted wieght yarn after adding about 1/2 an inch to the...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-02-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By swarthygirl
How does one get patterns off the Vermont Fiber...

How does one get patterns off the Vermont Fiber page?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By swarthygirl
Please, PLEASE help: how do I do buttons and sub yarns?

I'm eventually going to knit a sweater for myself, loosely based on Knitty's Candy (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTcandy.html), except in one solid color and without the extraneous...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By swarthygirl
Oh okay, that clears it up. And I am a fan of...

Oh okay, that clears it up. And I am a fan of cable cast-on. I'm probably going to go M1F, though, just because I want to try that out.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By swarthygirl
So just a standard increase, then? No strange...

So just a standard increase, then? No strange casting on? That's a relief.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By swarthygirl
How do I cast on when I'm 3 rows in?

I'm working on this teddy bear, (http://magknits.com/May06/patterns/ted.htm) and for the head portion on the 3rd row it says to "cast on 10 stitches" and continue working. I don't think that means...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,559
Posted By swarthygirl
How do I make a hat smaller?

I recently used this pattern (http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/FlowerHat/hat1.html) to make a hat, adding on some stiches because I used a smaller pair of needles. I seamed the hat to see if...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By swarthygirl
Okay, that makes sense, but I'm a bit confused as...

Okay, that makes sense, but I'm a bit confused as to that, because I've been purling the knit stiches and kniting the purl ones when I've flipped it over, so there's four rows of stockinette in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-09-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,568
Posted By swarthygirl
What is K the K and P the P?

I'm trying to make a hat for my sister using this pattern (http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/FlowerHat/hat1.html), and since my gauge and needles are off, I'm trying to figure out how to adjust...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-25-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 159,969
Posted By swarthygirl
Thanks, suzeeq and dplantlady! I wouldn't have...

Thanks, suzeeq and dplantlady! I wouldn't have thought to look at that video or weave in the end. I'm doing fringe after making a three-needle bind off so I'm not sure if I want to weave in the end...
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