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Forum: General Knitting 11-23-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,731
Posted By kaidyddd
The Hiya Hiya interchangeable needle tips are...

The Hiya Hiya interchangeable needle tips are shorter, and include a cable that will make a true 16 inch needle.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By kaidyddd
I make sure that I put the item to be felted in a...

I make sure that I put the item to be felted in a zippered pillowcase (if the item is small enough) to reduce the amount of lint that has the potential to go into the water pump of the machine.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By kaidyddd
It is, except that you wrap the yarn around your...

It is, except that you wrap the yarn around your thumb differently for each stitch in the pair, thus making this little bar across the pair of stitches. Just a bit more decorative on the rightside...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By kaidyddd
Looked at the instructions you scanned and then...

Looked at the instructions you scanned and then the You Tube video with Nancy Bush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frc5_9AIVy0 and this is the same cast on with "part one and part two" reversed from...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By kaidyddd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frc5_9AIVy0 At...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frc5_9AIVy0

At about the 1:43 mark, Nancy Bush begins showing what she calls the "double start cast on" This is from a recent Knitting Daily show.
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By kaidyddd
These strips are 1.5" wide and the width of the...

These strips are 1.5" wide and the width of the fabric ~45 inches. There are 40 in each roll. The Blue Bamboo is a great quilt fabric store hidden in an industrial warehouse area just west of...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By kaidyddd
For me it will vary, with smaller needle sizes...

For me it will vary, with smaller needle sizes for something like socks I don't make any adjustments, with worsted weight yarns I automatically go down two sizes. The best route is to knit a swatch...
Forum: General Knitting 05-23-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,481
Posted By kaidyddd
This is not exactly the same situation, but...

This is not exactly the same situation, but similar and a better response:

I was in a yarn store while on vacation a couple of years ago. A customer brought in an old Christmas stocking to find...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By kaidyddd
Malabrigo lends itself well to the spit-splice or...

Malabrigo lends itself well to the spit-splice or felted join method. You won't even know that it's there. I wouldn't mess with the Russian join unless I had yarn that wouldn't spit-splice.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-26-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By kaidyddd
I would try to rip back to the purl row. It...

I would try to rip back to the purl row. It will, of course, be on the wrong side of the scarf, and should be easily identified because it will follow the row with all the yarnovers. The purl row...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,936
Posted By kaidyddd
I either use a 20" or 24" circular needle for...

I either use a 20" or 24" circular needle for scarves or sometimes I'll use a couple of double points if the scarf is really narrow. I wrap one end of each of the double point needles with one of...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,342
Posted By kaidyddd
I'm a fan of the 6 inch Inox/Prym metal needles. ...

I'm a fan of the 6 inch Inox/Prym metal needles. They are not as slippery as some of the other brands and they have a 2.5 mm size (US 1.5) that I use frequently. I don't think that they have a 2.25...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By kaidyddd
If he liked the "fabric" that the needle...

If he liked the "fabric" that the needle size/yarn combination made, then you'll want to stay with the same size needles and increase the amount of stitches that you use to accommodate his foot shape...
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By kaidyddd
Trekking XXL # 126. Try here...

Trekking XXL # 126. Try here http://www.simplysockyarn.com/servlet/Detail?no=2457

Now I see you've looked at Simply Sock Yarn. The Loopy Ewe http://www.theloopyewe.com...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By kaidyddd
If you are using stitch markers, loop and tie a...

If you are using stitch markers, loop and tie a long thread/thin yarn through the marker. Let the tails dangle down from your work--you will be catching them through your stitches. They don't...
Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By kaidyddd
When you're first starting, use the shorter...

When you're first starting, use the shorter straight needles (more than long enough for a scarf or dishcloths) or purchase a 24" circular needle in the appropriate size. I'm one of the converts to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By kaidyddd
Invest in the Super Sticky Post-it notes. They...

Invest in the Super Sticky Post-it notes. They work a lot better, especially if you are taking your pattern in and out of your knitting bag. The other advantage that I see is that you can keep...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,965
Posted By kaidyddd
A neat trick a friend and knitting instructor...

A neat trick a friend and knitting instructor showed me was to tie a long thread or thin piece of yarn onto the stitch marker. As you knit along, the thread is trapped by the yarn after you slip...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By kaidyddd
Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous. Your are right...

Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous. Your are right about this pattern being a great use for yarn that tends to pool. Spin Off magazine featured this pattern on its cover in the Summer 2008 issue. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,319
Posted By kaidyddd
Try thinking of the sock stitches as instep and...

Try thinking of the sock stitches as instep and heel. One needle for those stitches that are instep stitches and one needle for the back of the leg stitches that are then worked on for the heel. ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By kaidyddd
I have a goofy pair of Inox needles that have...

I have a goofy pair of Inox needles that have unequal tips, one is a sz. 5 and the other is a sz. 6 . I marked the sz. 5 tip with a permanent marker and am able to use these needles for circular...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By kaidyddd
What of Troy says is correct, but I know that I...

What of Troy says is correct, but I know that I have a problem with the tension of the loop on the needle (index row), so casting on over two helps me out when I knit row one. It just makes it less...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By kaidyddd
I use the cast on quite a bit. For socks I cast...

I use the cast on quite a bit. For socks I cast on over two needles and for a lace scarf that I'm working with lace weight on a sz. 5 needle I cast on over a sz. 5 and a sz. 3. I find the loops on...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By kaidyddd
Try the Team Spirit colors from the Loopy Ewe...

Try the Team Spirit colors from the Loopy Ewe (http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/yarns/team-spirit/team-spirit/?page=1). Today there are three pages of colors posted. This is a great company to...
Forum: General Knitting 12-28-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By kaidyddd
You do want to make sure that you check the...

You do want to make sure that you check the printing and edition of the book. Sometimes corrections have already been made when the book goes to a second printing.

Also, sometimes the pattern...
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