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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-09-2009, 03:57 PM
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Views: 3,325
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Wow, I think that's amazing!

Wow, I think that's amazing!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By munchkin928
Thanks for the advice. I already have the yarn...

Thanks for the advice. I already have the yarn purchased for the project though, and it wasn't particularly easy to find cheap cotton blend yarn in the colors I would like. I'll check out the LYS...
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By munchkin928
You would also want to make sure that your...

You would also want to make sure that your stitches are in a multiple of 4 so that the ribbing will line up correctly.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2009, 11:27 AM
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Views: 696
Posted By munchkin928
Question about sizing cotton socks

Hey all,

I wanted to make some Christmas slipper socks with jingle bells for my nieces and nephews. I chose a cotton yarn for the socks because all the kids live in pretty warm climates and I...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By munchkin928
I write with my left hand but use scissors and do...

I write with my left hand but use scissors and do sports with my right, so I consider myself somewhat ambidextrous. However, I found continental much easier than English knitting. I first learned...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-02-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By munchkin928
That is sooo cute! He looks like a little...

That is sooo cute! He looks like a little creature from 'Where the wild things are' to me. I love your yarn choice and the pattern. And of course, the model is precious.
Forum: Pattern Central 01-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,439
Posted By munchkin928
I've also followed silver's sock tutorial using...

I've also followed silver's sock tutorial using worsted weight yarn, and I highly recommend it. It was very easy to follow.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By munchkin928
I haven't actually done this technique yet, but...

I haven't actually done this technique yet, but maybe you need a jogless join? I've seen this term when reading about knitting stripes in the round and I know there are some good websites about how...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-24-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By munchkin928
I guess I'm a semi-lefty - I write left-handed,...

I guess I'm a semi-lefty - I write left-handed, but knit the regular way - but I'll try to help.

When I first started circular knitting, my favorite join was to cast on one extra stitch (so if the...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-15-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By munchkin928
Thanks everyone. I liked the first one a lot,...

Thanks everyone. I liked the first one a lot, but was worried that it was too 'out there' for an adult's scarf since it looks like a long braid. However, I wanted to be sure that it was sort of...
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,151
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I write with my left hand but do sports (very...

I write with my left hand but do sports (very badly) with my right hand. I started out knitting English style and it was kind of awkward and slow for me. Then I decided to try out Continental and I...
Forum: Pattern Central 12-13-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By munchkin928
Please help me pick a scarf pattern!

Hi all - I can't decide which scarf pattern to use to knit a scarf for my MIL, so I was hoping to hear your opinions. She wants a scarf to go with a maroon coat, so I chose this yarn (colorway...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-21-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By munchkin928
I love the Marsan watchcap pattern - I've made a...

I love the Marsan watchcap pattern - I've made a couple of them now. You have to 'twist' your knit stitches, but other than that it's pretty straightforward.

I've read that in general this...
Forum: General Knitting 10-05-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,902
Posted By munchkin928
Well, I guess I'm in the minority, but all I have...

Well, I guess I'm in the minority, but all I have are Boye needles and I like them just fine. However, I've never tried anything else. :) I had bought Boye needles in most of the sizes that I need,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By munchkin928
Thanks for all your replies! That would be...

Thanks for all your replies! That would be interesting to play around with then the increases would be done to create different shapes. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By munchkin928
I guess what I'm having a hard time pictures is...

I guess what I'm having a hard time pictures is whether or not doing more gradual increases will increase the diameter of the purse base. In the case of this purse, I'm going from 24 (22 x 2)...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By munchkin928
Why do patterns usually say to increase or decrease every other row?

I'm making a sort tote-bag purse, and I started knitting the base yesterday. I realized that I had been working my increases on every round instead of every other round. However, most purse and...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-03-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,453
Posted By munchkin928
Hmmm, I'm looking at those pictures and realizing...

Hmmm, I'm looking at those pictures and realizing that I might not actually do mattress stitch correctly. :)

I made a striped purse a few months ago that needed to be sewn up and it turned out okay....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-22-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By munchkin928
I just did a little sampler of some fair isle to...

I just did a little sampler of some fair isle to test for a purse I'm making, and after felting the swatch stayed flat. I am a pretty loose knitter, but I used Cascade 220, which seems to felt up...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-19-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By munchkin928
Making a chart?

May I ask what program you used to make your chart? I've been playing with making my own fairisle patterns and can't figure out the best software to use to make charts on the computer.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By munchkin928
The way I understand it, the symmetry issue is...

The way I understand it, the symmetry issue is how you can ensure that the right and left sides will match up if you fold them in half.

In the example of a 5/1 rib, if it's a pattern where you...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-15-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By munchkin928
This one isn't 'supposed' to be felted, but I...

This one isn't 'supposed' to be felted, but I felted it and they looked really cute. I made a bobble and attached it to the middle of the flower instead of using the...
Forum: General Knitting 09-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By munchkin928
It seems to me that if you're using the same size...

It seems to me that if you're using the same size needles, then the sock weight would get you the largest sock, followed by the DK and then the worsted, since you're casting on 64, then 48 and then...
Forum: General Knitting 09-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By munchkin928
I just felted my practice swatch, and it actually...

I just felted my practice swatch, and it actually looks a lot like it did before felting. I had a few rows that had gotten too tight and were puckered, and they're puckered after felting as well,...
Forum: General Knitting 09-13-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By munchkin928
Thanks for the tips. I've already noticed a...

Thanks for the tips. I've already noticed a little bit of bunching on the practice swatch which I'm making. I still have a hard time keeping my tension even while I'm dealing with the two different...
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