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Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Spokaloo
it looks to me like a 2-color brioche with one of...

it looks to me like a 2-color brioche with one of the yarns a worsted weight and the other a heavy or chunky weight -- maybe even chenille, as was mentioned above. Here's a link (if it works) to a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-31-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Spokaloo
Unfortunately, it means pretty much what your...

Unfortunately, it means pretty much what your pattern says it means. Have you read through the pattern completely? Sometimes such things are included in a Stitch Key or Terminology section. Take a...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Spokaloo
Forty some years ago I taught myself to knit and...

Forty some years ago I taught myself to knit and I used the backward loop cast on. It was the one in the book I had and I didn't even know there *were* any others! I still use it and I still come...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Spokaloo
Actually, I think if you visualize the shape of a...

Actually, I think if you visualize the shape of a dolman sleeve, you'll see that it makes perfect sense. A doman sleeve doesn't fit the wearer's arm. Instead, it starts widening from the wrist...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Spokaloo
You are right in that it is difficult to cast on...

You are right in that it is difficult to cast on at the beginning of a row. That makes me think you may have read the pattern wrong. It reads "at the end of every row" "in each side".

I take this...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Spokaloo
Here's a write out of the chart. It's pretty...

Here's a write out of the chart. It's pretty straight forward, so I think I got it right, but if someone else would like to take a look at it to be sure, I'd feel better -- I'd hate to hear later...
Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,410
Posted By Spokaloo
Don't give up! :knitting: I've been following...

Don't give up! :knitting:

I've been following this thread and you're doing great! Especially for it only being ...what... you're second project?

You do need to switch to double pointed or...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By Spokaloo
I've never bought the sport line, but I buy...

I've never bought the sport line, but I buy KnitPicks Stroll Fingerling alot and I love it. I use it for my own socks and have no complaints, although I am definitely NOT athletic!

The yarn is so...
Forum: General Knitting 03-07-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Spokaloo
Bruising on the thumb and forefinger sound like...

Bruising on the thumb and forefinger sound like they might be caused by pushing the right hand needle back through the stitch. I know that's a habit I've gotten into over the years and I really have...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Spokaloo
Why not contact the person(s) in charge of this...

Why not contact the person(s) in charge of this project and ask if it is mandatory to use the pattern(s) you were given or if you could substitute something else? There are a lot of baby patterns...
Forum: General Knitting 08-24-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Spokaloo
If you haven't checked the videos on this site...

If you haven't checked the videos on this site for the K1, P1, K1 in one st, then you might try there first. I don't remember seeing it there, but it's been awhile.

If nothing is found there,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-18-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,186
Posted By Spokaloo
You mention that some of the "squares" are...

You mention that some of the "squares" are tattered. Couldn't you simply replace those squares? Make some new squares of the same size, snip out the tattered ones and sew in the new ones? I've...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Spokaloo
You can make socks out of any kind or size of...

You can make socks out of any kind or size of fiber you want! Just remember that sock yarn is made specifically for socks so it is both stretchy and soft. Your #10 cotton thread isn't either! The...
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,623
Posted By Spokaloo
Wasps bite, too! However, while wasps bites can...

Wasps bite, too! However, while wasps bites can also be painful, they are, of course, nothing like a sting!! But they do bite!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Spokaloo
A short row is where you stop in the middle of a...

A short row is where you stop in the middle of a row, turn your work and start back in the other direction. This is done to help shape a garment around, say, the bust of a fitted sweater, the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By Spokaloo
If I lose a dpn and can't get a replacement, I...

If I lose a dpn and can't get a replacement, I generally just use one from another set one size smaller or one size bigger. For example, if I'm working a sock with size 2 needles and lose one, I'll...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By Spokaloo
I've never participated in one, but they sound...

I've never participated in one, but they sound fun!

From what I understand, it's done in rounds. In the first round, everyone receives the same sock pattern and the name of another participant...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By Spokaloo
If you have a problem keeping it loose, you might...

If you have a problem keeping it loose, you might try using a larger needle -- like 1 or 2 sizes larger -- just for the bind off. I have done that many times when binding toe-up socks and it works...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Spokaloo
New knitter or not, Saphirus is right on target. ...

New knitter or not, Saphirus is right on target. It sounds like you might have miscounted your rows so that you started doing Right Side work on the Wrong Side, thus having your cables end up on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By Spokaloo
A gussett is a triangular piece that -- in...

A gussett is a triangular piece that -- in knitting -- is created by increasing (or decreasing) sts in a limited area. For example, in a glove or mitten, your pattern will tell you to place markers...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Spokaloo
Gauge can be confusing for everyone, so don't...

Gauge can be confusing for everyone, so don't feel alone! If you look on this site, you'll see lots and lots of references to gauge questions!

'Nuf said. In your case, your swatch is too big. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Spokaloo
Holes in your cables will be very noticeable at...

Holes in your cables will be very noticeable at first because the needle is actually holding the individual stitches in a rigid line which causes them to pull and stretch, causing the holes. Just...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,981
Posted By Spokaloo
:shock: OMG! I HAD THAT BOOK!! In fact, it was...

:shock: OMG! I HAD THAT BOOK!! In fact, it was one of the very first books I ever had about knitting! I made the mock-cable hat (blue hat on the back page) and the embroidered mittens! And I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,661
Posted By Spokaloo
If you don't feel ready for double pointed...

If you don't feel ready for double pointed needles, there are mitten patterns for two needles, too! You can find several patterns on the Internet. Just search for Two Needle Mitten Patterns. And...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,594
Posted By Spokaloo
The "make 1 over" is different from the "Make 1"...

The "make 1 over" is different from the "Make 1" not only in how you do them, but how they look when you're done.

In a M1o, you simply pick up the thread between 2 sts and work it. This result...
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