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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 12:00 PM
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Posted By lewister
If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your...

If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your repeat should now technically be k4,p1,k4.

(If I were writing it, I would have you eliminate one purl on the first set of decreases as you did, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By lewister
Working in pattern for ribbing would mean...

Working in pattern for ribbing would mean knitting the knits and purling the purls. So you will have more knit stitches in a row when you get to where you did the decrease the row before.

You didn't...
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2014, 11:01 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By lewister
Lucky you! You can figure out the yarn's weight...

Lucky you!

You can figure out the yarn's weight by measuring its wpi - wraps per inch. Get a ruler, wrap the yarn around it for a couple of inches, then count how many times it went around in one...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By lewister
(Couple days late here, sorry about that.) Just...

(Couple days late here, sorry about that.)

Just keep the in-the-round portion an even number of rows for a set. So Round 1: YO, K2tog; Round 2: Knit; Round 3: Knit; Round 4: Knit.

That allows you...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,849
Posted By lewister
Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats...

Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats and sweaters tend to be my thing, I do try - and I mean try - to toss in some mittens once in a while. Never have felt very successful at them and...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By lewister
And don't forget that your head might be 23", but...

And don't forget that your head might be 23", but you probably want some negative ease in your hat, so you want it to be 20"-21" in circumference, not 23". In DK weight yarn, 96-112 stitches sounds...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By lewister
Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is...

Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is another good online stitch directory. You can look things up by name or by type. Or even by number of stitches wide.

The Harmony Guides typically...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By lewister
Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really...

Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really won't be able to tell precisely what you'll get until you actually play with the yarn. I just worked a hat in a cotton blend that I thought would have a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By lewister
Your challenge there is that - even though the...

Your challenge there is that - even though the yarn weight might be the same - cotton doesn't act the same as a wool/silk blend. It'll be heavier, might sag out of shape, could result in a stiffer...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By lewister
The 8-ply would be the place to start as it's...

The 8-ply would be the place to start as it's closest to the recommended yarn for the pattern.

But the number of stitches per inch(cm) is going to vary anyway just because knitters are different and...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By lewister
That's what I'm guessing, but the original...

That's what I'm guessing, but the original question was only about the brim. The hat is definitely knit sideways up past the cable. The way it spirals on the top makes it difficult to tell if it was...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By lewister
If all you're wanting to copy is the brim, I'd...

If all you're wanting to copy is the brim, I'd just use "sideways" as a filter on Ravelry. That hat is knit sideways all the way past the cable, but it's the sideways part that will get you the brim...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By lewister
Just a thought but you said you were working a...

Just a thought but you said you were working a 22" circumference piece on a 24" needle. If that's the case and since it's cotton, there's a chance you're stretching it out as you're working it....
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By lewister
No problem. I'll leave it to others to help with...

No problem. I'll leave it to others to help with adding cables to the pattern. Far beyond my experience level at the moment.
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By lewister
Well - I found the original picture of the shorts...

Well - I found the original picture of the shorts - http://wethepeoplestyle.com/2011/07/summer-knit/ - however, they're just something she owned and not something she knit. She refers to them as...
Forum: General Knitting 01-15-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By lewister
No, although I'll probably watch a few when I get...

No, although I'll probably watch a few when I get to that part of the sweater. The pattern instructions are just to BO going one way, CO going the other, which sounds simple enough in theory. But my...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By lewister
I meant horizontal as in parallel to the floor,...

I meant horizontal as in parallel to the floor, not the direction of the knitting. (Realize that they're horizontal to the knitting direction as a rule.) Just seems it would be possible to make them...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By lewister
I'm working on the Girl Friday...

I'm working on the Girl Friday (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girl-friday) cardigan right now. I'm not to the button bands yet (my first time doing them!), but they are picked up and worked...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By lewister
Don't forget domestic abuse shelters as well. And...

Don't forget domestic abuse shelters as well. And if you know someone else in your area that ships items to charities, maybe they'd let you throw in a blanket or two when they send. Won't make the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By lewister
OK - so blocking a swatch isn't really blocking....

OK - so blocking a swatch isn't really blocking. Got it. Sheesh. Thanks!

(I've never bothered with the washing and blocking before, just measured away after making the swatch. Given all three of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By lewister
Gauge swatch - block to what exactly?

Been searching, reading, watching videos trying desperately to find the answer to this question. And feeling I must be really dense if no one ever includes this piece of info as it implies there's...
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