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Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,980
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Hi Kelly, One thing I'm not clear on... Did you...

Hi Kelly,

One thing I'm not clear on... Did you rip back to a row witihout dropped stitches? Or do you have 144 stitches that come from different rows?

In either case, what you are saying about...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2005, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,179
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Hi Vicotose Attached Icord is usually knit onto...

Hi Vicotose

Attached Icord is usually knit onto the item while it is being created. You can check out this link for a good demo.

http://www.knittingatknoon.com/atticord.html


Sorry if you knew...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,367
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
you can indeed knit the sleeves in the round. I...

you can indeed knit the sleeves in the round. I would omit one stitch on each end, since these would serve as selvedge when knit flat. So you would cast on 26 (not 28 ) and work k3, *p2, k7* twice,...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
For this type of join, you are not supposed to...

For this type of join, you are not supposed to slip the first stitch, so you are correct there. I can't visualize what might be wrong, but see if htis link...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
What it means is that you bind off 9 stitches,...

What it means is that you bind off 9 stitches, then drop your yarn. Put 24 stitches on a holder, then JOIN A SECOND BALL OF YARN and bind off hte last 9 stitches.

However, you're finishing will be...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Joanne, Are there any finished mesasurements in...

Joanne,

Are there any finished mesasurements in your Mom's notes? We could probably scale from there.
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,924
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Hi wildforyarn, Most addresses are already in...

Hi wildforyarn,

Most addresses are already in carollovesyarn's post.

For the others:

seaport yarn check out: http://www.seaportyarn.com/
schoolhouse: http://www.schoolproducts.com/

Also, check...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
you will eventually pick up stitches along the...

you will eventually pick up stitches along the heel flap. By slipping the first stitch, you give yourself a nice smooth edge on which to do the pickups. I would slip knit-wise on the knit side, and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
depending on the context of your pattern it...

depending on the context of your pattern it either means 'end of row' or 'end of round'.
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,656
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
The difference between pick-up and pick-up and...

The difference between pick-up and pick-up and knit gets discussed alot though never seems to get resolved. I think what you need to do is pick up stitches all around the rectangle, then start...
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,924
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
I live in New York so I'll give you my 2 cents on...

I live in New York so I'll give you my 2 cents on some of the stores.

Downtown Yarns is by far the friendliest, it is a small store, but has a good selection and very nice and helpful staff.

Purl...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Amy has a good video describing the type of...

Amy has a good video describing the type of cast-on you are looking for:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos/cast-on/cable-co-english.mpg
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
This is most likely happening at the beginning of...

This is most likely happening at the beginning of a row. When you turn the work, depending on how you hold the yarn, it can look like there is an extra stitch and if you knit into this, you will...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,016
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
I've always assumed most people on this list are...

I've always assumed most people on this list are under 30. In fact, I've often been tempted to ask if there is anyone out there over 40. I've been knitting over 25 years, and it has only been in...
Forum: General Knitting 02-25-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
try working with two balls of yarn at once. Work...

try working with two balls of yarn at once. Work one or two rows from one ball, then one or two rows with the other. This should aleviate the pooling. (If you only have one ball left, knitty.com...
Forum: General Knitting 02-22-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
My Hand at Designing?

teddy bears are a knitting sub-culture to themselves. Here is a good place to start: http://www.knitting.about.com/library/bldollsteddyfree.htm
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
nani, it is very simple. You use your circular...

nani, it is very simple. You use your circular needles as if they were straights. So, if you were to cast on 100 stitches for your blanket, you would not join the last and first stitch. You just...
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
What seems to be missing is the initial bindoff...

What seems to be missing is the initial bindoff in the center for the beginning of the neckline. Had you already started the neck shaping in the instructions prior to the ones in your post? What...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
My guess is that you started knitting backwards...

My guess is that you started knitting backwards the second day. When you picked up the needles, the hat turned inside out, so you began knitting on what had previously been the purl-side/inside. To...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,336
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
Bumble, for years I did 'thumb-purls' too. A few...

Bumble, for years I did 'thumb-purls' too. A few years ago, I finally learned how to do it with my index finger (which is the finger I use to guide the knit stitch.) I found htere were two...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,899
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
two of the newest yarn stores here in Brooklyn NY...

two of the newest yarn stores here in Brooklyn NY are run by women of color. Knitting Hands was originally opened by a black man who has since sold the store to an asian woman. One of the original...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2005, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
ok great, then you can try the 'slip first...

ok great, then you can try the 'slip first stitch' method that I described. You'll have a nice, smooth edge. Keep in mind that in the future, if you are joining pieces, this edge will be too flimsy...
Forum: General Knitting 02-07-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Posted By bobbiinbrooklyn
it depends on many things. What are you making? ...

it depends on many things. What are you making? Is it a sweater where the two sides will be seamed toghter? Is it one flat piece such as a scarf? Are you knitting in stockinette? Let the group...
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