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Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2010, 07:33 AM
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Views: 2,687
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Knitting row gauge - help

I'm trying to figure out how to adjust row gauge. I'm knitting a sweater and have the stitches per inch fine, just can't get my rows per inch correct. :?? If I change needles, then my stitches per...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By teachermom
I only swatch for complex items and garmets......

I only swatch for complex items and garmets... for simple items and things that I'm just playing around with - I don't swatch. I usually don't even do a complete swatch - I've found in the past that...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,491
Posted By teachermom
I used Vanna's Choice in a scarf and in a hat -...

I used Vanna's Choice in a scarf and in a hat - It worked up fine. Easy to use and wasn't rough like Red Heart. I've also used Red Heart Soft and enjoyed working with that as well. I would use...
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,732
Posted By teachermom
I use DPNs for socks- I use 5" length. I really...

I use DPNs for socks- I use 5" length. I really like bamboo and I have a set of rosewoods that I love. The wool tends to stay on the needles when using bamboo or rosewoods - I find that I'm not...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By teachermom
Try a life line down where all the stitches are...

Try a life line down where all the stitches are still in tact... I think there is a video on this. Frog to the life line, insert needles and begin. If your hubby plays golf, you could always just...
Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By teachermom
There is a book by Ann Budd that I use all the...

There is a book by Ann Budd that I use all the time... The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns....
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By teachermom
You can use a point protector, however, it sounds...

You can use a point protector, however, it sounds like you need longer DPN's. They come in different lengths.
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By teachermom
For me it depends on where I am going. My DH and...

For me it depends on where I am going. My DH and I usually drive everywhere we go (can't afford train/air with kids) If we are going to a family members house - I just bring my book. I'm either in...
Forum: General Knitting 01-20-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By teachermom
I finish my hats differently depending on if I'm...

I finish my hats differently depending on if I'm adding a topper to the hat or not. If I'm adding a topper, then I do thread my yarn through the remaining stitches, etc....

If I'm not putting a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By teachermom
Did you see the thread about knitting two socks...

Did you see the thread about knitting two socks at once on DPN's? Here is a link to the article that is referenced in the thread. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html I'm going to try...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,643
Posted By teachermom
This is awsome... I can't wait to try it. I do...

This is awsome... I can't wait to try it. I do have a dilema - I just started a pair of toe up's last night and now I want to frog it so I can start them again with this method.... maybe I'll try a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By teachermom
When working on heavy projects, I will use circ's...

When working on heavy projects, I will use circ's and like the previous post, put pillows behind my back. The other thing that I will do is use a stool - nursing stools, typist stools, or any small...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,593
Posted By teachermom
If I'm starting a project on my trip - I always...

If I'm starting a project on my trip - I always swatch first so that I know my guage and needle size.

I photocopy my pattern and take along post-it notes and mechanical pencil. I can put a post-it...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,162
Posted By teachermom
I got one for Christmas along with a yarn...

I got one for Christmas along with a yarn gauge.... I was so excited - Yeah!!! It works great. I would recommend winding up cheap yarn, ie... red heart, to get the hang of it. My first few cakes...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By teachermom
I think everyone experiences this from time to...

I think everyone experiences this from time to time. I'm working on a lacy sweater and have finished about 3/4 of it. I started the 2nd sleeve and keep making mistake after mistake after mistake. ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-17-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By teachermom
I've never joined a club, but I can't imagine...

I've never joined a club, but I can't imagine knitting a sock a month - I'm too much of an ADD person to be able to just stick to a project. I always have to have a few different projects going at...
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,129
Posted By teachermom
Some may think this is horrible, but I think I'm...

Some may think this is horrible, but I think I'm teaching my kids something that they will need when they are own their own. My kids clean - My oldest is responsible for his room, putting away his...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By teachermom
I finally got a chance to use my Rosewood's that...

I finally got a chance to use my Rosewood's that I got for Christmas and I gotta say - I LOVE THEM!!! They are so smooth and feel wonderful in my hands and work wonderfully with the yarn. Can't...
Forum: General Knitting 12-30-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By teachermom
I've always got several items going at one...

I've always got several items going at one time... I knit, quilt, crochet, and sew... scrapbooking I've started, but for the time being is just under the bed in a box - this will be my summer...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By teachermom
DPN stands for double point needles

DPN stands for double point needles
Forum: How-to Questions 12-27-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By teachermom
I've done a few baby hats and I did one with a...

I've done a few baby hats and I did one with a rolled brim - just knit each round if knitting in the round. Knit one round and purl one round if knitting flat. It is a bit stretchy, but not as much...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By teachermom
I got a pair of Rosewood DPN's for Christmas and...

I got a pair of Rosewood DPN's for Christmas and I can't wait to use them.... they seem so smooth. Normally, I use bamboo, so I'm anxious to see how the Rosewoods work. Friends of mine have used...
Forum: General Knitting 12-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By teachermom
I mostly use bamboo... dpn's, circular, and...

I mostly use bamboo... dpn's, circular, and straight. Occasionally, I'll use my Susan Bates, but I am slowly replacing those with bamboo.

I got a set of Rosewood DPN's size 0 for Christmas and...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By teachermom
I use a dpn as my cable needle... Also, I...

I use a dpn as my cable needle... Also, I noticed that when I cable, I have to knit a bit tighter than I would on a knit or purl row to help close the gap where the cables cross.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By teachermom
I've been knitting for years and I still will...

I've been knitting for years and I still will cast on and practice knitting - different stitches, cables, patterns, etc... Not working on any project in particular, but just having the time to 'play'...
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