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Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM
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Posted By DogCatMom
As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene,"...

As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene," let me take a stab at this for you:

>> Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of next and 2 foll 10th rows, then on 2 foll 8th rows, then on 3...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By DogCatMom
The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn...

The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn Harlot) was working on were on DPNs, thus circular. She used a modified "fixed-needle" approach for them, using her right thumb as the support for the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By DogCatMom
Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit...

Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit knitting = production knitting = many other terms.

Basically, it's a style where the right needle is anchored in some way, whether in a knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By DogCatMom
I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with...

I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with and without mohair content) in lukewarm water with a very small amount of baby shampoo.

I let them sit for anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight,...
Forum: The Lounge 04-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By DogCatMom
Great photos! Thank you! :) I took a look at...

Great photos! Thank you! :)

I took a look at 11:45 p.m. Pacific Time, as the Moon was reduced to somewhere between one-fourth and one-third of her usual disk. There were fleeting high clouds in our...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By DogCatMom
If you're in Adams County (where Hastings is),...

If you're in Adams County (where Hastings is), there's a library bookmobile which travels about the county on a regular schedule. I've linked here...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By DogCatMom
There are videos right here at KnittingHelp.com...

There are videos right here at KnittingHelp.com showing the Continental method of knitting basic stitches, casting on, etc.: FREE VIDEOS (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit)."

I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By DogCatMom
The Lionbrand pattern linked to recommends a...

The Lionbrand pattern linked to recommends a sock-weight yarn whose gauge is 26 stitches in 4 inches, or 6.5 sts/inch. The pattern instructs the knitter to CO 124 sts, or approx. 19 inches in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By DogCatMom
I suggest a change in some of your wording....

I suggest a change in some of your wording. Rather than say that you "created" the chart regarding yarn weights and gauges, I'd suggest that you give credit to the Craft Yarn Council, from which...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By DogCatMom
Lovick knows what she's doing. One of the...

Lovick knows what she's doing. One of the premises in Shetland shawls is that there should not be any "hard" cast-on edges anywhere, so (if I remember right) one border is invisibly cast on, the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By DogCatMom
To the OP: Without knowing where you live (at...

To the OP: Without knowing where you live (at least which country), it's difficult to give good advice.

The way knitting needles are sized varies. There are three systems currently in use: the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By DogCatMom
"14-ply" is the Australian/UK/NZ equivalent (more...

"14-ply" is the Australian/UK/NZ equivalent (more or less) of United States Weight class #6, Super Bulky weight yarn. See this page...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-07-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By DogCatMom
This is a crocheted Easter Bunny with pockets for...

This is a crocheted Easter Bunny with pockets for eggs (one version in the original German gives 6 pockets; the other gives 8). The English translation is here...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By DogCatMom
I would *love* to read this story, but can't...

I would *love* to read this story, but can't because the huge paragraph is difficult. My eyes jump when moving from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.

Would it be possible for you to...
Forum: The Lounge 04-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By DogCatMom
I've had an Ott floor lamp for years. I...

I've had an Ott floor lamp for years. I originally bought it for quilting dark fabrics at night (I had no choice; I was teaching school).

I use it now for yarnwork at night and for quilting; it's...
Forum: The Lounge 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By DogCatMom
I have several small jars and two boxes (each...

I have several small jars and two boxes (each approx. 8.5" x 11" x 4" deep) full of buttons suitable for shirts, blouses, and skirt/pants closures.

Several years ago, I had lost enough buttons from...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By DogCatMom
There are 38 sts in the instructions for Row 1;...

There are 38 sts in the instructions for Row 1; not sure what's going wrong for you. :???:

Let's break the instructions down a bit: K2 [{M1, k2tog, (p1, k1) x 5} x 3]

K2 = 2 sts
p1, k1 = 2 sts; x...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By DogCatMom
This very site, knittinghelp.com, has free videos...

This very site, knittinghelp.com, has free videos on many knitting techniques. This page (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques) has videos on the following techniques:

--double...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By DogCatMom
This yarn is very loosely twisted, which means...

This yarn is very loosely twisted, which means that it will separate on its own. Just keep twisting it as the yarn comes up to the needle; that'll help it hold together.

I learned way too much about...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By DogCatMom
The CYCA (Craft Yarn Council) also provides...

The CYCA (Craft Yarn Council) also provides suggested lists of abbreviations for knit and crochet patterns so that yarn-workers and designers don't have to start from scratch each time.

Knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By DogCatMom
The words match the charts, but to me they work...

The words match the charts, but to me they work better in conjunction as opposed to either/or: the words can help the knitter understand what the charts are saying.

If you're brand-new to lace...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By DogCatMom
Following on, CB4 = put the first 2 sts on a...

Following on, CB4 = put the first 2 sts on a cable needle (cn) and hold to the back, then knit the second 2. Then knit the 2 from the cable needle.

What company produced the pattern? Is it possible...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By DogCatMom
I make "weaving in ends" its own sub-project....

I make "weaving in ends" its own sub-project. Right now I have five or six 12" blocks I've knit from the Building Blocks book by Michelle Hunter. That's almost enough ends to bother with in my...
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By DogCatMom
Some hardware stores sell doweling. All lumber...

Some hardware stores sell doweling. All lumber yards do. Buy some doweling slightly narrower than the #50 needles and have it cut (at the hardware store) to the length you want. (There may be a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By DogCatMom
Rows 5, 13, 21, etc. In other words, the 5th row...

Rows 5, 13, 21, etc.

In other words, the 5th row (Row 5) and 8 rows later (5+8=13) and 8 rows after that (13+8=21), and 8 rows after that (21+8=29), etc.

HTH. :)
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