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Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,187
Posted By Darby
I should have titled it "metal" LOL!! I don't...

I should have titled it "metal" LOL!! I don't know why I said steel. oh well.... I think you all got the idea :)
I'm knitting up a cardigan now and the yarn is an acrylic/cotton blend and I didn't...
Forum: General Knitting 03-16-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,187
Posted By Darby
steel or bamboo?

Which do you like better - steel needles or bamboo?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By Darby
fitting cowl

Ok.. I found a cowl that I can knit up with this yarn. Well sort of. It still will not match gauge. Pattern calls for 11 sts. for 2 inches and I get 10 on a size 9 needle. Pattern calls for a...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By Darby
Question cowl?

anyone know where I can find a pattern for a cowl that will work with my cash vero DK yarn? I'm getting 5.5 stitches per one inch on a size 9 needle.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Darby
yes the pattern says either heavy DK or light...

yes the pattern says either heavy DK or light worsted. This DK yarn I have IS thinner. So, I'm sure that's the problem. If I make the larger pattern, I won't have enough yarn. It's a special...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Darby
I asked the owner of the shop to help me with the...

I asked the owner of the shop to help me with the yarn choice. It calls for heavy DK or light worsted weight. I got the DK yarn.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Darby
At wits end with sweater gauge

I'm at my wits end with this cardigan sweater I'm trying to knit up. Not my first sweater but I can't get gauge with it. It calls for size 7 needle. 9 sts per 2 inches.
The yarn I have says... 6...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Darby
Question womens cardigan with zipper??

I'm looking for a pattern for a womens cardigan sweater with a zipper instead of buttons. Using a lighter weight type of yarn like encore not bulky. anyone know of any?? Doesn't need to be free.
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By Darby
Question favorite socks patterns??

I'm looking for a good, easy sock pattern. I've done socks on DPN's but I would maybe like to try one sock on one circular needle or just use DPN's. I hate the pattern I've used so looking for...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Darby
the BO was tight

the BO was tight
Forum: How-to Questions 03-15-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By Darby
Question binding off the bands of a cardigan sweater??

So, I'm on the front bands of my cardigan sweater. Did 3 garter ridges and then bind off loosely. I don't know what happened but after I bound off, it was all tight and did NOT lie anywhere near...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Darby
oh ok - gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks so...

oh ok - gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks so much for your help :)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Darby
Question bands on a cardigan sweater

I'm not entirely sure of these instructions on this sweater I'm knitting. It's a cardigan sweater and when I get to the bands part.... it says to pick up 3 sts. for every 4 rows. So, does this mean...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By Darby
Question knitting up a cardigan

I want to do up a simple top down cardigan sweater. Are these hard to do? I can get help with the button holes on Wed's at the knitting shop (if I need to). I've done several top down pull overs...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,912
Posted By Darby
Question sizing socks for a child

I've been knitting socks for me - I've been doing the provencial (spelling??) cast on and doing the toe up. For me.... I wear a size 6 shoe and I've been using 64 stitches to do my sock. I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Darby
I don't know if she used those exact words but it...

I don't know if she used those exact words but it was a thicker neckline instead of the typical single
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Darby
Question making a double thickness neckline on sweater?

I saw a lady who was wearing a pullover sweater that she had made and the neckline was double thick and I asked her how she did that and she explained but not totally lost me! Is there a help thread...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Darby
oh yes, thanks - I understand that now :) How do...

oh yes, thanks - I understand that now :) How do you attach the instep after the heel is done and you're ready for the leg?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Darby
So the instep sts. are just on hold while I do...

So the instep sts. are just on hold while I do the heel part? It says nothing about these instep sts. I gave all the instructions except for the ribbing for the leg part but that doesn't mention...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Darby
Question help with sock instructions please

I'm doing up toe up socks for the first time. I don't understand these instructions...
I've done the gusset and now I'm at the heel shaping. Instructions say to...
Put the 32 sts. (which is the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-16-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Darby
Question neck down sweater?

I'm on the sleeves on my neck down sweater and pattern says to decrease down til I get to 52 sts and then to do the stockinette stitch after that til it measures 19 inches or however long you want...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,919
Posted By Darby
Redface 2x2 ribbing at the bottom of a sweater EEK!

I'm on the 2x2 ribbing part of the bottom of a sweater and the instructions say to decrease to 168 sts. I thought I had but I had 169 sts and I didn't think one stitch would make a difference so I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-13-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Darby
It feels snug. I'm taking a class and the way...

It feels snug. I'm taking a class and the way this teacher teaches the toe up is done with alot of yarn wraps and then you knit or purl to one stitch before the wrapped etc. etc.... And so I wasn't...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Darby
Question toe on sock

About how many inches across should the toe be on a toe-up sock?
I attempted to re-start my sock project once again and made it to the three needle part so the toe is done but it looks so small. Oh,...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By Darby
Hello all and thanks for all the advice. Silver...

Hello all and thanks for all the advice. Silver - I didn't know you came to the message board :)
Anyway... I called the shop to cancel out on the class and I told them that it's just too advanced...
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