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Forum: General Knitting 11-17-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kibben
Kinks in flexible circular needles

It appears that my thank you comments were not posted to all of the knitters that answered my inquiry. So I thank all who have responded & I wish you to know that I sincerely appreciate your...
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kibben
Thank you....I will try the clothes pin...

Thank you....I will try the clothes pin technique on large sweaters.
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kibben
Thank you sooo much - you saved the day.

Thank you sooo much - you saved the day.
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kibben
Thank you again for your help...I will definitely...

Thank you again for your help...I will definitely try the interchangeables. Meanwhile I will use the hot water technique.
Forum: General Knitting 11-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kibben
Unhappy Kinks in circular needles

How do you get the kinks out of circular knitting needles (the portion that is flexible)? I am continuously unbending the curl, but that is time-consuming, annoying, and also slows up my...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-01-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kibben
Thank you Merigold. I completely understand your...

Thank you Merigold. I completely understand your advice and agree to stick with the pattern.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By Kibben
Angry Ribbed band sewn in place on a cardigan sweater

This cardigan sweater has a ribbed band sewn in place. I work in pattern for 49 stitches, plus 8 ribbed stitches (which will form the band) for 15 rows.
The 8 ribbed stitches are placed on a holder...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By Kibben
Unhappy Thumb Cast On Method

What is the thumb cast-on method?
I have a book on decorative knitting that is absolutely the worst for an inexperienced knitter. The instructions are for "casting on with beads, using the Thumb...
Forum: General Knitting 12-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 120,621
Posted By Kibben
I use two separate sets of needles & yarn. If...

I use two separate sets of needles & yarn. If you mess up on one set, you will not make the same mistake on the other set.
Go slow, speed comes with experience. Also talk to yourself i.e.k1, p1,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Kibben
Difficulty Sewing on the front bands

The front side of the cardigan pattern instructions states that I rib 8 stitches, then hold those stitches on a safety pin. Continue to finish the sweater - then apply the front band as follows:...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,785
Posted By Kibben
Wool yarn vs Acrylic

I wish to thank all of you that responded to my inquiry regarding wool yarn vs acrylic yarn. I have printed this invaluable information and filed it in my Knitting Binders. Your generosity is...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By Kibben
Difficulty Sewing on the front bands

The front side of the cardigan pattern instructions states that I rib 8 stitches, then hold those stitches on a safety pin. Continue to finish the sweater - then apply the front band as follows:...
Forum: General Knitting 12-17-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 120,621
Posted By Kibben
I solved that problem of 2 "equal sides" as well...

I solved that problem of 2 "equal sides" as well as with the sleeves....I use two sets of needles and yarn and work at least 10 rows of the left side, then work 10 rows of the right side. If I have...
Forum: General Knitting 12-01-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,984
Posted By Kibben
WOOL FIBER VS ACRYLIC FIBER

What is the advantage of using wool fiber? Most professional knitters & "upscale" knitting patterns use wool instead of acrylic fiber. Thank you for your response.:knitting:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By Kibben
Post Message to the "Newbies"

Practice, practice & practice - start with 10 or 20 stitches & knit every day at a dedicated hour without any distractions (tv, telephone,family) until you get the technique "in your hands". This...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Kibben
Question What is the technique for Frogging?

I never heard of "frogging"- what is it & how is it done??
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Kibben
Question Reknitting garment length after cutting to shorten

I cut 2" off the bottom edge of a bunting in an attempt to redesign it into a sweater. I wish to put the 2" back on and want to know how this can be done. The edge in in seed stitch. I didn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By Kibben
Question re selvedge sts

I love that pattern, too...The Directions NOTE "for all pieces, the selvedge sts....... will be worked in stockinette st throughout."

I would like to know if 2 extra stitches were added when you...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Kibben
What is the technique for Russian Bindoff

:cool:What is the technique of the "stretchy Russian bindoff" that Davenport04 refers to in her reply to CJ??
Forum: How-to Questions 01-22-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Kibben
Thanx to Ingrid & Suzeeq for your help & to...

Thanx to Ingrid & Suzeeq for your help & to The.Knitter (I only have a sketch of the sweater with a xerox copy of the instruc-
tions.) I appreciate your advice.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-21-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Kibben
Redface Binding off and maintaining cable pattern

I am knitting a sweater & now have to bind off for sleeves, which interferes with the 6-stitch cable pattern C6F (every ten rows). I K1, sl1K, K1 & psso. The first stitch of the cable is now...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Kibben
To Ingrid & Abbily - I appreciate your response. ...

To Ingrid & Abbily - I appreciate your response. Thank you again.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Kibben
Post Reading Charts for Cable Stitches

I read the chart from the bottom up - correct?
Read the first line from right to left and the second line from left to right????
i.e. read in the same direction as I'm knitting or purling??
I am an...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-07-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Kibben
Unhappy Reading Charts for Cable Stitches

I need help in reading the charts for cable stitches :
Line 1 : I read from Right to Left (right side)
Line 2 : I read from Left to Right (wrong side)
Is this correct???
I am an "old" knitter with...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-23-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By Kibben
You are very talented & should have no problem...

You are very talented & should have no problem mastering the art!
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