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Forum: General Knitting 07-25-2007, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Calamintha
Just wanted to mention that you can use those...

Just wanted to mention that you can use those push pins that they sell at stationary departments of stores for lace blocking. They do not rust. I find T-pins are not sold many places and the push...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-10-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By Calamintha
I've been knitting lace for about 10 years and I...

I've been knitting lace for about 10 years and I can tell you that usually randomly decreasing in a pattern to get rid of excess stitches will often get you into more trouble later on. If you are...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,128
Posted By Calamintha
Paton's Decor is a blend similar to Encore. If...

Paton's Decor is a blend similar to Encore. If you want a nice superwash wool I would recommend Cascade 220 Superwash. Very nice yarn reasonably priced.
Forum: Pattern Central 07-06-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By Calamintha
I have the Inox/Prym needles and I don't find...

I have the Inox/Prym needles and I don't find that they hurt my fingers. They are reasonably priced too (compared to Addis anyway). I bought some of the new Addi Lace needles and I found that they do...
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,610
Posted By Calamintha
I think handdyed could mean solid colors whereas...

I think handdyed could mean solid colors whereas handpainted is usually applied to yarns with sections of different colors.

Self striping is usually applied to yarns that have long enough runs of...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-04-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By Calamintha
Sounds like your needles may not have a sharp...

Sounds like your needles may not have a sharp enough tip on them. Some needles are fairly blunt you will find it easier to knit socks with needles that have a sharp tip that lets you dig into the...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-03-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By Calamintha
I wouldn't recommend Socks Soar. Sensational...

I wouldn't recommend Socks Soar. Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch is a much better book with lots more patterns. The patterns are also adaptable to any size foot. Neither of the books...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-03-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Calamintha
I use 2 circs for everything now even small...

I use 2 circs for everything now even small things. Once you get comfortable with the method it's no problem. I even did some baby hats on 2 circs. And believe me it nearly impossible to get a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-03-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Calamintha
I use natural fibers almost all the time and when...

I use natural fibers almost all the time and when I join yarn I always spit splice aka felted join. That way the join is nearly invisible and there are no ends to weave in. It does not work with...
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By Calamintha
Another vote for Barbara Walker's Stitch...

Another vote for Barbara Walker's Stitch Treasuries, vol. 1 & 2. They are expensive but worth every penny. If you are on a budget, try the Harmony Guides. They are good for the money.
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Calamintha
Shawl patterns are usually very adaptable to...

Shawl patterns are usually very adaptable to different weights of yarn. The shawl as pictured in the book looks quite small, almost like a shawlette so if you wanted a larger, full sized shawl, using...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Calamintha
If you decide to do Print o' the Wave there is a...

If you decide to do Print o' the Wave there is a mistake in the pattern in the edging chart as I recall. You should do a search on Google to get the correction. The last I heard Eunny said she had...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
Oh, that's great. Does the pattern from the Wool...

Oh, that's great. Does the pattern from the Wool Gathering leaflet have the same edge as Wendy's, did you find out?
Forum: Pattern Central 06-28-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
Oh, ok, you're talking about the Stonington...

Oh, ok, you're talking about the Stonington Shawl. Sorry, I'm a little slow today. :lol:

The pattern specifies the Schoolhouse Press Shetland wool which is "jumper" weight, i.e. fingering weight...
Forum: General Knitting 06-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,429
Posted By Calamintha
I placed an order with them a couple of years ago...

I placed an order with them a couple of years ago during one of their sales. It was a month before they shipped the package (and yes, I do live in the US). Even more disappointingly, the package only...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,383
Posted By Calamintha
I think the technical term is Tam. Here a...

I think the technical term is Tam. Here a pattern:

http://www.kraemeryarns.com/patterns/pdfs/tamtopper.pdf

I've found smoke rings are good for bad hair days too:
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Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
Anne, I've found the folks at Schoolhouse Press...

Anne, I've found the folks at Schoolhouse Press very helpful and you might want to contact them and give them the link to Wendy's shawl and see what they have to say as qiviut said. You could ask...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
Jeremy, Shetland wool is a type of wool that...

Jeremy, Shetland wool is a type of wool that comes from the Shetland breed of Sheep. Most of the time when the term is used in lace knitting it refers to what is called "jumper weight" (which is...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
I hate to tell you this but lace knitters often...

I hate to tell you this but lace knitters often choose to put a different lace edging pattern on a shawl than what the pattern calls for. Although it's possible that the Stonington Shawl in the Wool...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
I've been knitting lace for about ten years and...

I've been knitting lace for about ten years and the Stonington Shawl is not particularly difficult imo. Much of it is plain garter stitch. As far as the lace edging goes, they are not difficult at...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Calamintha
I am just finishing up a lace Shetland Sampler...

I am just finishing up a lace Shetland Sampler scarf in vanilla Zephyr. I started with a 630 yard skein and it's enough. I am making the scarf for someone who is fairly tall so I am making it extra...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-26-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
Oh, good! I don't think you'll regret it. It's a...

Oh, good! I don't think you'll regret it. It's a wonderful book with lots of interesting patterns. There are also quite a few articles in the book that contain good tips on lace knitting too.
Forum: Pattern Central 06-26-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,177
Posted By Calamintha
I have the Shawls and Scarves: Best of Knitters...

I have the Shawls and Scarves: Best of Knitters Magazine and the pattern is in there. Did you mean you can't find a copy of the book? I ordered mine from Amazon. You might be able to get it through...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Calamintha
Oh, ok, I guess we're in agreement then! I know...

Oh, ok, I guess we're in agreement then! I know that if I am short a stitch in a particular row it's almost always that I forgot to give the yarn a little extra kick around the needles doing a YO...
Forum: General Knitting 06-25-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,822
Posted By Calamintha
Size 0 is small. The wooden ones look like...

Size 0 is small. The wooden ones look like toothpicks. Ask me how I know. I wound up breaking one. I use two metal circular needles now for socks so I can't break them. Most of the time I use size 2...
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