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Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By LongShanks
There are a number of ways to wind yarn into a...

There are a number of ways to wind yarn into a ball by hand.

Winding Yarn on A NÝstepinne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVFPOt3vX3o) I use a toothbrush case for a Nostepinne. I keep knitting odds...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By LongShanks
Plain olde socks in the same way Michelangelo did...

Plain olde socks in the same way Michelangelo did plain olde finger painting.
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By LongShanks
I have not used the Knitpick's often but I find...

I have not used the Knitpick's often but I find the HiyaHiya as flexible. I understand that Hiya Hiya has changed their cables, but, from what i hear the new cables are still excellent.

One nice...
Forum: General Knitting 03-31-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By LongShanks
With older Boye Needlemaster sets you have to be...

With older Boye Needlemaster sets you have to be careful to determine if you have large screw connector or small screw connectors. There are/were adapters to go from small cable to large needles. ...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By LongShanks
Check with the shop owner about what is the...

Check with the shop owner about what is the intended use of the yarn. One yarn shop (the-mannings.com) I frequent sells weaving as well as knitting supplies. Some of the weaving yarns may not be...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-12-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By LongShanks
I have a wooden swift that I made. It uses 2 yard...

I have a wooden swift that I made. It uses 2 yard sticks, 4 wooden coat rack pegs, small dowels, a couple of board and a lazy Susan base. The most expensive item was the lazy Susan base, Lowe's...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-31-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By LongShanks
The Knitting Fool shows this...

The Knitting Fool shows this...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-28-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By LongShanks
Guidance on picking up and knitting stitches can...

Guidance on picking up and knitting stitches can be found at the following video,

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/pick-up-and-knit-stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-20-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By LongShanks
Are you knitting on the tips of the needles or on...

Are you knitting on the tips of the needles or on the body of the needles? If you knit on the very tips you are making the stitches small and they are tight as they move back along the body of the...
Forum: The Lounge 05-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By LongShanks
Rockmellon where are you in Maryland? If you are...

Rockmellon where are you in Maryland? If you are anywhere near Gettysburg, PA check out The Mannings (http://www.the-mannings.com/mannings_catalog.cgi), Great people, great store, great classes...
Forum: The Lounge 05-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By LongShanks
Ah Yes the Knit and rip method of knitting I know...

Ah Yes the Knit and rip method of knitting I know it so well.

Some observations from my experience.

Knitting should and can be relaxing; knit for fun and relaxation not perfection.
Imperfections...
Forum: General Knitting 05-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By LongShanks
Has anyone tried the Cubic by Knitters Pride?

Has anyone tried the Cubic by Knitters Pride?
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By LongShanks
As you look at interchangeable needles consider...

As you look at interchangeable needles consider what you will be knitting. Many sets do not have needle US sizes 2 or 3 and only go as low as 4 or 5. If you knit on the smaller needles this might...
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By LongShanks
In my humble opinion investing is interchangeable...

In my humble opinion investing is interchangeable needles (INs) is a good idea.

Check with your LYS they may have needles that your can try while at the shop.

I have:
HiyaHiya - Love great needles...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-01-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By LongShanks
The TechKnitter site has some guides on switching...

The TechKnitter site has some guides on switching colors:

picture-frame-your-color-knitting-to (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2011/11/picture-frame-your-color-knitting-to.html)

.Jogless...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-01-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By LongShanks
Look at the top of this page to the "Free videos"...

Look at the top of this page to the "Free videos" there is a lot of good videos and directions under that tab. There is a tab "Getting Started (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit)"...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,628
Posted By LongShanks
Help for Z cuff sock knitter

andycoble has been having trouble with the VogueKnitting's Z Cuff Sock (http://www.vogueknitting.com/free_patterns/z_cuff_socks.aspx) pattern and has some questions going at the thread:

z cuff sock...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-30-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
If someone has a problem and posts a link to the...

If someone has a problem and posts a link to the pattern we can and do go to the link and review the pattern. I went out at the beginning and reviewed and printed the pattern. I have a copy here to...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-29-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
In general it is not a good idea to post complete...

In general it is not a good idea to post complete listing of patterns because of copyright requirements. It is better to post a link to the web page with the pattern. Even when it is a free on line...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
Is this your second sock? Yesterday you were...

Is this your second sock? Yesterday you were asking about the gusset which would have put you beyond the heel turn. Once you have picked up the stitches for the gusset you should have 56 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By LongShanks
You might want to post a picture of what you have...

You might want to post a picture of what you have already completed. Someone might be able to identify the pattern.
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
Happy knitting

Happy knitting
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-27-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
PM = Place Marker Again I knit toe-up so bear...

PM = Place Marker

Again I knit toe-up so bear with me.

Needle one and three should hold your heel and gusset stitches and needle 2 your instep (top of foot) stitches. When you reach the end of...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-27-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
When you come to a new section of the pattern or...

When you come to a new section of the pattern or a new technique put in a life line (http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/using-a-lifeline). A life line is a piece of yarn, or thread that runs...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-27-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By LongShanks
What the instructions say is to knit "Row 1 (WS)...

What the instructions say is to knit
"Row 1 (WS) Sl 1, p21.
Row 2 Sl 1, k21."

Then to

"Rep [Repeat] last 2 [both] rows 6 times more."

Both rows will be knit 7 times.
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