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Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bethie
getting gauge?

when making a gauge swatch, do I knit knit knit all rows? Or do I make the stockinette stitch of alternating knit and purl rows?

The back of my pillow will be all knit

The fronto my pillow is...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By bethie
I liked the suggestion from this book for...

I liked the suggestion from this book for comparing several needle sizes in one swatch, and the garter stitch on the edge will help the swatch lay flat for accurate measuring. If you don't bind off...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By bethie
Then the pattern would look like this if 'as they...

Then the pattern would look like this if 'as they are presented' means you do the same thing as you see it.... but that can't be right because the stitch pattern below looks odd....



Row 1 : knit...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By bethie
Oops, I missed your note while I was replying to...

Oops, I missed your note while I was replying to another piece of advice

Gauge is sorta important, I need the piece to be 12.5 wide and long, any less it might not match up with the other piece I...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By bethie
Yes, the gauge part I get. I know that knitting...

Yes, the gauge part I get. I know that knitting with 9s or 10s is going to give me less stitches per inch because the stitches will be bigger. This is what I want as knitting currently with the 8s...
Forum: General Knitting 05-22-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By bethie
Re: Sally Melville's books

Glad you like the book. I'd go on amazon.com or bn.com and read the reviews. It seems her 2nd book, 'the purling experience' had lots and lots of typos and wrong directions. Check the site to see...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By bethie
Thank you both for your comments. I really...

Thank you both for your comments. I really appreciate all the helpful and quick responses I have gotten since I have joined this site. I do have a couple of follow-up questions...

Although it is...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,502
Posted By bethie
changing needle size?

On a whim, I bought some size 9 and size 10 needles during lunch.

I'm wondering if using these size needles would help the project move along a bit faster (in re: to my previous post of knitting a...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-22-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By bethie
Ah yesh, it is going to take forever. I've done...

Ah yesh, it is going to take forever. I've done like 12 or 13 rows so far and I'm only a little over 1 inch off the needle.

I'm using size 8 US needles.

Oh well. This is my summer project to ...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-19-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By bethie
Re: Casting On

I am a new knitter too and my co-worker showed that to me as a short cut to the casting on via the knitting method. I like the thumb method for casting on, it's quite quick.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-19-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By bethie
Re: Please Help - 1st project

If you are getting "loops" in your knit stitches you are probably either knitting to loosely or you are dropping stitches.

Do you have the same # of stitches on your needle right now from when you...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-19-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By bethie
knitting a pillow cover for a 12x12 pillow

Hi y'all. I'm fixing to make a pillow cover for a pillow form I bought. The pillow form is 12x12. It is a bit puffy.

I figured I'd knit a front piece with a pattern and just a plain back. On...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By bethie
I haven't taken any classes either. I learned to...

I haven't taken any classes either.

I learned to knit from the Klutz Knitting Book. You know, those kid kits for arts n' crafts. The book actually was great and had tons of great close up...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By bethie
No problem, once you check the gauge on your...

No problem, once you check the gauge on your label, I *think* you could do this:
Find how how many inches you want to make the poncho (i.e. 36")
Divide by the INCHES gauge given (15 stitches = 4...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By bethie
Hopefully a more experienced knitter will step in...

Hopefully a more experienced knitter will step in and answer your questions as I am a very eager learner but have only been knitting for a month or so and just finished my first projects that were...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By bethie
welcome, i am new here as well. I do know part...

welcome, i am new here as well.

I do know part of the answer to your question. How many stitches to cast on depends on what size needles you are using as different size needles are going to give...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By bethie
What about when I'm done using colors? Does...

What about when I'm done using colors?

Does this make binding off really tricky?

Like when I get to the top of the B and I'm done, what do I do? Do I just drop the bobbin and thread in the...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By bethie
How do I know how much yarn to wind on each...

How do I know how much yarn to wind on each bobbin?????
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By bethie
question about Intarsia Knitting

I would like to experiment with intarsia knitting and just start with 2 colors to start.....

I'd like to do this pattern http://www.knittingknonsense.com/b_cloth.html

It is the letter B. I'd like...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By bethie
Just buy some regular 100% mercanized cotton...

Just buy some regular 100% mercanized cotton yarn. It's super. I made washclothes for my mom and MIL for mother's day and they loved them.
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By bethie
I don't feel bad buying books not from my LYS. ...

I don't feel bad buying books not from my LYS. to me, the LYS's main function is to provide awesome yarn & notions, fellowship, instruction and keep the knitting tradition going on. In my opinino,...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By bethie
I have no idea. I am just a beginner knitter and...

I have no idea. I am just a beginner knitter and wanted to make a relatively simple tank top... This one looks dang cute but you have to pay for it :(

http://www.sweaterbabe.com/product_kp12.htm
Forum: General Knitting 05-11-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By bethie
anyone ever order from www.sweaterbabe.com?

http://www.sweaterbabe.com/product_kp12.htm

found a cute pattern i'd like to make ...

have tried searching as many free sites as I can for a similar pattern, but have had no luck...

has anyone...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By bethie
need help modifying a tank top pattern

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTasana.html

I found a great tank top pattern to knit but was majorly bummed to see that the back exposes quite a bit of skin.

any tips on how to make the back...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-04-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By bethie
thanks, very cool. plastic canvas would be great...

thanks, very cool. plastic canvas would be great to use for the bag bottom if sealed up in its own litle case with leftover fabric, plus it could be washed
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