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Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2013, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Rainy113
Yes, that one looked a little bit more involved...

Yes, that one looked a little bit more involved so I started with the easier one. But I will try that one too and see which I like best!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Rainy113
OK, Got it! Thanks so much. I've discovered...

OK, Got it! Thanks so much.

I've discovered that dpn knitting isn't nearly as hard as it looks. I thought I would have a total mess with needles going every which way and dropped stitches left and...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-17-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Rainy113
DPN question from beginner.

I've seen other questions about this and watched videos but still not sure I'm doing it right.

The videos I've seen show how to start (and are a life saver) but they don't seem to show further along...
Forum: General Knitting 05-02-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Rainy113
Yes, that video is very helpful. Also it's good...

Yes, that video is very helpful. Also it's good to hear that even seasoned knitters still make mistakes! Now off to Joanns to pick up more stitch markers! LOL!
Forum: General Knitting 05-01-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Rainy113
These are some great tips. I will use everyone of...

These are some great tips. I will use everyone of them!

I can't believe I didn't think about lifelines! I actually used them when I first started. And stitch markers. I'm using one to mark the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-01-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Rainy113
Am I a dummy or is this normal? LOL!

Stared knitting simple scarfs etc about 6 months ago. Just started my first pattern - a shawl. I've had to frog it and start over about 4 times now because I keep losing my place, dropping stitches,...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-13-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Rainy113
Oh OK. Got it. Thanks a bunch! What yarn would...

Oh OK. Got it. Thanks a bunch!

What yarn would you suggest using with this pattern? I'm a beginner so I'm not ready to invest in anything too pricey but would like to try this pattern.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Rainy113
First time reading chart

Here is the link to the chart:

http://www.knitting-delight.com/download/Die-WollLust-shawl-Nature.pdf

I think i understand the stitch pattern but what are the boxes drawn for? Also what does it...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-13-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Rainy113
I used 16" circs (bamboo) for the hats. I really...

I used 16" circs (bamboo) for the hats. I really enjoy the circs since I can just knit and knit and not worry about purling except for the ribbing rows. At the top I decrease a few rows then pull it...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-13-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Rainy113
Help with learning dpns

I've been knitting for a few weeks now. I've made a couple of hats and scarves. I want to learn dpns, but I can't seem to get it to save my life!:aww:

What needles, yarn weight etc. do you think is...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Rainy113
Oh thanks for the link. That explains it well....

Oh thanks for the link. That explains it well. I've only been at this a few weeks so I don't think I'm ready for that yet! But it's good to know there is a way.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Rainy113
I'm not sure what you mean by cut a stitch. Do...

I'm not sure what you mean by cut a stitch. Do you mean to unravel the brim and do it again as though I were knitting from the top of the hat down? Will knitting unravel backwards? I'm sure I've got...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-06-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Rainy113
Any way to tighten hat band?

I've read a few remarks on the line of "you can always tighten stitches but you can't loosen them." So I'm wondering - how do you tighten them? I have a beanie hat that did the band in 2x2 rib, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-27-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Rainy113
Sorry, I don't understand what this means. For...

Sorry, I don't understand what this means. For now I'll just cut and work it in. thanks all!!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-27-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Rainy113
I'm thinking I'll do different size stripes from...

I'm thinking I'll do different size stripes from about 6 to 12 rows.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Rainy113
Changing colors on scarf

Doing a simple garter stitch scarf for a child. I'm using 3 different colors. The stripes will be about 1.5-2" wide. Do I cut and work in the ends every time I change colors or is there a way to...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rainy113
OK, thanks for all the replies! Are these circ...

OK, thanks for all the replies! Are these circ needles good enough to start with: Clover Bamboo 16'' Circular Knitting Needle at Joanne's. I have Hobby Lobby and Michaels nearby too.
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rainy113
Yeah, my needles are aluminum. I'll definitely be...

Yeah, my needles are aluminum. I'll definitely be getting some bamboo ones. Watching the videos certainly helps. I think I will get some bamboo dpns and some 16" circs.

Is there much difference in...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rainy113
Need advice on learning knitting in the round

I see a few other questions recently about this but I'm afraid I'm nowhere near as advanced as that. I am just trying to teach myself.

I wonder if it is better to start out with dpns or circ? I...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Rainy113
OK, that makes sense now. Yes, it's the 2nd row...

OK, that makes sense now. Yes, it's the 2nd row of the ribbing. Thanks! I love this site!
Forum: Pattern Central 11-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Rainy113
What does "end with a ribbing row" mean?

I'm doing a simple scarf - my first! Never read a pattern before. The instructions are:

* Purl 2, knit 2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Repeat last 2 rows until ribbing section measures...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Rainy113
Oh thanks! Now I feel much better. I still want...

Oh thanks! Now I feel much better. I still want to learn both ways but I'll stick with the english way for now since it feels better. I hope after I get more confidence I can learn the other way.

I...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Rainy113
Newbie with thanks and lots of questions

I had never touched a knitting needle before one week ago and I finished my first hat on Thursday thanks to the videos here. Now I am working on a scarf and I keep messing up. I drop stitches or...
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