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Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2009, 06:16 PM
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Views: 982
Posted By isabeau
Knitting looms

I have increasing mobility restrictions that make it both hard and painful to knit. (I don't just mean with straight needles; I have been primarily using circulars for years now, with dpns as...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By isabeau
It's a method of doing cabling (twisted stitches)...

It's a method of doing cabling (twisted stitches) that doesn't involve cable needles. You knit the two stitches out of order: the second one, and then the first one, and the result is a twist,...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By isabeau
ood luck :)

ood luck :)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By isabeau
Lightbulb I figured out the problem here! :woot: ...the...

I figured out the problem here! :woot:

...the math is wrong.

The instructions were:



...and the next row referred to 10. The math for row 13 works -- 19 - 9 = 10 -- but the math for row 12...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By isabeau
It's not necessarily the middle of the row, but...

It's not necessarily the middle of the row, but it's the middle of the garment. (I'm assuming the markers have something to do with where the shoulders will go, or something.)

I could be wrong...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By isabeau
No; I think you're going the wrong direction with...

No; I think you're going the wrong direction with the second bit.

You start in the middle of the piece, right? (front center) And you work the right front and keep going until 4 sts past the right...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By isabeau
There's a video...

There's a video here:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

that shows how to pick up stitches. (What you're doing, basically, is taking an edge and adding knittable loops along that...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By isabeau
<nitpicking> technically, it's not part of the...

<nitpicking> technically, it's not part of the K19; it's part of the 20 stitches remaining, which you then work in the next row. ;)</nitpicking> But yay for figuring it out and getting it finished...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,499
Posted By isabeau
The stitch on the right needle is from the...

The stitch on the right needle is from the bindoffs, yes.

"Binding off n stitches", where n is less than the whole amount, always involves n+1 stitches. If you bind off one stitch, stitch #2 will...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By isabeau
I'm guessing that the pentagon involves some rows...

I'm guessing that the pentagon involves some rows with increases followed by rows with decreases? (probably starting from an edge and going to a point, rather than the other way around)

If so, you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-20-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By isabeau
If you slip the first stitch of one row, it'll...

If you slip the first stitch of one row, it'll get knitted like a normal stitch when you go back across (because on the next row, it's the *last* stitch). The result will be a stitch that's somewhat...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By isabeau
You continue in established pattern. :) Of the...

You continue in established pattern. :)

Of the section you quoted, it breaks down to sleeve + back + sleeve sections:

[sleeve 1: K29] + [back: row 1 of pattern] + [sleeve 2: K29]
[sleeve 2: P29] +...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-19-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By isabeau
What I'm visualizing with this pattern (biased by...

What I'm visualizing with this pattern (biased by the pattern that I worked) is that odd numbered rows are knit from the outside in, and even numbered rows go back out to the edge. (Unless I have it...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By isabeau
Do what it says before row 1. That puts you in...

Do what it says before row 1. That puts you in position to do the shaping.

...tbh I have no idea why it's written that way, since there are no repeats (eg "do rows 1-8 three times"), and since it...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,608
Posted By isabeau
And at the risk of stating the obvious: The "Slip...

And at the risk of stating the obvious: The "Slip all sts &c." means "when slipping a stitch, do it with yarn in front", rather than "do a "row" of slipped stitches".

The purpose of the short rows,...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-19-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By isabeau
(approximate) sizes for baby stuff?

I have a lot of friends that are, er, acquiring babies, and I want to do up baby hats and baby booties. I found a pattern that I like for baby booties (link...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-19-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,291
Posted By isabeau
I don't know if...

I don't know if http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/petal.html is the sort of thing you're looking for or not...?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By isabeau
That looks like a variation of something I've...

That looks like a variation of something I've done before (http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/petal.html) but with some variation; but I can't tell just by looking at it whether or not it...
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By isabeau
Question Help with learning different knitting styles?

So, I have this problem.

I was taught to knit English style, using the long-tail thumb method for casting on. (I've tried Continental in the past, but knit stitch is awkward, purling is impossible,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,375
Posted By isabeau
"St st" is stockinette stitch -- knit RS rows,...

"St st" is stockinette stitch -- knit RS rows, purl WS. They're giving gauge information for (a) in-pattern stitch using the size of needles that gets you that gauge, and (b) stockinette stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,702
Posted By isabeau
Stop the increase, just knit until it's 10 1/2...

Stop the increase, just knit until it's 10 1/2 inches long.

The instructions have you doing increases until there are 49 stitches, and then says "Work even until 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15)" from...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By isabeau
I agree with Ingrid that the description of the...

I agree with Ingrid that the description of the cables is incorrect -- those symbols are standardly used for a cable over four stitches (two to cable, two not) rather than over eight or over six (!),...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By isabeau
(don't you slip knitwise when it's part of a...

(don't you slip knitwise when it's part of a decrease?)

Basically, lace is about adding holes (through yarn-over), which also adds an extra stitch to the next row, and then decreases, which makes...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-08-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By isabeau
No; the P11 is separate. What you have on that...

No; the P11 is separate.

What you have on that row is K1 P2 (3 stitches used so far), and then a repeating segment of pfb p11 (12 stitches used, 13 ended up with). You repeat that segment five...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-08-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By isabeau
It sounds like you aren't pulling the stitches...

It sounds like you aren't pulling the stitches tight enough. I-cord is basically a small tube, but if it's too loose, you'll end up with flat fabric with the yarn going across it on every row. When...
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