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Forum: Pattern Central Today, 01:25 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
That is pretty. Cotton Classic is wonderful yarn...

That is pretty. Cotton Classic is wonderful yarn to work with and it comes in glorious colors.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 06:03 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Yes, the problem is exactly as you've said....

Yes, the problem is exactly as you've said. There's tightness because you've knit the first stitch on the LH needle but haven't dropped it off the needle. Knitting into the second stitch is just...
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By salmonmac
What if you cast on ~20-24sts with your yarn and...

What if you cast on ~20-24sts with your yarn and see what gauge you get?
The Taormina calls for 4sts/inch on size 11 needles so that's a place to start.
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By salmonmac
Glad to hear that the beginning of the mittens is...

Glad to hear that the beginning of the mittens is looking good. It's not supposed to be so much snow (and there's always Boston to consider) but it can't be long before crocus and daffodils now!
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By salmonmac
Are you working with wool? The little barbs on...

Are you working with wool? The little barbs on wool help keep it from unraveling at the steek. I run lines of sewing stitches on either side of the steek before cutting it. It's scary but it works....
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 09:07 PM
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Views: 580
Posted By salmonmac
Jan, I love the way this pattern is turning out....

Jan, I love the way this pattern is turning out. The colors are very pleasing and the flow of the stitch pattern is lovely.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, just knit the next 5 rows without any...

Yes, just knit the next 5 rows without any shaping, no decreases.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/manheim-fitted-pullover
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 06:37 PM
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Views: 93
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! Yes, that's it exactly, every row...

Hi and welcome!
Yes, that's it exactly, every row for 3 rows and then every other row until the given number of sts remain.

Would you please edit your post to remove the pattern except for the neck...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By salmonmac
If I understand correctly, what about pockets...

If I understand correctly, what about pockets with a side entry? You could cut along the row as shown here
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/01/length-reassignment-surgery.html
and then pick up...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 02:10 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I agree that a pattern link would help or even a...

I agree that a pattern link would help or even a pattern name.
Essentially, it sounds like, after you get to 85sts the repeat is:
row 1: (former Next row) K1, sl1, K2tog, psso work to last 4sts K3tog...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 01:59 PM
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Views: 97
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You might try measuring...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You might try measuring around the foot, usually at the ball of the foot to see if the gauge and the measurement you do will give the size sock you want. It's the measurement...
Forum: Charity Knitting 03-02-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
It's cheery just to hear about crocus somewhere!...

It's cheery just to hear about crocus somewhere! Have a great trip, good weather and a wonderful visit in Seattle.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-02-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By salmonmac
You don't need to pick up a stitch in every row....

You don't need to pick up a stitch in every row. Since you're going to be working in garter stitch for the edging, the usual ratio is to pick up 2sts for every 3 rows. A stitch or two more or less is...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This is the pattern I...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This is the pattern I see for Granite stitch:
http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-granite-stitch/
To knit it in the round
Rnd 1: Knit all stitches
Rnd 2: *p2tog; rep...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, pick up and knit 33, then knit across the...

Yes, pick up and knit 33, then knit across the sts on the spare needle doing the decrease as you've placed it and finally finish the row by picking up another 33sts along the other side of the body...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
You know, looking at the pattern and directions,...

You know, looking at the pattern and directions, there's something wrong. I only see 2sts in the C2L, not 4sts. Is that consistent with the directions for the C2L?
It looks to me that in order to get...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
OK, so on the alternate rows, knit the V stitches...

OK, so on the alternate rows, knit the V stitches and purl the loops, and this will apply to the cable cross as well. You'll purl those sts.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! One of the best things to...

Welcome to the forum!
One of the best things to learn is looking at your knitting and reading the pattern. Sounds like you're already doing this and recognizing where you're out of pattern.
For...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-01-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! The row 2 instructions apply but...

Welcome to KH!
The row 2 instructions apply but probably not to the cable cross. This is where a pattern link or even a pattern name helps, as Jan requested. Often, the cables are knit on the front...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By salmonmac
I've given up trying to interpret what goes on in...

I've given up trying to interpret what goes on in yarn stores. Sometimes I've wondered if the reaction really applies to the previous customer and that's why it seems to be off a click, or two or...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
How very frustrating. Well, a different yarn can...

How very frustrating. Well, a different yarn can certainly affect gauge. The fiber content, the way it's plied and possibly the way it's treated after spinning might all...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By salmonmac
That's going to be beautiful. What a nice gift of...

That's going to be beautiful. What a nice gift of yarn from a friend too. I love the color gradient.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You yarn strand is...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You yarn strand is coming off the needle in back so add the backward loop to that needle, then pull out the back needle, push in the front needle and start knitting on the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By salmonmac
Maybe the shedding stop with washing. You'll get...

Maybe the shedding stop with washing. You'll get rid of at least some of the tiny yarn bits that are coming off.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By salmonmac
You picked up 29sts between the markers,...

You picked up 29sts between the markers, right?
Now you'll shape the center of the hood for the next 6 rows. Knit 14sts, increase by lifting the bar between sts and then knit one stitch. Mark this...
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