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Forum: How-to Questions 12-11-2010, 01:58 AM
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Posted By deosh
...I ended up going with tubular, and it looks...

...I ended up going with tubular, and it looks just fine...tks!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2010, 07:43 PM
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Views: 1,719
Posted By deosh
Thanks, Sue....I will. I also just found this,...

Thanks, Sue....I will. I also just found this, which looks okay:

http://beautifulknitting.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/stretchy-cast-on-and-bind-off/
Forum: How-to Questions 12-10-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,719
Posted By deosh
best cast on for hat?

Hello, all!

Making a hat on straight needles in Sublime extra fine merino DK.
The pattern goes like this:

Row 1: P2, *ybk, s1p, p2, rep from * to end
Row 2: *K2, p1, rep from * to last 2 st, k2.

I...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,286
Posted By deosh
horizontal seam in 2x2 rib- argh!

Hello All;

I have Googled myself silly, to no avail.....I am doing a horizontal seam on a sleeve done in 2x2 rib (one piece shrug knit bottom to top). Where does one put the needle when faced with a...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By deosh
Tubular Cast On

Hello Gurus....

Starting a shrug that involves a tubular cast on as the base for the back edge (it's knit in one piece essentially, back to collar). Having a hard time with the pattern, which...
Forum: General Knitting 01-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,695
Posted By deosh
I agree...scarves are a great idea...easy and...

I agree...scarves are a great idea...easy and impressive.

Being a new-ish knitter, I just made my first knitted Xmas gift....a gorgeous wrap in superfine Alpaca, a black and tan combo. It took much...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By deosh
another issue....madness!

Thanks, Jan! :hug:

I have finished the sweater, including the dreaded sleeves. When I did the matress stitch one one side seam, it seemed I had three rows too many (I counted after the fact, not as...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-01-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By deosh
Thanks, Jan...I forged ahead and it looks...

Thanks, Jan...I forged ahead and it looks reasonably good :happydance:

(incidentally, this is how I spent my New Yrs Eve and ushered in my 42nd birthday....there goes my reputation!)
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By deosh
try again with the photo....

.......here we go......
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By deosh
Seaming 2x2 rib horizontally- argh!

Hello all and Happy New Year!

I am nearly finished a gorgeous sweater in a merino/cashmere blend. It's knit in one piece, with ribbing on the cuffs. I am mystified as to how to sew the sleeve seams,...
Forum: General Knitting 11-19-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By deosh
I'm a Capricorn..it's my curse! Thanks again...I...

I'm a Capricorn..it's my curse!

Thanks again...I am about to post another question now...
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By deosh
I was thinking the Help section- but if it's ok...

I was thinking the Help section- but if it's ok here, that's fine...

...and, thank you- it was obvious, but I'm a little panicky because I want this project *perfect*

a.
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By deosh
sorry....

...this belongs in a different thread...trying to fix!
Forum: General Knitting 11-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By deosh
casting on extra for sleeves- conundrum!

Hello, Gurus :)

I am hesitant to ask this, for fear I've missed something patently obvious, but here goes.

I am making this sweater (my second...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By deosh
update

Success! I am working with the needles closest and it's going beautifully, even comfortably- who knew?

Incidentally, bamboo DPNs are a whole different animal than the metal ones I used to make my...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By deosh
Yes, that's it. (Is this unusual, knitting with...

Yes, that's it.

(Is this unusual, knitting with the needles furthest away? I really don't find DPNs easy or comfortable, but I'm going to stick with them b/c they certainly have their place)

I...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By deosh
Furthest, actually..it's the only way I can use...

Furthest, actually..it's the only way I can use DPNs comfortably.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By deosh
Definitely right side- the shoulder and underarm...

Definitely right side- the shoulder and underarm seams are sewn, actually.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By deosh
Sleeves Gone Wrong!

..but all is not lost, because I have my team of gurus here to help :muah: ....

I will be adding sleeves on to my first sweater by picking up stitches...I've had one redo and it wasn't a big deal,...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By deosh
i LOVE everything by Noro! Nice job.

i LOVE everything by Noro! Nice job.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-31-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,869
Posted By deosh
Wow, it's working! Thank you very much!

Wow, it's working! Thank you very much!
Forum: How-to Questions 10-30-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,869
Posted By deosh
No, she doesn't specify how to keep the pattern ...

No, she doesn't specify how to keep the pattern :(
I am managing ok in the round; I am using two markers and just doing my increases on either side of them.

Ingrid, your instructions make perfect...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-29-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,869
Posted By deosh
keeping rib pattern while increasing?

hello all, back with another Q).

I am working on the (cowl) neck of my first sweater. The instructions read as follows:

"Increase one stitch at the beginning and end of every 2 rows 8 times...Work...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By deosh
Romni Wools on Queen St. is amazing, I am there...

Romni Wools on Queen St. is amazing, I am there once a week. The staff is very helpful (a blessing for me!). They specialize in natural fibers, but have a nice long aisle full of novelty yarns as...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-19-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By deosh
Redface half in-the-round, half not!

hello everyone...longtime fan, first time poster, from Toronto, ON. I checked this section in hopes of avoiding a question that's already been asked so I hope I'm not annoying anyone....
Making my...
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