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Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2009, 10:58 PM
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Posted By ABMama
Thank you! That makes sense. I consider myself...

Thank you! That makes sense. I consider myself a fairly tight knitter (which, I thought, is why I get more stitches per inch...but I may be wrong there).

Good to know that the bigger needle still...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By ABMama
You don't think the larger needles will make a...

You don't think the larger needles will make a looser garment?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By ABMama
Gauge question

OK, I've always gotten pretty much what the gauge suggests, so I've never had to adjust....

The pattern I am starting says the gauge is:
18 st and 30 rows = 4" in st st

The pattern calls for size...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-16-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By ABMama
I go up a few needle sizes (from 5 to 8, usually)...

I go up a few needle sizes (from 5 to 8, usually) and just hold the yarn loosely, like the other ladies have said! I tried the sewn bind off, but this just works better for me. It doesn't look...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-16-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,327
Posted By ABMama
I've never done short rows that way, but if...

I've never done short rows that way, but if you're interested....I use this method http://www.woolywonder.com/forums/showpost.php?p=74291&postcount=34 when knitting in the round (I make longies all...
Forum: Crochet! 03-08-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,317
Posted By ABMama
actually knitting I cord is what I usually do. I ...

actually knitting I cord is what I usually do. I love the way it looks, but it is tedious to knit. not difficult, but tedious. i've heard that crocheting a drawstring is faster and less tedious, so...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By ABMama
ooh, i'll try that. I also thought to ask in...

ooh, i'll try that.

I also thought to ask in the crochet forum that I never realized was here, since I never use it!! :wink: That might help, huh?!?
Forum: Crochet! 03-08-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,317
Posted By ABMama
crochet drawstring question

I'm a knitter and the only thing I know about crochet is how to make a chain (at least I think that's what it's called - I can start with the loop and make a chain of stitches from there). I want to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By ABMama
Crochet a chain

OK, I know this is a knitting forum, BUT....

I usually knit I cord for drawstrings but honestly find it very tedious. I would like to crochet a drawstring instead. I can do the simple chain BUT it...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By ABMama
ah, I didn't think about it being more open on...

ah, I didn't think about it being more open on the larger needles...good point!

and yes, machine washable/dryable was exactly what I was going for! I know I don't mind using wool wash for a blanket...
Forum: General Knitting 09-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By ABMama
Question subbing yarn help

Hi, everyone. I am used to knitting in wool only, and acrylic is a new thing for me. However, most of my friends seem to think wool is not suitable in our area (TX), even though I've tried to...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-01-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By ABMama
oh, thank you. I didn't realize that you...

oh, thank you. I didn't realize that you actually USE those four stitches to knit the I cord. That wasn't clear to me. I also don't get why they don't just say, "Bind off," because that I would...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By ABMama
Question SnB Umbilical cord hat ?

I've searched to see if this has been answered, but it doesn't appear to have been, so...

I am at the end of the SnB umbilical cord hat. I am totally unsure what it means by pulling the I-cord...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
SSK
Views: 748
Posted By ABMama
Makes sense! Now I feel silly... I should have...

Makes sense! Now I feel silly... I should have looked that up! But it's nicer to have an answer from a person sometimes! Thanks!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
SSK
Views: 748
Posted By ABMama
SSK

I have knitted many longies/shorties and even a skirty, but I"m now encountering something new: SSK.

I am knitting a cabled baby hat. The cable part does not sound difficult (in fact, the videos...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By ABMama
oh, that sounds simple. i thought it might be...

oh, that sounds simple. i thought it might be more complicated. thanks! :muah: (i love that smiley!)
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By ABMama
That would be my concern too. I know protein...

That would be my concern too. I know protein fibers like wool will take up Kool aid and Wilton's but I don't know about synthetic!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-10-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By ABMama
Unhappy un doing bind off

After much lurking I finally joined so that I can ask and answer questions. I hope to answer more than I ask, but....:teehee:

I am knitting a pair of longies for someone. She asked for an 11 inch...
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