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Forum: The Lounge 07-27-2014, 08:57 AM
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Views: 135
Posted By Jan in CA
How pretty!!

How pretty!!
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By Jan in CA
Huh. Is this his way of saying he doesn't want...

Huh. Is this his way of saying he doesn't want socks? I'm sure there must be yarn with that fiber content, but finding might be extremely hard.
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By Jan in CA
Tip to tip. Not a stupid question at all!

Tip to tip. Not a stupid question at all!
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By Jan in CA
I think it'll be hard to find a fiber content hat...

I think it'll be hard to find a fiber content hat specific. There are many that are near that though. Is he okay with that?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Jan in CA
It would help if you post a pattern link. There...

It would help if you post a pattern link.

There is cast off (aka bind off) instruction in the bind off section of he videos at the link at top of page.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Jan in CA
6 sts to the inch? That's about DK weight of a...

6 sts to the inch? That's about DK weight of a single strand. Possibly lace weight might work. :shrug:

I agree with GG. If you're just making a stroller blanket just find a yarn you like that knits...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Jan in CA
Can you give us a link to the pattern? Based on...

Can you give us a link to the pattern? Based on what you wrote I assume it's an old one though.

I can't find mention of the yarn, but gauge and yarn weight is more accurate and helpful than ply...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Jan in CA
Welcome! It sounds like you use the tail to...

Welcome!

It sounds like you use the tail to seam up and close the top. I would leave a fairly long tail just to make sure you have enough. Maybe 15"?

You can put a piece of contrasting color yarn...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Jan in CA
That is not going to be an easy pattern. It's...

That is not going to be an easy pattern. It's made in pieces and has lots of shaping and set in sleeves. Plus you've got quite a bit of intarsia and color changes. To create a video tutorial would...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Jan in CA
I use Amy's method to wind center pull balls (no...

I use Amy's method to wind center pull balls (no ball winder) and I've used to to wind two skeins together for double strand projects. If you change your mind about the yarn or project though it's a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Jan in CA
:hug:

:hug:
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Jan in CA
OMG! :lol: :roflhard:

OMG! :lol: :roflhard:
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Jan in CA
ROTFL! :yay:

ROTFL! :yay:
Forum: Pattern Central 07-11-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Jan in CA
There isn't always a pattern for all the garments...

There isn't always a pattern for all the garments you see. The majority of patterns like this probably are machine knit. If you want we can find a hat shaped similarly, but you'd have to figure out...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-11-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Jan in CA
Knitting through the back loop combined with...

Knitting through the back loop combined with picking up the stitch between gives you an increase. Knitting into the back (or front) of the stitch when M1 makes it tighter or looser depending on how...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-11-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Jan in CA
It can be tough to change yarn weight especially...

It can be tough to change yarn weight especially when your spi are so far off. Maybe try knitting the swatch for the next size up? Use the needle size that gives you the fabric you like. If all else...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Jan in CA
:teehee: We are a silly fun bunch and I love it!...

:teehee: We are a silly fun bunch and I love it! You're a great addition to our group here! :hug:
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Jan in CA
Pillows are one of those things that can be fun...

Pillows are one of those things that can be fun without going overboard with the decorations. Hmmm was there a pattern? I posted a comment to see if there is one.
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Jan in CA
OMG I love that! Would make an awesome wall...

OMG I love that! Would make an awesome wall hanging or pillow! :roflhard:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Jan in CA
Very cute! There is a basic editor in iPad, but...

Very cute!

There is a basic editor in iPad, but it doesn't resize (scale). I use PhotoPad to crop and resize photos to post in the forum. You can get it here....
Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Jan in CA
Your link didn't work. It has an extra http in...

Your link didn't work. It has an extra http in it.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-starghan

I'm not sure what you did. Did you cast on a different amount to make a different size or...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Jan in CA
What brand did you buy? Not all needles are...

What brand did you buy? Not all needles are created equal. I bought some cheap ones online that were made in China that were not good. My Clover Bamboo, Knitpicks, and Knitters Pride are pretty good....
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jan in CA
Maybe not that long since I've only been knitting...

Maybe not that long since I've only been knitting 8.5 yrs or so, but I've got some I should just say uncle to. :lol:
Forum: The Lounge 07-09-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,968
Posted By Jan in CA
Check the date. :lol:

Check the date. :lol:
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jan in CA
How on earth did you find this post Daylily?!...

How on earth did you find this post Daylily?! It's 7.5 yrs old!!
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