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Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By charmichan
Personally speaking, I find k2p2 ribbing never...

Personally speaking, I find k2p2 ribbing never stretchy enough. If I want a stretchy ribbing, I find that k1p1 is much better.

But when in doubt, swatching is always the answer! (Unless the answer...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By charmichan
It sounds like you're going to be working only a...

It sounds like you're going to be working only a portion of the stitches (the thumb) for a while, then later you'll go back and work the rest (the finger-part of the mitten). But instead of pulling...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By charmichan
Looks like there are several places online to buy...

Looks like there are several places online to buy this yarn. Here's one: Knitting-Warehouse.com (http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-patons-classic-merino-wool.html)

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By charmichan
42 is always THE answer!

42 is always THE answer!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By charmichan
I concur with Mason. Count as you pass the...

I concur with Mason. Count as you pass the right-most stitch over and off the right-hand needle.

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By charmichan
Wow, what a beautiful shawl! No wonder you just...

Wow, what a beautiful shawl! No wonder you just have to knit it!!

Here's the way I would try it.

Provisional cast-on 3 st.
Knit 18 rows
Knit 3 st from left-hand needle,
pick-up and knit 9 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By charmichan
I agree that she shouldn't be increasing or...

I agree that she shouldn't be increasing or decreasing any stitches in each row. But I do think she'll need 250 cast-on stitches in order to get through the entire row. Here's how I figure it:

Start...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By charmichan
Yep, I get 250 as well. -Kris

Yep, I get 250 as well.

-Kris
Forum: Knitters Knear You 11-12-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By charmichan
Hi, I live in Hillsboro, and work in...

Hi, I live in Hillsboro, and work in Tigard.

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By charmichan
I forgot to mention, when you're knitting...

I forgot to mention, when you're knitting intarsia, you want to knit flat.

There is a technique for knitting intarsia in the round. http://yarnyarns.blogspot.com/2008/11/intarsia-in-round.html

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By charmichan
My guess is that the cuff won't be tight enough...

My guess is that the cuff won't be tight enough on size 2 needles. I would vote for frogging and starting from scratch with size 1.

Of course, whichever way you decide to go, be sure to make the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By charmichan
I would definitely use intarsia for the white...

I would definitely use intarsia for the white part of this pattern as well. Check out the intarsia how to video on this site, under the Intarsia Knitting section...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By charmichan
It means the last row you work will be a...

It means the last row you work will be a right-side row. So if the pattern is stockinette, for example, the last row you work will be a knit row. When you finish that knit row, then you are...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By charmichan
Here is a great link for measuring: Measuring for...

Here is a great link for measuring: Measuring for Custom Socks (http://appleleeffarm.com/WEBPDF/cstmsck1.pdf)

Here is a great universal sock pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By charmichan
Sometimes with knitting patterns, it's best to...

Sometimes with knitting patterns, it's best to just start following the instructions and see what happens. So with the instructions you wrote, knit 12 stitches, then knit 4 stitches together, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,361
Posted By charmichan
Cute hat! Let me make sure I understand. You've...

Cute hat!

Let me make sure I understand. You've knitted the stockinette part that curls up to form the rim of the hat, then you've knitted the 2x2 rib, and now you're ready to knit the next...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By charmichan
You may be getting a ladder effect from dropping...

You may be getting a ladder effect from dropping stitches. Dropped stitches will look like this: http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/images/instructionalPhotos/23_3.jpg

There are some great instructions...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By charmichan
If I understand you question correctly, you want...

If I understand you question correctly, you want to make sure to slip your stiches purl-wise from one needle to the next.

Let me know if that's not what you are getting at.

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 11-04-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,615
Posted By charmichan
There are a couple of great videos on this site...

There are a couple of great videos on this site under the videos->advanced-techniques section: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques. Go to the knitting with two-colors at the same...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By charmichan
+1 for the Magic Loop method! -Kris

+1 for the Magic Loop method!

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By charmichan
What are you making? It's very possible that your...

What are you making? It's very possible that your guage is close enough to work just fine.

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By charmichan
I swear that happens to me at the beginning of...

I swear that happens to me at the beginning of every knit-in-the-round project! Sophie is right, just turn it inside-out (or rightside-in, as the case may be) and keep going.

-Kris
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By charmichan
It looks to me like you should decrease one...

It looks to me like you should decrease one stitch on each row, but only on the neck edge. 21 - 6 = 15, so the math works out. So it should be something like this:

Row 1: Knit 21 st in pattern
Row...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By charmichan
You are doing it right. But that last stitch is...

You are doing it right. But that last stitch is often a bit ugly.
There's a nice trick that I use on that last stitch.

* Bind-off until you have one stitch on each needle.
* Pass stitch from...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By charmichan
Here is my personal knitting history: practice...

Here is my personal knitting history: practice square swatches in different knit and purl patterns (from Knitting for Dummies book), scarf in garter stripes, winter hat...
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