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Forum: The Lounge Today, 02:16 AM
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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 10:38 PM
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Welcome to KH. Your stitch count will stay the...

Welcome to KH. Your stitch count will stay the same. The first p3tog is one stitch, the yo will make and increase and counts as one, the second p3tog is the third stitch. You do all this before...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 07:22 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Which one? I think there are myriad choices in...

Which one? I think there are myriad choices in that category.

:zombie:

I'm trying to get into my head how to fill in the valley between the heel flap halves. My mind does not contort well for...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:37 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Thank you! Not just for saying I got it right...

Thank you! Not just for saying I got it right (I'm amazed at that myself!) but mostly because this can be done and the OP will be able to do it. Thank you for catching the four stitches on one flap...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:33 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
I'm trying to picture a sock that's open down the...

I'm trying to picture a sock that's open down the back. I'm not succeeding very well. :sad: I'm making a huge assumption here that after you purl a row it will have you doing k2tog's and ssk's to...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:13 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this the part you are on now? Shape...

Is this the part you are on now?

Shape instep

Next row With right side facing, k5 sts from the first holder,
pick up and k8 sts evenly along inside edge of hell and k5 sts from holder, 38 sts. (of...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:51 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's so pretty. The color and pattern work...

That's so pretty. The color and pattern work well together. So, the short row bind off gives you a row of stockinette for seaming. Interesting. As I said, I've never used it on a shoulder or...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 12:54 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this sock worked flat and seamed? It looks...

Is this sock worked flat and seamed? It looks like a heel flap worked in halves with the instep stitches in between. Yes, please do link to your pattern or tell us what it's called,
Forum: Knit-Alongs Yesterday, 03:49 AM
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Woodi, that's my understanding. I asked, "Oh,...

Woodi, that's my understanding. I asked, "Oh, Frog! What shall I do?" The Frog replied, "Rip it! Rip it!"

I opened this thread and the new post was spam, but I got to respond to your question. ...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 03:22 AM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
I really don't knit lace much. I always mess up...

I really don't knit lace much. I always mess up on the repeats, get frustrated and frog the piece. The sweaters I've made have been stockinette or seed stitch or ... I'm not sure what else I've...
Forum: General Knitting 08-26-2014, 06:08 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
How many skeins do you have and what do you have...

How many skeins do you have and what do you have in mind to make from it? You might want to pick something that will allow leeway in the yardage. I have some yarn from a loved one that is OTN...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 06:04 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By GrumpyGramma
True confession: I've never used the short row...

True confession: I've never used the short row method for armholes or sleeves because I always work top down. I will work from the bottom up one day and give it a go. I think it looks like the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 05:59 PM
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Views: 255
Posted By GrumpyGramma
youtube videos for knitting stripes in the...

youtube videos for knitting stripes in the round:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=knitting+stripes+in+the+round

I'm not sure where you got incl 1. The pattern I'm looking at uses...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 05:43 PM
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Views: 255
Posted By GrumpyGramma
next round, increase 4 stitches evenly across...

next round, increase 4 stitches evenly across (k8, inc 1, repeat 4 times)
work stockinette for 0.5 inch


Knit 8, increase...you can use a m1 and repeat around. Work even (no increasing) in...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I see two possible solutions: BO at the...

I see two possible solutions: BO at the beginning of the rows as you say (purl rows included) or use short rows which would give a nicer edge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur30NRtsB4U
You could...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is your foot in stockinette? Mine always are so...

Is your foot in stockinette? Mine always are so that's what I work with. I would go under a purl bump close to where your the tail is that will move me toward the middle of the toe. Choose a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-26-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Welcome to KH. What are you making? Generally...

Welcome to KH. What are you making? Generally speaking any yarn that will give you the required gauge can be used. In this case I'd look for a yarn that will give me 4 sts/in. A heavier yarn in...
Forum: General Knitting 08-26-2014, 03:58 AM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
I was just looking at Knitting Warehouse. They...

I was just looking at Knitting Warehouse. They have a Bernat bulky 30% alpaca blend for $3.79 for 3.5 oz./100 gr.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-26-2014, 02:25 AM
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Views: 218
Posted By GrumpyGramma
First, there are no knitting police. If what...

First, there are no knitting police. If what you're doing is working for you and you are happy with the result then it's OK. Wrapping the yarn clockwise on knits "twists" the stitch. You might try...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I skim the ends under the purl bumps on the wrong...

I skim the ends under the purl bumps on the wrong side, usually on the top of the sock if I have the option. I'll go up one column of stitches and down another and maybe back up again. Amy has a...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By GrumpyGramma
No mistakes allowed. Sorry. You can have all...

No mistakes allowed. Sorry. You can have all the learning opportunities you're able to create (I'm particularly good at that!) but no mistakes. :teehee:

Hey, we never learn anything new if we...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Yeah, it must be the shot that makes it look like...

Yeah, it must be the shot that makes it look like that. One row more or less shouldn't make much difference so whatever needs doing to keep in stockinette will work out fine IMO. The larger view of...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By GrumpyGramma
A larger picture of a project that I think is...

A larger picture of a project that I think is from the same pattern, if you want to see. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jeans-welly-boot-socks
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,486
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Knitting Thumb Gussets...

Knitting Thumb Gussets (http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/106328.aspx)

A free download that is a nice addition to the info here. It's written for DPNs and I do magic loop but with a bit of...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,486
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I remembered seeing this and had just searched it...

I remembered seeing this and had just searched it out the other day and copied the measurements post to a file on the computer. I'm not alone!

Thanks so much for the thoughtful, useful info!
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