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Forum: Pattern Central 06-27-2010, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Abby123
Okay, I''m not sure if this is what you want. But...

Okay, I''m not sure if this is what you want. But I make hair scruchies in yarn. I cast on 30 stitches. Then work in the round with magic loop for about 3" & bind off. The stitches stretch crosswise,...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Abby123
Okay, you make a rectangle for the bottom, worked...

Okay, you make a rectangle for the bottom, worked back & forth, as if on straight needles. Then, you go back & pick up stitches along the finished edge (to turn the rectangle into a round.)
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2010, 08:06 PM
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Views: 776
Posted By Abby123
Those stitches just wait til you get to them. The...

Those stitches just wait til you get to them. The nice thing about wrap & turn is you have no holes. You pick up the extra strand & work it together into the row. So no gaps.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-27-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Abby123
If you don't have any stitch markers, just use a...

If you don't have any stitch markers, just use a piece of leftover yarn. You don't have to loop it. Just lay it between the stitches. I've been using yarn scraps the whole time I've been knitting....
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,290
Posted By Abby123
My straight needles are 10". I can cast on about...

My straight needles are 10". I can cast on about 100-120 stitches on that length. I like casting on to straights, then switching to circulars. My cast on is more even on straights. Gotta say for...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By Abby123
Lifelines are a lifesaver. If you have to rip out...

Lifelines are a lifesaver. If you have to rip out stitches, you know that if you rip back to the lifeline, exactly where you are. Yarn overs are tough when you rip out. So any help making it easier...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By Abby123
Long tail cast on is the first one I learned....

Long tail cast on is the first one I learned. Back in 3rd grade. It is still my favorite. Although I know others, I like the stretch it gives me at the edge. I think it is the most versitile.

Way to...
Forum: General Knitting 06-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By Abby123
I made a helmet liner for one of the charity...

I made a helmet liner for one of the charity knitting events at my local knit shoppe. Turned out well. The helmet liners are a quick project, at least once you get past all the ribbing. An easy...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Abby123
Anybody have the floor model? I ask because I'm...

Anybody have the floor model? I ask because I'm wondering how much light it puts out. I have an ott task light. It shows colors accurately. But isn't bright enough to use alone in the evening.
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,212
Posted By Abby123
If you grip your needles too tight, it is much...

If you grip your needles too tight, it is much harder on your hands. They tire faster & I don't think it makes the knitting go any faster or smoother. So you are right to try to relax your grip. In...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Abby123
When you pick up the stitches for a new square,...

When you pick up the stitches for a new square, make sure you put one in the bottom in the valley between squares. Otherwise you end up with a...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Abby123
When you knit in the round, you are making a...

When you knit in the round, you are making a spiral tube. You work the tube of ribbing for the wrist. Then place a marker on the needle & purl across for 1 round til you reach the stitch above the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Abby123
The afghan is cast on along the long edge. Has 4...

The afghan is cast on along the long edge. Has 4 stitches for the borders (2x4=8) & 10 stitches per block. So you increase in increments of 10 stitches to keep the pattern.
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,684
Posted By Abby123
Medallion patterns worked from the center out are...

Medallion patterns worked from the center out are always mess to start. Anytime you work 8 stitches into one cast on, there is always a hole. You snug it up latter. But at first, it is really loose....
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,359
Posted By Abby123
I bought mine at a show, Stitches West. So I...

I bought mine at a show, Stitches West. So I don't remember the exact vendor. I have HiyaHiya 9" in stainless steel. I have seen these short circulars made by other companies, too.
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,359
Posted By Abby123
I make socks with magic loop. I do one sock at a...

I make socks with magic loop. I do one sock at a time, so 24" is a good length for me. But if you do both socks, then you need a longer cable. Magic loop is faster for me cause I only turn the work...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Abby123
Another circular lover here. Even 10" needles put...

Another circular lover here. Even 10" needles put too much strain on my wrists. But I do have a few pairs of double points on 8" that I bought on vacation in Canada that I do use for flat...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Abby123
Sorry about the delay on your surgery. Sounds...

Sorry about the delay on your surgery. Sounds frustrating. Hope it gets worked out soon.
Forum: General Knitting 04-05-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Abby123
I've run into that problem with some cotton...

I've run into that problem with some cotton yarns. The yarn will loosen up & the strands will unravel. If I catch it when I make my gauge swatch, I cast on in the reverse manner. With the loose end...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-05-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Abby123
If you look at the ball band (the wrapper that...

If you look at the ball band (the wrapper that comes on a skein of yarn), it will suggest a needle size for that particular yarn. Depending on the way you knit, you may use a slightly larger or...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-05-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,098
Posted By Abby123
Beautiful sweater. And to imagine you have only...

Beautiful sweater. And to imagine you have only been knitting 4 months. Very impressive.
Forum: General Knitting 04-04-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By Abby123
Dyeing wool always makes me think of the smell of...

Dyeing wool always makes me think of the smell of vinegar. Ditto coloring Easter eggs.

The wool looks beautiful. Half the fun is deciding what colors to use.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-01-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Abby123
Even if it is superwash wool, I'd do a long...

Even if it is superwash wool, I'd do a long swatch, measure it. Then wash & dry, and recheck size.

I used to handwash all my wool knit socks. But discovered that they would find their way into my...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Abby123
If you are trying to use up the crochet cotton,...

If you are trying to use up the crochet cotton, maybe a summer camisole?
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By Abby123
I get bored working on the same project, too. No...

I get bored working on the same project, too. No matter how disciplined I try to be, I always have several projects going at once.

Right now, I have handles to finish on a tote, a pair of orange...
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