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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 07:26 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Looking forward to seeing the cinnamon sweater!...

Looking forward to seeing the cinnamon sweater! Here are Jan's very helpful directions for posting a photo.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610
Forum: Pattern Central 03-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Does the asterisk appear...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Does the asterisk appear anywhere later in the pattern? The second asterisk is often quite close to the first but perhaps not in this case.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By salmonmac
This is a way of creating a fold or welt in the...

This is a way of creating a fold or welt in the knit fabric.
This video shows one way to do it. It shows a picot edge which isn't what you have but the idea of working 2sts together, one live stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2015, 06:23 AM
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Views: 1,467,052
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! You're right, you can never have enough...

Welcome! You're right, you can never have enough patterns. I like your goals for the year too. Good luck with them.
Forum: General Knitting 03-27-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By salmonmac
I couldn't find any errata for this pattern...

I couldn't find any errata for this pattern http://www.ellarae.com.au/Corrections/Book19.aspx but there are certainly errors

Disregard the number of shaping rows. There are mistakes for almost all...
Forum: Charity Knitting 03-26-2015, 05:01 AM
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Views: 34,317
Posted By salmonmac
What a wonderful place to knit and learn to knit....

What a wonderful place to knit and learn to knit. Nice to have a group that gets together like that with a charity in mind.
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By salmonmac
Knit picks sells these blocking...

Knit picks sells these blocking mats
http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories/Blocking_Mats__D80597.html
which are nice because they don't take up much space when disassembled. The blocking boards with a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! A pattern link is always...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
A pattern link is always a good idea.
If you call the next row, row 1 then you should increase at each end on row 3 and then rows 11,19,27,35,43,51,59,67 and 75. Offhand, I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By salmonmac
Usually the pattern tells you where to measure...

Usually the pattern tells you where to measure the 6 inches. Check and see if the pattern tells you this somewhere in the beginning perhaps. Otherwise, I agree, go with the measurement across the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Row 5 finishes with...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Row 5 finishes with 8sts. Since the ssk and k2tog each take 2sts but still leave you with one stitch, only one box should be greyed out for each.
There may be a problem in...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By salmonmac
This is knit side to side rather than bottom up...

This is knit side to side rather than bottom up or top down. You want to measure from the cast on edge. That should be one of the front edges.
These are fun sweaters to knit. I don't have this...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By salmonmac
Taking out a row or adding a row to get you to...

Taking out a row or adding a row to get you to the end of a knit row was exactly the right thing to do. Now you're ready to pick up sts with the knit side facing you, the tip of the needle pointing...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-25-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This pattern seems to...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This pattern seems to have been revised since the original post. You no longer have stitch counts on the rows.
You've cast on 6 sts and joined to knit in the round, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By salmonmac
Great looking sweater! Yes, you could use p2tog...

Great looking sweater!
Yes, you could use p2tog in place of k2tog and p2tog tbl in place of ssk. So p2tog at the beginning of the WS row and p2tog tbl toward the end of the WS row.
Actually, I don't...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By salmonmac
The hat and dress are adorable. You've knit them...

The hat and dress are adorable. You've knit them beautifully and they'll be wonderful gifts for some little girl.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By salmonmac
That would be big. Actually the pattern only...

That would be big. Actually the pattern only wants you to continue until there are 51 stitches.
Cont to inc 4sts in this way on every foll alt row to 51 (51 :53 :53)sts, ending with a wrong side...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,519
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome clairebear! Happy to have you join us....

Welcome clairebear! Happy to have you join us. There are many, very experienced sock knitters here so I'm sure you'll have plenty of help and advice.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By salmonmac
Aww, don't be scared of socks. In addition to...

Aww, don't be scared of socks.
In addition to GG's suggestions you could use markers on the circular needle to mark off the places of the dpns. That may make it easier to follow Wendy's directions as...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-24-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By salmonmac
I wonder if you could adapt a simple hat pattern...

I wonder if you could adapt a simple hat pattern and add an I-cord brim? If you wanted the brim fatter than an I-cord, you could do just as you describe: knit a tube and stuff it, then sew it to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Since you can see the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Since you can see the stitch, put a safety pin in it or thread a piece of scrap yarn through it to keep it from moving further down the knitting.
If the dropped stitch is 3-4...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! These directions can be...

Hi and welcome!
These directions can be confusing. I like to write them out and the cross them off as I do them.
Call the next row, row 1.
For the raglan armhole decreases, dec on rows 1,5, and...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like fantastic sock production from...

Sounds like fantastic sock production from all.
Smallchild, glad your eye problems and headaches have gone, I hope never to return.
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to knitting and to KnittingHelp! Making...

Welcome to knitting and to KnittingHelp!
Making blanket squares is a great way to practice knitting and learn new stitch patterns.
If you want to seam the squares on all 4 sides, then yes, bind off...
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By salmonmac
OK, good for you. You can do the gusset, that...

OK, good for you. You can do the gusset, that next paragraph. It sounds hard when you read it all at once but one step at a time will work. See the video suggested in your other thread.
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By salmonmac
Wait. You can do this. Take it step by step. See...

Wait. You can do this. Take it step by step. See if this video helps (see especially at the halfway point). It'll show you where to pick up the sts and if it's not exactly the same as your...
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