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Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 09:28 AM
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Views: 182
Posted By lewister
I use something similar to these floor mats...

I use something similar to these floor mats...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By lewister
Gaa. That pattern was not the best, IMO. I ended...

Gaa. That pattern was not the best, IMO. I ended up making it in the round and I probably put ribbing on the bottom instead of what it actually called for, so I'm not much help on the pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By lewister
No - but I'm sure I will. I need to try more of...

No - but I'm sure I will. I need to try more of the ones that work with 2x2 ribbing since I sometimes use that in hats. I find myself more eager to get going on the hat than in taking the time to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By lewister
Agreed! I found the buttonhole one because I was...

Agreed! I found the buttonhole one because I was trying to find an alternative to the look you get with long-tail (my favorite being German twisted) because it just looked awful with the stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By lewister
I also like the Buttonhole cast on...

I also like the Buttonhole cast on (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zefsGM1AKKk) from her. Super stretchy and a single cast on so no need to worry about running out of tail!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-19-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By lewister
If you want to keep the pattern for as long as...

If you want to keep the pattern for as long as you can, you could stagger where you put the decrease stitches. So:

Rnd 1: k,k,p,k,k,p,ssk,p (88 stitches remain)
Rnd 2: k,k,p,k,k,p,k,p
Rnd 3:...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By lewister
Ah - baby sweater. Then what I wrote out is...

Ah - baby sweater. Then what I wrote out is likely not what was meant and salmonmac has it right. My directions would make your armholes too long.

(One of my first sweaters, I didn't understand...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By lewister
Do you have a link to the pattern or at least a...

Do you have a link to the pattern or at least a pic so we can see the item? It makes a difference if you're working both armholes at once vs. working to a neckline and back.

You have the right idea...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By lewister
Purl Bee tutorial...

Purl Bee tutorial (http://www.purlbee.com/2008/01/23/attached-i-cord-tutorial/) for attached (not applied) i-cord - she's adding to around the top of a slipper with a provisional cast-on and grafting...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By lewister
I thought I knew but that would be for...

I thought I knew but that would be for in-the-round and based on your instructions, you're working flat? So this is a body piece you'll eventually sew to the other parts?

It mentions pattern stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By lewister
But on the upside, you can build buzz for your...

But on the upside, you can build buzz for your upcoming release by having it public in a project or for testing. And, testing publicly more easily gets projects attached to your pattern - an...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By lewister
The yarnovers (yo) are the extra four stitches....

The yarnovers (yo) are the extra four stitches. You're adding them in on that first row by using that particular method of increasing. So row 1 has 30 stitches worked into the cast-on stitches and...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By lewister
It's unfortunately not as simple as that. Be...

It's unfortunately not as simple as that. Be awesome if it were. I've done swatches in close sizes like that and not had a significant difference in gauge. That said, you'd still need to calculate...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By lewister
One option I've been looking at to execute some...

One option I've been looking at to execute some new ideas is i-cord. Specifically a three-needle bind-off i-cord. (Multiple uses for i-cord on this page, unfortunately no pictures. Boo. -...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,059
Posted By lewister
What kind of fiber are you using that would be...

What kind of fiber are you using that would be slippery. Not everything can be spit spliced.

Plain wool and other animal fibers, I spit splice. Superwash wool, acrylics and most synthetics, I use a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By lewister
It looks like you're doing two color ribbing. So...

It looks like you're doing two color ribbing. So what doesn't look like the picture - the colors or the stitches?

Definitely a link would help.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By lewister
Whut is right! Looking at the picture (and...

Whut is right!

Looking at the picture (and ignoring reference to elastic in the directions), you need to pick up stitches in the finished edge around the scarf, joining for working in the round when...
Forum: General Knitting 11-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By lewister
Has anyone actually found that technique to be...

Has anyone actually found that technique to be efficient in the long run? I tried, but it was just slowing me down seriously. My left index finger is a big cracked calloused mess, but it doesn't...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By lewister
Yes - see how the number you're working is going...

Yes - see how the number you're working is going up by three each time - purl 12, knit 15, purl 18 - you just keep going up by three until you hit the row where you work 40. So the next row is going...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By lewister
If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your...

If it says to knit in pattern, then yes. But your repeat should now technically be k4,p1,k4.

(If I were writing it, I would have you eliminate one purl on the first set of decreases as you did, then...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By lewister
Working in pattern for ribbing would mean...

Working in pattern for ribbing would mean knitting the knits and purling the purls. So you will have more knit stitches in a row when you get to where you did the decrease the row before.

You didn't...
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By lewister
Lucky you! You can figure out the yarn's weight...

Lucky you!

You can figure out the yarn's weight by measuring its wpi - wraps per inch. Get a ruler, wrap the yarn around it for a couple of inches, then count how many times it went around in one...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By lewister
(Couple days late here, sorry about that.) Just...

(Couple days late here, sorry about that.)

Just keep the in-the-round portion an even number of rows for a set. So Round 1: YO, K2tog; Round 2: Knit; Round 3: Knit; Round 4: Knit.

That allows you...
Forum: General Knitting 08-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,278
Posted By lewister
Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats...

Awesome! I knit for charity too, and while hats and sweaters tend to be my thing, I do try - and I mean try - to toss in some mittens once in a while. Never have felt very successful at them and...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By lewister
And don't forget that your head might be 23", but...

And don't forget that your head might be 23", but you probably want some negative ease in your hat, so you want it to be 20"-21" in circumference, not 23". In DK weight yarn, 96-112 stitches sounds...
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