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Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By lewister
You typically see that type of centered double...

You typically see that type of centered double decrease listed as s2kp or sometimes cdd. And I usually see the directions as being to slip the two stitches together. Mine never looks right when I do...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By lewister
Glad you got it figured out. I was going to...

Glad you got it figured out. I was going to suggest adding a stitch or two to each edge, but what you did with them after that depended on what you wanted as the end result.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By lewister
You could also try something like kfbf (knit...

You could also try something like kfbf (knit front, back, front). So in a knit stitch, you'd knit into the front, then into the back, then into the front again. It'll turn your knit stitch into a...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By lewister
Could you define what you mean by even? If it's...

Could you define what you mean by even? If it's the pattern GrumpyGramma posted, it looks to me like the edges come out even, as in straight, but it's probably going to look wonky until you block it.
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By lewister
A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the...

A friend of mine used to put puff paint on the bottom of her kids socks to keep them from sliding around. Totally washable and you could try to blend in with the colors of your yarns.
Forum: General Knitting 05-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By lewister
On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing...

On a top-down raglan sweater, you should be doing both. (Or could be. Some people seam their underarms.)

You'd cast on stitches for the underarm at the time you're placing the sleeve stitches on...
Forum: General Knitting 05-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By lewister
Test knitting is about checking for clarity and...

Test knitting is about checking for clarity and getting a few projects out there for your pattern. Tech editing is about finding errors and creating consistency, hopefully with the end goal of...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lewister
I had just seen something with this the other...

I had just seen something with this the other day. Had to go find it again, though.

She came up with a variation of the slipped stitch method...
Forum: General Knitting 05-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By lewister
Glad you got it figured out! :cheering:

Glad you got it figured out! :cheering:
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By lewister
Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles...

Yes - you would want to try some smaller needles to see if you can get closer to row gauge without impacting stitch gauge too much. That is way off on rows. Can we assume you're making a large gauge...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By lewister
Oh - and I have people approach me all the time...

Oh - and I have people approach me all the time about buying yarn I don't have marked as being for sale. If someone has just one random skein of it and they have a large stash in general, they might...
Forum: General Knitting 05-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By lewister
I have all my stash listed (yes, all, it's easier...

I have all my stash listed (yes, all, it's easier when you do it from the beginning!) for a few of reasons.

It helps me tie yarn to a project easily, which then let's me go back to see how I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 05-03-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By lewister
Not sure, but it's possible 2x2 uses less yarn....

Not sure, but it's possible 2x2 uses less yarn. (Logic of extra yarn that happens between knit and purl and there'd be fewer of them in 2x2.) You could try 3x1 or 1x3 or 3x3 or seed stitch or...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By lewister
I tend to be working in heavier weights because...

I tend to be working in heavier weights because of my charity knitting (and my desire to complete things quickly!) but I do find when I'm designing I lean toward the lighter yarns. And I live in a...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By lewister
Agree it'd be super easy to at least try...

Agree it'd be super easy to at least try something. (Not sure if you've seen the other pictures out there that show all the different ways to wear this thing, but it is pretty cool.)

Looks like you...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By lewister
I found several over on Ravelry. Mermaid sleep...

I found several over on Ravelry. Mermaid sleep sack or cocoon might give you other options via Google.

This first one is free, but in fingering weight. Would give you some idea of dimensions to work...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
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: 319
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: 542
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: 542
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: 542
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 03-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
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: 8
Views: 587
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: 375
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: 269
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...
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