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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 10:37 PM
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Posted By DogCatMom
Another suggestion: make sure your stitches are...

Another suggestion: make sure your stitches are on the main stalk of the needle rather than the tip. The stalk is what makes one needle's size different from the next. If the stitches are all the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By DogCatMom
Great timing! I left the Lion Brand site maybe 15...

Great timing! I left the Lion Brand site maybe 15 minutes ago. I was looking for two things, and I found each one on the first try.

What I've learned about the Lion Brand site pattern search is that...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By DogCatMom
With a "projects vs. deadlines" list like mine +...

With a "projects vs. deadlines" list like mine + a speed (?) of approx. 20 sts per minute, I need all the speed help I can get. If it means starting over with straights, I'm getting to the point...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By DogCatMom
I entered the phrase "Marius hat" under the...

I entered the phrase "Marius hat" under the Pattern search at Ravelry.

Thirteen designs came up: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&query=Marius%20hat

This one seems to look most...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By DogCatMom
Or you could take a look at this site...

Or you could take a look at this site (http://www.knittingfool.com/Reference/Translations.aspx) and maybe translate it for yourself! :)
Forum: The Lounge 04-21-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By DogCatMom
I learned to crochet in college and to knit in...

I learned to crochet in college and to knit in May 2011. I didn't do much of either in 2013, so I've actually done knitting for 2 years and crochet for * years (a lot more than 2!).

Not sure I could...
Forum: General Knitting 04-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By DogCatMom
I'd say MIL has removed herself from the "people...

I'd say MIL has removed herself from the "people I'll knit for" list completely. Buy her cheapie slippers, maybe from a thrift store.... ;)
Forum: How-to Questions 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By DogCatMom
As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene,"...

As it appears I'm the "first responder on scene," let me take a stab at this for you:

>> Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of next and 2 foll 10th rows, then on 2 foll 8th rows, then on 3...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By DogCatMom
The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn...

The socks Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn Harlot) was working on were on DPNs, thus circular. She used a modified "fixed-needle" approach for them, using her right thumb as the support for the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-17-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By DogCatMom
Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit...

Irish cottage knitting = lever knitting = armpit knitting = production knitting = many other terms.

Basically, it's a style where the right needle is anchored in some way, whether in a knitting...
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By DogCatMom
I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with...

I've washed/blocked several knitted items (with and without mohair content) in lukewarm water with a very small amount of baby shampoo.

I let them sit for anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight,...
Forum: The Lounge 04-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By DogCatMom
Great photos! Thank you! :) I took a look at...

Great photos! Thank you! :)

I took a look at 11:45 p.m. Pacific Time, as the Moon was reduced to somewhere between one-fourth and one-third of her usual disk. There were fleeting high clouds in our...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By DogCatMom
If you're in Adams County (where Hastings is),...

If you're in Adams County (where Hastings is), there's a library bookmobile which travels about the county on a regular schedule. I've linked here...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By DogCatMom
There are videos right here at KnittingHelp.com...

There are videos right here at KnittingHelp.com showing the Continental method of knitting basic stitches, casting on, etc.: FREE VIDEOS (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit)."

I...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By DogCatMom
The Lionbrand pattern linked to recommends a...

The Lionbrand pattern linked to recommends a sock-weight yarn whose gauge is 26 stitches in 4 inches, or 6.5 sts/inch. The pattern instructs the knitter to CO 124 sts, or approx. 19 inches in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By DogCatMom
I suggest a change in some of your wording....

I suggest a change in some of your wording. Rather than say that you "created" the chart regarding yarn weights and gauges, I'd suggest that you give credit to the Craft Yarn Council, from which...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By DogCatMom
Lovick knows what she's doing. One of the...

Lovick knows what she's doing. One of the premises in Shetland shawls is that there should not be any "hard" cast-on edges anywhere, so (if I remember right) one border is invisibly cast on, the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By DogCatMom
To the OP: Without knowing where you live (at...

To the OP: Without knowing where you live (at least which country), it's difficult to give good advice.

The way knitting needles are sized varies. There are three systems currently in use: the...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By DogCatMom
"14-ply" is the Australian/UK/NZ equivalent (more...

"14-ply" is the Australian/UK/NZ equivalent (more or less) of United States Weight class #6, Super Bulky weight yarn. See this page...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-07-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By DogCatMom
This is a crocheted Easter Bunny with pockets for...

This is a crocheted Easter Bunny with pockets for eggs (one version in the original German gives 6 pockets; the other gives 8). The English translation is here...
Forum: General Knitting 04-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By DogCatMom
I would *love* to read this story, but can't...

I would *love* to read this story, but can't because the huge paragraph is difficult. My eyes jump when moving from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.

Would it be possible for you to...
Forum: The Lounge 04-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 193
Posted By DogCatMom
I've had an Ott floor lamp for years. I...

I've had an Ott floor lamp for years. I originally bought it for quilting dark fabrics at night (I had no choice; I was teaching school).

I use it now for yarnwork at night and for quilting; it's...
Forum: The Lounge 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By DogCatMom
I have several small jars and two boxes (each...

I have several small jars and two boxes (each approx. 8.5" x 11" x 4" deep) full of buttons suitable for shirts, blouses, and skirt/pants closures.

Several years ago, I had lost enough buttons from...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By DogCatMom
There are 38 sts in the instructions for Row 1;...

There are 38 sts in the instructions for Row 1; not sure what's going wrong for you. :???:

Let's break the instructions down a bit: K2 [{M1, k2tog, (p1, k1) x 5} x 3]

K2 = 2 sts
p1, k1 = 2 sts; x...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By DogCatMom
This very site, knittinghelp.com, has free videos...

This very site, knittinghelp.com, has free videos on many knitting techniques. This page (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques) has videos on the following techniques:

--double...
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