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Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2011, 02:41 AM
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Views: 1,130
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The diagram that goes with this pattern suggests...

The diagram that goes with this pattern suggests that the back piece should have some kind of middle-stitches bind-off. Your interpretation (which makes much more sense than the pattern) would have...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-03-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By rteachj
Question Croisette Wrap-Around Cardigan Blues

Hi there,

I'm having some serious issues with this pattern at http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/03_2006/index.html

I got both front pieces done okay, and then I got to the back. I did some math...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By rteachj
Question I-cord issue

I'm currently working a pattern that requires a 6-stitch I-cord. I've never done an I-cord before, and I'm having a hard time tightening that first stitch. I can't seem to get it tight enough. The...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-11-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By rteachj
The yarn used in the pattern is Adriafil Charme...

The yarn used in the pattern is Adriafil Charme (40% extrafine merino, 50% dralon, 10% cashmere, 51 yds/47 m per 50g skein). I bought 100% undyed peruvian wool, weight 250 grams/8.75 oz, approx 437...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-11-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By rteachj
Exclamation Gauge issues

Ugh - I'm starting a new project (seen here (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTjosephine.html)), and I went to my LYS and bought this amazing wool, and the wool says that the gauge is 14 stitches...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-03-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By rteachj
Wow...that seems incredibly obvious now that you...

Wow...that seems incredibly obvious now that you guys told me that. Sorry if that was a stupid question...

I guess I'm just ready for it to not make sense! :-)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By rteachj
Question Not sure how to proceed

This pattern is really messing with my head. I'm working on the back piece of this (http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/02_2008/index.html)pattern.

The instructions are to "Work as for back, but...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By rteachj
:yay: We have an employee "On Your Own Time" art...

:yay: We have an employee "On Your Own Time" art show in my district that I've been encouraged to enter. We'll see how that goes.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-26-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By rteachj
Thanks to everyone! I was anxious for a reply,...

Thanks to everyone! I was anxious for a reply, since I was afraid to move forward before I got a second opinion, but as soon as I got that first reply, I went ahead and frogged it and did rows 1 and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By rteachj
Exclamation Stitches and pattern aren't matching!!

Help!

I've just started this pattern:
http://www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/02_2008/index.html

I cast on 111 stitches, worked rows 1-5 of the drop stitch pattern, then repeated rows 1 and 2 6...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By rteachj
Thanks for the help! I'm not sure I completely...

Thanks for the help! I'm not sure I completely understand, though. Do you mean that the yarn suggested can be used as a single strand and meet the gauge, or that the gauge suggests that it would have...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By rteachj
That's what I was hoping for. It says, "Gauge: 16...

That's what I was hoping for. It says, "Gauge:
16 sts and 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches) in basic pattern with doubled yarn and 6 mm needles," with the basic pattern being reverse stockinette.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By rteachj
Sweater Materials

I've decided to try my hand at sweaters. I found this great pattern that calls for two kinds of yarn to be used at a time. I don't really want to do that, but I want to try the pattern. Can anyone...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By rteachj
We had a lot of snow days, here in Oklahoma, so...

We had a lot of snow days, here in Oklahoma, so there was probably about a week and a half where I was able to sit and knit all day long.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By rteachj
Thanks to everyone! I feel genuinely artistic for...

Thanks to everyone! I feel genuinely artistic for the first time in my life!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-18-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,485
Posted By rteachj
Talking Tree of Life altered blanket

I originally posted this as a blog thread, but was told that no one ever goes there anymore, so here I am!

On January 14th, I officially started my biggest knitting project ever. Actually, I started...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By rteachj
Question Border seaming

Hello,

I'm working on my own version of this blanket:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90430AD.html

I'm working on the tulip border at the moment, and have decided to knit it into the blanket...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By rteachj
Exclamation The dreaded "no stitch"

Hello!

I'm doing a pattern which has the no stitch boxes in the charts. I tried ignoring it and going on to the next box, but now I'm at the end of the row, and I have all these extra stitches from...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-23-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By rteachj
@suzeeq - Great idea!! I'll do this from now on....

@suzeeq - Great idea!! I'll do this from now on. :cheering:

Now...how do I fix the rows I've already finished? :think:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By rteachj
It looks like it's loose stitches. I've counted...

It looks like it's loose stitches. I've counted and searched and haven't found any yarn overs or dropped stitches (well, I have, but I fixed those :-) ). Being new at this, those are the only two...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-22-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By rteachj
Redface fixing holes in the round

Hello!

I'm kind of a beginner at this. I'm knitting a baby blanket in the round with 2 circular needles. At the beginning of each round, there is a very visible "seam" and I'm not sure how to get...
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