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Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2008, 03:02 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By witeowl
Hmmm.... Simple and obvious and, unfortunately,...

Hmmm....

Simple and obvious and, unfortunately, possibly confirming the worst. It's bigger than a tight-fitting one and smaller than a loose-fitting one, which sounds perfect, but it's a virtual...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By witeowl
How to check sizing? (Can I?)

If I had known that I could, I would have converted this sweater to knit in the round. With all the other changes, I might as well have done that. ANYWHO...

Stupid question: without a dress form,...
Forum: General Knitting 04-10-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,589
Posted By witeowl
You know, this could be a pretty good idea and I...

You know, this could be a pretty good idea and I think I'll follow it from this point forward. Except... have you ever seen a mailbox at an airport? Would the security guard(s) take the envelope...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By witeowl
Yeah, I think you have the same hesitation that I...

Yeah, I think you have the same hesitation that I do that such a flowy/wavey sweater wouldn't work well with an angular v-neck.

What do you mean by a "straight neck"? A crew neck? A boat neck? ...
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By witeowl
Got it. Thanks all for the explanations. :)

Got it. Thanks all for the explanations. :)
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By witeowl
Opinions on a modification/alteration, please

OK, I'm taking the plunge and making my first sweater. Lots of obstacles already thrown in the way, and lots already overcome. (For example: my yarn is oh-so-slightly thicker and my gauge is...
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By witeowl
Really? I remember reading somewhere that the...

Really? I remember reading somewhere that the long-tail cast-on creates a knitted row so the next row is actually row two.

(I've noticed that knitting on and the cable cast-on act differently...
Forum: General Knitting 01-14-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By witeowl
Ha! I said exactly the same thing just the other...

Ha! I said exactly the same thing just the other day!

Honestly, as a long-time crocheter, I taught myself to knit just so that I could have the potential of one day making myself a real article...
Forum: General Knitting 01-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,899
Posted By witeowl
I'm with you, Jan. Sure, for example, Cat...

I'm with you, Jan. Sure, for example, Cat "improved" on the original magic cast-on because her style eliminates the need to knit into the back of the loops on the second needle. But, all I could...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By witeowl
Hey, nice bearded dragon! Twisted German cast-on...

Hey, nice bearded dragon!

Twisted German cast-on meets your description as nice and stretchy. zkimom linked to the video I used to learn it, as well!
Forum: General Knitting 01-09-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By witeowl
While working on a pair of cabled socks, I...

While working on a pair of cabled socks, I wondered the same thing. I never finished the first sock (I was laddering something awful), so I never had to decide whether to reverse the cable on the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By witeowl
Here's...

Here's (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TT.html) a tutorial on what's probably the best way to weave in ends. I also prefer a tapestry needle, FWIW.

Oh, and congrats on your scarf! ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By witeowl
Not only are a lot of scarves made with garter...

Not only are a lot of scarves made with garter stitch, but I'll add a warning: stay away from trying to make a scarf that looks like all knit on one side (and purl on the other). That's stockinette...
Forum: General Knitting 01-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By witeowl
I like the cable cast-on, but I absolutely cannot...

I like the cable cast-on, but I absolutely cannot do it with two knitting needles. Instead, I use a crochet hook in the right hand. Makes it a lot easier to do, IMO.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By witeowl
Seems simple, right? I have yet to be able to...

Seems simple, right? I have yet to be able to "break" any yarn. Hands, teeth, and might have all been called into action to no avail. I honestly wish I could break yarn rather than always having...
Forum: General Knitting 01-07-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,349
Posted By witeowl
I'm not saying I never push the needle down, but...

I'm not saying I never push the needle down, but I do try to make an effort to pull off stitches instead (I pull it off at a little bit of an angle so I actually feel a subtle little "pop" when it's...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By witeowl
Yay! Nicely done. (And, really, every cat...

Yay! Nicely done.

(And, really, every cat needs a scarf.)
Forum: How-to Questions 01-06-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By witeowl
I've had pretty good luck with the backwards-loop...

I've had pretty good luck with the backwards-loop cast-on (called single cast-on for the video here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on)).
Forum: Pattern Central 01-06-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By witeowl
I actually tried to scan the in-progress socks to...

I actually tried to scan the in-progress socks to show. (My camera's packed up somewhere.) I heard that scanners make great "cameras" for 3-dimensional objects because they pick up all the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,494
Posted By witeowl
Go to the top of the page. Along the left, at...

Go to the top of the page. Along the left, at about the middle left of the page, you should find a "Post Reply" button. Right above that, you should see a list like this:

KnittingHelp.com Forum ...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-06-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By witeowl
Ack! But, you see, that's too many options. ...

Ack! But, you see, that's too many options. Over-pattern-whelming. :) (Bookmarked for later, though, so thanks!)

FWIW, I ended up choosing just to do them in a garter rib. I have to admit: I'm...
Forum: General Knitting 01-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,176
Posted By witeowl
Someone will have to tell me why it's considered...

Someone will have to tell me why it's considered incorrect to knit inside out. I was told a while ago that I was knitting inside out, so I "corrected" it. OK, so I'm still getting the same results...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-04-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By witeowl
Oh, that's cute. I like the mixture of knit...

Oh, that's cute. I like the mixture of knit areas, straight purled areas, and moss-stitch areas. Food for thought. Thanks!
Forum: The Lounge 01-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By witeowl
Hell, if there's a bulk discount, I'll go in on a...

Hell, if there's a bulk discount, I'll go in on a batch with ya! ;)
Forum: Pattern Central 01-03-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By witeowl
Garter or Purled socks?

Hey all. I've put aside my botched sock yarn project and pulled out something more my size, but I need pattern suggestions.

It's the most loverliest purple yarn, a blend of merino wool and silk It...
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