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Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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Decreasing at top of a hat -- K2tog or SSK?

What is the best way to decrease at the top of a hat? Some patterns call for K2tog, some for SSK. Some say to knit a round between the decrease rounds. Also, how do I know how many more inches my...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-02-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By tatankagirl
Thank you

Thank you to everyone for your wise advice. I think I will try to do the magic loop method since I don't have the double point needles in size 11. The videos will help me and I'm excited to learn a...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-29-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By tatankagirl
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret - needles?

Hi, I plan to make the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret posted on Ravelry, but I have a question about the needles. It says to use a Size 11 circular 24" needle, but I'm wondering if it will be hard to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By tatankagirl
Thank you for this helpful information. I've...

Thank you for this helpful information. I've looked at the websites and have been able to figure out how to do this technique at the end of the bind off row. As always, I appreciate help from more...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-22-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By tatankagirl
Binding off - lifting last stitch from row below?

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone knows a good video that shows how to tighten the last stitch when binding off. One book I've read says to knit the stitch below with the last stitch before binding it...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By tatankagirl
Thanks for your help! I forgot to tell you that...

Thanks for your help! I forgot to tell you that I'm also going to be changing colors on some of these increase rows. Would that make any difference in the type of increase I use?
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By tatankagirl
The pattern says this on Row 9: K4(that's for...

The pattern says this on Row 9: K4(that's for the front band), *increase in next st, K2, *repeat between stars across, end K4 (again for the band).
Then on Row 13 it says: K4, *increase in next st,...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-23-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By tatankagirl
Help with Increases on Raglan sweater

I am making a top down baby raglan sweater and I need to do increases all around the yoke. I'm not sure which kind of increase to do? I know that they all look different when completed, but what...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 116,611
Posted By tatankagirl
CPH advice -- Thank you!

Artlady, thank you so much for your patience and advice. I rarely do anything different from the pattern as well, that's kind of why I'm in this little predicament. But, I think your advice is...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-24-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 116,611
Posted By tatankagirl
CPH - Short row shaping on fronts? Yet another question

Artlady, thank you for your reply. You are right. I did put my stitches from the back onto holders, so they are waiting now for me to finish the front. (I have 21 sts for each shoulder waiting)...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 10-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 116,611
Posted By tatankagirl
CPH - short row shaping on fronts?

Hi, I'm sort of new to the forums here, but have found this one which might really be of help to me as I knit my Central Park Hoodie. I have finished the back (making size 44) and have done short...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By tatankagirl
Central Park Hoodie - Short Row Shoulders?

Hi, I'm working on the back of my CPH and have come to the point in the pattern where it says to bind off for the shoulders. I'd like to try the short row technique for a smoother shaping rather...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-05-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By tatankagirl
Gauge question - using different yarn than suggested in pattern

Hello. I'm new to this forum, so I hope someone can help me. I'm an intermediate knitter (have been knitting for 40 years) but am just now getting serious about checking gauge. aI've chosen to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By tatankagirl
Thanks, Ingrid! I appreciate your expertise and...

Thanks, Ingrid! I appreciate your expertise and willingness to help!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By tatankagirl
Pattern: Multiple of 15 sts. plus 1

I have a pattern that says it is a multiple of 15 sts. plus 1. I want to repeat this pattern across my shawl 9 times. Does that mean I need to cast on 16 x 9? Or 15 x 9, then add 1 at the end? ...
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