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Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 07:43 PM
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Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I use a #8 American needle with a cast on of...

I use a #8 American needle with a cast on of about 90 in worsted weight. I like to do mine with a rib stitch, either k1, p1 or k2, p2, whatever you prefer. This hugs the head and stays on better. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 281
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I'm not sure what your knitting skill level is. ...

I'm not sure what your knitting skill level is. Learn how to distinguish a knit from a purl stitch on sight. Pay attention to the differences on the edges. The decreases may mess the seed stitch...
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Here's a trick of the trade. After you've...

Here's a trick of the trade. After you've finished your heel turn, you will join your work with the other stitches that have been on hold on the other needles. When you join and begin to knit in...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Saw the title late at night right before bedtime...

Saw the title late at night right before bedtime and I'm thinking, Yah, I'm draggin until I've had my coffee in the morning. I gotta get some sleep. lol
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I used to have terrible tension when doing a...

I used to have terrible tension when doing a stockinette stitch. One of the things I learned is that the type of yarn you use makes a big difference. My tension is better in wool than with...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Sometimes it helps if you write this out in your...

Sometimes it helps if you write this out in your own directions that you can understand. Number the rows and write each one out individually.
Forum: Crochet! 03-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I don't know why, but recently RH started tucking...

I don't know why, but recently RH started tucking the outside winding thread into the end also. When you go to pull out the center pull, it gets caught inside on that outside yarn. I pull that...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I should add that I don't really have a pattern...

I should add that I don't really have a pattern for this hat. I've just done so many that I remember it. I rarely use patterns. I know my gauge with the yarn I usually use and the crochet hook or...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I believe you could recreate this for knitting by...

I believe you could recreate this for knitting by doing a brioche stitch for the bottom of the hat and switching to a k1, p1 rib for the top. The top in this picture is smaller than the body to...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-22-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Oh, this stitch is beautiful. It's somewhat on...

Oh, this stitch is beautiful. It's somewhat on the order of a brioche. The fabric is nice and thick and stretchy. I have a scarf started in the camel stitch that I've put aside. It's a hooded...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-21-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I don't think this is knit at all. I believe...

I don't think this is knit at all. I believe it's crocheted. This is a Camel Stitch. The body of the hat seems to be done in a Camel Stitch using half double crochet. The top of the hat would...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I'm sorry. I probably gave you too much info. ...

I'm sorry. I probably gave you too much info. Never be afraid to ask. That's what this forum is all about.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I just had to figure out how to downsize it for a...

I just had to figure out how to downsize it for a child. I rarely use a pattern. I watched the video to see how it was done. But the original Youtube tutorial was in German. So here I am, pausing...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I like the color and the pattern. It's one of...

I like the color and the pattern. It's one of those timeless classics that never go out of style.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
And be aware that no two knitters' gauge will be...

And be aware that no two knitters' gauge will be the same. When you see a gauge listed for a pattern, it's the gauge for the person who designed that pattern. I knit a lot tighter than my daughter...
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
You can do cat toys for animal shelters. I've...

You can do cat toys for animal shelters. I've also seen children's mittens done in different crayon type colors. One color for the cuff, one for the body of the mitten (or done in stripes) and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I've used Sugar and Creme and also Lily. I...

I've used Sugar and Creme and also Lily. I thought they got rather limp and stretched out. The last ones I did were done with Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn. Love it! Very sturdy. Bright...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-20-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
FO: Moon boots

These remind me of the moon boots Neil Armstrong wore when he stepped onto the moon. Showing my age. They are for my two year old granddaughter. I scaled it down from the adult version. This is a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
Are you starting out with only a few stitches and...

Are you starting out with only a few stitches and knitting in the round? After your first round, join the work. Pull the tail as tightly as you can and that should close up the hole. I use my own...
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I like to use the longest circular I can for...

I like to use the longest circular I can for hats. Mine is 32 inches, but it's because that's what came with my interchangeable set. Eventually I want to go up to a 40 inch. I knit hats with one...
Forum: General Knitting 03-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
If it's tiny scraps, make cat toys. I made a...

If it's tiny scraps, make cat toys. I made a tiny, free form one quickly to quiet a kitten and he's still playing with it. It's small and ugly, but he loves it. Can't figure out why. Give them to...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I think this would be a great time to branch out...

I think this would be a great time to branch out and be your own designer! One book I would highly recommend would be Teach Yourself Visually: Knitting Design. It's a large paperback book. You...
Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I would knit them one of those towel toppers. ...

I would knit them one of those towel toppers. You know, you knit or crochet it on top of a small hand towel. It has a button to fasten it with. It hangs on the refrigerator handle. Sorry, I can't...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
It's best to only join at the beginning of the...

It's best to only join at the beginning of the row. These are easier to hide and won't show up on either side of your work, just on the edge until you work it in with a tapestry needle. Split the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By fatoldladyinpjs
I like to use tapestry needles with large eyes...

I like to use tapestry needles with large eyes because I'm old. It's getting hard to thread a needle. I get mine from Walmart. I use the type for plastic canvas. They have large eyes and are...
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