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Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2007, 01:10 PM
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Posted By MilkyMama
THAT'S where I saw that! :) I love Lily Chin, I...

THAT'S where I saw that! :) I love Lily Chin, I could watch her all day. Does she have her own shows?
Forum: General Knitting 09-10-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,334
Posted By MilkyMama
Sometimes it's really hard to find things on here...

Sometimes it's really hard to find things on here using the search tool...!

knitting nook (http://www.knittingnookyarn.com/index.php?cPath=23_104)has a great selection of Malabrigo...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By MilkyMama
When you say circular needles, do you mean using...

When you say circular needles, do you mean using very long ones and using the magic loop technique? http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html

http://www.knitting-and.com/wiki/Magic_Loop

Those two...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-10-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By MilkyMama
Thank you! I think that will work well. It's...

Thank you! I think that will work well. It's taking me a REALLY long time to knit, but when I finish it, I hope to post a picture or at least tell how it came out. :)
Forum: How-to Questions 09-09-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By MilkyMama
measuring length, lay work flat or hang it?

Hi all,

I'm knitting this http://www.magknits.com/Apr06/patterns/calla.htm . I'm about to start the decreased for the armholes. Because the yarn is fairly drapey, it is a lot longer when I measure...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-16-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By MilkyMama
How to CO for 2 items using Magic Loop

If you've tried to CO to knit 2 items (socks, mittens, sleeves) using Magic Loop, but couldn't figure out how, this is how I did it. The prob I had doing it on my own was that I kept ending up with...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-16-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,038
Posted By MilkyMama
That's it!

okay, that's it! You first CO 1/2 of the stitches for the first item. Then all of the stitches for the second item. Then split the stitches for the second item by bending the cable and pulling it...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-16-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,038
Posted By MilkyMama
This might be the answer

This might be how to do it. I'm going to try it now and see.

http://www.knitaddicted.com/files/MagicLoop.pdf
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-16-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,038
Posted By MilkyMama
Okay, that makes sense for 2 needles, but I can't...

Okay, that makes sense for 2 needles, but I can't do it with magic loop. When CO the second set, there's no way to do it and have the working end of yarn on the working end of the needles. And I...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-16-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,038
Posted By MilkyMama
Magic loop cast on for two mittens

I can't for the life of me figure out how to cast on two things using magic loop. I've knit quite a bit on magic loop and have done two things at the same time, but had to cast on to other needles...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-26-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By MilkyMama
Thanks. I'm going to try to find a yarn that...

Thanks. I'm going to try to find a yarn that will make the gauge, without having to hold together 4 strands, lol! If I can get it made I'll post a pic.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-25-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By MilkyMama
Yep, I totally agree. If I used a thinner yarn I...

Yep, I totally agree. If I used a thinner yarn I would increase by quite a bit. Of course, knitting a gauge, etc.

I think 20" for a regualar hat is fine, but this one is supp. to have these...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,988
Posted By MilkyMama
Help with Snail Spiral Hat - Knitting w/o Tears

(I'm reposting this here from the pattern section by request)

Okay, why does this seem to be tiny, no matter what I do? I got my gauge to be right on to her instructions (7 stitches to 3" on US 10...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-21-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,989
Posted By MilkyMama
Okay, thanks. I thought b/c it was about a...

Okay, thanks. I thought b/c it was about a particular pattern....

I'll repost.
Forum: Pattern Central 11-20-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,989
Posted By MilkyMama
Snail Spiral Hat - Knitting w/o Tears - lots of questions

Okay, why does this seem to be tiny, no matter what I do? I got my gauge to be right on to her instructions (7 stitches to 3" on US 10 1/2). I'm using 4 strands of yarn to do so.

I found a pict on...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-20-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By MilkyMama
Snail Spiral Hat - Knitting w/o Tears - lots of questions

Okay, why does this seem to be tiny, no matter what I do? I got my gauge to be right on to her instructions (7 stitches to 3" on US 10 1/2). I'm using 4 strands of yarn to do so.

I found a pict on...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-18-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By MilkyMama
That is brilliant Ingrid! Thanks! I think one...

That is brilliant Ingrid! Thanks! I think one of my main problems is not subtracting the 1-2" on the brim part to make it snug fitting. As we speak, I'm ripping out the prettiest cabled hat (my...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-18-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By MilkyMama
Knitting from measurements

I saw a this mentioned in a catalog. Are there some tips out there about doing this. I make a lot of hats, (not from patterns) and as simple as they are, I often have to redo them. They're too...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By MilkyMama
Okay, you and I went to the exact same sights!...

Okay, you and I went to the exact same sights!


THANK YOU!!!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By MilkyMama
Oh, no! I bet that's it. I don't know if I can...

Oh, no! I bet that's it. I don't know if I can tackle that! LOL! I have found links for entrelac everywhere in the last week, when I wasn't even remotely looking for it. Figures. Must be Kharma,...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By MilkyMama
How to do a basketweav on an angle (diamonds)?

I think I saw this somewhere using increases and decreases.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I just want to use it for a couple of inches (prob 10-15 rows) for the brim of a hat. The patterns I...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-11-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By MilkyMama
Anyone...?

Anyone...?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By MilkyMama
Did you use a square knot?

Did you use a square knot?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By MilkyMama
I just tried the reverse. What a disaster,...

I just tried the reverse. What a disaster, hehehe. I knit into the front and back the first row, then purled one row and bound off knitwise. Looked like cr*p, lol! I'm ripping it now.

I wonder...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By MilkyMama
how do you attach embellishments & what are some cute on

I just figured out how to make curlicues. But how do I attach it to the top of a hat? Tie a few square knots? I heard those come undone really easily, though...

Are there other cute things to add...
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