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Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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Views: 938
Posted By Fantine
Yes, that was exactly what was happening,...

Yes, that was exactly what was happening, especially since I was using pretty thin yarn. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Fantine
Yo before slip stitch (continental)

I'm testing a lace pattern (Little Flowers) which has a YO before a slip stitch in several variations. Here's a part of the pattern:

K4, yo, sl1, k1, psso

Here's another:

K2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1,...
Forum: Crochet! 11-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,898
Posted By Fantine
Crocheting into the "same stitch"

I have a general question involving the right way to "crochet into the same stitch." I frequently see directions that tell me to connect the ends of a round with a slip stitch and then to do a SD...
Forum: Crochet! 06-28-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Fantine
OK, thank you, I'll give it a try.

OK, thank you, I'll give it a try.
Forum: Crochet! 06-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Fantine
Question Creating crochet diagrams from instructions

I found a nice crochet book at a yard sale yesterday. It's called 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans, by Jan Eaton. There are beautiful color illustrations of all the different...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By Fantine
Question about Lana Grossa Yarn

Hello, everyone!

I bought a new crocheting book called "Beyond the Square, Crochet Motifs" by Edie Eckman. The patterns are all made with Lana Grossa Cool Wool yarn. None of the stores near me...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Fantine
Yes, sorry to mislead you. The pattern looks...

Yes, sorry to mislead you. The pattern looks very nice in the photo, so I'm definitely going to persevere until I get it right!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Fantine
Absolutely correct -- I did not type Row 3...

Absolutely correct -- I did not type Row 3 correctly. Sorry, ladies!
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Fantine
Thank you, ArtLady. I thought I was doing it...

Thank you, ArtLady. I thought I was doing it right, too, but something is going wrong, because I'm not ending up with the correct number of stitches for Row 3. :help: I'll go back to the drawing...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Fantine
YO questions

Hello, everyone, and happy August! I have a question about how to do a YO in a pattern called Lacy Diamonds. Here are the first 3 rows:

Multiple of 6 + 1

Row 1 (RS): *K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K2tog...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Fantine
That's brilliant. Thank you!

That's brilliant. Thank you!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By Fantine
OK, thanks for your help! It's much appreciated.

OK, thanks for your help! It's much appreciated.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By Fantine
So, the YO should be done as it it's between two...

So, the YO should be done as it it's between two purl stitches? I thought that between two knit stitches, you just bring it forward.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By Fantine
OK, here's the pattern. Row 1 (rs): P5, *K2,...

OK, here's the pattern.

Row 1 (rs): P5, *K2, YO, sl 1, K1, psso, P4: rep from * to last st, P1.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,304
Posted By Fantine
YO before SKP

I have a question about a YO before a SKP. I know to move the yarn to the front and then to slip knit-wise. But after I slip the stitch, do I then move the yarn to the back for the knit stitch or...
Forum: General Knitting 03-13-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Fantine
I have this book, and it was one of the first...

I have this book, and it was one of the first reference books I got when I returned to knitting. There are errors in some of the pattern directions, and the illustrations aren't the easiest to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-12-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Fantine
When I started knitting again some months ao, I...

When I started knitting again some months ao, I had right hand pain, too, which didn't surprise me since I have arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrone in my right hand. I was taking physical therapy...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-11-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Fantine
Yes, that's it! You fixed it. Thanks so much...

Yes, that's it! You fixed it. Thanks so much for your patience. :cheering: :cheering:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Fantine
Have you considered Ben and Jerry's ice cream for...

Have you considered Ben and Jerry's ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for a week? :thumbsup:

Just kidding. Now I'll shut up and let somebody post a constructive answer. :wink:
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Fantine
It just says repeat rows 1 and 2. And yes, I...

It just says repeat rows 1 and 2. And yes, I keep on getting fewer sts every other row, even though that's clearly not happening in the photo in the book. :shrug:

I'm beginning to think the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Fantine
Thanks -- I was pretty sure that they printed...

Thanks -- I was pretty sure that they printed "decrease" when they meant "increase." Did you happen to try this? I'm still not getting the right number of stitches. I wonder if there's something...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Fantine
Oops, sorry, it's YO before the slip stitch, not...

Oops, sorry, it's YO before the slip stitch, not the other way around. Here's Row 1 for the pattern (Lace and Cables):

Row 1 (rs): K1, *YO, sl 1, K1, psso, K1, k2tog, YO, K6; rep from * to last 6...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Fantine
Need help with directions

I am doing some practice swatches from Knitting for Dummies. I'm completely baffled by the directions for this Chevron pattern (page 143 of the book). The directions are:

Row 1 (rs): K1, K2tog, *...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-09-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By Fantine
I was going to post a question that I think is...

I was going to post a question that I think is partly addressed in this thread. When I slip a stitch that's going to be passed over, should I slip it knit-wise or purl-wise? Also, what about...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,698
Posted By Fantine
Thanks for all your help. Happy New Year!

Thanks for all your help. Happy New Year!
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