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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:40 PM
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This is a "formula pattern" as the designer says....

This is a "formula pattern" as the designer says. You can use several weights of yarn and adapt them to the pattern by doing a gauge swatch, filling in the blanks on the pattern and doing a little...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 03:57 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Beautiful colors, Claire and a lovely shawl. I...

Beautiful colors, Claire and a lovely shawl. I love the way Mountain Colors yarns knit up.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 03:50 AM
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Views: 170
Posted By salmonmac
Glad you have it working. Whenever I see the...

Glad you have it working. Whenever I see the words brainless or no brainer, I think uh-oh.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 03:34 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Very nice knitting. Yes, it looks like you've...

Very nice knitting. Yes, it looks like you've gotten off one row, maybe an extra knit row after the k1p1 or two purl rows. Rip back to the k1p1 row (row 3) which should be fairly easy to spot and...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 170
Posted By salmonmac
The heel is worked after completing the last row...

The heel is worked after completing the last row (row 32, stitch 20) of the right gusset. This is a purl st, then start the heel turn sts with a p1, k1tbl k21 according to the directions for the set...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 170
Posted By salmonmac
Ok, 96sts sounds good. What you need to do is...

Ok, 96sts sounds good. What you need to do is locate the upper foot sts and put the center 28sts on a needle.
As for where to start the heel, the pattern says
Position: at end of right gusset,...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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Views: 170
Posted By salmonmac
According to the pattern, you should have 90sts...

According to the pattern, you should have 90sts total for the smallest size. Distribute the sts so that you have the central 26sts on a needle and then 64 other sts. Place a marker on either side of...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 01:30 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Glad you're back and hope we get to see your...

Glad you're back and hope we get to see your projects!
Forum: The Lounge Yesterday, 05:47 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Beautiful photos! Sadly, we had clouds and rain....

Beautiful photos! Sadly, we had clouds and rain. I'm looking forward to October, too.
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By salmonmac
It's a matter of personal preference. There are,...

It's a matter of personal preference. There are, however advantages to knowing both, for example, two-handed fair isle knitting.
https://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Twohandedvideo.htm
Forum: Pattern Central 04-15-2014, 12:49 PM
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Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Row 1 of the pattern begins on a wrong side row...

Row 1 of the pattern begins on a wrong side row and all the odd number rows should then be ws rows, even with the wrap and turn. There are 2 plain knit rows (rows 6 and 7) before row 8 which is a...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Here are some directions that'll help with...

Here are some directions that'll help with posting photos:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610
Forum: General Knitting 04-15-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By salmonmac
Hi Michael and welcome! Glad to have you join us....

Hi Michael and welcome! Glad to have you join us. it's a great idea to turn knitting into a way of life.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 347
Posted By salmonmac
Well a scarf is a nice beginning project. It's...

Well a scarf is a nice beginning project. It's smaller than a blanket so you'll be able to finish it without such a big commitment. There are loads of patterns but something that helps you practice...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
You don't need to shape the front and back...

You don't need to shape the front and back opening for the sweater as I understand it. You've already cast off 61+10sts and cast on 71sts on the next row over the space of the bound off sts.
Now...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 347
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Yes, practice is going to make all of...

Welcome!
Yes, practice is going to make all of this suddenly fall into place, no doubt. Two things:
You might change the kind of needles that you're using. If you're using metal needles, they tend...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By salmonmac
Jan's right, it's the number of sts to decrease...

Jan's right, it's the number of sts to decrease for your given size. So the the smallest size dec 4sts approximately evenly spaced across the row.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-14-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By salmonmac
Lots of great first time projects! Very nice...

Lots of great first time projects! Very nice looking scarf and a lovely hat. Yes, what a clever design feature those eyelets are. Enjoy wearing you hat and scarf next winter. (Just the thought of...
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By salmonmac
Sorry, no, I don't know. The one I linked to was...

Sorry, no, I don't know. The one I linked to was the only one I saw online with even the possibliity of offset pegs.
There are several loom knitting groups on Ravelry (free to join) and perhaps they...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By salmonmac
It is confusing. You should repeat the directions...

It is confusing. You should repeat the directions in parentheses twice. So k8, increase once in each of the next 4sts, k8, increase once in each of the next 4sts.
That only uses 24sts however. Are...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
I can understand your confusion. Is the tutu...

I can understand your confusion. Is the tutu being added on to a lace top?
Yes, after you turn, complete the row. In general you complete the row unless told to do something else. Does the pattern...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Very cute. What in particular is giving you...

Very cute. What in particular is giving you trouble with the tutu? Perhaps you can quote a few rows for us (not the whole pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By salmonmac
Hi Nancy and welcome! You do wrap the yarn twice...

Hi Nancy and welcome!
You do wrap the yarn twice around the needle for the double yarn over which will create a hole or eyelet. On the next row, in each case, you'll k1, p1 into the yarn overs. This...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By salmonmac
You should follow the argyle chart. The first two...

You should follow the argyle chart. The first two rows are given to tell you where to place the argyle pattern.

Since the directions in parentheses are repeated you would increase in the knit sts...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By salmonmac
That's going to be adorable.The colors sound...

That's going to be adorable.The colors sound perfect for summer near the water, too.
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