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Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2012, 12:39 PM
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Is it actually possible that I would knit a size...

Is it actually possible that I would knit a size large with a slightly heavier yarn and get a size small sweater? The gauge of the yarn I've got now is 17 sts and 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm, and I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By vantreysta
I just whipped up a swatch in the round and it...

I just whipped up a swatch in the round and it was indeed tighter! :( It looks like I'm going to have to knit a large instead of a small, the way I knit. I'm really afraid that it's going to turn out...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2012, 05:47 AM
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Ok, I have another question regarding gauge for...

Ok, I have another question regarding gauge for this sweater. I went ahead and bought a different yarn that was closer to the weight of Lett Lopi (DROPS Nepal) and knit and blocked a swatch for it. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2012, 09:48 AM
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Posted By vantreysta
Ok, that's what I'll do then! Thank you :)

Ok, that's what I'll do then! Thank you :)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2012, 07:41 AM
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Views: 1,245
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The guage given in the pattern is 18 sts & 24...

The guage given in the pattern is 18 sts & 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm. The pattern book is Lopi #28 and I'll be knitting the Riddari sweater.

Would it be worth it just to go ahead and order the Karisma...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By vantreysta
Do I need to adjust the gauge?

Hello lovely ladies and gents! I'm getting ready to start my very first sweater (just in time for spring/summer, right??), but before I go ahead and purchase this yarn, I'd like to try and clear up...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-12-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By vantreysta
I regret that I did not make a gauge swatch. I'm...

I regret that I did not make a gauge swatch. I'm using leftover yarn and fear that I have just enough for the gloves. I should start making them more often, though..! And I could have measured the...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By vantreysta
I've just frogged this mitten for the third time....

I've just frogged this mitten for the third time. I'm in love with the pattern because they match a hat that I knit last year, so I don't want to give up completely yet, but I'm afraid I might have...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By vantreysta
Custom Size Conversion

I would like to knit my boyfriend a pair of mitts, and I stumbled on this pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTmanlymitts.html) from knitty.com that would be perfect. The problem is (and...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By vantreysta
Picked up stitch issues

My favorite thing to knit are gloves and mittens, and the occasional amigurumi, which means I often have to pick up stitches at thumb gussets or mitten flaps, etc. I must be doing it wrong though...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-21-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By vantreysta
Yarn Forward?

Hello,

I'm working on a pattern in which I have 16 stitches on one needle and I am to K5, [K2tog, yf] 3 times, K5. I wasn't sure how to do a yarn forward, so I looked it up on youtube and found a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By vantreysta
Ok, thanks ladies!

Ok, thanks ladies!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By vantreysta
So, I figured out the "no stitch" bit, but I got...

So, I figured out the "no stitch" bit, but I got to the cabling part and I did it backwards somehow, so instead of the cables making a chevron, they branched outwards, and I had to start over. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By vantreysta
Well, I figurd out why the stitches didn't seem...

Well, I figurd out why the stitches didn't seem to be adding up. I was slipping a stitch instead of reading it as no stitch. I think I've got it now!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By vantreysta
first time using a chart

Hello! This is my first time knitting from a chart, and I'm confused. I don't know where to start, and it seems like the stitches aren't adding up, but I'm probably just reading it incorrectly.
You...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,852
Posted By vantreysta
Thanks so much! :)

Thanks so much! :)
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,852
Posted By vantreysta
How to Cast on Purl-wise

Hello! I'm still working on those mittens, and the pattern says to:

knit 5, place next 18 stitches onto a piece of waste yarn (these are the thumb stitches and
will be worked at the end of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By vantreysta
I just saw it too! Haha, sorry for the false...

I just saw it too! Haha, sorry for the false alarm, and thanks for the help! :P
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By vantreysta
It's the Berry Hill fingerless mittens by Liz...

It's the Berry Hill fingerless mittens by Liz Thompson.

The exact instructions are:
Cast on 40 stitches, divide evenly between the needles and join for knitting in the round. Place a stitch marker...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By vantreysta
Hello! When you start knitting, the needle with...

Hello! When you start knitting, the needle with the stitches on it should always be in your left hand, so when you're done knitting one row, the needle that originally had no stitches now has all of...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By vantreysta
Knitting in the round: start over or keep going?

Hi all! I'm making gloves for the first time, and I have a question about the pattern.
The instructions say to CO 40 stitches and join into a round.
Rounds 1-4: *k1, ktbl1, p1, repeat from * to end...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-25-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By vantreysta
I picked up the stitches without any trouble, but...

I picked up the stitches without any trouble, but my problem is that when I start knitting, as the instructions state, the wrong side is on the outside. I'm not sure if it's because of the way that I...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By vantreysta
I can't pick it up on the other side because it's...

I can't pick it up on the other side because it's stuffed. The body is already completed, so I can't turn it inside out, and if I could, then the fins would be on the inside of the fish. Right now,...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By vantreysta
Picking Up Stitches

I'm working on making a plush fish, and it's time to work on the fins. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but after I pick up the stitches and start working, the wrong side is always on the outside....
Forum: How-to Questions 09-23-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By vantreysta
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your...

Thank you all so much! I really appreciate your help.
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