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Forum: How-to Questions 12-28-2008, 12:10 AM
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Posted By Waenara
Thanks for the responses! I knit various...

Thanks for the responses!

I knit various swatches (on US size 5, 6, and 7 needles), and the 5's were the closest. The 7's were more like 24 stitches per 5 inches instead of 24 per 4 inches.

I...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-25-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Waenara
Emergency Christmas gauge problem - pattern calls for two needle sizes

Maybe I'm a fool, but I'm trying to knit a hat tonight and tomorrow to give to someone as a present tomorrow night (Christmas). The pattern is for a hat (link to free pattern: ...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,186
Posted By Waenara
This reminds me of a post on the Yarn Harlot's...

This reminds me of a post on the Yarn Harlot's blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/06/20/all_is_not_lost.html

She shows how to fix a mis-crossed cable by frogging the incorrect...
Forum: General Knitting 09-18-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,919
Posted By Waenara
So many things to add to my to-do list! I love...

So many things to add to my to-do list! I love Neiman, Henry, Tussie Mussie, and Mr Greenjeans.

Definitely. From a quick look at a few websites, it looks like the yarn would cost about $160 to...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-14-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By Waenara
Thanks for all those tips! I'll try...

Thanks for all those tips!

I'll try blocking/redistributing the pair I already made, and I think I'll make a swatch of different decreases to see how they look.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-13-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By Waenara
Socks on DPNs - ladder problem

Maybe someone out there can help me out. I've made one pair of socks on DPNs (currently starting my second pair). I was able to avoid ladders, by making sure the first stitch on a new needle was...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 36,974
Posted By Waenara
I should have signed up earlier! I found out...

I should have signed up earlier! I found out about it in July, but didn't bothering signing up right away since I don't have a blog and I'm a fairly new knitter. Then I decided that didn't matter...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By Waenara
For my first pair of socks I used the Yarn...

For my first pair of socks I used the Yarn Harlot's guide to sock-making from Knitting Rules. It's a basic recipe for a top-down sock with a square heel flap. It appealed to me because it really...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By Waenara
Long, skinny scarves seem to be popular recently....

Long, skinny scarves seem to be popular recently. I'd probably keep it the way it is (unless it's way too skinny) and just make the scarf a nice long length.
Forum: General Knitting 08-10-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,528
Posted By Waenara
I tend to pick similar colors that I like...

I tend to pick similar colors that I like (usually variations on blue/aquamarine/teal/navy/slate/grey), but I'm trying to branch out more.

I really like the two articles linked below (from Knitty). ...
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,444,674
Posted By Waenara
Amy has a video on double knitting here (scroll...

Amy has a video on double knitting here (scroll down to the third from the bottom video): http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ which shows how to do a simple charted pattern.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,165
Posted By Waenara
:thumbsup: That sounds like a great idea! I...

:thumbsup: That sounds like a great idea! I have some microfiber towel that I use in the kitchen, and they're great at picking up dust.

I'm definitely going to snag some microfiber yarn soon - I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Waenara
I found a video here:...

I found a video here: http://www.knittingatnoon.com/atticord.html which shows how to apply i-cord along the edge of an already finished item (which is similar to doing an i-cord bind-off). At the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By Waenara
I'm working on my first pair of socks (one done!...

I'm working on my first pair of socks (one done! and I immediately cast on the second to try to avoid second-sock syndrome).

I grafted the toe of my sock, and Amy's instructional video on grafting...
Forum: General Knitting 06-16-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,444,674
Posted By Waenara
Actually, p2tobtbl was one of the first things I...

Actually, p2tobtbl was one of the first things I looked up on this site, since I needed it for a lace scarf I'm working on.

There's a link to a video in the Glossary section, here: ...
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7,464
Views: 1,444,674
Posted By Waenara
Hello everyone! I'm a relatively new knitter...

Hello everyone!

I'm a relatively new knitter (taught myself last fall by using the videos on knittinghelp.com - this is a great website!)

I've done the obligatory garter stitch scarf, and a small...
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