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Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 09:57 AM
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I tend to be working in heavier weights because...

I tend to be working in heavier weights because of my charity knitting (and my desire to complete things quickly!) but I do find when I'm designing I lean toward the lighter yarns. And I live in a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By lewister
I use something similar to these floor mats...

I use something similar to these floor mats...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By lewister
Purl Bee tutorial...

Purl Bee tutorial (http://www.purlbee.com/2008/01/23/attached-i-cord-tutorial/) for attached (not applied) i-cord - she's adding to around the top of a slipper with a provisional cast-on and grafting...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By lewister
But on the upside, you can build buzz for your...

But on the upside, you can build buzz for your upcoming release by having it public in a project or for testing. And, testing publicly more easily gets projects attached to your pattern - an...
Forum: General Knitting 01-23-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By lewister
What kind of fiber are you using that would be...

What kind of fiber are you using that would be slippery. Not everything can be spit spliced.

Plain wool and other animal fibers, I spit splice. Superwash wool, acrylics and most synthetics, I use a...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By lewister
Whut is right! Looking at the picture (and...

Whut is right!

Looking at the picture (and ignoring reference to elastic in the directions), you need to pick up stitches in the finished edge around the scarf, joining for working in the round when...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By lewister
Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is...

Knitting Fool - http://www.knittingfool.com/ - is another good online stitch directory. You can look things up by name or by type. Or even by number of stitches wide.

The Harmony Guides typically...
Forum: General Knitting 08-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By lewister
Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really...

Happy to help. As salmonmac says, you really won't be able to tell precisely what you'll get until you actually play with the yarn. I just worked a hat in a cotton blend that I thought would have a...
Forum: General Knitting 08-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By lewister
Your challenge there is that - even though the...

Your challenge there is that - even though the yarn weight might be the same - cotton doesn't act the same as a wool/silk blend. It'll be heavier, might sag out of shape, could result in a stiffer...
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