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Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you need to decrease 4 stitches, yes, you can...

If you need to decrease 4 stitches, yes, you can k2tog four times, etc. Some people will start the decreases a stitch or two from the start of the row to make a smoother edge. Also, sometimes you'll...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you look at how a sweater is built, the...

If you look at how a sweater is built, the decreases make a piece "lean" and get narrower, while the cast-off stitches leave a definite edge. The first cast-off stitches make the armpit. From there,...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-19-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you started at the bottom, feel along the edge...

If you started at the bottom, feel along the edge and see if you can find the tail at the start.

Otherwise, you can look at the number of rows in a couple of places.The easiest way is to turn the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Becky Morgan
Every strap I've used has had a leather or nylon...

Every strap I've used has had a leather or nylon end piece to reinforce it. I'd felt the strap first, then put the leather on and buttonhole the edges.

You might also want to look into...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-03-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Becky Morgan
Yes. Don't worry about "wrong side" if it's...

Yes. Don't worry about "wrong side" if it's confusing. Just do Row 1, turn the work as you normally would and do Row 2, and so on.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-03-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Becky Morgan
When you get to the end of the first row, you...

When you get to the end of the first row, you turn the work. That is, you put the needle with the stitches closest to it in your left (or non-dominant) hand and the empty one in your right, just as...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you want to make the bottom separately, you...

If you want to make the bottom separately, you could do that, but picking up stitches isn't as hard as you're thinking. It's a common technique and I'm pretty sure there's a video on here. (I can't...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-22-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Becky Morgan
Sure looks that way. If it repeats around, it...

Sure looks that way. If it repeats around, it would make a nice flare at that rate..
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By Becky Morgan
Use a stitch from the next needle. You can slip...

Use a stitch from the next needle. You can slip it For that matter, you can move one stitch from two needles before the round starts, so you have 8-6-8-6. As long as you remember where your rounds...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Becky Morgan
You're knitting two, purling two together to...

You're knitting two, purling two together to decrease, knitting across to the last four stitches, purling two together and knitting two. It shouldn't matter whether you have an even or odd number of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By Becky Morgan
Do what's in the parentheses. It's an easy,...

Do what's in the parentheses. It's an easy, pretty stitch pattern.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Becky Morgan
8s are 5.0 mm. Try a swatch and see what you...

8s are 5.0 mm. Try a swatch and see what you actually get. I'd be knitting really tight to get 5/inch on 8s, but most people knit a lot tighter than me. If the 8s won't work, try a 9 or 10 and see if...
Forum: Crochet! 07-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Becky Morgan
It probably needs blocked. If you get it good and...

It probably needs blocked. If you get it good and damp, then stretÁh it out, pin it and let it dry, maybe with a bit of starch, it should lie much more smoothly. There's always the chance something...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Becky Morgan
You can either drop two stitches to where the...

You can either drop two stitches to where the decrease belongs, decrease and knit it back up...or you can decrease on this row and pretend it happened back when. Unless you're working with very, very...
Forum: Crochet! 06-30-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you have a way to secure it to the inside of...

If you have a way to secure it to the inside of the bag, you can crochet around clothesline. You can also line a knit strap with nylon webbing and sew it down inside the bag. I've done both. If you...
Forum: The Lounge 06-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Becky Morgan
Wow! Thyroid is nothing to mess with--that's how...

Wow! Thyroid is nothing to mess with--that's how Mom died.

I'm sorry about your daylilies. With any luck, they've just died back to the bulb and will be back next spring.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Becky Morgan
You go across to where you're missing the stitch....

You go across to where you're missing the stitch. Now, instead of going on to the next one, either reach down and grab the purl bar on the stitch you just used, or snag the yarn between that stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Becky Morgan
Sure you can fix it. I'd probably pick the...

Sure you can fix it. I'd probably pick the dropped stitch up as if it were a make one left or right, but it's fixable. The only question is how it's affecting the row you're on, but if it's a purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-20-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd go with the bigger size unless your gauge is...

I'd go with the bigger size unless your gauge is borderline. I'm a loose knitter, so I can usually get away with one size smaller than should be right. If you knit tight, definitely go with the...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Becky Morgan
Hugs and prayers. It's rough to be there while...

Hugs and prayers. It's rough to be there while there's hospice going on, but you'll never regret it.
Forum: General Knitting 06-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Becky Morgan
It looks like you're making a V-neck, probably...

It looks like you're making a V-neck, probably the front.
The first five stitches will all be in garter pattern (when you're knitting flat, knit them on every row.) This keeps the edge from curling....
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you have the hand-eye coordination to type,...

If you have the hand-eye coordination to type, and you can handle the needles, you can knit. I've known people who learned when they were as young as four and at least one who didn't learn till she...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you draw it, it'll make more sense. This is...

If you draw it, it'll make more sense. This is one place where it's hard to beat old-fashioned graph paper.

When you finish the first row that you just knit:
Increase at the center front for eight...
Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Becky Morgan
Forgive me if this is dumb, but it's a mistake I...

Forgive me if this is dumb, but it's a mistake I made when I started: you're turning the work at the end of the row, right?

Assuming you're knitting right-handed, your stitches wind up on the right...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,174
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you're careful to dig into the very center,...

If you're careful to dig into the very center, you can usually find the inside end. I learned the hard way to find and pull out the outside end first, because they can be tangled around each other....
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