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Forum: General Knitting 03-15-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By jksted2001
adding beads to your knitting

It's not difficult. At first, I put them down the center of the shawl and along each edge Just look at your pattern and decide where you want beads. I use 8/0 and 6/0 seed beads. There are a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-14-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By jksted2001
I just found a fish line that works better than 8...

I just found a fish line that works better than 8 pound test. It is monofilament 15 pound test. It is stiffer, so it is easier to pick up the bead and it doesn't recoil like the 8 pound test. and...
Forum: General Knitting 03-10-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By jksted2001
magnetic pattern holder

That's a great idea, keep on knitting
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By jksted2001
magnetic pattern holder

I just looked on JoAnn Fabric's online store and they don't carry the LoRan metal boards, however I did find them on Ebay. Just put in the search window "LoRan magnetic board" and the 6X10 and the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-04-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By jksted2001
adding beads to your knitting

I discovered that if the fishing line is about 20 inches or longer you can tie a knot in one end, put 20-30 beads on it then just fold over about 2 inches of the other end and hook the loop on your...
Forum: General Knitting 02-22-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By jksted2001
magnetic pattern holder

I am 73 years old and have trouble reading patterns and charts, So I went to Joann Fabrics and bought 2- 12x18 inch LoRan metal pattern holders. Then I went on Ebay and bought a roll of white...
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By jksted2001
adding beads to your knitting

I have been making a lot of knit shawls using lots of beads and I was so exasperated with using the smallest (size 14-16) crochet hooks that really made a mess of the loop of yarn. I have some 8...
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