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Forum: Pattern Central 06-07-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By llamalover
I knitted the swatch in the body pattern. I'm...

I knitted the swatch in the body pattern. I'm done with this project despite all your help. I spent way too much time and I want to spend time and have something to show. Thanks to all!
Forum: Pattern Central 06-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By llamalover
Decreases for ruffle don't make scarf narrower

I used Madelinetosh Pashmina and sizes 6 and 8 needles.
The main problem is that despite going down to 36 stitches from 109, the ruffle isn't as gathered as the photo with the pattern plus the width...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By llamalover
Decreases for ruffle don't make scarf narrower

I'm working on a scarf that has a ruffle on the end. I started with 109 stitches and knitted the decrease row ( Sl1, K2tog, psso). I ended up with 37 stitches as the pattern said. The problem is...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By llamalover
Casting on and Binding off

Thanks for the help!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By llamalover
The chart directions for the edge/body: row 2...

The chart directions for the edge/body:
row 2 (body pattern to end of this row) CO2
row 3 BO2, (body pattern)CO2
row 4 BO2, (body pattern) k3, p3.
row 5 regular edge, no bo or cos at either end of...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By llamalover
Casting on and Binding off at beginning and end of rows

Hi,
I started the Nina scarf by Louisa Harding and am having problems keeping the stitch count correct. The chart has you casting on 2 stitches at the end of a row and then casting on 2 stitches at...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-26-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By llamalover
Smile Help with Vest pattern

Hi,
I've been knitting a vest pattern from the bottom up. I've finished the right and left fronts and now I'm working on the back, the shoulder shaping part.

Everything was fine with the pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By llamalover
You are very helpful and patient, thanks. The...

You are very helpful and patient, thanks. The overall decrease of the front shaping is 28 stitches. However, I am starting with 30 stitches for the sleeves and am supposed to end up with 10, not 2...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By llamalover
So the front shaping is: (starting with 59...

So the front shaping is: (starting with 59 sts)
Row 1 BO 6 sts at beg row, work in pat to end;
Row 2 Bind off 6 sts, work in pat to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 3 Bid off 2 sts, work...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By llamalover
It's the Boatneck Sweater in the Fall 2012 Vogue...

It's the Boatneck Sweater in the Fall 2012 Vogue Knitting magazine.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-02-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By llamalover
Smile Shaping raglan sleeves

Hi,
I'm knitting a raglan sweater and have done the front. The shaping part was tricky, but I figured it out and have the correct number of stitches at the top and the lace pattern matches....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By llamalover
Dyeing scarf to fix color bleed

I posted my problem of having a dark color bleed into a lighter color on a wool scarf. The dark part is a variegated dark green, brown, and blue. The light is an off white. My dear husband came up...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By llamalover
Help! the dye ran onto a lighter color

I just finished a mammoth Norwegian scarf, blocked it, and discovered that the darker color ran into the off-white color. It looks bad.
I have Synthrapol and Retayne (for cotton) which I've used for...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By llamalover
Smile Blocking a ribbed and stockinette sweater

I'm almost finished with a sweater/jacket that is stockinette up to just below the bust where it is then ribbed the rest of the way to the neck. The sleeves are totally ribbed. I'm not sure what to...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By llamalover
Decreasing for armhole mistake

I made a mistake decreasing for the armhole edge for the back and sides of a sweater and would like to know if I can get away with the way I did it or will have to rip out.
The pattern says to...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By llamalover
Unclear directions

The pattern is in the Lang yarn book, Fatto a Mano 182. It's pattern 31. Sorry, it's not online or for free. It's a simple short sleeve pullover.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-03-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By llamalover
Unclear pattern directions

I'm starting a cardigan and for the 4th and 7th rows it says:
1 edge st, out of each st k1 st and k1 st twisted. Does this mean to knit 1 regularly and then for the next stitch, knit it from the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By llamalover
Wink Larger needle to get gauge

You're right as usual, Suzeeq! When I looked at the gauge swatch and tried to imagine how the sweater pattern would turn out, I think it would be too flimsy. There are cables, etc. and it would be...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By llamalover
Smile Need to use larger needle to meet gauge

I would like to knit a sweater that has a gauge of 21 stitches per inch. The yarn called for is worsted and the suggested needle size is 6. I have been knitting a gauge sample with a "light" yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By llamalover
Casting on for return row of buttonhole

I'm following the standard way to make buttonholes where you basically bind off 4 stitches on row and then when coming back to the gap, you cast on four stitches. It suggests the single cast on...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-27-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By llamalover
I fixed the ladders after the fact

I had 2 awful-looking ladders doing the magic loop technique on a very simple baby hat. I ended up adding a row of knitting from the bottom to the top on each side and it looks fine now. Seems like...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By llamalover
Adding band to armhole problem

Thanks for replying. The 5.5 stitches are the number I have picked up per inch of the armhole, not the gauge. If I pick up for every 3 or 4 stitches, won't there be some gaps between the newly...
Forum: General Knitting 11-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By llamalover
Adding band to armhole problem

My hooded vest pattern calls for picking up and knitting along the armhole and then knitting a ribbed band. The armhole dimension is 19 inches which is about an inch bigger than the pattern. My...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-12-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By llamalover
Marta Stiner Swedish designs

I just got back from Sweden where I saw some lovely Marta Stiner designs in a museum. They were fair isle, 2 colors, but unique. Apparently, she was spotlighted in the Jan/Feb 2007 edition of...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By llamalover
Wink Gauge swatch: Stitch number is right, row number is wrong

I'm knitting a vest that calls for 22 stitches and 30 rows for 4 inches using a size 6 needle in stockinette. My first swatch came out 21.5 stitches/32 rows for 4 inches. My second swatch using a...
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