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Forum: Pattern Central 02-23-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Ellieblue
thank you sezeeq It looks like if I do that, the...

thank you sezeeq It looks like if I do that, the back wil be as deep as the front. Maybe I am overthinking this .I guess I will continue and see what happens when I join into a round
Forum: Pattern Central 02-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Ellieblue
Question need help with bombshell pattern

I am starting the Bombshell pattern in the Big Girls Knit book. This line in the beginning increase for the yoke has me confused. It says RS sl1,k to last st before marker then kfb,kfb four...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-20-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ellieblue
Question bust darts on a top down cardigan

I have been trying to figure out how to do short row bust darts on a cardigan. Do I start by doing the w/t on one side and then k cross the back to the other side? But it seems that if you start at...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-06-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ellieblue
This is exactly the thread I was looking for

I am still confused as to when you stop wrapping and start to pick up the wrapped stitches. Is this done gradually or all on one row?
Forum: The Lounge 12-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,482
Posted By Ellieblue
In the future, why don't you find the pattern you...

In the future, why don't you find the pattern you would use and send the weight and yardage needed and have them pick out the yarn and send it to you.
Forum: The Lounge 03-23-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ellieblue
I don't know about that green pan but I just got...

I don't know about that green pan but I just got rid of all my Tefal teflon pans and bought a set of stainless steel. It cleans up really good. Even burnt on stuff comes off with just a dish cloth...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,218
Posted By Ellieblue
I too like my metal Knitpicks. I tried one...

I too like my metal Knitpicks. I tried one bamboo circular and found that the tips lose their tapered point. I tried to sharpen the points with a pencil sharpener - big mistake - it just...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-10-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,130
Posted By Ellieblue
Mirria,excellent tutorial on picking up sts. I...

Mirria,excellent tutorial on picking up sts. I pretty much do the same thing but I sometimes divide the area into 4's before picking up. I also keep about 10 sts on the crochet hook then slide the...
Forum: General Knitting 03-08-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,956
Posted By Ellieblue
I have been getting some good buys at DBNY.com. ...

I have been getting some good buys at DBNY.com. They have bags of 10 for $39.99.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Ellieblue
I'll bet you are reaching across the first K row....

I'll bet you are reaching across the first K row. After binding off finish that row in k and then turn, b/o on purl side, finish that row etc. Hope this helps.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Ellieblue
The second row will be your purl row. Are you...

The second row will be your purl row. Are you binding off the other 5 stitches there? After that b/o 1 stitch each end of k row or every row (k and p rows) according to your pattern instructions.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Ellieblue
The pattern is Curry Cabled Cardigan on Ravelry. ...

The pattern is Curry Cabled Cardigan on Ravelry. The reason I'm doing this is because I want set in sleeves instead of drop shoulder. There are 5 over 5 and 2 over 2 cables.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Ellieblue
taking out cables

I am thinking of knitting a sweater with overall cables. I would like to use only a few of the cables. I am thinking that if I subtract 1/2 of the stitches used for a cable, I should be ok. Do...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ellieblue
I usually pin the shoulder and sleeve cap...

I usually pin the shoulder and sleeve cap together first then I pin the ends of the sleeve to the ends of the back and the fronts. If there is any sleeve left ease it in toward the underarm, and sew...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ellieblue
You might use Knitpicks Comfy or worsted weight...

You might use Knitpicks Comfy or worsted weight Shine.
Forum: General Knitting 02-19-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ellieblue
This should help you in the future. Everything...

This should help you in the future. Everything between the *'s is repeated until you get to the point you don't have enough sts left to do this, then you finish by following the instructions after...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By Ellieblue
Her book 'charted knitting designs' is my bible...

Her book 'charted knitting designs' is my bible for cable and lace patterns. The charts look just like the finished product. It is available from Amazon.com if anybody is interested.
Forum: Crochet! 02-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By Ellieblue
Hello Mary Grace I just wanted to thank you for...

Hello Mary Grace I just wanted to thank you for pointing out the crochet videos . I have been crocheting for more years than I care to count but I learned something new today. When I work a dc or...
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,717
Posted By Ellieblue
toes on toe up sock

I have used both Judy's cast on and Silvers but have a hard time getting my needle into the back row of stitches. Now I cast on using the backward loop for the first row of sts then not turning the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,450
Posted By Ellieblue
I wonder if they are talking about a "wrap and...

I wonder if they are talking about a "wrap and turn". stitch.
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,336
Posted By Ellieblue
charted knitting

That's too bad. I try to chart every pattern I can. Have you read any books that explains how charts work? My favorite is Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs. I think I saw it at Amazon...
Forum: The Lounge 01-05-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By Ellieblue
I sure do! It's called GardenWeb. Lots of great...

I sure do! It's called GardenWeb. Lots of great forums on every possible plant you can think of. There is a forum called Garden Party which is similar to this one for just asking OT. You would...
Forum: General Knitting 01-01-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 44,900
Posted By Ellieblue
I loved the free style meals My grandson,...

I loved the free style meals My grandson, stationed at Ft. Hood went with us. He left here this morning to return to Texas and had his first flight out of Vt canceled so he missed his connection...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 44,900
Posted By Ellieblue
Be happy to fill you in on the details. We...

Be happy to fill you in on the details. We sailed out of New York for a seven day cruise to Nassah The food on board was terrific There is one central cafeteria where we had breakfast and lunch ...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 44,900
Posted By Ellieblue
Happy New Year everybody:happydance: Just got...

Happy New Year everybody:happydance: Just got back from a cruise last Sunday (my first) and am still rocking a Little from the boat. Had a wonderful time.
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