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Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By joulesb
hope its just more practice, i realy like the way...

hope its just more practice, i realy like the way it feels smoother to do than before.

then again i am looking at it at close range, also most things come out in the wash dont they? well usually in...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By joulesb
been trying this out, did a swatch with 40...

been trying this out, did a swatch with 40 stitches and did about an inch of 2x2 rib then some stockinette then some more rib.

the stockinette looks great, all nice and neat, but the rib doesnt. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2010, 04:29 AM
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Views: 940
Posted By joulesb
thanks for the links guys, that table will be...

thanks for the links guys, that table will be really useful until i get better at reading my stitches. i can do the purls so much better now

reckon i will do various swatches and see how i get on...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-14-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By joulesb
Combined KNitting help

ive been learning to knit from this website continental style and have been getting on ok. but my purl is still very dodgy and difficult. i have tried several ways to do a standard purl so i...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-07-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By joulesb
how knit 2 things at once on 2 circs - cast on

ive been trying to make soem fingerless mittens for my dd who is 2.5 so i cast on 32 stitches and using 2 circs have been knitting in the round with a 2x2 rib pattern.

i was wondering how to do 2 at...
Forum: Crochet! 11-25-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By joulesb
i agree with offjumpsjack, make a shell into the...

i agree with offjumpsjack, make a shell into the hole made by the chain 1 on the previous row, dont make the shell into the chain itself.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-24-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By joulesb
dont remind me, i learned to knit this year from...

dont remind me, i learned to knit this year from this website and as i could crochet first i went to continental - i cant hold my yarn right handed it just feels wrong. it took me ages and several...
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By joulesb
ooh thanks, that berroco comfort does look nice,...

ooh thanks, that berroco comfort does look nice, will have to try that.

much appreciated :)
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By joulesb
cant find the yarn with colours i would like?

im trying to find a nice yarn that will work well for knitted and/ or crochet blankets.

ive so far being using stylecraft dk which is an acrylic but the colour range isnt as wide as i would like.

i...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By joulesb
thanks will practice with some scrap yarn

thanks will practice with some scrap yarn
Forum: How-to Questions 11-12-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By joulesb
bind off with more give?

ive been using the basic bind off from the video on here but find it doesnt have any give. i did use a bigger needle but it still feels tight.

is there a bind off with more give? im working on log...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-10-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By joulesb
um......i think i know what my problem was. i...

um......i think i know what my problem was. i had only one about 2 or 3 rounds before checking it.

ive started again and during the first3/4 rounds it didnt look good, but now its about an inch...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By joulesb
the one on here in the videos. reckon i should...

the one on here in the videos. reckon i should of tried it with waste yarn first though :(
Forum: General Knitting 11-09-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,039
Posted By joulesb
thanks right reckon thats what i will do, but...

thanks

right reckon thats what i will do, but one set 2.5mm dpn's and 2 circular needles at 2.5mm too and use my acrylic yarn i have to practice with. then once ive tried a bit i can buy nice yarn. ...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By joulesb
invisble cast onto a cable needle help

ive been trying to do the invisible cast on to a cabled needle but i keep getting twisted. am i doing something wrong?

thanks

Julie
Forum: How-to Questions 11-09-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By joulesb
gettinf rid of ladders in the round

ive had a small attempt at knitting in the round, with magic loop and another with 2 circulars at the same time. both attempts had ladders in them.

i cant decide which method i like best so far and...
Forum: General Knitting 11-09-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,039
Posted By joulesb
so its just what i prefer, so i reckon some...

so its just what i prefer, so i reckon some experimenting is to be done.

is 2.5mm a good size to start with? assuming i like sock knitting i wil buy a full set anyways.

thanks!
Forum: General Knitting 11-09-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,039
Posted By joulesb
Sock knitting - toe up or cuff down

im about to start to attempt sock knitting for the first time soon with the help of silvers sock class.

i was wondering though, what are the advantages/ dis advantages to either way of doing...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By joulesb
thanks! ive got a stockinette on my neelels at...

thanks!

ive got a stockinette on my neelels at the moment just to practise on. i reckon i will do some tinking as well as dropping stitches on purpose and letting them ladder, and pulling out the...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By joulesb
just been looking at your blog at the 2 colour...

just been looking at your blog at the 2 colour stuff you do, it looks awsome. one of the reasons i didnt like the look of colourwork was all the strands on the back so your method should be ace. ...
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By joulesb
isnt that how its shown on here in the videos? i...

isnt that how its shown on here in the videos? i use that finger to hold the needle as well as the back of the stitches as i work them so letting go upsets my rythmn
Forum: General Knitting 10-29-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By joulesb
I can purl!

ive been leaqrning to knit continental and everything was going well until the purl. i could do it, but it was slow and clumsy to do. so i in desperation picked up crochet hooks (i could crochet...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-25-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By joulesb
lol it was me. i was hoping to find a way to...

lol it was me. i was hoping to find a way to purl without crochet hooks as it does have some size limitations.

i did discover a different video to the norwegian purl which seems to be working. i...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By joulesb
i dont believe im twisting the stitches as im...

i dont believe im twisting the stitches as im doing things the same as the videos on here for continental purling.

as for sliding the stitches off the left needle its ok as long as the hook on that...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By joulesb
Continental Purls

im a crocheter who has been learning to knit from the videos on this site. im trying to learn continental style because i can hold the yarn the way i usually do.

doing the knit stitches was fine...
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