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Forum: How-to Questions 08-27-2012, 11:08 PM
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Views: 634
Posted By margrue
Knit to the marker and leave the first ball of...

Knit to the marker and leave the first ball of yarn attached . Add on the new ball, bind off to the second marker ( this leaves the bound off stitches in the middle of the neck which you will likely...
Forum: General Knitting 08-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,989
Posted By margrue
So what I am really asking here is if anyone...

So what I am really asking here is if anyone knows not only how to find a similar cotton blend substitute but one with similar plys and twists? Too tall an order? I hope not, and one of you lovely...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-21-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By margrue
"By the way, my yarn is Plymouth Encore." It...

"By the way, my yarn is Plymouth Encore."
It would be helpful to know what yarn the pattern recommends, what the gauge of the pattern is, and if your yarn is the same weight as that recommended by...
Forum: The Lounge 07-21-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,999
Posted By margrue
You need to buy a Wireless Router to use with...

You need to buy a Wireless Router to use with your DSL at home. These come as cheap as $20. You can get free WiFi a lot of places now, but buying a limited monthly 3G or 4G plan ( about $15/month)...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-13-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By margrue
If the pattern bust is 38 inches, and you need 46...

If the pattern bust is 38 inches, and you need 46 inches, do as Antares said and add extra motifs. It looks like the only shaping is at the neck, the sides seem to be straight up and down.
See how...
Forum: The Lounge 07-11-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By margrue
I found the pattern for "The simplest cap of...

I found the pattern for "The simplest cap of all", and it is knit in the round, so instead of knitting a row, turning and purling back the other side, you just keep knitting in a spiral for as long...
Forum: General Knitting 07-10-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By margrue
[quote=sissyv;1351037]I'm a little confused by...

[quote=sissyv;1351037]I'm a little confused by these instructions:

Begin decreasing as follows, switching to double pointed needles when necessary.
Rnd 1 *k13, sl 1, k1, psso, sl 1*

These...
Forum: General Knitting 07-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,772
Posted By margrue
Cones generally have a lot more yarn than balls....

Cones generally have a lot more yarn than balls. For instance, Lily Sugar and Cream yarn has 120 yards in a 2.5 oz ball, and 706 yards in a 14 oz cone. If you were knitting something large like a...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By margrue
[quote=lmcdonald;1350982]This is first time I am...

[quote=lmcdonald;1350982]This is first time I am posting, not sure I am doing it correctly, but here goes. I recently purchased Peter Gregory's The Wind in the Willows pattern book. Trying to knit...
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By margrue
How many stiches should I have left by row 27? ...

How many stiches should I have left by row 27?

By my count, you should have 2 stitches left by row 27, then you knit the 2tog and you will be left with one.
Forum: General Knitting 07-05-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By margrue
I'm in a group which knits hats for an orphanage,...

I'm in a group which knits hats for an orphanage, so I bought a 12 inch needle to do infant hats. It isn't as comfortable to use as the longer needles, but does get the job done. Probably as I use...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By margrue
You need to have the stitch close enough to the...

You need to have the stitch close enough to the tip that it will slide off easily after the new stitch is made, but it doesn't have to be all the way onto the tapered part. I would say I usually have...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By margrue
The Snowflake Chunky is a thick fuzzy textured...

The Snowflake Chunky is a thick fuzzy textured yarn, no doubt this is what makes the "furriness" of the poodle. You could substitute Bernat Soft Boucle, Caron Bliss, or JoAnn Casual Boucle.
The DK...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,812
Posted By margrue
www.mielkesfarm.com/dishclth.htm...

www.mielkesfarm.com/dishclth.htm (http://www.mielkesfarm.com/dishclth.htm)
Forum: General Knitting 10-20-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,028
Posted By margrue
Since ribbing doesn't really have a right or...

Since ribbing doesn't really have a right or wrong side, it doesn't matter where you stop. But when you get to the end of that last row, mark the side facing you as the right side (use a big safety...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By margrue
my pattern I tells me to change from knitting in...

my pattern I tells me to change from knitting in the round which is with 4 dpn to straight knitting
Does the pattern possibly mean to switch to a circular needle and continue straight (without...
Forum: General Knitting 09-26-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By margrue
I'd hold off on getting a kit of many sizes. You...

I'd hold off on getting a kit of many sizes. You have gotten used to metal needles, if you need a different size for your next project try a bamboo or wood or acrylic needle and see how you like...
Forum: General Knitting 09-20-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By margrue
I think that once a book is out of print it is...

I think that once a book is out of print it is legally OK to make a copy of a pattern and give it to someone else. If so, I can send you a copy from my book. If not, I hope you can find a cheaper...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By margrue
I have made a few pairs of the "pretty and...

I have made a few pairs of the "pretty and delicate" socks, which I wear mostly with jeans. It is nice to stretch out your foot and see that lovely color and pattern and to know you made it.
Most of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,166
Posted By margrue
I'm in my 60s and I can remember as a child...

I'm in my 60s and I can remember as a child going to the Sears store downtown and in the basement there was a big fabric and yarn department. I didn't knit or sew yet at the time, mostly 'helped' my...
Forum: General Knitting 08-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,600
Posted By margrue
Another suggestion is to ask around at...

Another suggestion is to ask around at work/school/church to find someone who knits, and ask if you can try out a size or two. Who knows? She (or he) may even turn out to be a knitting mentor for you.
Forum: General Knitting 08-21-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By margrue
Where did you get the picture? That might give us...

Where did you get the picture? That might give us a clue.http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6195/6059415006_d91c2e50e1.jpg
Forum: General Knitting 08-07-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By margrue
I have a set of KA interchangeable needles, and...

I have a set of KA interchangeable needles, and they have sizes down to 2.0 mm which is a US size 0. They have a big set with all sizes from 0 to 15, then there is a Small set, sizes 0 to 3, a...
Forum: General Knitting 07-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By margrue
When you knit the 10 stitches, then you turn the...

When you knit the 10 stitches, then you turn the work and knit or purl back in the other direction. There will be some stitches left on the needle unknitted; just ignore them, you will work them...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By margrue
[What does it mean to increase into every st to...

[What does it mean to increase into every st to end? does it mean that after every single stitch i add one?
what does it mean to (inc1,K1)? is it the same as above?]
Increasing into every stitch...
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