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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-27-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,796
Posted By emmab
Little Star sweater - FO

Thanks to Ingrid and many others this is finally complete - is not perfect by any means but I learnt such a lot doing it - give intarsia a whirl, it's cool to learn something new!

thanks...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By emmab
thanks Ingrid - I do worry far too much about...

thanks Ingrid - I do worry far too much about these things!!! Thankfully I have sensible poeple like yourself to put me straight!!

I have in fact just done this as suggested (without knitting every...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By emmab
yes, all makes perfect sense, just concerned that...

yes, all makes perfect sense, just concerned that the picked up ones aren't "knitted properly" as the ones on the holder will be - or do I knit each picked up stitch on to my other needle as i go...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-24-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,056
Posted By emmab
neckband (again!) - picking up stitches

Hi - me again about my Little Star neckband. Ingrid gave me some great options for knitting this but have decided to (try to!) follow the pattern!

Instructions say:
Join right shoulder seam. (have...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,705
Posted By emmab
knitting neckband - dpns?

Hi - I am about to pick up stitches and knit a ribbed neckband for a child's sweater - the instructions say to join the right shoulder seam first. Do I have to knit the neckband on dpns - can't...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By emmab
Wow Ingrid you are fast!! And very helpful! Am so...

Wow Ingrid you are fast!! And very helpful! Am so pleased have not made a mistake!

I was a bit puzzled about what will happen when i come to sew the shoulder seams though - then I have just looked...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By emmab
Shoulder shaping

Think I might have made a mistake with the shoulder shaping of the sweater I'm making.

The pattern says:
Bind off 9 sts at beg of next row and rem 8 sts at beg of foll alt row.

This has left me...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-20-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By emmab
thanks - will give it a go!! cheers emmab x

thanks - will give it a go!!

cheers
emmab
x
Forum: How-to Questions 06-20-2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By emmab
sleeve selvedge - sewing up

Hi - I am just wondering what the best way to knit my sleeves is in order to make them easy as possible to sew up afterwards with mattress stitch: I have a increase on every 4th row (sleeves are...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-11-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By emmab
yes you did - thanks so much Ingrid! will have a...

yes you did - thanks so much Ingrid!

will have a go later when the baby is sleeping!

thanks
emmab
Forum: How-to Questions 06-10-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By emmab
intarsia question - confused!!

Hello - I am following a chart to create a star design and I am clear (I think!) about how to change colours by twisting so I don't get holes. Have managed a couple of rows where it has worked so...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By emmab
thanks so much! emmab

thanks so much!
emmab
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By emmab
reading a chart - very basic questions!

Hi - I am making the Little Star sweater and have the chart all nicely drawn out in front of me. I would be eternally grateful if someone could just tell me:

1. do I read RS rows right to left and...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By emmab
silver's sock tutorial is fantastic!

Just need to say how clear and helpful the tutorial is - have finished my first ever pair of socks and am very pleased with them! Would post a pic but my camera has just died! :(

I would now like...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-22-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By emmab
thanks everyone - think will give the smaller...

thanks everyone - think will give the smaller needles a try.

thanks again!

emmb
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By emmab
toddler sweater too big - gauge problem!

Hi - I am about half way through knitting the back of Zoe Mellor's Little Star sweater and having measured it I am v disappointed to discover that my gauge is off (I know, didn't knit a swatch, my...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By emmab
Hi - I had this exact same problem but have now...

Hi - I had this exact same problem but have now worked out what I was doing.

These posts from another forum should...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By emmab
yep - certainly was! Realised I was trying to do...

yep - certainly was! Realised I was trying to do mattress stitch (i.e. going between the bars) and not under the actual stitches. AM in love with mattress stitch, so clever!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By emmab
it worked!

thanks Ingrid - followed your advice and it looks pretty good (if I do say so myself!!)

thanks again
emma
Forum: How-to Questions 03-21-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By emmab
Best way to sew on edging?

Hi - I have finished a baby cardigan and have knitted the lacy edging and am now struggling to find a neat way to attach one to the other!

The cardigan fronts are cast OFF edges at the bottom. and...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By emmab
No, yarns are called different things over here...

No, yarns are called different things over here but sock weight is the same. For example, worsted is called DK (double knitting) here.

thanks for the link to the site - I know what I should have...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-13-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By emmab
Silver sock tutorial - needle size or yarn weight ?

I have done something stupid! I want to follow Silver's excellent sock making tutorial but have bought sock weight yarn, and size 5 DPNs (confused between UK/US sizes as I am in UK and v new to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By emmab
thank you SO much! this is incredibly helpful - I...

thank you SO much! this is incredibly helpful - I will try it tonight after the little one has gone to sleep.

Thanks again, you are so cool!
Forum: How-to Questions 03-08-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By emmab
knitting a lacy edge border - pattern confusion!

Hi - I am finding it impossible to understand what this bit of my pattern is talking about! I am praying someone can explain it to me as it's driving me mad! It is to create a lacy edge border to be...
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