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Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By The Spider
100% Silk Sock Yarn?

I have just spent some time browsing the web for 100% silk yarn, but I cannot seem to find anything finer than DK weight (Rowan Pure Silk, Debbie Bliss, etc). I am trying to knit a tie and would...
Forum: General Knitting 01-24-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,863
Posted By The Spider
I remember talking to a woman in a professional...

I remember talking to a woman in a professional setting once, and she was wearing a really interesting knit jacket. I guess my staring kinda weirded her out, because once she caught me, she pulled...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By The Spider
I'm sure it would too, but this here simpleton...

I'm sure it would too, but this here simpleton prefers pretty colored pictures to paragraphs of text :)

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By The Spider
No, I think that tutorial you posted first...

No, I think that tutorial you posted first answered my question. The part about moving the strands left or right over the background stitches was throwing me off. That tutorial clears things up...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By The Spider
I think this might be the general instructions...

I think this might be the general instructions I'm looking for. Sssankyou once again, ms lane.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By The Spider
Actually, yeah, that's kinda it, spacing-wise. ...

Actually, yeah, that's kinda it, spacing-wise. My braid was more of a traditional over one, under one thing, but that's what I'm talking about as far as putting spaces between the strands. I'll...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-14-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By The Spider
How to separate strands of a cabled braid.

I laid out a pattern for a 5-strand braid the other day, and test knit it to make sure it actually worked. It did work, but not exactly as I had hoped.

In my pattern, the braid strands are 2...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By The Spider
Knit Picks Andean Silk

Anyone ever try this yarn out? I'm about to order some, but I'm really kinda surprised at the price. It's extremely cheap for the fiber blend. What's the deal here, are there some corners being...
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 689
Posted By The Spider
Knit Picks Andean Silk

Anyone ever try this yarn out? I'm about to order some, but I'm really kinda surprised at the price. It's extremely cheap for the fiber blend. What's the deal here, are there some corners being...
Forum: General Knitting 12-14-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By The Spider
where can I find this pattern and the knit along?

where can I find this pattern and the knit along?
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By The Spider
Well I'll be... that video does show how to do it...

Well I'll be... that video does show how to do it quite easily. Thanks for the post!
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2006, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By The Spider
Ok, I guess what I'm trying to do is called...

Ok, I guess what I'm trying to do is called "catching floats"? I can't seem to find a tutorial on this that's actually worth a darn.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-04-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By The Spider
Looooong Fair Isle span

I would love to make a hat using this fair isle pattern:
http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/norwegian_fair_isle/fair-isle-telpatroon-028b.GIF

But those are some looooong spans. Aren't spans of more than a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-22-2006, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By The Spider
I never ever have problems with spam mail, and I...

I never ever have problems with spam mail, and I chalk it up to these three reasons:

1) My mom's side of the family gets my fake e-mail address, so I avoid feel-good story/lame osama bin laden joke...
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,850
Posted By The Spider
It's impossible to make an ugly one! I literally...

It's impossible to make an ugly one!

I literally just scribbled all over the page and it still came out good.
Forum: General Knitting 11-21-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,850
Posted By The Spider
It is impossible to make an ugly one! I...

It is impossible to make an ugly one!

I literally just scribbled all over the page, and it still came out nice.
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,975
Posted By The Spider
Invisibility cloak

Hi, I want to knit an invisibility cloak for a friend for Christmas, but I'm having a hard time finding the necessary enchanted fiber for a reasonable price.

The pattern calls for a...
Forum: General Knitting 11-14-2006, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By The Spider
I felt the same sensation, only not as extreme,...

I felt the same sensation, only not as extreme, when knitting with Lamb's Pride Brown Sheep. I chalk it up to the mohair. I have severe allergies to cats and dogs, but most wool doesn't seem to...
Forum: General Knitting 11-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,775
Posted By The Spider
I once tried to knit a sock with super bulky wool...

I once tried to knit a sock with super bulky wool on #4 DPNs. I finished the heel before I gave up... that thing could've stood on its own, I'm certain!
Forum: General Knitting 11-08-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,106
Posted By The Spider
Yeah, I don't watch TV. At all. I get my news...

Yeah, I don't watch TV. At all. I get my news from NPR, like the original poster said. So, I know who these people are, and what they do, but I'll be damned if I could pick their picture out. ...
Forum: General Knitting 11-06-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By The Spider
Knitting something that a guy would want to wear...

Knitting something that a guy would want to wear is hard enough for experienced knitters (or so I read when I read patterns written by women for their husbands), but the one thing that I can't see...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-03-2006, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By The Spider
YES! That is it. Ok, maybe it wasn't posted...

YES! That is it.

Ok, maybe it wasn't posted here. Maybve I was browsing knitty.com I should pay more attention from now on.

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Pattern Central 10-31-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By The Spider
Tree-cable sweater pattern

I don't know why I didn't bookmark it the instant I saw it, but I believe someone here posted a link to a pattern for a sweater knit in "natural" color wool from handpaintedwool.com There was some...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By The Spider
Since every other round is knit plain, could I...

Since every other round is knit plain, could I just work the decrease stitches into those rounds inconspicuously?

Thanks for that link, btw, I'm gonna check that out now.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-28-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By The Spider
How to decrease in pattern

I was just playing around with some simple YO increases and K2tog decreases, and stumbled across this:

CO: odd number of stitches

Rnd 1: *YO, K1, K2tog*
Rnd 2: Knit all around
Rnd 3: *K2tog, YO,...
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