Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2007, 07:32 PM   #11
Knitting_Guy
Grafting the Toe
 
Knitting_Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Following the white rabbit
Posts: 4,992
Thanks: 2,318
Thanked 1,130 Times in 832 Posts
Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
You can fit a lot of stitches when you're using Shetland wool--it's fingering weight.

Plus, when you're as sleek as I am. . . . .




__________________
Mason

What do you mean guys don't knit?

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste.

Perfection is overrated. Knitting is meant to relieve stress, not cause it. Relax and enjoy it.

My boring blog http://masonm.joeuser.com

My knitting blog
http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/

My New Home Page (work in progress)
http://www.gpstrucker.000hosted.com

Knitting_Guy is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-06-2007, 09:42 PM   #12
Kime
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 128
Thanks: 3
Thanked 53 Times in 37 Posts
Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
You can fit a lot of stitches when you're using Shetland wool--it's fingering weight.

Plus, when you're as sleek as I am. . . . .
If you are talking about Shetland wool, I think you must mean ...when you're as steek as I am....
Kime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 10:08 PM   #13
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,581
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,240 Times in 1,837 Posts
Originally Posted by Kime View Post
If you are talking about Shetland wool, I think you must mean ...when you're as steek as I am....
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 02:17 AM   #14
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,134
Thanks: 1,655
Thanked 8,729 Times in 7,102 Posts
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 12:59 PM   #15
boo1
Turning the Heel
 
boo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 905
Thanks: 579
Thanked 149 Times in 115 Posts
Originally Posted by HollyP View Post
You know you want to!! All the cool kids are doing it

Proud to be a geek.......
__________________
OTN: Too much stuff that isn't getting finished before something else is started......




boo1
boo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2007, 01:05 PM   #16
snowbear
Working the Gusset
 
snowbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: KC...the stubborn side
Posts: 1,117
Thanks: 192
Thanked 346 Times in 209 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to snowbear
I used a longer cable when I was making an afghan for my daughters king size bed. I had 2 30" cables joined for that one!
__________________
I'm "TheSnowbear" on Ravelry, add me to your friends list.
Getting ready to start a shawl!
snowbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 12:39 AM   #17
boo1
Turning the Heel
 
boo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 905
Thanks: 579
Thanked 149 Times in 115 Posts
Originally Posted by snowbear View Post
I used a longer cable when I was making an afghan for my daughters king size bed. I had 2 30" cables joined for that one!

I have to know....how long did it take to knit a king afghan?
__________________
OTN: Too much stuff that isn't getting finished before something else is started......




boo1
boo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 01:27 PM   #18
cheesiesmom
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: michigan
Posts: 779
Thanks: 52
Thanked 35 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by snowbear View Post
I used a longer cable when I was making an afghan for my daughters king size bed. I had 2 30" cables joined for that one!


You must be one strong lady! Years ago my grandmother crocheted a double bedspread out of crochet cotton and no one could lift. (not to mention wash it!)
cheesiesmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2007, 10:59 PM   #19
snowbear
Working the Gusset
 
snowbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: KC...the stubborn side
Posts: 1,117
Thanks: 192
Thanked 346 Times in 209 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to snowbear
It fits a king size bed. I made it all in squares, then sewed them all together, and knitted the edging. Believe me, it is warm, I used 2 strands of DK throughout. It has survived 2 grandchildren, my daughter, & her Marine husband. It is beautiful, but, only adults can move it, lol.

I made the squares at work, approx 9" square. 3 different types of squares, then, I usually did one square a day, sometimes more on weekends, The sewing up took longer than anything, all those freaking ends... and remember I used 2 strands.. lol I was afraid it wouldn't be warm enough.

All together about 3 weeks start to finish. Believe me, I was tired of afghans for ahile.
__________________
I'm "TheSnowbear" on Ravelry, add me to your friends list.
Getting ready to start a shawl!
snowbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 05:22 PM   #20
ecb
Working the Gusset
 
ecb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Coastal Maine
Posts: 1,142
Thanks: 101
Thanked 151 Times in 124 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to ecb Send a message via AIM to ecb Send a message via MSN to ecb Send a message via Yahoo to ecb
Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I use 24's for two circ projects like socks and some sweaters, 16's for hats, , but I prefer 32 or 40 for magic loop.
I must be a whimp, i cannot get a 16" to make enough slack to do a finished hat
and I do the 2 @ once ML for my sleeves on my sweaters, then the decreases are equal, NEVER gonna hapen otherwise
I dont really use any shorter than 24" except to start a hat, and I use my 40" or bigger for sleeves
ecb
__________________
Make this world a Better, and more beautiful place, that you have been in it
Edward Bok
*******************
Good judgement comes from experience
but Experience comes from Bad Judgment
ecb
ecb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 1/2 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches? DGIDDENST How-to Questions 6 04-10-2009 07:55 PM
Missed cable several inches back... Mariblue How-to Questions 13 02-01-2007 06:15 PM
Only 29 More Inches To Go Knitting_Guy General Knitting 20 01-05-2007 07:12 PM
15 vs 16 stitches over 4 inches.. Jan in CA How-to Questions 3 07-04-2006 11:50 AM
Knitting - number of inches Mary General Knitting 3 06-30-2005 02:25 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:21 PM.