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Old 08-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Hi Sally, and welcome! I don't know much about knitting, but you can find useful tips and receive helps in this forum, have fun here!
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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I am wanting to try a blanket the size is 42 x 42 how can I make it bigger from the pattern?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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Hi sally20!!!

I'm so glad you've decided to dive in to the wonderful world of knitting! What I've found extremely helpful is books on knitting that are written for children. I figure that if they're written simply enough for kids, then even I should be able to understand them!!!

Check out your local library and see what books they have for kids! My personal favorite is "Knitting: Learn to Knit Six Great Projects" from Klutz Publishers. Their explanations are super simple.

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sally20 View Post
I am wanting to try a blanket the size is 42 x 42 how can I make it bigger from the pattern?
What pattern are you using? Can you link to it? Or give us its name and where it's from? Sometimes making something larger just means larger needles and heavier weight yarn, sometimes you can just cast on however many stitches you want to make it larger, sometimes you have to figure pattern repeats.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:02 AM   #15
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I don't have a link I saw it in a book. Ill probably wait to try it I was just wondering because it seems like so many blankets are that annoying size that if you pull it up to your chin your feet stick out and if you cover your feet your arms are cold...so I like throws to be a little bigger lol was just wanting to find it out but haven't see. Anything much about it yet in terms I could get.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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I am trying to figure out how to check my gauge on a pattern. I haven't got it in my head yet how to do this at all so here's what the pattern says: 8 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] over St st (k on RS, p on WS) I'm using super bulky with 13/9mm what the pattern calls for. How do I check my gauge. The book I've got breaks it down great if you already know what it's talking about lol
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I looked for Amy's gauge video but can't find it. Here's another. Knitting Gauge
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Originally Posted by sally20 View Post
I am trying to figure out how to check my gauge on a pattern. I haven't got it in my head yet how to do this at all so here's what the pattern says: 8 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] over St st (k on RS, p on WS) I'm using super bulky with 13/9mm what the pattern calls for. How do I check my gauge. The book I've got breaks it down great if you already know what it's talking about lol
Welcome to the world of the gauge swatch! Cast on about 30 stitches and knit about 4", then measure your stitches as the video GG linked to shows.
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For the record, I consider gauge swatches a necessary evil. I hate it if I skip doing it and find out my gauge is off, though, so I do them.

Be aware that your gauge at the start of a project may not be the same as it will be halfway into it or maybe less. You might start knitting looser or tighter. I find I tend to knit looser as I go along. As always YMMV.
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I have been working on a cable knit throw. I am on the first section and the side are rolling in, will it flatten out right after I'm finished and have sewn the pieces together?
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