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Old 05-27-2007, 01:57 PM   #2101
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:55 PM   #2102
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Am not sure about "threads" and things in a forum so I hope I'm doing this right and putting it the right place. My name is Sandra and I'm so new to this knitting thing but am having a blast. I have received so much benefit from this website. It's fun. I just want to do it all the time. The simple (?) pattern I'm currently using is a cool little scarf. The directions tell me to "K, dropping extra loop." I can't find anything on this on the site or in any of my books. Which is the extra loop and how do I drop it? Thanks for your help. This look like a fun forum. I will learn how to do it too.
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:57 PM   #2103
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Welcome, Sandra! Maybe you could try posting your question in the 'How to Section'. Hope you like it here!
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:04 PM   #2104
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Glad to be part of this group. I just happened on to the site while trying to find tips for knitting 2 sleeves at once (specifically - tips for keeping the 2 balls of yarn from becoming tangled). I'm a bit frustrated, however. There are several results of my search for "2 sleeves at once" that look promising, but the links seem to take me to a generic page with a bunch of posts by topic, rather than to something specific about my question. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:30 PM   #2105
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Welcome, Laurie. Basically, you're casting on for one sleeve with one ball of yarn, placing a marker, and casting on for the second sleeve with the second ball of yarn. Then, you follow the directions for both sleeves, working the sleeves one row at a time. And, the balls of yarn will get tangled, unless you put then in ziplock bags.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #2106
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[quote=mmepinky;864459]Thank you for this great site. I love that you can watch the video.
That helps me so much. This is my first time on and I need 'hat help!" I can't figure out how to knit a hat.....If you sew it at the end or you knit a tube that gets narrower at the top?


You can actually do it either way. You can knit in the round and do the decreases at the end in the round, then pull the thread through the remaining stitches like this pattern found here in the pattern site.
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt01.htm

or you can knit back and forth and then do the decreases on either side and then seam it together.

Really glad you found your way here. There is a how to section you might find helpful as well as a pattern section. Don't be afraid of posting in the "wrong" section, we're not fussy.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:38 PM   #2107
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Originally Posted by sandradin View Post
Am not sure about "threads" and things in a forum so I hope I'm doing this right and putting it the right place. My name is Sandra and I'm so new to this knitting thing but am having a blast. I have received so much benefit from this website. It's fun. I just want to do it all the time. The simple (?) pattern I'm currently using is a cool little scarf. The directions tell me to "K, dropping extra loop." I can't find anything on this on the site or in any of my books. Which is the extra loop and how do I drop it? Thanks for your help. This look like a fun forum. I will learn how to do it too.
We're very happy to have you here. Welcome. I sent a copy of your post over to the "How To" section so take a look there to see some answers. I'll also take a crack. It sounds like you are making a drop stitch pattern where there are long strings between sections of solid knitting. To get this the pattern often asks you to do a series of yarn overs in the first row and then when you come to those stitches in the next row they get taken off the needles just like they fell off, in other words, you take them off and don't knit them. Hope this helps.
P.S. I saw too late that you had already posted there so I took the copy I sent over down. Good Luck.
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #2108
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Welcome Laurie. Good thing we have a sweater ace like Contiknitter around.
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