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Old 05-25-2009, 07:02 PM   #6041
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I am self taught knitter and I have a pattern from Sox Pixie and it says M1 Does anyone know what that is? Knitting help has PM which is also in the pattern, but I am really stumped on M1. I want to make the Clochette Hat.

I have been knitting on and off since my grandmother in 1960 taught me how to knit with pearl cotton, we were knitting bandages for burn victims that she sent to some place, I don't even know where it was. Then when I was about 9 she taught me how to make slippers. She never used a pattern and I never saw her knit anything else.

So far I have knitted scarves, hooded sweatshirts, a cabled sweater for a child, clothing for 18" dolls and baby sweaters, bonnets and booties. I have started a shrug.

On a personal note: I am a "younger?" widow, widowed at 51, and have been depressed, losing my income, having a house payment, (he had no insurance) and taking on a job to make ends meet. I also have a disabled 33 year old son living with me.

Knitting helps me a lot. I used to quilt when my husband was here but I lost the desire for now.

Would really like help with the M1 thing.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:12 PM   #6042
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Welcome! I hope you find knitting to be as theraputic as I do.

A M1 is an increase that you work in the bar of yarn between the stitches. You can see video in the increase section. The one listed as M1L is probably the most invisible.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases

PM is to place a marker on your needle to keep track of that spot. If you don't have any markers, a piece of yarn works--use a different color and just tie on a little loop. When you get to it, just slip it from one needle to the other.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:59 AM   #6043
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Thank-you! I am learning fast.
Thanks for the information, with the video now at my grasp I can refer to it when I get stuck. I don't have any markers so I just stuck a couple of paper hole reinforcers together and used that, the needles are a #4 and it fit fine.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #6044
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Thank you for letting me join your forum. I am an advid knitter who is retired after almost forty years with Baush & Lomb. I live in Spanish Lake, Mo. I have a very small house that is being overcome with much yarn.
My sister lives across the driveway from me and she is also an advid knitter. I have two grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters.

I am currently working on the Autumn shaw by Jojoland. My problem it with the edging and I was hoping someone could help me. I have knitted the edging but for some reason even with the dropped stitches I do not get the loops at the botton edge. Did I cast on incorrectly or is there a trick to getting the loops at the botton? Please help me.....I do not want to rip edging if I don't have to.

Thank you again for letting me join and I am looking for your help.

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Hi from Bergen County, NJ!
Hopefully I am introducing myself in the correct place here! I am Tenorkate, or Kate, 44 years old and live in Bergen County, NJ. I do not know how to knit but very much want to learn. I am an avid reader and am a Debbie Macomber lover! I love her stories related to knitting and also became a fan of Kate Jacobs who wrote The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit Two. My mom taught me basics of knitting when I was a little girl but unfortunately, I can recall those basics. If I can master the art of knitting, I'd love to get involved in creating items for those in need, i.e. hospice patients, elderly in nursing homes, etc.

I came upon this site while doing an internet search for "Knitting Classes in Bergen County, NJ". The information was a bit outdated, but when I started reading through the posts, I loved what I saw. Seems like a wonderful bunch of people!

So if anyone know of groups or classes in Bergen County, I would love to hear back. Thanks so much!
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:08 PM   #6046
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Hi, from Chelmsford, MA
Hi all

it was exciting to find this site - I have been knitting for a long time, but simple things. I hope I can learn enough to tackle some more interesting things.

Maybe I'll eventually have time to join a knitting group in my area.

I'm a mom of 4, grandma of one (age 9), and babysitter for said grandchild - the free time I had envisioned for this stage of life isn't here yet! I love to knit for her.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #6047
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Welcome to our wonderful KH Forum!

Originally Posted by BOLLENAJ View Post
........I am currently working on the Autumn shaw by Jojoland. My problem it with the edging and I was hoping someone could help me.......
Hello Alice!
If you post your question in the "How To" section of the forum, you'll get lots of help!

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......I am Tenorkate, or Kate, 44 years old and live in Bergen County, NJ. I do not know how to knit but very much want to learn.
The easiest way to get started right now is to watch the videos Amy Finlay created on our website! Just grab some knitting needles and yarn and watch them over and over again. It's how I learned!
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit

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I came upon this site while doing an internet search for "Knitting Classes in Bergen County, NJ"....... So if anyone know of groups or classes in Bergen County, I would love to hear back. Thanks so much!
Check out the "Knitters Knear You" section of the forum to find other knitters in your area.
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Learning from books
Hi, I have always wanted to knit. I finally bought a book with a lot of pictures. I also found videos on youtube which lead me here. I have been knitting for about a month. (Just long enough to know that I don't know anything.):D I hope to continue learning and doing new things. I get bored easy. (The beginner scarf is killing me) Thanks for letting me be part of the group.
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Hi Everyone!
I've used this website for months, learning to knit by watching the wonderful videos here and loving every minute of it. (The Kitchener Stitch video alone is worth its weight in gold!) So I finally decided I should check out the Forum here. What a wealth of information....I just know I'm going to love it here!

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