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Old 03-03-2011, 02:27 PM   #6741
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Hey there. I was looking for a hobby to take up while my soon to be husband was away overseas, and I found knitting. I literally started yesterday, and I'm looking for as much help as I can get! I'm wanting to make hats in each branches camo colors, please help!

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Old 03-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #6742
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Hi there, welcome to the world of knitting. You can find hat patterns on the patterns link at the top of the page, and at the following sites:
www.dailyknitter.com www.knittingpatterncentral.com and there's a basic hat pattern here, but you need to know head sizes, or guess for an average one.

You can use any yarn you want in any pattern, many companies make camo yarn in different colors, especially Bernat. They have green, desert, a bluish one and some for kids. RH also has camo colors. So you can just get the yarn and make a basic one.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #6743
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Hello! I am a new registered member. I'm making a small cowl neckpiece. After the cast-on, the pattern says to "Join to work in the round." What does that mean? Do I cut the yarn and bind off my cast on stitches? Is there a different way to connect the two ends?
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:09 PM   #6744
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Hi Karelis

Joining is just connecting the sts with the yarn, so don't cut it. Spread the sts out and with the working yarn on the R needle, knit into the CO st at the end of the L needle. If your needles are longer than your stitches, you need to use the Magic Loop technique which is shown on the Advanced Techniques page.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #6745
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Hi, My name is Jeanne and I have a knitting question and new to this site. Where do I go to ask for help? I am knitting a child's sweater and have 153 sts. I need to decrease the next row down to 150. What is the best decrease to use. I know there are several. Trying to improve my knitting and want this sweater to be the best. Thanks Jeanne
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:59 PM   #6746
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First of all you have to be working with circular needles. Then, go on youtube and watch the video on how to join. Good Luck
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #6747
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Hi Jeanne. Most 'how to' questions would get seen better in the How To Forum, but I can give you a quick answer. Just do k2tog, 3 times across the row, evenly spaced. So work 49, dec, work 49, dec, work 49 and dec. Or you can split that so there's the same number of sts before and after the decs - work 24, dec, work 49, dec, work 49 dec, and knit the rest of the sts.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:03 PM   #6748
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Originally Posted by amy View Post
Welcome to our forum! Introduce yourself and say hi!

Check out the common abbreviations used on this forum, to decode our chit chat.

To make a post here, you need to "register." When you register, you are required to enter your email address, primarily so we can email you your password, if you ever forget it. You will have the option to "show" your email address. This lets members click a link to email you, but they don't actually get to see your email address. Your email address is protected from spam-harvesting by being hidden.

Don't be shy, we're a very friendly community! We look forward to your posting!

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Hi, I enjoy visiting this site for knitting help. Not sure how to use this forum though. Could you tell me where I go to get any answers to the questions that I might ask? Thanks for a great site. Jeanne
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:15 PM   #6749
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Hi Jeanne, welcome!

You can post in this forum, General Knitting, just click the orange Start New Thread button above the thread names. Or the How to forum may be better; again, click the orange Start thread button.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #6750
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Hi!

I'm new to this forum; I spend most of my time on Ravelry as ksenour but figured I'd pop around to check out some other forums. I mostly spin and knit these days, but also crochet and very rarely weave. My Grandmother started teaching me fiber crafts when I was old enough to not stab myself with the needles, so I've been doing it for awhile! Look forward to seeing what this forum is about.
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