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Old 05-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #7001
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I've been knitting for 35 years, but now am trying to felt. I'm trying to find out how to predict wool shrinkage so that I can knit pillows to needle felt later?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #7002
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Make a sample - work it to the gauge the pillow patterns are (or whatever loose gauge you use) and felt it, measuring before and after.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #7003
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Hello - my name is Charlotte (mamacharlotte on Ravelry) . I have been knitting for 10 years and crocheting for 42 years. I am looking for how to duplicate stitch on the purl side.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #7004
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Hi and welcome to KH!
Charlotte, it's not as obvious when you do duplicate st on the purl side but here's one way to do it. I think it's much more effective from the knit side but this may work for you.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #7005
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Hello from Oklahoma!!
Hi all I'm new to the forum and am so excited to be here. My name is Bren, from Lawton, OK. I'm a full time mom, wife and recently, a full time student. I finally decided going back to school for radiology and I'm so proud of myself. For a while I thought I was too old to learn something new as I'm pushing 40 (eeek!), but I'm seeing now you're never too old to learn and never too old to go back to college.

I've been knitting and weaving for over 10 years now but caught the spinning bug really really bad about 6 months ago and I LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!! I look forward to becoming an active member in this forum. So nice to meet everyone here !!
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #7006
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Welcome to KnittingHelp! Radiology is a wonderful field to study and I wish you all the best with it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #7007
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Hi, everyone. I found this website really helpful since I'm teaching myself how to knit. I just started a week ago. I know both English and Continental ways of knitting, but I find myself to prefer Continental. I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy knitting, but I do.

I'm a writer who decided to knit after my mom told me she wanted to show someone how (or try to; she hasn't knit for 32 or 33 years) and pass it down the family. I was also inspired by my grandmother's work, wanting to do something she did since I barely knew her. So far, I know how to garter stitch both the English and Continental, same with purling, stockinette, moss stitch, and ribbing. I'm working on increases right now, then I'll work on decreases. I can't wait to work on cable stitching.

Some of it is a bit overwhelming, but the more I work with it, the faster I become and get excited how far I've gotten in a week. I'm doing leg warmers right now. I can't wait to gain more experience with knitting.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #7008
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Wow! For just starting a week or so ago you sure have learned a lot.
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #7009
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Hello from Ireland!!
Hi i'm karen i learned how to knit when i was seven cause my mam was sick of knitting me barbie clothes. I've only recently taken it up again and i can't wait to talk to everyone on the forum!
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #7010
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