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Old 04-06-2005, 07:18 PM   #11
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I am knitting the BIGGA BAG (a bigger Booga bag) because once I picked up all the stitches, the bag bottom seemed smaller than I wanted it to be...so I frogged and started over...a lady at the lys told me that she had read somewhere to add to a pattern in multiples, so instead of casting on 34 stitches, I casted on 54...and so on....still working on the bag and pray that it turns out ok, but it will take probably 4-maybe 5 skeins rather than 3 as called for in the pattern. She also told me that she found it easier to pick the stitches onto a crochet hook and then transfer back onto the circular needles with the live stitches...I detest picking up stitches...I don't knit very tight, but it seems that it is difficult for me to "pick-up" those stitches anyway!

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Old 06-09-2005, 11:18 PM   #12
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I'm having so much trouble with this exact same thing...I've read all the posts I can find on this subject, and I STILL can't figure out how to go from knitting the 34th row to beginning the part where I start picking up stitches. I completely understand HOW to pick up stitches...that part makes sense to me...but I don't know which corner to begin doing that or how exactly.

I know some of the posts say to choose a corner and start picking up stitches, but I don't know HOW to start that, considering my working yarn is on my left needle. I'm at the point where I just finished knitting the 34th row...I have 34 stitches on my left needle and 0 stitches on my right needle...where do I go from here? I'm assuming I'm not supposed to break the yarn here and start picking up stitches on one of the other corners...

From what I can find, the twisted stitch referred to in the pattern is the same as knitting through the back loop, which sounds easy enough...but how do I start doing that?

Please help!! I would appreciate any and all suggestions on how to progress from here...thanks!
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:20 PM   #13
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I never even made this bag! It's on my To Knit List. Sorry I'm no help.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #14
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Thanks for replying anyway... :D

I've read so many posts that make it sound like this is easy...so I feel even more frustrated that I can't figure it out! I really hope somebody can shed some light on this because it's such a cute bag, and I'd hate for all this expensive yarn to go to waste.....
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:30 PM   #15
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hi! I think I can help... let me take a few pictures and I'll post what to do.

Have you been knitting with circular needles the whole time?
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:31 PM   #16
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I feel the same way about Inserting a needle into destination row, before unraveling. I've been practicing. I guess I would suggest that to you. Practice. :D
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:37 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
hi! I think I can help... let me take a few pictures and I'll post what to do.

Have you been knitting with circular needles the whole time?
Yes, I've been using circular needles from the beginning...hopefully, that's what I was supposed to do.....
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:48 PM   #18
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yep you were just checking....

by digicam batteries just died! But I can find new ones in 5 minutes :-)
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
yep you were just checking....

by digicam batteries just died! But I can find new ones in 5 minutes :-)
Hooray! Way to be prepared!
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POO!!!!!


it's taking me longer than I thought. Apparently the only thing in my house that takes double A batteries is the digi cam... we don't have any other sizes anywhere in the house! I can't even get the 2 good pictures I took OFF the cam
if i had any kind of art skills I could do a picture in paint or print shop or something.
Do you have yahoo messenger? PM me and I'll give you my ID... then I can show you on the webcam (which takes crappy pictures, but is OK for streaming video).

I feel like a real dork saying I can help and not being able to becasue of technical difficulties
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