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Old 03-28-2008, 03:01 PM   #141
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Help... OK... I started my Entrelac. I got the base triangles done, but have reached a point where I am stumped.

I chose this site for the pattern.

"(Full entrelac with WS facing)
* Pick up 8 sts purlways along the edge of the triangle/rectangle directly underneath and work as follows:
1st row: Knit, turn
2nd row: P7, P2tog, turn
Repeat these 2 rows 8 times but do not turn after the last purl row."


WS facing me I picked up the stitches to my Left needle (Otherwise my working yarn would be in the middle of my stitches, right?) so am faced with a Purl row... because it isn't telling me to turn, but should I? so that I can then K the K? And I guess I just K the 8 stitches I picked up?

If this makes no sense, I will post a pic this evening when I get home (forgot my camera).
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:15 AM   #142
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Just venting!
My son SAT on my knitting bag and broke one of my entralac block needles and the stitches all fell off!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:14 AM   #143
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Originally Posted by Lisa_H-Town View Post
Help... OK... I started my Entrelac. I got the base triangles done, but have reached a point where I am stumped.

I chose this site for the pattern.

"(Full entrelac with WS facing)
* Pick up 8 sts purlways along the edge of the triangle/rectangle directly underneath and work as follows:
1st row: Knit, turn
2nd row: P7, P2tog, turn
Repeat these 2 rows 8 times but do not turn after the last purl row."


WS facing me I picked up the stitches to my Left needle (Otherwise my working yarn would be in the middle of my stitches, right?) so am faced with a Purl row... because it isn't telling me to turn, but should I? so that I can then K the K? And I guess I just K the 8 stitches I picked up?

If this makes no sense, I will post a pic this evening when I get home (forgot my camera).
TIA
Ok, if I have understood where you are in the pattern correctly, this
is what it seems to me:

You have just finished the edge triangle and have those sts on your
right needle with the wrong side facing. Now pick up your sts
purlwise with the right needle and turn ready to knit the first row. Here are some instructions with step by step photos that might
help you:
http://craftlover.wordpress.com/2007...illustrations/

Not sure if I answered your question!


Originally Posted by evona View Post
My son SAT on my knitting bag and broke one of my entralac block needles and the stitches all fell off!!!!!!!!
As my 3 year old dd has just recently started saying "booger,
booger, booger!" The only thing I can say is better the needle
broke rather than poking your son in the rear! That might take
some explaining at the emergency room haha

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Old 03-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #144
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Libbie,

Thanks for that reminder link.. I had forgotten about those wonderful pictures! And remember when I said I had just learned to pickup stitches... well I thought I could do it from memory, and did it wrong... I just stuck my needle through the 8 stitches, and forgot to pull the working yarn through!! Gosh, it's a wonder I finish anything!

And as far your 3YO and her new phrase... don'tcha hate it when they do something and you can't help but laugh, even though you know you shouldn't because it just encourages them??

Evona... yes, better the knitting is hurt than your baby's butt! (Not sure how old he is, but I still call my 19YO son my baby).
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:17 PM   #145
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
As my 3 year old dd has just recently started saying "booger,
booger, booger!" The only thing I can say is better the needle
broke rather than poking your son in the rear! That might take
some explaining at the emergency room haha

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Very true!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #146
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Originally Posted by Lisa_H-Town View Post
Libbie,

Evona... yes, better the knitting is hurt than your baby's butt! (Not sure how old he is, but I still call my 19YO son my baby).
My son is 16 and definitely old enough to watch where he sits But both he and my 17 year old daughter are still my babies My son is the absent minded professor though. He is truly a genius and can hold his own debating nearly any subject with people twice his age, but his head is in the clouds most of the time. Its part of his charm though Although I am sad about my needle I am most definitely happy that he didn't hurt himself.
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Originally Posted by Lisa_H-Town View Post
Libbie,

Thanks for that reminder link.. I had forgotten about those wonderful pictures! And remember when I said I had just learned to pickup stitches... well I thought I could do it from memory, and did it wrong... I just stuck my needle through the 8 stitches, and forgot to pull the working yarn through!! Gosh, it's a wonder I finish anything!

And as far your 3YO and her new phrase... don'tcha hate it when they do something and you can't help but laugh, even though you know you shouldn't because it just encourages them??

Evona... yes, better the knitting is hurt than your baby's butt! (Not sure how old he is, but I still call my 19YO son my baby).
Ok, glad the pics helped! Well, if you just learned to pick up stitches
then I guess this is an ideal project to get in practice doing it...you'll
be a pro by the time your block is done!

Yes, dd has come out with some choice phrases here lately that I
have had to almost leave the room to keep her from realizing that
she can crack me up with them....life is definitely getting more
interesting

hehe...just realized I need to be getting some links together for
the next block...month changes tomorrow!!

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:58 AM   #148
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Block 3 A Knit/Purl Combo of your choice

I'll take the #6 with a side of chocolate bons bons, please!

Ok, It is April 1st so time to start with our next block....or at least
announce what it is. You choose a Knit/Purl combination texture
pattern that you like. Can be as complicated or simple as you want
it. Lace and Cables will likely have their own month so if you want
to do one of those keep in mind there will probably be another one
popping up later. Here are some links to stitch pattern libraries to
get you started and of course there are tons of stitchionaries out
there so check your local library and bookstores!

http://www.lionbrand.com/stitchFinder.html
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...y/stitches.php
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...s-stitches.htm
http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchg...n_Glossary.htm

Most stitch patterns will say they are worked over a multiple of
stitches. Some people are not sure what this means so I'll give
a brief explanation If it says a multiple 8 it is simply that, so
you'd have to have 8, 16, 24, etc...stitches on your needle to work that particular pattern. Some patterns say a multiple of 8 + 3
(insert any number in here) and what that means is you'd get
your multiple of 8 let's say 24 as an example and then add 3. For
the pattern to work out then you'd need 27 sts. A pattern doesn't
have to work out exactly to your gauge, you can fiddle about and use a couple less/more sts. Example: My gauge swatch of the
pattern tells me I need to cast on 57 sts to get 12" and my stitch
pattern says a multiple of 8 + 3. The closest number to my gauge
number would be 59 (multiple of 8: 56 + 3). A few sts here or
there won't make too much difference, just try to find the closest
number to your gauge!

Hope that makes sense! I'm really curious to see what stitch
patterns everyone chooses to make...I can't decide because
I've seen way to many that I like...guess that means multiple
blocks! haha...

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:06 AM   #149
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Good morning! Thank you for all the comments of my block.
Already April... OMG! I think I'll look for a stitch during the weekend... so many to pick just one!
Right now I'm a little nervous, i have a job interview this afternoon... fingers crossed! I really need to change jobs and this one looks pretty good, we'll see how it goes. (I have an English test and an interview... I'm shaking!!!)
Hope everybody is doing well.
Oh! and be careful, today is April's fools day!
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Sig good luck with your test and your interview.

I have decided to try the mock cable the texture looks quite interesting.
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