Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 46
Thanks: 10
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Flat "oval" help
HELP! Lol. I'm making the Linux penguin. (It wouldn't let me put the link in but you can google knit Linux penguin and it's the first link...bittersweet.) The only problem is I don't like how the belly is made of felt. I'm trying to figure out how to knit it. I'm thinking it would be best to start from trying to make an oval but ending with two balls of yarn (like a neck seam). It ends up being 3.25 inches across and 4.5 inches tall. (From the widest points.) The only thing is everyone says you can't knit circles (or ovals) on flat needles. Which makes no sense to me. I'm attaching it to the body so it doesn't have to lie flat....just look right. Can someone help me?? (And because I can't help myself... it's just so cute...)
PelletAR is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #2
Mod Squad
ArtLady1981's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,519
Thanks: 5,266
Thanked 3,902 Times in 3,022 Posts
I don't know if this will help you or not...but here is Linux-like Penguin
"technical support" on the bittersweet blog.
Knitting Help Video Index

I'm Artlady at:
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 46
Thanks: 10
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Unfortunately, no. But thanks for trying. I already had that page. (It's where I got the idea.) I just couldn't put that link because I'm a newbie. If you look closely at the pictures and the instructions half way down, you'll notice she did the white belly in felt. I'm hoping to do it in knit with kfb stitches to make it bigger. I'm trying the knitpro webside with a modified picture of the template. I hope this works but I'm not sure.
PelletAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
Instepping Out
mwhite's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 2,559
Thanks: 1,000
Thanked 919 Times in 805 Posts
May take some playing with but with straight needles, CO number of sts it takes to get your desired bottom or top width on the oval. Then increase for example:
Row 1: K3, M3, k6, M3, k3
Row 2: k1, p16, k1 (the k1 will help keep it from curling)
Row 3: K4, M3, k8, M3, k4
Row 4: k1, p20, k1

And so on. Do this until desired width is achieved, then begin reduction in the same manner only opposite.

Row 13: k4, sk2p, k8, sk2p, k4

Keep in mind that I'm just showing sts as example.
Hope this helps! Mary
I'm MWhite on Ravelry, too...add me to your friends
mwhite is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scarf stripes- getting a strange "jogging" with flat knitting effulgent7 How-to Questions 4 03-02-2011 03:43 PM
Need help knitting "flat" hat strangeaslife How-to Questions 2 10-25-2008 06:05 PM
Gauge in the round vs. "flat" Mommy22alyns General Knitting 6 06-02-2007 12:24 PM
How to work with "flat" or ribbon yarn SEStrauss How-to Questions 1 01-08-2006 01:14 PM
Converting "flat" hat patterns to round... gardenmommy Pattern Central 2 12-17-2005 07:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.