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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 05:36 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
What a great cause and what a nice kitty to add...

What a great cause and what a nice kitty to add to the adorable friends. Very nicely done.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30
Posted By salmonmac
Good to see the two mice together and looking...

Good to see the two mice together and looking good. It's true, all the projects are lovely. You do very nice work.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
What wonderful projects, each and every one! Yes,...

What wonderful projects, each and every one! Yes, those dogs are too adorable. Beautifully done, k1purr2.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 54
Posted By salmonmac
The hat is perfect! Very well done, cable twist...

The hat is perfect! Very well done, cable twist and all. You do nice work, X.
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By salmonmac
Very nice. It's interesting how the sts are...

Very nice. It's interesting how the sts are twisted and untwisted as she knits. The result is similar to the trinity stitch and raspberry stitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoWPtoaG1T4

Thanks...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Very helpful ideas in...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Very helpful ideas in X's post above. I would also add: Keep track of the row completed by some method (see above) and use that to help train your eye to recognize the knit...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-20-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By salmonmac
A flotilla of ducks, each one is cuter than the...

A flotilla of ducks, each one is cuter than the last. Great project, Jan.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-19-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
What a productive winter! The summer wrap and...

What a productive winter! The summer wrap and sweater look marvelous, beautifully knit in perfect colors. I love the hoodie scarf with the reversible cables. Lucky mail lady indeed. Great job all...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
Very nice looking vest and it looks like a fairly...

Very nice looking vest and it looks like a fairly quick knit on large needles.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seabrook
This vest is knit from the right front edge to the left front edge....
Forum: How-to Questions 05-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Is it this pattern, size...

Welcome!
Is it this pattern, size small?
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf13/PATTbeermitt.php
The sts you need to unravel are the first 12sts of the provisional cast on. Did you start with a provisional...
Forum: Crochet! 05-18-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By salmonmac
I don't know how it got there either! On the...

I don't know how it got there either!

On the granny squares, JacquiP, rather than put your hook into the gap, you can insert into the end opening. See the video at about the 9:00 min mark where 3...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! I think you've set a...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
I think you've set a record for posing a question and answering it yourself. It's a great looking sweater and I'm glad you managed an approximation of the stitch used.
Forum: Crochet! 05-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By salmonmac
Usually the recommendation is to knit the hat so...

Usually the recommendation is to knit the hat so that it's about an inch or so smaller than the head size so that it fits snugly (and warmly). You're on the right track. Enjoy the knitting!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-18-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
You could use the hat you've knit as a large...

You could use the hat you've knit as a large swatch. If the CO of 30sts makes the hat too large for a 19-20 inch size then you can figure out how many sts to cast on for the size you want. There are...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-18-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By salmonmac
It does look like the head is smaller than the...

It does look like the head is smaller than the pattern shows but it's still very cute.
The pattern increases 3 sts every inc row so you should have 6sts after row 1, 9sts after row 3, 12sts after 5,...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-18-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By salmonmac
I love this forum! I'd never seen this pattern...

I love this forum! I'd never seen this pattern before and I'm very glad that sdausten posted it. (Many thanks, sd.)

This video gives you some idea of the kinds of increases that are...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-17-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
Those are very helpful sites that GG linked to....

Those are very helpful sites that GG linked to. Yes, the purls are harder to pick up because they tend to curl to the back but picking up as you tink the last row helps. It may also help to use a...
Forum: General Knitting 05-17-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By salmonmac
You've got the right idea for taking measurements...

You've got the right idea for taking measurements and converting to sts/inch to calculate sts cast on. You might use the bare bones of one of the online patterns to help with shaping so that the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-16-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7,543
Views: 1,481,362
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp, pattiebelle! Lots of new...

Welcome to KnittingHelp, pattiebelle! Lots of new knitters here and all of us like to learn new things. It's great that you've started knitting and swatches are a wonderful way to practice. Good luck...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By salmonmac
I use a simple stitch where I pick up a loop from...

I use a simple stitch where I pick up a loop from the cast off edge and then from the seam made when you initially picked up the sts. Don't pull the yarn tightly, just enough to pull the strand...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-15-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By salmonmac
See if the technique called barberpole stripes...

See if the technique called barberpole stripes might work. This site combines TechKnitter and Eunny Jang with the added bonus that you get to see Eunny...
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By salmonmac
Agreed. If you're not going to wash it alone, it...

Agreed. If you're not going to wash it alone, it might be a good idea to put the blanket into a mesh laundry bag so that it doesn't get snagged. You could even include the mesh bag with the present....
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By salmonmac
I wonder if we could knit an elf or two?

I wonder if we could knit an elf or two?
Forum: General Knitting 05-14-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By salmonmac
It looks like one of the variations on brioche...

It looks like one of the variations on brioche stitch to me. Maybe a purl brioche would come close?
Forum: General Knitting 05-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By salmonmac
That all sounds much better. One thing though,...

That all sounds much better. One thing though, don't try to intentionally knit tighter. Inevitably you'll relax as you knit and forget to hold a bit more tension. Oh, one more thing to try is to knit...
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