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Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 08:26 PM
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Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is this your pattern? ...

Is this your pattern? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/billy-lo
Forum: Crochet! 01-18-2016, 01:58 PM
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Views: 370
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Working flat is key I think unless you want way...

Working flat is key I think unless you want way too many ends to deal with.

You could work one piece changing color at the middle of each row then seam it as salmonmac suggests.

You could crochet...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You might try a swatch with an Icelandic bind off...

You might try a swatch with an Icelandic bind off (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSl13_gHlT0) and see if you like it. It won't match the cast on as well as the conventional bind off but...
Forum: Crochet! 01-07-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You might like this free crochet class from...

You might like this free crochet class from Craftsy. Amazing Crochet Textures...
Forum: General Knitting 12-31-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Well done, you've accomplished a lot! If you can...

Well done, you've accomplished a lot! If you can cast on, knit and purl, you're well on your way to doing just about anything - and you already learned a decrease. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What pattern are you using? A name or link is...

What pattern are you using? A name or link is helpful.
Are you sure it says to increase 30 stitches? Maybe it means you're to cast on 30 stitches.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What pattern is this from? A link to it would...

What pattern is this from? A link to it would be really helpful, if possible, and with a name we might find it.

I think you're doing short rows here. This video explains it well I think and you...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's what I do. I use a marker to remind me to...

That's what I do. I use a marker to remind me to knit both yarns together on the next row or round.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-15-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Are you using a larger needle for your cast on...

Are you using a larger needle for your cast on than for the knitting? It's commonly recommended but I find it makes the first row messy.
Forum: Pattern Central 12-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By GrumpyGramma
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Pattern Central 12-05-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Would this help? ...

Would this help? http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/follow-the-basic-topdown-sock-pattern.html

I'll admit that I haven't looked very closely at the pattern. It does say it's for kids.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I think the T means thread. Some patterns I've...

I think the T means thread. Some patterns I've seen refer to yarn as thread. I don't know if it is because they're from outside the US or something else.
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By GrumpyGramma
When I need to fix an edge stitch I drop it and...

When I need to fix an edge stitch I drop it and one or two more. Reworking 2 or 3 sts, including the edge st, works out well for me. I put them on a needle (I prefer double points for this but it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By GrumpyGramma
What exactly do you need help with? A link to...

What exactly do you need help with? A link to your pattern would be helpful. How is "k1/R" defined? It's placement tells me it is an increase but I'm not familiar with the abbreviation. You'll...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Is the problem in the leg itself or is the heel...

Is the problem in the leg itself or is the heel part of the sock hard to get on and off? What heel did you use? A short row heel without a gusset can be too snug. For my own socks I always do a...
Forum: Pattern Central 11-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Check Ravelry. Here's a quick search for knit...

Check Ravelry. Here's a quick search for knit chevron baby blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=knit chevron baby blanket)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By GrumpyGramma
That's darling. Beautifully done.

That's darling. Beautifully done.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-24-2015, 06:57 PM
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Views: 934
Posted By GrumpyGramma
How lovely. You do some of the most beautiful...

How lovely. You do some of the most beautiful knitting I've ever seen.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-24-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By GrumpyGramma
http://alaskaknitnat.com/2010/11/15/cabled-gauntle...

http://alaskaknitnat.com/2010/11/15/cabled-gauntlets/

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-gauntlets-5

Cable round:
*K2, P2, slip 3 to cable needle and hold in back, K3, K3 from cable...
Forum: General Knitting 10-19-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I want to see it. Steaming can soften acrylics...

I want to see it.

Steaming can soften acrylics more than just wash/dry will. As an experiment I suggest a swatch of yarn that you steam, then steam some more, then kill on purpose. It's ... what's...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By GrumpyGramma
Your seam will show, there's no way to avoid it...

Your seam will show, there's no way to avoid it entirely. My preference for this type of thing is to use a provisional cast on and then graft the stitches in pattern (Kitchener stitch) to join the...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By GrumpyGramma
I agree. It looks like double crochet. The...

I agree. It looks like double crochet. The hardest part should be matching the gauge.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 10-14-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By GrumpyGramma
You are incorrigible. :mrgreen: I jokingly...

You are incorrigible. :mrgreen:

I jokingly told my grands I would lock them in the closet. They argued over who could have the shelf and who would get get the floor. :noway: :noway:
Forum: How-to Questions 10-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By GrumpyGramma
It looks great! Pesky holes to close up are a...

It looks great! Pesky holes to close up are a common problem but as you do more knitting and get more experience they aren't always as much trouble. You really did a beautiful job.
Forum: How-to Questions 10-09-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By GrumpyGramma
The picture is too tiny to be sure but I think it...

The picture is too tiny to be sure but I think it it would work out well to do after. A crochet hook could add it as surface embellishment after the knitting.
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