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Forum: Pattern Central 04-25-2015, 12:38 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Doll pattern for loom knitters!

Saw these on FB and they are really cute!

http://www.knit-a-square.com/sites/default/files/Loom%20Doll_0.pdf
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Jan in CA
I like the look and feel of fingering, but the...

I like the look and feel of fingering, but the thought of making a whole sweater with it is daunting! Mostly I guess I'd say I use DK or worsted. Just finished a fingering weight scarf though.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Jan in CA
When I count the stitches you should have at the...

When I count the stitches you should have at the end of row 3 it comes out with the correct number. Are you doing the increases and decreases correctly?
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Jan in CA
Sock knitter info

http://knittyblog.com/2012/07/foot-sizing-survey-results-contest/

I can't wear hand knit socks so I don't knit them, but this will be of interest to those who do!
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Jan in CA
I only swatch where size matters, like a garment,...

I only swatch where size matters, like a garment, or if I've really changed the yarn weight in a pattern which rarely happens. Once I've make a swatch I hang on to it in case I need the yarn later in...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Jan in CA
I've never been in that situation either, but...

I've never been in that situation either, but donating to a hospice was my thought, too.

Sorry for your loss!
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Jan in CA
Your struggle is definitely normal! Correct...

Your struggle is definitely normal! Correct tension builds as you practice so don't keep ripping it out. Just keep going and you should be able to watch the change.

As for how to tension the yarn,...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Jan in CA
If it's a cardigan and you knit in the round...

If it's a cardigan and you knit in the round you'll have to steek it to have it open at the front. If you are just using circulars to knit flat then you don't change anything.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Jan in CA
Can we have a pattern link please? Our at least a...

Can we have a pattern link please? Our at least a name?

It's the sweater a cardigan or pullover? Are you actually knitting in the round or knitting flat with circular needless?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Jan in CA
:teehee If they use sock yarn then it wouldn't be...

:teehee If they use sock yarn then it wouldn't be drapey. No one needs socks that drape. :lol:

Look up the silk yarn and see what was made with out. It's often shawls, scarves and loose floaty...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Jan in CA
I have two sets of the Knitpicks blocking mats. I...

I have two sets of the Knitpicks blocking mats. I like that you can put together whatever you need for the project. They are a solid light color which I liked, too. I was worried about the color on...
Forum: General Knitting 03-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Jan in CA
Stashed means it's yarn that is part of someone's...

Stashed means it's yarn that is part of someone's personal "stash" of yarn. A few people may not, but most of us have a bunch of stash yarn we bought for a project or because it's pretty or a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Jan in CA
I wouldn't use an all cotton yarn, but a blend...

I wouldn't use an all cotton yarn, but a blend would be okay. I think the one you selected would work work and the colors are pretty. If you can go to a Joanne or other store and look at them and see...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-10-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Jan in CA
Those are adorable! I like helix stripes!

Those are adorable! I like helix stripes!
Forum: Pattern Central 03-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Jan in CA
Cotton classic is my go to yarn for dish cloths....

Cotton classic is my go to yarn for dish cloths. The color doesn't fade like regular dish cloth cotton. Also doesn't seem to stain as badly.
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Jan in CA
With variegated and hand painted yarn I think it...

With variegated and hand painted yarn I think it would be impossible to match color patterns. Generally both just kind of look mottled/mixed when knit anyway unless they are long bands of color. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Jan in CA
It looks similar to the stuff I bought...

It looks similar to the stuff I bought specifically to use for lifelines. Hmm maybe it could be used for buttons or for detail work like on a toy? That's an awful lot though.

ETA- you could probably...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Jan in CA
The best thing to do is take it section by...

The best thing to do is take it section by section as you're knitting. It will make more sense than just taking the last section out of context. So start knitting and ask for help as you need it.
Forum: General Knitting 02-26-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Jan in CA
No, not normally. It's not easy to do and there's...

No, not normally. It's not easy to do and there's no point in most cases. Why are you asking? Is your yarn smelly or something?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jan in CA
By liquid I meant the liquid an animal leaves......

By liquid I meant the liquid an animal leaves... So urine or cat pee. Ick. I'll let you know how the oil smells.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jan in CA
X, I thought your tag line was hilarious!...

X, I thought your tag line was hilarious! Lol

GG, I'd stick to scent free if you're that sensitive. I have some lavender and cedarwood essential oils on order. I'm usually not a fan of lavender and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Jan in CA
I also use Eucalan. I bought it on Amazon and got...

I also use Eucalan. I bought it on Amazon and got the eucalyptus scent. I don't remember what I paid for it, but using only a cap full lasts a long time! I've had this bottle for a year or not so...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm not sure, GG. I seldom make anything...

I'm not sure, GG. I seldom make anything requiring them so I'm not up on all the other methods. I did find this link in my bookmarks. Thought I had more, but this looks like it might take care of any...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-14-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Jan in CA
I know I have a link somewhere I'll see if I can...

I know I have a link somewhere I'll see if I can find it.

You can also do over two rows. Bind of one (or more) hour each button hole then increase one over the bound of stitch on the next row.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm not sure anyone has a solution that works all...

I'm not sure anyone has a solution that works all the time. It will vary depending on the yarn. :shrug:
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