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Forum: General Knitting Today, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Had to uhh we the way back machine, but here's...

Had to uhh we the way back machine, but here's why ply isn't helpful.
http://web.archive.org/web/20061222113331/http://www.purlbee.com/2-ply-4-ply-why-ply/
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Cute! I see now point in adding the second color...

Cute! I see now point in adding the second color now for this.
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Jan in CA
In my opinion anything that is furry, fuzzy,...

In my opinion anything that is furry, fuzzy, boucle etc is not for beginners. It's difficult to see your stitches so therefore harder to learn stitches or find mistakes which are inevitable for...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 02-10-2016, 12:51 AM
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Views: 138
Posted By Jan in CA
I don't spin so take what I say and use it as you...

I don't spin so take what I say and use it as you may... my husband (who works with wood, clay, paints...a jack of all trades kind of guy) says he'd use silicone. If nothing else is working that may...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Jan in CA
Wow, I'm sorry. That answer she gave you is kind...

Wow, I'm sorry. That answer she gave you is kind of rude.

Anyway... so you are supposed to have 6 not 8? In that case check the row before and see if maybe you are increasing when you're not...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Jan in CA
Sounds good! :thumbsup:

Sounds good! :thumbsup:
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-25-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Jan in CA
OH I forgot you were in MD!! My daughter is back...

OH I forgot you were in MD!! My daughter is back in CA. Hope you get some storm relief!

That is a beautiful sweater!! Love it! :inlove:
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Jan in CA
Just knit half the stitches with the first new...

Just knit half the stitches with the first new needle and the second half with the second new needle. Or if you're keeping the needle already have in there just do that once.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Jan in CA
What you do to the stitches depends on the...

What you do to the stitches depends on the pattern, but since it's written that way I assume you're ribbing? If so you knit the knit stitches and purl the purls.

Each stitch has two sides. One side...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-15-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Jan in CA
There are several hat patterns that use either...

There are several hat patterns that use either that or a similar one.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=Lattice%20cable&craft=knitting&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&pc=hat
Forum: How-to Questions 01-13-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Jan in CA
There is nothing you can do about the purl bumps...

There is nothing you can do about the purl bumps showing the color change on the back (unless you are *double knitting). That's just the way a color change works. The reason they have you do it with...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Jan in CA
It looks like you just missed knitting or purling...

It looks like you just missed knitting or purling the last stitch. Put the work in your right hand instead of left and hold the empty needle in your left hand. Then slip the non worked stitch off. If...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-03-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Jan in CA
Welcome to KH! What pattern are you using? The...

Welcome to KH!

What pattern are you using? The way some yarns are spun can have an effect on the way the stitch slants and may also cause the pattern to be skewed I think.

Most bind offs and cast...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Jan in CA
I think any glove pattern would work. Just don't...

I think any glove pattern would work. Just don't knit a few fingers or knit them to the length you need if the fingers are partial.
Forum: Pattern Central 12-23-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Jan in CA
Wow, that's weird. I love in CA so unfortunately...

Wow, that's weird. I love in CA so unfortunately I can't help. Sorry!
Forum: General Knitting 12-19-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Jan in CA
The methods for knitting a hat in the round...

The methods for knitting a hat in the round are...

A 16" circular needle and DPN of the same needle size. Two circular needles of the same needle size or magic loop with one long circular.

29" is...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-17-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Jan in CA
:roflhard: I feel that old sometimes, but I...

:roflhard: I feel that old sometimes, but I learned to knit only 10 yrs ago. :thumbsup:
Forum: How-to Questions 11-29-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Jan in CA
I don't know about the math. I just make a 4"...

I don't know about the math. I just make a 4" swatch and count the stitches.:shrug: Are you using a different yarn weight than the pattern suggests because that can make you're gauge completely off.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Jan in CA
In this case the parenthesis do mean you do all...

In this case the parenthesis do mean you do all in one stitch, but that isn't always the case. Just FYI. :)

Welcome to KH!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Jan in CA
So cute!!

So cute!!
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Jan in CA
If you're knitting something that needs to be...

If you're knitting something that needs to be seamed don't worry about it. If you're knitting a scarf or something where edges show you can slip the first stitch and knit the last on every row. It...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Jan in CA
That's a beautiful sweater! Just in time for...

That's a beautiful sweater! Just in time for winter!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Jan in CA
When you knit in the round stockinette stitch is...

When you knit in the round stockinette stitch is just knitting. There is no purling necessary.

Note... if you are knitting the "technically correct" way by knitting on the outside of the circle of...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-14-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Jan in CA
Hmm.. I'm not sure, but maybe keeping knitting...

Hmm.. I'm not sure, but maybe keeping knitting the pattern part as long as you want on both pieces. Since it's knit flat and seamed that seems like it would work. Make sure you keep track of how...
Forum: General Knitting 11-12-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Jan in CA
I've only used turning rows on hemmed hats knit...

I've only used turning rows on hemmed hats knit in the round, but I do them on the outside. It creates a ridge that makes the brim flip up naturally.
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