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Forum: Crochet! Yesterday, 12:41 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Maybe jump rings? They come in a variety of sizes...

Maybe jump rings? They come in a variety of sizes and weights. Would hoop earrings, already made as earrings be easier to...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 12:31 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I've used this cast on and followed similar...

I've used this cast on and followed similar directions and there's not really a problem. If there's a small hole at that first stitch after the cast on, you can always close it up with the yarn tail.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:11 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The yarn is coming off...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The yarn is coming off the bottom needle immediately after the cast on. When the position of the needles is rotated, the yarn is coming off the top needle and that strand is...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By salmonmac
Sometimes there's just wording that takes many...

Sometimes there's just wording that takes many repeats to make sense. I've certainly had it happen to me, too. Good luck with the sweater!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2015, 06:26 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Well it's says decrease at the ends of the next 3...

Well it's says decrease at the ends of the next 3 rows so that rows 1,2,3. Then dec every 4th row, so work 3 rows even and dec on the 4th. Repeat that 3 times total.
The alternate rows would just be...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.

Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! These kind of directions...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
These kind of directions can be confusing. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the next 3 rows (call them rows 1,2 and 3), then decrease on rows 7,11 and 15.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 76
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Yes, you're right. Just...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Yes, you're right. Just repeat rows 3&4. In trying to be perfectly clear about what will happen when you repeat 3&4, the pattern has made it difficult to understand.

Have...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By salmonmac
For row 13 and each following row, increase at...

For row 13 and each following row, increase at each end. So instead of increasing every other row, from now on you'll be increasing every row. You can make the increase as a knit stitch if that's...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By salmonmac
You could do the increase in the edge stitch but...

You could do the increase in the edge stitch but using knit left loop (KLL) on the right edge and knit right loop (KRL) on the left edge. in that case I would keep the edge stitch itself in...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By salmonmac
You have the panel pattern in the center of the...

You have the panel pattern in the center of the sleeve and on either side there are tw2r or tw2l and double cables separated by p2 sts.
So the next pattern that you want on each side is the k8 for...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
Homespun knits at 14sts/4" and Homespun T&Q at...

Homespun knits at 14sts/4" and Homespun T&Q at about 8sts/4". Plain old T&Q knits at about 9sts/4".
The pattern is calling for slightly more than 5sts/4" so you may have to add onto the cast on to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2015, 05:15 AM
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Views: 205
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome, Rebecca! Always room for another knitter...

Welcome, Rebecca! Always room for another knitter or crocheter.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, that's right. You'll have to slip some sts...

Yes, that's right. You'll have to slip some sts from the right hand needle to the left hand needle so that you can start the row, but that's what this pattern is calling for.
Many patterns would...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By salmonmac
Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this...

Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this blanket!
Remember too that a yarn over doesn't use a stitch. You bring the yarn to the front between the needles, then over the righthand needle to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By salmonmac
Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock...

Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock rib. You're going to continue until a certain measurement and then bind off for the shoulders so unless the directions say otherwise, keep doing the mock...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Is this where the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Is this where the problem is?
"Slip next st, k1, yfwd, k1 and then psso the (k1, yfwd, k1)"
Remember that in order to do the yfwd, you bring the yarn to the front between the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By salmonmac
Is this the front or the back? See if there are...

Is this the front or the back? See if there are directions elsewhere in the pattern for "Shape Shoulders". Sometimes the directions for the back are repeated on the front.
If absolutely no directions...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By salmonmac
From the instructions, you should cut the yarn...

From the instructions, you should cut the yarn leaving about a 6 inch tail to weave in. Ra-attach the yarn to the beginning of the right side row, knit across the row and then bind off.
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By salmonmac
OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public...

OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public side of the knitting facing you. Bind off 4sts, knit to the end of the row, turn to the wrong side (WS) or private side and start the row by binding...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By salmonmac
You could work across 34sts in row 1 and then...

You could work across 34sts in row 1 and then work one stitch fewer in each of the following rows (33,32,31 etc.). You can see if the shape of the flap is what you would like as you knit. Instead of...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You're going to work one...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You're going to work one shoulder and leave the rest of the sts for the center and the other shoulder for later.

K12, turn as you would if you were at the end of a row....
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 469
Posted By salmonmac
I find it easiest to make the increases one...

I find it easiest to make the increases one stitch in from each end as knit stitches. On the next row, incorporate the new stitch into the pattern. If it's seed or moss stitch, work it so that the...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! What in particular are you having...

Hi and welcome!
What in particular are you having trouble with? Which size are you making?
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By salmonmac
It reminds me of Rank and File...

It reminds me of Rank and File stitch:
http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-rank-and-file-stitch/
maybe with a twist as knitone suggested.
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