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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:41 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Wecome to KnittingHelp! After you knit the 30sts...

Wecome to KnittingHelp!
After you knit the 30sts and turn, you should cast off 3sts on the next row, the purl row. So it looks like this:
Shape Neck
RS row 1 Next row: K3, K3tog, K26, turn. Cont on...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-28-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! You're going to be working on the...

Welcome to KH!
You're going to be working on the left side of the front and decreasing for the neck and raglan shoulder at the same time. It helps to draw this out on paper and mark off the decreases...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Garter stitch for 2 inches...

Welcome to the forum!

Garter stitch for 2 inches (add 2 more inches to the bootie). This will make part of the sides and the sole of the bootie.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By salmonmac
You're going to work with a new end of yarn....

You're going to work with a new end of yarn. Leaving about a 6 inch tail, use that new strand to pick up 2sts at the base of the thumb. That'll put the 2 picked up sts on the righthand needle. Now...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This video shows the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This video shows the 5sts in one, the turn and p5. From there on it's different but you can continue with your own directions. It sounds like a bobble on the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-26-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By salmonmac
That would be a fun way to incorporate all kinds...

That would be a fun way to incorporate all kinds of stitch patterns, stripes, etc. Are you going to try one?

ETA: Reminded me of this pattern which took me a while to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-25-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By salmonmac
Lovely washcloth and beautiful photo. They are...

Lovely washcloth and beautiful photo. They are lots of fun to knit and a wonderful way to try out new patterns. Always fun.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to KH! You can try the method...

Hi and welcome to KH!
You can try the method shown here where you slip the old color and then begin knitting with the new:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF8PCPU4ZX0
Onw alternative is to knit the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-20-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By salmonmac
Wow, perfect! That looks adorable and fits so...

Wow, perfect! That looks adorable and fits so well. Very nicely done.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-18-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By salmonmac
Hi fancy pants and welcome back! I have to admit...

Hi fancy pants and welcome back!
I have to admit I haven't seen this with older plastic needles but I would start with warm soapy water. Maybe a soak would help. Then go to alcohol or a cleaner like...
Forum: General Knitting 07-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By salmonmac
Oh yes, of course I've hit some uncooperative...

Oh yes, of course I've hit some uncooperative yarn. Make a note never to let that yarn into your home again.
I hated one yarn that kept breaking mid stitch and another that bled onto my fingers after...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By salmonmac
Very cute mitts. You can probably choose the...

Very cute mitts.
You can probably choose the increase that you want to use on each side of the thumb gusset. The important thing is to be consistent. These are both pretty invisible increases but...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the coming...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the coming birth!
You can probably purl that last stitch, then k2, p2tog. One stitch more or less (depending on the pattern stitch) isn't likely to make a big...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! On row 2 of the pattern you...

Welcome to the forum!
On row 2 of the pattern you slipped 5sts with yarn in front. This made a loose strand at the front of the dishcloth. Now you want to catch that strand to give you the inverted V...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By salmonmac
I like Plymouth Encore and Cascade Pacific for...

I like Plymouth Encore and Cascade Pacific for acrylics or acrylic blends. Cascade 220 is a wonderful wool that resists pilling. Rowan Calmer works up beautifully as does Heilo and Drops Alpaca.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-10-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By salmonmac
Yum! I love the shrimp and think they'll be a...

Yum! I love the shrimp and think they'll be a wonderful addition to any salad.
You knit both so well. I'm looking forward to the whole salad.
Forum: General Knitting 07-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 27,974
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have lots...

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have lots of good reasons to knit. We happy you joined us.

Daylily, lovely sweater on a darling baby!
Forum: How-to Questions 07-08-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By salmonmac
A rescue thread or lifeline is a wonderful...

A rescue thread or lifeline is a wonderful idea.
For knitting too tightly, make sure that you're not knitting on the tips of the needles. That'll always make the new stitches very tight. Make sure...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-07-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum and to knitting! I find that...

Welcome to the forum and to knitting!
I find that the more I knit, the more expert I become at ripping out and tinking. Yes, it's a good idea to practice this on a test swatch so that it's not so...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Maybe it's like this...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Maybe it's like this yarn?
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/gnomespun-yarn-cotswold---roving

It will help to get an idea of the thickness or type of yarn, e.g. worsted...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-05-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By salmonmac
You should Slip 1, K2, purl to 1 stitch before...

You should Slip 1, K2, purl to 1 stitch before marker, purl one, remove the marker, purl one more stitch and then begin lifting the second stitch on the right needle over the first stitch. Repeat the...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By salmonmac
It looks like the picture of the hat in the video...

It looks like the picture of the hat in the video is a little wrinkly at the decreases too. I wonder if you could decrease the number of sts in the brim and knit it with the yarn doubled or maybe...
Forum: Crochet! 06-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By salmonmac
She would indeed be proud of you. Your work is...

She would indeed be proud of you. Your work is lovely and the colors are gorgeous. You have wonderful memories and crochet beautifully. I hope you can pass the craft on, too.
I always think of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-30-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By salmonmac
You're making a kind of I-cord on each edge....

You're making a kind of I-cord on each edge. It'll give you the rounded and slightly raised edge that you see in the close-up of the sleeve on the main Ravelry page.
Slip the last 3sts to the right...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 06-29-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By salmonmac
How beautiful! Good for you for picking it up...

How beautiful! Good for you for picking it up again and finishing all the sewing. Enjoy every minute of wearing it and all the compliments.
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