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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-28-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks for your kind words! I've just got to...

Thanks for your kind words!

I've just got to seam the 20 squares! Tick Tock! I'm procrastinating I guess!
Forum: Pattern Central 03-04-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 19,166
Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks Gramma! :waving: I downloaded this one...

Thanks Gramma! :waving:

I downloaded this one asap! It's not that easy to find unusual, interesting, masculine scarf patterns! This one filled the bill perfectly!

Also, that CLOVER FIELD scarf is...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-04-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks! The 20 squares are knit and blocked to...

Thanks!

The 20 squares are knit and blocked to 13" x 13". I haven't seamed them.

I've had projects (WIPS) finishing up, blocking, etc...so I've just got to lay them all out on the carpet, number...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
I don't mind trying this and that! I've learned...

I don't mind trying this and that! I've learned some hard lessons over the past few years about yarn choice! Especially so when I'm "substituting", veering away from the yarn used in the model...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-03-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
I knitted 6"...128 st wide...to get a good look...

I knitted 6"...128 st wide...to get a good look at how well this yarn would "perform" with a US 8. If I was using the right yarn, US 8 looks perfect.

The 2 garter stitches at each end of the row: ...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
In re-reading the pattern, I saw that 82 st cast...

In re-reading the pattern, I saw that 82 st cast on will block out to a 12.5" depth. Not enough for me. It seems like an extra wide scarf rather than a wrap.

Well anyway, I cast on 128, which is 6...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks for the tip about the edge stitch when...

Thanks for the tip about the edge stitch when carrying the "resting color" up the side! :thumbsup: Sounds perfectly sensible since the edge rolls over into itself!

Something I found successful...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
It's 100% wool, 2 plies. I notice that the Zen...

It's 100% wool, 2 plies. I notice that the Zen yarn is a Merino/Cashmere/Silk...which has great drape! oooo la la! I've got some Fyberspates 50/50 Merino/silk in my stash, but it's ear marked for...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks for the information. What do you think...

Thanks for the information.

What do you think about this Elann 'Tarantella' yarn I've got? It's like Jojoland Rhythm or Jojoland Melody. I picked up a bad of 5 for $32 on Amazon. Each ball is 436...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
Thanks for the information. What do you think...

Thanks for the information.

What do you think about this Elann 'Tarantella' yarn I've got? It's like Jojoland Rhythm or Jojoland Melody. I picked up a Bag of 5 (for $32 total) on Amazon. Each ball...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-01-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
Your Rav project folder doesn't state what needle...

Your Rav project folder doesn't state what needle you started with. Your progress photo looks wonderful gauge-wise.

Another thing I love about your yarn and color choices...the result isn't...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-01-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By ArtLady1981
I LOVE YOUR YARN, Jan! The best choice of all...

I LOVE YOUR YARN, Jan! The best choice of all IMO! :wink:

I really like the pattern stitch. Very interesting, bold, but subtle at the same time.
Forum: The Lounge 03-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By ArtLady1981
My Dream: cool climate > 100 acres > an alpaca...

My Dream: cool climate > 100 acres > an alpaca herd > a spinning wheel...

They are so adorable! I've always loved their cute faces, and of course, their fiber.
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By ArtLady1981
I'm going to take a guess that your pattern book...

I'm going to take a guess that your pattern book is 1960's or 1970's. Published in the days before circular knitting needles were available, or even common. The pattern telling you to use 14"...
Forum: General Knitting 02-20-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 978
Posted By ArtLady1981
The cabled throw is much showier. Dramatic....

The cabled throw is much showier. Dramatic. Centerpiece on any sofa.

Addison, the ribbed throw, would only be best if you're using am elaborate yarn, or color. Or if you need to watch your yarn...
Forum: General Knitting 02-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By ArtLady1981
I'd personally try 24" cables with lightweight...

I'd personally try 24" cables with lightweight yarn. But maybe graduate to 32" cables. With long long cables I find it tiresome to constantly be queuing the stitches up on the lefthand needle. By...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-16-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By ArtLady1981
WIP: The Old can be New!

I've been thinking about reclaiming yarn from a 2007 sweater I knit that became too long after several wearings. It was a diagonally knit bias jacket. Grrrr.

I spent the better part of a week in...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By ArtLady1981
That was a great article you linked us to, Jan!...

That was a great article you linked us to, Jan! Thanks! And I do believe you're absolutely correct. It's the way her yarn is plied.

The issue she's seeing has been my experience with certain yarns...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,228
Posted By ArtLady1981
It will prevent a "jog" on the transition row. So...

It will prevent a "jog" on the transition row. So I'd say, yes...slip the first st of the second row. It won't hurt anything, and will improve the transition.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-15-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 19,166
Posted By ArtLady1981
I downloaded a free shawl pattern on Ravelry...

I downloaded a free shawl pattern on Ravelry called Black Death. Couldn't hardly believe the name! But I was perusing items that has been knit up with a particular yarn I own, and needed a pattern...
Forum: General Knitting 02-14-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,817
Posted By ArtLady1981
In circular knitting it would be easier to...

In circular knitting it would be easier to alternate between the 2 or 3 hanks. I'd choose a location that's 2-3 stitches left or right of the "beginning of the round stitch marker", and carry up the...
Forum: General Knitting 02-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By ArtLady1981
I love: 1) WEBS 2) Knitpicks 3) Jimmy...

I love:
1) WEBS
2) Knitpicks
3) Jimmy Beans

WEBS offers a 20-25% discount off your total yarn order with minimum purchase of $60-&120. No free shipping offers usually. Great CLOSEOUT prices, and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By ArtLady1981
I'm certain it's the half linen stitch.

I'm certain it's the half linen stitch.
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By ArtLady1981
I've been test knitting scarves and fingerless...

I've been test knitting scarves and fingerless mitts for a new designer who publishes her patterns on Ravelry. The reason I mention this is because her latest pattern for a matching scarf and...
Forum: General Knitting 02-09-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By ArtLady1981
My favorite is MadelineTosh yarn for fingerless...

My favorite is MadelineTosh yarn for fingerless mitts. I recently knit several pairs using the MadelineTosh Worsted. Love love love it!

MadelineTosh Pashmina...
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