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Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2016, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Becky Morgan
It gets fiddly. I'm no help with videos because...

It gets fiddly. I'm no help with videos because of limited bandwidth, but might be able to explain a little.
No matter what, the pattern is going to break to some degree. It has to. That's not your...
Forum: Crochet! 02-02-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Becky Morgan
This is the setup for a corner to corner, and it...

This is the setup for a corner to corner, and it takes a little thinking at first (I had to look it up every single time for my first four or five c2c projects.) It's not hard, it's just wrapping...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Becky Morgan
It'll work. Some people knit that way to keep the...

It'll work. Some people knit that way to keep the right side of their work clean while they're carrying it around. I do it a lot when something calls for a wide purl band. The decreases can be a...
Forum: General Knitting 01-30-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Becky Morgan
What you're looking for is "steeking" or...

What you're looking for is "steeking" or "steeks." It's the process of making a knit piece, then cutting a sleeve opening or, in this case, opening the tube to make a flat piece.

Usually, you make...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you can crochet at all, this is a great time...

If you can crochet at all, this is a great time to get out a crochet hook the same size as your knitting needle, because it makes the multiple knits and purls easier. Actually, if you do that, it's...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-24-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Becky Morgan
No matter what you do when you decrease, the...

No matter what you do when you decrease, the pattern is going to change toward the top of the hat. With a wide rib pattern like that, I usually hide the decreases in the knit ribs. (The early...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-21-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Becky Morgan
Repeat Row 1, then 2, then 1, then 2. On 11 and...

Repeat Row 1, then 2, then 1, then 2.

On 11 and 12, you're going to do row 11, then 12 until you have done each row ten times. There will be 20 rows like that including the original Row 11 and Row...
Forum: General Knitting 01-19-2016, 05:17 PM
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Views: 2,670
Posted By Becky Morgan
First, don't panic. It happens. Second, stick a...

First, don't panic. It happens.
Second, stick a paper clip or a safety pin on your first stitch and count to make sure you didn't just count wrong (been there, done that too.)
Third, you should be...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Becky Morgan
You can also add the extras and slip the first...

You can also add the extras and slip the first stitch on every row, which will give you a neat and easily sewn edge (it'll show a little, and you do have to remember the pattern.)
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Becky Morgan
It's probably where a leg goes. Knit seven, take...

It's probably where a leg goes. Knit seven, take the working yarn and cast on with it (backward loop will work and so will the kind of half-hitch cast-on I use,) then go on with the rest of the row.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Becky Morgan
Your hands must be like mine (men's medium hands,...

Your hands must be like mine (men's medium hands, women's medium wrists.) Try putting the stitches on a piece of scrap yarn and pinning the cuff closed. Using a 2x2 rib works well for me because it...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Becky Morgan
You might also think about using a slightly more...

You might also think about using a slightly more stretchy fabric for the backing. Cotton tends to pull at its seams even when you have it knotted well. Not saying you can't, only that the lightweight...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-18-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Becky Morgan
Exactly. If it looks like a knit stitch, knit it....

Exactly. If it looks like a knit stitch, knit it. If it looks like a purl, purl it. Many patterns have you do this, especially on the back of a piece. It's also how you keep ribbing going without...
Forum: The Lounge 01-12-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Becky Morgan
First, listen to your doctor about how much to do...

First, listen to your doctor about how much to do while you have the braces on, because you're awfully young to have carpal tunnel problems already. Resting your wrists properly now is an investment...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-12-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Becky Morgan
This is a guess, mind, because I'm not used to...

This is a guess, mind, because I'm not used to seeing it that way.
K1, P1 ribbing lines up on both sides--there are columns of knit and purl. Seed stitch is deliberately not in columns. To get it to...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Becky Morgan
You're probably getting ready to make the top of...

You're probably getting ready to make the top of the foot. It's a pretty common way to handle that.

Hook on the new color, however you need to do it, and knit as if you were going to do a round,...
Forum: General Knitting 01-10-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd just cast on a few more stitches and use a...

I'd just cast on a few more stitches and use a needle that gives you the fabric you want. There's no complicated stitch pattern to deal with and the ribbing only needs to be an even number. I might...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-10-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By Becky Morgan
The yarn forward, slip stitch, yarn back makes a...

The yarn forward, slip stitch, yarn back makes a decorative bar across that side of the work. I can't tell for sure which is supposed to be the right side. In either case, you'll have a...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Becky Morgan
It might, but I'd just shake the sweater around....

It might, but I'd just shake the sweater around. It sounds silly, but a single extra stitch will usually "resorb" into the rest of the work.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-09-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd call it 11 rows. You have the setup row, then...

I'd call it 11 rows. You have the setup row, then you come back across, then you work nine more rows in the ribbing. See what it looks like when you get to the eleventh row. I'm betting you'll think...
Forum: General Knitting 01-06-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Becky Morgan
That's hard to answer because people don't all...

That's hard to answer because people don't all knit alike and not all baby yarn is the same. I'd try a size 8 and see whether you like the way a few rows look.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-05-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Becky Morgan
First question: yes. Just thread through, gather...

First question: yes. Just thread through, gather and tie really solidly.

Second one: notice you cast on 8 stitches to start with? Bind off four and work on the other four. It's phrased kind of oddly.
Forum: General Knitting 01-04-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Becky Morgan
Knit on knit and purl on purl gives you...

Knit on knit and purl on purl gives you stockinette stitch, smooth on one side. For garter stitch, you knit on purls and purl on knits, and it gives you thick stretchy fabric with bumps on both...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By Becky Morgan
If it's that ruffle yarn, there's a row of holes...

If it's that ruffle yarn, there's a row of holes along one edge that you can use to put a hook through. Crocheting by yanking up the loose strand would be one way to handle it, but not the easiest by...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-31-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Becky Morgan
Wouldn't it be *knit, purl into the round below*?

Wouldn't it be *knit, purl into the round below*?
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