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Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2013, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Rie
I switched to Norwegian style a few years ago and...

I switched to Norwegian style a few years ago and this is a question I ask myself anew every time I need to pfb.
There is an NP group (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/norwegian-purling) on Ravelry and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Rie
Wow! Both are awesome, but that first one is...

Wow! Both are awesome, but that first one is spot on! I love Slytherin scarves! :inlove:
I'd like to read an interview with the costumers for the Harry Potter movies. I bet they are so...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Rie
Slipping stitches the way she is doing it will...

Slipping stitches the way she is doing it will only affect the two sides that build up as you knit away from your cast on. When you are holding your project while knitting, these are your left and...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,258
Posted By Rie
I got a Verified By VISA phishing email last week...

I got a Verified By VISA phishing email last week informing me that my card had been suspended. It looked so real that I called my bank. They told me that Verified By VISA is real and most...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,429
Posted By Rie
I found these...

I found these (http://www.paradisefibers.com/ka-classic-bamboo-circular-knitting-needles-better-and-cheaper-than-clover-needles-1.html) at paradisefibers.com. I like this brand a lot. You won't...
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,183
Posted By Rie
This...

This (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/endpaper-mitts) was my first stranded pattern and I might go back to it in order to practice knitting with yarns held both English and continental. I...
Forum: General Knitting 02-17-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,183
Posted By Rie
There is more than one way to work the continental purl stitch!

I also had this problem after I switched to continental style. But this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqNR7Wb2ZJU) by Cat Bordhi really helped me a lot. She's so comprehensive in her...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-13-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Rie
That is gorgeous! :inlove:

That is gorgeous! :inlove:
Forum: General Knitting 02-01-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By Rie
l can sympathize with you. I happen to be a...

l can sympathize with you. I happen to be a really slow learner and it can take me a long time to finish a project or decide to frog it forever. I end up using yarn that has been frogged many, many...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,855
Posted By Rie
Hi again! I just remembered this video from Beth...

Hi again! I just remembered this video from Beth Brown-Reinsel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDo6Tz3ZOiY) where she addresses a common cause of mistaken yarn overs when using the Norwegian Purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,855
Posted By Rie
The Norwegian Purling Option

I had to switch to Continental because I have something wrong with my right hand and could no longer maintain tension in English style. At first I knit the standard Continental way but I had trouble...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Rie
Hi Soolina! I love that cardigan. It's in my...

Hi Soolina!

I love that cardigan. It's in my Ravelry queue. I knit a sweater with a pattern that was similar and I used this Berroco how-to video...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-12-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rie
You should make a YouTube video! I've seen...

You should make a YouTube video! I've seen people doing this but I've never been able to figure it out in my own knitting. I can move my fingers that way but it doesn't actually affect the float or...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-07-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Rie
Hi silliness7! I hope you have gotten this...

Hi silliness7!

I hope you have gotten this sorted but I wanted to post and make sure you knew there is errata online for this pattern. You might want to double check it against your pattern if you...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-06-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Rie
Hi ejcate! I agree with suzeeq that it's...

Hi ejcate!

I agree with suzeeq that it's probably row gauge, but I thought I'd chime in since I have such fond memories of making this mistake on multiple projects. (:doh:)
I've had the row gauge...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rie
I struggle with this as well. I knit with both...

I struggle with this as well. I knit with both in my left hand. The main color is tensioned around my pinky and the alternate is tensioned around my ring finger. I bet it's easier with both hands...
Forum: General Knitting 11-20-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By Rie
Try thinking of that working yarn as coming from...

Try thinking of that working yarn as coming from your next to last stitch by turning your work and knitting the weird stitch like its the last stitch of a totally normal row.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-17-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By Rie
Well, I'm so used to Ravelry now that if a...

Well, I'm so used to Ravelry now that if a pattern isn't on the site I feel helpless.
However, here are a few suggestions that you have probably already tried, but maybe they will somehow spark a...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By Rie
This is a link...

This is a link (http://moldblogger.com/how-to-remove-mold-and-the-smell-from-clothing/) to a blog post about how to remove mold from clothing. You should be able to apply some of this to yarn. I...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Rie
This post...

This post (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/10/fixing-errors-at-sides-edges-of-your.html) helped me figure out how to fix dropped stitches at the edge of my piece. I'll still pull this up once...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Rie
I agree that you need to do the sleeve caps...

I agree that you need to do the sleeve caps first. For most sweaters I've knitted, the side seams come last.
I also use a neat trick that really helps me with making sure my pieces line up...
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