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Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you want to make the bottom separately, you...

If you want to make the bottom separately, you could do that, but picking up stitches isn't as hard as you're thinking. It's a common technique and I'm pretty sure there's a video on here. (I can't...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-22-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Becky Morgan
Sure looks that way. If it repeats around, it...

Sure looks that way. If it repeats around, it would make a nice flare at that rate..
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Becky Morgan
Use a stitch from the next needle. You can slip...

Use a stitch from the next needle. You can slip it For that matter, you can move one stitch from two needles before the round starts, so you have 8-6-8-6. As long as you remember where your rounds...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Becky Morgan
You're knitting two, purling two together to...

You're knitting two, purling two together to decrease, knitting across to the last four stitches, purling two together and knitting two. It shouldn't matter whether you have an even or odd number of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-14-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Becky Morgan
Do what's in the parentheses. It's an easy,...

Do what's in the parentheses. It's an easy, pretty stitch pattern.
Forum: General Knitting 07-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Becky Morgan
8s are 5.0 mm. Try a swatch and see what you...

8s are 5.0 mm. Try a swatch and see what you actually get. I'd be knitting really tight to get 5/inch on 8s, but most people knit a lot tighter than me. If the 8s won't work, try a 9 or 10 and see if...
Forum: Crochet! 07-07-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Becky Morgan
It probably needs blocked. If you get it good and...

It probably needs blocked. If you get it good and damp, then stretÁh it out, pin it and let it dry, maybe with a bit of starch, it should lie much more smoothly. There's always the chance something...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-02-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Becky Morgan
You can either drop two stitches to where the...

You can either drop two stitches to where the decrease belongs, decrease and knit it back up...or you can decrease on this row and pretend it happened back when. Unless you're working with very, very...
Forum: Crochet! 06-30-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you have a way to secure it to the inside of...

If you have a way to secure it to the inside of the bag, you can crochet around clothesline. You can also line a knit strap with nylon webbing and sew it down inside the bag. I've done both. If you...
Forum: The Lounge 06-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Becky Morgan
Wow! Thyroid is nothing to mess with--that's how...

Wow! Thyroid is nothing to mess with--that's how Mom died.

I'm sorry about your daylilies. With any luck, they've just died back to the bulb and will be back next spring.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-22-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Becky Morgan
You go across to where you're missing the stitch....

You go across to where you're missing the stitch. Now, instead of going on to the next one, either reach down and grab the purl bar on the stitch you just used, or snag the yarn between that stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Becky Morgan
Sure you can fix it. I'd probably pick the...

Sure you can fix it. I'd probably pick the dropped stitch up as if it were a make one left or right, but it's fixable. The only question is how it's affecting the row you're on, but if it's a purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-20-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd go with the bigger size unless your gauge is...

I'd go with the bigger size unless your gauge is borderline. I'm a loose knitter, so I can usually get away with one size smaller than should be right. If you knit tight, definitely go with the...
Forum: The Lounge 06-20-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Becky Morgan
Hugs and prayers. It's rough to be there while...

Hugs and prayers. It's rough to be there while there's hospice going on, but you'll never regret it.
Forum: General Knitting 06-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Becky Morgan
It looks like you're making a V-neck, probably...

It looks like you're making a V-neck, probably the front.
The first five stitches will all be in garter pattern (when you're knitting flat, knit them on every row.) This keeps the edge from curling....
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you have the hand-eye coordination to type,...

If you have the hand-eye coordination to type, and you can handle the needles, you can knit. I've known people who learned when they were as young as four and at least one who didn't learn till she...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you draw it, it'll make more sense. This is...

If you draw it, it'll make more sense. This is one place where it's hard to beat old-fashioned graph paper.

When you finish the first row that you just knit:
Increase at the center front for eight...
Forum: General Knitting 06-07-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Becky Morgan
Forgive me if this is dumb, but it's a mistake I...

Forgive me if this is dumb, but it's a mistake I made when I started: you're turning the work at the end of the row, right?

Assuming you're knitting right-handed, your stitches wind up on the right...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-03-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,507
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you're careful to dig into the very center,...

If you're careful to dig into the very center, you can usually find the inside end. I learned the hard way to find and pull out the outside end first, because they can be tangled around each other....
Forum: How-to Questions 06-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Becky Morgan
If you're just bringing the skirt down to the...

If you're just bringing the skirt down to the bodice, and there's no fancy stitch pattern to worry about, you could just knit one, knit two together across. That would leave you 68 stitches (knit two...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-31-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Becky Morgan
I'd read that as the second row, the seventh, the...

I'd read that as the second row, the seventh, the twelfth, the seventeenth, the twenty-second and the twenty-seventh, but it IS kind of confusing. As long as you increase evenly and get them all in...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-30-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Becky Morgan
For small chewed spots like that, threading a...

For small chewed spots like that, threading a big-eyed yarn needle and "chasing" the yarn through the stitches will work. It's more or less duplicate stitch, except where you replace a piece that's...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Becky Morgan
If Aleene's still makes it, Tack It Over and Over...

If Aleene's still makes it, Tack It Over and Over Again really does work. A quick swipe of glue stick after you wash a cup cozy will usually keep it just sticky enough, too.
The other option is to...
Forum: General Knitting 05-24-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Becky Morgan
When you have a repeating pattern on a piece, it...

When you have a repeating pattern on a piece, it starts out with so many stitches. In that towel, the little waffle squares are six stitches wide and there's a three-stitch garter stitch border on...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-02-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Becky Morgan
Not quite. See where the asterisk is? Instead of...

Not quite. See where the asterisk is?
Instead of K1, M1, K11, K1, M1, K11...etc., you knit the first stitch, make one, knit 11, then repeat only the M1, K11. There should be one stitch left after you...
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