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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 11:08 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
The alternative might be a provisional cast on if...

The alternative might be a provisional cast on if you're concerned that the cast on and bind off match.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:50 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
That's a lovely cardigan and Knitty ranks it as...

That's a lovely cardigan and Knitty ranks it as "Piquant" which is 3 out of 4 on a scale of difficulty.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/patterns.html

The neck decreases come at the beginning and end...
Forum: General Knitting Today, 05:21 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Yarnsub.com is a good...

Welcome to the forum!
Yarnsub.com is a good source for just that, yarn substitutions. Here's the link for the Bernat Premium and suggested substitutes:
http://yarnsub.com/yarns/bernat/premium
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 80
Posted By salmonmac
You can always cast on for long tail or German...

You can always cast on for long tail or German twisted cast on using two ends of yarn. That way you don't have to worry about ever running out of yarn. Once the cast on is finished, cut one of the...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to KnittingHelp and to...

Hi and welcome to KnittingHelp and to knitting!
It looks like your pattern comes in a variety of sizes. At the beginning the pattern will give you the different sizes in the same format, one size...
Forum: Pattern Central 09-02-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By salmonmac
That's a very sweet pattern. You could put a few ...

That's a very sweet pattern. You could put a few buttonholes on the strap at 1-2 inch intervals and then sew buttons onto the front of the leggings. As the child grows you could then lengthen the...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-02-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By salmonmac
Definitely, one set of decrease every 10 rows....

Definitely, one set of decrease every 10 rows. You want the sleeve to gradually widen out.
Forum: How-to Questions 09-02-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! It's a little ambiguous...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It's a little ambiguous about where to work the dec round but I would do it on round 10. Is that the problem or is it something else?
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Can you tell us which...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Can you tell us which part of the cadigan you're working on? Is there a link to the pattern or a pattern name?
Offhand, it sounds like you should complete the RS or front...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By salmonmac
You'd probably need more than a few rows. The...

You'd probably need more than a few rows. The stockinette will tend to curl right up to the rib. You might try a swatch to see if you can find the right number of rows.
I wonder if you worked the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-31-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
Figure out which you want to call the knit side...

Figure out which you want to call the knit side and put a marker or safety pin on that side. It may help keep you on track.
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By salmonmac
I don't have the book but is it possible to...

I don't have the book but is it possible to explain the problem. Usually templates are provided and you can plug in your stitch number or measurements and then work the pattern.
Forum: Pattern Central 08-31-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By salmonmac
Miccisue, I'll try again. I pm'd Sheldon but...

Miccisue, I'll try again. I pm'd Sheldon but maybe it went astray or got buried in an avalanche of email.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-31-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
OK your pattern the first 3sts and then slip them...

OK your pattern the first 3sts and then slip them to the holder. Cast off the 57sts and at the end of the cast off you have one stitch left of the right needle. Consider that the knit one and then...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-31-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! We love questions so never think...

Welcome to KH!
We love questions so never think of yours as annoying.
I'd add to what miccisue has said by recommending the videos here on knitting and purling. They provide one way of doing the...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-31-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
You're also shaping the neck at the same time as...

You're also shaping the neck at the same time as the armhole. The 5sts on the holder are part of the button or button hole band. They should be used again when you knit the collar on the sweater....
Forum: How-to Questions 08-31-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
They may be taking that last stitch that remains...

They may be taking that last stitch that remains on the right hand needle after the cast off of 57sts into considerstion as one of the 3 sts. That would give you 3sts in pattern, cast off of 57sts...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By salmonmac
Very pretty yarn, but, sadly no longer made. It's...

Very pretty yarn, but, sadly no longer made.
It's close enough to the Malabrigo that you could try the substitution. You could either cast on for the hat since it's not a large project and see what...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You're right about the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You're right about the placement of the increases but if you start with the increases on round 1, then you want to knit 7 more rounds (so that's 8 total rounds) and increase...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By salmonmac
You're right. I wasn't considering the heel...

You're right. I wasn't considering the heel pattern. Just thinking that slipping the first stitch of the row and the last stitch of the row won't work.

2.P across 26 (28, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
3.Row...
Forum: General Knitting 08-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By salmonmac
Gauge in k3p3 is flexible and not so easy to...

Gauge in k3p3 is flexible and not so easy to compare to the gauge for the Malabrigo which is probably given in the standard stockinette. You can check out the original yarn called for on the pattern...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-30-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By salmonmac
I'll be thinking of you. Not expecting to find...

I'll be thinking of you. Not expecting to find anything is the perfect set-up for a fabulous surprise so enjoy the trip.
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By salmonmac
Oh, great. You're really close enough on gauge so...

Oh, great. You're really close enough on gauge so that casting on 85-87sts should work. Garter stitch is going to be very stretchy anyway. The helpful thing is that you'll have a good idea of size...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-30-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The sts are picked up...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The sts are picked up along the original cast on edge, one stitch picked up for each cast on stitch. With the 62 live sts that are on the needle plus the cast on of 2sts...
Forum: Pattern Central 08-30-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,523
Posted By salmonmac
Hmm, I wonder if you can combine one of these...

Hmm, I wonder if you can combine one of these patterns with the cleats for a rugby...
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