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Forum: General Knitting 07-20-2016, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
Have you noticed this happening even a little in...

Have you noticed this happening even a little in humid weather? I've never noticed it with my nickel plated. I agree with Daylily.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 07-19-2016, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
I'm sorry about your mom. :hug: I'd look into...

I'm sorry about your mom. :hug:

I'd look into Etsy or Ebay. Or Ravelry (a knit/crochet community) If you set up shop there there are always people looking for yarns.
Forum: General Knitting 07-16-2016, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
What exactly looks funny about it? Do you have...

What exactly looks funny about it? Do you have the correct number of stitches? Ribbing is always knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches. You are just repeating the part in parenthesis. As...
Forum: General Knitting 07-06-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Jan in CA
A normal knit stitch is knit through the front...

A normal knit stitch is knit through the front loop from left to right. To knit through the back loop you put the needle through the back of the loop from right to left and knit.

Look up knitting...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-03-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Jan in CA
I don't think there is a way to do it after the...

I don't think there is a way to do it after the fact. Sorry!
Forum: General Knitting 06-24-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Jan in CA
Welcome to KH! This pattern is really more of a...

Welcome to KH!

This pattern is really more of a "recipe" than an actual fully written pattern. She gives you the basics to create the shape. You change colors when you feel like it to give it the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Jan in CA
It does have floats, but it's really the only way...

It does have floats, but it's really the only way to do it unless you make a tube. The tube would be knit in the round and would be double thickness so twice the knitting. But it would be the same...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-23-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Jan in CA
So green borders and red with white V's in the...

So green borders and red with white V's in the center? That would be a combination of fair isle and intarsia. The V is one stitch btw. Each stockinette stitch creates a V. There are instructions for...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-18-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By Jan in CA
It's one of those things that sound hard, but is...

It's one of those things that sound hard, but is pretty easy. Just knit off the DPN. Hold the DPN with flap in your left hand and your 18 stitches on the needle in your right hand. When you have the...
Forum: The Lounge 06-15-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Jan in CA
I freeze them. I never get enough off my bush to...

I freeze them. I never get enough off my bush to worry about, but we've frozen fresh from the store and they are fine. I use them in "cereal", yogurt, smoothies or whatever right out of the freezer.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2016, 12:40 AM
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Views: 299
Posted By Jan in CA
OMG Topher.... :zombie: Hopefully Salmonmac can...

OMG Topher.... :zombie: Hopefully Salmonmac can help!
Forum: How-to Questions 06-06-2016, 11:27 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By Jan in CA
>>yfwd, sl 2 pw, yarn back<< yfwd is "yarn...

>>yfwd, sl 2 pw, yarn back<<

yfwd is "yarn forward" which is just another name for YO (yarn over). Just bring the yarn forward between the needles.

Sl 2 pw is "slip 2 purl wise" which means slip...
Forum: General Knitting 05-31-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Jan in CA
Welcome! And don't be embarrassed! We all do...

Welcome! And don't be embarrassed! We all do that. :)
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-29-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Jan in CA
Those are pretty! :yay:

Those are pretty! :yay:
Forum: How-to Questions 05-28-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Jan in CA
Cute hat! I don't want to rain on your parade...

Cute hat! I don't want to rain on your parade here, but by using a different weight yarn it will affect the hat size. Likely it will come out a little bigger. Are you comfortable and willing to...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-27-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Jan in CA
Are you making the small size? That seems to be...

Are you making the small size? That seems to be the only one affected by the decrease. If you are then I would just k2tog because this is a knit row. It won't affect the ribbing.

ETA: Ha! I was...
Forum: General Knitting 05-26-2016, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
17 skeins? Wow..wish that was all I had! :lol: I...

17 skeins? Wow..wish that was all I had! :lol: I personally buy for what I need rather than buy ahead. You can look at the link I am sharing, but I think if you can do it choosing the pattern and...
Forum: Pattern Central 05-21-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Jan in CA
:teehee: That's how it goes sometimes. ;) I think...

:teehee: That's how it goes sometimes. ;) I think once you get the hang of it you'll be fine. It looks like a nice comfy sweater

I was trying to make some toy balls recently and found a few of the...
Forum: General Knitting 05-18-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Jan in CA
US sizes don't have a 3.5 as far as I know. None...

US sizes don't have a 3.5 as far as I know. None of my sets do. These are probably metric, but here's a chart that might help. You could also get size gauge. I use mine all the time....
Forum: How-to Questions 05-18-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Jan in CA
Since it's a test pattern that means you are...

Since it's a test pattern that means you are checking to see if the pattern is correct, if anything is unclear, and how well it comes out so you can report to the designer. So you will need to tink...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 05-16-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Jan in CA
Oh no. I hate running out of yarn! I don't have...

Oh no. I hate running out of yarn! I don't have that or you surely could have it.
Forum: Pattern Central 05-16-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Jan in CA
If you haven't purchased yet here's a slip stitch...

If you haven't purchased yet here's a slip stitch short scarf if you want to check it out. It's free. Looks similar to the cowl you posted. It's rated as very...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 05-14-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Jan in CA
I'm making rainbow colors...because it's never to...

I'm making rainbow colors...because it's never to early to learn your colors, too. :yay: Can't wait to see yours!
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Jan in CA
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dealla-car...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dealla-cardigan

That's very pretty! Before you go any further check the above link and see the errata they've posted. Not the link, but below it. There's...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-11-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Jan in CA
Well, generally I suggest trusting the pattern....

Well, generally I suggest trusting the pattern. But I know bind offs are a pain in the butt to takeout if it's wrong.. What is the name of the pattern? Do you have a link?
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