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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 07:48 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
OK, I see the repeat now. Changing the first 7sts...

OK, I see the repeat now.
Changing the first 7sts to stockinette is the correct thing to do. That first set of sts
(k1, s1, k1, psso, k2, yfwd, k1, p1)
requires 7sts to perform and leaves you with...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By salmonmac
You're on the right track, changing the first...

You're on the right track, changing the first repeat to stockinette stitch. It may help to put in markers at least for this row, so that you can see where the repeats are and also where the 10 stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 05-01-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By salmonmac
it is indeed a beautiful sweater Take out the...

it is indeed a beautiful sweater
Take out the ribbing and see if just re-knitting it will be enough to close up the neckband as GG suggested. It looks like you picked up maybe 72-76sts around the...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-30-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Good for you for...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Good for you for figuring this out so far. You're almost finished.

Start with the back sts and work around the neck in the direction that the pattern indicates. Yes, knit...
Forum: Pattern Central 04-29-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks for the link, GG. The errata have been...

Thanks for the link, GG. The errata have been accounted for in the current online pattern.

The note on the Ravelry page makes much more sense than the notes on the pattern page.
"What’s being done...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By salmonmac
Usually, the yarn is in the back after the...

Usually, the yarn is in the back after the kfb:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/bar-increase-english

In that case, you would bring the yarn to the front between the needles and then over the...
Forum: Charity Knitting 04-27-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,642
Posted By salmonmac
I'll be happy to join in on the new snuggle. Wow,...

I'll be happy to join in on the new snuggle.
Wow, kdodge, re-doing the floors is so wonderful when it's over. We redid most of the floors upstairs 2 years ago. If I'd realized haw beautiful they...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-25-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By salmonmac
I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a...

I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a chain to other sections. That's a nice touch.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks, X!

Thanks, X!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! These can certainly be...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
These can certainly be confusing. After you dec 2 at the beginning of the next 2 rows, call the next row, row 1. Dec at each end on rows 1,3,7, then 9,11,15, and then...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By salmonmac
I've used this cast on and followed similar...

I've used this cast on and followed similar directions and there's not really a problem. If there's a small hole at that first stitch after the cast on, you can always close it up with the yarn tail.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The yarn is coming off...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The yarn is coming off the bottom needle immediately after the cast on. When the position of the needles is rotated, the yarn is coming off the top needle and that strand is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By salmonmac
Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.

Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Yes, you're right. Just...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Yes, you're right. Just repeat rows 3&4. In trying to be perfectly clear about what will happen when you repeat 3&4, the pattern has made it difficult to understand.

Have...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By salmonmac
Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this...

Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this blanket!
Remember too that a yarn over doesn't use a stitch. You bring the yarn to the front between the needles, then over the righthand needle to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By salmonmac
Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock...

Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock rib. You're going to continue until a certain measurement and then bind off for the shoulders so unless the directions say otherwise, keep doing the mock...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By salmonmac
OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public...

OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public side of the knitting facing you. Bind off 4sts, knit to the end of the row, turn to the wrong side (WS) or private side and start the row by binding...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! What in particular are you having...

Hi and welcome!
What in particular are you having trouble with? Which size are you making?
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, X that'll work. Start with a multiple of...

Yes, X that'll work. Start with a multiple of 87sts (the number of sts after the ribbing and the increase row), depending on how wide you want the blanket to be. Add on border sts at each side, maybe...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By salmonmac
It's going beautifully. Can you either skip a...

It's going beautifully. Can you either skip a stitch in the center of the block instead of at the corner or pick up in all the stitches and then decrease in the center of the block on the next row?...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks very much X. I've often thought the left...

Thanks very much X. I've often thought the left leaning decrease was never a pretty as the right.
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By salmonmac
I just about never start a project without a...

I just about never start a project without a gauge swatch. It's well worth the extra time. I mostly knit sweaters and I want them to fit the intended recipient.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, that's correct. Should be fun to knit.

Yes, that's correct.
Should be fun to knit.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By salmonmac
Cute idea and warm. Cast on 112 sts as indicated...

Cute idea and warm.
Cast on 112 sts as indicated for the size you're making. The pattern repeat is 8sts and to get that repeat you will actually be working 16sts: 8knits and 8purls.
It was a good...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp and to knitting! The 6...

Welcome to KnittingHelp and to knitting!
The 6 following 6th rows means to increase every 6th row until you've increased 6 times. That'll be a total of 7 increase rows (14 new sts) and you'll end...
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