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Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 06:16 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
There seem to be many pages on Ravelry. You might...

There seem to be many pages on Ravelry. You might also search "knit mats" and see if different patterns show up. I did see one funny one of a knit polar bear...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By salmonmac
Well, you can put in your own fair isle design...

Well, you can put in your own fair isle design for just about any basic design you'd like, top down, bottom up, in pieces, in the round. Sideways might be hard.
I'm not sure what the extra stitch is...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome back! Sure, you can do that. What you...

Welcome back!

Sure, you can do that. What you commonly see in faie isle yoke patterns is that the pieces are knit separately up to the armholes and then joined to knit the yoke. It's all knit back...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,000
Posted By salmonmac
Rib 1, k2tog, rib 5, work 2tog, rib 5, work 2tog....

Rib 1, k2tog, rib 5, work 2tog, rib 5, work 2tog. It's the (rib 5, work 2tog) that's repeated 9 times.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-07-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By salmonmac
Follow the directions under Right Side. After the...

Follow the directions under Right Side. After the garter stitch rows work chart A.1 starting at the lower end of the bracket and working each row up to the upper end of the A.1...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-04-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Hats often decrease in this way. Round...

Welcome!
Hats often decrease in this way. Round 1, knit 6sts, knit the next 2sts together, then repeat, k6, k2tog until the end of round. Round 2, knit 5sts, knit the next 2sts together and repeat,...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-04-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Even easier, there's a video for this...

Welcome!
Even easier, there's a video for this increase.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smdOC2hnNG4
Forum: How-to Questions 02-03-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,000
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Don't cast off any sts....

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Don't cast off any sts. You want to cast on the new sts at the beginning (beg) of the next 2 rows. Here's a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaJRWuqD_WQ

Watch the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By salmonmac
From the photo it looks like there's a garter...

From the photo it looks like there's a garter stitch edging (knit stitches on every row) for 3 or 4 sts at each end. Put the increases inside of this edging. So work the edging, increase, work across...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-02-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Are you increasing at...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Are you increasing at each end of the row? The bottom of the sweater should be getting wider on each end to make the vent at the sides: \___/
You can see it in the 4th photo...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By salmonmac
Because it says every following 10th, you'll...

Because it says every following 10th, you'll increase on 3 then 13 and 23
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By salmonmac
No that's ok. The fact that it's a children's...

No that's ok. The fact that it's a children's sweater makes it even more likely that your first interpretation is correct. The sleeves are not very long on children's sweaters.
Good luck finishing...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-29-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,146
Posted By salmonmac
Glad you're feeling better and back here on the...

Glad you're feeling better and back here on the forum. Yes, those head colds, winter or summer, they're so painful.
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 01-29-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp, Nigel! What a lovely...

Welcome to KnittingHelp, Nigel!
What a lovely idea and what an adventurous knit. Making the initial swatch was an excellant idea. Read through the pattern to get an idea of the steps and the overall...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By salmonmac
Make sure that you row is 66sts after the...

Make sure that you row is 66sts after the increase. That'll give you 11repeats.
Yes, the yf is a yarn over. Bring the yarn to the front and over the right hand needle to the back. That's it.
The k1...
Forum: General Knitting 01-28-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By salmonmac
Maybe the video here at top for arm...

Maybe the video here at top for arm knitting?
http://www.craftvideolibrary.com/#!knitting-video-library---2/mui8h

(Can't get it to play but maybe it's just my iPad.)
Forum: Pattern Central 01-27-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By salmonmac
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-swea...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-sweater-dress
I wouldn't worry too much about the bodice or straps looking small. Children have such tiny shoulders.
Check that the dimensions of the...
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2016, 05:51 AM
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Views: 1,575,482
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome Jenn and harkly! We're delighted to have...

Welcome Jenn and harkly!
We're delighted to have you on the forum. All your collective experience will be very helpful, I'm sure. And glad to have your questions too.
Forum: General Knitting 01-25-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By salmonmac
Five inch needles are a standard size. You can...

Five inch needles are a standard size. You can get shorter needles but they can be a strain on your hands.
A long cable can be used with these needles for knitting small circular items using the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-24-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By salmonmac
Here's a video for the buttonhole...

Here's a video for the buttonhole method:
http://verypink.com/2013/05/01/easy-fingerless-mitts/
The thumb comes at about the 10:20 minute point.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, you've got it. Slipping the last 4 knit sts...

Yes, you've got it. Slipping the last 4 knit sts to the safety pin will leave the working yarn at the end of the pin (or scrap yarn) and ready to continue knitting.

This sweater is going to have a...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! If you call the next row, row 1,...

Welcome to KH!
If you call the next row, row 1, then decrease at each end of rows 1,3,5, and 7. Yes, you'll have 5sts left on the needle. Knit one row and increase on the next row (call it row 1...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-23-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! This is a mistake in the pattern. It...

Welcome!
This is a mistake in the pattern. It should be knit to the last 4sts, k2tog, k2.
It's covered here in the errata for Baby Knits for...
Forum: Pattern Central 01-22-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! That's quite a project to choose....

Welcome to KH!
That's quite a project to choose. Google translator isn't perfect and especially when it comes to something technical. I'll give you my best guesses but you might be better off with a...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-22-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By salmonmac
On row 3 you should have 4 markers with increases...

On row 3 you should have 4 markers with increases on either side of the center knit stitch (bolded)
K17. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K13. M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K34. M1. K1...
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