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Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By knitcindy
Yarn Question

Does anyone here know of a yarn that's slightly thicker than Red Heart Super Saver?? I've got a pattern for an Aran afghan and I want to use an acrylic yarn, either a thick #4 or a thin #5.

Any...
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By knitcindy
I have knit afghans with dark colors before - ...

I have knit afghans with dark colors before - navy and dark brown. I've also used black to knit a shawl. I have a set of bamboo circular needles in size 13 that I use with dark yarn. They help...
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By knitcindy
Here is the afghan I was going to...

Here is the afghan I was going to use:


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/square-within-a-square-2

Do you think it will show up ok with dark yarn (using double strand with size 13...
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By knitcindy
Which pattern would be the best one??

I'm going to be knitting an afghan for my nephew who will be going off to college this fall. He wants it to be NAVY!!! What pattern would you all recommend that I use?

My "usual" patterns either...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By knitcindy
THANK YOU GG!!!!! I never could figure that out...

THANK YOU GG!!!!! I never could figure that out before!!:muah:

I was able to find a website that figured out for me exactly where to do the increases!!!

knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 06-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By knitcindy
WHY do I Need to Increase Evenly???

I am knitting a cable afghan from the "Done By Monday" booklet. The instructions state to:

Cast on 112. Work in garter at for 8 rows, increasing 12 sts evenly across last row to 124 sts.

My...
Forum: Charity Knitting 06-15-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,171
Posted By knitcindy
Thanks for all your ideas and recommendations!! ...

Thanks for all your ideas and recommendations!! I gave most of my blankets to a friend to pass along to a crisis pregnancy center!!!!! I am SO GLAD that my projects will be used to bring comfort to...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-07-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,537
Posted By knitcindy
I don't have a "trick" per se. I look at the...

I don't have a "trick" per se. I look at the label and follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, I then reach in to the center and pull a few strands out. If that doesn't work then I try...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By knitcindy
I wanted to add that your next rows will continue...

I wanted to add that your next rows will continue to follow the section called "cable panel". You have already done rows 1 and 2, so you will continue with rows 3 and 4 and so on.

Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 06-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By knitcindy
Each column of 24 stitches is separated by little...

Each column of 24 stitches is separated by little columns of K2 or P2. So if you have 5 sections of 24 stitches each that will be 120 stitches. Then there will be 6 groups of 2 stitches in between...
Forum: General Knitting 05-25-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By knitcindy
To increase means to add additional stitches. ...

To increase means to add additional stitches. How many stitches did you cast on? How many stitches are on you needle now? If there are more now than what you started with, you increased on some...
Forum: General Knitting 05-22-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By knitcindy
When I want to keep track of which row(s) I'm on,...

When I want to keep track of which row(s) I'm on, I like to use either one of these methods:

Paper and pencil to make tally marks. OR

A "clicking" row counter. Every time I finish a row I "click"...
Forum: General Knitting 04-20-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By knitcindy
I knit about 1-2 hours per day. Then I look at...

I knit about 1-2 hours per day. Then I look at patterns and read/talk about knitting with friends a couple hours per week. I like to read knitting fiction books and knitting mysteries.

So that...
Forum: General Knitting 04-18-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By knitcindy
I only use worsted and above. My projects are...

I only use worsted and above. My projects are 99% afghans, baby blankets and prayer shawls. If I do use a sport yarn, I'll use 2 strands together on a size 11 needle.

Knitcindy
Forum: The Lounge 04-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,603
Posted By knitcindy
INSTEAD of knitting????? :roflhard: What else...

INSTEAD of knitting????? :roflhard:

What else is there to do?? :knitting: Seriously, I'm either knitting or reading knitting mysteries!! I do know how to crochet, but I'm doing 99.99%...
Forum: General Knitting 04-13-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By knitcindy
Question about a Lion Brand yarn!!!

Greetings to one and all!!!

I've been looking at a pattern for a Waterfall Throw on the LB website and it uses 2 strands of Homespun together. Just wondering if I could substitute it with 1 strand...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By knitcindy
I have always liked (LOVED) Knit 1-2-3. ...

I have always liked (LOVED) Knit 1-2-3. Unfortunately, I can rarely find it on the shelves around where I live and I'm not sure if it's still being published!!

They have very simple patterns. If...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By knitcindy
I "think" I got this pattern from someone in the...

I "think" I got this pattern from someone in the 'comments'
section on Ravelry for that blanket. Whoever it added horizontal garter stitch rows between the hearts. In looking thru the comment...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By knitcindy
Jan in Ca, if you click on the link in my...

Jan in Ca, if you click on the link in my original post, I am looking for the pattern for the blanket with the hearts surrounded by garter stitches. Like blocks with a heart in the middle. I had...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By knitcindy
Nope, still not it!!! I think someone on Ravelry...

Nope, still not it!!! I think someone on Ravelry had posted a link to this version I'm looking for. Whoever had re-written her own version. But so far, I haven't been able to find it there...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By knitcindy
Thanks GG, but that's NOT the one I'm looking...

Thanks GG, but that's NOT the one I'm looking for. The one I'm looking for is set up with each row printed out like this:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
5: K
6: K
7: K
8: K
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By knitcindy
I lost my pattern for this baby blanket! Can you help me???

A while ago I had printed out the pattern for this heart baby blanket:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-baby-blanket

And I think I had printed it out from this Ravelry page. BUT that...
Forum: General Knitting 03-02-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By knitcindy
Those were some interesting pictures! I've...

Those were some interesting pictures! I've always wanted to try knitting a hammock, but doubt I'll ever get the chance to.

Thanks!
knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 02-28-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By knitcindy
That's what I was going to suggest Christopher. ...

That's what I was going to suggest Christopher. A friend of mine is a quilter and she uses embroidery floss OR cotton thread to tie the layers together on her quilts


Knitcindy
Forum: General Knitting 02-27-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By knitcindy
While I do appreciate all the hard work the craft...

While I do appreciate all the hard work the craft council has done with standardizing yarn weights, there is still a LOT of lee-way within each number. I guess it depends on your own personal...
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