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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty Bigger on the Inside Chart Question on: May 16, 2012 12:33:30 PM
For some reason the pattern is explicitly stating that even though it seems rather obvious to me....

Thank you.
I'm gathering this is a major case of overthinking on my part.

In your defense, the pattern does make it seem like it should be something more complicated than "each vertical repeat will have one more horizontal repeat than the previous." Cheesy
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitty Bigger on the Inside Chart Question on: May 16, 2012 11:13:34 AM
When you finish the increase chart you will have added enough stitches to have one more horizontal repeat in the row when you start the increase chart again. For some reason the pattern is explicitly stating that even though it seems rather obvious to me....
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Places online to buy yarn? on: April 20, 2012 08:22:32 PM
For yarns that you might find in a good craft store, Knitting Warehouse and Yarn Supply.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help finding pattern please. on: April 07, 2012 01:59:19 PM
It's the central motif in Alice Starmore's "Acarsaid comfort square". It was in The Knitter issue #9 and MacMillian has it as a PDF as part of a fundraiser program. If you google "Acarsaid comfort square" you should find the PDF easily enough.
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blocking bamboo advice on: March 03, 2012 08:11:18 PM
I've had great results with wet blocking bamboo, but it was lace so the fact that wet bamboo stretches like mad worked in my favor. I'd suggest pinning it out to the size you want and either spritzing it with water until it's damp and letting it dry or steaming it.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking For Pattern? Ask here! on: February 24, 2012 02:59:11 PM
I don't have a ready made chart, but if you find a piece of clipart with a panda you like you can use this site to make a chart for you.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me understand this shawl collar please? on: February 16, 2012 08:33:02 PM
The part in italics is what I'm having trouble understanding. Is it telling me to just work the row in pattern, turn, do another row, then bind off? Or am I supposed to be doing decreases where the short-row wraps are?

Basically, yes, just knit the row in pattern, turn, and knit another row then bind off.  But when you are knitting those rows and reach a stitch that has been wrapped you need to pick up the wrap and work it with the stitch it was wrapped around. There's a detailed video about making wrap and turn short rows here. There are many other videos as well if that one doesn't suit your learning style.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Need measurements for taller man's sweater. on: January 06, 2012 05:52:52 PM
   He's got long arms and torso. Since the pattern says 19-20, My guess is to add 3 inches. But, with expensive yarn, I'd rather be more accurate,

Oh, I thought you were thinking of the torso length, not the sleeve. The pattern says for the torso 15.5" to the under arm on the largest size, that's what I was thinking should be at least 18".

Well, since you have the sleeve length from neck to wrist you just need to know your row gauge and how many rows are in the raglan shaping, that will give you the underarm to neck length of the sleeve. Since you're going for a turtle neck you're going to want to have that be couple inches longer with a few more raglan decreases. Subtract that from the sleeve length and you know how long to knit them before you start the shaping. In general, whatever you add to the sleeve should be added to the torso too, because of the way human proportions work out on average.

As Mossie suggested, maybe get him to measure a sweater or sweatshirt that fits the way he wants. It would be best if he measured a raglan since then he could also measure the raglan length, but any style will do as long as the neck line sits where you would start a turtleneck. You mostly need sleeve hem to neck, back of neck to body hem, and under arm to both hems (and across the body from underarm to underarm wouldn't hurt for completeness sake).
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Need measurements for taller man's sweater. on: January 06, 2012 04:47:05 PM
Hmm, well I'd guess you'd want to hem to underarm in the vicinity of 18 inches. It really depends on if he's a guy that has his height in his torso or in his legs. If he's the long torso sort that could go up as far as 22 inches.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hello Crafsters, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR/ Help on: January 04, 2012 10:51:20 AM
I find that looms work best if you don't have any tension on the yarn. Just lay it on the pegs and draw the loops over. If you are e-wrapping just drape it around the peg, don't pull it tight.
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