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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: knitted halloween magnets on: October 15, 2005 07:42:47 PM
aww- they're really cute!  Cheesy
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ISO: Natural Merino wool on: September 26, 2005 05:16:31 PM
knitpicks.com sells yarn specifically for dyeing- it's such a good deal too.

Dye your own yarns

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Scarf Style - photos question on: September 17, 2005 08:26:21 AM
The blurriness has frustrated lots of knitters. It's "artsy." Also check out:


It's a knit along that's been going on for a year and there are so many beautiful FOs on there. I think the book is worth buying despite the blurry pictures.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Make like a tree and LEAVE on: August 17, 2005 03:56:56 PM
The pumpkin hat has a link to a leaf pattern. Unfortunately, there isn't a picture of it. Here it is in case you want to take a look:

25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patterns for Pregnant moms to be? on: August 15, 2005 08:06:34 PM
Knitty also has a pretty sweater pattern called "Rosebud." The designer posted directions on her blog on how to modify it to make a maternity top:


26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ran out of yarn.. on: August 15, 2005 05:01:13 PM
I'd use a different yarn. The great thing about seaming, if it's done correctly, you won't be able to see the yarn at all from the outside of the sweater! (unless you're grafting the shoulders together- then you'll need to get more yarn  Wink)
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Instruction question -- selvage? on: August 15, 2005 04:57:01 PM
This is a helpful post.   I have a related question.

If one is making a sweater and the instructions say "bust=38 inches," do they usually mean that if you have a 38" bust and knit to gauge and number of stitches, the sweater will fit someone with a 38" bust?  Sometimes they say "Finished measurements 40, 44, 48, etc."  That sounds huge to me for someone with 38" bust measurements, but it looks like that is what they consider S, M, & L. 

Pattern sizes can be so confusing! Most of the time, patterns give the finished measurements as the sizes. But since you never can be too sure, I always check the diagram/schematic of the sweater for the actual measurements. And 40 or 44" isn't really too big if you have a 38" bust- depending on what the fit of the sweater should be. Lots of sweaters are meant to have at least 2-6 inches of ease. Before choosing the size I'm going to knit for a pattern, I always find one of my own sweaters or shirts that I want it to fit like. I measure that across the bust and multiply by 2. That's the size I pick. However, you also have to take into account the stretchiness of the yarn and what the sweater you're measuring is made out of. Stitch n Bitch Nation has a great explanation of all of this if you want more info.

Sorry I can't help you with the European sizing- I have no idea!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Instruction question -- selvage? on: August 15, 2005 11:46:24 AM
I totally agree with sgolard. There's already an extra stitch at each side of the sweater that will be used for the seam- the pattern is just letting you know that. If I were you, I would not add an extra 2. Just CO what the pattern says.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mitten Pattern? on: August 15, 2005 11:06:50 AM
My first DPN mittens were the ones in Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick. If you're looking for a free pattern though, these look good:


The above pattern plus a few more can be found on this site:


eta- I found one more. www.knitpixie.com has a nice free pattern for mittens- really cute ones! You have to register for an account, which is free also. They'll even email you a coupon to use on your first order when you sign up.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Need a pattern for pumpkin/apple baby hat on: August 15, 2005 10:34:13 AM
OMG- these are so cute too! Too bad you have to buy the whole kit-


They would be pretty easy to make w/o the pattern tho.

eta- you can buy just the pattern - it's $3.50.
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