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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: It's a picture puzzle - Doctor Who style! on: May 17, 2014 10:58:01 AM
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2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie Would Like to Learn to Knit Socks on: March 25, 2014 04:58:43 PM
I knit my first sock ever using Knittinghelp.com's Working the heel of a sock video. She uses a free baby sock pattern (North Country Cotton Baby Socks). I suggest you start with baby socks since they are so small, they knit up fast, and they use the same techniques as adult socks.

When I graduated to adult socks, I bought Paton's Next Steps Booklet which has sock and slippers patterns for every type of yarn (fine to chunky) and very detailed instructions. The only thing is there are a lot of corrections to look out for. I just finished two pairs of the Basic Fine Sock and I found them very easy to knit (except for the places where there are errors, but I just noticed today that they issued corrections on the website, dumb me! I never thought to check!!)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Spring Saroyan Shawl on: March 25, 2014 03:58:41 PM
Beautiful!! I love it, great job!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Goldilocks finger puppets on: February 28, 2013 05:02:28 AM
Did you use a pattern or did you just whip them up with your crochet superpower?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: What better than glitter? on: February 08, 2013 05:35:48 PM
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: ~☆Rainbow Carebear Dress ☆~ on: February 08, 2013 05:34:01 PM
Very cute! Love it!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bluth Banana Stand Bank on: October 13, 2012 07:31:11 PM
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Double-knit gauge count on: January 26, 2011 05:06:55 AM
Alright! Thanks!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Double-knit gauge count on: January 25, 2011 07:44:55 PM
The brim will be turned up though (for extra-extra warmth around the ears!)
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Double-knit gauge count on: January 25, 2011 06:08:21 PM
Hi knitters!

I don't know if this question has been answered before. I did a quick search without result. Here I go!

I'm knitting a hat for a friend. I want it to be really warm so I'm using the double-knitting technique (I do k1, p1 as shown in the knittinghelp video). I made a swatch and it gives me 6 stitches per inch on one side. To make a hat with 21 inches circumference, do I have to double the total?

6 x 21 = 126
126 x 2 = 252

Of course it's huge. I tried again, this time removing 10% (as per this post) and rounding it down so it's divisible by 8 (as per this video). So I'm now down to 224 stitches and it's still huge.

Should I cast on 126 stitches, and double-knit on that? Won't that be too small?

Thanks so much for your help!
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