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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / mud flap tank crochet edging on: May 13, 2005 10:01:18 PM
I'm almost done with my tank but have gotten so frustrated by the last step: crab stitch around the armholes and neck!  I won't have a chance to visit my LYS for a week, so I am hoping you guys can help.  I've never done crochet before, and the very brief instructions in the SnBN book aren't enough for me to figure this out.  It's apparently supposed to look like this: http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/ltc-stitches-reverse_sc.htm but when I do it it looks more like a really crappy braid.  Anyone have a great explanation of how to do this stitch or can point to a good resource for figuring this out?

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / FOs: Marsan watch cap, socks, and shrug on: March 31, 2005 07:24:53 AM
There's a great pattern here for a warm winter hat: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/martext.html

I used Lamb's Pride Worsted and US7 needles as suggested, but found that I needed to add a ton of stitches to make an adult-sized hat!  I added an extra 16 stitches to the circumference and an extra 12 or so rows in length.  I actually wish I'd added a few more rows so the fold-up brim would be longer.

Here's my first sock, made with Cascade Fixation, pattern from here: http://members.citynet.net/cloudninedesign/pages/comfysock.html Almost done with its mate.  Cheesy

And here is "Shimmer" from Knitty (www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTshimmer.html) made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

The lace is a little wonky and the bottom edge is loose and wrinkly - I hope blocking will help.  I enjoyed the pattern.  It was the most challenging I have done so far, and it was especially confusing trying to do the lace while decreasing!  Good luck to anyone who tries this pattern.

Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / washing cotton on: March 30, 2005 05:05:45 PM
I was at a LYS and the girl who worked there said she machine-washed almost all of her cotton yarn creations.  So I wondered if this was really OK to do; the cotton yarns I've seen are marked hand-wash.  Any of you guys have experience with this?  Also, in particular I was wondering if this was OK for Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (80% cotton, 20% wool) - I assume not because of the wool content, but maybe one of you has tried.

Thanks a lot!
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