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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: colorful german 70s knitting/crochet patterns (img heavy!) on: June 22, 2006 07:45:02 AM
Those are so! cool!

Do you know, is the one with the green&white diagonal stripes done like normal colourwork, or is it knitted diagonally?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Doctor Who Scarf on: January 08, 2006 04:07:41 PM
It's always useful to have scarf you can trip your enemies with, I think.

My sister made herself a half-size dr. who scarf once, and that looked like enough garter stitch to put you off knitting for life. Congrats on finishing a full-size one. It looks fantastic. Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: noodle scarf on: January 08, 2006 04:02:37 PM
To make the long stitches: put your RH needle into the stitch on the LH needle, and wrap as if to knit, but then wind the yarn around again, as many times as required. Pull all this through as normal. You'll have a "super stitch" on your RH needle. On the next row, make sure you knit the "super stitch" as 1 stitch. Just knit, and as you pull the stitch through, keep pulling until as much comes of the LH needle as is going to.

Also, maybe it was just me, but I found I needed to do 4 wraps for the first stitch of the row, and 7 for the last to make the loops all the same length. Experiment a bit.

The solid blocks in between the long loopy bits are regular garter stitch. You can do as many rows as you like - I think I did about 5 or 6.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: noodle scarf on: January 07, 2006 09:06:15 PM
Very nice!!  What size knittin' sticks did you use?

I used 6.5mm needles, but the main thing is that it gave a tension that wasn't too tight or too open.


The yarn is probably no longer produced. It's called "como: italian style by wendy" (wendy being the brand-name), it's 100% cotton and the ball band recommends using 6.5-7.5 mm needles, to give a tension of 18 stitches and 22 rows to 4". I have no idea what my tension was.

Probably the most important thing about the yarn is that it's quite soft and the ribbon is fairly wide, but thin - if that makes sense. If the yarn were stiffer, the scarf would have been very different. This yarn by Katia looks similar, though the colouring is different:
http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Katia+Spray&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&Count=56
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: noodle scarf on: January 06, 2006 03:19:28 AM
Just to add a photo that shows the stitch better:



Sorry it's a bit dark, but you get the idea  Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my shruggish sweater... on: January 05, 2006 04:18:30 PM
That looks so cool with the stripes.

Did you make a shrug and then pick up stitches to make the body? And how is the hood done?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: noodle scarf on: January 05, 2006 05:05:51 AM
I had originally intended to make a beaded scarf, and have the beads on all the long stitches. And then I realised how long it would take me to make that many paper beads, and I abandoned the idea. Would have been cool, though.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: stylish half-record purse on: January 05, 2006 05:03:21 AM
this is cool =)  i also really like your blanket!!!!

I really like my blanket, too Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / noodle scarf on: January 04, 2006 08:52:46 PM
...'cos my sister says it looks like noodles.

It's knitted using some old cotton ribbon-type yarn that was in my grandmother's (huge) stash. The pattern is just garter stitch. Every few rows (can't remember how many) I wound the yarn 5 times, hence the ginormous stitches:



I put some paper beads I made and some cheap pretend-glass beads on the fringe:



This was my last project for 2005, I finished about 9:30 on new years eve Smiley

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: stylish half-record purse on: January 02, 2006 04:51:00 PM
CrazeeMoi: Records cut really easily when heated up. I did it the stupid way, by ruling a line across the middle then heating a bit with a match, cutting it, and repeating all the way along. It took way too many matches and way too much time.

Apparently, the non-stupid way is to put the record in the oven for a few minutes to heat the whole thing. I guess the people who make journal covers out of records would know more about this; try googling that.  Smiley
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