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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need help with my first intarsia... on: July 05, 2010 05:17:27 AM
I have a great idea for a scarf but don't know how to quite execute it! I'm a huge Beatles fan and thought of doing one of their lyrics down the length of the scarf (either "All you need is Love" or, depending on how many rows would make it long enough, "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make") but I have never done this kind of work.

So, what I thought I would do is this--st st with a garter st border, using a XS alphabet, and in white on black (maybe with the word Love in red, or the O being a red heart).

Anyone have any idea on how I can design this pattern? How many stitches and rows and some basics on how to knit it? Is it too difficult? Do I need bobbins? When I knit it, the design is shown on the purl side and the knit side I should just knit the white wherever it shows up, yes? Thanks for any and all advice!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Has anyone here bought a grab bag from Webs? on: March 23, 2010 12:21:30 PM
Re: Webs Yarns at www.yarn.com

I'm SO curious, but don't want to spend over $100 on itchy yarn and want to know if you get really good stuff or if you were disappointed. I was wondering if anyone had bought a grab bag and, if so, what they got. I found one person blogging about her box, and she took pictures. Some of the yarn was on cones and looked super-scratchy, but she also didn't state if she bought the 'standard' or the 'luxury' grab bag. I'd love to build up my stash, but if its not really worth it, I'll stick to smileys and ebay. Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Yarn website similar to Smileys? on: September 12, 2009 07:38:57 PM
Having discovered Smileys (yay!) I was wondering if there are other websites out there with deep discounts on yarn...any thoughts?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / T-shirt into pants...I can't find this anywhere on: September 01, 2009 09:58:23 AM
Not on the tutorial list and can't find it on google. I need the tutorial for turning a T-shirt into a pair of pants. Much appareciated!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / It's my birthday! And I got 3 skeins of Cascade "Jazz" yarn! What to make? on: May 16, 2009 11:32:05 AM
From my sister!

Not much, only 55 yards a skein, so it's scarf time. But I've never made anything with yarn like this before--it alternates thick and thin.
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-jazz.asp

Garter stitch? Or Stockinette? Or a rib stitch? Ideas? I'm not a hat person, and I searched for patterns specifically for this yarn and came up with nothing. Thanks for any help you can offer!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My first chart pattern, "no stitch" question, Interweave Knits Winter 2008 on: February 01, 2009 07:54:51 AM
I love the leaf sweater on page 80, and have never done a chart pattern before, so I was wondering about the squares marked "no stitch." What? Do I skip a stitch? or is there no stitch to be made due to the 2 ktog stitches or something.

Some help would be most appreciated! Thanks so much!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Figuring out how much yardage to buy using vintage patterns? on: January 31, 2009 08:23:04 PM
I have bought all these gourgeous vintage pattern books online.

Is there any way I can figure out how much yardage I need for a particular pattern, using measurements of my gauge swatch to the bust size, etc? I'm not a math person by any means, so I will not be insulted if you spell it out for me like I'm 5 years old... Cheesy

I know how to substitute yarns by using a gauge swatch--I tend to buy my yarn at Big Lots and discount bins and store it. I have 12 skeins of Bernat Cashmere and am dying to use it in a vintage cable pattern, but thinking I don't have enough.

Thanks everyone for any help you can give!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sizes in early 60s Reynolds knitting pattern book? on: January 31, 2009 07:34:28 PM
There is a beautiful cable sweater in an old, probably early 60s Reynolds yarn pattern book that I have. I researched the yarn to find something comparable and to see the approximate yardage, but I can't figure out the old sizes. I figured they are different, because they list sizes 12, 14, 16 and 18, no bust sizes and it seems like 12, if the smallest, probably isn't today's size 12.

Anyone know what number sizes would be comparable to today's sizes?
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Is there something out there that will let you save a pattern for many reuses? on: December 27, 2008 06:44:20 AM
I have a pattern (teddy bear, McCalls 6907) that I have used so many times that I've had to order it from ebay several times. Is there a pattern saver product out there anyone knows about? I use the pattern until it's taped and torn and full of pinpricks...or any suggested method? Thanks
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern calls for circular needle, but I don't see it in pattern... on: December 19, 2008 12:52:17 PM
Hi all. I'm a new knitter (well, actually been knitting for years and years, doing nothing but scarves in garter stitch and I just taught myself to purl and decrease and all that good stuff) and I'm making this sweater in Tweedle Dee http://www.modadea.com/patterns/LM0292.htm for my first project. I scanned before I began and didn't see any mention of use of the circular needle they called for, didn't see it and now that I'm near the last sleeve and almost done, I'm wondering why they called for it. Is it because you can do the sweater on straight OR circular needles, or am I completely off the mark somewhere? Help for the newbie. Thanks!!! Merry Holidays!
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