Hey everyone! I need your help! Currently, I'm working on a persuasive speech for school focusing on why people should take up knitting. It would help me A LOT if you could simply send me a message answering the following questions, as well as your name (first name would be fine, as would your craftster name). Thanks!
1. For what reason(s) did you take up knitting in the first place? 2. What are some of the greatest benefits, in your opinion, that come from being a knitter or knitting? 3. In what ways is knitting preferable to other crafts or hobbies? 4. What types of things would you say to someone to convince him/her to give knitting a try? 5. What is your favorite part of knitting? 6. Do you have any favorite knitting stories to share? If so, please do! (These can be about anything related to knitting) 7. Anything else?
hello everyone! while browsing for a sweater pattern today, i found this sweater (http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=421), but the only problem is that i would need to scale it down to about an extra small or a small. how exactly would i go about doing this? any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance!
hi everyone! i'm working on the left front part of 'otis' from the spring 2004 issue of knitty and i've come across a problem. under the waist shaping section, it says: "Inc row (RS): K2, m1, work to end Work 7 rows even. Rep these 8 rows twice more, then work inc row once. At the same time, work wrap shaping as follows: RS dec row: work to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. WS rows: K1, p across, k1. Rep these 2 rows 12 times more. (53[57, 61, 65] sts)"
now, my question is...when exactly do i work the wrap shaping? during the time that i'm increasing? or what?
Hello everyone! This might seem like a really dumb question, but for some reason, I'm just not understanding the directions for the flower basket shawl from Interweave Knits. On the chart, there are blocks that say "k on RS, p on WS" and other ones that say "p on RS, knit on WS." Well, I'm guessing that row 1 is a right side, so I would knit, but then on row 2, do I still knit? Or do I purl? Help!
hello everyone! i'm having a kind of strange problem and would really like to know what i'm doing wrong! anyway, i was practicing knitting cables and i can do the right twist one fine, but when i do the left twist, i end up getting a HUGE hole on the left side of it. i can't figure out why either! help!
hi everyone! i'm looking for a pattern for a tiny turtle stuffed animal or something that i could give to my little sister since her two small turtles haven't been doing that well lately. any help would be appreciated!
it only took me about a day and a half to make and overall, it was pretty easy. however, sewing it all together in a mad dash to finish it at like one-thirty in the morning on easter was not fun, especially when above mentioned sister woke me up at around six because she wanted to see what the easter bunny brought...
anyhow, i just used leftover cotton yarn that i found under my desk and my sister really liked it even though somehow the corner began unraveling and i had to figure out a way to make it stop. (that's why there are strings at the top...stupid unraveling.)
hello everybody! i'm knitting the coronet hat from knitty and all is going fine except for my stitches on the edge...whenever i do stockinette stitch, my edge stitches always end up really loose and crazy looking, so for this, i decided to just slip those stitches. well, i have straight edges but somehow slipping those stitches made my sides look different. now, my question is how can i make my stockinette stitch edges nice and neat without slipping stitches? thanks in advance!