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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Addi Turbos or Knit Picks Options? on: April 11, 2007 05:14:02 AM
Addi just came out with lace needles.  I prefer them to the KP.  The cables are ultra pliant and the tips are wonderful.

http://www.yarn-store.com/addi-lace-circular-knitting-needles.html  (sold out here but others have them)
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Flower Basket Shawl pattern SOS... on: December 21, 2006 05:24:49 AM
try here:

there was also a knit-along for this sometime (last summer?); google it.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: wrap for a wedding on: May 16, 2006 12:09:22 PM

It looks much more complicated than it really is.  And it's gorgeous.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: An idea for toting yarn around--seeking advice on: February 21, 2006 03:55:21 AM
If you go to your library and look up craft books from the '60's, you'll find several ideas for yarn containers using recycled items.  I recall that oatmeal cannisters were big - covered in wallpaper scraps or somesuch.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anthropologie Sock Monkey cardigan on: February 16, 2006 04:10:47 AM
Try here:  http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/index.html
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: turning a work-entrelac on: February 16, 2006 04:04:29 AM
You just need to turn the entire piece around.  This sounds bizarre if you've never done entrelac before.  When you start a normal knit piece, you go across the cast-on row, turn it over and work back.  In entrelac, you use short rows to knit a series of linked triangles as the foundation row.  When you're done with one triangle, you go on to the next one, until you run out of cast on stitches.


RS   knit 2, and turn the piece over, ignoring the remaining 18 cast-on stitches. 
WS  slip the first stitch, purl 1, turn the whole thing around

RS   knit 3  (knit the two you've just purled and knit one from the cast on row), turn the whole thing around
WS slip the first stitch, purl 2

RS  knit 4  (k3 you've just purled and knit one from the cast on row), etc.

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: anyone have a good use for fun fur? on: February 08, 2006 06:51:57 PM

someday..... but only if I can get the DH to wear it to the office.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: best hoodie pattern ever? on: February 06, 2006 04:29:01 AM

10 sts x 14 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm on size 13 needles.   I've been planning a quickie in this pattern using OnLine 60 Tondo from Elann.  http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=ONline+Linie+60+%2D+Tondo&Season=&Company=&Cat=ALLY&ProductType=5&OrderBy=+Order+By+Shortgauge&Count=105

The correct gauge for the yarn is 10stx14 rows over 10cm^2 on size 13, not size 17 as per Elann's site.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: anyone have a good use for fun fur? on: February 06, 2006 04:18:27 AM
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can Mohair be frogged? on: January 24, 2006 04:54:40 PM
The yarn just needs to be fairly cold, however long that takes.  The overnight bit is really to give the knitter a chance to calm down.  Smiley
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