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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting with cotton on: October 22, 2011 07:58:15 AM
The one thing I hate about knitting with cotton, and the reason I never use it, is that it doesn't have as much give as wool does. Wool has a bit of natural stretch, I find cotton doesn't have any.
Granted my experience knitting with cotton was mostly machine knitting which is torture anyway.
I love knitting with wool blends, I'm using a merino/silk blend now for a sweater and it's the softest thing I've ever felt.
Good luck!
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting a Sweater, need help! on: October 19, 2011 07:46:17 AM
That makes so much more sense now!
I was reading them as 3 separate rows. Not that you had to do all at once!

Thank you!
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Gah! Stuck for a knitty gift for a manly guy! on: October 18, 2011 04:04:12 PM
Even if you did that and purled the stitches instead of changing colours.
Would make it less darning in ends for a dishcloth and you'd have more of a "optical illusion" kind of cloth.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Every Other Right Side Row on: October 18, 2011 04:01:36 PM
I would that that it would be
knit a row with a decrease
purl a row
knit a row
purl a row

knit a row with a decrease
purl a row
knit a row
purl a row

etc
but that might just be my interpretation of it. That's how I would do it
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting a Sweater, need help! on: October 18, 2011 11:38:54 AM
I'm knitting  my very first sweater and I'm having trouble understanding what I'm supposed to do on the front.

This is the instruction for the Left Front

With smaller straight needles, using B, cast on 42(46-50-58-62-70) sts.  Change to MC and work in ribbing same as back for 1", end on RS.  Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 5(5-3-7-5-9) sts across 37(41-47-51-57-61) sts.  Work in Pat St until piece measures 4(4-4-4-5-5) from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, work to end 36(40-46-50-56-60) sts.  Rep this dec every 2 3 times more 33(37-43-47-53-57) sts.  Work even until piece measures 12(12-12-12-13-13) from beg, end on WS.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k work to end 34(38-44-48-54-58) sts.  Rep this inc every 1 3 times more.  AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 13(13-13-13-14-14) from beg, end on WS.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1.  Continuing to work inc row as before, dec 1 st at neck edge in this manner every (1--1--1) 11(10-11-10-11-10) times more.  When all side incs have been completed and piece measures 16(16-16-16-17-17) from beg, end on WS.


Shape Armhole:  Continuing to work neck decs, bind off 3(3-4-5-7-8) sts at beg of the next RS row, then 2 sts at beg of the following RS row.  Dec 1 st at armhole edge in same manner as back every RS row 6(8-10-11-12-13) sts.  When all armhole and neck decs have been completed, work even on 14(17-19-22-24-27) sts until armhole measures 8(8-8-8-9-9), end on WS.  Bind off 4(5-7-8-8-9) sts at armhole edge once, then 5(6-6-7-8-9) sts twice for shoulder.

The bold and italicised part is what I don't understand. The first part says "ep this inc every 1 3 times more.  AT THE SAME TIME, "
at the same time as what?
and the second part says "Work to last 3 sts, SSK, k1.  Continuing to work inc row as before, dec 1 st at neck edge in this manner every (1--1--1) 11(10-11-10-11-10) times more.  When all side incs have been completed and piece measures 16(16-16-16-17-17) from beg"
Am i decreasing while I'm increasing? why are they listed as separate rows?
It says that I have to decrease 1 every inch 10x which would be 10 inches
but the measurements listed say that I go from 12" to 16" that can't be 1 decrease every inch 10 times.

Can someone explain this to me please?
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