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121  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1200 Yards and nothing to knit...Help! on: October 11, 2005 06:18:53 PM
Ok so your yarn is bigger than what is called for.  I think you will be fine. Just use smaller needles to get as close to the right gauge as possible.
122  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1200 Yards and nothing to knit...Help! on: October 11, 2005 03:04:36 PM
You would compare the gauges. Do up your guage swatch and measure it out. Then compare it to the guage of pattern. If your swatch comes out smaller gauge you need more yarn. If you want your stitches to be tight use the small needles but a larger pattern size than you would normally use. That's easier than doing conversions.
123  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL on: October 10, 2005 09:30:28 PM
The width of the piece should correspond to the width of your back. The length should correspond to the circumference of your arm with some extra for boobage. I am considered petite but I have normal boobage so for a small person I look busty. I am going to do an extra couple of inches in the middle part to accomodate for the boobage. I think a good measurement would be to take the profile measurement of one boob and then add double of that to your arm circumference measurement. So if your arm circumference is 18 and then your boob profile is 5 your length would be 28 inches. Then you can do the ribbed section as thick as you want. If you are very curvey you might want to do 6 or 7 inches instead of 5 to keep the scale of the ribbing portion
124  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want to learn the german way of knitting. Help. on: October 10, 2005 04:52:57 PM
A super fast way to knit  (which I don't know how to do) is to knit continental for one row thenbackwards English for one row. That sounds like what she does knitting left and right.

http://www.wonderful-things.com/backword.htm
125  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL on: October 07, 2005 01:27:35 PM
Just wanted to repost that I have made a Word version of the pattern.  I've included photos and instructions for creating your own custom version of this shrug.

The pattern is based on julsey723's version and includes her photos and Keridiana's illustration of the seeming diagram.  These two smart ladies receive are credited with the pattern as are the other participants in this thread (unfortunately not individually).  I've included a distribution disclaimer limiting distro to personal, non-commercial use, except by express permission by myself, julsey723 ad Keridiana. 

I could use a volunteer to PDF the pattern, to make it more portable.  But, if you would like a copy of it in its present form, feel free to contact me via PM or request in this forum.

A great way to make .pdf files is www.pdf995.com.  It's free all you have to do is look at a sponsor page. To turn of ads you can pay like $10.

I host my .pdf files on my geocities page, but they can have a problem with bandwidth overload if something is really popular. Nothing I post is that popular, but this pattern probably would be.

A free file hosting site like www.savefile.com offers unlimitted downloads.
126  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fun Hats now with Mohawk Beanie Pattern and Diamond Earflappy Hat Pattern on: October 07, 2005 01:11:36 PM
I'm so glad people like the hats. My boyfriend is not into wearing knitted items so he is less than enthusiastic when I end up with a stockpile of items. Right now I have about 8 scarves left over from last holiday knitting season. I figure I'll send those to a clothing bank if they don't fnd their way into stocking stuffers for this year.
127  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Denise Interchangeables on: October 06, 2005 05:37:30 PM
I just got my Boye Interchangeables on Monday. I love them. They are size 2-15 so you would have to 17s. I bought mine on Ebay. You could also buy the cables and tips separately if you never use certain sizes of needles.
http://www.wrights.com/products/catalog/boyeline/knitmates_accs.htm
128  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I knitted bags from bags! on: October 06, 2005 11:26:18 AM
I have about 2000 bags stored up in the trunk of my car right now. I think I am going to have to start knitting with them. I think I will make some sturdy reusable grocery sacks using the two strand method. I guess I should get a ball winder. Cheesy
129  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Fun Hats now with Mohawk Beanie Pattern on: October 05, 2005 10:14:05 AM
I love this pattern!  It is so awesome.  Thanks for posting the directions.  I'm making one in the round for my brother who is a redhead and often sports a mohawk when he's on school vacation.  I thought this beanie would be fitting for him.   Wink

Anyway I'm having trouble when I come to purling with the fun fur.  I purl the 10 stitches and knit around and when I come back to do the next row of the same section my thread is on the far side so I have to pull it across so I can purl with it.  So every row has a cross wise piece of orange fun fur!  Did this happen with yours?  I'm a fairly new knitter so I didn't know if I was missing something.  Thanks!

That was the problem with going in the round. What I did was put the yarn behind the work and bring it to the front between the last knit stitch and the first purl stitch. If you really want to have a clean finish you can do some fancy needle work and slip the 10 purl stitches to your right needle and then bring the fun fur to the front slip a stitch back to the left needle, fun fur to the back slip a stitch back to the left needle until you have  all 10 purl stitches back on the left needle.
130  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: wedding themes??? on: October 04, 2005 04:00:27 PM
Wow EmilyFlew that is a great idea!

Another fun kid themed sort of idea is to use cupcakes instead of a regular wedding cake. Something I think would be cute would be to use something kitschy like Twinkies or HoHos. But that might be going overboard on cuteness.
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