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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there such a thing as size 36 needles?! Only see 35's... on: September 21, 2007 07:04:11 PM
Before special-ordering the 36s, try swatching with your 35s to see if you can get gauge.  I do things like knit a larger size in a smaller gauge all the time.  Sometimes because I don't feel like buying new needles, others because I like the way it looks at a smaller gauge.
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: help with the clover wrap on: September 19, 2007 04:14:08 PM
I'm late to the party...

But, I know many people who have knit this have had many frustrations.  I found this blog, which may help you:


Googling "lucky clover wrap" (with the quotation marks) yielded a plethora of blogs of people who have knit this.  The designer also has a blog, you might poke around that a little.  I think it's neoknits.blogspot.c om.

I've been meaning to knit this for ages, but just haven't gotten around to it!  Good luck!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What yarn did you use for Clapotis? on: August 04, 2007 10:28:10 AM
I used SWTC bamboo in the "Preppie" colorway...leaf green/navy/yellow.  I love the way it drapes, and it's perfect for spring/fall/summer.  I made another one from lion brand microspun.  It's nice and soft, but I like the bamboo one better.  It took less than 3 skeins of the bamboo, which I got on sale for 50% off at my LYS.  It made it very very cheap!

The website discountedbrandname yarn.com has SWTC bamboo on sale by the bag...$42.50 for 10 balls (no affiliation!)

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: amanda's squatty sidekick from knitting daily (interweave) on: August 04, 2007 10:16:50 AM
That is really adorable!  Nice work!!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want to knit a veil (otherwise known as "i need a floral lace pattern") on: June 17, 2007 09:49:10 AM
I love the lace pattern in Knitty's I Do (a shrug made for a wedding gown):

I think it would look ethereal and elegant knit in cobweb or laceweight.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of stitch is this? on: March 12, 2007 09:41:36 PM
It looks like a pattern where yo's are dropped in later rows.  you might try searching the Barbara Walker Treasury project for the pattern:

thewalkertreasury.w ordpress.com
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: bamboo is making my hand ache on: March 12, 2007 09:30:40 PM
Are you a tight knitter?  Bamboo is not a stretchy or forgiving fiber, like wool, so knitting tightly with it can cause more stress on your hands.

Bamboo yarn is slippery...do you feel like you have to fight to keep it on your needle?  I would think that bamboo or plastic needles would help with this if it were the problem.  But I could be wrong...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Invisible cast-on for lace? on: March 12, 2007 09:27:06 PM
Probably.  You will do something with those live stitches.  You may put them back onto a needle and knit in the other direction, knit a border, or wait and graft two pieces of knitted fabric together.  It's hard to say without knowing what pattern you're doing, but read ahead in your pattern.  It will tell you what to do.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 15+ balls of acrylic/cotton blend - need ideas on: March 12, 2007 09:23:44 PM
I know you said you're not an afghan person, but Kay over at Mason Dixon Knitting (www.masondixonknitt ing.com) made a lovely afghan for a child based on the Argosy pattern from Knitty:  http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTargosy.html

It looks like it would be far more entertaining than a basic stitch pattern, and the finished product would have some visual interest.

10  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: go-go garter stitch scarf-Add new yarn help :/ on: February 27, 2007 09:18:54 PM
Think of it as a design feature!  I like to use the tail from my long-tail cast on to help me know when to change colors for stripes.  Just make sure that it is on the same side whenever you add a new color/yarn.
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