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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I am confused by these instructions for turning chains...HELP! on: March 05, 2007 03:49:15 PM
I am at the very beginning of a sweater pattern and already I am confused. I know all about turning chains and that kind of stuff...its just that sometimes patterns describe things in a confusing way Huh

its the second and third row I have problems with......

here are the instructions:

ch 47

row 1: work 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 21 ch, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in center ch, 1 hdc in each of rem 22 ch, turn.

row 2:Ch 2 (does not count as 1 hdc), work 1 hdc in each hdc to center ch-2 space, (1hdc, ch2, 1hdc) in ch2 space, skip the next hdc, 1 hdc in each hdc to end, turn.

row 3:Ch2(on this and every row), work 1 hdc in each hdc to center hdc space, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2 space, skip the next hdc, 1 hdc in each hdc to end, turn

then you need to repeat row three 7 more times and end up with 27 hdc each side of the ch-2 space....the math is just not adding up in my head.......help me

as I understand it aren't row 2 and three the same....the parts in bold are the parts I do not understand please explain this.
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / old knit1 sweater pattern....did anyone make this? on: March 05, 2007 11:47:04 AM
hi there

I just bought some old back issues of knit1 magazine

and I'm already preparing to make this sweater

I'm going to use butterfly cotton and alter it to make it full length

I'm just wondering if anyone has made this pattern before and if they could tell me how the sizing worked out.

I've made things from that magazine in size small that were too big for me and I've made things in size xs that were too small

the measurements on the pattern says

s- 34

my natural bust size is 35....accounting for the stretchiness of crocheted material and looking at the picture....what do you guys think I should do? 
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I need advice about edging!!!!!!!!!!! for christmas on: December 04, 2006 02:54:10 PM

I am making this scarf/hood for my mom for christmas

only now that I'm done the length of the hood I realised that it isn't wide enough....I need to add some edging around the hood so that it covers her ears enough.

I don't want the edging to be lacy or frilly

I was thinking that I would just add some crochet ribbing only I'm new at crochet and I don't know how to do that

and suggestions on how to add to the hood rim?
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / quick project for craft group needed on: November 20, 2006 04:48:14 PM
I'm part of a group of girls that get together and do crafts every once in a while. I suggested that I bring a knitting project for eveyone in the next meeting. Only now I can't really think of anything that can be completed in one night....any suggestions

Love Jane
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / quick small chart for a small space and a big gauge on: November 16, 2006 11:39:35 AM
hi there!!!

I just knit myself some mittens and then a scarf made from the same yarn with contrast yarn held together...but now the mitts dont exactly match the scarf. So I need a chart that will accomodate my 3.5 sts/5 rows per inch. Then I can just use the duplicate stitch with the matching contrast yarn.....you see?....


I'm looking for a simple star or snowflake or skull( although maybe thats a bit too complicated)

the image can't be too descriptive....

any suggestions?
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / beeswax candles.....what kind of wick on: September 18, 2006 09:04:08 AM
hi there.....I'm filling up all of my old teal light tins with beeswax....but I know that the secret of a good candle is in the wick - it must be the correct size in relation to the diameter of the candle. I also know that beeswax candles need a wick about twice the thickness of that for paraffin.......what knid of wick gauge should I be looking for here?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / phosphorescent yarn....where can I get it? on: September 13, 2006 02:28:20 PM
I've been looking for vendors who sell glow in the dark yarn...I know it exists.....BUT WHERE?!?!?
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / fall issue of knit1 2006 "tv issue"...what do you think? on: September 08, 2006 10:03:02 PM
so I just bought the new "TV issue" of knit1 magazine

I'm not 100% crazy about the designs in this issue...although I did get a laugh out of seeing that girl from America's next top model doing the "basic cable segment"....

I liked the cabled hat & scarf combo and the cabled leg warmers in bright red would be cute...

I liked some of the ruffled stuff but none of it would suit me...

there was an awesome crochet skirt in the bookworm section but I would never dedicate that kinda time and 28 skeins of yarn to just one project unless I was getting paid to do it...

I liked the pi sweater vest...and the felted checkerboard was cute...all in all I thought some of the designs were pretty good but I didn't see anything I simply had to make like in previous issues

what do you guys think? Undecided

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / blocking wool-ease....help! on: September 06, 2006 09:38:16 AM
oops...I just posted this same message in the crochet board by mistake ........I am making a sweater out of lion brand wool-ease....I know it is 20% wool and 80% acrylic but it must block a little....right?....do I pin and spritz or wet block entirely? and if I wet block it....how long do I let it soak?

I've never blocked before....

Love Jane
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / blocking wool-ease....help! on: September 06, 2006 09:35:15 AM
hello....I am making a sweater out of lion brand wool-ease....I know it is 20% wool and 80% acrylic but it must block a little....right?....do I pin and spritz or wet block entirely? and if I wet block it....how long do I let it soak?

I've never blocked before....

Love Jane
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