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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ribbing not working with number of stitches required in pattern... Advice please on: June 30, 2015 03:17:00 PM
When you have a stitch number that isn't divisible by 4 for a 2x2 rib, you can handle it 2 different ways: either k2, p2 across and end with k2, or you can k3, then p2 k2 across, with the extra knit at the end of the row. If this is going to be seamed, then you can decide which would look better after it's sewn up.

The main thing though is that you can't do the 2nd row the same way. The back of a knit st is a purl, the back of a purl st is a knit. After you do the first row, you need to turn your work and look at how the stitches appear. You would knit the knits and purl the purls, so if the next st facing you on the needle looks like a purl st you would purl it, and if the next stitch appears as a knit, you knit it. Do this on every row after the first one and you don't have to keep track of it being a RS or WS row. This also works for knitting ribbing in the round.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would you best fix your gauge? on: April 02, 2015 06:07:46 PM
For gauge I'm supposed to have 26 stitches and 40 rows per 4 inches. I knitted a swatch in the pattern on 3mm needles as suggested.
However, I've got 33 st per 4 inches and 23 rows? Apparently row gauge is important for this - is my yarn too chunky? Going up a needle size will probably fix my stitches per 4 inches (last time I went up a whole needle size and got the right stitch gauge - I think I'll probably try knitting a swatch with 4mm needles to see how I go.) However, if I go up a needle size, I'm going to have even less rows per 4 inches won't I? Should I just not worry about the row gauge?

Are you sure you're counting the rows right? It sounds like you need a couple sizes larger on the needles for the stitches. Try that, then wash and dry the swatch like you will the sweater; you could stretch it a little wider which will take up the length. The row gauge might not be that critical, you can probably fudge it, but that's if you were getting much closer to the gauge. Looking through the projects on ravelry, many knitters had trouble with the gauge, though they were getting something like 36 rows.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: need Loom knitted baby hat help! on: March 17, 2015 02:57:07 PM
There's a new category for 'loom' in the Craft filter along with crochet and knit in the Pattern search, so you should be able to find some patterns that will also suggest what size to use.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: need Loom knitted baby hat help! on: March 15, 2015 10:44:55 AM
A baby hat is usually about 14-15" around, though a loom can be a little larger. There's a loom knitting group on ravelry who can offer a lot of help - http://www.ravelry.com/groups/loom-knitters
If you're not a member yet, it might be an idea.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! I need to rescue momma-knit sweater. on: January 10, 2015 03:18:02 PM
Yeah, knitting doesn't unravel well from the CO and with ribbing you have to pull the yarn through the sts because of the alternate knit/purl. You can cut a stitch just above it and put the sleeve sts on a smaller needle as you take out the yarn. Then either reknit from the old cuff if there's enough to do a full cuff, or use the leftover yarn.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hat's too Big on: November 18, 2014 05:18:00 PM
Superwash won't shrink, though putting it in the dryer will take it back to its knit size, so if you just washed it and laid it flat to dry, that could help. If that still turns out too large, you can try the fleece, or weave some elastic thread through the lower edge to tighten it up. If you knit the swatch flat, you may knit looser than you purl, so when you knit in the round, there's not purls to tighten it up. Also check that the finished measurement you thought your wanted wasn't too large; a hat should usually be a couple inches smaller than the head measures.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: trying to determine pattern for this on: November 07, 2014 09:02:13 AM
It's just a simple rib, k2 p1 I think, possibly k2 p2, and striped.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: wool is killing me help pls on: November 04, 2014 07:31:09 AM
There's mixed reviews for it on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/bernat-bargello/comments
One person seems to have had the same experience as you. I would contact the company and complain. They're often known to give you a voucher or credit, or send replacement yarn.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: wool is killing me help pls on: November 01, 2014 06:04:23 PM
What's the name of the yarn? I'd suggest getting another one, either acrylic, a wool or a blend that doesn't have a loose twist.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitted Slipper Sizes? on: October 23, 2014 05:45:25 PM
Here's a generic foot size chart - http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/footsize.html

And here's one for babies and children - http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html#foot
There's some generic patterns on that site too.

Between the two charts you should be able to get the right dimensions.
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