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11  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.
12  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.
13  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.
14  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.
15  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.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help finding a yarn? :o on: October 05, 2014 11:16:05 AM
Maybe search the yarn stashes for it on Ravelry or post in the ISO yarn forum.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Having trouble blocking a shawl - did I knit it wrongly? on: August 21, 2014 04:55:10 PM
Yeah, that happens with that pattern. Mostly people managed to block the bejabbers out of the top edge. I think it begins with the garter strip...? Most patterns that do I see the hump even after blocking, one reason I don't begin with it.

If you look at the projects on ravelry, search for tips on how to block it flatter. Instead of wires, some people use crochet thread or unwaxed dental floss run through the edge and lots of pins. There may be some help in the threads that are linked to the pattern, too; do a search for 'blocking'.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lace Cast-on on: July 16, 2014 10:52:03 AM
What works for socks may not be right for lace. You need a stretchy one for the socks, one that will snug up for the sock to stay up, but need a loose one for lace that needs to stretch out and stay stretched with blocking.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Enlarging help - knitting for VERY big girl! on: July 11, 2014 08:16:48 AM
You realize doubling a 44" will get you 88" and a bit too large... That will also make the shoulders and neckline way too large and possibly around the middle too. Actually, using larger needles may work better. Measure across the shoulders to see what size will work there, and work with a size that fits there. Then use short row shaping and larger needles in the bust. If you were on ravelry, there's a few groups there that help adjusting patterns, and they could recommend some books as well. You might also find patterns that go up to 60" or more, which may be easier to adjust to your size.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: New hat for my co-worker! on: July 06, 2014 01:41:46 PM
Did you use a specific pattern on the hat, or just made it up? It looks like there's drop stitches, is that what you did?
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