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31  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with a pattern on: January 05, 2014 05:25:25 PM
I missed that before, but I think p2sso is a typo. If you look at the line - k3, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl 2 knitwise-k1-psso, k1, p2sso, skp, there's a single dec after the k3, and another single one at the end - skp. But it would be helpful if you could name or link to the pattern and if it's free, we can take a look at it.
32  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with a pattern on: January 04, 2014 11:57:56 AM
You don't knit 1 of the sts you slipped, it's the next stitch. So sl 2 as if you were knitting 2 tog, knit 1 more, then pass the 2 sl sts over that one.
33  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! I'm not sure what part of this knitting pattern means... on: January 04, 2014 11:56:41 AM
It's 8 sts before where you turned previously. This is a way of staggering the line of sts to shape them into tapering.
34  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Top down baby hat - NOT on DPN or circular needles on: January 04, 2014 11:54:56 AM
Sure, makes sense, but she might not have enough to make it long enough that way either. It's pretty easy to do over starting at the bottom, though; if it's not enough to fasten off, undo partway back and start the decs earlier.

Even if you can't get the same yarn as in the pattern anymore, you can sub something else that will knit up at the same gauge, the same weight class of yarn.
35  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Top down baby hat - NOT on DPN or circular needles on: December 31, 2013 05:24:37 PM
I've never heard of a top down hat pattern that's seamed. There's quite a few bottom up though.
36  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for pattern- plus sized sweater with bulky yarn on: December 08, 2013 03:12:39 PM
There's a couple pattern generators for top down raglans. Put in your gauge and finished measurement desired and it'll spit out a pattern for you.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050417073713/http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.htmlwnload/
http://knittingfool.com/SweaterPatterns/TopDownRaglanPullover.aspx (other types of sweaters index list on the main page)
http://atmymothersknee.blogspot.com/2010/04/tada-magic-raglan-pattern-has-arrived.html
and a circular yoke sweater - http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/category/knitting/yoke-circular
37  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cutting a hole in knitting? on: November 20, 2013 10:53:07 AM
It'll be something like a buttonhole, or look up 'steek'. You'll have to prepare the area first by stitching around it so it doesn't unravel.
38  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lace Knitting chart question on: November 08, 2013 05:57:47 AM
Yes, the no stitch boxes mean 'there's no stitch on your needles for this box' so you just ignord them. They're there to keep the chart squared up, place holders for sts that will be added later. So yes, purl them if it's a RS row, or knit them if a WS row. The chart is too small for me to read the numbers so I can't tell if it's for all rows or just the RS rows.
39  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Common Knitting Problems? on: October 28, 2013 10:27:24 AM
I have a tendency to yarn over in random spots making a perfect hole the next time I pass over. It's frustrating when I notice it a few rows up. Then I have to tink back to get it out. I'm sure there's a way to fix it, but I haven't figured that out yet. 

Yeah, just drop the yo and the stitch that it made, the extra yarn from it will work into the nearby stitches when you wash or block it and even out.
40  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Common Knitting Problems? on: October 27, 2013 08:46:17 AM
I store my yarn in plastic grocery type bags in large tubs. I leave them in a skein or ball, so they don't usually come undone, even with several different yarns in a bag. I can't think how they would tangle together unless the loose end isn't secured to the main ball/skein/hank. I usually leave the balls or skeins in the bag as I knit or put it in my lap or next to me on the couch. If you wind center pull balls they don't roll around that much.
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