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3651  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein Wonder Cast On on: May 20, 2006 03:47:07 AM
Thank you for your help!

I've trimmed the sleeve edges and seamed them, now I'm about to pick up stitches to do the ribbed body border/edge, however... I'm (big surprise) confused. I think that purling row I have at the top is a mistake, right? (see picture above) Because the instructions list picking up stitches around the neck edge, but that wouldn't make sense considering I already have an edge (the purling) up there, so it would end up being a few rows of ribbing, then seed stitch, THEN the stockinette.. I must have purled twice, or knitted two rows in a row which switched sides (purling on one side, knitting on the other) giving me that top edge. It should just be stockinette (like the left and right sides) all the way to the edge, like the bottom, right? So you add the ribbing border last?

It's okay if you made a purl row at the beginning. You have an edge, but it's not the finishing edge, so it's okay. However, I think for the border you *either* do seed stitch or ribbing, not both.

sue
3652  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! k1p1 nightmare!!! on: May 19, 2006 04:10:00 AM
UPDATE... Smileyso, I made sure  that i kept moving the yarn - it owrked so well! but i have another quick couple of questions...
(1) to practice i co 20 stitches, now if i do k2p2 and i end on p2, when i go back do i purl then or knit?
also - there's a capelet i wanna make - the anthropolgie one... and it says co 49 stitches - is it best to co 49 or 50 ... then there's the issue of, when i get to the end of a row do i knit or purl?? *aagh* please help Smiley

In your first question, when you start the next row, k2. For the anthropologie capelet, yes, follow the directions. CO 49 sts, then k1,p1 on the first row, ending with k1 since that's an odd number of stitches. On the next row, p1, k1, ending with p1 and do the third row the same as the first.

In both cases, after you've done a couple of rows, you'll see the ribs forming and it should be easier to figure out how to start the next row.

Does that help?

sue
3653  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've never done this before... on: May 19, 2006 04:03:25 AM

SO my question is... if I want to start decreasing and making the sleave a little more snug should I start knitting stitches together?

Should I leave them as large as they are and have a nice, big, roomy shrug?

My original plan was a bit kimono-ish but I'm not sure how to convey that into this.

The other thing I'm not sure about is how to open the tube to go across the back. (I'm not following any patterns)

Thanks in advance for the help.


To flatten it out to make the shoulders, when you get to the beginning of the  round, turn and purl back across and knit it flat until you want to begin the other sleeve, then join and start knitting in the round again. Yes, to make the sleeves smaller, k2tog as many times as you need to get to the measurement you want. You can do that over one or several rows, depending on how many stitches you want to decrease. And space the decreases evenly across the row.

sue
3654  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein Wonder Cast On on: May 19, 2006 03:59:16 AM
I feel quite silly asking this, as I have searched and searched the OSW threads and found nothing, but...

How the heck does this thing come together?! I have no idea what I'm even working on. I see people who have the whole thing (sleeves, body) lined in ribbing, and I look at the picture included on the pattern (i.e. purl edged sleeves, ribbed body) and I'm left confused... I thought what I started (the very beginning, cast on 32 stitches etc.) with the purled top WAS the top neck part, but... I guess it's a sleeve?? If it is, how does one size (cast on 32 stitches) fit all? I've never knitted an article of clothing before, so I guess I'm a bit confused as to how this thing comes together (considering I've only seen pictures of completed OSWs) and I don't want to do all this work and find out its too small...
I guess I'm more of a visual learner, I have to see how it comes together rather than reading it....

Picture of mine so far, excuse the bunching (yea, I'm working on 15" 8 US circulars because I can't afford to go out and buy 24" 8s Sad  but at least I have the right size/guage for the second part)

Yes, it's knit from the neck edge down, the number of increases determines the size, and the sleeves will be separated out towards the end. When you have them done, and bind off for the bottom, then you pick up stitches all around the edge and do either seed st or ribbing for the neck band and edges; that will keep the edges from rolling. Just follow the pattern and it will make sense as you go along.

Looks like yours is doing just fine.

sue
3655  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein Wonder Cast On on: May 18, 2006 03:04:15 PM
Nuno- I agree, Long tail turns out looking the best, and its so easy; but, I have a question... since it knits the first row, sometimes it cant be used if the pattern (like this one) calls for all the purling to be on the same side.... or is it just me?

The Long tail CO sorta knits the first row, it has a little bit of a bump, but not as much as a real knit row has. Just cast on with it, then purl the next row and it will look fine. You may have to adjust the number of rows you do; I don't have the pattern so I don't know if you knit or purl the first one. Or just knit the first row, it won't be that noticeable anyway.

sue
3656  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool of the Andes: softness on: May 18, 2006 08:40:25 AM
I haven't used it, but ordered some. I've heard it softens up while handling it, but I sent it back for Merino Style. That's a lot softer and only 50 cents more per skein.

Wool of the Andes is worsted weight and Merino Style is dk.

I know, but I didn't see a lot of difference in thickness between them. I'm using the merino style for a couple of sweaters and they're working out well on larger needles than recommended for the yarn. But I like a looser fabric anyway.

sue
3657  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: basic little girl shrug on: May 17, 2006 06:29:52 PM
That is so cute.  What pattern did you use to make it?  ~Tricia

She posted it:

"I knit it flat in stockinette with 10 rows of ribbing on each end.  Then seamed it up from ribbing to underarm."

That's a pattern... Wink

sue
3658  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! k1p1 nightmare!!! on: May 17, 2006 01:26:59 PM
For the ribbing to work, you are knitting your purls from the previous row and purling your knits from the previous row.

Only you'll see it as knitting what looks like knit stitches, and purling what looks like purl stitches.

sue
3659  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New knitter needs help picking up stitches on: May 17, 2006 12:58:12 PM
Think of picking up stitches like your cast on stitches, only they're your first row as well.

sue
3660  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool of the Andes: softness on: May 17, 2006 05:50:57 AM
I haven't used it, but ordered some. I've heard it softens up while handling it, but I sent it back for Merino Style. That's a lot softer and only 50 cents more per skein.

sue
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