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3671  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a stitch... on: May 07, 2006 03:42:01 PM
Try the old standby -- yo, k2tog - repeat. Next row, purl or knit. Repeat.

3672  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tips on Knitting two stitches together? on: May 07, 2006 08:16:40 AM
Or it could be your stitches are really tight. Try loosening up the tension a little.

3673  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help a knob knit a hug...??? on: May 05, 2006 08:45:46 AM


With Right Side facing, pick up and knit (huh..?? where on earth do i pick up them, and where do they go..?) approximately 76 stitchess evenly around upper back edge.(erm... upper back edge of the back or of the sleeve..?)  Bind off stitcheds purlwise. (erm..? purlwise bind off..? [that will be on knittinghelp.com yeah..?)

Picking up stitches means taking the edge of your piece, inserting a needle and `making' a knit stitch - repeat for 76 stitches along the upper back (that will be the part you don't use for the sleeves) and 76 along the upper back. It will be easier if you seam the sleeves up first, then you'll only have to worry about the upper and lower back edges. Then you bind off in purl stitch, and yes, knittinghelp.com should explain how to do that along with how to pick up stitches.

3674  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 05, 2006 04:09:50 AM

Umm.... that is true, but rows don't matter in a raglan pattern....

Sorry to correct you, but I didn't want her to waste time measuring it!

Emms Smiley

I meant like for the finished size, to make sure the length is right.

3675  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 04, 2006 02:58:28 PM
Edited because i just did my swatch and it's oddly 17 sts over 4 inches on size 9s. Again. Didn't I get that on size 10s? *scratching my head* Oh well, now at least I can use your measurements no prob. lol YAY!

I know, the same thing happens to me, its the same amount of stitches, but one looks nicer than the other.

C'est la vie, eh?

Emms Grin

I've noticed that going up or down a size doesn't really change the stitches per inch very much, but it can change the rows per inch. So don't forget to measure....

3676  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What am I doing wrong? w/ pics so you can see exactly what I'm doing. on: May 03, 2006 06:52:02 PM
It looks like you're putting your right needle tip between two stitches. You should put the tip into the loop of the first stitch on your left needle.

3677  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite Pattern Sites?? on: May 03, 2006 05:18:26 PM
Okay you don't want the gazillon links I have, but here's a few.

Crystal palace yarns - http://www.straw.com/cpy/free_patterns.html (a lot of these are the same patterns done in different yarns, but there's lots of them)

Knitlist - http://www.knitlist.com/ListGifts.htm

Planet shoup - http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/knit/index.shtml

Knitting pattern central - http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php

That ought to keep y'all busy for a while...  Wink


ps - you don't need to put th <a href="xxx"> tags for links. Just make sure you put them in with the http:// the way I did.

3678  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 03, 2006 04:47:47 AM
Stefanie's gauge is 13sts/4" and Emms' gauge was 16sts/4".  Doesn't that mean that Emms would have needed to cast on more?  The top edge is 15.38", according to the pattern.  If Emms only cast on 40 stitches, then her top edge would be 10".  In other words, Emms actually had more stitches per inch than the recommended gauge. 

Right?  Is there something I'm missing?  My brain is fried from finals.

It seems to have worked out for her though. Maybe adjustment for size? I hardly ever use the same needles and yarn the patterns call for, I just figure out the right size based on how many stitches I'm getting and what I need to get the size that fits me. Seems to work.

3679  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Boobholder KAL, gals? on: May 02, 2006 05:43:53 PM

I didn't get gauge at all- I got 16sts over 4 inches, and it worked out fine, I cast on 40 sts instead of 50, and just made sure to make it to my measurements. Its a top down raglan basically, so if you make sure that you measure the meatiest part of your upper arm, and increase until the sleeve fits you arm, pull it off the needles, try it on... it will all work out.

Emms, I have one question about that... I'm having trouble with gauge, trying to see if I might want to do this. If you have 16 sts over 4 inches (I'm at about 17 sts using size 10 needles and WW yarn), why did you cast on less than 50? I would think you'd cast on more than 50 since you have less sts per inch than recommended...  Huh

Also, for row one, did you still: knit 9, then place the marker, k 8, place marker, knit [[whatever your middle # was instead of 16]], knit 8, pm, knt 9 ... ? Or did you need to modify the amount of sts to start off the front and sleeve parts as well as the back part? Damn, that's more than one question, sorry. lol

I really want to use this pretty violet WW yarn from KnitPicks that I happen to have, but I'm nowhere near gauge and I don't want it to end up being too open of a weave if I keep going up needle sizes.

She used less stitches *because* you need less of them per inch! 40 sts at 4 per inch = 10 inches. If your gauge is 5 sts per inch, you need 50sts to = 10 inches.

For placing the markers you can't use the same number that you do when you have more stitches. If you cast on 10 stitches less, make 2 sts less per section. Front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front is 5 sections time 2 sts = 10

Does that help you understand it better?

3680  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Straight-needle shrug? on: May 02, 2006 11:57:12 AM
Also check out the Anthropologie inspired capelet in this thread:

And the Everyone's doing it Shrug here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48268.0, pattern is here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48268.2

Then there's the Circular shrug http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58497.0 which has the pattern on another site somewhere...

All are knit on straight needles.

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