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3701  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Clapotis from Knitty on: April 05, 2006 10:41:04 AM
I wish I had found out about the non-stitch marker way before starting.  I don't think you can switch once you've been doing it the other way, can you??

By `non stitch marker way' you mean purling the stitches between the two twisted ones, right? Yes you can switch. Those are the ones that will be dropped, so it doesn't matter if they were originally knitted or purled.

3702  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clapotis made out of sock yarn on: April 04, 2006 05:21:37 AM
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the compliments.

Knits_with_animals, I used a single strand and size 4 needles. I wanted the stitches to be tightly knit. Knitpicks lace sounds like a great idea. You might even have to triple strand that.

I'd recommend that, or double strand at least, if you're used to fine yarn and small needles.

3703  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Everyone's Doing It Shrug (w/ Link to Free Pattern!!) on: April 03, 2006 11:32:52 AM
Is there a way to make the sleeves longer? I wouldn't mind having them to my elbow...

I guess just repeat the first 2 rows more?

You could do that, or add extra rows and make it as long as you need. Seam up the extra length for the sleeves.

3704  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitted cardigan - sizing problem on: April 03, 2006 11:16:27 AM
Looks to as though the pattern goes up 4" between sizes, not 8".  So how about knitting the S - it's 37".  You could try it with a little looser tension and that should be about right.

3705  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitted cardigan - sizing problem on: April 03, 2006 09:53:59 AM
That would work only if use an even smaller needle than recommended. And is it meant to be a snug fit, or loose?

The other thing you could do is make the inbetween size by taking the difference in the number of sts cast on, divide by 2 and add that to the small size. Like if the CO for the back is 68 and 84, the difference is 16, half is 8 and you'd cast on 76.
Do the same for the fronts.

3706  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Green Gables on: April 02, 2006 06:39:36 AM

I really like the idea of a slightly finer knit that I'd get with the Shine Sport but not sure how much I'd have to adjust the pattern - surely it can be that difficult.

You could knit a larger size than you normally would. Figure out how many stitches per inch with the SS and your needles, then how big around you need it for you. Multiply your inches times your stitches/inch and check the pattern for the size that's closest. If the pattern says do x number of rows in some places, then do it for however many inches that translates to. Knitting by tape measure is actually pretty easy.

3707  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Green Gables on: April 01, 2006 08:10:27 PM
I feel so dumb, but when it says to continue in st sts I know it means stockinette. But am I purling all of them as started or are they all knitted? Like I said, I feel lame. Tongue Roll Eyes

If you're working in the round, you knit every round (or purl every one - depends which side is the outside of the piece). If you're working flat, you knit one row and purl the next - repeat. Wink

3708  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: anyone streaking? on: March 30, 2006 06:04:08 PM
Have you seen the pattern correction for this? It seems to be the sleeves. http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/corrections/spring06.asp

3709  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sweater with 7mm needles on: March 29, 2006 04:52:15 PM
That's about the smallest size I'd ever knit a sweater with, but that's me - I don't like small needles.

What I do is find a pattern I like, then see how many stitches per inch and per row I get with the yarn and needles. Look at the pattern and the finished size that fits you (32, 34, 36,38, etc). Then cast on the stitches you get when you multiply sts/inch x inches you want (add 1 or 2 inches if you want a looser fitting sweater).  Unless you're making the smallest size, you can usually use the numbers from one of the smaller sizes. Then knit by measurements, though sleeve and neckline shaping can be done by the pattern.


3710  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help w/ learning to use circular knitting needles on: March 27, 2006 06:30:08 AM
What brand do you have? The lengths are printed on the cardboard packaging somewhere. Take a look next time you're at a yarn store.

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