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3731  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Newbie Knitter's Circular Needle Question... on: March 10, 2006 06:31:43 AM
You could soak them in warm water and lay them out with something heavy on the cable to straighten them (or sit on them -  Wink). They also straighten out as you use them; the weight of what you're knitting helps.

3732  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help...reading a pAttern on: March 09, 2006 03:14:21 PM
I'll take a try at it...

The `dec 2 sts every row' means continue to do 2 k2tog or p2tog every row as in the setup rows. Working one less stitch just means that you'll have one less stitch (to work on) before and after the decrease because you just decreased the number of stitches per row. Try it out and see if that works and you end up with 3 stitches.

3733  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn substitute help!!!! on: March 08, 2006 12:40:21 PM
I made the one from Stitch n Bitch Nation (I think it was) from cheap cotton yarn from Walmart. The kind you make dishclothes out of. Or you could make it out of Sugar n Cream. Either would only cost about $2-3.

3734  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial! on: March 08, 2006 09:45:18 AM
Question - Since i love this pattern and it is so easy - anyone have any idea if i wanted to convert it to a baby size version ( being 6 months prego I am looking for fun, easy baby things to knit ) - I am not good enough at calculations to figure out how to make the switch from Full adult size to baby size - Any ideas? I bet a baby size one would knit up in just a few hours.....:-) My kind of knitting  Grin

That's a good thought, many people have made them for their daughters or granddaughters. You could use thin baby sport yarn and smaller needles and follow the pattern for number of stitches and rows. If you have some baby clothes already, especially 6 mo - 1 year size, measure from the neck to the bottom of the armhole for that measurement, and across the back just under the sleeve, then make yours the same size. It might take a few tries to experiment and get the sizing right, but for baby clothes, they keep growing anyway, so a little larger wouldn't hurt. Wink

3735  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Large Needle Knits on: March 08, 2006 09:33:25 AM
There's one of Vogue Knitting's small books called Chunky Knits, and I think patterns in The Yarn Girl's Guide to Simple Knits is more large needle than conventional size knitting.

3736  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fisherman Shrug from Knit It? on: March 06, 2006 11:25:11 AM
The gauge is for the larger needles, so try that. There's a lot of errors in the pattern, including the diagrams, so look at the knitter's review board for corrections, and also at the Lion Brand website.

3737  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: One Skein Wonder Pattern? on: March 04, 2006 03:53:57 PM
Yep, you're supposed to buy the pattern, she's the author of it and deserves some compensation. However, you may be able to figure it out yourself by reading the threads on it. I've come up with a cardi/shrug pattern by combining ideas from the OSW, the anthropologie capelet and one of elann's raglan shrug patterns. I just keep re-doing it until it looks like I want. Wink I like what I've got know, but it's too big in the neck and armholes so it looks like I'm going to do it `one more time'. Then I'm going to redo one I did last summer the same way.

3738  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Knitpicks Yarn!!! on: March 04, 2006 08:23:14 AM
And I can't imagine myself making anything using the colors of Shine Worsted.  Plus, I hope that the grass is the same shade as the sport-weight because I am really annoyed with how many lines come in a color called "Grass" when they're all totally different shades of green.  Can't they get a bit more creative in the naming?

I think they're using the same dye color, but because the different yarn fibers they take the color differently. That's why you get the differnt variation in color with different yarns.

3739  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I have no idea what im doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: February 28, 2006 06:15:52 PM

7) That one isn't so clear.  You're supposed to do the decreases until there's 56 stitches, but I don't know what "every round until 7" " means.

I don't have the book, but it looks like it means to do the dec round 3 times until you have 56 stitches, then do the decrease round *every* round until there's 7 stitches left. (I guess when you first start decreasing, you only do it every other row or every 4th round or something? That makes it taper gradually.) Then you're left with the 7 stitches which you pull the end of the yarn through.

3740  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Beginners knitalong anyone? on: February 28, 2006 05:55:47 PM
Most people knit with a different tension on their knit and purl stitches. Which is why if you ever make something seamless on circulars or double pointed needles, to check the gauge the same way because knitting flat, you might get a different one.

I never knits swatches because I usually don't use the same yarn or needle size the pattern calls for. I knit by size, rather than gauge.

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