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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Someone with the Cables Untangled book, please help verify something for me! on: December 04, 2006 03:10:24 PM
I'm working on the Simple Braided Cable Rib Hat from Cables Untangled and I have a horrible problem. I copied the pattern down so I didn't have to tote the book around and I must've copied round 3 of the Braided Cable Rib pattern repeat down wrong because it's all screwy and makes no sense in the pattern. Problem is, I can't find the dang book right now (gnomes!) but I need to make some more headway on this hat ASAP.
Could someone pretty please tell me what round 3 is supposed to be? I'm almost positive I just wrote it down wrong.

Thanks!!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Shawl pattern suggestions for Paton's SWS? on: December 03, 2006 01:26:37 PM
I have 5 skeins of SWS, which amounts to 550yrds. I started a scarf with some of it but I'm not loving it and I'd rather make a wrap of some sort. I've considered a Clapotis since I've seen some lovely ones in this yarn but I don't have enough for the full sized pattern. Plus I just finished a mini-clap and have a larger fingering weight one on the needles so I'd rather try something else.

Any suggestions for a shawl/wrap pattern for 550yrds of self striping worsted weight?
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / best prices for RYC Cashsoft DK or 4-ply? on: October 13, 2006 01:06:19 PM
I'm searching for a good online deal for some Cashsoft DK or 4-ply. I'm pretty flexible on the color. Any suggestions?
A comprable DK or sportweight at a slightly lower price would be welcome also.
Thanks! Smiley
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / finding a back issue of Interweave Knits (Summer 06) on: October 09, 2006 04:16:45 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to get a copy of the Summer 06 issue of Interweave Knits, other than ordering it directly from Interweave Press. They're asking for almost $5 s&h on the single magazine! I'm hoping I can find a copy for less than the $12 or so that it'd cost to order one from them.
None of the stores in my area keep back issues so I can't find one around here.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Smiley
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Two sock related ?s: ribbing and bind-offs on: September 14, 2006 02:14:41 PM
My first question is this... What is your preferred ribbing for sock cuffs and why? I've been using 2x2 mainly but I tried k3,p1 on my last sock. I really like the look of the 3x1 but I'm not sure it wear as well as the 2x2. I've heard 1x1 looks nice but also doesn't stay up as well as 2x2. Input?

Second... which stretchy bind-off method(s) do you have the most sucess with for toe-up socks? I have only made one toe-up sock thus far (the one I just mentioned with the 3x1 rib). First I tried binding off in pattern with a larger needle. That was no good. Couldn't get it on. Then I used a swatch to try out the k2, pass one over and off, slip remaining stitch to left needle, repeat method. Still not really stretchy enough but I didn't get the best idea how it worked all around because of a needle disaster. Tongue
Finally I used EZ's sewn cast off. This produces a nice stretchy edge but it also rolls a bit so it looks a little... funky.   :? I need some help here.

Thanks in advance for any assistance. Smiley
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn wranglin'... what's your preferred method? on: September 13, 2006 09:21:36 AM
Out of curiosity, what do you do with your yarn to make it knit-ready?

Over the past few months I've traded yarn with a few people and it seems a good number of people just use the yarn straight from the manufacturer' skein. I'm not sure why that surprises me.
I know a lot of people really love their ball winders. And I've known a few people who wound theirs into balls but not of the center-pull persuasion. And of course there's the nostpinne (I know I spelled that wrong Tongue ) and such.
Personally, I like to wind my center-pull balls by hand. I enjoy doing it and later if it gets too fall-apart squishy (once you're getting down to a lot less than you started with) I can hold my working part and re-roll the ball from there.
I can't imagine working straight from the skein. I'd be afraid of getting all knotted up at an important part of my pattern or running across a knot in the yarn I would have found if I'd rolled it by hand.

So what's your preference (and why)? Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Would like to swap a skien of Lamb's Pride (and various needles) on: September 05, 2006 08:08:26 AM
I hope this is the appropriate board for this... If not just point me in the right direction. Smiley

I have a 4oz/190yrd skien of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted in Blue Magic (color example here: http://brownsheep.com/lp.htm ) but I'm sensitive to mohair so I just can't work with it. I'd really like to trade it for something I could use rather than just have it sit around all lonely and neglected.
I'm open to other offers but a few things I'm really interested in are:
Cascade Fixation, sock yarn, DK weight wool or wool blend.

I also have some needles that need a good home. I'd be happy to swap 'em for yarn, DPNs (any gauge or material but especially 2.0mm - 3.5mm), 16" circs of any gauge or material, etc.
(all single point straights)
US8      14" aluminum
US10    14" plastic
US10.5 14" aluminum
US 11   14" aluminum
US 11   14" bamboo


If anyone's interested in swapping anything, PM me. Smiley I'd like to see this stuff go to someone who can enjoy it more than me.
Thanks.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Does Knitpicks allow resale/distribution? on: September 05, 2006 07:36:41 AM
Does anyone know if KnitPicks sells their yarn to distrubutors to be sold in stores? I haven't seen this anywhere else but there's a place in my town with a small yarn display in the back. The lady is reselling Knitpicks yarn and I want some of what she's smokin' since's charging $11 a skien for Shimmer! It's $4.99 form KP. And $6.99 for Wool of the Andes ($1.99 through KP).
Something doesn't seem right there. Tongue
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ack... knitting injury on: August 02, 2006 09:19:57 PM
I've had a bit of a bruised feeling spot on my right forearm for a couple days now but being the clumsy gal I am, I figured I'd just whacked it on something or carried something wrong. But I guess I was wrong because tonight I realized I have a lump. Liek a knot in the muscle.
I suppose I should give it a rest for the night. I was fully planning to work on this sock before bed. Now I'm a bit lost since my plan is shot.
The sock is sitting there staring at me, I swear. ;P

Don't ya hate it when you *really* want to knit but can't? *sigh*
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / help! quick Sl1,K1 / Sl1,P1 heel question on: June 28, 2006 07:59:57 PM
 Huh
When doing a slip 1, knit 1 row on a heel flap, should I slip the stitches knitwise or purlwise? I assume I'm to slip purlwise on the purl wrong side, but I'm not sure which way I'm supposed to slip the right side stitches.
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