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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Poof-Ball Hat on: June 26, 2008 06:55:19 AM
I love the Hip Knit Hats book.  For Christmas last year, I made each of my family and friends that I get gifts for a different hat from the book.  I have noticed that there are some errors in the book and did find this list of corrections:


On whole, I found most of the patterns (even the ones marked for more experienced knitters) to be easy and quick knits and I am far from an expert knitter.

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / 18th Century Spinning on: June 04, 2008 06:43:37 AM
Does anyone know of any good sources (online or book) that give information about spinning in the 18th century?  I've been asked to do spinning demos at a local historical site, but I'm not having much luck finding information.  I would like to be well-versed in the history as I demonstrate the spinning, as I know historical questions will be unavoidable.  Thank you!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with pattern instructions needed on: January 29, 2008 07:17:01 AM
Thank you!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with pattern instructions needed on: January 29, 2008 06:54:58 AM
There are 86 stitches and three markers placed on the hat - one after 28 stitches, one after the next 28 stitches and one after the final 30 sts.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with pattern instructions needed on: January 29, 2008 05:51:16 AM
I need some advice deciphering a pattern.  Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!  The pattern is for a knitted cap.  It's bottom to top contruction and these are the decreases to the close up the top of the hat and finish.  It reads:

From now on, count the row where youve joined the brim as Row 1
R 30: K2tog after each marker.
R 35: K13 sts after each marker, k2tog, knit to end.
R 40: K2tog after each marker.
R 45: K12 sts after each marker, k2tog, knit to end.
R 46: Knit.
R 47: K4, k2tog; repeat to end of round.
R 48: Knit.
R 49, 51, 53: K3, k2tog; repeat to end of round.
R 50, 52, 54: K2, k2tog; repeat to end of round.
R55 all other rows: K2, k2tog, repeat; repeat to end of round.

I'm kind of stumped because the pattern jumps from Row 30 to Row 35 (the same for Rows 40-45).  What happened to Rows 31, 32, 33 & 34? Do you knit those rows the same as Row 55? This may seem like an incredibly obvious answer, but I just want to make sure so I don't make a mistake.  All of the hats that I've made don't decrease for the crown in this manner and it just seemed odd to me.  Thanks!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexpensive wool needed on: January 29, 2008 05:37:25 AM
Thanks everyone for your help.  I third the recommendation for Sheep Shed.  Their customer service over the phone is awesome.  When I called they were having problems with their website and I couldn't order from the website.  I called on Friday and they made a special invoice and had emailed it to me within an hour.  I paid for the yarn via Paypal the same day and the yarn arrived on Monday.  I can't believe that I got the yarn so quickly.  And even though they say the yarn is seconds, there are no flaws in it that I can find.  I'm going to place more orders in the future for sure!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexpensive wool needed on: January 28, 2008 11:22:11 AM
i think the lion brand wool ease at joann's is actually on sale this week

I love to use Lion Brand Wool Ease on other projects, but I need a yarn that is all natural fiber so it will felt. 

I don't think you can felt wool ease because it's an arcylic/wool blend.  Am I correct or can you felt it?

I just ordered some of the $3.00 wool from the Sheep Shed.  They were super helpful online and on the phone, I highly recommend them.  I only wish shipping wasn't so expensive anymore with all the new postal regulations they started last year.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Inexpensive wool needed on: January 24, 2008 07:51:44 AM
Does anyone know of any place online (or otherwise) where you can buy bulky sized wool yarn in natural colors at around $3.00 to $5.00 a skein?  I'm working on a project with a local non-profit that could possibly be a source of revenue for them, but I need the yarn to cost to be as little as possible.  If anyone knows if bulky-sized wool yarn is available at these prices, please share.  Thank you!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Substitute for Brown Sheep Bulky Yarn on: January 22, 2008 09:28:09 AM

The Sheep Shed Studio (http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/carolssuperspecials.html) has discontinued/seconds Brown Sheep Bulky yarn for $3.00/skein + shipping.  I have ordered from them before and they are very helpful.

Good Luck!

Those are great prices, thanks!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Substitute for Brown Sheep Bulky Yarn on: January 21, 2008 05:45:19 AM
Hello all,

I'm going to be doing some 18th century knitting projects for a local historical site and need some advice from the yarn gurus on this board.  Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to be knitting a few monmouth caps and the pattern that I have recommends using Brown Sheep bulky weight  yarn in 100% wool.  The caps are knit and then felted to the size that you want. 

However, my problem is that Brown Sheep bulky yarn is $7.00 + in price for a skein.  Because the site I am knitting for is a non-profit, I would like to find a less expensive substitute to save on money. 

Can anyone recommend a good substitute?  I need about 6 skeins for the hats I am making in natural colors.  I tried Knitpicks, but they don't have the colors I need.  Thank you in advance!
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