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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help translating "Holvit- pitsihuivin ohje" (Finnish Pattern?) on: January 31, 2009 01:24:00 PM
You can right click on the pattern, go down to Page Info, then select Translate Page Into English.  This will give you a rough translation - I found there were some words still in the original language but it might give you enough information, combined with the chart, to get you started.

Hope this helps Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines: how do I find out if anyone else here has one? on: January 22, 2009 03:32:13 PM
Boucle can be conquered, lol.  Here's the proof.



Mum was very obliging, posing with a blanket over her in 38 degree heat.  No patterning or cabling, unfortunately, because of the difficulties working with boucle.  The cabling would have been easy enough but dropping stitches either side of the cables and ribbing them back up proved to be almost impossible.

The reverse is just a simple hem, enclosing a cotton backing.



My newest project is almost finished - I'm on a roll Grin

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dish cloth question on: January 18, 2009 01:42:19 PM
Hi, epic.  It would be easy to add a knitted loop to your dishcloth.  I've got three suggestions -

1.  Cast off until you have one stitch left, then cast on enough stitches to make a loop (10 to 15 stitches maybe?) and immediately cast off all of the stitches.  Sew the end to the corner of the dishcloth.

2.  Cast off until you have three stitches left and then knit in garter stitch until you have the desired length.  Cast off.

3.  Cast off until you have three stitches left and knit an i-cord.

Can't think of any more - I haven't had enough coffee this morning Cheesy

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines: how do I find out if anyone else here has one? on: January 17, 2009 04:00:04 PM
Hi, everyone.  I finished the lapghan for my DM but the photos I took just before wrapping it were not very good - I'll try to get a decent shot of it soon.  I was extremely pleased to be finished with it - boucle was invented by the devil and it didn't help that I am a complete idiot Grin

I got the brilliant idea that I'd knit three panels and sew them together.  Well, it would have been brilliant if I had sewn the panels correctly - I noticed one panel was upside down while I was sewing and didn't think it would matter.  It did!  It looked just like the nap on velvet so I had two panels with the nap going down and the end panel with the nap going up.  Added to that, the sewing pulled the panels in slightly along the seams so I muttered a few choice words and frogged the whole thing.

The lapghan ended up as one panel with a cotton backing.  On the bright side, Mum loved it.

Has anyone else been knitting lately?  I'm about to start on an afghan for my lovely aunt.  (I know you'll think I'm crazy because this one is going to be boucle too but I can't resist a freebie Cheesy)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Chapeau Mariner - Help! on: December 22, 2008 01:56:15 PM
You're welcome - and Merry Christmas Cheesy
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Chapeau Mariner - Help! on: December 22, 2008 01:46:53 PM
Hi, Helen.  You would actually be starting with multiples of 22 sts.  I think you may be counting the yarn overs as stitches.

For 133 sts, this would give you 6 repeats of 22 sts (132 sts) plus 1 extra stitch.

Underneath the chart, there is a small note -

PATTERN
Using US #6/4mm needle, CO 133[144] sts, placing a marker every 22[24] sts.
Note: For the smaller size only, there will be 23 sts after the last marker, instead of 22. Also for the smaller size only, omit the yo at the beginning of the first row. K1 instead.

It's a lovely pattern - happy knitting Smiley


7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines: how do I find out if anyone else here has one? on: November 16, 2008 04:32:43 PM
Hi, BunnieBard.  I have no experience with USMs but they appear to be quite simple to use.  If you have a look at the videos at www.needlesofsteel.org.uk they have quite a bit on USMs.

What I find fascinating is that you can clip USMs together.  Somewhere in my web travels, I saw three clipped together and the owner was making a king-size afghan!

Do you want a ribber?  Do you want complicated patterning that is better accomplished with a punchcard machine? 

One thing to keep in mind is that you are limited to thinner yarns than hand knitters can use  - I've started a lapghan for my DM using an 8 ply boucle and my poor old machine is not liking it one bit. Sad  My fault entirely - I hate hand knitting boucle and I knew I was asking for trouble buying 8 ply.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does Felt Melt ? on: November 14, 2008 02:02:42 PM
I am going to make a pouch from an old bed sheet to put the rice in and sew it up. BUt I am also going to make a removable cover

Since the cover is going to be removable, I think the easiest thing would be to remove it before you heat the rice pouch. Cheesy
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines: how do I find out if anyone else here has one? on: November 09, 2008 09:11:39 PM
Light dawns  Cheesy  Just a difference in terminology, lol.  We call them latch hooks or latch tools.   Mine gets plenty of use because I love how easy it is to cast off with it.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Machines: how do I find out if anyone else here has one? on: November 09, 2008 12:57:42 PM
Hi, Krysdra.  I'm pleased you picked up some extra tools - I'm all for making life easier, lol.  What do you mean by a stitch converter?  Is this some gadget that I should have but have never heard of?
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