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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need help finding a free camisole pattern!! on: August 03, 2007 02:02:42 PM
I'm absolutely dying to find a camisole pattern similar to the honeymoon cami on knitty.com here.... http://www.knitty.com/issuespring04/PATThoneymoon.html

I'd simply knit that one, but it's a little above and beyond my talents right now. I don't need to have the eyelet border, but I really like everything else about it. Is there any way I can modify the pattern? Or do you know of a pattern with a similar shape? I don't need any fancy stitch patterns, basic stockinette would be fine.

I really wish I could make my own patterns, which I'm working on figuring out how to do so, but I don't know how to make armholes or the wide v-neck yet. Is that difficult to incorporate into a self-made pattern??

Would really love any advice! Thanks!!  Grin
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / how did you learn how to design?? on: July 31, 2007 05:14:29 PM
I'm really interested in learning how to design my own knitting patterns. Nothing fancy to start. How did you first learn how to design your own patterns? From a book? From experience seeing how other patterns went together? I'd love to know where to begin! 

Share your stories here for a wannabe knit designer!!  Cheesy
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cropped T-Shirt on: July 24, 2007 03:58:47 PM
I just finished the cropped t-shirt from the book "Loop-d-Loop" early this morning. Really early this morning. About 1 am!  Cheesy I was really eager to get it done since it's my first wearable knit FO other than hats and scarves. Plus, I've had 5 days off from work so I've been a knitting fool... I wanted it done before going back to work (I'm impatient like that.)  Smiley  Here it is....



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1111/888793077_0af04df886.jpg?v=0
Sitting on the bench I still need to paint. As you can see it's so freshly done that I haven't even woven in the ends yet! I wish the picture did justice to the color of the yarn. It's a really pretty moss green.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435614@N03/887327230/
With me wearing it in a pretty pose.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435614@N03/887327172/
Never mind the funny face! My fiance kept snapping pics mid-pose and I certainly wasn't ready! But, it's a good pic of how it fits. Gives you an idea of the sleeves and boat neck type thing, as well as how cropped it is. I followed the pattern exactly, but next time I make this I'll add a few more rounds as suggested in the pattern for a less cropped look. But, it's summer, it works for now! Grin

Anyway, thanks for looking! I'd post the pattern, but I'm not sure if I can since it's from a book and all that. Is there anything illegal about posting a pattern from someone else's book?? If not, I'd love to post it if anyone is interested!  Smiley
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Casting on mid-project?? on: July 20, 2007 02:40:30 PM
I need some help! The t-shirt pattern I'm working on calls for casting on in mid row. It calls for the single cast-on method. I've never casted on mid project and I'm not really sure how to do this. Can anyone explain or direct me to a site that could help me out? I've searched google and haven't found anything that describes what I'm talking about.

Any help would be really great and much appreciated!! I know, I know... curse the newbie knitter!!  Cheesy
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How many times have you re-started a project?? on: July 19, 2007 08:34:37 PM
Ugh!! Sometimes I could just pull my hair out! I'm currently working on the ballet t-shirt in the book "loop-d-loop" and this will be the third time I've unraveled everything because it's been hopeless and started again. Luckily I haven't been too far along, about 4th row this last time, but it's still frustrating. And what was it due to? Me reading the stupid pattern wrong and increasing too many times the first inc row.

Ugh! Does this sort of botchery happen to all knitters??? Share your horror stories here! I need consoling....  Embarrassed  But, this project won't kick my butt... I will master it.  Grin
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need help with a few definitions for a knit tee pattern. Help!! on: July 18, 2007 06:47:54 PM
I really want to make a knit t-shirt and I found one that I really love and have the pattern for. I was reading through the pattern to make sure I understand everything, and since I'm fairly to new to more advanced techniques, I have a few questions. Maybe you can help??

Ok, first....
ssk: Which is described as "slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop." Now, that sounds like k2tog to me. Am I wrong? How do you "slip slip knit"?

And...
How do you cast on in mid row? It might be incredibly easy, but I'm having trouble picturing it.

Can anyone help? I'd really appreciate any advice, as I'd love to learn how to do more challenging projects.
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I'm just dying to make one of these vests... can you help me?! on: July 18, 2007 03:03:59 PM
I saw this in American Eagle, and on their website, but I'm not willing to pay $40, call me a cheapskate. Anyway, does anyone know of a good knitting pattern that could make a vest like this? It doesn't have to have the cabling on the sides, but I would like the ribbing along the edges. I've been looking online and in books & magazines for a pattern, but no such luck.

Here's the link to the vest:
http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat380161&productId=0341_6499

If that doesn't work for some reason, it's called the AE Academic Vest, just go to www.ae.com.

Any help would be really great!! Thanks!  Grin
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Too Many Stitches? on: July 07, 2007 08:49:47 PM
So I'm kind of working on a slouchy hat. I've been wanting one for ages and finally grew the courage to begin knitting one. So here's my question: Do you think 100 cast on stitches is too much? Would that make the hat too big around?? I want it to fit me, a small-ish woman, but with an average sized head, I would think. Let me know please!! Any feedback would be great.  Grin
29  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Is there a demand for recycled paper goods? on: April 16, 2007 02:00:56 PM
I love to make stationary sets, journals, bookmarks, etc. out of paper I've recycled. I was thinking about selling these items online. Do you think there's a demand for this sort of thing?? I'd love to know your opinion!!!   Grin
30  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / What would you like to see? on: April 14, 2007 08:43:39 PM
Ok, so, I'm putting some serious thought into starting my own crafty business, but the premise is going to be slightly different than most. It's going to be mostly a charity oriented business. The idea is that I sell my crafts online and the majority of the money a person spends on what they've purchased would go to the charity of their choice, or if they don't have one, they can pick from a provided list. The only money I would keep would be to cover my costs of making that item, and that would be factored into the total cost.
Anyway.... so I'm in the process of thinking of what I'd like to make.  I have some ideas, but I'd really like to hear what you think. I can sew, knit, draw, paint, make jewelry, make recycled goods, pretty much anything I put my mind to. I was thinking about handmade recycled stationary, but I don't know if there's a demand for that or not. So what would you crafty guys and gals like to see on a charity-based craft site?? What would you like to buy with your hard-earned money and in return, have 90% of that money go to your favorite cause?? I'm up for any suggestion, big or small, kitschy or not.
Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to reading all the comments!!!!   Cheesy

P.S. If any of this is confusing, let me know and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions.
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