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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 1x1 ribbing advice? on: October 14, 2008 09:05:52 AM
I HATE 1x1 ribbing.  I just began yet another pair of socks, which naturally starts with an inch of ribbing.  does anyone have any advice on how to make it go quicker.  I just want to get to the actual pattern!

Thanks,
Kate
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Slipped stitch rib/ packaging socks on: July 30, 2008 06:31:28 PM
Hey everyone!
I just started the Slippery Socks http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter07/PATTslippery.html I am working on the slip stitch ribbing, which seems like it is going to end up being really tight.  has anyone else knit these and noticed a problem?

Also, I just finished my first christmas gift, a pair of jaywalkers for one of my rommmates.  I want a creative way to package them.  any ideas?

thanks!
Kate
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Favorite sock pattern on: April 05, 2008 01:16:20 PM
Hey everyone!

I got an order in from knitpicks with a bunch of sock yarn.  It is all either essentials multis or felici self striping.  I know that not all patterns look good with multi colored yarn but I hate doing just straight stockinette.  I was wondering what some of your favorite sock patterns are that you have done in multicolored yarn.

Thanks!
Kate
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitpicks essentials multi on: March 28, 2008 01:52:23 PM
Hey everyone!

So while I was home on spring break, I informed my mom of my plans to buy the full set of harmony sock needles from knitpicks.  Since my mom is incredibly awesome, she told me to use my emergency credit card to pay for it all. She told me how much to spend, so I need to decide what sock yarn I want to buy.  I am thinking that I want to get the Essentials sock yarn Multi colored, but I want to be sure that it is more variagated than self striping. 

Does anyone have any experience with this yarn?  I just want to make sure that I am not gonna be disapointed, especially since the pictures are kinda small and don't really show me what I want to see.

Thanks!!!
Kate
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 18 month sizing on: February 22, 2008 12:03:32 PM
Okay, so when it comes to sizing, I am always uber paranoid.  First I think an article is too big, then too small, then to big then I rip it out and start all over, thinking that it is too big and make it bigger, only to realize when I finish that the hat is ginormous. 

Right now I am working on a baby sweater.  I am sure you are all getting sick of my questions by now, since there have been many.  What I need to know now is how big I should make the circumference for an 18-24 month old side.  I would like to ere on the side of being big rather then small, so that it will fit him for next fall (he will be 18 in Novemeber).  When looking at baby clothes this weekend at a shower, I was shocked by how big even the newborn-3 month sizes seemed to me. 

If any mothers/anyone who knits for children could chime in on this I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!!
Kate Grin
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / dividing for a raglan on: February 18, 2008 08:30:04 AM
When I couldn't find a pattern I liked for a sweater for a one year old little boy, I decided to design my own.  I am making a top down pullover raglan and can't decide how I want to divide it before making the increases.  The neck is done in ribbing with 64 stitches around.  I just want figure out in what proportions I should divide the front, back and each sleeve.

thanks for any help!

Kate
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Little Boys Sweater on: February 16, 2008 01:50:26 PM
Hey Everyone,

Yesterday I finished a sweater to give to my cousin for her daughter-to-be (Zoe, Anna, Samantha, or Bella, name to be determined).  Well, now I am without a project, and would love to make something for her sister's son.  I'd like to make a sweater for Brady.  I really like top down raglans, as that is what I made for her sister, but I am open to trying new things.  I want something that will look good on a little boy, cause brady is all man.

Thanks!
Kate

BTW, Brady is going to be a year old soon
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / baby cardigan question on: February 04, 2008 01:28:03 PM
Hey Everyone!

I just got in my new knitpicks needles and some cotton blend to make a baby sweater for my cousins daughter, to be born in April.  I have a pattern my mom sent me from one of her weekend knits books that is adorable, but I am having some trouble understanding how some of it is done.
The sweater is knit nearly entirely in garter stitch with the ridgese running vertically instead of horizontally.  The main issue for me is that the bottom of the sweater is knit on smaller needles than the top.  the directions read:
Using larger needle CO 27 sts, then using smaller needle, CO 4.
ROW 1: Using smaller needle k4, using larger needle k27 sts.
ROW 2: Using larger needle k27, with smaller needle k4 sts.

I am confused as to how I use the two different size needles.

If anyone can clear this up for me I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks!
Kate
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Gift for a spring baby on: January 23, 2008 02:26:00 PM
Hey all!
My cousin is having a baby in April and I would love to make her something small to give her at the shower.  I already made her a baby blanket that I gave her at Christmas, since I thought I was going to be at school three hours away during her shower.  My mom called today and told me that the shower will be in a few weeks on a long weekend that I will be home for. 
I want to make something small, since I only have a few eeks and not that much free time.  I know that I don't want to make a hat, cause the baby will born in April, but I would like to make something quick and easy like that.

Thanks!
Kate
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fair isle... How much to compensate for? on: January 19, 2008 07:51:02 PM
I am about to start my first fair isle project, a reversible hat with a snowflake motif repeating around the edge.  I have read that fair isle results in a less stretchy knit, but I don't know how much I should compensate for this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Kate
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