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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 04, 2007 05:04:17 AM
I really do appreciate all of your help and especially the pictures. It really helps a newbie like me to see exactly what I am suppose to be doing.
Once again this board has helped save my project. Thank you!  Grin
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 03, 2007 09:16:00 PM
Thank you all so much!
I am working the pattern from the book Knitgrrl 2 by Shannon Okey.
My connection is very slow so I doubt if it would let me upload the original pic to  Photobucket to show you all.
It could be that I misread the pattern.

Here is what the pattern says:

Start the front flap:
Cast on 38 stitches with color 2(I had to cast on more due to the dimensions of the book)
Knit 5 rows.
Next row: Switch to stockinette stitch (knit 1 row , purl 1 row). Continue for 2 3/4 inches, ending in a purl row.

Now start the front:
Change to color 1 by joining new ball of yarn.
Purl 1 row. This will help the book cover fold around the edge of the book.
Work in stockinette stitch for 4 inches (or width of the book's front cover). End with a purl row.
Purl 1 more row.

Make the spine:
Work in stockinette stitch for the width of the book's spine  (usually about 1 inch), ending with a purl row.

Start the back cover:
Purl 1 row. This is the start of the back cover.
Work in stockinette stitch for 4 inches (or the width of the book's back cover). End with a purl row.
Purl 1 more row.

Make the back flap:
Work in stockinette stitch for 2 3/4 inches.
Switch back to color 2. Knit 5 rows.
Bind off.



P.S. I decided that I would make him a HP scarf instead. I am using my knifty knitter loom. It's going quite well and I am very happy with the color changes. If I have yarn leftover (and more than likely I will as I hit a sale and bought a huge lot of red and yellow yarn) I will make the book cover.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 03, 2007 04:24:57 PM
Thanks a lot! I think I will just continue with it.  Grin
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 03, 2007 03:32:33 PM
Here are the best pics I could get (I took the bookcover off the needles last night to start over. So this is a smaller model that I made up really quick to show you all.):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/ReinasMommy/HarryPotterBookCover006.jpg
Here is the front side (a.k.a. stockinette)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/ReinasMommy/HarryPotterBookCover004.jpg
Here is the back side (a.k.a. opposite side of the stockinette)

Would the bicolor line appear if I just did garter stitch for the entire project? Or what other stitch could I use where I bicolor line would not appear? (I don't know very many stitches...I am pretty new.)
I don't mind learning new stitches or just doing garter stitch. I just want to make the best possible book cover that I can.

Thank you all for being so patient with me! I really appreciate it!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 03, 2007 08:28:30 AM
Yes. The side opposite the stockinette does not have the bicolor stripe. The stockinette side is the side that has the bicolor stripe.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 02, 2007 10:01:36 PM
Perhaps if I detailed the steps leading up to where I see the problem and the step that the problem occurs in...it would better explain the situation??

Here's what I am doing:

Front Flap:
Cast on 60 stitches (with red)
Knit 5 rows
Switch to stockinette and continue for 2 3/4 inches ending with a purl row.
Front:
*Here's where I notice the problem*
Switch to yellow.
Purl 1 row.
Then continue in stockinette.

In the picture the book cover has white flaps and a blue cover. My problem is that when I look at the picture, where they switched from white to blue, I don't see the two colors mixing like mine do.

Thanks for your help so far!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need help with joining yarns.... on: March 02, 2007 08:12:55 PM
I am attempting (being the key word) to knit my boyfriend a book cover. I am doing it in Harry Potter, Gryffindor colors (yellow and red). I want to make it like the house scarves in the movie alternating between red and yellow. I started with red, but when I go to join the yellow yarn it looks very strange. Like a line of yellow and red mixed. Then it switches to yellow. The picture for the pattern doesn't show it happening this way.
Is there a way to avoid this strange happening???

Thanks!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fairly New Knitter..and I need pattern help! on: February 26, 2007 10:04:53 AM
Thank you both so much! I wasn't bringing the yarn to the front or back at any point therefore creating extra stitches. I watched the video from knittinghelp.com and now I am on the right track.
You guys saved my project!
Thank you! Thank you!  Thank you!  Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fairly New Knitter..and I need pattern help! on: February 26, 2007 09:01:09 AM
Hello!
 I hope that I am in the right place for posting this message.
I am trying to knit a simple a make up bag where the top is worked in stockinette and the bottom is worked in seed stitch. Oh my goodness!
I got the stockinette part down great. But when I go to do the seed stitch part for some reason I can't get it to look right. I can do one row fine but when I switch to knit where I purled and vise versa it doesn't work out.
When I go to knit where I had purled in the previous row it looks like there are two stitches attached...do I knit both of those or just one and let the other drop?
I hope this makes sense. I am so confused and starting to get a little frustrated, because I know that it is so easy!

Thanks for all of your help!
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