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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: making flat circles on: May 10, 2008 06:31:42 PM
Here tells how to knit a circle
http://cena.ladefoged.org/patterns/piorpie.htm
or here are some round felted coasters, basically same as formula used above.  http://www.knittingatknoon.com/coasterspatt.html
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting is so frustrating on: May 09, 2008 02:02:26 PM
I'm not familiar with the Stitch n Bitch techniques but most of Knitting Help videos show two methods.
Continental and English.
You might perhaps find the English method easier to do?

Try English style purl st. shown here. http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/video_player/play/127/1
or here is another one, by a different knitter.
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=23864798

For double cast on, or long tail cast on,  again, try the alternate method. shown here.  It uses a more English style knitting action.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/flash/video_player/play/36/1
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: simple,easy bag pattern on: May 02, 2008 02:16:15 PM
Check out Knitty archives.
http://knitty.com/archiveBAGS.html
Knitty patterns are rated with level of difficulty
and "mellow" [m] = easier beginner level.
3 [m] bags there, all look cute.

or you could browse here. http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/bags_totes_purses.php
LOTS of bags. sure to be something to suit.

Edit:-just reading about Knitty bag 'Unbiased' on Ravelry, many who made it comment it needs to be made deeper.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Easy Fair Isle patterns? on: April 27, 2008 10:44:46 PM
A search at KPC for 'fair isle' brings up lots of patterns. http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/search.php

and I second the Knitty site. Lots there. hats, sweater, cardigan etc. Search the archives.

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone know where I can???? on: April 24, 2008 04:38:41 AM
1 here sounds similar, has instructions for flat 2 needles.
http://www.y2knit.net/QuickHatOct04.pdf
or try here for lots of others.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/hats.php
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to block acrylic? on: April 18, 2008 01:08:26 PM
Steaming works as 'ThreadOrYarn' said. I do it by laying out the piece as desired, cover it with a very wet tea towel and iron over the towel, the hot iron on the wet towel forces the steam into the fabric underneath.
It is called 'Killing' the acrylic.
It is talked about here also
http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/charity/archives/2006/11/entry_222.html
and here
http://knitting-en-spanish.blogspot.com/2007/11/killing-acrylic.html
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: i think i screwed up my first sweater... on: April 18, 2008 12:58:18 PM
yes you can "pick up and knit around the bottom" but you can't do it from the ribbing so you will need to get rid of that first.
Pull a thread in a row above the ribbing and pull it out or unpick it. (you can't unravel bottom up on ribbing but you can with stocking stitch.)
You can then pick up the stitches and knit down. the sts will be Half a stitch off but that won't matter.

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Scarf problems on: April 17, 2008 10:39:03 PM
I've never worn scarves so I don't really know, but I've noticed the 'seaman's scarf' style, is knit in that shape deliberately. perhaps its something folk have discovered happens with wear & decided to do them like that from the start.
http://www.cu-needleworks.com/Patterns/Scarves/DoctorScarf/doctorscarf.pdf
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/casseamensscarf.htm
Just speculating.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Using up a bunch of acrylic (What would you do?) on: April 15, 2008 01:48:48 PM
 
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AND acrylic is ideal of animal wear since it is washable and can take a LOT of punishment. 
Great idea 'HandsyMalone'. I'm sure the local animal shelter would appreciate some animal blankets.
Patterns, sizes and other info. here. (if needed).
http://www.snugglesproject.org/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Using up a bunch of acrylic (What would you do?) on: April 15, 2008 12:49:10 PM
I'd go for a blanket as well. I Love doing blankets. You don't have to worry quite much about size and gauge (unlike a garment) and they are always useful or appreciated as gifts. You could put 2 or more strands together as 'whistlepig' suggested, to do it bulkier and quicker, if necessary.
there are loads of blanket pattens about. here's some others.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/afghans.php
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