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sheepishxlion
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2007 07:49:06 PM »

Hi!  Your hats look great!
I was wondering what sort of decreses you used.  When I knit two together, they lay so flat I almost can't see my decreases,  but yours stand up and make the top of the hat have such a nice spiral. 

Maybe I really do knit too tight.

Thanks!!



I just knit two together.

As far as knitting too tight do you pull the yarn after you've made your stitch (knit or purl). I use to do that when I first started off knitting and my stitches were always so tight and i used so much yarn for projects. Then I read somewhere not to do that, I stopped and my knitting became nice even gauge. I'm not sure if this is the case with you so this advice might not help but thought I'd share, encase it does.
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Gizank
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007 08:02:25 AM »


I just knit two together.

As far as knitting too tight do you pull the yarn after you've made your stitch (knit or purl). I use to do that when I first started off knitting and my stitches were always so tight and i used so much yarn for projects. Then I read somewhere not to do that, I stopped and my knitting became nice even gauge. I'm not sure if this is the case with you so this advice might not help but thought I'd share, encase it does.

I do pull after the stitch.  I knit English, and frequently "check" my tension by straightening my finger out.  The funny thing is, I get very even tension and older knitters I have shown work to say all kinds of wonderful things (maybe they're just shocked because I'm a guy) about the evenness and quality of my knitting.  However, it has been an occasional challenge when working so tight.  I never get close to suggested gauge without moving up a needle size...  sometimes two.

Thanks for the advice!  I hadn't thought of those aspects of knitting so tight (particularly the yarn usage).  I will have to practice working looser.  I have only been at it for a few months, but habits grow quickly. 

Thanks again!
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HomekeepingGran
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2007 01:18:30 PM »

I really like both of them!  Very nice hats.  And your hat recipe is very understandable and looks completely correct!  Excellent work!
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JLMS
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2007 06:08:00 AM »

These look so professional. I love the colors you have chosen. Wonderful work.
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sheepishxlion
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2007 09:41:44 AM »

HomekeepingGran and JLMS and anyone else who compliment and I may have missed thanks.
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