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« on: June 02, 2005 10:23:23 AM »

ok- i love knitting- but I'm still not past the making rectangles/squares stage- i mean don't get me wrong I've made a bag *proud* but i wanna be able to make other stuff using circular knitting needles- cue the question- can sum1 run through the whole knitting in the round thing with me??? I know there's a video guide but i would really prefer some writing- so i can print out and puzzle over- thanks Smiley
ooh, and i've got the needles *excitement*
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2005 10:25:50 AM »

i'm eager to learn because of this post- check it out- you'll understand why Smiley
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37727.0
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005 10:27:35 AM »

I'm horrible at explaining things.....but since you are a newbie...I thought I'd show you this site, since it is sooo helpful. www.knittinghelp.com
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 10:30:36 AM »

thanks- is it written down anywhere??? *looks*
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 10:36:03 AM »

http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit12.htm
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005 10:38:49 AM »

I dont think it's written down on knittinghelp, i was just giving you that link for future use with other techniques, because it helped me so much. When I started knitting, I found written instructions (I have no idea where...so sorry!) but I could not follow them at all. When I saw the video at knitting help, it clicked instantly....so if you don't find any..maybe just give the videos another try?
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005 10:40:46 AM »

oh no- no probs- it's a great site- thanks for posting- and thanks to the other lovely crafty person who posted the one with text- i am sooo gonna have a go tonite! how many stitches do you reckon i should cast on for the cozies?Huh
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005 12:08:46 PM »

Do you know how many stitches you knit per inch with that yarn and those needles?
measure around whatever your cozying and do the math?

for instance - if you knit 4 stitches per inch, and your mp3 playeris 4 inches around (1 1/2 inches on top and bottom and 1/2 tall on the sides) you need to cast on 16 stitches or maybe 17/18 to give it a bit of breathing room.

I like to knit by formula - i find it makes more sense to me for some applications than following a pattern. 

BTW - Once you've got the circular thing down, I'd recommend socks as a next step project.  They're very gratifying and the only tricky bits are the toes and heels.  When you get to that point, you can pm me if you want and I'll send you some of my fav links if you can't find what you need.

oh - and i also find that point protectors on the ends of my DPN's make the project more portable and less stress about stitches slipping off the needles.
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 01:00:42 PM »

The post you were referring to ( tampon cozies) I believe are crocheted, not knitted...though they could be.  I just thought I would throw that in:)
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2005 10:40:41 AM »

oh yeah, i know that they're crocheted, but I liked them so much, i kinda made my own knitted version- hey it got a few laughs!!!
i'm still slightly confused with the whole knitted in the round because...
the kneedles i'm using are 4mm- no probs, the length of the kneedles (plus the bit which allows for circular bit) is quite big so what if i wanna make something smaller- it won't go round it'll just be like regular knitting.
I tried this last night, then realised i'd got myself completely confused- i couldn't even cast off or anything *confuzzled*
somebody plse explain this big mess!!!!
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