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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006 04:08:04 PM »

Is it to late to join?

We just started. Feel free to make whatever you want. Its more of a support group!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006 07:50:21 AM »

Thanks!
At the moment I'm trying to work on this Minisweater.  I've done many scarves and I want to move on to something else.  Support is always needed...great idea.

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2006 09:53:10 AM »

So far I cast on and knit 1 row. But- there is a mistake already, part of the yarn didn't get on the needle for one stitch. Any way to correct that easily or should I start over?
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2006 12:00:37 PM »

So far I cast on and knit 1 row. But- there is a mistake already, part of the yarn didn't get on the needle for one stitch. Any way to correct that easily or should I start over?

If you can figure out the mistake you could unpick the stitches back to that point and fix it. But since you've only done one row. it might be easier to start over.

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006 12:19:48 PM »

I guess I'll do that. It will take a year to finish this simple bag at this rate! Wink
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2006 01:04:44 PM »

yea... my bag has been a bit of a pain.... but i blame it on learning that damned purl stitch! at one point i somehow ended up with 56 stitches on the needle, not 54... so i kinda just winged it to get it back. This is definitely a learning experience! I seem to knit tightly, but purl loosely... odd. My tension also isn't very consistent, but oh well... i think it's looking pretty!
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2006 01:17:11 PM »

i do the exact same thing!  i'm always tight on the knit, but the purl is still awkward for me-- i just learned it-- and seems so big and loose!  but in the end it appears to work out alright so far.  i'm going to get the yarn for the purse hopefully tonight or tomorrow-- i'm puppy sitting so my knitting is on a small hold for now as they think the yarn is a toy!
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2006 05:55:47 PM »

Most people knit with a different tension on their knit and purl stitches. Which is why if you ever make something seamless on circulars or double pointed needles, to check the gauge the same way because knitting flat, you might get a different one.

I never knits swatches because I usually don't use the same yarn or needle size the pattern calls for. I knit by size, rather than gauge.

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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2006 07:09:19 AM »

I too need to loosen up my tension a bit.  I'm trying to knit glampyrekints mini sweater.  It's coming out so tight it's hurting my hands a bit when I knit.  So I'm trying to loosen up a bit. Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2006 03:36:45 PM »

I have to start from scratch but haven't had a chance because I have sewing to do. I will try and restart this weekend. How's everyone doing?
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