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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled wristband, with pattern! on: December 26, 2006 10:12:55 PM
No prob!

And hey - any of you knit this yet? Post a pic! It'd be cool to see variations and such. I want to knit a few more, myself. Cheesy
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled wristband, with pattern! on: December 26, 2006 11:14:06 AM
Jane2 - I knit it with wool, so it's stretchy enough to pull over my hand and not be loose.

The fastening is just a basic seam, nothing fancy. Smiley
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled wristband, with pattern! on: December 25, 2006 01:20:56 PM
There is a super handy-dandy video here:


(Under "decorative techniques")

Once you've done it once, cables are deceptively simple. The cable needle is simply used to hold the few stitches you need to criss-cross.

Using my pattern here as an example: when you come to a row where you to the twist for the cable, you take the first three of the six cable stitches and stick them on the cable needle. The cable needle sits there with your stitches, making sure they don't fall off.

You then knit the three stitches that are on the knitting needle, the last three of the cable stitches. After you do that, you pull the cable needle over to you and knit the three stitches off -that- needle, so that the six stitches have created a twist. Thus, the cable!

I hope that makes sense? The video will totally help you out, as it does the exact same cable pattern as my wristband calls for. Smiley
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Backyard Critters (Knit Amigurumi) on: December 21, 2006 11:17:13 AM
wow. I'm late on the bandwagon, but DAMN, these are fantastic. Very professional.

When I get a little bit of extra money, I'm gonna splurge on a few of these I think. Cheesy
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shark Hat! on: December 21, 2006 11:15:29 AM
hehe, thanks again everyone XD

I forgot to answer the weight inquiry. The tail is very loosely stuffed, just enough to give it some form, and since the whole hat is rather bulky and I stuck some k2,p2 ribbing on the brim, the hat doesn't seem to fall off. He also wears it very low on his head.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Shark Hat! on: December 19, 2006 10:34:18 AM
Thanks for your kind comments everyone! Cheesy Cheesy

I'm on vacation for Christmas, but when I get home I can probably crank out the pattern.

And yes, he does wear the hat. The very night I finished it and took these photos, he wore it to the 7-11. Oh, the comments!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Shark Hat - PATTERN LINK ON PG 9! on: December 16, 2006 08:44:40 PM
Just in time for a Christmas gift, I knit my boyfriend a hat. His favorite animal is sharks, and he is by no means a shy guy, so I decided to go all out, and make him a full shark hat. D: (His idea!)

Side/top views

Boyfriend himself, happily modeling his new favorite hat

Side view

Top view. The shark is eating his brains. Cheesy~

I didn't use any pattern for this. I did reference World of Knitted Toys by Kath Delamy(sp?) for the shaping of the dorsal fin and the tail, but even they needed massive tweaking due to the size. The decreases were guesswork, but worked out. I made the gums by picking up stitches, and binding them off immediately using smaller needles, and the teeth are white felt.

I can write up a pattern later on, if there's interest. In the meantime, enjoy! Cheesy
28  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: hair-kerchief question! on: December 31, 2005 11:18:46 AM
The pattern tells you to cast on half as many stitches as you wound up with, then bind them off. But I prefer i-cord. Smiley
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turning and casting on on: December 12, 2005 06:43:50 PM

Yes, it DOES! Why did I not think of it sooner...

Thank you melidomi!
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Turning and casting on on: December 12, 2005 03:27:57 PM
Hey everyone!

OK... I know how to turn and such, for short-row shaping. But I'm knitting the shark from World Of Knitted Toys, and their instructions have me baffled. As follows:

"Next row: k17, turn and cast on 12sts (back of fin), turn and k to end of row"

Now, I've tried turning, and casting on to the NEW right needle, then turning again,a nd knitting across... but I find it very difficult to knit into those new 12 stitches, so I can't help but feel I'm doing this wrong.

Can someone lend me a helping hand! Thanks in advance!  Smiley
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