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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / DPN's - sizes to start.. on: November 09, 2007 11:24:41 PM
Haven't tried DPN's as yet, but would love to give it a whirl.

Would you recommend buying a set like the Knit Picks Harmony or would I be better off buying them separately.  If separately what sizes do you recommend I pick up first?

Thanks so much. Smiley

Cheers, Rava
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Some advice for a newbie knitter re: Glampyre please! on: November 09, 2007 06:41:18 PM
Thanks Ana!  That picture with the contrasting yarn made it a little easier for me to understand! and after reading your response I noticed that I hadn't read the pattern properly and in fact skipped a whole paragraph!!!

It actually doesn't say anything about working in the round but it just lists 2 different sizes of circular needles - hence my dubious thinking here Smiley

Very much appreciate all the help I am getting here  Grin

Cheers, Rava
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Some advice for a newbie knitter re: Glampyre please! on: November 09, 2007 03:20:45 PM
Azure, thanks so much for that link!!  Wow! the videos there are very good, and I cant believe that I didn't have this site bookmarked!  Again thank you Smiley

Project Update:  Ive cast on - I'm using Noro Kureyon #124 and am halfway through my back part!  All is looking well and so far no problems on my end.

I am hoping however, that I can clarify that I am reading the pattern right.  Sleeves are on the right and left of placed markers and I am assuming that I just start knitting in the round from here, once starting the sleeves?

No 2. Question - the only place I have to pick up stitches is the neck section - correct?

Ive never used a pattern before for a garment so please excuse my newbie questions  Roll Eyes and thankyou in advance for all your help.

Cheers, Rava
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ribbing dilemma...help please! on: November 08, 2007 04:35:41 PM
These are a couple of bookmarks that might help you out Smiley

http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/tools/IncreaseEvenlySpace.html

http://www.knitabit.net/wisdom/increaseevenly.htm

Cheers, Rava
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Some advice for a newbie knitter re: Glampyre please! on: November 08, 2007 04:30:06 PM
Thanks Fragile and Ana Smiley

I'm about to cast on!

I hope I can call on you guys if I get stuck?

Cheers, Rava
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: help with pattern on: November 08, 2007 04:28:52 PM
I dont know if this one will help you out;

http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/magic_scarf_a_b_1.php

but its Crazy Aunt Purl's Magic scarf - basically blocks of stockinette stitch, and reverse stockinette stitch - making it look a bit like a checker board Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A few of my firsts :) on: November 08, 2007 02:46:01 PM
Lovely! and I second the comment about wanting to take knitting lessons as well!

So far though, I haven't managed to find anywhere here in Western Australia who offers them!

Cheers, Rava
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Prepare to roll your eyes... my first knit! on: November 08, 2007 02:43:51 PM
I think they look absolutely fantastic! and that you did a marvelous job of knitting them up!

Congrats!

Cheers, Rava
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Some advice for a newbie knitter re: Glampyre please! on: November 08, 2007 02:41:43 PM
I'm a self taught knitter who has so far managed to keep only one project going at the time, being too scared to attempt another whilst having not completed whats on my needles.

Scarves and blankets are becoming very boring, quite quickly and I stumbled across Glampyre's site and bought the pattern for "one skein wonder" and am so itching to try it.

Knitting into the front and back is not a problem, so I'm not worried about that part of things, however "picking up stitches" is another matter.

For all you experienced knitters out there, would your recommend this pattern to a newbie wanting to try something else? and how hard is picking up stitches and knitting in the round for that matter?

If you couldn't guess I'm a bit of a 'fraidy cat  Tongue

Cheers, Rava
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sticking it out: some encouragement? on: November 08, 2007 02:33:31 PM
I'm the opposite, but its probably because I'm a relative newbie to knitting and as yet have been that tiny bit afraid to start something new whilst still having yarn on my needles. (However, I admit to being very tempted to start "one skein wonder" from Glampyre, but keep putting it off, thinking I might be too much of a beginner to work it!)

With that said however, it would probably be in my best interests to start another project as my yarn stash is getting bigger and bigger! and as of yet I haven't worked out a good place to hide the visa statement from the hubby!  Roll Eyes

Honestly, even though scarves and blankets have been the only thing I have attempted, I find that if I pick a bit of a more challenging pattern, instead of the knit and purl stitches (right now I am working on a feather and fan one from Colinette) it keeps me interested, (and I pay more attention to what I am doing) and even excited to see the item grow and grow.

Hope that helps some!

Cheers, Rava

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