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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / SNB's Cowl of Cowl & Howl vs. To Dye For- 1st sweater! on: September 19, 2005 05:17:28 PM
ok guys, this winter i'm finally taking the plunge- it's time for my first sweater! I'm trying to decide between To Dye For and the Cowl sweater- which do you think would be less stressful for a total sweater newbie? i don't want mindless knitting, of course, but i don't want this to be the sweater that scares me away from sweaters (ha, like that could ever happen. so what do you think? thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 16" circs vs. 29" circs on: August 07, 2005 12:00:58 PM
I am beginning my first project in the round- a basic hat- and am using a pattern that calls for 16" circs. so i went to my local michaels and looked for them- only to find 29"s . i asked a salesperson for help, and she said that she had never heard of 16" and that i could make my hat with 29"s. so i bought the 29"s and just cast on 72 sts, only to see that this looks pretty impossible. the sts dont make it all the way around the needles. is there anyway to do this with 29"s, or should i continue to look for 16"s? thanks!
3  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / I could use some help with the "Candystripers" messenger bag on: July 10, 2005 03:21:13 PM
Ok, i'm using Lamb's pride bulky on plastic 15s (I started w/ bamboos, but after having trouble i figured it would be best to switch to plastics). This is my 3rd time restarting the bag- i've only ever gotten 4 rows done. i just seem to be having trouble with the horizontal herringbone stitch. maybe I'm doing it wrong, hopefully someone can help me figure this out. just to verify: when i s1, i do so purlwise, yes? and when i raise s1 st, i insert my left needle into it from the bottom? and then put my right needle in and knit? when i do this i wind up with 2 strands of yarn twisted together. so when i get to row 2 of the pattern, do i treat these twisted strands as one or two stitches? i would really appreciate the help, thank you!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting front & back of stitch (knitty's cleaves) on: June 08, 2005 03:14:35 PM
I'm working on cleaves, from the latest issue of knitty, and i'm having major trouble with the kf&b (aka bar increase). is it just me, or do the stitches become really tight and practically impossible to work with? i'm able to get through the rows, but i seem to wind up with a too many or too few. someone please help me!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / A "flattering" dress on: May 25, 2005 05:11:06 PM
i found this interesting... lol

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need help with Knitty's Cleaves on: May 22, 2005 12:03:26 PM
Due to my lack of reading skills, i bought straight needles instead of dpns. i also bought the circs i needed. is there anyway i can knit this without having to go back to the store and buy dpns? i do have size 3 dpns, but i need a 10-11.
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Need help with the Spiderweb Capelet. on: May 05, 2005 01:18:11 PM
i'm in desperate need of help. yesterday i started knitting the capelet with Patons Divine in a pretty raspberry color on bamboo circs, but i only got to the third row when i noticed that the first 20 or 30 stitches don't connect with the coordinating stitches from row 2. all of the stitches after that are fine. this is hard to describe, but i'm going to try. the right way is to have two loops, one from row 2, one from row 3, linking together. most of my stitches do that. but the earlier loops are not linked. i already tried to frog it and start over (that took forever, i tried to just slip the stitches off the needles and unravel, which worked with my other projects, but i guess lace is different) but now even the second time around it's getting messed up. this yarn is pretty fuzzy, should i try it with a different yarn and do it again with this yarn once i know what i'm doing? please help me!!!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Attaching I-cords to my tank top on: May 02, 2005 02:03:10 PM
I just finished knitting my first tank top (!!!) and now i need to attach the I-cords to the tank. how do i do this?! none of my books explain it. should i just weave the tails on either end into the tank and then just knot it? please help!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / High School Knitting Club! on: April 29, 2005 02:08:15 PM
I've been knitting for about 5 months now, and am absolutely in love with it. I recently taught my friend to knit, which gave me an idea: why not start up a club at my high school? (i'm a freshman). Yesterday i met with my guidance counselor, and it's all set for next year! i'll begin the year just teaching the people who don't already know- with help from some staff, knitting students, etc... and once everyone has the basics down, we'll be knitting blankets for the Linus Project (www.ProjectLinus.org). I'm very excited about this! Have any of you done something similar to this before? If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Quick, possibly stupid, question about dpns on: March 26, 2005 10:37:01 AM
I'm about to start knitting a hat on dpns, due to the lack of 16" circs in my area. the pattern i'm using calls for circs, but i'm going to live on the edge  Wink and use dpns. my question is: when i'm forming the triangle, it won't actually be connected on all sides, there will be an opening between two of the needles, correct? so needle 1 will be connected to 2, 2 connected to 3, but 3 will NOT be connected to 1? and my fourth working needle will really become connected to needle 2, but not 3? i hope you can follow all this, i know im not making much sense. i appreciate any help!
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