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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: kiddie scarf+hat---just in time for spring! on: March 19, 2006 05:11:32 AM
Thanks guys!  Yes, the scarf has a keyhole & it's the only item in the pics that's truly double knit.  The hat also has two knitted layers, but I worked the layers seperately 'cause that went so much faster.  I had to learn to hold a strand of yarn in each hand for the scarf & that was really hard!  I got faster at it, but in the beginning I was knitting one double knit row every 15 minutes... Tongue
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: kiddie scarf+hat---just in time for spring! on: March 17, 2006 04:19:55 PM
Thanks!  The fake fur is Jaeger Fur---it's a yarn, built mostly from wool & feels very soft yet fuzzy to the touch.  So yummy!  You can find it on the internet in lots of different colors. 
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: kiddie scarf+hat---just in time for spring! on: March 17, 2006 01:59:50 PM
Thanks for the compliments!   Grin

The pixie hat came from Amy Singer's Knit Wit---I just fiddled with the math to adjust for a DK yarn.  I love that book!

The scarf I made up.  I made a chart for the snowflake, added a few stitches on either end of the chart and just knit until it looked like the right size. The fake fur got added fringe-style.  If you'd like a copy of the chart, just email me at lesleycayton at gmail dot com and I'll send it your way!
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / kiddie scarf+hat---just in time for spring! on: March 16, 2006 07:09:56 PM
I started these projects at Halloween & just finished this week---phew!  The scarf is double knit, which took the longest.  It saved me lots of end-weaving, but good golly!!  Anyhoo, on to the pics!

I'll update with an action shot of the cutie pie who'll be wearing this set next winter!
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! I have no idea what DK means on: March 16, 2006 04:40:36 AM
It's hard to tell from your post if you'll have enough yarn----you'll hafta do some math!  Shocked   Multiply 10 times the yardage of the skein (should appear somewhere on the label) and then compare that to the yardage requirements in the pattern.  If the pattern called for a yarn heavier than DK (like worsted or bulky) then you might not have enough yarn, even if you bought the same number of skeins.  The reason why is because lighter weight yarns are also skinnier yarns & it more stitches fit into an inch than with bulkier yarns.  Hope that helps!
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nautilus Hat on: December 14, 2005 03:54:50 AM
I made the hat with a 1x1 rib & liked it very well---I think whatever you choose will work out!   Grin
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting woes. on: December 07, 2005 05:37:00 AM
How frustrating!   Angry    My only guess as to why you keep ending up with extra stitches is because for some reason a finished knit or purl stitch is not coming off the needle completely----this happens to me sometimes & how I figure it out is when I come across a stitch that looks tight & stretched too long left-to-right.  If you look closely, you can see that the yarn isn't really a stitch, it's the yarn connecting two stitches that got trapped across the needle.  You can just drop that & it'll work itself out, but it will make those stitches a little loose.  Hope that helps!
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Survey: Continental vs. English on: November 03, 2005 04:50:04 AM
1.Where do you live?   Boston, MA, USA
2.What style do you prefer? Continental
3.Who taught you how to knit? (do you know their lineage?)   The Knitter's Companion & the internet (none of my living relatives knit).  And then I double-checked that I was making knit & purl stitches correctly with knitters I met at a StitchNBitch Tongue
4. Have you tried, successfully or not, to change styles throughout your knitting life? If yes, why? I've tried holding yarn both ways, but found continental to be the most comfortable for my hands---and I read that it's faster, which was a motivating factor to learn it.  I was glad that it also turned out to be comfortable for my hands...

It sure will be exciting to hear about the results of this survey!
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: oh my on: October 25, 2005 04:34:12 AM
I like that cabled, zip-front man cardigan!  Here's another one without the the cables:

It's on my long-term to-knit list cuz it's my favorite man sweater to date.....
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ugh, is this mistake gonna make a big difference? on: October 12, 2005 06:48:44 PM
You didn't mess the whole thing up, I'm sure!  In my opinion, if you knit 25 rows of the 2x2 ribbing, then you've only knitted 1 extra row & you're about to start a wrong side row & you should just follow the pattern.  And you should be sure to knit 25 rows of the 2x2 ribbing for the front panels as well so that everything matches.

I'm curious what other people's opinions will be!
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