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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / How to make a "millstone collar" or "ruff collar" on: February 01, 2012 09:45:54 AM
I want to make.. what I believe are known as "millstone" or "ruff" collars..?
The large round ruffled collars that would have been worn during Shakespearean or Elizabethan times..

Here are some images of the kind of thing I have in mind:

I can't seem to find any instructions online searching.. so thought I would ask here to see if anyone would have any ideas..

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: brother knitting machine-help help help on: December 12, 2009 02:51:10 AM
Try searching machine knitting on youtube, there are loads of videos, most of the same techniques apply to all machines.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the best way to knit cardigan bands? on: October 30, 2009 02:04:36 PM
Yes all my patterns are like that, It must just be British knitting patterns.  I don't know why they do it that way.
But what if the band is ribbed, don't them stitches need to be knitted at a smaller needle size?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What is the best way to knit cardigan bands? on: October 29, 2009 04:57:36 AM
All the knitting patterns for cardigans i have it  asks you to knit the bands separately and sew them on.. Which i don't really like because i can never get it to look neat.  But i have recently seen a few handknit cardigans and pictures of cardigans being knit, where the bands have been knitted up the side of the cardigan and not sewn on separately..

What way do you knit your cardigan bands (or front borders, whatever you like to call them)?

How can i adapt my cardigan patterns so that it is done this way?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: English style knitting - how do you hold your needles? on: October 29, 2009 04:40:41 AM
Most people i know in the UK knit by holding the needle like a pen and wrapping the yarn around the needle for every stitch. I know a few people (older) who can do this very fast.  I was taught to do it this way, but i found my right hand would get tired.  Then i saw a video on the internet on this American or also known as 'continental' knitting. So i decided to convert, thought it did take some getting used to and now i am a lot faster at knitting. Most people would find the English method a lot easier to learn though.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is your favorite needles brand? on: September 18, 2009 11:31:51 AM
I like plastic needles the best, Most of my needles are Aero brand.. But they are all really the same anyway..
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: TWO-Hour Sweater! on: September 02, 2009 09:01:03 AM
I love quick knits!
But at the moment I'm knitting a vintage 4ply sweater which has been knitting up very slowly.. it might be nice to get a break from the tiny yarn, and knit this thing, i was able to knit the 3 hour sweater in 2.5 days so i think i will be able to knit this over the weekend..

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My new obsession: crochet flowers! on: August 30, 2009 05:14:26 AM
They are lovely! I have always wanted to try out crocheted flowers. They might look nice on a plain cardigan or something.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: mod mini dress (img. hvy.) on: August 25, 2009 04:53:42 PM
I really like it! Well done!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush Sims plumbob on: August 25, 2009 04:49:09 PM
oh my god! this is fantastic! i love the sims, i have started playing the sims 3 now.
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