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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Seeking: cuff-to-cuff/side-to-side sweater/jacket pattern on: January 18, 2007 12:38:00 PM
Debbie Bliss' "Lara" cardigan is knit cuff-to-cuff.  I have a few friends who knit it and it looks beautiful!  And easy too!   Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: URGENT!! CABLE QUESTION...... on: December 20, 2006 10:17:09 AM
Don't worry!  Most scarf patterns with cables have a right side and a wrong side.  For example, the Irish Hiking Scarf.  You're not doing anything wrong!   Smiley
There are reversible cable patterns out there: Subway Knitter just made one, and posted her pattern. 
Good luck! 
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interesting elbow shaping on sweater.. ideas? on: December 12, 2006 04:05:35 PM
I agree with Diana, I think it's a series of increases paired with decreases...  It doesn't quite look like a mitered square to me. 
Good luck!
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: February 01, 2006 10:26:30 AM
I thought the waste yarn was a good idea!  That way, you can graft the ends of the frill instead of having a nasty seam in the middle of delicate lace.  Although I have to admit I learned the hard way: I used waster yarn, but was too annoyed to deal with grafting so I did a 3 needle bind-off, and boy, does it look terrible...  There's no way I can unravel it with KSH, but if I had to do it over, I would definitely graft!
A YF stands for Yarn Forward.  I also worked it just like a YO. 
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with Branching Out from Knitty? Please? on: January 21, 2006 05:20:47 PM
Actually, there is no yo.  Here's how you do a "sl-k-psso":
1.  "sl":You slip one st.  Let's call it st #1. 
2. "k": you knit one st. This is st #2. 
3.  "psso": pass the slipped st (ie st #1) over the knit st (ie st #2). 
Hope this helps! 
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK Winter 2005 on: December 04, 2005 08:55:40 AM
Although it pains me to say this, I have to do it:
I was wrong. 
I flipped through a friend's just-arrived issue and saw that the Kate Gilbert design is knitted on size 6 needles (not 3, as I anticipated and cursed).  And the one sweater that I am dying to make, Teva Durham's sweater, which I thought was going to be knitted on US 6-7, is actually done on US 4s!  My world is upside down. 
By the way, for those who commented on the horrible picture of Teva's design, there is another, much more flattering, in the mag.  (But there are 2 frontal shots and none of the back...). 
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK Winter 2005 on: December 03, 2005 09:47:11 AM
I just wanted to clarify what I said about small needles.  Personally, I hate to knit on super large needles (like, say, US 15).  It's too cumbersome.  I'm most comfortable with US 5-8.  But Kate Gilbert's last IK sweater (Union Square market pullover) was knit on US 3s!  Now, I'll knit socks on US 3s.  Maybe even a hat.  But an entire sweater?!  And now her new design is also knit on teeny tiny needles?  *sigh*
(OK, I have to admit I caved in and bought a Hanne Falkenberg kit.  Mermaid is knit on US2 needles.  But it's so pretty, I couldn't help myself!). 
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: November 20, 2005 07:54:47 AM
Rowan ain't cheap...
I don't really know of any free lace dress/cami patterns, but I suppose you could make up your own.  Pick a lace stitch you like and follow the pattern for a tank top (tons of those floating around).  Make a swatch, measure it and calculate!  Easier said than done, I know... 
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Butterfly a-long (Rowan 37) on: November 17, 2005 03:23:00 PM
The waste yarn is used to hold your first row of stitches.  When you are done knitting the front and the back, you will graft the edges of the frills together, so that it looks like one continuous circle at the bottom of the dress/cami.  Does that make sense? 
Also, if this is your first attempt at lace, I should tell you that the frill, which is knitted first, is the hardest part!  Instead of knitting the frill and picking up stitches, I suppose you could start with the main body, by casting-on very loosely.  Then you could do the frills last, when you're feeling more confident, and sew them on. 
Good luck! 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: IK Winter 2005 on: November 15, 2005 02:54:05 PM
I always find that I am very critical of the previews, and then once I get the mag I love everything. 
So here's me being critical:
Fair Isle 101:  is this a joke?  Do you really think that someone would make an entire sweater on teeny tiny needles as their first Fair Isle project?!  How about a hat?  Or fingerless gloves? 
Veronik Avery's cabled bandeau: um, is it just me or does this look very similar to Glampyre's tube top? ...
Hip Hop coat:  oh yeah!  Ann Budd *is* hip hop! 
Kate Gilbert: could you please, pretty please design something on needles larger than US3? 
Note to the skirt designer: no one will wear a knitted skirt.  It stretches! 
Teva Durham's sweater: is possibly interesting.  Picture is too small to tell...  I am forced to wait until dec 18th... 
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