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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / legwarmers ribs and gauge on: April 17, 2006 04:28:17 AM

I want to make legwarmers based on this pattern.


Firstly I have a question about gauge. When you are knitting rib, do you stretch it out flat and then count the stitches, or do you let it bunch up the way it wants to?

Also, if you look at the needle size, it says size 11 US (8 mm). Is it just me or is that kinda large. The legwarmers in the pictures don't look like they were knit on needles that size to me. What do you all think?

12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / 1938 sock pattern on: November 09, 2005 06:57:00 AM

Ok, another link to a vintage pattern. I don't know why I bother, nobody even responded to my last post, not even to say thank you, "shesh"  Roll Eyes Wink. I thought these were too nice to not share. Do people ever do any of these vintage projects? It would be great to see some, maybe there could be a special thread.

1939 sock pattern. http://brainylady.blogspot.com/luxsockees.htm

Kudos to brainylady.
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Free Stuff. on: August 28, 2005 03:33:47 AM
this lady lives in Ontario Canada and is looking to give away FREE VINTAGE '50's and 60's Knitting Patterns.

Did you hear that Free Vintage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14  CANADA / Ontario / Ontario knitters into vintage patterns? on: August 28, 2005 03:31:33 AM
Look here!

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern on: August 14, 2005 02:05:17 PM
Lace pattern from Vintage Girls Jumper (thats "Sweater" in Australian) pattern

I found this great lace pattern in a Vintage pattern for a girls top. Unfortunately it has vintage pattern knitting abbreviations like w.r.n. (wool round needle), and wl. fwd. (wool forward).
I've been treating the "wool round needle" as being like a yarn over. And I guess that "wool forward" means put the wool in front, like you do when your purling.

I think the bit where I got confused is in row 3, (which is where I'm up to) it says:
          P1, K.2tog, wl.fwd., K1
why wool forward when its already there when you just purled? and then the K1 after that means you wrap over the needle before you knit like a backwards yarn over, thereby making another stitch? Row 3 has quite a few of these wl.fwd and then Knit things.

So I"m posting the pattern here first of all to share, as others have so generously done, and in the hopes that others will have a go at the pattern and share their "wool round needle" and "wool forward" insights with me.
I tried to balance file size with not too much blurryness which was a project in itself, so I hope I don't ruin anyone's eyesite.
I really love lace knitting but I gotta tell you sometimes those instructions have me tearing my hair out with frustration. Oh and the backpage of this pamphlet with the abbreviation key is missing, though after googling I doubt there would have been more than the 3 word the descriptors which still leave me saying "yes but what does that mean?"!!! Anyway, I'm ranting now.

Here 'tis. (sorry about the different text sizes).

16  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / NEW ZEALAND / Looking for the bunniskull crocheter. on: August 12, 2005 05:20:27 AM

Supernatural have a post up saying they are looking for information about a guy called Norm Gusscott who loves in New Zealand and crochets (I think it's crochet, but it could be knit) these really cool bunny skulls.

Read more here http://www.supernaturale.com/articles.html?id=122

Anyone heared of him?
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Icelandic designer hats. on: August 12, 2005 05:06:52 AM

Check out these cool hats by an Icelandic designer.

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / High tech knitting needles on: August 12, 2005 03:53:07 AM

Check out these "smart" knitting needles.

19  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty's Otis - Help!!! on: April 12, 2005 03:01:26 PM

I am knitting Otis from Knitty Spring 2004, http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/PATTotis.html .

I've knitted the front two cross over panels, (well almost) and I've discovered a problem with the pattern. I've searched all the boards and haven't been able to find anyone else referring to a similar problem. I do think I read something on a blog one time, but I'll be *amned if I can find it.

The left and right panels are basically the same except reversed. Three rows of seed stitch then plain knitting with some waist shaping and then the decrease to make the cross over style front. My problem comes at the end of the following section, it comes from the instructions for the left front panel :-

Cont to work wrap shaping as established 7 times more, ending with RS facing. (46(50, 54, 58] sts). Work will measure 8[8, 9, 9] inches from beg.
Cont working wrap shaping at the end of each RS row as established

At the same time, begin armhole shaping as follows:
Row 1 (RS): BO 3 sts, work to end.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, p to last st, k1.
Row 3: BO 2 sts, work to end.
Next 2[3, 3, 4] RS rows: SSK, work to end. (35[37, 41, 43] sts).
Work wrap shaping 15[17, 19, 21] times more, ending with RS facing. (20[20, 22, 22] sts). Work will measure 14[14.5, 15, 15.5] inches from beg.

I'm knitting the largest size so I'll be referring to the last number in the square brackets. Basically what's happened is, everythings fine at the 9 inch mark, ie. before the armhole shaping. I have the right number of stitches on my needle and the work measures the right length. The armhole shaping also appears to be fine, it's straight forward line by line instruction and and the stitches are right. I've highlighted where my problems begin. "Work wrap shaping 21 times more", I take to mean 42 more rows of knitting with a decrease on the right side, as the wrap shaping is given as two rows of knitting earlier on. I end up with 22 sts on my needle, and it looks ok, however it measures way more than 15.5 inches. It's more like 18 plus inches! The same thing happens on the other side.

So is it just a misprint? or am I doing something wrong? This is very frustrating.
I'm sure others out there must have attempted this pattern.
 Angry Angry Angry

Please help. Kim.
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