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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Crazy Baby Hat!!! on: February 24, 2008 10:49:42 AM
That's adorable! Smiley
22  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Little Boys Sweater on: February 16, 2008 07:12:26 PM
There are some really cute ones on DROPS' website, like these:

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn for a Christening gown? on: February 08, 2008 08:55:29 PM
I would use nice quality yarn so that it lasts for a long time.

However, I would NOT recommend DB Baby Cashmerino. I just knit a small project with it, and it pills like crazy! It hasn't even been worn yet but looks bad already just from the pilling my hands caused while knitting it.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question about stretching knitted pieces on: January 21, 2008 05:28:24 PM
I would weave in the ends after blocking it, yes.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Converting hand knitting patterns to machine knitting patterns on: January 21, 2008 12:25:32 AM
Well, in general you just use a diagram of the shape to do it. If you work out the gauge, you'll know how many stitches to cast on and where to do the shaping, etc.

If there's no diagram, you just use the measurements given. For example, if it says to knit the body for 10 inches before decreasing, you'll know where to start the decreases on the machine.
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Converting hand knitting patterns to machine knitting patterns on: January 18, 2008 08:45:23 PM
Well, without knowing which sweater it is, it's hard to give specifics. Is there any part of it in particular that you want help figuring out, like the shoulder shaping or something?

If the pattern has a diagram of the shape, that's going to be your new best friend.

Here's a website that might help: http://heidisknittingroom.com/ConvertingHKtoMK.htm
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: any one know where to get a larger selection of bamboo yarn on: January 17, 2008 01:43:17 AM
I don't know how much you need, but I've heard good things about the bamboo yarns at Bonnie Triola Yarns. They come in a lot of different colors.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine sewing a hand knit? on: January 10, 2008 02:41:33 AM
Yes, it's possible. ChicKnits has a nice tutorial for this.
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knit and Crochet Top on: January 07, 2008 02:43:43 PM
How cute! And what a nice way to have a collaborative project, too.
30  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've just bought a knitting machine ... on: January 07, 2008 02:18:40 AM
Lucky people! I've never seen one on Freecycle.

Let us know what you get.
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