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601  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make a shirt bigger? on: July 23, 2005 06:14:37 PM
Usually, when I do a recon, it is to make a smaller shirt bigger. I can not figure out how to make the shirt looser. I have looked in the search box thingy and there isn't anything there. So, please, if you could be so kind to help me.

How big are the seams? If they're wide, you can take the seams out, then sew it up again with tiny seams.

Or add new panels with extra fabric.
602  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby blanket question on: July 23, 2005 12:36:05 PM
well i may just keep going on straights...its only when the sts are all spread out that they wont fit

dancingbarefeet: on this pattern you start out with 5 sts and YO 1 each row until you have 126 sts then decrease down.

Oh, OK. I didn't read the pattern carefully, just glanced at it.  Tongue

Still, you can probably squeeze them all on there, but go ahead & switch to the 10.5 circular if you have to. That's such a small difference in size that it shouldn't matter, especially if you loosen up your stitches to compensate.
603  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: baby blanket question on: July 23, 2005 01:25:50 AM
I wouldn't think the 10.5 would make a huge difference. Try it and see.  Wink You may need to knit a little looser to get the same gauge, though.

Are you still casting on? The first row always takes more room on the needles. Once you're past that, you'd be amazed how many stitches you can cram onto a regular-length straight needle.
604  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Celtic Cross-Stitch Site on: July 22, 2005 10:42:50 PM
Wow, thanks! Very handy site!  Grin
605  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best thread for brocade? on: July 22, 2005 10:35:53 PM
Thanks LRS & Dolores!!   Smiley

Yes, I'm sure it's polyester brocade. Nice sale stuff from Joann's, but not silk. I've had success with polyester thread, so I'll have to make sure it's at 12 st/inch.


606  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Marriage announcement "We got hitched" ideas... on: July 21, 2005 11:18:19 PM
Knot tied?
607  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best thread for brocade? on: July 21, 2005 07:35:03 PM
No such thing as a stupid suggestion!

I did test the tension, though, and no matter what I did, the seam still fell out easily. For comparison's sake, I tested it with polyester thread, and it held nice & tight. So all I could figure was that the silk thread wasn't playing nice with the brocade.  I'll just use the polyester unless someone has a suggestion for the ultimate brocade thread.  Wink

608  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Best thread for brocade? on: July 21, 2005 01:42:32 AM
Hi all,

This is my first time posting a thread, so I'm not sure it's in the right place. Hope so!

Anyway... I was trying to make up a pattern in brocade tonight, and I had a terrible time with the thread. What's the best kind of thread to use with a brocade?

I was using silk thread because I had the perfect matching color in my stash, but it wouldn't stay - I could just pull the stitches out, so the garment would fall apart. I had a bit better luck with plain ol' polyester thread. But is there something even better?

Thanks in advance!
609  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: two-at-once socks on: July 21, 2005 01:31:42 AM
You can find the instructions here:http://www.keyway.net/crafts/MagicSox1.htm:. No pictures, though.

I think doing two at once (with one inside the other) is more time-consuming. But I will say it's pretty interesting to see the second sock 'magically' appear when you're done!

I usually just knit both socks on two different sets of DPNs, so they're done at the same time.
610  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dragon Dresser- revamp! (img heavy) on: July 20, 2005 04:36:01 PM
Nice work! It's awesome!  Grin
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