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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Felted Paper Crane Pattern Help! on: October 01, 2008 06:33:12 PM
I'm not too sure where else to turn to, so I'll ask here. I just picked up  Knitalong and I've fallen in love with a pattern for a felted paper crane. There's just one problem.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure this pattern out.

Everything goes fine and dandy till I get to this point:

Row 4: CO 2 stitches, knit till end. (18 sts)

Row 5: CO 2 stitches, purl till end. (20 sts)

6-11: Repeat rows 4-5. (32 sts)

Easy so far. Then this happens!

Row 7: BO 2 stitches, work to end. (30 sts)

8-12: Repeat Row 7 (20 sts)

So...what the hell do I do? It sounds like for rows 7-11 I CO and BO 2 each time, but that really doesn't seem to make any sense. The numbers wouldn't be decreasing, and I'd just be binding off something I just casted on. And it's not just a sloppy way of saying "For rows 8 AND 12" because then there's nothing for 9 and 10!

It's getting to the point where I'm going to re-write the pattern from scratch.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?  Huh
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / HP Knits: Craftster Style! on: May 11, 2007 09:34:32 AM
If you're like me (a hopeless, knitting-addicted nerd) then you've already picked up your copy of Charmed Knits. But let's face it, there's a lot more patterns out there then in the book. Like all of the cool hand-knitted items that have popped up in the movies. So I want people to help me find interesting HP patterns that we can post in this topic. I know there's a few of them on this board!

Like the Ginny hat!


Or the Animal Cracker hat!


With a few color changes this can become Dumbledore!


Add a link and I'll edit my post to include them.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / My Brother is WEIRD (Aka: Help me find a Pattern!) on: March 09, 2007 01:13:44 PM
Last Christmas I fell a little short of cash and my dear brother picked up my half of two gift cards for my cousins. I was going to pay him back but instead he asked for a new plushie instead (I've made him two monster plushies so far). The problem is that I can't find a pattern ANYWHERE for what he wants.

He wants a knitted plushie Chicken.

That's right. A chicken.

See, he's a HUGE fan of Good Eats and he wants his own kitchen-chicken like Alton Brown has.

So does anyone out there no where I can find or buy a chicken pattern? Or maybe a bird close to it that I can alter?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Teddy Bear Pattern Search! on: October 23, 2006 07:00:56 AM
Hello there!

I need help finding a pattern I know I saw here! It was a teddy bear that was designed to have as little seeming as possible. Just a whole bunch of increases/decreases/maybe short-rowing to make the shape. All I remember is:

1) The pattern was on a blog

2) The person linked to the pattern made a teddy bear

Any help? I need it for my felting class!
5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Stick Looms and Butterfly Looms. on: April 08, 2006 05:53:44 PM
Hello there in the Weaving world! I'm a curious Knitter with a few questions.

1) Has anyone here tried Stick Weaving? I've seen kits for sale, but I can't find any websites about it. It looks interesting but the finished projects look rather loose. Like if they would fall apart if I look at them the wrong way. As anyone tried these?

2) My mother used to crochet, but her joints have been acting up a lot. I saw an add here on the site for a butterfly loom. Has anyone here tried those?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Toothbrush Holder. on: February 07, 2006 01:14:23 PM
So I went into my LYS the other day, and the owner gave me an interesting challenge. She had gotten a shipment of Cascade "Fixation" yarn and had NO IDEA what to do with it.

For those who have never seen it, it's a cotton/elastic blend that acts like a rubber band.

After mulling over it I managed to come up with this:

It's a toothbrush holder! It holds my toothbrush!

It used one ball of the yarn, and it completely ignores the elastic part of the cotton!

Go me!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Baking Soda? For Felting? on: January 24, 2006 07:04:18 AM
The new Lion Brand newsletter just came out and I admit that the felted-muff grabbed my attention . I have some of that ebil fur yarn and I've been dieing trying to figure out how to use it up! So I'm looking the pattern over and I catch-

"If the muff is still too large, you can felt it additionally by washing again. Felting is often improved by adding about 1/2 cup baking soda to the wash water to increase the alkalinity."

I've been felting my knits for years. It's one of my favorite things to do (I'm even famous at the LYS for it!) but I have never, EVER heard of baking soda to help felt!

Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Or is Lion Brand just messing with me?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Ideas needed for Dream Yarn! on: January 24, 2006 06:53:23 AM
My LYS has gotten in a local spinner's yarns. To say that they're dreamy is the understatement of the year! I would give my left arm to have half the spinning skills this woman does!

But there's one type of handspun yarn she brought in that has stolen my heart. It's a strange shade of pink/grey that's soft as anything to the touch (it's a wool/silk blend). It looked to be worsted weight size, but the LYS owner said it might knit up rather well on 10's.

The problem? I can only afford 100 yards of it.

I hate being a poor college student.

So does anyone have any pattern ideas that only take 100 yards of yarn?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Need Cotton-Pattern Help! on: December 26, 2005 06:48:50 PM
So at the family Christmas party my cousins unloaded a TON of yarn on me for a christmas present. Lots of mohair, lots of wool, and just looking at the pile makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

The problem?


I'm a wool girl. I LOVE wool. I felt, I spin, I needle-felt. So having cotton fall on my lap gives me a bit of a problem. I have no idea what to knit with it! None! Washcloth? Oddly-shaped washcloth?

Any ideas out there?
10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / My First Needle-Felted Project! on: December 15, 2005 12:51:53 AM

It's a d6! Isn't it a cute little fellah? I used some leftover wool I had around and stabbed it with a needle until it was shaped like a dice. And now I want to make more!

And I gotta say, needle felting is great for relaxing! After non-stop finals studying stabbing wool like a mad woman makes me feel great!
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