A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,065
Currently Running With Scissors:
171 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 377
1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you crochet & knit? I have a question... on: March 13, 2017 08:03:51 AM
There is no 'wrong' way, and there's more than 2 ways to knit.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you crochet & knit? I have a question... on: February 24, 2017 08:45:47 AM
Yes, go to www.knittinghelp.com and look at the videos for continental knitting, or you can find many on youtube as well.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: M1 in Garter Stitch on: November 13, 2016 03:05:21 PM
Yes, when you knit garter stitch, you're knitting every stitch, so just do it the same way.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question about knitting patterns on: December 20, 2015 02:10:16 PM
It depends on if the pattern is charted. There's also several places online, including here at craftster - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129918.0 - that offern translations of knitting terms.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with pattern on: November 30, 2015 05:42:33 PM
A regular BO should be fine, just don't make it too tight. How many sts is it?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with pattern on: November 25, 2015 05:57:04 PM
You're shaping the neck which is lower in front than in the back and is a bit wider, so you will be making more rows and end up at 8" before you begin the shoulder shaping. Follow the instructions as given and it will make sense when you get there.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with rough, itchy yarn? on: October 23, 2015 09:02:28 AM
Usually one washes and dries it after it's knit up, it's a pain to do it beforehand. The itchiness may be a reaction to the 'sizing' that is sometimes put on yarn, just like clothes and needs to be washed out. I've never had an itchy acrylic wouldn't expect to from the yarns sold at Walmart which I've used.  Most people advise a gentle cycle and low dryer heat, but I just put acrylic knits in the regular wash (with something light, like t shirts or other knits) and a regular dryer setting. But I do check the dryer after 20 minutes or so and take it out as soon as it's dry. Too much heat can make it limp. You could make blankets with it, double stranded on huge needles will use it up faster. It can also be used for a cardigan or jacket, something worn over other clothes. Try washing and drying that hat again and see how it feels then.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ribbing not working with number of stitches required in pattern... Advice please on: July 24, 2015 07:59:40 AM
Knitting in the round when you have a number of stitches that won't divide by the rib pattern, dec or inc so that they'll fit. For a cast on, yes just CO the right number, then you may want to add or take away more at some point if the ribbing is not continued all the way up.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ribbing not working with number of stitches required in pattern... Advice please on: June 30, 2015 03:17:00 PM
When you have a stitch number that isn't divisible by 4 for a 2x2 rib, you can handle it 2 different ways: either k2, p2 across and end with k2, or you can k3, then p2 k2 across, with the extra knit at the end of the row. If this is going to be seamed, then you can decide which would look better after it's sewn up.

The main thing though is that you can't do the 2nd row the same way. The back of a knit st is a purl, the back of a purl st is a knit. After you do the first row, you need to turn your work and look at how the stitches appear. You would knit the knits and purl the purls, so if the next st facing you on the needle looks like a purl st you would purl it, and if the next stitch appears as a knit, you knit it. Do this on every row after the first one and you don't have to keep track of it being a RS or WS row. This also works for knitting ribbing in the round.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How would you best fix your gauge? on: April 02, 2015 06:07:46 PM
For gauge I'm supposed to have 26 stitches and 40 rows per 4 inches. I knitted a swatch in the pattern on 3mm needles as suggested.
However, I've got 33 st per 4 inches and 23 rows? Apparently row gauge is important for this - is my yarn too chunky? Going up a needle size will probably fix my stitches per 4 inches (last time I went up a whole needle size and got the right stitch gauge - I think I'll probably try knitting a swatch with 4mm needles to see how I go.) However, if I go up a needle size, I'm going to have even less rows per 4 inches won't I? Should I just not worry about the row gauge?

Are you sure you're counting the rows right? It sounds like you need a couple sizes larger on the needles for the stitches. Try that, then wash and dry the swatch like you will the sweater; you could stretch it a little wider which will take up the length. The row gauge might not be that critical, you can probably fudge it, but that's if you were getting much closer to the gauge. Looking through the projects on ravelry, many knitters had trouble with the gauge, though they were getting something like 36 rows.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 377

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.