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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: jewellery - knitting with wire on: November 07, 2005 09:28:31 AM
You've only just begun - don't give up.

I knit the sample for Spun Magazine (see the link below):


It was a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it it's not so bad.  The first one I made is not the best, but the results are worth the trouble.  Once finished, you will want to make a dozen more.  The thing is, it is quite a short project - not like knitting a sweater.

Go on, you can do it!

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's a good age to teach children to knit? on: October 05, 2005 01:40:44 PM
I started a knitting group at my children's school last school year.  I found the Grade 2 girls to be the most adept at learning how to knit.  I taught them with wooden chopsticks and chunky yarn.  The 7 year-old girls just "got" it.  I was amazed by them.

Good Luck and Happy Knitting!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A question for Torontonians! on: July 21, 2005 08:54:47 AM
How much is pricey?

I find with most things, you can't make them for much less - unless it is Dolce & Gabbana type stuff.

Pam Chorley is an independent designer and I think you should just buy the purse if you like it.  Support her work and others like her.

Just my $0.02.  If it has been more than a month, maybe it is on sale.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: TORONTO KNITTERS HELP ME on: April 20, 2005 06:34:18 PM
Head to the basement at Romni Wools.  Upstairs is purely for inspiration, not for us on a budget.

Everything in the basement is on cones - pick what you like, go upstairs  - they weigh it and work out the cost per lb.  I knit an afghan for $25 with 100% wool. 

Knitomatic at 1378 Bathurst  St. has a wide selection at all price points.

Happy shopping!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: A nursing top? on: March 11, 2005 08:20:03 AM
When I was preggers I used to get a catalogue from this company below.    Use them for inspiration.  Their nursing tops are not the usual shape with the flap over.  They show a few wrap type things, of which there are a few patterns out already that you could perhaps modify.


6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: adding a lining to a sweater on: December 27, 2004 08:21:47 PM
Most cardigans that are lined are only partially lined - the body portion only, not the sleeves.   It is helpful to have some knowledge of sewing in order to cut the shape correctly.  When you insert the lining, sew the shoulders and sides, then tack the lining at even intervals to the inside. You do not want to lose the elasticity of the knit.

What kind of fabric do you want to use?  It is possible to use a stretchy knit, sort of t-shirt fabric, but you'll need to add some ease into it to allow the lining to stretch as much as the knit.

My advice, consult someone who sews after you have ifnished the entire sweater and see how to work it out.

Good luck!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attaching a knit border to a completed scarf? on: December 18, 2004 11:42:43 AM
With the right side facing and using a crochet hook attach your yarn to one end, then pick up stitches evenly (all the way around, or just to the end) transfer stitches to your knitting needle from the end of the crochet hook, then you knit however many rows you want and cast off.

You can also just do one row of single crochet all the way around the scarf and that will keep it from curling.  That sort of thing also looks good if done in a contrasting colour.

Hope that helps.
8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Capelet knitalong . . . on: November 12, 2004 06:47:48 AM
I guess I should join but I am almost finished my capelet.  Just working on the neckline now.  I will try to post some pics this weekend.

I made up a pattern after finding a lace stitch that I liked.

Toronto, Canada
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I knit this big ball button? on: October 21, 2004 06:01:39 AM
Did you already make button holes?

If not, you could sew on 3 snaps and make 3 small pompoms to sew on as embellishment...yes, no?Huh

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Changing Crewneck to Boatneck? on: October 18, 2004 10:00:04 AM
A boatneck sweater is very simple.  You just have to omit the shaping at the neckline and knit straight across from shoulder to shoulder.  Front and back are the same.  You can incorporate shaping at the shoulders or simply cast off from shoulder to shoulder.  You may also want to do a few rows of garter or seed stitch just to have it lie flat as you don't need to pick up any stitches to complete a border for the neckband.

Hope that helps
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