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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / make it thinner? on: June 10, 2005 02:47:14 PM
I finally got my roving this week and started spinning right away!
I'm now at the point where I can actually "drop" my drop spindle and the yarn is becoming more even.

But what I was wondering about was how to get thinner yarn. The directions I had said only that less fiber will result in thinner yarn, but does that mean that I split my roving into thinner parts or is this made in the drafting?
Actually I think that my drafting is not correct. I have the subtle feeling I'm doing something wrong...

P.S. : some photos of my very first tries are on my blog
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lucy Lu Anyone? on: March 04, 2005 12:32:03 AM
I want to start my first Cardigan and have found this pattern:

Has anyone of you done it? My Gauge is a bit of and I may need to recalculate.
But it confuses me, that the smalest size is a bust 35. That would be around 90cm, right?
Actually that's my size, but I'm NOT a xsmall....
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Triangle shawl? on: February 20, 2005 03:49:18 AM
I want to do a simple triangle shawl. I thought about using black mohair yarn and bigger needles
then suggested for this yarn. But how do I shape the triangle?
Every pattern I found so far was for building the shawl from the bottom(where it is pointy)
and I want to start from the top. So I would have to decrease.
Anybody saw a pattern for that? I just need an idea for the decrease so the pattern can be
more comlex than what I'm lokking for.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / To frog or not to frog...[Poncho] on: February 18, 2005 02:12:02 AM
Hello there!
So I made another Poncho for myself, but I'm not 100% sure I like it.
The basic pattern is ok and the colors too. What distracts me a bit are the stripes.
I did 5 rows of white and 2,3 or 4 rows of pink. But somehow I miscalculated the row total and had to stop before.
So, what do you think: Frog it or not frog?

15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / TUTORIAL stripey Ponchlet on: February 10, 2005 12:43:25 PM
Here's my first Poncho/Capelet that I designed myself! I didn't found the pattern I was looking for, so I just did my own  Cheesy
Actually that wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. For anyone who wants to do one like this, here are the tutorial:

100g "Cara Print" from Lana Grossa
150g "Cara" from Lana Grossa
[I still have some left-over yarn, so if you use another yarn you might need less]
Size 9mm(Us 13) circular needles and DPNS

8 stitches and 14 rows are 10cm X 10cm in stockinette


Cast in 95sts.
Work 4 rows in Garter stitch.
Knit next 7 rows.
dec 5 next row.
Knit 3 rows.
Change color and knit 3 rows.
dec 5 next row.
knit 11 rows.
Change color and knit 5 rows.
dec 5 next row.
knit 4 rows.
dec 5 next row.
knit 4 rows
dec 5 next row.
Change color and knit 5 rows
dec 5 next row
knit 3 rows
dec 5 next row.
knit 1 row
dec 5 next row.
knit 1 row.
dec 5 next row.
knit 1 row.
Change color and knit 2 rows.
dec 5 next row.
Knit 1 row
dec 5 next row.
knit 1 row.
dec 5 next row.
knit 2 rows
dec 5 next row.
knit 2 rows and bind of.

You might not do the first two or three decreases and do them later on.

16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / prototype stole Edit: finished stole and tut added on: January 30, 2005 01:50:19 AM
This stole is a prototype for a stole I want to knit with fake fur. Since it's impossible to frog fake fur(I learned that the hard way  Sad ) I did this one out of left-over yarn. The pattern is loosely based on woolgathered 3-hour-hug(http://www.woolgathered.com/3hourhug.htm).
But I knitted two rows and then decreased on both sides the next row.
I can't decide if I like it or not, what do you think? Feedback very much appreciated!

17  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fake fur yarn on: January 26, 2005 06:32:56 AM
I couldn't resist it. I bought some green fake fur yarn a week ago. It's ggh apart and I bought 2 of it. Now today I bought one skein of Lang yarns fox for only 1.99 in addition. But what should I do with it?
I thought about a stole or something like that.
Does anybody have an idea or even a pattern?

Here are some Photos of the yarn:

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I'm a combined knitter!!! on: January 19, 2005 01:41:16 PM
A few days ago I asked a question about decreasing the neck part of a sweater.
After somebody told me what to do I looked at the S'nb's direction for decreasing. But that didn't made much sense to me and while decreasing a test piece I figured out I was doing something wrong again! But what was it Huh
I thought, maybe that's because I knit continental and the description is for the other method.
Therefore I checked out the directions for decrasing at http://www.knittinghelp.com/, but it still didn't looked right.
Then I looked at the video for continental knit stitch and before doing one stitch she said something about "combined method" and then indicated just the way I do my knit stitches!
So I scrolled down and watch the video for the "combined method". It was just the way I do it!
I don't really now, how I came to it. But now it makes sense that my mum found my way of knitting weird.
You know I teached myself knitting and I thing it happened when I purled for the first time. I can remember that my first try at stockinette looked strange, but than I found a way.
Well, anyway do any of you do combined knitting? Is the normal continental knitting more difficult or slower?

19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / black heart bag on: January 19, 2005 07:34:35 AM
I have a lot of bags, but I don't have a black one that I could go to uni with.
All my black bags are too small. So yesterday at 11.00am I decided to make a new bag instead of going to uni  Grin(only had one exercise course anyway).
 I finished within 4 hours(yes, I'm a perfectionist). It's my second try at a messenger bag and it's way better. Mostly because the flap and the back piece are not one. It's made out of tweed and fleece for the applique.
And for the first time I used a magnetic snap for closure. Well, it was easy to install, but I didn't read the package carefully. So I missed the super strong magnetic part. Now I have to be very cautious when opening the bag.

20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Decreasing problem-to dye for sweater on: January 17, 2005 11:51:35 PM
Ok, here's the deal. I just found out that I did the decreasing wrong!
Instead of decreasing it I bound of  Embarrassed
Anyway, now that I have undone the whole neck part of the sweater I'm wondering which decrease to use.
Since I have to decrease on the RS and WS, should I use both k2tog (in the RS) and ssk(on the WS)?
And does anybody know of a site with videos of the ssk? Preferably continental knitting.

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