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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: "cables" + shrinking and stretching stitches. HELP!!! on: June 24, 2011 02:19:29 AM
Thank you so much!

Yes, the twisted rib is intentional and the stretched stitch has been knitted twisted, but the twisted look disappears when the stitch stretches (Great explanation here http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/cable-lovers/1715728/1-25#reply_form , if you are a ravelry member!)
I'm apparently going to knit the beanie just the way I've done so far and see what happens after blocking Cheesy.

I do the left slanting cable by purling the second stitch first (very awkwardly  Roll Eyes) from the back of the knit and then knitting the first stitch twisted.

The right slanting one is made knitting the second stitch twisted from the front and then purled the first stitch.

Thanks again Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / "cables" + shrinking and stretching stitches. HELP!!! on: June 22, 2011 10:40:04 AM
I have this idea of a beanie, that I'm trying to create and I have trouble making even looking stitches...

I have searched, but I don't seem to find the right phrases to do so.
Here it goes:

I have one stitch "chains" running on top of purls from left to right. When the knit stitch jumps one to the left, the chain of knits looks even... But when it jumps to the right one stitch stretches (no 1) and other shrinks (no 2) and THAT LOOKS REALLY BAD!

How can I correct this?
I've tried to knit without a cable needle, since I find it very annoying that my pattern requires changing twisting directions all the time.
I already realised that knitting all the knitted stitches twisted refines the lines a lot, but I still need to make all the stitches look even...

My explanation is a mess, so I hope this pic helps Cheesy

By the way, I was thinking of sharing this pattern for free (I've had so much help and cool free patterns from the net, that it would be nice if I could contribute something too!), IF I can make it presentable.

Thanks beforehand!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby vests on: June 22, 2011 10:08:58 AM
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm sorry I haven't replied earlier, but I havent been round a proper internet for a few days.

I've been thinking of making bigger sizes too, but it's been easier to practice with smaller sizes Smiley. The craftshow fees are quite expensive here, and since my production pace is sooooooo slow, I'm thinking of using our local etsy-type selling site. Maybe.

fairygoodthings: That "sizing larger than standard" -thing is a great notion!!!

Thanks again!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby vests on: June 11, 2011 03:30:16 AM

It's hot hot hot outside and I'm totally stuck on knitting woollen baby cardigans/vests/tunics.  Roll Eyes

I'm trying to find enough courage to put them on sale somewhere.

The patterns aren't really original in style, but I haven't used anybody elses patterns. I'm a bit nervous about the fit, since I've used "standard pattern measurements" (Is that the right phrase?!  Huh) and I haven't been able to try them on a real baby! They are all made for size 74 cm or smaller. They all have a bit different measurements compared to one another on purpose.

Well, here they are Smiley

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cable pillow with four needle bind off on: May 11, 2011 06:58:45 AM
Yes, I think you got it striker923! Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cable pillow with four needle bind off on: May 10, 2011 04:04:05 AM
Oh, thank you all! Smiley

Dear striker923.
I'm not sure there is really such a thing called "four needle bind off". The name just seemed to describe what I did. Cheesy Today I would probably call it "a four needle bind off with a twist".  Grin
I can make a photo tutorial for you, but it may take a while, since I'm in the midst of studying for some exams (or trying to do so   Tongue) and shouldn't really be knitting at all... (Well the second pillow is already on the needles  Roll Eyes ).
Anyways, I write a sort of an explanation what I did, and I hope it helps you in the meantime. If you are already familiar with the three needle bind off, this is just a version of it.

I'm sorry, but I don't know the cabling lingo, so I'm just trying to write something remotely understandable... Cheesy
The point is to make it look like the last cable twist happens in the binding edge.
When you have knitted all the rows between your last "normal" cable twist and where you want to bind off, this is what you do:
If you have a cable 8 sts wide (Twisted 4 and 4 sts), you take the first 4 sts to a cable needle and bring them in front of your work and take the 4 next sts behind them (in the needle they already are). After that you take the back piece (The back of the pillow or what ever you are making) stitches (4 sts) along behind the two needles you already have in your left hand.
Now you bind off 3 stitches from three needles at the same time, just about the same way as in the three needle bind off, except you have three needles in left hand and one in right.

Between the cables, where you have your purl stitches, you just use the three needle bind off.

You can use this to make right turning cables also just by changing the needles places.
I'm sorry, this explanation is a total mess!!  Tongue
I think I'll have to make that photo tut quite soon.
And if someone knows a right term for this method, I'd really like to hear what it is Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable pillow with four needle bind off on: May 09, 2011 04:21:48 AM

It's been a while since I've posted my projects here, but that is because I've been so busy knitting, that I haven't had the energy to write Cheesy

I've had this knitted cotton tube for months waiting to become something nice to decorate my home with. It became a large pillow with pretty simple cables.

The reason why I'm so overwhelmingly excited is not the pillow itself (which I like very much), but the four needle bind off I accidentally discovered/learnt during process. Cheesy

Well, here are some pics!

The pillows measurements are approximately 50cmx50cm

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Preemie beanie on: February 15, 2011 04:20:34 AM
Thank you so much for your nice comments!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Preemie beanie on: February 11, 2011 02:31:39 PM
Hi. It's me again  Smiley

I've been working on this preemie beanie for couple of days (2-3 hour job... But enormous amount of frogging  Roll Eyes). I tried to do this pattern http://yarn.no/blogg/2010/10/03/enkelt-babysett-simple-baby-set/ first, but I dont know what went wrong, I just could't figure that pattern out.

Well after loads of googling I found a page where was a picture of what the beanie should look like before piecing. I decided to go with trial and error method and voila... No frogging after that  Grin

Only thing that bothers me is the seam in the back. I'm worried it's too bulky for a baby to wear (Good friends 3 week old girl  Smiley).

The beanie looks blotchy in one picture, because I just had humidified it. I was in too much hurry to take the pictures Smiley

Here is the shape before piecing:

Thanks for looking!

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: First attempts at crochet on: February 09, 2011 09:13:08 AM
Great job Vicelikeplague! You too are obviously hooked Cheesy
I noticed you talking about those turning chains. Ive had troubles with those also, but then I found a link to this from somewhere in craftster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LxYpo-tyi8 ...
That no-turning-chain-dc is GREAT! For example in circular crocheted pieces it is lot more unnoticeable than turning chain.

Hope to see more of your work Cheesy
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