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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What does this direction mean? on: July 11, 2008 10:07:32 PM
Ah, okay -- that makes more sense!   Grin  Thanks!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What does this direction mean? on: July 11, 2008 09:11:57 PM
Okay, I'm making a pattern from a Katia magazine and I'm very confused about what this direction means:

I'm supposed to be increasing in the following way:

* Every 2 rows:  1st st 4 times; every 4 rows:  1 st 1 time * rep from * to * 3 more times.

So how do I increase one stitch 4 times?  I know how to do a KFB, but can I do that four times in one stitch?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you knit backwards? on: March 17, 2008 12:05:14 PM
Wrap your purls in the opposite direction and you'll fix it.  I was knitting into the back look and didn't realize I was compensating for it by wrapping my purls the other way, so when I started knitting "correctly," suddenly I was getting twisted stockinette.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How to split a ball in half? on: March 12, 2008 08:15:57 AM
So I want to try and make 2 socks at once on two circulars, but I really misjudged the center of the ball of yarn and now have one small ball and one large ball.   Cry

Short of buying one of these ridiculously expensive doodads, how can I figure out where the middle of a ball (or skein) of yarn is so I can make it into two smaller balls?
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Spring Knitty is Up on: March 11, 2008 05:48:40 PM
I love Honeycomb -- I need vests at my freezing-cold office job.  I also like Marjorie and Talia.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: berroco's dizzy on: March 09, 2008 02:19:14 PM
Looking at the pattern, you're supposed to remove the end-of-round marker and just keep going until it's the right length to start decreasing.  You should have two yarnovers separated by a knit stitch, with the two decreases compensating for it.

It looks as though because there are more stitches in the repeat than on the needles, the pattern will keep shifting the YOs over a few stitches so they form a spiral.  How many repeats did you do?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Why is k2tog such a chore???? on: March 09, 2008 09:23:46 AM
i don't know if this has to do with it, but till some months ago i was doing my purl stitches on the oposite direction and twisting the stitches on the purl rows. so when i got to the knit rows things were tight.

That's exactly what I was doing for almost a year.  I finally figured it out and re-trained myself, but it was a pain.

It was okay at first because I started off knitting through the back loop (I didn't know any better) so by wrapping my purl the other direction, it was actually UNtwisting the stitch.  But then I stopped knitting through the back loop but didn't realize I'd have to change the way I wrapped the purl as well, so I ended up doing everything in twisted stockinette without realizing it.   Roll Eyes

As far as the K2tog, I'm still a bit of a tight knitter, so sometimes I'll insert the right-hand needle from the right (sort as if to purl) and tug a little to loosen the stitches up before I try to put the needle in for the K2tog.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting in church: acceptable? on: March 09, 2008 09:16:46 AM
This Christmas Eve I was way behind on my dad's present, so I brought it to Mass with me to work on.  But we had to get there about 90 minutes before it even started to get a decent seat, so I worked on it while we were waiting and put it away once Mass began.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jordana Paige Messenger Bag or Namaste Messenger Bag? on: March 01, 2008 09:39:58 AM
This is the Jordana Paige bag -- I have the camel/brown color:

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jordana Paige Messenger Bag or Namaste Messenger Bag? on: February 29, 2008 05:25:16 PM
I have the Jordana Paige one.  The thing that drives me kinda nuts about it is that it's very slouchy, which is a general messenger bag problem.  The fabric of the front pocket kind of bulges so it's hard to close it with only one hand if you have it on your shoulder -- you have to take it off and use two hands to close it.
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