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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do self-striping yarns work? on: August 05, 2007 05:23:14 PM
I used to think that it had something to do with gauge, but gauge can vary throughout a project. I bought a hank of Mountain Colors "Bearfoot" the other day, which I assume is a self-striping yarn, and it said "between so-and-so and so-and-so stitches to the inch." (I can't remember the numbers.) This would suggest that gauge isn't all that important. So now I'm confused; how do these yarns work?
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / (Stupid) Underlying Grid? on: July 27, 2007 03:30:36 PM
I'm reading Quiltmaking by Hand, by Jinny Beyer, and she talks about seeing the "underlying grid" in quilting patterns. It's making me very frustrated. The method she describes just isn't "clicking" for me. She claims that her way is the easiest, which implies that there are other ways to do this thing. Can anyone tell me how they do this, or at least clairify her instructions? Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Top down or bottom up? on: July 06, 2007 04:29:37 PM

I got The Sweater Workshop to knit my first sweater, which teaches how to knit them seamless from the bottom up, but then I became intrigued with knitting from the top down, and I looked up instructions for that. My question is: What should I do? Do you knitters think that one way is easier? (or funner?)

Thanks! Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting upside down? on: June 30, 2007 07:02:46 AM
I've noticed that in all kinds of cartoons, when people knit, they knit upside down! I know that in older years people used to hold the needles like pencils, and that this may have something to do with it, but look at this! This is totally upside down!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do I do an afterthought heel without waste yarn? on: May 09, 2007 04:12:20 PM
So, I was sitting around today, looking at some tube socks I made, and I thought, "Why not try out an afterthought heel?" I know there's a way to do it without using waste yarn, but I'm not sure how. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any different kind of heel? on: April 20, 2007 06:13:51 AM
Hi! I've been wanting to make socks for a while, and I made two little "training socks" but the stitches around the heel always look really bad. My question is: Is there any alternative to knitting the heel flap and picking up the stiches? (besides tube socks!) Thanks!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Armpit knitting? on: April 11, 2007 05:45:09 PM
Do any of you Continental knitters out there hold your right needle under your arm as you work? I understand that it's really fast, but it always feels weird to me...How exactly do you work like this? I know this sounds like a silly question, but I'm just clueless...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Um, is it just me? on: April 05, 2007 12:43:07 PM
This pattern is done on size 15 needles,but the stitches don't look very bulky. Is it just my eyes? @_@

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Translating Tube sock pattern to Magic Loop? on: April 04, 2007 05:52:12 PM
Hey, does anyone know how I can translate a basic spiral tube sock pattern measnt for dpns into magic loop? Does anyone already have a sock pattern for magic loop where the socks are knitted ONE AT A TIME? Thanks!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Small flower or other "Little gift" pattern on: March 26, 2007 04:16:28 PM
Hi! There's this staff member at my school...I'm not sure what you'd call her... but she was really down today, so I thought I'd knit her a little flower or some other doodad tonight. Any ideas? I'm in the hankering for sport weight yarn, but any yarn will do.
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