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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Thumb Gusset increases on: February 05, 2008 12:26:35 PM
I've not run into this type of thumb gusset before (oddly enough) so I'm having trouble visualizing it.


Round 1: make 1 st, k1, make 1 stitch, slip marker, knit around: 38 sts.
Round 2: k around

Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until there are 13 sts on the first needle before
the marker. (The ending number of every increase round will be 2 sts
greater than the previous round) 48 sts


Knit across 13 sts and then slip them onto holders...knit around mitten
back to where you put the sts on holders...increase 1 st to keep knitting
in the round. Put your beginning of the round marker after the st... 36

I am altering this pattern to have a rib stitch in a multiple of three, so I want the main body to remain the 36 stitches..

Two Questions:

1.  All of the increases made during the "thumb gusset" section are not technically in the main body of the mittens, right?  They are all picked up later to work the thumb, so I would not work these in the rib pattern..?

2.  Instead of M1, would Knit front&back be appropriate in this situation?
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Circs 1" too long.. problem? on: February 01, 2008 05:57:22 AM
Lately I've been making a lot of hats.  I've wanted a set of interchangable circs since I started knitting, so with some Christmas cash, I decided to order myself some.  I chose the Denise set for (among other reasons) the fact that they had smaller cord sizes and could make a 17" circ.

I'm currently knitting Koolhaas on these 17" circs (of course 1" longer than the recommended/common 16") and my project is full of "holes".  It's not a tight fabric at all.  Is this likely ONLY due to the fact that I'm knitting loosely/needle size is too large?

I'm concerned that because there's that extra 1" that it's pulling at the stitches.  Is this at all an issue?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Interchangable Circs - VOTE! on: January 28, 2008 10:31:23 AM
Ok, we have a bunch of threads about interchangable circular sets.

So, as close as we can get to a poll.. what's your favorite set?

Respond with one (or close to one) word: [#'s as of 2/1 - 11 votes]

Denise - 2

Knitpicks (Harmony) - 3

Knitpicks (Metal) - 6



Let's see what kind of number we get!

Mod's note:  Sorry to butt in here, just wanted to mention that I've tried to keep the interchangeables threads in one spot.  It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the new threads.  Please reserve THIS thread for "voting" only.  If you have questions or want to discuss any of the needle sets, please visit the Interchangeable Needle Recommendations thread.  Thanks. Cheesy
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Noro Striped Scarf.. I feel dumb on: January 16, 2008 01:39:57 PM
Ok, sooo Brooklyn Tweed's instructions include a line that says "slip (purlwise) the first and last stitch on the second row of every stripe"

Am I to understand that as Slip the first and last stitch of only the second row?

I've worked selvedge edge on scarves before, but is this competely different?

Also, when striping before I've not carried the yarn, are there any special wrapping considerations (i.e. placement of color B in reference to dropped color A)?

I can't believe I'm having such a time wrapping my brain around this one.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / handpaintedyarn.com on: January 12, 2008 12:09:15 AM
Sooo I've just discovered the wonders of Malabrigo/100% merino wool.  Awesome.
I just ordered a few skeins from WEBS and Jimmy Beans Wool.. backordered on both and I won't see these skeins for a while.

I've read posts on here and discovered handpaintedyarn.com.  I'm dying to order from them, but I don't want to get a product I didn't expect.

They don't seem to have any worsted merino in stock, and I may settle on the bulky but..

Has anyone used their Colonia 140 yarn?  It obviously comes in the same colorways, but isn't (as far as I can tell) 100% merino.. or is it?

If you've gotten yarn of any type from here, how was it?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Who do you knit for? on: January 11, 2008 07:18:36 AM
I almost never have anyone in mind when I knit things.. and I am in fact just fine with FO's sitting in the bottom drawer of the dresser.

I knit because I love the process of knitting and creating something, even if it doesn't have an intended recipient.

I do have in the back of my mind that the great majority of my FO's will be gifted away to family at the holidays.. but I'm not sure if I even consider if they want hand knits. *shrug*

Do you knit with specific patterns in mind for specific people, or just knit away?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Combination Knitting? on: January 08, 2008 11:04:54 AM
Do any of you knit using the combination method?

From the videos it seems to me it is continental knitting except knitting through the back loops?

Is anything different from standard knitting methods, other than the decreases leaning the other way?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What type of crown decreases? on: January 02, 2008 11:34:02 AM
I'm starting a ribbed/cabled hat that will be worked in a k4,p1 rib.  I've looked at other hat patterns and sites about crown decreases, but I can't decide what to use that won't make the cables look ridiculous at the top.

What is the most important consideration?  As a rule (if there is one) where should the decreases be placed as to not ruin the ribbing?

Thanks!  Grin
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends? on: December 31, 2007 12:15:01 AM
I have 2 skeins of gray Bernat Alpaca sitting in my stash and I just bought a new gray wool coat that I'm dying to knit accessories for.

However, I just read the reviews on ravelry and there are tons of complaints about insane shedding.  I already have a battle with cat hair on my clothes.. adding in alpaca may not help the situation Wink

Has anyone used this yarn without hating it?  Does the sheddiness (is that a word?) get any better with washing, do you suppose?
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me shop! A.C. Moore on: December 27, 2007 10:51:48 AM
So I got a $75 gift card to A.C. Moore from my boyfriend's stepdad for Christmas.  I'm in there all the time (I've been using my daily 40% off coupons to build up my bamboo dpn collection) but now that I have a buttload to spend in there, I don't know what to get!

What would you guys get from your chain store?
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