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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Plushie Magazine on: July 15, 2009 05:12:55 AM
A couple of weeks ago I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics browsing through their magazines and saw one dedicated to plushies/stuffies. But I cannot remember what it was called. I think the issue I saw was only the magazines 2nd issue, so it is very new. Anyone know what I am talking about? I thought it was called Stuffed, but could be wrong.  Roll Eyes
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Will this altering work? on: May 20, 2009 05:12:48 PM
The original pattern is this:

Cast on 97 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: P1, *yo, P2tog; rep from *
Row 5: K1, *yo, K2tog; rep from *
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Purl

Switch yarn colors. Work 15 rows in stockinette stitch beginning with Purl row and end Purl row.

What I want to do is only cast on 77 sts, and then follow the original pattern. Will this pattern still work out ok if I do this?  Undecided
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Lion Brand Chunky USA - 4 skeins, need a good project! on: May 13, 2009 11:45:22 AM
I've got 4 skeins of Lion Brand Chunky USA (2 dark purple and 2 light purple). Each skein is 155 yds/113 g. I've been looking online everywhere for a baby blanket to make with this material and to no avail, most projects need a lot more yarn than I have (I'm trying to avoid purchasing more yarn!), or have the same project (which is a diagonal blanket with a YO border--which I have already made multiple times). I'd like something more fancy than straight knit stitch if possible, but I am getting pretty desperate for ideas! LOL Anyone know of a really good pattern to use up this yarn on that isn't too difficult? I really appreciate it.  Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Baby blanket help! on: January 20, 2009 05:33:45 AM
I am trying my first attempt at a baby blanket and want to make sure I understand this pattern before I start....

I'm working on the Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes (Purple Knit Blanket), which some of you may be familiar with--it's from the Bernat website.

Here is what the pattern says:

Cast on 4 sts. Do not join.Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: (Inc row). K2. yfwd. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row until there are 190 sts.

My question is, when I get to row 2, and after I K2, do I knit one stitch with yfwd, and then knit to the end of the row like normal? Or do I knit every stitch after my original K2, with yfwd?  Tongue
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Threading yarn through remaining stitches on: September 03, 2008 10:22:01 AM
The last step in my pattern (aside from sewing up the seams) says:

Using tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining 12 sts. Gather tightly and secure.

Which side of the needle do I begin threading through the loops? The side closest to the pointy end of the needle (open end)? Or the other side?
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I am embarassed to ask...UPDATED!!! on: July 10, 2008 05:31:56 PM
The pattern I am doing, uses a seed stitch. Calling the first row (RS).
I assume this means all the odd rows are (RS). And all even rows are (WS).

In order to start shaping the hat, it says to end on a (WS).

So does this mean, when I work the last row, what row would be the last I actually knit? An even row or odd?  Roll Eyes

Thanks for humoring an idiot!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Patterns for 8 yr old boy? on: July 09, 2008 08:25:37 AM
My cousins are coming to visit in the next couple of weeks, and I would love to knit their children something simple. They live in CA so I know I probably won't be able to get away with anything too wintery.

The older child (girl) is going to be in the 7th grade (what age is that?)
Here are some ideas that I was thinking for her, even though they are somewhat winter related.






Would either one be ok? I have never been to CA so I don't know how cold it gets, and if hats and scarves are used or not.

My skills are very simple. So the thought of making a tank top or something similar that is wearable is above my skills currently.

Can you think of anything that could be comparable or something that an 8 year old boy would like that is knitted? I really appreciate your help.  Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Scarf problems on: April 17, 2008 01:05:42 PM
I've knitted several scarves (who hasn't!  Roll Eyes ) and noticed that after wearing them once or twice, the part that is right behind my head tends to get thin and stretched out. I've even got a few that I haven't worn yet and they are slightly thinner there than any other place on the scarf. What gives? Do other people have this problem? Because when I see pictures of peoples work, their scarves look perfect. Is this because the scarves have not been worn yet? I have also noticed that the ends of my scarves are slightly flared too. Anyone got any help for me?  Embarrassed
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Brain fart question - 5:10 basketweave ? on: April 09, 2008 12:53:56 PM
I just want to make sure that this is correct, but to make a 5:10 basketweave pattern you would do the following?

* Knit 5 stitches. Purl 5. Knit 5. Purl 5.
* Repeat for ten rows.

* Row 11, purl 5, then knit 5, purl 5, knit 5.
* Repeat for ten rows.

 Roll Eyes Is that correct?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Newbie crochet question on: February 15, 2008 04:47:50 AM
I just started to learn how to crochet, and it is all so overwhelming (since I am a knitter). But I am trying to keep at it so I don't just give up. My question is, when it says to turn your work, do you actually take it off the hook and turn it? Or do you leave it on the hook and just flip it around?  Roll Eyes
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