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tictactoepony
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I have made these quite a few times now, following a knitty pattern from way back:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTbroadstreet.html

Latest pair were made for a friend's daughter and I natural dyed them using anatto and madder extracts.
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Heh--auto-correct automatically capitalizes TARDIS.

Anyway, I finished this shawl a few months ago but just got around to blocking it. Some folks here helped me out with a difficult-to-understand part of the pattern, so thank you! I'm happy about my first shawl.

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I'd had some lovely green yarn in my stash (from the Natural Dye Studio) for ages and finally got round into making it into the rather lovely Neldoreth socks:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss14/PATTneldoreth.php
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I'm working on these mittens (Ravelry link, but since I don't have an account and can see it, I'm assuming everyone else can, too). Scroll down to the third page (chart). I've gotten to the point where I've finished expanding the thumb gusset, and am struggling with the row that comes AFTER that. Help help help!Collapse ) Could some more expert person help me out here? (In English - I'm not Finnish!)

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Hi guys

I'm knitting the ties for my brother's wedding and he's found one he likes, but I don't immediately recognise the stitch - does anyone know what this is and how easily replicable it would be?

tie

Thanks very much!
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Hi everyone!

Exciting news: I am pregnant! I'm due at the end of February.

I'm a slow knitter and currently working on socks for my dad. When they're done I would like to work on something for the baby.

Here's the thing about that: because I'm so slow about finishing things, I don't want to get too ambitious about how much I make.

One of my friends is going to make soakers and other things for me.

So what I was thinking was that I might make a Christening layette: booties/socks, jacket, bonnet, and blanket at the very least, possibly a gown as well (but like I said, I don't want to do too much). [No, we don't know the sex and we aren't going to find out, but baptism stuff is unisex regardless.]

I've looked at Ravelry and the choices are overwhelming and sometimes it's hard to tell from photos what things will actually look like.

Does anyone have favourite patterns for this sort of thing? It should be kind of fancy since it will be for church (and an important rite, at that). Also, I cannot do yards of stockinette as it quite literally puts me to sleep. However, I can do lace and cables, I can read charts, and I really enjoy learning new techniques. I also know how to crochet, if that matters.

Thanks for any ideas!

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But I can't recall if I have, and I don't see it in the archives, so...


I'm looking for a looser cast off for flat knitting than the standard, preferably with a video, so I can get a good look at how it's done. I found one once that worked really well, but it was gone when I checked my bookmarks again. Sad.

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tictactoepony
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A new set of knitware for when the weather is cooler!

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I started this doll today. I want to make the shoulders bigger, I don’t feel like they are wide enough. This is the part of the pattern for the shoulders:




  1. K2 PM K2 PM K1 Kfb K2 PM K2 PM K1 Kfb (14)

  2. K all

  3. K all

  4. (K2 SLM Kfb Kfb SLM K2 Kfb) x2 (20)

  5. K all

  6. K all

  7. (Kfb K1 SLM Kfb Kfb Kfb K1 SLM Kfb K3) x2 (30)

  8. K all

  9. (K3 drop marker K1, slide 5st onto waste yarn, cast on 4st K6) x2 (28)


Do you think it would be best to add more rows with increases and do less knit all rows? I am pretty ok at making up simple patterns, or modifying simple things, but I’ve never modified this type of thing before.

Thanks all.

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My ravelryfu is failing me - I want to make a big hoodie, cardigan, or car coat type of thing. Can someone recommend an awesome pattern for me? I'm basically still a beginner (I use knitting for stress release, but I'm feeling ambitious and slightly tipsy tonight! Will not start knitting until I am sober, I promise).

BTW, this is a thick acrylic yarn that comes in giant skeins at JoAnns. One skein is 435 yards, so five skeins is >2000 yds. It was on sale. Now I have to make something out of this, or I will feel STOOOPID and have to return it.

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tictactoepony
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My latest pair of socks (handspun, made up pattern as I went along)
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It's been a while since I've posted here! But I really do want to show off my latest selfmade pullover. I mean ... how do you feel about mustaches? They're awesome, right? I though so, too, when I saw the I Mustache You to pattern by Kayla Dyches.
My very own mustaches pullover!Collapse )

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In making a headband, the pattern calls for a bind off pattern of K2, bind off 1 st,*knit in front, back and front of next st, lift first, 2nd and 3rd sts on RH needle over 4th st,**bind off 1 st;rep from* across, ending last rep at**. Fasten off.

My problem is that I am having trouble locating a video online that shows me how to perform the knitting pattern that appears between the single asterisks. I'm not sure if I am doing it correctly or not. I've never done this type of bind off before. Can anyone give me suggestions on where I can find a video or instructions for this bind off? I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you.
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I made another sample item for a pattern designer

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Back at the end of 2013 I spotted a really nice cardi pattern in Spin.Off - last year I accumulated a rather nice Shetland/merino fleece to spin up into some yarn for this.
Finally I have a finished product (though may be a while before it's chilly enough to wear it ;) )

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I made a thing!
Used my drumcarder to blend up black Corridale, and some yellow, orange and purple merino wool. Made some yarn then made some armwarmers for a friend:

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And I would just like to say WTF. Fall? Really? It's not even summer yet. Sheesh.

Anyway, the only one I bookmarked was Reverso, though as a spinner I appreciated the column that compared Wensleydale, Corriedale, and Merino fibers.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff14/content.php
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This time last year, my middle brother and his wife announced they were expecting a baby. This was the first baby in the family, and at the time it seemed like there was a possibility that it would be the only baby in the family, so I got designing and knitting and made a blanket for the baby (rav link), very loosely based on the Debbie Bliss alphabet blanket but with lower-case letters and pictures. It took about September-December of not-frantic, fairly relaxed knitting. Each square was knitted separately, which made it very portable and easy to carry around, but also meant (groan) lots of sewing up at the end. My brother and his wife were super impressed by it!

Now my little brother has announced that he and his wife are expecting twins! I don't want it to be that as twins they get half as much as their cousins, so I'd like to make them a blanket each, but I don't think I've got time to knit another two blankets quite as time-consuming as the first. Also, did I mention I'm expecting my first baby in October?! Which could mean extra time for knitting between October and December, or could mean, ha, knitting, are you kidding? I'm planning for the latter!

So I'm trying to make plans that will look fairly fancy and impressive to non-knitters, but won't take me three months each to finish. I'm thinking:

- larger gauge, which probably means a wool/cotton or wool/synthetic mix
- figurative rather than abstract or a spiral - I like pictures!
- considering seaside motifs (they live on the coast), but could be something else
- haven't decided whether it'll be one colour and lace, or something in colourwork
- almost certainly knitted in one piece, with no making up
- could have a back sewn on to it (especially if it's colourwork and there are lots of ends

I tend to like designing things myself, rather than following patterns exactly as they are, but I'd love some links inspiration, either to patterns or even to commercially available ones. Have you any suggestions?
tictactoepony
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I found this pattern on knitty a while back and wanted to have a go:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw13/PATTohm.php

I dyed some fibre, spun (quite a bit of) yarn and made my partner some warm boot socks!
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So... I'm back again. Sorry if I'm getting annoying!

I'm knitting a sweater for a relatives baby, and I've decided to make it striped, I've made a sweater before with no problems, but it wasn't striped. What I'm noticing is that between the color changes there's a huge gap during the first round of the color change, what am I doing wrong? All I can find information on is jog-less joins (which has been helpful because I didn't think of that happening) but I can't find anything on how to prevent that gap/hole from happening

Here's a kind of crappy picture to show what I meanCollapse )

What am I doing wrong?
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What is your favorite way to make sure that the edges of your work (the actual side edges, not the CO/BO edges) neat and tidy? I still haven't figured out a good way, and was wondering what everyone else did?

Thanks!
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For those of you with interchangeable needles (bonus if it's the Addi Lace interchangeables) how do you get the cables to straighten out? Or do you just leave them coiled and deal with them to the best of your ability?

I find it to be somewhat difficult to deal with the cables because they came coiled and that's really the only way that I store them (they come in such a nice little case) and I'm looking for a way to straighten them out to make using them a little bit easier, so any suggestions would be great! Maybe it's just because I haven't broken them in yet...

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lindapendant
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I knit this arrowhead lace headband for toddler girls, photo here.Collapse )
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I knit this little sweater, photos here.Collapse )
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I knit up a newborn hooded cardigan, photosCollapse )
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