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organgrinder5ki
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organgrinder5ki
Beautiful scarf...what size needles are used?

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Derek Hale Inspired Double Sided Blanket (WIP)

Fandom: Teen Wolf
An: Also have a Revelry here under the name LookTurtles

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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Scarf and pattern I made on my journal.

give-away on my journal
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beesandbrews
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beesandbrews
I was contemplating my next project, and I thought, "I know. What was that cute cardigan that spawned several hundred knit alongs a while back?" And then I fruitlessly wracked my brain. I remembered that some of those knit alongs were here, and there in the tags under sweaters, was someone asking for help on their Central Park Hoodie . 2007 was the year when everyone had to have one.

Eh, what's a decade between knitters?

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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Celtic Knot Scarf WIP

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
I made a hat (from a pattern in SpinOff magazine) and a pair of gloves to go with them, from hand-spun Jacob sheep wool

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grey853
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grey853
I've just discovered the world of podcasts about knitting and other crafts on youtube. Right now I'm watching Arne and Carlos as well as The Grocery Girls.

Have you watched any podcasts or even made some yourself? What are your favorites?

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Current Location: home
Current Mood: curious curious

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
I made a few different batches of leftover handspun yarns into a hat for a colleague at work.
(And used a silly big puppet as a model, he seems to enjoy it!)

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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Double Sided Dog Blanket.

I made a dog bone/cat face pattern

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
Another pair of gloves (probably a bit gloved-out now so working on a hat and some socks next).

This yarn was dyed by my partner to make a scarf but there was loads left over - so has become gloves for a work colleague.

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demiraks_world
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demiraks_world
I am knitting my first sweater - Mountain High. Its a top down raglan.

I am just about at the point where I split off for the sleeves.
The pattern has markers in and I'm supposed to knit to the first sleeve marker, then it says "Backward loop CO 15 stitches, place sleeve on to waste yarn."
Do I count those new CO stitches as part of the sleeve? Or do I only put the previously existing stitches on waste yarn? (I'm thinking only previous stitches since the new CO ones will be the 'bottom' of the armpit?)

Also, I'm a bit worried the sleeve size for the size I'm doing is going to be too tight/small. Can I instead CO the # of stitches for the next size up (21) and just follow the sleeve directions for that size from there on out?
(pre sleeve split there is only a 1 stitch difference between the 2 sizes on the sleeves)(Does that make sense?)


Thanks!
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janestarz
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janestarz
Since I have a big box filled with sock yarns, and I'm somewhat allergic to them, I've decided to knit that stash down and declare 2017 Year of the Sock. (If this stuff hits my skin above the ankle, it itches.)
By the time this wonderful plan filled my mind I had not yet realised that I had knit 8 pairs of socks last year, making 2016 somewhat Year of the Sock as well. In any case....

This was a KAL from our Dutch Sock knitters group. The pattern was released especially for the month of December, and per the rules of the group you have to cast on in December and finish before the end of the next month (January in this case). I cast on December 24th, and wove in the last bits of yarn on Janury 12th.

It's a smaller size than I usually knit because they are going to a friend who didn't have such a great 2016. I hope these happy socks can cheer her up!
And because knitting two socks that are exactly the same, I added a bit of cheeky detail.

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Let's fill this community with lovely knitting projects!

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I have a question about a Loops & Threads brand yarn called Woolike.

This is the first time I am using this yarn and after knitting half a sock, I am finding the yarn to be creating a fuzzy halo-like finish which I think is being caused solely by handling the yarn.

This makes me wonder if this yarn is going to pill quickly and make me cry because the pattern is cabled like mad so we're talking a lot of time and effort because of the fiddly nature of massive cabling.

Anyway, my question is if anyone here has used this yarn and if so, what is your honest review and/or opinion about how well the finished socks will stand up over time, will they pill after one wear, or is this halo-like fuzzy finish the full extent of the 'wear'?

I actually like this fuzzy halo effect, so that is not an issue for me.

If nobody has used this yarn, where can I find written reviews, not a simple star rating?

Also, what is up with the recent posting of video clips that aren't related to knitting?

Dear people posting video clips: please stop.

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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Double Sided Dog Blanket

A dog blanket I'm making for a friend



One row is dog bones and the other is cat faces.
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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
As promised! Gloves - first completed project of 2017:

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
The last few things I made in 2016 (another pair of gloves nearly done, so 1st item of 2017 will be posted sometime soon :) )

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pensnest
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pensnest
Several years ago I noticed a member of my knitting group was creating an infinity scarf which started in the centre and knitted round a moebius loop so that a 'row' was actually knitting on both top and bottom of the cast-on, and the scarf/cowl grew outwards from the middle.

I'd love to try this, but I'm no longer in touch with the person who made it, and I really have no idea how to search for the recipe on Ravelry.

Can anybody direct me to a pattern which works like this? It just sounds like such a fun way of knitting a figure-8 scarf.
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janestarz
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janestarz
I can't be the only knitter finishing off my WIPs in preparation for the new knitting year to come. How are you guys progressing?

My most recent finished project is this pair of Helix Socks in Onion Nettle Sock yarn. In stead of polyamide it uses nettle fibers for durability. It was my first try at some Onion yarn, and I like it!

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Current Location: the Netherlands

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tictactoepony
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tictactoepony
My partner is getting a rather complicated pair of socks for Christmas!
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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I just love knitted socks and have made several pairs. I have knit using pretty pricey wool sock yarn that's blended with a bit of nylon or acrylic and several of these socks now have holes in the heels after not having worn them all that much. So much heartache over so much knitting!

I admit to having been a wool snob but now that I knit mostly for babies and worry about skin sensitivity, I'm using more and more cotton and/or acrylic yarns which work up much more nicely than I thought they would.

Anyway, I've started knitting socks with acrylic yarn and they're much more durable, but I love good quality wool socks.

My question is, do any of you have a favourite wool blend sock yarn that stands up to reasonable wear? I'd like to dump money down on lovely yarn for socks every now and then but it stings to put all that time and dollars into socks that don't last very long.

Thanks in advance!

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Current Mood: sad over socks

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lindapendant
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lindapendant
I finished this sweet cardi today after fighting forever to assemble the sleeves but maybe sort of invented a great way to join sleeves to an armhole, which was to pick up and knit stitches around the armhole and then seam the shoulder of the sleeve using those live stitches. I Frankensteined the heck out of this pattern and like the results a lot.

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kat_1901
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kat_1901
Hi everyone, I just started a blog here, I dont know many people who knit in person so hoping to connect to people and get inspired in this way :D nice to meet everyone xx
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love_jackianto
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love_jackianto
Title: Pumpkin Dog Inspired Scarf
Fandom: Steven Universe
Summary: A double sided knitted scarf inspired by Pumpkin Dog. Includes an original pattern.
An: Also here at AO3

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