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sageincave
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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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arylla
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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.
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organgrinder5ki
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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.
tictactoepony
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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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tictactoepony
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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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carbonel
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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
biascut
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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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ammet
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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

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What am I doing wrong?
ammet
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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!
ammet
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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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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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I finished a few projects recently, photos here.Collapse )
ammet
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My mom would like me to knit her a pair of slippers, she's decided that she really likes these (ravelry link), but would like them to be able to fold down like these (another rav link). Can anyone point me in the direction of a pattern similar to the one that she would like, but that folds down, or maybe suggest how I can construct that pattern so that it folds down?

Thank you all so much for your help (again!)

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I found this idea on pinterest and thought I would share. It's one of those 'why didn't I think of that?!' ideas. See clever idea here.Collapse )
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Lots of shawls and light tops, plus a couple of sock patterns. I may bookmark Octopodes, but nothing else.

Patterns page is here.

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bluehairedchild
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I'm making a pair of fingerless gloves.  Is there a way to do the bind off on the fingers without this happening?
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I've finished four preemie hats, photos hereCollapse )
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This question is about knitting for preemies specifically. I have cast on for a preemie garment and while I sat there knitting the first rows, it occurred to me that I have cats and the fact that these tiny premature beings may have allergies.

Does this mean that I shouldn't be knitting for premature babies, or does it mean that I can wash the garments, dry them outdoors and package them in zip lock bags until they are delivered.

Also, in my day, I used Ivory Snow but are there more gentle or better laundry detergents these days that I should consider? Take note that I'm in Canada, so I may not have access to many American or British detergents.

Thanks in advance.
tictactoepony
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Made these in protest to the previous pair being too pattern-reading intensive (they were intrelac).

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lindapendant
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I am at a point in my knitting life where there are no more good reasons to knit another sweater, pair of socks, scarves, and mittens because I really have enough (for now) and so do my friends and family.

So I'm looking to knit for a cause but I'm afraid I would get terribly bored knitting, for example, preemie caps over and over, and that's not very charitable of me but I know exactly what my tolerance level is for repetition. I'm looking for variety to keep me interested and happy to help someone, somewhere.

Can any of you give me some suggestions as to how I can quench my knitting addiction in a way that is helpful to people in need but keep me from not enjoying knitting?

I'm unsure how to approach this and I'm guessing that a lot of people here are more resourceful and learned on this subject than I am.

I live in Montreal, Canada, if that matters.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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