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Hello everyone, unfortunately, I'm back again with more silly questions. I'm sorry!

I'm planning on making some mittens for a friend, Deep Blue Sea Shark Mittens(ravelry link) and I'm just wondering what all of your favorite mitten yarns are? This pattern calls for worsted weight, and we live in a very cold climate during the winter with a good bit of snow, so I'm thinking that it should probably be wool, but I don't know what the best option would be as I've never made mittens before. I'm looking for something that would come in bluegray/gray/blue-ish color, if that ends up narrowing anything down.

Thank you all again so very much for all of your help as of late - it's very much appreciated!

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First off, thank you to everyone who gave me sock pattern suggestions! They were all lovely and I have saved them all for later use!

Secondly, for those of you that sell your knitted items, or even just give them to people other than yourself. How do you wash them? Obviously follow the washing instructions that go with the yarn, I get that, but what do you use as soap? Or do you just wash it in plain water?

Lastly, for those of you with pets how do you get rid of the inevitable pet hair before sending it off? Do you suggest to your buyers/friends/families/etc. that they wash it themselves in their pet-free house to get rid of the hair?

Thank you all again so much for all your help!
bluehairedchild
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Do you think it matters what increase I do on the ends of the rows in the first part of this pattern? http://kribit.com/mikey-cap/
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This was a trial...I loved it (I've felt a bit nuts the last week without logging the weather every day!) and hated it. And now I have something really warm to mummify myself in because it's 12-foot long.

I obviously went my own route without buying the kit (I used Jiffy yarn from Joann's...they had a nice selection of blues so I was able to stay within the same yarn family) so it turned out longer and bulkier than Lea Redmond probably intended.

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I finished knitting this ages ago, but life kept getting in the way of my blocking it. Finally did it yesterday.
The pattern: Grand Teton Shawl by verybusymonkey. Excellent pattern ... I have more of her designs on my to-make list.
The yarn: SHEEPaints Sock'n'Go (from before the label became part of Ruppert Garne); colourway is "Belgian Chocolate". Very happy with the stratigraphic look I got with this ... most appropriate to a mountain-themed project, I think.
The Rav project page: jlsjlsjls' Grand Teton Shawl
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I had a go at some entrelac socks - http://knitting.dreamwidth.org/54196.html
hard going (plus pattern seems to have more than a few hiccups along the way which didn't help).
Result is OK though:
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Seems like ages since I've actually finished something (been one of those years)

The pattern: Calandra by Tammy Bailey. Well designed, well written/charted, easy to follow.
The yarn: Indigodragonfly Merino Sock; colourway is (deep breath) Sweet, Snuggly, Morally-Bankrupt Reaver Chipmunks of Woe (Lord Have Mercy on Our Ankles Edition). Delicious stuff to work with; the colourway is a clean-out-the-dye-jars special, not one of their regular colourways.
The Rav project page: jlsjlsjls' Calandra
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I want to knit a counterpane. I've been researching various thread types and ran across a site that recommended using rug warp. Rug warp, which I didn't know was used extensively by weavers, is cheaper and comes in tons of colors. I'd like to use it if I can, but I don't want to invest in rug warp if it isn't suitable for such a major project.

Here's a link that might help: http://www.woolery.com/Store/pc/showsearchresults.asp?pageStyle=H&resultCnt=450&keyword=rug+warp

I appreciate any and all advice.

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tictactoepony
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A few weeks back I posted here to get yarn recommendations to replace an olive-green man scarf that went missing (in a net/caterpillar sort of yarn).

Ended up with a quite different yarn in the end and the result is ready just in time to be a gift for the festive season!

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I knit a sweater for my sister-in-law's dog for Christmas but have photographed it on my super laid back cat Rufus, who is a really good sport.

For details and the free pattern, see my Ravelry page, and feel free to friend me.

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I love cowls so I made another Spiral Cowl
Pattern from Ravelry: Spiral Cowl by Keri McKiernan
Yarn: Ming by Artfibers

I think that this is a great and fast project for those who are looking for something to make for X'mas presents. No real sizing needed except to note if it can fit over their head.

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I made a scarf years ago out of very cheap yarn but it got lost... Can anyone help me ID the yarn, please? A long shot... Most of the possibles out there are shiny, not wanted for a man scarf.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/3878065699/in/set-72157615240073867/lightbox/
Thanks!

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Dear knitters, I am searching for a Fairisle cardigan pattern: just a very traditional steeked cardigan in a traditional OXO pattern, like these ones.

All the patterns I find on the web or in books are either yoked jumpers/cardigans, or designer Fairisle 'with a twist'.

I don't want 'with a twist'; I want something very, very traditional, but because I've never knitted a whole Fairisle jumper before, I need complete instructions, not just a recipe and a stitch pattern. Can you help?

Thank you!
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Hello all :)

I fell in love with the pattern on this infinity scarf and I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what it is :)

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=938121&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oldnavy.com%2Fproducts%2Finfinity-scarf.jsp#close

In the overview it says that it's a 'honeycomb knit,' but I'm just not matching it up to anything on image searches. I've messed around with a few things but I'm not getting the texture of it right. I haven't done a lot of color work so I feel like I might be missing something really obvious.

Thank you SO much for any help! :)

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tictactoepony
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Someone linked to this a while back so I am making some:
http://knitting.dreamwidth.org/54196.html
Getting a bit confused after leaving the waste yarn for the afterthought heel - anyone completed this pattern OK?

Could you tell me if, before the heel, do you end on a left or right-facing row?
Any hints, after heel, for having correct number of sts for the triangle setup so you can then start doing entrelac all the way round?
(I have the right number of sts for sock but when I get to that point, not enough sts or multiples thereof so do 6 x 5 st triangles).

Assistance (or links to corrections / clarifications) greatly appreciated!
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Baby sweater pattern (Telemark pullover by Erica Flory) calls for a gauge of 20sts/4" with US 5 needles and DK weight yarn. I'm a very tight knitter and the ball band was 22sts/4" on US 6. so I went for US 7 needles and got 20.5sts/4". Close enough?

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I am knitting a hat for a kid. He has an 18.5 inch around head. He's about a year and a half old. He's not nearby, so I can't try it on him.

How long should I knit it before I start decreasing? Any ideas? Are there any sort of templates out there?

If it helps, the hat has a ribbed brim and then is just stockinette.

Thanks!
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Hiya! First time poster here! I made a hat! =D
First attempt at fair isle, but for a homesick Norwegian friend.



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This past summer we had the still-under-warranty dryer repaired, as the heating element had gone out entirely. Yay, working dryer! Well, recently I finished an Antler Cardigan in a lovely purple and had been wearing it, unblocked, because I had no time to block it and sew on buttons. Last week, the washer went out - boo! But, no, yay!, because it's still under warranty! But, no, boo! because after the folks left the thing stopped working again on the first wash, which was in no way a full load. Boo!

I usually like to use the washer to spin out water from my knits. Just pop 'em in a bag and toss them in, works a charm. So after the first abortive wash had started but before I'd noticed the problem, I put my new cardi in a sink of Soak. Well, crap. And due to the washer not having worked, we're short on clean towels without a muti-hour trip to the next county and the hubby had our one vehicle with him. So I pressed out as much of the water as I could and put it in one of my bathtubs. Later, very late at night when we all make excellent choices, of course, I remembered that the dryer has an "air only" setting! Yay! I popped it in, made very sure that the dryer was stone cold and set to "Air/No Heat," and went to bed.

I woke to a sweater that was STILL wet (it's Saturday and washer "repair" day was Thursday and that thing is STILL WET) - AND NOW FIT MY FIVE-YEAR-OLD. Clearly the dryer still makes just enough heat to full my lovely sweater into a thick wool jacket for my youngest. I'm still not over it - the cable motif yoke is barely a texture, now!
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I knit this raglan cardi with bobble yoke using about 200 yards of yarn leftover from another project.

My question is, do any of you find that you knit tighter than usual when you are a stress ridden ball of anxiety? If yes, have you any tips to prevent this from happening so that you don't have to rip out a lot of your work when you calm the heck down and realize you've been knitting too tightly?

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Hello everyone. Long time reader, first time posting because I just finished up my first project yesterday, a rainbow scarf.

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I felt like sharing some projects that I have recently finished. All of these projects are on my Ravelry Page. Feel free to add me.

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I finished these socks a little while ago and I forgot to post them here. The pattern is a mash of a basic sock pattern for the general shape and my own ideas for the brickish look. The yarn I bought in Tasmania at a great LYS called The Stash Cupboard. The owner was so friendly and helped me find everything that I was looking for, including this lovely German yarn with the crazy colours!

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Hi all,

I am not new to knitting, but I've only knitted scarves and hats! I know how to cable and do various stitches, but I've never made a blanket before.

I want to try and make this cable blanket:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-comfort-throw

(Image here if you cannot access: http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/beljulia/162987863/90211ada_small2.jpg)

What kind of needles do you all use to make a blanket? Should I use circular needles? If not, wouldn't I need to make it in parts and stitch together? I'd prefer to avoid that!

Sorry if this is a newbie question :)
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