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

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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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I knit two pairs of these adorable Mary Jane style for adult slippers, photos here.Collapse )
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I finally finished a pair of mittens which were on hold while I tried like mad to find my polar fleece (which I had put in such a good place that I couldn't find it!) to finish them off. Photo here.Collapse )
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I finished a cardigan last week and some mittens when it was still snowing. Photos here.Collapse )
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I have a question about knitting a baby blanket. I am not using a written pattern and I want to make it in stockinette stitch with size about 36 inches square. I am use to using only preprinted patterns which already tells me how many stitches to cast on, size of needles, and type of yarn to use. Therefore, I don't know how to figure the number of stitches to cast on for this project. My other question is this, what is a standard size for a baby blanket? Any information and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
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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!
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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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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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