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nekosd43
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nekosd43
It's up to you guys to save me from myself yet again! Not having real life knitting friends is going to be the death of me lol.

I'm working on the Peppermint Twist sweater from Stitch 'n Bitch (but with a LOT less pink...  ugh), and this is really the first pattern I have ever had to work with that has increases (well, that's to be expected when my arsenal consists of hats, socks, and scarves). I know this is probably something I should know, but if the pattern says (and I quote):

"Inc row (RS): K2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.  Rep inc row every 14th row 3 times, then every 12th row 1 time."


For that last part...  do you count the increase in your counting?  Is it like, the row you increase on is row 1, and then the next row is 2 or whatever, or does the count begin after that row?  I have a hunch it begins after the row, but I figured I'd ask you guys first!  Thanks in advance!

Also, thanks to everyone who linked me to their knitting blogs in my last post.  I am totally going to check them out, and if I decide to make one of my own, I'll let you know :3
 

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catalinacisne
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catalinacisne
I ran into a problem with the Om Yoga Mat Bag in Stitch'n'Bitch... A portion of the pattern says to do the following with the last 5 stitches of the row: "yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2." The back of the book explains ssk as a stitch that effectively knits two stitches together. To me, these instructions require seven stitches to be on the left needle: one for the yarn over, one to knit, one for the other yarn over, two for the ssk, and two for the k2. I think I must be approaching the ssk wrong because it's just not adding up.

...help?

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spitfiresnc
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spitfiresnc
So, I'm sorry lj knitting community. I've been obsessed with Ravelry and found it easier and much more fun to play over there :(

But I've found google reader and I can read you guys over there now! I love it!

While on hiatus from y'all I've been knitting a lot! (and crocheting a tiny bit - but I'll post those pictures in THAT community)

According to ravelry here's all the stuff I've done since the last time I showed off back in *March* (I love y'all I swear!)
clicky clicky - TONS OF PICTURES - you LOVE picturesCollapse )
Sorry about the length. Enjoy the pictures. I can field questions if you have them.

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glammetalkitten
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glammetalkitten
Hello!

I'm a total newbie at knitting...I got the 'Stitch n' Bitch' book for my birthday about a month ago and have been teaching myself with that, coupled attempts at long-distance help from my mum and grandma.

Anyway, I have just managed to finish my first official knitting project, the Go-Go Garter Scarf using Rowan Big Wool and 15mm (US size 17) needles - much to the amusement of my flatmates when they got a look at me wielding those things!

Go-Go Garter ScarfCollapse )

Me modelling the scarfCollapse )

Given the unpredictable nature of the weather in the UK at the moment it may well be coming in handy sooner rather than later!

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alcestis
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alcestis
After my fiasco with a too small shirt, I decided to try something else. I ended up picking up Stitch n' Bitch mostly for the Devil Hat pattern. My street hockey team is the Denim Demons, so I wanted something to wear in the fall (when we make the playoffs). Despite other things I've created, I'm the most proud of this hat.
FO after the cut that was made to save your friends pageCollapse )
x-posted to my LJ

ETA: I used Cascade 220 Superwash in "Sunset" (I think that's what it was called; the label is at home). I think the flash made it shinier than it is, but the red is perfect for Demons and Devils.

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14 stitches made | Knit 1
semibold
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semibold
This is my first FO posting here. . .

I just finished the "Poster Boy" bag from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. It was my first attempt at Fair Isle, and I totally expected to end up in tears in a tangle of yarn, but not so! It definitely didn't scare me off of trying it again.

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sitandknit
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sitandknit
It has been snowing a ton here recently (really unusual for around here), and it has kicked my knitting instincts into overdrive (something about snow, a fire in the firplace, and hot chocolate just screams KNIT!). So, here are two of my more recent FOs.

(A few big pictures, so dial up beware)

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alsatia
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alsatia
My mother has been trying to teach me to crochet since I was a little girl and I've failed spectacularly every time I tried, so I assumed I'd never be able to knit either. My grandmother tried teaching me that this summer, and I failed spectacularly at it too. I'm stubborn though, so I decided my problem was that I can't learn from a live person and I needed a book, thus I bought Stitch 'N Bitch. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was actually right about needing a book!

Naturally my first project was the Go-Go Garter Stitch Scarf, seen here: Go-Go Garter Stitch ScarfCollapse )

The colors are a little off in the picture, particularly the purple. It was knitted in Caron Simply Soft Quick (Limelight, Blue Mint, and Grape), and as someone who hates following directions I used size 15 needles (due to not having size 17 handy), made it two stitches wider than the pattern called for, and repeated the colors an extra time. This is probably why I find knitting to be exciting...I have very little interest in creating things that someone else designed, and knitting makes enough sense to me that it's fairly easy to take the general idea of a pattern and then wing it from there.

I finished that first scarf and promptly took a huge break from knitting due to returning to college and never finding time to sit down and work at it. Then Christmas began taunting me and I started knitting gifts. The one I've finished so far is the Braided Scarf pattern from Patons, seen here: Braided ScarfCollapse )

This scarf was knitted in Lion Suede (Ecru, Sage, and Coffee). I appear to have at least half of each skein left, so you could easily make a much longer version or two identical scarves out of one skein of each color. Also, the pattern doesn't specify how to sew the strips together, so I used whip stitch on the ends, and then looped a little piece of yarn through each place where strips overlapped (using whichever color the top strip was) and knotted it underneath where it gets covered up when the edges of the strip curl inward.

The next two projects on deck are Karen Baumer's Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf in Caron Simply Soft Ombres (Embroidery Print) and Knitty's Bobblicious in Lion Homespun (Candy Apple).

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janitors
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janitors
Hello~ I just joined.. quite literally, haha. I realized a few minutes ago that I need some help and I wasn't in any knitting communities! I'm glad to have found this one :]

So, I'm currently working on a sweater for my boyfriend. It's my first big project/first thing I'm using a pattern for. Really, all I've made before are a few very very basic scarves, but I decided that the best way to learn is to just jump in and challenge myself!

It's from the original Stitch 'n Bitch, the "manly sweater" (although I'm doubting if my boy is TOUGH ENOUGH for something with "manly" in the title, ehehe) if you were curious!

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So the problem (or rather "question," I'm not sure if it's a problem!) is.. I don't know if I'm supposed to keep binding off that section in the holder? Should I just leave it like that? I've read the pattern a few times over, and I'm not sure if it might mention it somewhere further along. Although I really haven't mastered the art of reading patterns yet :[ Maybe I'm just missing something? It would very explicitly tell me if I'm supposed to bind that off now, right? Here's an excerpt from what I just did:

"Shape Neck and Shoulders

Right side: *BO 7 sts, work 25 sts, turn. Place rem sts on a holder. Dec 1 st from the neck edge every row 4 times; at the same time, BO 7 sts from shoulder edge 3 times. Break off yarn.

Left side: With WS facing, join yarn to shoulder edge. Work as for left side from * --23 sts rem on holder for back neck."

It would be fabulous if someone here's already made one and could offer me some guidance :]

Alright, I think that's all~ I'd best be off now! Happy knitting!

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10 stitches made | Knit 1
krisw
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krisw
After over a year, I've finally finished an object! Admittedly, it's a simple project, with boring acrylic yarn (I'm still not sure how my son will tolerate wool as we have a history of issues with it in my family), but it's finished. Unfortunately, it's a bit too small!

It's the Umbilical Cord Hat from SnB, modeled by its intended recipient with the quickly growing head.

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Crossposted to my personal journal.

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repeatagain
Hello!!

so I've been working on the 'gator mittens from SNB Nation, and they've been fun and easy so far. At one point in the pattern, you switch from dpn's to using the dpn's as straight needles.


The pattern goes, basically:
with WS facing, p16 onto one needle.
Work even in St. Stitch for 19 rows
next Row (RS) : K1, ssk, k to last three sts, k2tog, k1

Except, here's the problem. Everyway I figure it, After the 19 rows, I'm on the WS, not the RS.
Am I being stupied? Can I not count? Is there something I'm missing? I haven't found anyone with problems with the pattern, so I assume that it's just something I'm missing.

Help! My mother's birthday is less then a week away!
Ha. Thanks!
winston

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kittenlid
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kittenlid
Hey all,

I would like to make Bam 13 from SnB Nation, but the yarn for the project is pretty darn expensive. The pattern calls for Colinette Tagliatelli and Sirdar Snowflake Chunky. I have never worked with either of those yarns. Does anyone have any substitution suggestions?

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