I've been looking for a pattern for a while for a baby blanket. Today I was at a friends house and spotted a sweater that I thought at first was a blanket. I knew in that instant I had found the pattern I've been looking for.
I can figure it out mostly but there are a couple of stitches I'm not quite sure on. So here's the question. Can someone point me to a place with great photos/illustrations so I can figure out exactly what this stitch is? I looked at knitting.about.com in their stitch library but I didn't find what I was looking for.
I have a feeling its very simple and my impulse feeling on it when first examining it was that it was a 1x1 rib but now that I've got that idea I can't get it out of my head. I also know that's not what it would be called but I'm just drawing a blank tonight.
of Fretful Porpentine knitting!
Bought m'self a set of DPNs in sizes 6-8, as those seem to be the sizes most called for in the projects I'm interested in.
And a cable needle, so that I can grab cables and hold on tight! :>
can someone with S&B nation, give me how long the gusset is before you do the two ball of yarn thing, I left my book at my apartment and I am home for a little while.... and want to finish this!!!
THANKS A BUNCH
I have some Karabella Aurora 8 left over from a rather largish hat I made in two colors, probably a bit more left in black than red. I'm going to visit a friend who has a newborn son over spring break, and I'd really like to whip up something that's (a) cute and (b) cabled, because cables look gorgeous in this yarn. It's perfect for babies, too; it's so soft! And Heather hates pastels, so this is a great choice.
Does anyone have any ideas for cabled booties, or hat, or something small? I have no idea what size babies are.* Also, the suggested needle size is 7 - 8; I've been getting about 4, maybe 4.25 sts per inch on 7s. I'm open to offers of small-but-cute cable patterns, too - I can certainly whip up some booties or a hat independently, but I'm not too familiar with cables.
*Also, if there is a chart showing Average Baby Measurements At Ages X, Y, Z, etc., that would be really cool. I have offered to make baby clothes for another friend (who's about 20 weeks now) in exchange for her purchasing the yarn, but I really am not familiar with baby sizes, not seeing them too often or planning on popping them out myself in the near future.
I'm going to NC, the outer banks, for vacation and would love to have the chance to go yarn shopping. Can anyone recomend good lys's, places that do other crafting too like quilting or cross stitch as well. We'll be in Kill Devil Hills. (I did try to do a seach for info on this but found nothing.)
I have googled and feedstered and have remained confused.
What is the proper way to slip a stitch if no specific way is noted? I can justify in my mind why each way would be correct, but I'm sure I'm wrong.
are there any knitting patterns out there for skirts done on circular needles?
I'm about to purchase the materials to make the booga bag (needles included).
Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to get these things would be?
Also, do I *have* to use bamboo needles?
3 skeins of Noro Kureyon. (I want color 55)
16" or 24" US 10 1/2 bamboo circular needles
US 10 1/2 double pointed needles
I don't mind buying these things seperatly... just tell me where I can get them for the least amount. :D
EDIT: I ended up finding the materials for $31.46 at www.woolneedlework.com . I think that's an AWESOME price. I promise to post pictures when finished. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!
Hi all! I've been working on the baby blanket in StitchnBitch...and I'm using Homespun instead of what is recommended, and a different needle size...so how can I make sure that I have enough of the yarn, or that it will even remotely come out the way it should? I didn't think about doing a gauge check ahead of time...damn.
There's a project that I really want to start, but I'm getting a breast reduction in a few weeks and I have no real idea what my bust measurement is going to be when I'm done. I was wondering if y'all could do me a favor...I'm going to be something like a 36/38 C...if anyone's bra size is close to that (slightly bigger or smaller is fine) can you do the following:
Please measure your bustline (the twin peaks at their highest point) and leave that measurement in inches as well as your bra/cup size in a comment?
I know we have a fairly vocal pro charts group in this community. *grin* Indeed at times I am one of them.
But I'd really like to hear from those of you that prefer written out instructions to charts for things like cable patterns or lace etc.
I guess the question is basically "why?".
What is it with charts you don't like?
What is it with line by line written instructions you do like?
Are charts scary?
I'm just curious.
I know people have previously asked about shipping times for KnitPicks.com in the past, so I wanted to let people know that I just received my order today. I placed it on Feb 28 and was shipped on March 2, so it took roughly a week.
Customer service was friendly the three times I called them with questions and additions to my order. The only downside was that they oversold one of the clearance yarns I had purchased, and instead had indicated that it was backordered rather than discontinued, but at least it saved me some money!
i placed an order on feb 24th, on feb 28 had not gotten a shipping notice nor was my order showing on their website, so i emailed them. (also, my payment cleared my credit card on feb 26th)
on march 1 i got an email that my order had just been shipped, yet still no status available on their website. today (march 7th) i get the email that my order has been processed, and i will receive another notice when it has shipped (and it's still not showing on their website)
i'm not really upset about this (possibly because i'm sick and it's hard to muster any real emotion right now) but i am curious as to whether this is a normal occurance for them?
i wish i had 14 pairs of arms, so i could knit all the things i have ideas for all at once.
(right, cause i wouldn't lose track of what i was doing ;)
Yay. I now know how to correctly increase invisibly and knit more than one stitch into a single stitch. *grins* I had a knitting lesson today. My mom and I found that our local yarn store gave half hour yarn lessons for $10.. So we signed up.. They are private lessons.. But they made an exception and let us both do it at the same time. My mom used to knit doll clothes for me when i had cabbage patch dolls but hasn't knit in years so she's kind of a rank beginner and I just had some questions as I couldn't figure out how to increase without a big gaping hole in my work..
I've had some classes for other stuff before like quilting and never felt like I got my moneys worth, always felt like I was pushed to buy stuff.. But this place..
We got over an hours worth of instruction, and were charged $10 each since we both were
at such different levels.
I got a set of Clover bamboo needles * my first time using these and I am never using anything else * for $4.95, a ball of Encore Colorspun for $4.65 ( beautiful deep red and black varigated ) ( Funny enough my mom picked a blue green color I had gotten like two weeks ago at another store for something else but we didn't realize it )
So total for my class today was under $20!! Not too shabby considering I learned EVERYTHING I wanted to know, the lady was really encouraging.. I also picked up a packet of Plymouth cable needes ( the ? mark shaped ones as the straight with a little dip seem not to work well for me ) and a book that I can't remember the title of.
Turns out also that this place is tiny but they have lots of classes, AND if they don't have room in their classes or the classes have already passed she'll set up private lesson of the class for people :) So for fun since I loved the hat pattern they had I'm going to take the DPN class in a few weeks.. Private class with just my mom and I.. Weird eh?
Also they have the most kickass program.. They have a punch card for $30 basically whatever pattern you are working on , if you have a problem you can come in for an hour and get help.. five times.. they dont have to be in a row or the same pattern and it never expires.. So it ends up being like 6 bucks an hour for help on any project.. I thought it was pretty cool..
So if you live in or near Fort Walton Beach Florida try out the Yarn Garden! They also have a shop dog named maggie ( i cant remember her type but she has no dander or anything which is why she can be in there ) But I haven't met her yet.. They don't have as much yarn as the place in pensacola as they are way smaller, but I think the prices are much better! AND I know the instructor is really nice ;)
*Ahem* Sorry just had to share, not sure if anyone on here is even from around here.. But I was wary at first about taking a class from here.. And was going to actually take a knitting class at *gasp* michaels* which was going to have 15 people in it :/