When you do a SSK, how do you slip the stitches?
January 13th, 2006
At any rate, I'll have the book on hand eventually. So, if I can't start when then KAL starts, I'll still be able to start as soon as I can afford the yarn and be able to work with the KAL gals - even if I am wicked behind.
Any suggestions for substitutions - suitable substitutions - of a less expensive nature. 1100 grams of J&S = hard on my pocketbook when it goes for $5/25 gram ball - even the $18/500 gram cone hurts. If I got the cones, I'd only be able to do a two tone faire isle. I'm really wanting to do more than that. Though I'm considering changing to the Dragonfly Vest instead of the Celtic Circles to minimize color changes.
Cross posted to: My Craft Blog & SFCKAL.
Kindly excuse my newbie exuberance over something so simple, but this is the prettiest pattern!( Collapse )
I almost hate to use it as a dishcloth! Now that I have it memorized, I'm dreaming of a scarf in this pattern. Thanks for all your help yesterday with actually reading the pattern (LOL!). Another lesson learned...
A friend of mine whose mother tried to teach her to knit English recently came over last night & I showed her Continental. I've only been knitting for a month or so, but teaching someone else really made me see how much I've learned already!
so i made this little test "square" out of this yarn, and machine washed it in 40°c. that's obviously not what i should do, as it shrunk. the test thingy was 17 x 9,5 cm at first, and now after washing it's only 16 x 8 cm. tho i must say i like the way it looks & feels now that it's a bit felted :) but that's not the point.
how do you think the sweater should be washed, to keep it's size & looks? handwashed, maybe? or 30°c machine wash? now that i know something about how it reacts to 40°c machine wash, maybe someone who's more experienced could give me a clue.
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I am interested in making the Apres-ski kerchief from Handknit Holidays. I was looking at the book last night and it calls for Blue Sky Alpaca worsted. This isn't the best picture, but it's the only one I could find on the net: http://savannahchik.typepad.com/photos/handknit_holidays/kerchief.jpg
Look particularly at the garter border...does that look worsted to you? It looks pretty chunky to me, even moreso in the book. I was going to do this in Knitpicks Andean Silk, but when comparing the Andean Silk I had in my hand, to the picture of the Blue Sky in the book, it looks way, way thinner. Though both are supposedly "worsted" and the gauges listed on the websites are pretty close.
I've never seen Blue Sky Alpaca in person. I was thinking about ordering it, but at nearly $20/skein, I want to make sure I get the right stuff...does the Blue Sky just run on the thicker end of worsted, or do the fibers make it fluff out when knitted, making it look a lot thicker? I've knit a lot with the Andean silk, and it just doesn't look this thick at all.
Also, is the Blue Sky worth the price? It looks nice, but having never felt it myself...just wondering how soft it is.
Also, is it possible to put one of those progress bars for knitting onto a Livejournal? Thanks.
I'm knitting up Tychus, and it's my first time knitting with short rows. (It's so fun! and fast! eeep!)
However, at my 'peaks' of color, I'm getting holes inbetween the peaks. And that makes me sad. I've seen talk of 'wrapping' the yarn or something, but what does that mean? I'm confused. Am I doomed with holes in my hat that is supposed to keep me warm?
I have been working on a hat for two years. It was done with a lovely cotton yarn which was white and a wonderful thread of rainbow verigated acrylic was woven in it. It knit up beautifully. I started a hat in seed stitch and it was too large. Unable to frog it quite yet, I stored it under my bed for a year. Finally, it was the time to start it again - my cat had just died, and I was returning from England when on the plane I frogged it and finally got my gauge sorted. I knit it on and off for months. Then on a plane just last night I realized I was near completion of the hat - mere stitches left.
And somehow, in the moving of the seats last night on the plane, I forgot my knitting. My dear seed stitch hat.
I called the airline luggage people and left a message.
And I called back today and they told me that it is possible that it was 'discarded'...
My heart broke when I thought my dear almost finished hat would never be finished. If you all see a hat in a bag on a United Airlines flight, tell it I miss it...
Thanks for the support.
Does anyone have any suggestions or stories about what worked for an 11-ish child you know? Thanks!
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And as for the question...Is it absolutely necessary to wash hand-knit baby items before gifting them? My only concern is that I'm running out of time (my own darn fault) but I don't want to skip this step if it's vital, both for the integrity of the knitting and for the health of the cute li'l newborn who will be receiving the handknits.
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So, my dilemma - what do make with that loopy fingering weight stuff? Any suggestions?
So is this the way you do it:
the first stitch is knit on a needle that's beside (to the left of) the needle with the working yarn?
You can knit using circular needles if you need to do a big blanket, so where that isnt round, would the first stitch be knit on the needle that has the working yarn on it, instead of one without it?
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Thanks to everyone here for creating such a vibrant, inspirational, and informative community.
im casting on evenly and purling the first row, but i dont understand the k1b stitch.
can somebody help?