I'm considering a sweater for myself. (To be able to make a whole sweater for under $40? Holy crap, sign me up! Yay Knitpicks!) In any case, there's an increase (m1) in it that says 'pick up loop between last and next st and work into the back of this loop'. I understand how to do it, but it seems like an odd way of doing it. Could I just k1 into the back and front of the next stitch (or k1 into the front and back of the last stitch) and get the same effect? Or does it really matter which way I increase?
(Ugh, and can I just say that Sirdar patterns, while relatively simple to read, seem to just be written in some obscure dialect of the language of knitting? Probably the difference in country of origin, hey?)
I had a dream last night i finished my hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knits (i also found out i can't spell minute 7:00 in the morning on a Saturday with out google's help...why Saturday class, why?). I had finished the neck and i wanted to make sure it was a boat neck. i remember trying it on and it feeling good, but i couldn't find a mirror. Before the Olympics, I set my sweater aside and never picked it back up. I recently started a pair of socks which i did not gauge for and i was taught a valuable lesson. So to avoid frogging half of a lace sock, i picked up the barely begun sleeve of the sweater. The size 7 needles felt strange after working with 1's. At any rate, I dream about my knitting a lot.
I picked up a couple hanks of lovely rusty-red mohair while in Copenhagen recently, and want to make a triangular shawl with it, something lacey, but am having a heck of a time finding an appropriate pattern. I've never made a shawl or done anything lacey, so this is really a new area of knitting that I'm exploring.
The yarn itself is two 50 gram hanks, about 100 meters each, according to the tags. I don't know what weight to call it--worsted at most, sockweight at least...maybe sportweight? The tags don't say at all, in any language.
I'm still hunting around, but I'd greatly appreciate any recommendations and advice you have to share!
Can you dye linen yarn? Is it possible? I have Googled with little solid evidence.
I have some re-claimed linen yarn that I fell in love with. While it was still in the sweater, I thought it was a lovely color. Once I unwound it, it took on the apperance of Peto Bismol. I would prefer to dye it darker, either a burgandy red or blue.
I have emailed Mechers (I think?) to let them know of my delima.
Any idease out there?
I'm on my third project in an attempt to work with spun bamboo because it's not behaving for me. It actually breaks apart with an gentle but audible snap. I knit too loosely for my own good, so I know it's not my tension. I'm currently working on an open lace accent scarf just for pattern and yarn practice, but I'm starting to wonder about the durability of bamboo. Is this normal, or is it possible I have a defective skein? If I hold a length of it between both hands and tug, it snaps in half.
I was looking at the Stitch n Bitch crochet book in a store yesterday, and there was a pattern I really liked. It was called "preppy" something and it looked like a fairly standard suit jacket, kind of. The type of thing that has been at Urban a lot recently. Anyway, I like the pattern, but I hate crocheting, I'm awful at it. I was wondering if anyone either knew of a similar knitting pattern or knows a way to convert the pattern.
ok, so... i got some simple stripes from knitpicks, and i looked around the site but didn't see any recommended pattern for using it (in order to get the socks in the pictures), so i just used the "pattern" from that Sock Class website...and they're waaaay to wide for my feet. the ankles fit ok, but the main part sucks, and the heel is really ugly.
So...I'm thinking about ripping it out, even though it's like 8 hours of work (but I guess it's all a waste if I don't use them, right?) What patterns have you guys used with this yarn? I just want something really simple to show off the stripes and stuff, but it's gotta be an ATTRACTIVE sock, that fits my feet (which aren't particularly narrow, by the way... I'm pretty sure it's the socks that are to fat.) I'll wait til I find a better pattern before frogging, I think. Thanks.
a couple of weeks ago, i bought a lovely skein of noro transitions. the lady at my lys rolled it into a center-pull ball for me. i took it home, looked at it and sighed a lot, then put it with the rest of my stash.
tonight, i took it out, and decided to pull out the end to look at it and try to inspire myself to do something with it. SO. i found the end. i gave it a gentle pull. it started to come out, around one foot or so.
and then it snapped. and i freaked out.
i pulled out a little more, and it snapped again. then i realized that it wasn't even the real END, there was another one hiding in there.
desperate to find the source of the problem and try to fix it, i kind of pushed the inside of the ball out of the end of it. now, i've got two balls of yarn... the center is seperated (via snapped yarn) from the rest.
i don't know what to do. someone pleeeeeeeease give me some advice. i'd hate to lose this yarn :( i can't even find the end where i could tie on the snapped yarn!!!