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kozytartan
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kozytartan
alright ladies and gentlemem! The hat is done...I have officially completed SnBs Cabled hat, my first foray into DPN's and Cables (and ssk, but shh about that ;) )

Enjoy

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star2trouble
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star2trouble
I just received a digital camera for a very early birthday gift (b-day's in August) and I wanted to show off my most recent FO. I made Besotted scarf from helloyarn.com with Plymouth Galway yarn in burgundy.

My question is concerning Knitpick's Shine. My friend has a baby due in July, and I'm thinking of making her a blanket with this since she lives in Southern Florida. Before I order it, would this be soft enough and light enough in weight for the baby? I live in Michigan, so I'm not the best judge of lightness of yarn at the moment.
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Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Harvey Birdman

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chymerikaen
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chymerikaen
Two people in my department at Hobby Lobby are gone this week and that meant a long 45 hour week for me. Have I mentioned that I'm only supposed to be part-time? And all this rain is driving me nuts! I really hate rain, and torrential rains that cause your room to flood are the worst! I woke up at 6 this morning to find half of my room flooded, so a good portion of today was spent cleaning that up. These rains hitting the Midwest suck and suck haaard.

But there has been some knitting -

Two Grumperina patterns - Odessa and Jaywalker!Collapse )
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ghostsandrobots
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ghostsandrobots
Among other activities, this was how I spent the weekendCollapse )
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shimmy9
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shimmy9
I posted a while back about changing a pattern for a non-felted stuffed animal to a felted one. Now well past my Olympic deadline, I finished the squid in question.

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helianthas
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helianthas
I'd love a recommendation for a good book for beginners.
I'm looking for a book that also teaches Continental style, since that seems to be easier for me.
The book should also teach all the basics, like increasing, decreasing, cables, etc.
Something like Knittinghelp.com but in a book! :D
Would be great if it also had some good beginning/basic patterns, as well.

Thanks so much!
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queencallipygos
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queencallipygos
I was browsing in my LYS this weekend and saw some self-striping cotton yarn in red, white, and blue, and suddenly thought "hey, a tank top for July 4th would be fun." Then I browsed in a magazine they had there and saw a pattern for a tank top that would be perfect (well, the original was a solid color with crocheted flowers sewn on here and there, but I was going to just ignore that part). I got the magazine, got the yarn, got home. Then I took a closer look at the pattern and saw -- the pattern is knit in two pieces, front and back, which would look stupid with self-striping yarn because the back and front won't match up.

Now, in theory, it seems to me that I could just "convert" it to knitting in the round easily enough, by adding the number of stitches you cast on for the front and the back together, casting on that, following all the decreases and increases at the right places all around, and then dividing it in half when I get up to the armholes. Am I right? Do I need to subtract a stitch or two becuase the original pattern was allowing for seam edges?

It strikes me that finding another simple knit-in-the-round tank top pattern should be easy enough, too, if necessary.
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susan1649
I am using the Sweater Workshop Book and made the sweatshirt with hood sweater. It states if I do not want a pointed hood to decrease every other outside round in the middle of back (k2tog, k1 ssk) after 5" going to 10" tall. I started the decreases at 7" and finished the hood at 14 1/2. It is pointed. i DO NOT WANT A POINTED HOOD. How do I shape it to make it rounded? Thank you in advance for your help.

Current Mood: chipper chipper

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stassy_dodge
I don't know it this has been posted before, but if you go here - http://www.theseflocks.com and click on the flock of tiny sheep you'll see the giant knitted carpet.

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Current Mood: calm calm

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fyrdrakken
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fyrdrakken
Heh, this was actually supposed to be a Knitting Olympics project. See how slow I am to finish it...

Here be dragonsCollapse )

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Current Music: Tori Amos - Spark

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poas
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poas
I knit this hat with ugg bootie for my neighbor's new baby Rowan. I need to finish it before winter ends, it's close I tell ya. The hat's made with Malabrigo merino wool, oh so soft. Do you think the booties go with it? Would you give Ugg booties to a boy baby?

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foreststryfe
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foreststryfe
I started knitting the free Knitpicks Two-At-Once Toe-Up sock pattern. I just went to go and check the pattern for the next part, and the pattern is no longer there.

Does anyone happen to have this pattern and can email it to me? I realize that I probably should have printed it out when I started working on it, but for the most part I was able to memorize it, so I wasn't that concerned.

Thanks in advance!
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theresa_grant
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theresa_grant
It's that time of year again, when my husband looks at the two plastic crates lovingly called my "working stash" and says, quite politely, that something has to go. So. I once again announce Theresa's Bi-Annual Stash Giveaway!

The Stash Giveaway Info is behind the cut.Collapse )

It's not the fanciest stuff in the world - I apparently went through a worsted weight phase! - but there's enough in here of some to make the Boobholder sweater, for example. If you go to http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/6080318.html you'll see my project notes on the Boobholder project lengthened and embellished, which took 1.5 skeins of Caron Simply Soft, which is in this offering in several colors.

Anyway -- get what you want, and if you don't want, that's okay too. Whatever doesn't disappear by Friday is going to the local senior citizen's center. I just have to get it out of here or I'm not *cough* allowed to buy more yarn!

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy

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nickyeatworld
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nickyeatworld
Hi everyone, I'm working on a project for a Business Communication class, where I have to plan opening a business of my own, and do a presentation on it and all that. I've got my proposal done, I just need to make a chart/visual of some sort.

Would anyone here who owns a yarn store/just has the info about pricing and ordering yarn to stock a store with? Like, the minimum amount you need to spend for certain vendors, etc. Any help at all would be amazing - thanks!
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rudbekia
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rudbekia
A month ago I wrote about the mohair sweater I had finished. As of yesterday, I finished it again. 2nd verse, slightly different from the firstCollapse )
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shakay
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shakay
My mom wants footies...which I find bizzare considering she never wears socks in the first place but none the less I am tasked...

I was thinking about FUZZY FEET? But they are way too tall in the ankle area.
Can I just do a .5 inch or so cuff instead of the 3 inches in the pattern?
Or does anyone have any suggestions for other patterns?

I think what she has in mind would be like the no-show sport socks, or the socsks that have the pom pom on the back?
but in a softer fuzzier footie slipper form?

Aside from answering my how high do you want them to be on your ankle question her only request was SOFT and blue.
Yarn suggestions??

I'm a new knitter but not afraid to challenge myself -- I'm doing a rug for mom that she doesn't know about.
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irishaggie
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irishaggie
Well, not quite--I'm nearly finished and will block it tonight, and while I love the FP, it's not quite as long as I had hoped--the girl in the picture must be a midget to have it fit that way (past her bottom) and I'm 5' 10" (it comes nearly to my waist). I'd like to make another shawl--same idea (triangle/bell shaped) but long. Think "Jane Austen Movie" long (I'm thinking the FP would be something like 42" to 48"). Any suggestions?

Current Mood: almost done!
Current Music: "Portions for Foxes" Rilo Kiley

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pollyanno
I could use one more bit of assistance with this capelet.. actually, I should say these capelets, as while I was getting up the nerve to ask this question, I got a second one about as done as the first one and now I need a favor.

do any of you have a (young, moderately athletic) size 8 woman handy to measure her upper arm for me? they're for my daughter, she's away at school and of course I could call her and ask her to measure herself but the surprise factor will take a serious hit if I do that..
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ena654
I'm a bit confused over how to make sure I buy the correct wool and needles. My pattern specifies sizes 4½ mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size
needed to obtain gauge, and my gauge is 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

I don't want to use the wool they've suggested (Bernat denimstyle (3.5 oz / 100 g), as I have a particular color scheme in mind. So my question is, how do I go about selecting the right type of wool? Or is it based on trial and error?

This is the pattern: http://www.bernat.com/data/pattern/pdf/instruction_216.en_US.pdf (sorry I keep posting about the same sweater!) Can you suggest a wool to use? Or should I just buy a wool I like a bunch of needles?

Thanks!
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violentlykarin
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violentlykarin
I want to make my mother a lacy stole for Mother's Day. I'm envisioning something like Branching Out but with multiple repeats of the pattern (would that even work? If I left out the garter st. on either side of the pattern stitches?). The stole I envision can't be too dressy since my Mom doesn't have a lot of very dressy clothes. I'd prefer it not to have an edging that I have to pick up and knit (because I'm lazy like that =p).

Suggestions? I don't mind paying for a pattern if I really like it, but obviously free is better =)


Also, wool makes my Mom itchy. Since I don't really have that problem, I don't know what the best substitution would be -- something that would block really well would obviously be best. Maybe Alpaca? What would you all suggest?

Current Mood: creative

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el_lens_knits
... with five skeins of purple Cascade 220?

I'm moving overseas and MUST use up all my yarn. I'd like to use this for a garment, but I can't think what, and I don't have any patterns to hand! Shrug? Bolero? Vest?

(I don't even mind paying for a pattern!)
(I'm a US women's size 12-14, and a fairly advanced knitter, and nothing scares me!)
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bertha79
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bertha79
If anyone has made this, or has the book, can someone clarify something for me? I have finished the main part of the kerchief, and now I am on the instructions for the ties. They read:

First Tie: (WS) Knit across, turn; CO 24 sts using cable CO method. (WS) Knit across to the last st, slip the last stitch onto the right-hand needle. Do not cut yarn.

Second Tie: Using a seperate piece of yarn 60" long and Cable CO method, CO 24 sts onto the left-hand needle; return the slipped stitch to the left hand needle. Knit the first CO stitch before the slipped stitch, passing it over the slipped stitch as you knit it, then knit the slipped stitch; continue to knit across the remaining 23 sts-119 sts.

Next Row: (RS) Knit
(WS) BO all sts knitwise.
Weave in ends.

OK, so I have done the first part of the first tie, casting on 24 sts. But when it says "knit across to the last stitch," does it mean knit to the 24th stitch that I just cast on, and then slip THAT stitch onto the right needle? Or does it mean to knit across all 24 CO stitches, AND all 71 of the other stitches on the needle (the whole bottom of the kerchief)and slip THAT last stitch onto the right hand needle?

Also, why does it tell you in the first tie not to cut the yarn? I can't see where that figures in based on the rest of the directions.
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piccadillycirc
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piccadillycirc
if i knit something in stockinette, and then felt it, will it still curl? i just need to know whether or not to put a garter stitch rim on the top of my bag. i'd rather not if i don't have to, but yeah.
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gogo_gadget
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gogo_gadget
I recently knit a sweater out of 100% wool (Patons Classic Merino, to be exact) and after a few wears, there is considerable felting in the armpit area. I guess it's not very surprising, considering that I made it out of a yarn that is highly recommended for felting projects and the armpit is a pretty warm, high-friction area. Has anyone else experienced this? Have you found that armpit felting is more common with certain fibre blends (I would imagine that acrylic-wool blends would be better off, and superwash should, by definition, be immune)? What about sweaters that you only wear on top of t-shirts? Are my armpits just freakish felting machines? It doesn't really bother me that much, since only I'm the only who would ever notice it, but I feel like I need to know more about this phenomenon!

If nothing else, at least now you all know: if you're knitting a sweater out of the same wool you once used to make a felted purse, be forwarned!
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knittingand
I figured out how to do this!

Skull and Crossbones LaceCollapse )
The pattern will eventally be available for free on my website at http://www.knitting-and.com

Current Mood: accomplished

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