If you've got a couple minutes and a tape measure, I could really use your help: I'm making these as a surprise for a friend with little feet...maybe a size six. I've got 9.5s, and don't have little feet nearby to measure. Anyone with smaller feet than me can help, as I can work with that...just need more measurements than my own.
Will you let me know your shoe size, the distance from toe to back of heel, and the circumference of your instep?
I've clearly gone ahead and estimated an instep circumference of 8" (mine are 9"), as that seems to be a 'small' in a few sock patterns. I would prefer to not have to guess on foot length.
I posted the question last week if anyone has made this with acrylic yarn.. and everyone said don't do it !! Well I tried anyways... with some suggestion from theresa_grant (I've lost my lj codes in my head) ( Collapse )
'Scuse me, but I'm new here. Can I ask about people's experience with a specific yarn brand or a certain web-vendor here, or is there a review page people can recommend that would be more appropriate? Thanks.
I'm sure this is not anything new to some people, but it is to me. I'm working on an item for my granddaughter that is quite a complicated pattern. Part of the item is intarsia and part is a very intense cable pattern. At any rate, while working on the intarsia area I realized that I had an item in my craft stash that would make it easier on my eyes. For years I was an avid counted cross stitcher and have several of those metal/magnetic boards and strips for graphs. So I started using one for the intarsia graph, then realized how handy it is for pattern rows. Wish I'd have thought of this much sooner!
How can I make sure I end in the same place? I am finding the part of the yarn that starts in the same place, but I didn't write down where I started the heel flap and such. At what color change. So I kinda guessed on the 2nd sock. Aparently I didn't guess quite right.
Is there anyone here who has made Fiber Trends Peace Shawl? I'm just starting on it, and it claims that on "Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Knit". Is this really correct, or should it be purl stitches? I may be overthinking this, but from the picture it looked like it would be knit sts on the odd rows, and purl stitches on the even rows. Plus, they even make a point of saying that the "First and last 3 sts are always worked in garter stitch for top border", which suggests to me that hey didn't intend to have the *whole* shawl be in garter stitch (not including yo's, etc).
Also, I finished my first pair of Jaywalkers a few days ago, so here are ( Collapse )
At a farmer's market I bought about six differently colored skeins of "sheep to knit" wool. As a beginner knitter the rough, itchy, clover snagged skeins looked natural. But now after knitting hats and felting mittens with Brown Sheep bulky, and Lopi, the rough yarn seems impossible. The local yarn shop owner shrugged her shoulders when I brought it in and asked for a pattern for something to use it up! (She's usually more helpful.) Any ideas?
I just bought the newest Vogue Knitting, and I must say, there are quite a few beautiful patterns in this one! I'm particularly taken with three of them: the pink A-line skirt (#8), the quilted camisole (#7), and the crocheted corset (#10). For the latter two, it appears that the yarn would be hard to sub, so I may have to save these for times I can afford to splurge, because it also is pretty expensive. I know it's a long shot, but I thought it couldn't hurt to ask whether anyone knew of less costly yarns that could be used. I've linked to sites I found carrying these yarns.
I know the Koigu would be easy to sub, except that it's all wool, and that's a little warm for spring/summer. Could I use a blend such as Brown Sheep Cotton Fine instead, with good results? Or any better suggestions would be welcome. I've heard knit skirts are not recommended, and this is the only one I've ever considered; it is just too cute!! Is there any chance a knit skirt could turn out wearable?