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June 14th, 2006 - Knitting! — LiveJournal
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wyndywyo
knitting
wyndywyo
I am attempting the Entrelac Stole in Interweave's Scarf Style. After starting the first row multiple times, I believe that one is correct, but the second row isn't working. Actually, I think I did get the first part of Tier 1 - the left side triangle. It's the next part, the Tier 1 rectangles where there is clearly a problem. I ended up with a shape that looks more like a "cup"...quite frankly, it looks like a "pouch" on a man's thong (te hee)
anyway, I was wondering, are there any additional instructions that might shed some light on my darkness? I am confident with the stitches and the overall pattern, if I could just get a couple of tiers completed , things would smooth out and I could actually see the pattern progress.
My lovely DIL bought me some beautiful variegated Cherry Tree Hill Velvet Yarn that is committed to this project =)

Any help suggestions links would be *greatly* appreciated - thanks in advance!

Current Mood: hopeful hopeful

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hsulli
So here's my first post...

I mentioned in the "favorite books" post that I love Kath Dalmeny's World of Knitted Toys. So last Christmas I came up with what I thought was a pretty cool idea. I picked a few animals from the book, knitted them up, then found a corresponding DVD. For example, for my niece, I knitted the emperor penguin, and gave her the DVD "March of the Penguins." I wasn't able to be there when she got the gift, but it went over like gang-busters--she screamed "I got the "penguin movie" and a baby penguin, too!" For my baby brother (and I mean "baby"-my dad and his wife adopted from Guatemala), I made the clown fish, and, of course, gave him "Finding Nemo." That went over well, too. This year, I plan to make above-mentioned niece a pig, and give her "Babe."

I'm sorry I don't have any photos of my finished objects--I'm still figuring out how to use LJ.

P.S. If you like this idea, don't forget to make everything "baby proof", like safety eyes or yarn eyes, tight seaming, etc. And be prepared to see your "work of art" drooled on, tossed around, and otherwise "violently loved." :-)
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shannen1013
knitting
shannen1013
 I have decided to venture into my first sweater. However, since it is my first, I need some help. The pattern is Maria from the Debbie Bliss alpaca silk book , and I'm thinking of using either Knitpicks' Andean Silk or Karabella Aurora 8. I've done the color choices, but I need help figuring out how to adapt the pattern and opinion on which yarn to use.
    I did gauge swatches; the gauge given in the pattern is 4.5 st/in, and  6.5 rows/in.  My gauge for Aurora 8 is about 4.24 st/in, and 6.34 rows/in.  The gauge I got for the Andean Silk is 4 st/in, and 4.95 rows/in. Looking solely at gauge, the Aurora 8 would be a better choice, right? But, fiber-wise, what would be the best idea? Would a sweater out of Aurora 8, which is 100% merino be too hot, and would it work out to match the intended feel of the sweater, out of alpaca silk, or would it be too different for the pattern? How much do I need to change the pattern with my different gauge? Which yarn do you all think?

Also, is this coherent? I'll try to clarify if needed.

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Current Mood: pensive pensive
Current Music: World Cup

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milesmama
I'm thinking about making the Pea Pod Baby Set that's one of the special projects in the IK summer issue. It calls for Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere which didn't get such a hot review in Knitter's Review. The guage is 22 sts = 4" on #5 needles which is 5.5 sts = 1".

I was thinking of substituting some Knitpicks yarn since I've always wanted to place an order with them. I originally thought Shine Worsted might work - it's 4.5 - 5 sts. = 1" on #6 - 9 needles. OR would Shine Sport be better - 6 sts = 1" on #3 - 5 needles. I was going to make the 12 mo. size (baby due Aug. 7) so I could just fudge the gauge and make a smaller or larger size.

What would you fabulous knitters do? I am really terrible at thinking outside of the suggested box so I need some help here!

Is either shine a good sub at all or go with something else?

Thanks!
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great_rambini
knitting
great_rambini
Hello - this is my first post in Knitting and I'm fairly new to the community.

Here's my predicament:
My cousin studied abroad in Argentina last year and brought me one hank of some beautiful alpaca yarn. It did not come with a label and she didn't tell me anything about where she got it, so I don't know much about it. It looks like worsted weight to me.

In any case, I'm at a loss for what to do with it. I've got about a bazillion scarves, so I'd rather not make another one. I'm also a broke college graduate heading to seminary in a little over a week so buying the One Skein book, which is very tempting, is out of my budget at the moment.

Does anyone have any ideas for what I can do with this yarn? Its beautiful and I want to make something special with it. I've browsed the internet and the posts in this community, but haven't found anything yet. I've been knitting for about 5 years and I can follow patterns well. I also just started crocheting around Christmas, so I know the basics there.

I would appreciate any suggestions you wonderful knitters may have. I've been enjoying and learning a lot from everyone's posts! Thank you.

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Current Mood: hopeful hopeful

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sharmelon
knitting
sharmelon
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I made this little wrist rest for when I use my mouse using this pattern. Rather than use cardboard and poly-fil stuffing, I grabbed some scrab fabric I had and sewed a little pillow about the same shape and size as the knitted pillow. I filled the sewn pillow up with organic flax seeds and closed it up, then inserted it into the knit pillow and stitched that up.

Oh, and I used Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn in a variegated white/pink.. it's thicker than sport-weight yarn, but the finished product still turned out a perfect size for my wrist.

edit: thanks to those that pointed out my twisted knit stitches! i watched a video online and found that i was actually wrapping the yarn over the needle the opposite direction. i've got that fixed now for future projects! :)
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nakedfotolady
knitting
nakedfotolady
okay...i am looking at this pattern and it seems like the rows don't match the chart, and the rows have the wrong number of stitches, based on what you cast on. i feel like i'm taking crazy pills here, people! the pattern says:

Cast on 97 sts using Shimmer and size 4 needles. work in garter stitch for 18 rows.

next row: K8, work 1 row of Candle Flame Pattern, K8. Continue following Candle Flame Pattern while knitting the first and last stitch of each row to create the border.

Candle Flame Pattern:

Row 1 P6, *K2, ssk, yo, K1, yo, k2tog, k2, P11; repeat from *, end last repeat p6.


now...maybe my math is off, but that doesn't look like 97 stitches to me. by my calculations, the repeat section is 20 stitches, and the K8 and P6 in the beginning and end would equal 28 stitches. both being even numbers makes it impossible to ever get 97, right??

also, i am not all that skilled in reading charts, but it appears to me that the chart doesn't match the pattern. am i right about that?

someone please help me figure out what's what here so i can make this damn thing.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
Current Music: dead can dance

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prncsscindy
knitting
prncsscindy
I am working on Knitty's Mesilla and I just cast off the end and now I have to sew down the picot edge but I'm having a hard time finding information on the best way to do that. I googled and only found ways to do a knit-in hem using the cast on edge, but I am using the cast off edge. I also checked me and my mother's numerous knitting books but they just show you how to make the picot edge, not sew it down. Any tips?

Current Location: In front of the tv

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fluffy109
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fluffy109
okay . . . here's what i've got going on.

probably 2-3 days ago, i learned how to do stranding/fair isle. i decided to try it out by doing an ankle-length sock. (i'm a sock junkie, so most of my new techniques get broken in this way.) the pattern i was using included your standard scandinavian star (which i love), and the way i'm making the sock, the star appears on the front and back of the cuff, and the rest of the pattern sits on the sides. everything was going along swimmingly, until . . .

cut here for suspense! oh, and large pictures, too.Collapse )

the evil color jog--enemy of 3- and 4-needle socks everywhere--has struck *right in the middle of my star.* i have no idea how to get rid of it, or if that would even be possible. if anyone has any ideas, please help! thank you.

oh . . . and i apologize for the semi-awful pictures. i only have a camera phone and bad lighting.

Current Mood: aggravated aggravated
Current Music: "Happy Workers"--Tori Amos

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cheesy_jesus
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cheesy_jesus
AAAAH. Okay, I'm kind of scared right now. I just finished a sock that I've been working on FOREVER, ebcause I've been busy with school. So, It's half of an FO I guess. I honestly don't even remember finishing it because it was like, 2 AM. So, since I'm not quite a knitting perfectionist yet, don't mind me if my suggestion to my own problem makes any of you cringe.

I was looking at my sock today, because I like to, and I noticed that near the toe, there's a stitch! It's just like... THERE! I don't know how it got there, or what I did, but it's there. Just sitting there, staring me down waiting for the perfect moment to unravel and make me cry.

So, I'm wondering if I just took yarn, thread it through the stitch and the stitch above it, tied a secure not and weaved the ends through the inside, if that would secure it. Haha... Honestly, this sock is far from perfect, so I don't mind it having it's quirks. I'm just wondering if that would work.

Here's a picture, a bad one, but yeah.Collapse )
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resqgrl50
knitting
resqgrl50
Eeeeeeeek! Knitting emergency. My aunt and uncle are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this Saturday and I just now realized (yeah, I'm a slacker) that I should probably get/make them something. Any ideas of a non-gender specific gift that I can make to symbolize an anniversary or ANYTHING? I'm not a very advanced knitter and I by no means plan on making anything lace, haha. Someone....PLEASE rescue me!!
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rockstr009
knitting
rockstr009
i bought 2 skeins of Inca Organic Cotton off of ebay, for which to make a wrap. no pattern or anything, i'm just kind of making it up. i have a 5 row seed stitch end, plus 5 rows of seed stitch on either side of plain stockinette. my brain (in the beginning) said i made the big bad baby blanket from stitch 'n bitch, and that laid flat, so it should be okay. but then i realized (a little bit in, about 25 rows or so), that it was 1/2 stockinette and 1/2 reverse stockinette with a seed stitch border. i remember reading somewhere that if there are more knits than purls (or vise versa), it will curl. is that true? if so, i might as well think up a different pattern and rip it out now. it's tough to do anything with because it's thick and thin.

any help is appreciated. :)
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hug_a_tree25
my limited google skills have failed me, and i was wondering if anyone out there knew of a scottie dog intarsia chart that is on the smallish side? i would really appreciate any help,
thanks! katherine
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