June 15th, 2006

Please help me count this...

I'm making the Shapely Tee from White Lies Designs. I have 2 questions.

1. For a C cup will 6 or 12 stitches be wrapped?? And for a D cup 12 or 18 wrapped stitches??

First instructions:
Repeat until six stitches on each side of front have been wrapped.
Next instructions:
Repeat those instructions once for a C-cup, twice for D, etc. (meaning the first instructions)

2. I figured out the short row instructions on my own. I need to know what can I do about the LOOONNNNGGG slipped stitches?

On one side of the tee about 4 of the stitches (out of 6)are about 1/4" long. On the other side of the tee all 6 of them are about 1/2" long. I can tolerate them at the bottom of the tee because this is my first attempt at making a wearable garment. I must to do better at the breast area though.

Thanks in advance for all of your help. I really appreciate you guys.
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knitting two fronts (or two sleeves) at once

I am about to cast on the front pieces of a cardigan. I can cast on for both pieces at once, right? Using two different balls of yarn? and just knit across one with one ball, and then across the next with the other ball, and then purl back again.

I searched and didn't find anything about this and just wanted to double check that I am not missing something ridiculously obvious.

Thank you

hiding wraps

Hey all,
I'm working on the Rogue sweater by girl from auntie. I've gotten to the back shoulders, which involve short rows. I wrapped the stitches alright, I just followed the directions. But then it says to hide the wraps, and I'm not sure that I've done that (correctly) before, and if I did, it was a couple of years ago. Anyone have any directions?

FO: Molly's Headband

Just a few days ago I got some wonderful help with figuring out what I doing wrong this pattern -- it was the first time I've tried anything resembling "lace"!

I finished the Interweave Knit's "Molly's Headband" yesterday. Once I got the pattern down, it was fairly easy and quick.

Yarn: Some random cotton in a sage green that I had around the house. I picked it up at Joann Fabrics a few weeks ago to make a small amulet bag.

Needles: Icord was done on size 1 DPN, the rest was completed on size 5 (circulars back and forth because those are the only 5's I have).

Modifications: Using the size 1's for the icord, I wanted something a bit smaller. The only other mods are were I made unintentional "oops" in the pattern.

Photos behind the cut.

EDIT: I can't get the dang photo to load behind the cut, it's at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxerpixie/167771530/

Lace stole inquiries

For a while I've been struggling with the Hanging Garden Stole, using the reccomended yarn in Midnight. I have this crazy idea that it will be finished and blocked by the 25th of this month... But at the moment I've only got the edging done. And that's about a thousand yards of yarn still needing to be knit. Do you think that it's feasable that I could actually finish, or should I attempt to find a simpler pattern? I know recently someone posted a very simple eyelet stole they'd designed, but lj-seek does not love me. [EDIT] HAHA! FOUND IT! [/EDIT] I could, I suppose, convert any conveniently easy lace stitch to a stole, but my google skills for finding pretty-looking but not overly complicated lace are deserting me... and I'm sick of feather and fan. :D

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Pattern: Ruffles and Ridges, by Laura Parent, and a flower from Knitting Over The Edge
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, in Victorian Rose (3 skeins at 165 yards/skein, worsted weight, 4 ply)
Needles: Size 10.5 circs (I think 24"; this pattern was knit flat, but I prefer to use circular needles because the weight is more evenly distributed)
Time: Four days

Modifications: I made it a bit longer than required (okay, a lot longer) because I wanted my grandma to be able to wear it as a scarf or a shawl. I cast on 152 stitches as well (accident!), but that actually worked out pretty well for the bind off edge.

Overall Thoughts: EASY. Easy, easy, easy, easy, easy. It's all stockinette and reverse stockinette, with a picot bind off. It's mindless, easy to remember, and perfect for that 28 hour drive I had to Chicago and back.

However, I messed up the bind off pretty badly, so it doesn't 'ruffle' so much as 'die'. :(

Would I knit this again? Probably, seeing as how I messed up really badly. If I have time, I'll probably knit something else for my grandma, so she won't be dissapointed by my terrible knitting skills.

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Big Girl Knits-Cherry Bomb

Does anybody have their copy handy? I left mine at home and I need the first few rows (like 5-10). I'm at work til midnight, I have my 135 st cast on and now I don't know what next! I think it's a couple of rows garter stitch and then stst for a few more... I just don't want to have to rip when I get home and I have nothing else to do!


ETA: Sorry, i'm an idiot! Cherry Bomb

ETA: Got it!! Thanks!!!
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Okay, so I need a job and this was what I came up with.

And I'm asking for your input, because I don't know how to go about setting it up! And not to sound like a snob or anything, but if you don't know what montessori schooling is, I don't want to hear anything like "You can't do that! They won't just add a class for you!" I have reasons listed below as to why this might work. But, if you don't know what montessori schooling is and you want to know, I'd be glad to tell you. :)

When I was younger, I went to a montessori school. Every day after recess, my teacher would work on cross stitch with us. One summer, she taught a bunch of girls how to crochet. That teacher isn't there anymore (and it's a good thing, because she had no patience...) But now the kids don't have crafts!

So I was thinking, maybe I could go there and see if any of the kids would be interested in learning how to knit and kind of arrange that. It would be easy and a nice supplement once I do get a real job, and help tide things over until I get one. When I went there, we had a guy come and teach this optional tumbling class, so I think this might work. Also, I went there for years and they still remember me, so that is in my favor, too. I'd definitely be going for 8-12 (the school only goes up through 6th grade).

I want to have a plan completely laid out to present to Miss Kelly (the teacher of the kids I'm targeting) and/or Mrs. Swanson (the principal), but I'm thinking I should go to Miss Kelly first so she can guide me through this.

I was thinking an hour on a set day of every week, and chargin $10 per kid per clas and then supplies. I'd use acrylic or cotton yarn, so the supplies would be kept as minimal as possible. Is that too much to ask? Too little? I've never done anything like this, so I don't know what the right amount would be. Parents with kids - what would you pay for a "class" like this?

I was also thinking kid/beginner friendly projects like scarves and wristbands and purses and stuff like that. If anyone else has any suggestions, let me know.

And above all else, good idea? Bad idea? I asked my best friend, and as a non-knitter (is there a name for them?) who didn't go to montessori school, she didn't really have an answer or think it would work. I don't know if it's just because she doesn't know much about either, or if it really is a terrible idea.

Thanks everyone who made it this far <3 <3 <3

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I'm working on the "hurry up spring" arm warmers from "Stitch N' Bitch Nation" and I came to this instruction, but I can't figure it out:

"sl right needle through next 2 sts as if to k through the back, k through the back and front of both sts"

Does this mean slip my needle through the back loops as if to k2tog and then... what? I should end up with two stitches coming out, and I don't quite understand how to knit through the back AND the front of two stitches at once and still come out with two stitches. I'm confused.