Also, after *careful* observation of the afghan (which I still like), I note it doesn't have what I personally would consider "traditional cables" and I'd like to add those onto the afghan. Assuming I buy the pattern, is there a good way to do that? (I don't know the names of the cables, but I think mainly rope and horseshoe, which i could probably in a pinch work a rope on one side, a horsehoe in the middle and a rope on the other side, all in the same block). I have done cables in swatches and the like (well, and the DNA scarf) so I'm pefectly comfortable with the concept, but I've never just really gone out on a whim and decided "hey, I'm going to make my own 12"x12" block of this cable pattern out of the blue".
Anyway, has anyone had success adding a border of some sort to the scarf? I was thinking maybe a single or double crochet, but I'm not sure, and I wondered if anyone had any experience adding a border to this scarf.
As I posted last week, I was having a heck of a time with the black mittens I was knitting my brother for Christmas. I was doing them in seed stitch and with a cable -- and with black yarn. Needless to say, it was very slow going and the black color completely obscured the stitch and cable patterns!
You guys rock. All of the replies I got were very supportive. I first decided to say "heck with it!" and bought him a gift card. Then, once that stress was relieved, I decided to listen to all of your comments and went back at the mittens again, this time in stockinette. They were an utter breeze. :)
Yarn:Plymouth Yarn's Galway - Black #09, 2 skeins. (However, I had a massive amount left over.)
Pattern: My own but with some help with increases and decreases from Vogue Knitting Accessorize Men's cabled mittens.
Stitch per inch: 7
Needles used: US Size 4
Size: 13" length x 4" width in the hand. (My brother is 6'7" -- his hands are huge.)
What I learned: Okay, I learned a huge amount of things with this mitten. First off, once again, I need to pay attention to whether or not the yarn fits the pattern. I also re-learned that seed stitch takes a long, long time. This was also the first object that I knit by first knitting a gauge swatch and used math to figure out the dimensions. It turned out to be a lot easier than I expected. :)
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Again, many many thanks to knitting -- you guys completely rock. I couldn't have done this without you. I am also going to use the gift card on myself. Muahaha. :)
this is a bit of a long one, so all the info, plus photos, is behind the cut! 4 pairs of socks in total
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And actully, this is not the complete collection of my knitted socks.. just last night I finished a pair of Jaywalkers, with some delicious red yarn. Pictures have been taken, but I was too sleepy to upload them...
I've got this huge mound of silky slightly fuzzy yarn - I'd say it qualifies as bulky - made out of acrylic/nylon so that they can wash the hell out of it. I've got size 15 circular needles (my mom made me a scarf out of the same yarn using huge needles and the fuzz fills up all of the holes and in general makes a nice supple product).
My question is, how many stitches should I cast on? I don't think I need to make a full sized "adult" afghan, nor do I want to make a teeny tiny baby blanket. Something inbetween would be nice. I've checked out all sorts of patterns but none of them seem to use bulky yarn and size 15 needles. It doesn't have to be a set size, but a rough estimate of how mnay stitches I'd need for a good sized blanket would be nice.
Thanks! My scarf and hat are blocking as we speak! The hat is on a the head of a large stuffed turtle that's been wrapped with towels and secured with pantyhose. Let me tell you it was a giggle-worthy experience!
Any advise would be most appreciated.
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Well...time to start the next project!
Also posted in my personal Journal. Hope that is allowed if not I will delete one of the posts. :)
Do you have any suggestions on sewing satin/cotton to the inside? I looked in the archives, but couldn't find any tips.
Thanks in advance!
It is the video of someone showing you how to do the chain stitch, do any of you kids know where to find it?
Found the link, thank you
Has anyone done Corazon yet? I'm planning on making the medium size, but I have long hands & fingers. I'm thinking of adding a little length. Where would be a good place to do so?
Has anyone made the "one hr baby booties: in stitch n bitch nation? I followed the directions exactly and ended up with a half-bootie. I don't know what I did wrong--anyone have the same prob? What did you do?
Next project: socks! And holiday vacation!!! ...well... at the end of the week.