I'm working on a piece of trim for a cardigan. It's mosaic knitting in garter stitch knit back-and-forth. The problem is that my stranding is ending up on both sides instead of on the wrong side. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've done mosaic before, but it was stockinette and in the round.
Thanks in avance.
So, I have this nice large, new bottle of Eucalan Woolwash, and was about to set out washing and blocking FO's for Christmas giving. Then I realized that the yarns are mostly not wool.
Is a lanolinizing no-rinse wash suitable for fibers that don't naturally have lanolin? Is it going to weigh down my fluffy alpaca, or dim the luster of the mohair, or gum up the silk? Does it attract or hold dirt? The Eucalan website, of course, says "Recommended for all fine fabrics," but they may have different criteria (not degrading the fibers isn't enough; I want them to look and feel their best, too). And I'd rather hear it from persons without a financial investment in the answer, anyway. So, what's your experience?
(And, umm, hi. I've been hanging around in the comments for many months now, but this is my first Top Level Post. *waves* )
I think I am going to make socks. Forget the sweater for right now... I need to just make socks. I need socks desperatly!!!!! Seriously. 1/2 of mine have holes.
they are mismatched patterns.. But they are ALL BLACK. Makes my life much easier. No one is looking at my feet anyway.. SO most days I just pick up two somewhat similar socks and put them on my feet. I don't care. Again. Rarely does anyone look at my feet. But they are all black!! I wear mostly dark clothes and all my shoes are black too. My life is MUCH easier if i don'thave to root around for shoes that match an outfit. But I am getting into the knitting sock realm. EEEK... Which means. Unless I am committed to making only black or dark colored socks.. I will be having to flash a bit more of ankle. I may be showing a bit more color too... and that means that I may end up having socks that don't match... and with them being colorful... folks might start to notice!!! Is this a committment I want to take on? IT is a big step.! I have seen many wonderful colorful sock yarns... hmmmmm I am being tempted to step out of my comfortable space and into some unknown territory....COLOR!
I am heading down that path of crazy catlady with the mismatched socks.. EEEEEEEEK.. What Have I embarked upon!!??
Hi all! Sorry to spam all of you with more newbie questions, but the instructions for putting together the no-hood (for lack of yarn) ChildHood are confusing me. It says (basically) after blocking / fishing the pieces, I'm supposed to:
1) join back and front shoulders together (3-needle BO) - not a problem
2) make front bands and slip st them into place - I assume I block and finish these too!
3) pick up stitches for neck band and knit - a little math, a little patience, can do...
4) sew sleeves into armholes - ??
5) sew side and sleeve seams - ??
I haven't begun finishing because I'm wondering about step 4 and 5. Do I really sew the sleeves into the armholes before seaming the sides/sleeves? All I've finished before this are scarves and shawls, which had no seams to speak of.
Hoping for enlightenment,
I want to make slipper socks for my co workers but I want to make them a bit grippier. Is there some fabric glue or something out there that one can put on to mimic the grippy socks that are on the market?
One of my friends is going to be hitchiking down to Portland from Montana via Seattle the day after Christmas, and being the pseudo-grandmother that I am, I've decided that the boy needs a pair of good mittens or his fingers are going to freeze off. I'm looking for a fairly simple pattern for some serious felted mittens. I'd prefer one that produces mittens that can be worn on either hand so I can give him a set of three, in case of mitten loss, but that's not absolutely necessary. I tried Google. Thanks!
So maybe this is a dumb question, but I've looked around and haven't been able to find anything...
The concept of short rows is foreign to me. I don't understand what it means when it says stop at the specified point and turn your work. Does turning your work mean taking everything off and turning it around? I'm really clueless--I've been trying to figure it out to no avail.
Also, what yarns have you all been using for Calorimetry? I have no LYS so I was hoping to work out of my stash. I've got some Red Heart Bright & Lofty super bulky yarn and some sport weight and worsted weight. *I've also been reading stuff about how 120 stitches is wayyyy too big--so what would you all recommend? I'll probably knit this on #10 needles, because I'm a tight knitter (not sure if that makes a difference to the amount of stitches.)
Thanks to all of you in advance! =)
This is part of a pattern I'm working on:
Row 7: (Right side) K6, *K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3 repeat from *, end last repeat with K2, then K4
(you will be 6 sts from the end of the needle).
So, I should have 6 stitches remaining on my left needle? Do I just slip them?
edit: oh...actually, I just messed up the pattern and was left with too many stitches so I thought I did something wrong. But, it was helpful to have something clarified for me. :P
*feels silly* thanks..
I need help.
I've never had to join another ball of yarn before because I've never done any big projects, but I'm just wondering what the best way is to join the same color of yarn. From what I've seen and read, I don't have to knot anything? Just knit 3 and then cut it. But with that, won't it unravel somehow? Should I knot it?
sorry for such a stupid question, but I have a few scarves that I need to get done and I'm pretty sure I'll have to attach extra yarn for them.