I'm making Bubby from Knitty.
I've never picked up stitches before and looked for tutorials online, but they all seem to point me to picking up stitches at an edge. I need to get Bubby's ears on somehow and don't understand how to PU the stitches at a non-edge.
Can anyone point me to a good tutorial that doesn't talk about picking up from an edge?
For the meantime, I'm going to put Bubby to rest because I don't want to screw up his head because I'm tired.
Does anyone know where I can get the pattern for the Kauni cardigan? I've tried the link on Ravelry and googled, and I can't find it on the designer's site. On another note, has anyone made the Bella shawl/poncho thing from fiber trends? I like the way it looks in the picture, but I don't want to make the lace garment of doom.
I have been wanting to learn how to knit. well forever.. I have tried before a few years ago and failed.. I purchased ALL kinds of books.. never could figure it out.. Turns out I am a visual learner.. YouTube wasn't really a big hit back then so.. I didn't have that kind of resource.. now there are TONS and TONS of videos that show you how to knit and they help.. but I am leaving for Europe in a few days and I want to learn how to knit since I will have a lot of free time.. NO INTERNET ACCESS.. So I can't use my online recourses.. unless someone can tell me how to download the youtube videos into my hard drive lol.. I have searched for Knitting Videos but there are SO MANY.. I have no idea which would be great to pick.. does anyone have any recommendations? I want to learn A LOT about knitting.. not just casting on (which was the ONE thing I was able to learn from the books).. Something that is SLOW in a sense they are SLOW in showing you how to do something.. I don't care about price.. I just want a good dvd and wondering if anyone here would have a suggestions.. thanks so much!
I've been trying to increase the size of my sock at the calf without looking like I've increased the size of it. That is, any attempt to add stitches to accomodate my enormous calves really looks like I've added stitches, but I'm not trying to use that as part of the design. (No, I'm not using fancy increases as a design feature!) I wonder is anyone's tried switching one needle to something bigger? I mean, switching just needle number 4 to a larger size, and keeping it in the same position, without moving stitches onto other needles. You'd have to be extra careful about ladders between needles, and you'd have to make sure you used the right size working needle at all times. I cane definitely see how to make the needle-swapping work, but what would the fabric end up lloking like? Would there just be a looser area, or would it look, well, fugly?