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Forum: General Knitting Today, 06:44 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Ply isn't really a very reliable yarn descrption...

Ply isn't really a very reliable yarn descrption since the size of the ply can vary. The gauge or tension gives you a better idea of yarn weight and yours is in the sport/baby yarn...
Forum: General Knitting Today, 06:35 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Any estmate that you get from knitting the swatch...

Any estmate that you get from knitting the swatch is going to be better than a formula. You'll be able to factor in the yarn and cable type and frequency in the swatch.
Enjoy knitting the cardi!
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 07:42 PM
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Views: 71
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! You're right that cables will change the...

Welcome!
You're right that cables will change the stitch gauge. The best way to figure this out is to knit a swatch with your yarn and needles. You could knit an area with cables and an area without...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 07:18 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
How many sts do you have before the yo row? Can...

How many sts do you have before the yo row?
Can you give us the exact directions for the yo row (parentheses and all) and also the exact wording for the following row?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
You should have the middle 28sts on the needle...

You should have the middle 28sts on the needle and available to put on the holder. Essentially you are binding off 20sts on either side of the center 28sts.
So when the pattern says to "patt 27" it...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 11:26 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Oh, very nice...

Oh, very nice looking:
http://athenbys.com/JB241-James-C-Brett-Knitting-Pattern
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
This will work out although the directions are a...

This will work out although the directions are a bit awkward. Cast off 20sts. This will leave you with one stitch left on the right hand needle. Now work in pattern across an additional 27sts (28sts...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 10:45 AM
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Views: 11,169
Posted By salmonmac
If you have 49sts on the needle when you start...

If you have 49sts on the needle when you start row 1, you'll end the row with no extra sts left over. The p1k1 repeat will take 22sts and the rest of the row takes 27sts
Whenever you see a 0 for...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,169
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! If you're making the first size and have...

Welcome!
If you're making the first size and have 49 sts cast on the needle, then starting with (p1k1) 11 times is correct. The first row takes 49sts.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-12-2016, 06:31 AM
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Views: 134
Posted By salmonmac
Lovely work and such a pretty color combination....

Lovely work and such a pretty color combination. Good for you for experimenting with yarn and needles, and congrats on re-sizing the photo. Looks great.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-12-2016, 06:25 AM
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Views: 130
Posted By salmonmac
I bet the only seam is joining the initial cast...

I bet the only seam is joining the initial cast on to the bind off. When you finish one wedge, you're ready to continue with the next but, i agree that it's not very clearly explained.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, the first and last sts of the row. It'll...

Yes, the first and last sts of the row. It'll give you a neater edge if you make the dec one stitch in from the edge.
Dec on the next row, row 1 and then on rows 5,9,13,17,21,25 and rows...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-10-2016, 06:55 AM
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Views: 150
Posted By salmonmac
I like it! Good color and interesting stitch...

I like it! Good color and interesting stitch pattern. Have fun with it.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By salmonmac
The 15 includes the 4edge sts on each side. You...

The 15 includes the 4edge sts on each side. You don't need to add on extra for the border.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-10-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
What a stunning sweater! Love it. The pocket is a...

What a stunning sweater! Love it.
The pocket is a separate swatch. It'll form the inside of the pocket and be continuous with the rest of the sweater. The pocket welt will form the outside pouch of...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By salmonmac
There seem to be many pages on Ravelry. You might...

There seem to be many pages on Ravelry. You might also search "knit mats" and see if different patterns show up. I did see one funny one of a knit polar bear...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-09-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! The row begins with the k2tog and...

Welcome to KH!
The row begins with the k2tog and then the repeat section of 10 sts. Doing the repeat 9 times plus the k2 tog requires 92sts. The instructions then proceed with directions for the last...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By salmonmac
Well, you can put in your own fair isle design...

Well, you can put in your own fair isle design for just about any basic design you'd like, top down, bottom up, in pieces, in the round. Sideways might be hard.
I'm not sure what the extra stitch is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-09-2016, 07:52 AM
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Views: 167
Posted By salmonmac
Wow, what a great looking sweater! Congrats on...

Wow, what a great looking sweater! Congrats on such a successful project. It fits perfectly and the checkerboard pattern looks fabulous. Handsome son and sweater.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome back! Sure, you can do that. What you...

Welcome back!

Sure, you can do that. What you commonly see in faie isle yoke patterns is that the pieces are knit separately up to the armholes and then joined to knit the yoke. It's all knit back...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-09-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By salmonmac
You've been repeating rows 2-13 for the pattern....

You've been repeating rows 2-13 for the pattern. When you work this extra row 2, work it the same way that you have been doing throughout the pattern.
As i see it, it's just to finish off with a...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-08-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, you can do that. Then on the next row that...

Yes, you can do that. Then on the next row that has the little purl bump pattern, incorporate those new sts into the pattern. You always want to make sure that the pattern is maintained and doesn't...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-08-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By salmonmac
Is this the right end strip or the left end...

Is this the right end strip or the left end strip?
You just want to end having completed a wrong side row, a row 2.
Forum: Pattern Central 02-08-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By salmonmac
If you have to increase two sts at each side, a...

If you have to increase two sts at each side, a backward loop cast on at the beginning of the row would work. A knit or cable cast on would give a firmer edge.
Don't let the increased sts throw off...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-08-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like a good plan. Yes, right side rows...

Sounds like a good plan. Yes, right side rows from right to left; wrong side rows, left to right. It may help keep track in the chart if you number the rows and use a sticky note to mark your place...
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