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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 06:19 PM
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Oh, yay! Great news. Good for you.

Oh, yay! Great news. Good for you.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:47 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! It depends. You are...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It depends. You are going to offset the beginning of round but if the cast on sts are a multiple of 16 or if the subsequent row takes the offset into account, the pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 03:44 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a...

I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a chain to other sections. That's a nice touch.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 11:52 AM
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Views: 54
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, it's just as you said. Let's take it that...

Yes, it's just as you said. Let's take it that the pattern wants you to increase by 20sts so that you end the row with 50sts. You could k3, increase 20sts over the next 24sts and end with k3. See if...
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 09:31 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Those are such a fast and easy knit, Jan and they...

Those are such a fast and easy knit, Jan and they look like fun to do. Using up small scraps of yarn doesn't hurt either.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 09:30 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Yes, by either method, you'd have to redo the...

Yes, by either method, you'd have to redo the short rows. I'd give either or both methods a try on a swatch with some scrap yarn just to make sure they look the way that you want before you rip out...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 09:25 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Well, it's not immediately obvious to me either....

Well, it's not immediately obvious to me either. I have several questions if you don't mind:
Are there any special directions for the increase? Are these the exact directions for row 1? Can you give...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By salmonmac
I always prefer to pick up through both sides of...

I always prefer to pick up through both sides of the stitch for the reason you mention (no holes). The slipped stitch edge has to move somewhere but it makes a pretty chain on the back of the...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:17 AM
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Views: 40
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks, X!

Thanks, X!
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:16 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Here's a way to do a somewhat conventional w&t...

Here's a way to do a somewhat conventional w&t and pick up sts in the round without a hole. It's a bit of a combination of w&t and German short row on the purl side but it...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:18 AM
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Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Hi Anna and welcome! Can you help us out please...

Hi Anna and welcome!
Can you help us out please and edit your first post to remove the first part, the directions for the Gull pattern? We only need the second part and reprinting whole patterns...
Forum: General Knitting 04-22-2015, 04:59 AM
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Views: 340
Posted By salmonmac
Sure, just try the sleeve on to make sure it's...

Sure, just try the sleeve on to make sure it's comfortable, not too tight or too loose as you knit the sleeve. You might want to narrow it a bit depending on how long you want the sleeves to be.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-22-2015, 04:50 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
So row 46 is where the branches narrow down to...

So row 46 is where the branches narrow down to thinner twigs? Are they not lining up correctly with the slant of the larger branch? You might experiment with a small swatch to see where you need to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2015, 05:59 PM
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Views: 9,092
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! It depends on the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It depends on the pattern. Ingrid's explanation is the correct one for the twist sts but if your pattern has defined the sts differently, then that should be what is...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2015, 05:45 PM
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Views: 179
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! These can certainly be...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
These can certainly be confusing. After you dec 2 at the beginning of the next 2 rows, call the next row, row 1. Dec at each end on rows 1,3,7, then 9,11,15, and then...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2015, 06:24 PM
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Views: 149
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Is there reference to a...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Is there reference to a chart at the back of the magazine or an online chart? Can you give us the name of the cozy or the issue of Knit Now?
maybe this...
Forum: General Knitting 04-20-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Probably about an hour a day during the week and...

Probably about an hour a day during the week and maybe 2hours each on Sat. and Sun. So about 9 hours a week? Hmmm, that's more than I would have guessed.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-20-2015, 05:06 AM
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Views: 102
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! You're casting on with...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You're casting on with the crochet method? After the cast on, you work back using the e-loop method to put the next row of sts onto the pegs. Then you'll lift the first loops...
Forum: General Knitting 04-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By salmonmac
You bound off the center sts and then worked...

You bound off the center sts and then worked across the right shoulder to the end of the row, is that right? Then on the next row, a WS row, you worked the right shoulder up to the neck edge, dropped...
Forum: Crochet! 04-17-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Maybe jump rings? They come in a variety of sizes...

Maybe jump rings? They come in a variety of sizes and weights. Would hoop earrings, already made as earrings be easier to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By salmonmac
I've used this cast on and followed similar...

I've used this cast on and followed similar directions and there's not really a problem. If there's a small hole at that first stitch after the cast on, you can always close it up with the yarn tail.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The yarn is coming off...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The yarn is coming off the bottom needle immediately after the cast on. When the position of the needles is rotated, the yarn is coming off the top needle and that strand is...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By salmonmac
Sometimes there's just wording that takes many...

Sometimes there's just wording that takes many repeats to make sense. I've certainly had it happen to me, too. Good luck with the sweater!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By salmonmac
Well it's says decrease at the ends of the next 3...

Well it's says decrease at the ends of the next 3 rows so that rows 1,2,3. Then dec every 4th row, so work 3 rows even and dec on the 4th. Repeat that 3 times total.
The alternate rows would just be...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By salmonmac
Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.

Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.
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