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Forum: What'cha Knittin'? Today, 06:32 AM
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Oh, very nice, GG! Those self-patterning yarns...

Oh, very nice, GG! Those self-patterning yarns are fun to work. The mitts look wonderful, whatever the color.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:34 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
GG, it's what happens when you do just as you've...

GG, it's what happens when you do just as you've suggested. When you move the line of decreases in one or two sts, you get a line of left or right leaning decreases. This happens especially if the...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 01:29 PM
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Views: 200
Posted By salmonmac
If it's fairly large areas of color you could do...

If it's fairly large areas of color you could do the intarsia technique.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/intarsia-color-knitting

With smaller areas of color or more detail, a stranded...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 01:25 PM
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Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! Decrease every 8 rows. Repeat...

Hi and welcome!
Decrease every 8 rows. Repeat this decrease the number of times indicated for your size, 8times or 10 times.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:07 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Yes, that seems to be the recommended way of...

Yes, that seems to be the recommended way of dealing with this error. There's a further list of errata for the book after the photo of the tomato on this site.
http://knitcrochethappy.blogspot.com/
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:47 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
It's very thoughtful and a wonderful charity....

It's very thoughtful and a wonderful charity. Thank you for the suggestion.
Forum: The Lounge 08-20-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
What a sweetie! What's his name?

What a sweetie! What's his name?
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By salmonmac
The wedding cloth is knit from the bottom up in...

The wedding cloth is knit from the bottom up in the sense that you have the pattern for letters, knit bottom up, then the pattern for the heart, knit from the point up and then another section of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By salmonmac
Lovely. The two colors have worked out really...

Lovely. The two colors have worked out really nicely together and the pattern looks good. Enjoy wearing it!
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By salmonmac
They look fantastic! Your husband's school...

They look fantastic! Your husband's school colors, what better choice is there? This is the time to show those socks who's the boss and finish them off.
(Then treat yourself to some pretty yarn in...
Forum: General Knitting 08-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By salmonmac
For me the difficult thing about ordering online...

For me the difficult thing about ordering online is color. It's almost always a bit of a surprise. So far, no disasters but if I'm really concerned about color, it's worth the long trip to the yarn...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
When you did your gauge swatch, did you do it in...

When you did your gauge swatch, did you do it in the same pattern stitch as the hat? Did you knit the gauge swatch in the round?
Did you measure the gauge swatch over the middle 2 inches? Ideally, if...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
The brim or ribbing in this hat would be worked...

The brim or ribbing in this hat would be worked as k1p1 ribbing. Since it's an even number of cast on sts, that'll work fine in the round. So work the first round and then on the second round, look...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, if possible it's good to keep in pattern but...

Yes, if possible it's good to keep in pattern but sometimes it's just too complicated and then you can revert to stockinette.
yfwd, K3, s1, K2tog, psso, K3, yfwd, K1
For this pattern you could leave...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By salmonmac
Bind off the stis one at a time the way you wold...

Bind off the stis one at a time the way you wold bind off at the end of a project. So knit or purl 2sts onto the righthand needle, lift the first over the 2nd and off the needle, knit or purl another...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-20-2014, 06:05 AM
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Views: 298
Posted By salmonmac
You do have to make this up as you go along. I...

You do have to make this up as you go along. I like the look of stockinette for these increases since it's sometimes difficult to work them into a pattern stitch. Also, when there are several...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! You're going to be working on one...

Welcome!
You're going to be working on one shoulder at a time. I usually make a little drawing with the bind off or decreases written out so that I can check them off as I do the rows.

For this...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By salmonmac
You can't repeat the following rows exactly as...

You can't repeat the following rows exactly as written. You'll have to switch the fan and cable (underlined) as I did for row 20. If you look at the stitches on the needle, this may become easier to...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By salmonmac
That hat is so adorable! Knitting it in the round...

That hat is so adorable!
Knitting it in the round is a great idea. You won't have a bulky seam at the back of the baby's head and no sewing together at the end.
When you finish one color, start...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By salmonmac
You could start with a balaclava pattern like...

You could start with a balaclava pattern like this one:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adult-balaclava
There are many more if you search Ravelry so there may be one you like better.
The...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By salmonmac
When you get to the end of the pattern, row 16,...

When you get to the end of the pattern, row 16, repeat rows 1-3 (that'll be rows 17-19), The repeat of row 4 (row 20) is where you switch the cable and fan.
Row 20: P5, *p3, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog,...
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By salmonmac
I second GG's suggestion of Webs. They are very...

I second GG's suggestion of Webs. They are very pleasant and helpful to work with and at least for the east coast, shipment is very fast. I go there first if I'm shopping online.
Forum: General Knitting 08-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By salmonmac
Is this the...

Is this the pattern?
http://gimpykatkpatterns.blogspot.com/2007/11/wedding-cloth-with-names.html
Perhaps someone has knit this before or maybe you can tell us where you're having trouble and someone...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Oh, good for you for venturing into lace. It is...

Oh, good for you for venturing into lace. It is lots of fun to work.
I agree that because of the increases and decreases, the best way to work the shaping is in stockinette stitch.
This rrepeat as...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 08-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By salmonmac
Very life-like and cute even if short-lived. That...

Very life-like and cute even if short-lived. That must have been lots of fun for the cat.
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