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Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2013, 03:27 PM
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That's part of the nature of stripes done in...

That's part of the nature of stripes done in garter stitch. Because the purl bumps show on both sides, there's going be the previous row's color show through after you change.

I don't do a lot of...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-27-2013, 09:46 AM
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Posted By suzeeq
Yes it should; try it with a sample piece to see...

Yes it should; try it with a sample piece to see how it works.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By suzeeq
The BO on row 3 is for the back neck so you'll...

The BO on row 3 is for the back neck so you'll have 2 separate shoulders. Rows 4 to 6 have you finish the one shoulder, then you go to the other shoulder and work the sts as stated and you'll be down...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By suzeeq
You repeat 'k3, m1' all across the row,...

You repeat 'k3, m1' all across the row, increasing the stitches to 96. It's a transition row between the rib and the cables and establishes or 'sets up' the sts for the cable pattern. Rows 1-3 are...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-26-2013, 01:55 PM
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Posted By suzeeq
Use pfb on the purl stitch if that's the one at...

Use pfb on the purl stitch if that's the one at the end of a row. Though it won't hurt to do it as a kfb either, since it's on the edge it might be hidden.
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By suzeeq
That could be too. The Drops patterns aren't so...

That could be too. The Drops patterns aren't so much 'vague' as just written with less detail as they figure you know basic construction. Though I've seen them include important things like...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By suzeeq
Hmmm, maybe it's somewhere else then, before that...

Hmmm, maybe it's somewhere else then, before that place. But the instructions are usually in there.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-26-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By suzeeq
Because changing colors in garter shows the other...

Because changing colors in garter shows the other color just slipping the stitch might not be as obvious as in stockinette stitch. Something like this is where you do a little sample on the side to...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-25-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By suzeeq
In this pattern, the yfwd IS a yo. Some people...

In this pattern, the yfwd IS a yo. Some people think of a yo as bring the yarn to the front then work the next stitch or decrease.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By suzeeq
The Cascade and Caron yarns should be similar...

The Cascade and Caron yarns should be similar enough, a fingering weight yarn (no L in it) is much much thinner. What gauge are you getting on what needles and what should you have?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By suzeeq
You can knit the last stitch on the previous row...

You can knit the last stitch on the previous row with the new color, but it may not show so much.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By suzeeq
Most patterns use a measurement for lengths, so...

Most patterns use a measurement for lengths, so the row gauge isn't as important as matching stitch gauge.

A 4ply yarn is generally considered to be a fingering or sock weight; the #4 or 4ply...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By suzeeq
That's the eknittingneedles site too. Their cords...

That's the eknittingneedles site too. Their cords look like the tubing that is often found on inexpensive needles. Sometimes they're too stiff, sometimes to flexible, but they're usually close to the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By suzeeq
If you worked only partway across the row when...

If you worked only partway across the row when you worked on these 16 sts, then you should have more of them on your needles or on a holder. The 'next 2' will be the 2 stitches right after you began...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By suzeeq
Sounds like the 'next 2 stitches' are on the...

Sounds like the 'next 2 stitches' are on the other shoulder? Each one is worked separately.
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By suzeeq
Whenever you're confused about what to do with...

Whenever you're confused about what to do with stitches it helps to read ahead or look at the Finishing section, that will often clear things up for you.
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,944
Posted By suzeeq
Yes, the underarm stitches of the sleeves and...

Yes, the underarm stitches of the sleeves and body will be held until the end when you join them, so just ignore them for now. You have 3 tubes - oOo - and where the circles touch are the underarms....
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By suzeeq
Decrease 1 stitch at end of needle, every other...

Decrease 1 stitch at end of needle, every other row. Make sure it doesn't say 'each end' though.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By suzeeq
A yo never includes a knit stitch, whether it's...

A yo never includes a knit stitch, whether it's by itself or twice.
Forum: General Knitting 03-24-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By suzeeq
I wasn't sure how much was on a spool, I haven't...

I wasn't sure how much was on a spool, I haven't bought any of this one, just knew that it was out there. The angora blend was discontinued I think, they still have the silk bamboo available...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By suzeeq
Think of a yo as making a knit stitch but the...

Think of a yo as making a knit stitch but the working needle isn't inserted into a st on the eother needle. So wrap the yarn all the way around to the back instead of thinking of it as 'bring yarn to...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By suzeeq
Retyping because you put in colons and...

Retyping because you put in colons and parentheses which made smiley faces...

row 1. purl..then p1,k1b...p2 at the end..meanwhile the other is
ROW 1:k1*p1,k1*,
R2. p1*k1b,p1*
R3:k1,*p1k1b*las st...
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By suzeeq
Paton's has a silk bamboo yarn, but it's only...

Paton's has a silk bamboo yarn, but it's only about 100 yds per ball, and may be about $6 each, don't know how much you need. You can find it at Joann's, they've got a 25% off entire purchase coupon...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By suzeeq
Hi, welcome to knitting help, and the...

Hi, welcome to knitting help, and the restrictions on links are to prevent spammers from putting in nonrelated links.

Just leave the rest of the sts on the back end of your needle or the cord if...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By suzeeq
Okay, I read it wrong. I thought the neck sts...

Okay, I read it wrong. I thought the neck sts were bound off on the previous row.

So yes, catncarl, ignore the '1st ball of yarn' and BO with that 2nd ball on the RS. Then skip over to the other...
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