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Forum: Crochet! Today, 06:50 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! I think this might be...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
I think this might be the...
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 02:39 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This may be a link to...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This may be a link to the pattern:
http://www.allfreeknitting.com/master_images/AllFreeKnitting/eBook/5%20Knit%20Christmas%20Stockings.pdf

What problem in particular are you...
Forum: General Knitting Today, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! You might need to straighten out...

Welcome to KH!
You might need to straighten out the cable itself. Usually hot water or steam from a whistling kettle for a few seconds is enough to make the cable relax. Hold it straight for a bit...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:50 AM
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Views: 4,250
Posted By salmonmac
We can't print the whole pattern here because of...

We can't print the whole pattern here because of copyright problems but a small portion at the point that's causing confusion would be helpful.
Here's a link to Jan's directions for posting photos in...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
OK, sounds good. I'd love to see the bolero when...

OK, sounds good. I'd love to see the bolero when you finish.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By salmonmac
Well, it may be up to you to decide what the cape...

Well, it may be up to you to decide what the cape should look like. Looking at the rows, it seems that there are rows that would interrupt a stockinette stitch knit pattern (knit rows on the purl...
Forum: Charity Knitting Yesterday, 06:53 PM
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Views: 27,342
Posted By salmonmac
Six inch sections would be fine with me. I'll...

Six inch sections would be fine with me. I'll add onto what I have and send it along to Susan if that's agreeable?
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like 4 rows,...

Welcome to the forum!
Sounds like 4 rows, decrease on row 5, 4 rows and then a decrease row. It puts the decreases on both knit and purl rows this way.
What is the exact wording for just this small...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
What you've written out in the post for the left...

What you've written out in the post for the left front shaping looks right. You have the cast ons and the raglan decreases in the correct sequence. (I don't understand your row numbers but that's not...
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
Since that pattern calls for 21sts/4 inches in...

Since that pattern calls for 21sts/4 inches in stockinette, the worsted weight will work. Both the suggested yarns, Karisma and the Merino Extra Fine and alternatives are worsted weight.
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 06:17 AM
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Views: 105
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! That's a beautiful...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
That's a beautiful pattern and a real investment in time and effort. Wool ok or do you want acrylic? A superwash wool would be easy to wash in a machine but it would be a bit...
Forum: Charity Knitting 11-23-2014, 02:44 PM
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Views: 27,342
Posted By salmonmac
I'll take 2 also, to get this one going. Will...

I'll take 2 also, to get this one going. Will that work?
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 377
Posted By salmonmac
Practicing this way is so worthwhile. You don't...

Practicing this way is so worthwhile. You don't have to worry so much about mistakes or you can go back and learn how to fix mistakes. One thing that may help is to count the stitches on the needle...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
GG, thanks for the link. It's a lovely, delicate...

GG, thanks for the link. It's a lovely, delicate bolero.
Vee, you did the best thing in writing out the pattern in order to keep all the "at the same times" straight.
One note, the side edge is the...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! So frustrating to find...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
So frustrating to find something like this. Yes, there is a way to cut the knit fabric at the join of the rib and the rest of the front, pick up the loops (which are actually...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By salmonmac
See if you can pin the area around the loose...

See if you can pin the area around the loose threads down to a board or a towel. Then look at the strands and see if you can tell the order of the rows from right to left in your photo. You want to...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Yes, a link to the pattern...

Welcome to the forum!
Yes, a link to the pattern is always helpful. Here's a video for the basic idea behind your pattern instructions. Switching the needles in your hands as shown in the video is...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks for typing out the rows, much easier to...

Thanks for typing out the rows, much easier to read.
Yes, "patt" means to continue the pattern of sts that you have been doing on that column of 8 sts. In this pattern it's knit on the front and purl...
Forum: General Knitting 11-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By salmonmac
Glad to hear that these socks have survived and I...

Glad to hear that these socks have survived and I hope we have the chance to see the finished pair!
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Is it the directions to...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Is it the directions to "patt" x number of sts that's the problem? It means to work those stitches so that the pattern you've established in the previous 9 rows continues.
Or...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-22-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,714
Posted By salmonmac
Look at a dress that you have and see if you can...

Look at a dress that you have and see if you can get a measurement from the top of the skirt to the underarm. That'll help with the length of the bodice up to that point.
For the bind off at the...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 11-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By salmonmac
That's the way you learn. We all make mistakes...

That's the way you learn. We all make mistakes because that's part of knitting but learning to recognize them and correct them is all good experience.
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By salmonmac
You could work back across the next row and...

You could work back across the next row and correct those sts by slipping them off the needle, taking out the stitch and changing it to the correct stitch. Then you would continue with the row....
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to the forum! That is a lovely...

Hi and welcome to the forum!
That is a lovely thought and such a kind gift to receive.
It looks like you could pick up the loose loop that is farthest to the right in the photo and then ladder up...
Forum: How-to Questions 11-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,714
Posted By salmonmac
Congrats vvs on the new baby and now toddler!...

Congrats vvs on the new baby and now toddler! Good to see you back.
I see that you're getting 5sts/inch so you can figure out the number of sts for the chest by multiplying the measurement in inches...
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