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Forum: General Knitting Today, 12:26 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
This is the yarn that I used....

This is the yarn that I used.
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/garnstudio-drops-alpaca
It's described as 5 ply but they may have changed the make-up of the yarn. Ply is a bit unreliable since...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 12:21 PM
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Views: 101
Posted By salmonmac
OK, great. Russian join is a very nice one to use.

OK, great. Russian join is a very nice one to use.
Forum: Pattern Central Today, 12:20 PM
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Views: 38
Posted By salmonmac
Emailing Amy is a good idea. Would you also post...

Emailing Amy is a good idea. Would you also post the answer back here in case the question comes up again, please?
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By salmonmac
Please do come back and ask if something doesn't...

Please do come back and ask if something doesn't make sense. We're all happy to help.
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This can be confusing...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This can be confusing especially when you're starting out.
You can consider this row to be the new row 4:
K1, (P1, K1) twice, K3tog, knit to last 8 sts, sl 1, K2tog, psso,...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By salmonmac
I hate those brain freezes! Can you measure the...

I hate those brain freezes!
Can you measure the length of the armhole and when you get to 4.5", start the bind off at the neck edge? If you bound off a few sts to start the armhole, measure straight...
Forum: How-to Questions Today, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, when you turn, you'll be leaving 13 sts...

Yes, when you turn, you'll be leaving 13 sts unworked on the left needle. Now you go back to those sts.
Is it this man's...
Forum: General Knitting Today, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
Hmm, maybe they now have a heavier weight than...

Hmm, maybe they now have a heavier weight than the one I used? The Drops Alpaca was definitely more a sport weight and this was around February of this year, so not that long ago.
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
I've used the Drops Alpaca and Cascade Pure...

I've used the Drops Alpaca and Cascade Pure Alpaca for sweaters and love them both. The Drops is on the light end of DK however, more of a sport weight.
Forum: Pattern Central Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By salmonmac
I find that looking through patterns or someone's...

I find that looking through patterns or someone's finished projects is a sure way to get fired up about starting something new. Hope you found something good.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By salmonmac
Hi Cicely and welcome! Somehow this slipped by....

Hi Cicely and welcome!
Somehow this slipped by. Usually the two strands of yarn don't give out at the same time so you can replace each strand as it runs out. I just overlap the new strand with the...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! You're going to be working on the...

Welcome to KH!
You're going to be working on the left side of the front and decreasing for the neck and raglan shoulder at the same time. It helps to draw this out on paper and mark off the decreases...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By salmonmac
This is a drop sleeve jacket? I'm thinking you...

This is a drop sleeve jacket?
I'm thinking you might pick up the 42sts over a wider area. It might help to look at some similar patterns on Ravelry to see what the measurement at the top of the...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By salmonmac
Sure, 41-43sts will work and give a plenty wide...

Sure, 41-43sts will work and give a plenty wide enough sleeve.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Garter stitch for 2 inches...

Welcome to the forum!

Garter stitch for 2 inches (add 2 more inches to the bootie). This will make part of the sides and the sole of the bootie.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-27-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
You're going to work with a new end of yarn....

You're going to work with a new end of yarn. Leaving about a 6 inch tail, use that new strand to pick up 2sts at the base of the thumb. That'll put the 2 picked up sts on the righthand needle. Now...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-26-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By salmonmac
Maybe Cascade 220 but I love trying new patterns...

Maybe Cascade 220 but I love trying new patterns and new yarn.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By salmonmac
Because of the V shape at the front, you may have...

Because of the V shape at the front, you may have to start increasing for the hood deep in the V so that it slopes up to the chin and then covers the head. It's a very sweet pattern but not so...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! This video shows the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
This video shows the 5sts in one, the turn and p5. From there on it's different but you can continue with your own directions. It sounds like a bobble on the...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-26-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
That would be a fun way to incorporate all kinds...

That would be a fun way to incorporate all kinds of stitch patterns, stripes, etc. Are you going to try one?

ETA: Reminded me of this pattern which took me a while to...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 07-26-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By salmonmac
Your scarf looks gorgeous! It's a lovely...

Your scarf looks gorgeous! It's a lovely pattern.
Which yarn are you using?
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By salmonmac
This is a problem for many of us I think....

This is a problem for many of us I think. Techknitter has a few things to do to tighten up the transition.
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2010/03/uneven-knitting-part-3-fixing-loose.html

I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Niv123 is correct that the knit fabric...

Welcome!
Niv123 is correct that the knit fabric takes up more space than the cast on. Is your stitch count the same as the cast on?
Can you give us a link to the pattern or a pattern name?

It could...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, it's good to have a go to worsted. You could...

Yes, it's good to have a go to worsted. You could also look at Plymouth Encore. I've used that lots for baby gifts. It has some wool content so it feels good but is still machine...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 07-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,787
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome cazzieb. This is quite an old thread so...

Welcome cazzieb. This is quite an old thread so the original poster is probably not still monitoring. Even the last post was 3 years ago. Why not start a KAL if you'd like to knit the hedgehog and...
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