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Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:25 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! Good to have you join the forum. ...

Welcome to KH! Good to have you join the forum.

I answered you in the thread you posted. In a word, purl. All those sts are usually purled on the WS row unless the pattern says otherwise.
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:12 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I think that the reason that they tell you work...

I think that the reason that they tell you work until there are 4 sts on the right needle is to account for that last stitch that is left on the RH needle after the bind off. They could have said...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
That is kind of an odd direction but yes, knit...

That is kind of an odd direction but yes, knit the knits and purl the purls. YOs, k2tog and ssk are usually worked as purl sts on the wrong side rows. Work each of these as a single stitch. That...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 05:55 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like you're still doing fine. There are...

Sounds like you're still doing fine. There are enough sts to complete the pattern depending on the size you're making. Remember you're casting off 4 sts on this WS row and then working only the next...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:40 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Questions are always welcome. Probably the best...

Questions are always welcome.
Probably the best thing to do is to follow the pattern recommendation to knit across the sts of the left front (the joining row). To do this you’ll start a new end of...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 04:50 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to the forum! Usually both C2R and C2b...

Welcome to the forum!
Usually both C2R and C2b produce right leaning mini-cables or twists and C2L and C2f produce left leaning cables or twists. There are variations is how the sts are made but the...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-31-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
This looks to me like a lace technique which was...

This looks to me like a lace technique which was very popular in Victorian times. It's make on a small frame and involves parallel loops of yarn connected up the middle by stitching. These lengths of...
Forum: General Knitting 03-31-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Perfect! That little sweater is just adorable....

Perfect! That little sweater is just adorable. Very well done.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-31-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
I had no ides that they did this. There are some...

I had no ides that they did this. There are some wonderful ideas here. The Advent calendar is always such fun.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
I like the idea of changing the direction on the...

I like the idea of changing the direction on the two fronts in this lovely stitch pattern.
Think of the twisted sts as mini cables where you change to order of the sts by knitting into the 2nd stitch...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-31-2015, 04:36 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! ...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/34-cabled-cardi-and-hat
If all you have done so far is the rib, it's easy enough to increase one stitch on each side somewhere on...
Forum: The Lounge 03-30-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Oh, Wallace and Gromit fan here too. I haven't...

Oh, Wallace and Gromit fan here too. I haven't thought of them in forever.
Forum: General Knitting 03-30-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Those are sweet buttons....

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Those are sweet buttons. There are ideas for hats on...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 06:01 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! The 41sts are cast on separately and...

Welcome!
The 41sts are cast on separately and aren't attached to anything yet. You'll cast on 41sts as if you were starting a project and follow the directions for the left front, then put the left...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 05:45 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Actually, I think it's...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Actually, I think it's easier to use the original needle to knit to the first marker (you could leave this marker in place for the moment) then turn and purl back across...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 07:08 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
This part of the pattern (head and ears) is...

This part of the pattern (head and ears) is certainly straightforward enough. Check on the abbreviations to make sure that you know how to do the make 1, ssk, k2tog, and skpo. If you aren't familiar...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! It's a kind of double...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It's a kind of double knitting probably with a single color. There's also likely to be more to the row, maybe a k1, slip one purlwise in the repeat? When you do that you're...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By salmonmac
Some links would give us a better idea of the...

Some links would give us a better idea of the kind of patterns you're thinking of for the amigurumi. Some of the patterns can be difficult to get to work and to look good. They will definitely help...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By salmonmac
Yes, two times and then the k4p3, so almost a 3rd...

Yes, two times and then the k4p3, so almost a 3rd repeat. It's one way to get a spiral. There may be other ways to do it but the only ones I can think of involve a change to the pattern on needle...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 05:33 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
This is done to start the spiral part of the...

This is done to start the spiral part of the pattern. If you were to continue in k4p4 you would have a continuous rib down the length of the sock. Somewhere you have to jog over one stitch.
As I...
Forum: General Knitting 03-29-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome DarkAnjel! There's so much information in...

Welcome DarkAnjel! There's so much information in those posts. It's a good, searchable resource. Happy that you joined us.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and Welcome to KH! Thanks, GG for the...

Hi and Welcome to KH!
Thanks, GG for the links.
The directions are confusing especially as a new sweater knitter. This is a top down construction and so what usually happens is that when you get to...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! The idea is that you want the right...

Welcome!
The idea is that you want the right front to be a mirror image of the left front.
Whenever there is a decrease of a single stitch at the beginning of a RS row on the left front, make the dec...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By salmonmac
Looking forward to seeing the cinnamon sweater!...

Looking forward to seeing the cinnamon sweater! Here are Jan's very helpful directions for posting a photo.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610
Forum: Pattern Central 03-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Does the asterisk appear...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Does the asterisk appear anywhere later in the pattern? The second asterisk is often quite close to the first but perhaps not in this case.
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