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Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2008, 06:12 PM
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Posted By redwitch
Oh God yes, stranding with synthetics is...

Oh God yes, stranding with synthetics is generally considered a very bad idea, in fact traditional Fair Isle was done with very hairy wools for a reason! Please please try it with wool?
Forum: How-to Questions 03-25-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By redwitch
The stitches that are held on the waste wool are...

The stitches that are held on the waste wool are going back onto your needles and you knit from them, you reattach the wool from the balll to start knitting with. Good luck, gloves are heaps of fun!
Forum: General Knitting 02-10-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By redwitch
I have used my small hoop earrings in a pinch -...

I have used my small hoop earrings in a pinch - what you need is anything that is a loop and can sit on your needle without getting in the way too much. David Reidy of Sticks and String podcast...
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By redwitch
KP have good value and fantastic customer service...

KP have good value and fantastic customer service I believe. Elann apparently has nice stuff, decent prices, I have very often seen good stuff on sale - heaps off - at Littleknits also
Forum: General Knitting 02-03-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,878
Posted By redwitch
The loss is temporary - the print ridges are...

The loss is temporary - the print ridges are ingrained deep in the tissue, they will always grow back the same unless you had some really serious tissue damage or surgery, or a cut that puts a scar...
Forum: General Knitting 02-02-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By redwitch
It may become totally manageable if you stop...

It may become totally manageable if you stop every row and just do a couple of untwists to sort stuff out rather than waiting even just three rows when it may become TOTALLY FREAKEN ANNOYING AND MAKE...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By redwitch
Check out the blog Knitting in Color, she does...

Check out the blog Knitting in Color, she does lots of gloves and you will see some gloves in progress. A glove KAL will have lots of pictures too. What instructions in the pattern are confusing you?
Forum: How-to Questions 01-31-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By redwitch
I thought the pattern directed a crochet chain?...

I thought the pattern directed a crochet chain? Pulling loops through like Navajo plying. Google for tutes
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By redwitch
Do remember though that it's imortant to have a...

Do remember though that it's imortant to have a nice fabric. If you are getting that tension with the recommended wool or an equivalent, it may be that the fabrci you get on that needle size is a bit...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By redwitch
Don't worry about size too much: it's a baby, if...

Don't worry about size too much: it's a baby, if you make something too big or small it will fit into the jacket at some point!
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,432
Posted By redwitch
What you are doing is increasing in two places...

What you are doing is increasing in two places every second round (odd rounds increase, even rounds no increase).
What this gives you is a triangle basically, it's upside down, the tip is at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-29-2008, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,376
Posted By redwitch
Try knitting the first row in a crochet cotton...

Try knitting the first row in a crochet cotton and then changing? Then just put the needle through the stitches in the first row in your main wool and then snip out the cotton?
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By redwitch
Remember if you do this to be careful about the...

Remember if you do this to be careful about the side seams unravelling. You could cut there normally and resew with a spare bit of wool but if you are careful you could unravel the bottom part of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By redwitch
Noramlly on a heel flap the first stitch of EVERY...

Noramlly on a heel flap the first stitch of EVERY row is slipped.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-19-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By redwitch
Seam could mean purl? Look at the pattern as a...

Seam could mean purl? Look at the pattern as a whole not one word. Is it saying knit one seam one across? And then referring to this row as ribbing? And is it in a place where you would expect...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,073
Posted By redwitch
Yes I am OCD about jogs/joins in the rounds. When...

Yes I am OCD about jogs/joins in the rounds. When I did tubular knit flat for the first two rows (as it usually is) I thought I would have to figure out an elaborate way of wevaing in the tail at the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By redwitch
Normally, argyles are intarsia, which CAN be done...

Normally, argyles are intarsia, which CAN be done in the round, but will be a hassle, especially with argyle sized motifs. If you don't mind pain it would perhaps be feasible for something where the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By redwitch
Also Google for 'stretchy bindoffs', there is an...

Also Google for 'stretchy bindoffs', there is an EZ one that is quite popular. Also the suspended castoff, or use not just one or two sizes bigger needles, but FREAKEN HUGE ones.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By redwitch
When you are done you weave in: before then, the...

When you are done you weave in: before then, the first few stitches may be loose, but you can tighten them slightly later when you come to weave in the end.
For starting knitting, I find that often...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By redwitch
You absolutely can! But if you are new to cables...

You absolutely can! But if you are new to cables you may find it very tricky. I suggest that you either insert a destination row first (check out the videos here) or practise on a swatch/square.
...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By redwitch
Look at your needle: every single loop over the...

Look at your needle: every single loop over the needle is a stitch.
The yos, when you are new to them, feel wrong, and loose, and you will think they are a disaster or you have screwed up. That's...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By redwitch
You can't convert in the traditional sense. What...

You can't convert in the traditional sense. What you need to do is find a stitch pattern that you want to use/are happy with for your fabric, and find your tension.
Then translate the dimensions of...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-11-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By redwitch
I think you are picking up a stitch to stop holes...

I think you are picking up a stitch to stop holes just like in top-down.
You have let's say 20 stitches for the front and 20 for the back. Or maybe more on the back/heel side if you are going to...
Forum: General Knitting 01-11-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By redwitch
That's a good point about wear Jan. Can't...

That's a good point about wear Jan. Can't alternate feet if you knit differently for each foot.
Forum: How-to Questions 01-10-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By redwitch
Lots of tutes on picking up stitches, a good one...

Lots of tutes on picking up stitches, a good one on Knitty. What I like to do is stick my left needle through the fabric from the right side, between stitches or through the middle of a stitch at the...
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