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Forum: How-to Questions 07-17-2010, 11:57 PM
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Views: 799
Posted By ZooZooB
Cast on for a lace shawl?

Hello,
I am going to make a shawl out of the book "Folk Shawls," and it recommends a "cable cast on." I find this cast on kind of tight. Since the shawl starts and ends w/ garter, can't I just do a...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By ZooZooB
Smile Thanks...but here's what I ended up doing

Hi Abby,
Thank you. I ended up only soaking the lace wool scarf in the basin of tepid water, with a small tsp of wool soap, for about five minutes. I hadn't seen your post/needed to do it soon to get...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By ZooZooB
Question Blocking lace with wires--to submerge wool or not?

Hi,
The owner of my local knitting store told me I need to submerge my lace scarf before putting blocking wires in. The knit picks video on lace blocking says the same. Not to submerge long and only...
Forum: How-to Questions 10-16-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By ZooZooB
Picking up stitches up: I have more sts than pattern

Hi,
When you're picking up stitches to make a ribbed band along the sides and back neck edge of a shrug, what do you do if you have lots more stitches than the pattern tells you to pick up. For...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-12-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By ZooZooB
Just after I wrote this query, I scrolled down to...

Just after I wrote this query, I scrolled down to bottom of finishing techniques and found mattress stitch. However, I've decided that since I have so many pieces to seam, and this is my first time...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-09-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By ZooZooB
What's an invisible seam?

Hi,
I'm knitting a silk shrug from Erika Knight's classic knits. I never knit a sweater w/ seams. My first was a raglan w/out a simple seam. Reading ahead (I'm still knitting individual pieces), I...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-30-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By ZooZooB
What to do about mysterious extra stitch

Hi,
Im going batty unraveling and knitting and unraveling. I'm making a shrug and am working the back in stockinette. Every sixth row I increase on both sides until I have 114 stitches. Last increase...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By ZooZooB
Thanks Ingrid. Maybe I didn't phrase the question...

Thanks Ingrid. Maybe I didn't phrase the question clearly. The ribbing is already done. The part I'm confused about has to do w/ the stockinette stitch I'm to do now that I'm done w/ the ribbing. The...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-24-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By ZooZooB
Several questions about knitting pattern increases

Hi,
Again...with the confusing Erika Knight book. I tell you I find her pattern instructions very confusing. This is part of the instructions for a silk shrug. I have just completed the ribbed (k 1 p...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-19-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By ZooZooB
Thanks for both responses. I get the "as set"...

Thanks for both responses. I get the "as set" It's the doing the armhole shaping at the same time as the neck shaping that is going to be toughed. This is only the second sweater I've knit and the...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-19-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By ZooZooB
Need help interpreting pattern directions

Hi,
I'm knitting a tank top in Erica Knight's Classic knits. I'm on the front and have half the stitches on a stitch holder as I knit one half of the deep v-neck. Here's the instructions that I'm...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By ZooZooB
Well I might have answered my own question. I...

Well I might have answered my own question. I googled the book title and errata and find that the gauge swatch should have been 8 stitches instead of 18! That's a pretty big error! The Amazon...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By ZooZooB
Erica Knight Book problems

Hi,
I'm new to the forum. I'm an "advanced beginner," and I bought an Erica Knight pattern book (classic knits), but I'm disturbed to read that there are errors in the tank top pattern I'm trying....
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