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Forum: How-to Questions 02-11-2016, 02:53 PM
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Posted By knitcindy
You need to be able to recognize which stitches...

You need to be able to recognize which stitches are knits and which ones are purls. As you are doing them.

Knitcindy
Forum: General Knitting 02-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By knitcindy
When I knitted that blanket I added an extra 10...

When I knitted that blanket I added an extra 10 stitches. After casting on the total amount, I knit every row for 10 rows. Then I knit the first 5 and last 5 stitches of every row, along with the...
Forum: How-to Questions 01-28-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By knitcindy
I like your plan, especially when YOU will cast...

I like your plan, especially when YOU will cast on for her!! When I've taught knitting classes it's been MUCH easier for the students when we started with stitches already cast on (about 10). ...
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By knitcindy
Hi again!! I just read thru the replies under...

Hi again!! I just read thru the replies under the pattern for the blanket and realized that Danielle's suggestion of:

k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row
Repeat this row until only 3 Sts remain....
Forum: General Knitting 01-27-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By knitcindy
That type of decrease is not going to give you a...

That type of decrease is not going to give you a hole because the hole is caused by doing a yarn over!! So you will only get the holes on the increase side.

If you want holes on both sides then...
Forum: General Knitting 12-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By knitcindy
Wow!! What a great attitude you have! Keep...

Wow!! What a great attitude you have! Keep looking at the positive! I will be praying for you, especially on Thursday!

Happy Knitting!!!
Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By knitcindy
Thanks for clearing that up!! I would've messed...

Thanks for clearing that up!! I would've messed this one up too!! Glad you straightened me out!!!

Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By knitcindy
Ok ignore what I said in my earlier post. When I...

Ok ignore what I said in my earlier post. When I read the original pattern, it IS a 6 st repeat.

Slip 1, Knit 2, psso the K2, Knit 3. Repeat that around.

But I still want to know about the ()....
Forum: How-to Questions 12-26-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By knitcindy
Salmonmac, you forgot the extra K2 in there!! ...

Salmonmac, you forgot the extra K2 in there!! And I thought only the part inside the () gets repeated?!?

Round 1: (sl1, K2 psso K2) K3


I interpret that as "slip 1 st, Knit 2, pass slip st over,...
Forum: General Knitting 12-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By knitcindy
I would recommend knitting with both colors at...

I would recommend knitting with both colors at the same time!! Take 1 strand of both blues and size 11 or 13 circular needles and mKe Avery simple pattern. And I wouldn't freak about what yarn to...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-06-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By knitcindy
I would HIGHLY recommend using a circular...

I would HIGHLY recommend using a circular needle!!! A long cord connects the 2 needles and it holds a lot more stitches. You will have to start over but you will be able to fit all your stitches...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-02-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By knitcindy
Beautiful!!! Wish there was an adult size...

Beautiful!!! Wish there was an adult size pattern!!!


Knitcindy
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 11-04-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By knitcindy
Looks like you're doing a SUPER job!! I like how...

Looks like you're doing a SUPER job!! I like how you are using 2 yarns together! Keep going!!

Knitcindy
Forum: General Knitting 10-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By knitcindy
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Baby...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Baby blankets can be made in all kinds of weights/thicknesses! Thick ones are especially nice for the fall or winter. That new baby will be nice and snuggly...
Forum: General Knitting 09-30-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By knitcindy
Are you sure it's knitting and not crochet?? I...

Are you sure it's knitting and not crochet?? I think it's crochet but when I try to turn my phone to look sideways at the pic the picture turns too.

Anyway that would be my guess, some type of...
Forum: General Knitting 09-30-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By knitcindy
Whenever I've taught a class of new knitters...

Whenever I've taught a class of new knitters (kids or adults), I always start them out with the English method. I can knit using either of these methods but since I learned English first that's what...
Forum: General Knitting 08-31-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By knitcindy
Sounds like a great plan!! You will want to be...

Sounds like a great plan!! You will want to be careful when changing from Knit to Purl and from Purl to Knit that tou don't accidentally add a stitch. Keep going and you'll do great!

Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 08-15-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By knitcindy
I have yet to figure out WHY they have you cast...

I have yet to figure out WHY they have you cast on a smaller amount and then add more stitches later. Does it make any difference if I just cast on the larger amount right at the beginning? That...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-15-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By knitcindy
Thanks salmonmac!!! I can usually figure how...

Thanks salmonmac!!! I can usually figure how many stitches to add but this one had me stumped! Is there some kind of "formula" I can use for next time??

You're the best,
Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 08-14-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By knitcindy
Help with increasing size of an afghan pattern

I finished knitting a cable afghan that started with the following:

Cast on 112 sts. Knit in garter st for 8 rows, increasing 12 sts evenly across last row. Each cable panel is 16 sts. If I wanted...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By knitcindy
Just thought of something else........ Be...

Just thought of something else........

Be careful when you are moving the yarn back and forth between the needles for the knits & pulls that you don't make an extra stitch!!!

Knitcindy
Forum: How-to Questions 08-10-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By knitcindy
I have knitted this afghan a few times. Not using...

I have knitted this afghan a few times. Not using this pattern though. What has helped me is to place a stitch marker in between each of the LARGE squares. That way I knew when I finished each...
Forum: How-to Questions 08-07-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By knitcindy
For worsted weight, I like to use Caron's Pounder...

For worsted weight, I like to use Caron's Pounder yarn!!! They don't have as many color choices as RHSS but there is over 800 yards in 1 skein!!! It is softer than RH too!! I am going to try...
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By knitcindy
Yarn Question

Does anyone here know of a yarn that's slightly thicker than Red Heart Super Saver?? I've got a pattern for an Aran afghan and I want to use an acrylic yarn, either a thick #4 or a thin #5.

Any...
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By knitcindy
I have knit afghans with dark colors before - ...

I have knit afghans with dark colors before - navy and dark brown. I've also used black to knit a shawl. I have a set of bamboo circular needles in size 13 that I use with dark yarn. They help...
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