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Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a...

I like the idea of the duplicate stitch to add a chain to other sections. That's a nice touch.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 05:17 AM
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Views: 47
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks, X!

Thanks, X!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-21-2015, 05:45 PM
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Views: 181
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! These can certainly be...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
These can certainly be confusing. After you dec 2 at the beginning of the next 2 rows, call the next row, row 1. Dec at each end on rows 1,3,7, then 9,11,15, and then...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By salmonmac
I've used this cast on and followed similar...

I've used this cast on and followed similar directions and there's not really a problem. If there's a small hole at that first stitch after the cast on, you can always close it up with the yarn tail.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The yarn is coming off...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The yarn is coming off the bottom needle immediately after the cast on. When the position of the needles is rotated, the yarn is coming off the top needle and that strand is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 04-16-2015, 05:39 PM
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Views: 306
Posted By salmonmac
Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.

Very nice and many thanks for the pattern link.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
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Views: 170
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Yes, you're right. Just...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Yes, you're right. Just repeat rows 3&4. In trying to be perfectly clear about what will happen when you repeat 3&4, the pattern has made it difficult to understand.

Have...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By salmonmac
Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this...

Congrats grandpa and good for you for making this blanket!
Remember too that a yarn over doesn't use a stitch. You bring the yarn to the front between the needles, then over the righthand needle to...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By salmonmac
Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock...

Keep knitting in the pattern stitch, the mock rib. You're going to continue until a certain measurement and then bind off for the shoulders so unless the directions say otherwise, keep doing the mock...
Forum: General Knitting 04-12-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By salmonmac
OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public...

OK, you should have the right side (RS) or public side of the knitting facing you. Bind off 4sts, knit to the end of the row, turn to the wrong side (WS) or private side and start the row by binding...
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! What in particular are you having...

Hi and welcome!
What in particular are you having trouble with? Which size are you making?
Forum: General Knitting 04-11-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, X that'll work. Start with a multiple of...

Yes, X that'll work. Start with a multiple of 87sts (the number of sts after the ribbing and the increase row), depending on how wide you want the blanket to be. Add on border sts at each side, maybe...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By salmonmac
It's going beautifully. Can you either skip a...

It's going beautifully. Can you either skip a stitch in the center of the block instead of at the corner or pick up in all the stitches and then decrease in the center of the block on the next row?...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-09-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks very much X. I've often thought the left...

Thanks very much X. I've often thought the left leaning decrease was never a pretty as the right.
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By salmonmac
I just about never start a project without a...

I just about never start a project without a gauge swatch. It's well worth the extra time. I mostly knit sweaters and I want them to fit the intended recipient.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, that's correct. Should be fun to knit.

Yes, that's correct.
Should be fun to knit.
Forum: Pattern Central 04-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By salmonmac
Cute idea and warm. Cast on 112 sts as indicated...

Cute idea and warm.
Cast on 112 sts as indicated for the size you're making. The pattern repeat is 8sts and to get that repeat you will actually be working 16sts: 8knits and 8purls.
It was a good...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-08-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp and to knitting! The 6...

Welcome to KnittingHelp and to knitting!
The 6 following 6th rows means to increase every 6th row until you've increased 6 times. That'll be a total of 7 increase rows (14 new sts) and you'll end...
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By salmonmac
I'm sorry for your loss, X. I've never been in...

I'm sorry for your loss, X. I've never been in this particular situation but the idea of donating the item to a hospice or facility appeals to me. Since you suggested it yourself, perhaps it also...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-04-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By salmonmac
Hi bluemoon and welcome to KnittingHelp! What a...

Hi bluemoon and welcome to KnittingHelp!
What a great chart. Are you just knitting the outline in a couple of different colors? Are you going to knit this with different balls of the contrasting...
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7,534
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome cminor! We're happy that you found us....

Welcome cminor! We're happy that you found us. Welcome to knitting too and good for you for beginning. We're all glad to help with any questions or problems.
Looking at different videos is a good...
Forum: General Knitting 04-01-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
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: Pattern Central 03-31-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
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
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By salmonmac
Perfect! That little sweater is just adorable....

Perfect! That little sweater is just adorable. Very well done.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
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...
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