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Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Jan in CA
I like the look and feel of fingering, but the...

I like the look and feel of fingering, but the thought of making a whole sweater with it is daunting! Mostly I guess I'd say I use DK or worsted. Just finished a fingering weight scarf though.
Forum: How-to Questions 04-14-2015, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Jan in CA
We need more info can you please post a pattern...

We need more info can you please post a pattern name and link?
Forum: General Knitting 04-14-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Jan in CA
Well, it looks a little like a potato sack with...

Well, it looks a little like a potato sack with holes for the arms. :teehee: I don't know of a pattern and writing one would be very time consuming. It doesn't look too difficult for you to...
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Jan in CA
That's awesome grandpa! :yay: You'll get it!

That's awesome grandpa! :yay: You'll get it!
Forum: How-to Questions 04-12-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Jan in CA
When I count the stitches you should have at the...

When I count the stitches you should have at the end of row 3 it comes out with the correct number. Are you doing the increases and decreases correctly?
Forum: The Lounge 04-12-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Jan in CA
Read. A lot! Do stuff with my cat and dog (brush,...

Read. A lot! Do stuff with my cat and dog (brush, play, etc). Play on my iPad, watch tv, read forums....
Forum: Pattern Central 04-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Jan in CA
I don't know if you really need a pattern for...

I don't know if you really need a pattern for that. Are you wanting to do wide stripes? Garter stitch?
Forum: How-to Questions 04-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Jan in CA
I don't know the Norwegian cast on so I'll have...

I don't know the Norwegian cast on so I'll have to look it up, but for a stretchy cast on I like German twisted.
Forum: General Knitting 04-09-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Jan in CA
Sock knitter info

http://knittyblog.com/2012/07/foot-sizing-survey-results-contest/

I can't wear hand knit socks so I don't knit them, but this will be of interest to those who do!
Forum: General Knitting 04-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Jan in CA
I only swatch where size matters, like a garment,...

I only swatch where size matters, like a garment, or if I've really changed the yarn weight in a pattern which rarely happens. Once I've make a swatch I hang on to it in case I need the yarn later in...
Forum: The Lounge 04-07-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By Jan in CA
Excellent!!

Excellent!!
Forum: General Knitting 04-07-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Jan in CA
I've never been in that situation either, but...

I've never been in that situation either, but donating to a hospice was my thought, too.

Sorry for your loss!
Forum: The Lounge 04-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By Jan in CA
Shows we record to avoid commercials- Big Bang...

Shows we record to avoid commercials-

Big Bang Theory
Grays Anatomy
Hot in Cleveland
Last Man Standing
Cristela
Survivor
Amazing Race
The Last Man on Earth
Forum: General Knitting 04-03-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Jan in CA
Your struggle is definitely normal! Correct...

Your struggle is definitely normal! Correct tension builds as you practice so don't keep ripping it out. Just keep going and you should be able to watch the change.

As for how to tension the yarn,...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 04-01-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Jan in CA
:roflhard: I'm almost done with my scarf...

:roflhard:

I'm almost done with my scarf (chevron sands) and I want too finish a sweater I started a few years ago. :doh: I might be able to fit something in though if it's not too much.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-31-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Jan in CA
If you post the name, yarn weight and gauge of...

If you post the name, yarn weight and gauge of the yarn it'll help. There are thousands of yarns.;)
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Jan in CA
If it's a cardigan and you knit in the round...

If it's a cardigan and you knit in the round you'll have to steek it to have it open at the front. If you are just using circulars to knit flat then you don't change anything.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-30-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Jan in CA
Can we have a pattern link please? Our at least a...

Can we have a pattern link please? Our at least a name?

It's the sweater a cardigan or pullover? Are you actually knitting in the round or knitting flat with circular needless?
Forum: Pattern Central 03-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Jan in CA
:teehee If they use sock yarn then it wouldn't be...

:teehee If they use sock yarn then it wouldn't be drapey. No one needs socks that drape. :lol:

Look up the silk yarn and see what was made with out. It's often shawls, scarves and loose floaty...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Jan in CA
What fiber is the yarn used in the pattern?...

What fiber is the yarn used in the pattern? Reason I'm wondering is the yarn you're considering is more than half silk. Silk doesn't have a lot of body and drapes a lot. Not sure it would work with...
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Jan in CA
I have two sets of the Knitpicks blocking mats. I...

I have two sets of the Knitpicks blocking mats. I like that you can put together whatever you need for the project. They are a solid light color which I liked, too. I was worried about the color on...
Forum: General Knitting 03-25-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Jan in CA
Because it's knit side to side you would measure...

Because it's knit side to side you would measure from the cast on edge which is one of the sides not the top or bottom. Length would be adjusted with the cast oh I think.
Forum: Pattern Central 03-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By Jan in CA
Can you post a link please?

Can you post a link please?
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Jan in CA
It depends on the cost of the yarn, the time you...

It depends on the cost of the yarn, the time you put into it, and what you think your time is worth. I don't think anyone can know or decide that, but you.
Forum: General Knitting 03-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Jan in CA
While cables look impressive they are not nearly...

While cables look impressive they are not nearly as hard as they look! I agree with GG, try anything. :hug:
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