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Forum: General Knitting 07-26-2016, 07:43 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! This is a problem the usually goes...

Welcome to KH!
This is a problem the usually goes away with practice. The first and last stitches of a row are never the same size as the center of your knitting (that's why you don't include them...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By salmonmac
In the first photo, slip the 3 I-cord sts to the...

In the first photo, slip the 3 I-cord sts to the right hand needle and knit in pattern to the last 3sts. You should then be able to continue with the pattern.
I tried this and it seems to work. See...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
It's so wonderful to have had a good teacher and...

It's so wonderful to have had a good teacher and expert knitter to learn from. You were lucky.
Yes, treat it as if the 4sts were now one. It's a little bit like this stitch, the little crown stitch....
Forum: How-to Questions 07-25-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By salmonmac
I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe a photo would...

I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe a photo would help?
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80610

Is your working yarn in the same position to start a new row or is it possible that...
Forum: General Knitting 07-24-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By salmonmac
There's a progression to the decrease rounds. It...

There's a progression to the decrease rounds. It may be similar to other hats that you've made where there is one fewer stitch between the decreases on each decrease round. I would continue with...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-23-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Since your last row ended with a k, that stitch...

Since your last row ended with a k, that stitch would be a p on the next row. Cast on 8 sts (an even number) and start the row with a p stitch.
Forum: How-to Questions 07-12-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Keep going with the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Keep going with the pattern panel. Where you work 2 rows even after rows 1 and 2, work rows 3 and 4 of the pattern panel. The next row is then row 5 and the 3 rows even are...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-07-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By salmonmac
Oh, groan, I hate it when this happens and it's...

Oh, groan, I hate it when this happens and it's happened to me more than once.
If it's a large number of sts, you could frog back to one row before the cast on and then tink back the final row so...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Good question and it sounds like a great...

Welcome!
Good question and it sounds like a great hat.
You ended the pattern with a RS (right side) row, a knit row. The first dec row is worked on the WS row. Continue the next 5 rows with the...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By salmonmac
There are a couple of versions of this sweater...

There are a couple of versions of this sweater but maybe this one:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/5-hour-baby-sweater
Alize seems to be the name of the manufacturer. There are many yarns of...
Forum: General Knitting 07-02-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to KnittingHelp! What pattern are...

Hi and welcome to KnittingHelp!
What pattern are you doing? Can you give us a pattern name or a link and also the name of the yarn you're using?
The best way to judge yarn for a pattern is to look at...
Forum: Pattern Central 07-01-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! Yes, you're right. The pattern for...

Welcome to KH!
Yes, you're right. The pattern for rows 3 & 4 should mention rows 3 & 4 of the cable pattern, not a repeat of rows 1 & 2.
Looks like a fun pattern to knit and a very good looking...
Forum: How-to Questions 07-01-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! You have it figured out perfectly....

Welcome!
You have it figured out perfectly. That's exactly right on both the increase rows and the best placement of the increases.
Forum: General Knitting 07-01-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! It's difficult to say....

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It's difficult to say. Yarns vary in weight (grams, oz) even within a class. Super Chunky can be 40-100yds or more per 100gr ball depending on the yarn. Since most yarn tells...
Forum: General Knitting 06-30-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! Each increase row should increase...

Welcome to KH!
Each increase row should increase the stitch count by 8sts. So since row 26 is 144 then row 28 should be 152 which is what you have. The stitch count appears to be wrong in the pattern...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-28-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By salmonmac
It may be this version of the Debbie Bliss...

It may be this version of the Debbie Bliss matinee coat (she has several).
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/matinee-coat-4
This one calls for a picot bind off.
See if this video...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-26-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, cast off 2 at the beginning of the row for...

Yes, cast off 2 at the beginning of the row for the armhole and work in pattern to the end of the row. And yes, it's the left side as you wear the sweater.
There do seem to be complaints about the...
Forum: Pattern Central 06-26-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By salmonmac
What a cute...

What a cute pattern.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mermaid-tail-for-american-girl-dolls

You want to work a double increase by k1, p1 into the loop between the end of the first k8 and the...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-21-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By salmonmac
I'd use the same basic technique as for...

I'd use the same basic technique as for horizontal stockinette seams. See if this tutorial (toward mid-page) is clearer. It's ribbing but it's the same idea as for seed or moss...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By salmonmac
Well done! Certainly looking forward to seeing...

Well done! Certainly looking forward to seeing this one.
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Here's a video that will help with...

Welcome!
Here's a video that will help with picking up stitches. You pick them up as you would a knit stitch.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/pick-up-and-knit-stitches
Forum: How-to Questions 06-17-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! It's a good question and this is an...

Welcome!
It's a good question and this is an adventurous pattern to work on.
http://www.acmoore.com/lion-brand-heartland-patriotic-dog-sweater.html
Cut the yarn from the underpiece, leaving about a...
Forum: The Lounge 06-15-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By salmonmac
I didn't know there was any such thing as too...

I didn't know there was any such thing as too many blueberries. I love blueberry pie and blueberry banana bread in addition to your own delicious...
Forum: General Knitting 06-15-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By salmonmac
Not any more than the M1. Give it a try on a...

Not any more than the M1. Give it a try on a swatch to see if you like it. There are several more increases on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page, under Increases that you might try.

Lovely...
Forum: How-to Questions 06-15-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By salmonmac
I would test this out on a small swatch first....

I would test this out on a small swatch first. You can replace yarn overs with k2tog but you'll lose the open lace work that the yarn over gives although you'll maintain the stitch count. You'll need...
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