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Forum: How-to Questions 03-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By salmonmac
Hi and Welcome to KH! Thanks, GG for the...

Hi and Welcome to KH!
Thanks, GG for the links.
The directions are confusing especially as a new sweater knitter. This is a top down construction and so what usually happens is that when you get to...
Forum: Charity Knitting 03-26-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 34,441
Posted By salmonmac
What a wonderful place to knit and learn to knit....

What a wonderful place to knit and learn to knit. Nice to have a group that gets together like that with a charity in mind.
Forum: General Knitting 03-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By salmonmac
Knit picks sells these blocking...

Knit picks sells these blocking mats
http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories/Blocking_Mats__D80597.html
which are nice because they don't take up much space when disassembled. The blocking boards with a...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By salmonmac
Aww, don't be scared of socks. In addition to...

Aww, don't be scared of socks.
In addition to GG's suggestions you could use markers on the circular needle to mark off the places of the dpns. That may make it easier to follow Wendy's directions as...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like fantastic sock production from...

Sounds like fantastic sock production from all.
Smallchild, glad your eye problems and headaches have gone, I hope never to return.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-22-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By salmonmac
Sounds intriguing. Even two or three repeats may...

Sounds intriguing. Even two or three repeats may be enough to help you understand what will happen with the pattern.
Sorry to hear about the medical problems, X. Sometimes a birthday celebration is a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 45,565
Posted By salmonmac
Nana, my impression is that the abbreviations are...

Nana, my impression is that the abbreviations are the same as the ones listed in any knitting glossary. It's the way in which the stitches are made that's...
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By salmonmac
You can get that stitch pattern by knitting an...

You can get that stitch pattern by knitting an entire row, then purling the next entire row. Keep alternating knit row and purl row which will give you stockinette.
Knitting to practice is a great...
Forum: General Knitting 03-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Something has gotten...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Something has gotten mixed in the middle of the work. The bottom looks like k1, p1 rib (with twisted knit sts) and the top looks like seed stitch. In the middle, things are...
Forum: General Knitting 03-20-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks for the site. Should be...

Thanks for the site. Should be helpful.
http://www.knitluck.com/the-interchangeable-knitting-needle-guides
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By salmonmac
Sure, pictures would be good. I've tried drawing...

Sure, pictures would be good. I've tried drawing the facing and cape so I can get an idea of shape. I need to estimate size too.
On the ears at the top of the back. Those shouldn't stick up once the...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By salmonmac
I'll have to see if I can convert the...

I'll have to see if I can convert the measurements and rows to inches to get an idea of the lengths of the facings. It seems to me that you might try pinning the front facings into position along the...
Forum: Pattern Central 03-18-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By salmonmac
That is sweet!

That is sweet!
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, that's it exactly. I think this is also one...

Yes, that's it exactly. I think this is also one of those things that makes more sense when you see the sts on the needles along with the held sts at the center.
Forum: General Knitting 03-18-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By salmonmac
It can be difficult to find just the right...

It can be difficult to find just the right button. I haven't used any of these suppliers but I searched "buttons uk" and came up with some possible...
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By salmonmac
I love the Addi Turbos. They're a little more...

I love the Addi Turbos. They're a little more expensive but they last forever, are sleek, and the joins are smooth and permanent.
Forum: General Knitting 03-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By salmonmac
Wow, great looking sweater! Keep in pattern and...

Wow, great looking sweater!
Keep in pattern and knit the first 39sts, attach a new ball or new strand of yarn and work the next 16sts(the center neck) then slip those 16sts to a holder. Now work...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! The construction is a...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The construction is a little unusual. What in particular is causing the problem in putting the pieces together? Have you seamed the sleeves to the front and the back, yet?...
Forum: Charity Knitting 03-16-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 34,441
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, it's wonderful to try to switch techniques...

Yes, it's wonderful to try to switch techniques and go from one habitual motion to a remembered one. Sometimes I just find myself saying, "What, you do what? How?"
Glad to hear that Frozen is in...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-14-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By salmonmac
How many sts do you have before you start the...

How many sts do you have before you start the cast off?
If you cast off 5sts on two rows (10sts) and 2sts on 45 alternate rows, then you would start with 133sts and end with 33sts.
To make the dec...
Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-12-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,592
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome! Size refers to the actual dimensions of...

Welcome!
Size refers to the actual dimensions of the sweater or other knit piece. This cardigan comes in small, medium, large and extra large for example, with the directions for the 3 last sizes in...
Forum: How-to Questions 03-11-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By salmonmac
It all sounds so beautiful! I'm in awe of your...

It all sounds so beautiful! I'm in awe of your sewing ability. What a great combination with knitting.
Don't worry too much about the row gauge. It's often not spot on but if the stitch gauge is good...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 03-11-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By salmonmac
Beautiful work! Both the hat and sweater are...

Beautiful work! Both the hat and sweater are adorable. The stripes look great and the brim worked perfectly.
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By salmonmac
See if this video for circular knitting helps....

See if this video for circular knitting helps. You need to introduce a twist into the first row of knitting. Amy lines up the sts and at about a third of the way through the video she introduces a...
Forum: General Knitting 03-09-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By salmonmac
That's a great resource, X. Thanks so much for...

That's a great resource, X. Thanks so much for posting.
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