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Forum: Knit-Alongs 03-02-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
Jan, I love the way this pattern is turning out....

Jan, I love the way this pattern is turning out. The colors are very pleasing and the flow of the stitch pattern is lovely.
Forum: How-to Questions 03-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By salmonmac
If I understand correctly, what about pockets...

If I understand correctly, what about pockets with a side entry? You could cut along the row as shown here
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2008/01/length-reassignment-surgery.html
and then pick up...
Forum: General Knitting 03-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By salmonmac
I've given up trying to interpret what goes on in...

I've given up trying to interpret what goes on in yarn stores. Sometimes I've wondered if the reaction really applies to the previous customer and that's why it seems to be off a click, or two or...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By salmonmac
That's going to be beautiful. What a nice gift of...

That's going to be beautiful. What a nice gift of yarn from a friend too. I love the color gradient.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Very cute coat. Yes, the picked up sts will be...

Very cute coat. Yes, the picked up sts will be knit in the opposite directions in order to add the hood.
http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/hoodie-dog-coat.html
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Sounds like you're meant to pick up sts along the...

Sounds like you're meant to pick up sts along the cast on edge in order to knit in the opposite direction. Is this for the hoodie?
Can you give us a pattern name or a link to the pattern?
Forum: How-to Questions 02-27-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, this will become clear as you get to it....

Yes, this will become clear as you get to it. Basically you can pick up sts wherever you would like to have the feather and fan ruffle. You'll just need to plan out where you can easily pick up a...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By salmonmac
This video shows you the usual knit stitch where...

This video shows you the usual knit stitch where you knit into the front of the loop and also the twisted knit stitch where you knit into the back of the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Bring the yarn to the...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Bring the yarn to the back between the needles after you slip one.
So:
k1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p2, yfsl1, yarn to the back, k1, p2, k1
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By salmonmac
Ok, yes, those sts can be confusing. Basically...

Ok, yes, those sts can be confusing. Basically the idea is to cross the sts so that you knit them out of order. The most efficient way is to learn these twisted sts but if you find that difficult,...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome to the forum! The pattern isn't...

Hi and welcome to the forum!
The pattern isn't exactly like this one but it sounds similar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlWAiL_sbl4
If you look at about the 7 minute point, you'll see that the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks, Cindy. Yes, if no sleeve cap then it's a...

Thanks, Cindy. Yes, if no sleeve cap then it's a matter of having enough sts to fit into the yoke. Usually it's not too difficult to adjust the stitch number on the first round of the yoke if needed.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By salmonmac
You'll have a bit of ease with the knit fabric so...

You'll have a bit of ease with the knit fabric so that you can align the sleeve and armhole seams pretty well.
Make sure that you have a big enough sleeve cap to seam into the rest of the armhole.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By salmonmac
Very pretty sweater. Probably the easiest thing...

Very pretty sweater.
Probably the easiest thing to do is to continue with the directions for the sleeve. You may have to knit a longer sleeve cap so that it will fit into the armhole on the main body...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-22-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By salmonmac
Absolutely lovely! Mallard looks so soft and...

Absolutely lovely! Mallard looks so soft and pretty. Perfect knit.
Forum: General Knitting 02-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By salmonmac
This looks so great! Your cables are lovely, each...

This looks so great! Your cables are lovely, each and every one.
You could make this part of the pattern or you could repair it, either will work.
If you decide to repair, I'd do only this section,a...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 02-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By salmonmac
Gramercy, the sweater is magnificent! Just...

Gramercy, the sweater is magnificent! Just perfect. Your work is lovely.

(I'm doing one of those "never again" projects at the moment myself. I know what you mean.)
Forum: How-to Questions 02-18-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By salmonmac
I use Euclan or a similar wash for sweaters...

I use Euclan or a similar wash for sweaters including cashmere. I was advised by my LYS a long time ago not to ever use Woolite because it is too harsh. Your plan sounds good otherwise and the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-17-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By salmonmac
When it says to turn, ignoring the last stitch,...

When it says to turn, ignoring the last stitch, it means to turn as you would at the end of a row. So, leave that last stitch on the left hand needle, turn, and bring the yarn to the back between the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By salmonmac
That worked out wonderfully well! Great teamwork.

That worked out wonderfully well! Great teamwork.
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By salmonmac
it looks like Bev's measurements are about...

it looks like Bev's measurements are about 4.5-5inches for foot length for about 1 year.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html
I really like and have knit the Baby Sophisticate sweater....
Forum: How-to Questions 02-16-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By salmonmac
I've had this on my to-do list for a while. I...

I've had this on my to-do list for a while. I love it and I like the hemmed edge on the 6th photo down on the main pattern page (project by williraye). I'm so glad you're going to make it. Since the...
Forum: Knitters Knear You 02-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By salmonmac
Your photos are very good but I'm not sure I...

Your photos are very good but I'm not sure I understand the twist. Did you work the sleeve back and forth or in the round? It looks like in the round. Then you cast on 120 sts each side for the front...
Forum: General Knitting 02-16-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By salmonmac
The Z-twist in the yarn (see Jan's post #6) and...

The Z-twist in the yarn (see Jan's post #6) and deliberately twisted sts can give a similar look. If you examine the point of the V you can tell the difference. In the case of the twisted sts you can...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By salmonmac
I let the k1b drop off the needle and then put it...

I let the k1b drop off the needle and then put it back on the needle as though it's a repair of a dropped stitch where the stitch below has pulled out, similar to this video for a knit stitch....
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