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Forum: How-to Questions Today, 06:12 AM
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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: Charity Knitting Yesterday, 08:01 PM
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Posted By salmonmac
This doesn't sound like a good time to have all...

This doesn't sound like a good time to have all the scarves in the wash. Today was another shovel snow day for us in Maryland.
Sounds like you're a busy knitter indeed.
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By salmonmac
Sometimes there are yarns with lots of lanolin in...

Sometimes there are yarns with lots of lanolin in them and you may not like working with the smell on the yarn and your hands. I've also had yarn that needed a wash to set the color before knitting...
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By salmonmac
Thanks very much for the link. Yes, ignore the...

Thanks very much for the link. Yes, ignore the directions for the WS for the main chart and most of the sock. You're working in the round and only need follow the RS directions. When you get to the...
Forum: General Knitting Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By salmonmac
Can you quote a couple of the lines that are...

Can you quote a couple of the lines that are confusing? Usually the patterns give the instructions for one sock and then you repeat the row on the second.
Forum: How-to Questions Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Is this direction from...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Is this direction from the legend for a chart? Often the charts are generated by computer and that is the standard legend. It's generated whether you need it or not.
If your...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
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: 81
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: Pattern Central 02-25-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
Yes, row 20 is both an inc row and a buttonhole...

Yes, row 20 is both an inc row and a buttonhole row. The buttonholes will be on rows 4, 20, 36, 52 etc. with the increases every even row until the patterns says to stop buttonholes and stop ...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
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: Pattern Central 02-25-2015, 06:41 AM
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Views: 1,376
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! Best thing is to just...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
Best thing is to just take it step by step.
Cast off 6sts at the beginning of a knit row, turn, cast off 6sts at the beginning of the purl row.
On the next knit row, you're...
Forum: Pattern Central 02-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By salmonmac
You've got it. Every odd row is slip and knit....

You've got it.
Every odd row is slip and knit.
The next buttonhole row is row 20.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-25-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KnittingHelp! I guess you'll have to...

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
I guess you'll have to help me. I don't know what X2 means. Is it 2x2 rib? Which videos have you watched?
Forum: General Knitting 02-24-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By salmonmac
I don't knit this way but flicking keeps the yarn...

I don't knit this way but flicking keeps the yarn fairly still and lets the needle do the movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y547Q5Hjcuo
Here's also a demo of bringing the yarn to the front...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! You're probably going to have to...

Hi and welcome!
You're probably going to have to shift the start of the row because of the decreased sts. You won't be able to start the pattern stitches as previously but you do want to maintain the...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
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 02-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By salmonmac
Well, there are a couple of ways to distribute...

Well, there are a couple of ways to distribute the sts. You could do every other row and pick the 9 th stitch at the corner join, for one.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By salmonmac
See if the diagram here...

See if the diagram here helps
http://www.interweavestore.com/about-entrelac-knitting-patterns

The p2 tog.should take care of the half block.
Forum: How-to Questions 02-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By salmonmac
When you finished knitting the back of the...

When you finished knitting the back of the sweater, did you bind off sts? That's where the pattern wants you to pick up the 16 sts to complete the circle for the neckband. (True, this won't add up to...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By salmonmac
Hi and welcome! One thing that you can do is make...

Hi and welcome!
One thing that you can do is make the increases on the knit row and then, on the next row, incorporate those sts into the pattern.
It's also possible to work the increases as purl...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By salmonmac
Welcome to KH! I think that the first two rows...

Welcome to KH!
I think that the first two rows work out ok. Just change the knits to purls and vice versa on row 2 .
On row 3, you'll have to add in a yarn over at the beginning of round.
Row 4 looks...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
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: General Knitting 02-23-2015, 09:23 AM
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Posted By salmonmac
Delighted to have you with us on the forum....

Delighted to have you with us on the forum. Congrats on completing your first project and here's to many more!
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By salmonmac
You could try a craft store, perhaps in the...

You could try a craft store, perhaps in the jewelry or bead section. There are several kinds of clasps that might work including magnetic ones.
Here are some...
Forum: How-to Questions 02-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By salmonmac
That's an adorable pup. Once you've finished the...

That's an adorable pup.
Once you've finished the right leg cut the yarn and put the sts on a different holder. You can use the yarn strand that you left attached to the left leg to knit across the...
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