I encountered a woman at a flea market on Saturday offering baskets of recycled yarn, which she confirmed was obtained by ripping out knitted garments. She was purposefully vague about where she buys them, but told me she has learned which brands are most likely to yield long continuous lengths of yarn. It was all quite clean and neatly wound with a mechanical winder, though she would not make any representation as to the fiber content, weight or yardage. WYSIWYG. The yarns I bought immediately melted when subjected to the flame test at home, and I imagine that mos
I'm considering making a vest (waistcoat) from a "vintage" (30s? 40s?) English pattern which calls for 11 oz. of worsted-weight yarn. I prefer working with finer yarn and needles and have no problem with modifying the pattern to suit my smaller gauge, but I'm not sure how much wool to buy. Can I substitute 11 oz. (300 g.) of fingering-weight yarn for 11 oz. of worsted and have about the right amount? I know I'm not likely to find if for 7 d. per ounce as mentioned in the pattern, so I'd like to have some idea of how much to buy.
I started making the thong. I have gotten to the front pouch. I must admit that part of the intstructions are a little confusing but I may have figured it out. We'll see though when the pouch is done. No, I will not model it here, not with my dunlap. LOL.
I had to draft out the shape of the monogram relief myself on graph paper, but it really wasn't too difficult. Thankfully, the letter 'M', which is the first letter of my boyfriend's last name, was pretty easy as well as symmetrical, which is important because the coasters are meant to be reversible. The 'M' is in reverse-stockinette on the right side and stockinette on the wrong side.
Help Please! I am trying to find a simple beret pattern done in finger wieght yarn. having no luck I made one and it looks like a homeless person I will be that homeless person!! on the street, so if you see me say hi and nice hat. please if any one has a good pattern the beret is for a friend going through chemo. ( now you can see why I wouldn't give him the homeless hat, although I have no pride, he does) Thanks
I've been watching and waiting for someone to answer Martin's call to create and model swimwear. Well, I needed a new bathing suit and so I decided it was time for me to venture into knitting apparel. I have to say that the results are positive.
Ok guys... I've got a problem that, frankly, I don't know what to do to fix. Whenever I go from a knit stitch to a purl stitch, that knit stitch always seems to be loose and misshapen and there tends to be a gap between the two. Now, the gap isn't a huge issue for me because the "rib" (so to speak) generally hides that. But the loose knit stitches are the bane of my knitting at the moment. I've tried tightening them 10 ways from Sunday and I still can't get them even. I don't know if it's something weird like the angle I purl at, but it's always when I go from knits to purls. Here's a picture. Any ideas?
i find that every so often i go through phases of knitting. i am currently in a lace garment phase, squinting over yo's and psso's. its been fun figuring out new patterns and creating my own, only to have to pull it out and go back....ahh perfection.
now i have a question. how do you guys feel about ripping out your work to fix a mistake? i mean, i know if its a big mistake its worth it....to some people. i personally need to take out the work if its big. even sometimes if its small. it helps us to become better knitters, i think. learning how to fix boo boos allows us to become extraordin-hairy knitters.
Hey guys! Wanted to share a recent creation: I knit this for my new sister-in-law. The wedding was this weekend, and she loved it. Its knit with a lace weight cashmere/wool/alpaca blend, held double to produce a DK weight.
It was a great project and she loved it. More on the blog: brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
Keep it up.