Archive - Jul 12, 2006

ronhuber's picture

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Tomten Jacket

For most of the year I live in Mexico.  I do, however, have a place in Canada and that is where my copy of "Knitting Workshop" by EZ is and I am not.  Here in Mexico I have the pattern for the Tomten in both "Knitting Without Tears" and "Opinionated Knitter" .  They give directions for the jacket but only for one size.  In Workshop she gives directions for making the jacket in any size as long as it is a multiple of 8.  The only thing I can't remember is how many stitches do I increase at the centre back of the hood.  If you have a co

Jeff1201PA's picture

Correcting twisted purl stitches

OK.  I'm getting much better at this knitting thing and I'm getting pickier about leaving mistakes behind.  This being the case, I've gotten pretty good at knitting backwards (or TINKing, as I've heard it called).  Unfortunately, the stitches occasionally get twisted in doing so.

I've learned that I can fix a twisted knit stitch by knitting into the back of the stitch, but when a purl stitch is twisted, the only thing I know to do to fix it is to slip the stitch and slip it back untwisted.  This is fine when there's only a few stitches, but is a real pain when there's a whole row of twisted stitches to fix.  Is there a similar technique to fix a twisted purl stitch in one fell swoop? 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Clog-Along Anyone??

A few of us guys around here namely, Warren, Luke, Gabriel and myself have decided to do a Clog-Along using Fiber Trends AC-33x pattern.  They're fast, easy and make a great gift for yourself or someone in that oh so up and comming Christmas season.

The plan is to start Monday June 17, and keep everyone abreast of our progress, problems and frustrations.  We'll keep the cussing for our PM's.  This is neither a contest nor a race merely a good ol' cyberspace knit-along.

So join us if you are interested.  We would love to have as many guys who want to knit these up to be involved.