Archive - Aug 22, 2006

kiwiknitter's picture

cable repairs

Can anyone direct me to an internet site that shows how to correct cable errors in situ without frogging the entire piece back to the error?  Thanks!

RainCityRick's picture

Two significant yarn purchases this week

I bought two bundles of yarn for my stash this week:

1) From a seller on Craig's List I bought about 30 skeins of Red Heart yarn.  Assorted colors.  All of it is the usual acyrlic or acrylic/nylon blend.  Not a bad deal.  I don't usually use this kind of crap stuff (I'm a wool or cotton man) but it can't hurt to have it around for the next Knit a River project or something.

2) Yarn.com is having an incredible sale.  I'm really digging Araucania Nature Wool.  It was a recommended substitute for my all time favorite, Rowan Magpie (which was sadly discontinued last year.)  Nature Wool is a 100% wool yarn from Chile.  It is kettle-dyed by a women's cooperative.  There are subtle (and some not so subtle) changes in the color throughout the hank.  Very cool.  I haven't had a chance to felt any yet but I've heard it's fantastic felted (oh boy, more clogs!) 

Warren's picture

Mohair driving me to nutso land! Help?!

Hey guys, I sometimes forget that I'm not all alone and you all have VERY GOOD suggestions.  I thought I'd see what you all had to say before I made a trip to my LYS.

I am knitting trying to make an orangutan for one of my nephews.  It's done on US #3's, and a DK-weight mohair yarn.  I already altered the pattern instructions slightly to be able to knit in the round on DPNs.  It's just plain and simple stockinette stitch.  I've already ripped out 60 rows I had done back & forth because I was dropping so many stitches and creating YO's on the purl rows.  Doing it in the round has been a bit better, but I've dropped stitches again and I'm really not having any fun and it's not calming to me as knitting usually is.  I keep splitting the yarn, can't see it, etc.  ARGH!

Dare I...?

So, my present collection of projects in progress is about to dissapear.  As I am going to be spening Labor Day at a secluded lake house I can't think of anything better to do than gather supplies to start a new project!  For some reason I have this voice in my head telling me to make a Cable Scarf...and it is a forcefull voice!

Is this a dumb idea for a new knitter?  How hard (honestly) is this endevor going to be?  I really have the burning desire to try it!  Does anyone have any cool basic Cable-Scarf patterns?  Resources?

 Dare I...?
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