Archive - Jun 2007

June 19th

timgets2's picture

Argyle patterns?

Does anyone know of any good argyle patterns....traditional argyle. i found some pretty modern looking patterns but i am looking for a traditional looking one for a sweater vest. robably about 4-5 colors.....thanks in advance....:)

YugiDean's picture

Cabled Sweater Vest

So far, so...mediocre. LOL It told me to cast on some stitches at the beginning of two rows, and since I had no clue how to cast on when you've already got the yarn on the other needle, I just tried to M1s in a row. I'm pretty sure that's not the same thing given the completely different look it has than the picture in the book. Heh. The cable pattern on this sweater is exceedingly confusing, too, and I have jacked up in a couple of spots there, as well, but I started this sweater vest as more of a tester and not so much a be-all, end-all of sweater vests for dogs.

Despite its mis-shapenness and the lopsided nature of my increases (I think I stopped one row too early), I'm proud of it thus far if for no other reason than I'm venturing an attempt at something that has seemed very daunting until now. Actually, it still feels daunting, but less so. Heh. I'll post pics when I finish!

June 18th

YugiDean's picture


Okay, I started knitting a year ago, and had no teacher. Aside from the occasional (and VERY helpful) visit to, I basically taught myself. This came with an extremely great sense of accomplishment with one very very big downside: I don't know $hit! I've knitted a billion different scarves (even a bunch of cables!), but only two non-scarf projects: a fitted cap and a felted belt.

So last night I started the Grey Cabled Vest for a dog that's in the book "Men Who Knit & The Dogs Who Love Them." (It's one of the last couple of patterns.) I've worked up to the arm decrease, and it tells me to BO 4 sts off the beginning of the next two rows. Then it tells me to continue "with no shaping" on the cable pattern as established. What does it mean to not shape the cable? I've Googled shaping +knitting, but have only found patterns that mention shaping, and they don't really shed any light on what it means. I have a feeling it's terribly simple... Ha!

Sorry for the ramble. I tend to be a bit chatty, even when I'm just typing.

Andy's picture

zippy diamond vest

Has anyone knitted the zippy diamond vest from "Never knit your man a sweater..."? I was wondering how the sizes work out. They have a 42" and a 46.5" pattern, but naturally I'm in between. Slightly. Before I add a few stitches and work out additions here and there, can anyone tell me what the finished sizes are like in reality?

June 17th

kiwiknitter's picture

Addi Turbo Lace Needles

I'm not a lace knitter (at least I don't add the extra stitches on purpose) but Christine (knitmaniac) showed me this website and I noted that Addi has added lace circulars to its line of knitting needles. Maybe this is old news, but I thought I'd put it forward here in case some of the lace knitters didn't know.

Bill's picture

Message to Bendbarr

You sent me a private message asking about the Monday Night Knit...
but it said "Sender does not accept replies"...and you don't accept emails...(I'm not sure how you expected me to respond,,,)
We meet Monday nights from 7-9pm ( although many of us get there about 6:30)
at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe...Octavia & Market the GLBT Center.

June 16th

ManMadeKnits's picture

Quabling Query

Er, all morphological humor aside, I've got a question about cabling.

I'm working on the computer case from del Vecchio's Knitting With Balls and the wild oak cabling pattern looks a little crazy. I'm on the 20th row, I've been UTTERLY anal about making sure I'm reading and knitting the pattern right, but it just looks messy. Any tips regarding how to make cabling look more like the legendary "like it does in the picture"?

Its a birthday present, so any chance I have to fix things from here on in will be fantastic. Thanks!

BronxKnit's picture

Grey Seas

Once again I set Sweetie towards the ocean and watch in stoic silence as the boat bears her over the horizon towards a grey and unforgiving sea. Well, actually I am putting her in a van so she can drive up to Block Island for a week of Racing and Rum while I stay at home, knit and keep my job. All is well and I wish her luck. I am again struck by the funny reversal of roles, someday I will have a nice nautical sweater for her; knit while she is asea.

My vest is coming along nicely, just about half way done with the back hoping to have it, the back that is, finished by the end of the weekend. But we shall see; the above paragraph makes reference to my guru being in BIRI. Maybe I will go to a LYS (gasp) and get some help.

Question: How strict have you all found stores to be on the "If you did not buy the yarn here we cannot help you" policy? I have never asked for help in a store, nor has any been thrust upon me but I am curious as to how helpful they may be to a project they did not supply.

Have a good weekend Y'all

Knitting (sweetie-less) in the Bronx

June 15th

Wonartist66's picture

COME and SEE this week's "Knitting Video CAST #3"

Hey everybody~~

I just recorded my "Knitting Video CAST #3" tonight. Come and see!!

This week iam going to talking about:

-Thanks:"stitch Stud and His Bride" podcast and care package from Lisa at "Peacecat This and That" knitting Blog.

-NEW "Knitty" summer 2007
talking about the "Sweet pea" lace socks and "Unmentionable" summer pants pattern.

-Blog Review:
"Turtlegirl's Bloggy Thing"
She has free pattern "Red Dwarf Socks"

-YarnPorn: Debbie Bliss "Pure Silk"

-Book Review: "Easy Knitted Socks" : Fun and Fashionable Designs for the Novice Knitter by Jeanette Trotman

-Music of the Week:"Spaces in between" and "Ride the tides" by
Shane Alexander

Album: "Stargazer" 2006

PLEASE visit my blog(copy and past the link) at

Thank you!

kylewilliam's picture

yarn swap

OK guys - go to my blog

to get the questionnaire -

copy and paste it to an email and send that to me with your info - I'm collecting the data from all of ya'll and in a week or two I'll send out the pals!

Thanks! -