Archive - Sep 2007

September 7th

Wonartist66's picture

Socks Yarn Dyeing CLASS is HERE!

Hey Guys~~ I have a announce to make!
Iam teaching a "SOCKS YARN DYEING" class Saturday, NEXT week Sep 15, 11 to 6pm at
HISSY KNIT(On new yarn shop Location in LA)

PaganCub's picture

ok...i might be a pain in the ass....but again so is this brioche pattern

i found a pattern i wanna use, but not the same color yarns. anyways. i'm getting screwed up somewhere. i always end up with one less stitch somehow. i've tried it 3 times and still screw up somewhere. So, i'm posting her abbreviations and the pattern, maybe ya'll can help me

i think i'm getting confused as to what she means by her yo's....lay yarn over top of right needle.
here's a comment from another questioner from her page:
"...You describe the following:

yo before a knit stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle. Make the stitch from this position

yo before a purl stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle and bring it between your needles to the front. Make the next stitch from this position.

I tried out the pattern and had a tough day. Are these standard YO's? How is this different than bringing the yarn btn the needles to switch position for knitting or purling? I'm not sure how you simply 'lay the yarn over the top of the needle' or where it goes.

I also can't figure out which direction you're winding for these funky YO's; is it clockwise for K, counterclockwise for P?..."

Abbreviations:

k1- knit one
yf - bring the yarn forward between your needles as IF you were going to purl
sl 1 - sip one as if to purl
yo before a knit stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle. Make the stitch from this position
yo before a purl stitch - lay the yarn over the top of your right needle and bring it between your needles to the front. Make the next stitch from this position
k2tog - knit two together
p2tog - purl two together

Important tip: You always change yarn EVERY ROW

Pattern:

Using Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - LOOSELY cast on 15 stitches
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle.
Using Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl 1, yo, k1*
TURN WORK

Row 1 Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - k1, p2tog *sl 1, yo p2tog* until 1 stitch remains, end k1
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle
Row 2 Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl, yo k2tog* until 2 stitches remain, yf, sl 1, yo, k1
TURN WORK

Row 3 Silk Garden/Yarn #1 - k1, k2tog *yf, sl, yo k2tog* until 1 stitch remains, end k1
DO NOT TURN WORK - Push the work to the right tip of your needle
Row 4 Mandalay/Yarn #2 - k1 *yf, sl, yo p2tog* until 2 stitches remain, sl 1, yo, k1

Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length, ending with row 4
Using Silk Garden/Yarn #1 bind off as follows:
k1, *k1, pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd, k2tog, pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd.*

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P.S. I LEFT THE ORIGINAL YARN CHOICES SO AS TO NOT SCREW UP THE PATTERN

rjcb3's picture

Wrath of the Trojan

No, this is not a scarytale about a broken rubber!

My poor computer was afflicted with Trojan w32 Looksky.

...was...

It's fine now...really...

September 6th

VillageKnittiot's picture

Faux Spanish Lace Pattern

I'm hardly MMario, and lace isn't necessarily my thing, but here's a little sample swatch (about 4 repeats of the pattern) Done in worsted weight yarn with a US13 needle.

Eikon's picture

Qiviuk?

Ok I have been given a single ball of blue qiviuk. I have no idea where my friend got it all I know is that it costs an obscene amount of money. Has anyone worked with this stuff before?

Stephen450's picture

Two-at-a-time Socks

I have looked at a few books that address the subject of knitting socks two at a time. Has anyone read any of these and can anyone make a recommendation as to the best one?

teejtc's picture

Finished the set

I wanted to make a hat/sock set for some friends of ours who are expecting a little boy.

Why I hate knitting books

First, I must say that I don't really hate them. They are filled with great ideas and fabulous photographs, which can be very inspiring.

MMario's picture

Faux Spanish Lace

This is a relatively simple lace pattern I have suggested to several people. It makes a triangular shawl.

Cast on 3. knit back.
All even rows are knit.

Setup Rows:

1) k1, YO, k1, YO, k1

PaganCub's picture

dilemma

ok...i want to knit a scarf (vertically).....that's reversible, with 2 colors. but i want my colorways running vertically, not horizontally.

can i:
cast on w/ color a