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January 26th, 2014

Bill's picture

fixing mistakes in lace?

Somewhere, in the last week, I read an article, with great pictures, of how someone dropped stitches and re-knitted row by row using coloured pins for each row.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Can't find the article.

January 13th

JE-DC's picture

Gauge Sanity Check

My niece has asked me to do her a sweater, and I have tons of Bolivian alpaca in my stash. The yarn was supposed to be for a different project, but my friend in La Paz got the wrong weight. Now I am left with 900g of 2-3 fingering/sport weight yarn. Pattern calls for a US 8 needle and a gauge of 17 sts & 22 rows = 4" x 4". My gauge swatch worked up to 3" x 3" with 2 yarns stranded.

January 10th

JE-DC's picture

5-Day Sweater

Pattern: Man's Ribbed Sweater by Rowan
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Super Bulky, Color 154 (Grey Marble)
Quantity: Seven 6oz (170g) skeins
Needles: US 15 (10.0mm)

December 21st, 2013

michaelpthompson's picture

Help, how to do an uneven edge

My wife saw this hat on a. craft table and I'm trying to make her one, but I'm not sure how to do this edge. It's not exactly scalloped but not straight and even either. Any advice? Thanks.

December 20th

JE-DC's picture

Lacework Shawl

My first (and probably last for a good while) lacework project. Will be Christmas gift for partner's mother.

Pattern: Bare Branches by DROPS Design (http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pattern.php?id=6208&lang=us)
Needles: US7
Yarn: Bolivian Alpaca (given to me from a friend who lives there).
Weight: Sock, Fingering, Baby TO Sport, Baby (Label indicates a US 4 needle)

December 12th

Dgrendahl's picture

Knitting caps an easy way?

I just finished knitting a Beret for a friend of mine, the first for me. Anyway, I used two 16" circulars, a size 1 & 2. Well, before I finished I was needing to switch to a set of dpn's and I hated it so tried two 24" circular's. When I got down to a smaller number of stitches, I then had to use the dpn's.

November 23rd

JE-DC's picture

Josh Bennett West Village Cardigan

Have dusted off the needles after a prolonged hiatus and have just finished a cardi by Josh Bennett from Rowan website. Left out intarsia-seemed a bit youngish for me.

November 5th

Bill's picture

Men In Knitwear Calendar Club 2014

a calendar of Pin Up men wearing knitted garments with patterns available. The first one is a "tank top".
http://www.stitchseekers.com/men-in-knitwear.html
and...http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dirty-vest
"Men In Knitwear Calendar Club is a brand new concept from Stitch Seekers.
A calendar of, well... men in knitwear, but wait, there's more!

October 11th

bigheathen's picture

Favorite Team Logo, Fair Isle style

I am knitting in the round a mohawk beanie for my friend, who's going through chemo, with her favorite football team's logo (GBPackers) on both sides (left/right).
I am fairly good at intarsia on a flat (back and forth) piece. But as this is a beanie for her soon to be bald head, I must put it together in the round.

October 3rd

CRobertK's picture

Big and Tall Sweater (4XLT)

I am looking for suggestions or a pattern to knit myself a sweater. As the subject suggests, the sweater needs to be sized 4XLT. I have searched Ravelry and other sites but I come up with nada. I am not skilled enough to take a pattern and rewrite it to adjust for size. I'd love a hoodie. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't be the first to have this problem, can I?