Archive - Forum topic

March 24th, 2006

Weekly topic #14

Out of all the combinations; what is your favourite stitch and why?

March 20th

Help!

Hi!  I'm a new(ish) knitter working on my first big project.  I've done a lot of toques, scarves, and mittens and am now starting my first sweater.  And by starting I mean I bought all the wool and everything and now I can't start.

 The pattern says to cast on 35 sts using the long-tail cast-on method (which I think is how I was taught anyway, so that's fine)  but then it says to work triple yarn-over cast-on for 40 more stitches.  And then later to drop certain yarn-overs. 

 I am confused!  How do I do a triple yarn-over and then how do I drop the yos?

Can anyone help me?

March 19th

Jordan's picture

Illumination

Yesterday I was sitting in the sun, knitting away at a sock, and it occured to me just how much I loved the colors in the wool.  I usually knit in the evening, so had never seen the colors so clearly.  Since enjoying the wool is so much of the joy in knitting, I realized I have to get better lighting for my evening knitting.  Any suggestions for good light sources?  A lot of little task lights that I see are halogen--I love the quality of the light, but it's too hot.   What do you all use to see your knitting after the sun has set?

March 18th

Magic Loop

I've spent the day exploring the use of the 'Magic Loop'.  I've had no problem getting used to the technique - far from it - the technique is very easy but it is far from comfortable.  I'll definately stick with double point needles - they seem to me by far the easier to use. I know that some of you chaps enthuse about the Magic Loop but is anyone as dissatisfied with it as I am?

hermit71's picture

Question on basics

My mattress stitch sucks. For some reason my seams are looking like the stitching on a baseball. Any tips?

 

Sam 

March 17th

Knitting bags/Organizers

Can anyone suggest a knitting bag or organizer for my knitting toys.  I have researched a few on the web, but wouldn't dare make a purchase without input from my fav group of knitters!  I always get so much everytime I log on to this site.  You guys are the best!!!

 Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.

Luke 

Gabriel's picture

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

Weekly Topic #13

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Instead of a standard question this time, I thought I would try to get more lurkers to post. So, all you guys that don't normally banter with us.....Come on in and join the talk. Let us know who you are and a little about you. AND I would also encourage everyone (longtime memebers too) to post a photo....it helps when you can put a face with a name.

Come on....don't be skeeeerd!!! Sealed

March 14th

RainCityRick's picture

Stripes and Circular Needles

I need some advice.  I'm a beginner (started knitting about two months ago) and have really gotten hooked knitting on circular needles.  I've created 3 "London Beanies" (www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/hats/london-beanie.htm) and have had trouble with stripes.  Now I've got to get serious.  My partner's 26 year old son saw the beanies and wants one!  Made me feel great but now I've got to solve the stripe problem.

I did get some information on getting rid of the "jag" when I change colors but I could really use some suggestions:

March 13th

Chunk's picture

Is there an alternative?

Firstly can I say what a fantastic site uniting knitters worldwide.  Does anyone know of an alternative yarn to use instead of Rowan Big Wool?  My reason for asking is because I'm a relatively new knitter and am expecting to make many mistakes on my first jumper and the thought of spending £120 ($200 ish) on a first attempt is too frightening!

March 11th

Weekly topic # 12