Archive - 2006 - Forum topic

July 9th

Terminology

I was telling a lady at work who is an avid crocheter about my woes of frogging my current project 4 (or is it 5 now) times.  She said that the term frogging came about because your "ripit ripit".  Thought that was cute but she also said that she thought kniiters used the term "TINKing" which is knit backwards! Most of you long time knitters probably already knew that but I had never heard it.

Luke 

July 8th

JPaul's picture

Overdyeing Yarn

I recently made a trip to the Goodwill in search of sweaters to recycle and it was an excellent day for hunting.  I purchased three sweaters and a vest, all 100% 2-ply cashmere.  I knew I was taking a chance on the vest because it had buttons down the front, so if anything, the back would be the only useable portion.  But the yarn was so loosely spun that I couldn't unravel it without the yarn constantly breaking.  I gave up.  It was really soft, so I was a bit disappointed, but it cost next to nothing and I ended up with 6 vintage mother of pearl button, so it wasn't a total loss.

July 2nd

bought jumper

I was given a very generous gift certificate to the fabulous store Barneys here in Manhattan. I had no idea what to buy & didn't want to just buy something for the sake of it. I looked around and found several nice shirts, Comme de Garcon, Burberry, Gucci, real high end stuff. anyway my b/f spotted a black cashmere jumper that was in my price range & what do you know it was the design from Knit:1, men's issue fall/winter 2005. Designed by John who works @ The Point! It's the one with the dropped stitches. What a coincidence. It was made by a company I've never heard of Lutz & Patmos. You can see it on their website if you're interested.

July 1st

Darrel's picture

Spammers

I've been trying to weed out the casino/porn/student loan spammers, but would appreciate your help in monitoring the site.

If you see something that's out of line, please send me an email at darrel@menwhoknit.com with the username and/or URL to the offensive content and I'll take care of it.

Thanks to those of you who have been reporting incidents of this nature. Let's keep a clean site, ladies and gentlemen.

June 29th

Aaronknits's picture

Pattern help needed

I'm still plugging away at the Leo's sweater pattern from knitty.com.  It's taken me quite some time to get as far as I have.  Not only am I a slow knitter, and don't have time to knit every day, but I have been taking breaks from it to work on smaller things too.  I'm also taking my time with this project because it's not for me and I want it to be as close to perfect as possible.   

Anyway, I have a question regarding the pattern instructions that I'm hoping you good gents might be able to shed some light on and provide some guidance.  I am at the point of the neck shaping on the front piece.  Here's the text of the pattern with the lines highlighted where I have some confusion:
Armhole Shaping
BO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 113[129, 137, 153, 161] sts
Working dec rows as per Shaping Note above, dec 1 st at each end of next 1[4, 6, 7, 9] rows. 111[121, 125, 139, 143] sts
Cont in rib patt until piece measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a RS row.

Neck shaping
Next Row [WS]: Work across 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts, BO center 19[19, 21, 21, 23] sts, work rem 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts
Right side
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt as set to last 5 sts, k2 tog, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, p2tog, work in patt as set to end.
Work these 2 rows 9[10, 10, 11, 11] times more, then work first row 0[0, 0, 1, 1] time more. 26[29, 30, 34, 45] sts
Work even until piece measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and all foll WS rows: Work even in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.
Reattach yarn and work left neck and shoulder to match right neck and shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decs in place of k2tog and p2tog.

June 27th

Bill's picture

Black Addi Turbo needles

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo needles...it's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey! ...it's a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. www.micromark.com. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

June 25th

Bill's picture

Wow!

Wow! ...looking at that bar chart is going to become annoying for the next few days... LOL

June 20th

JPaul's picture

KNIT A RIVER VOLUNTEERS

Okay everyone!

This is the place to sign in and log your hours for the Knit A River fundraiser!  (See my posting titled Gerard and everyone else)

Simply by participating in Knit A River, you can help us earn a grant for WaterAid.  BIG THANKS HERE to Gerard for bringing this fantastic event to our attention and being the inspiration for this Knit Along.  Here's what you need to do!

1) Sign in here:  Reply to this topic with your name (first name is fine) so we know who is participating.

2) Knit blue squares for Knit A River (That's the point, after all!) Keep track of how many hours you spend on your volunteer knitting.  It's the honor system, so no rounding up to the nearest half-hour.

June 19th

Gerard Allt's picture

knit a river

This is a gentle request. 

Can any of you lovely gentlemen help with any promotion for the knit a river campaign?

I've done a lot of promotion in myspace.com and the take up has been fantastic with knitters offering to help by taking posters to their local yarn stores or knitting groups.

Do any menwhoknit think they might also be able to do anything like this? If so let me know. I'd be extremely grateful. There is a poster available, pdf and hard copy.

Thanks a million, happy knitting.

June 18th

A sphere

I *think* this belongs in this forum (let me know if I'm way off).

I'm looking for a pattern, or a formula, or even a basic principle that wil enable me to knit, or at least figure out how, to knit a sphere.

 Thanks!