Archive - 2006 - Forum topic

May 18th

Chunk's picture

Jo Sharp

Does anyone have Jo Sharp's Contemporary Knitting 1? There is a Fisherman Style Sweater pattern that I am desperate to get hold of.  If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.  For those who might be interested her website is http://www.josharp.com.au/index.html

May 17th

Jordan's picture

Weaving in end at the cuff of a sock

Hi Gents-

Here's a question for all the sock knitters here: when making top-down socks, what can be done with the cast-on tail at the cuff?  I knit the tail in for the first several stitches of the cuff, so it's secure, but I haven't had great luck hiding the rest of it. 

Usually (not at the cuff), I weave in the end (as detailed here) then leave an inch or so discretely hanging inside the work.  It eventually felts into place and everything is fine.  However, at the top of the sock, I don't want an inch hanging out, and if I clip the end any shorter, it pops to the outside.  Any suggestions?

May 10th

Parrot's picture

Handcrafted Knitting Needles

I make handcrafted, high quality hardwood knitting needles.  I am an experienced woodworker, and have combined my interest in knitting to my interest in woodworking.  Pictures of many of the needles I have made can be seen at   www.geocities.com/outerbanksneedles .  Most of the needles pictured there now have been sold.  Others are frequently made. Check the site for updates, or requests to be emailed pics of new needles, before they are put on the website.  Collectors often get them before the pic makes it to the website.

May 7th

Joining yarn

I have been knitting for a little over a year now and am working my second sweater and have ventured into mittens, socks, and a few other projects.  I never feel comfortable joining yarn.  I currently use the Russian join method of adding yarn found on 'Knittinghelp.com" but have never felt totally comfortable.  What is the best method of adding on?

 Thanks for any advice.

Luke 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Help with carrying yarn up the side.

Hey Guys,

Exactly how is this accomplished and after I finish the project then what? 

May 6th

kiwiknitter's picture

Bobbins

I am seriously considering jumping into Fair Isle and Intarsia and have been wondering if I should be using bobbins.  As many here know, I love to collect vintage knitting accessories (not needles, however) and I've posted a photo of my favourite bobbins.  The largest are from Canada and made by Perfecto; they measure 4 cms.  The 2 at the left are from the UK, are unmarked and measure 12.5 cms.  The remainder (and I have lots of these) are labeled Yarn Bob'n and come from the US (Chicago).  That's their box with the original price sticker of .79 cents.   

April 30th

Hi Men

Our sister site is up & running have you been encouraging your female friends to support it?

What's In Your Knitting Bag?

What kind of knitting bag do you carry...and what do you carry in it?

 

I'll go first:

 

I have a black microfiber bag with  blue "J" embroidered on it.  I also sometimes carry a LL Bean boat and tote.  What's in my bag....

 

About 42 pair of half glasses to include 1 pair of half sunglasses.

A highlighter

Various pens and pencils

Chapstick

measuring tape

small multi color floral bag that was my mom's for my do-dads which include, needles, needle sizer, stitch holders,  cable needle, folding scissors.

April 29th

RainCityRick's picture

Any interest in a Seattle "Stitch 'n Scratch"?

Anyone in the Seattle-area interested in establishing a monthly get together - sort of a "Stitch 'n Scratch" (the male version of "Stitch 'n Bitch")?

Send me an email with your general availability (weekdays, weeknights, weekends, etc.) and I'll set something up.

It would be fun to touch base and see what each other is up to!

April 28th

Searching for hat pattern

Has anyone seen an interesting pattern for a knitted hat with a lining?  I have in mind something like a plain navy or black watch cap, with a colorful inner lining, possibly just barely visible when the edge is turned up.  (Anybody remember Wally Cox advertising brightly-colored underpants?)  I'm basically looking for a cap within a cap, not the sort of double-sided knitting that you do by slipping every other stitch.  It should also cover the ears and provide serious protection from the wind.  Any ideas?