Archive - 2006 - Forum topic

March 7th

tension?

My scarf i;m making now.  First ever please keep that in mind.  Has one problem that occurs now and then, it gets skinnier and wider, I know this is due to varying tension.  But I don't know how to keep my tension constant, since I don't feel I;m really changing it much at all that I can notice.  any tips?  also, id love a simple pattern for a hat or gloves.  I;m finding a plain nothing but knit scarf quite boring after a while although i don't notice as much when i sit and kit for a long period of time. 

March 3rd

Darrel's picture

Men Who Knit Email Accounts

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February 28th

Gabriel's picture

Sock Knitters FYI

Hi guys,

I just wanted to pass this on....if any of you are sock knitters than this may be helpful. My sock instructor sent us this link for choosing heels and how to knit them. www.knittinggeek.com/howto/chooseheels.htm I haven't checked the rest of the site but this helped me. Take care!

February 23rd

Gabriel's picture

Oddities!!!!

Weekly Topic #11

The "Womb" is just something I don't get......at all....I totally respect the creativity......but then what do you do with it after it is knitted up? Anyway that being said....Have you ever seen something someone is knitting or has knitted and thought...."Oh my God.....what were they thinking?" If so....what was it?

February 21st

Patagonian hat pattern?

Hi, guys,

Thinking about making a hood or hat in the Patagonian style. (Sorry, best words for what I have in mind.) Just a close-fitting hood with long strings that tie under the chin. Anyone have a pattern? I haven't been able to find one on the net and not sure where to start with the design. Any ideas? Anyone?

Have fun, 

February 19th

Weekly topic #10

Do you get advice/help mostly from books, online sites, local yarn store or friends?

KilgoreTrout's picture

holes in my socks!!

Hey men!  Well I've become addicted to knitting babysocks.  They're so damn cute I can't stop! (check out the first pair at kilgoretrout.wordpress.com/test) My problem comes in when I turn the heel.  Like many sock knitters, I end up with a series of holes going up the gusset as I "turn" the heel.  I've tried knitting this tighter in that area, and asked many knitters, but they answer I get is the same: "I have that problem too, not sure what to do, just sew up the holes at the end".   Yes yes, sew up the holes, that's what I'm doing.  It only takes a few minutes and the finished product looks presentable, but theres GOT to be a way to knit a heel without these holes!  any ideas?

February 18th

New to the Group

I just joined the group and am so excited to know that there are so many of us out there!  The projects that have been posted are really inspiring.

I have only been knitting for about a year now but am totally hooked!  I am working on a henley style sweater now and will, hopefully soon, have pictures to post.

Just wanted to drop a quick hello.  Not even sure if I have posted this correctly.

Knit on!

Luke

February 16th

Jordan's picture

Decreasing with stripes

Here's a question about decreasing while working with stripes.

I'm decreasing at the top of a hat, knit in the round, entirely in stocking stitch.  The hat is striped--4 rounds of each color.  The pattern calls for decreasing every-other row, sometimes SSK, and sometimes K2tog. 

My question: would it be better to decrease on rounds 1 and 3 of each stripe, or rounds 2 and 4?  Or does it matter?  I haven't tried it yet, but my guess it that decreasing on round 1 might look funky.  Whereas decreasing on round 4 might be okay.  Does anyone have experience with this?

Gabriel's picture

Madrona Fiber Arts

Hey guys,

I just wanted to fill you all in on a wonderful time had by all at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. It was held in Tacoma, Wa last weekend. My friend Lisa and I attended the festival and then guided ourselves through the Pacific Northwest knit shops....from Portland to Seattle. The artists that are all over out there are incredible. Everything from Cashmere rovings felted onto silk scarves to Mongolian Camel hair and beyond! My new favorite knit shop is Tricoter in Seattle.....if you have not been you should treat yourselves. I have more info if anyone is interested you can message me....so we won't have to bore the others not as interested. Thanks for listening!!!