Archive - Sep 2006 - Forum topic

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September 29th

MMario's picture

flipping a cable

Stupid question of the week - you have a pattern for a cable - but want to work the garment the other verticle direction; do you just work the chart top down ?

September 24th

Elad Fox's picture

Dog fur hat

My sister spun up some of my dog Caleb's fur and I just finished knitting a hat out of some of it. Here it is.

Tallguy's picture

Modular Knitting on Knitty Gritty

Just letting you guys know that there will be an episode on the DIY Network (Knitty Gritty) with Iris Schreier, author of Modular Knits, demonstrating how to go in all directions to make continuous geometric shapes in knitting on September 25 (times vary). More info: http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43409,00.html

September 22nd

Darrel's picture

Let's get down to the real Knitty Gritty

Hey guys,

One of our new users, sedelman, happens to be a producer on Knitty Gritty which airs on the DIY Network.

They're seeking to improve their representation of the knitting community by featuring some guys on their show! If you're interested, I encourage you to get an touch with her.

Below is a message from her including her contact information:

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Hey You Hunky Knitters!

DIY's top-rated show, "Knitty Gritty" is looking for fun gentlemen to come into the studio with us and have a blast shooting their very own episode!

We will be taping December 1st through the 12th but we will only be booking for two more weeks.

You don't need to be a fabulous knitter, we just want America to see that MEN DO KNIT and they're good at it, damnit!

Give Sonya a call at 818.781.5600 ex 105 to discuss specifics!

Come on down guys! Help spread the word that ALL KINDS of people knit, not just little old grannies!

Contact sedelman@sdetv.com to discuss specifics.

Sewing Rib Edge to Rib Edge

I'm finishing up a project that calls for me to sew a separate 1x1 rib piece to another piece that was started in a 1x1 rib. So I basically need to sew a 1x1 rib edge to another 1x1 rib edge.

I am in essence adding 2 shoulder straps to make a high-waisted (basically sitting at the top of the chest) "overalls". The garment is for a baby so I want to use the smoothest finishing technique. I've never sewn a rib to a rib. I searched the web and read some of my technique books but can't find any explanations on the best way to sew the pieces together.

Any help and/or links to illustration how tos would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...Keith

September 20th

Darrel's picture

Site Upgrade

Greetings everyone!

Most of the site has been upgraded. I'm aware of some issues, but I encourage y'all to use the site normally and report back any problems by replying to this post.

Thanks for being patient while I work the kinks out!

September 19th

MMario's picture

FYI - online Gansey classes

Liz Lovick will be offering some online courses on Ganseys

The first workshops starts on 7th October on the Traditional Knitting Yahoo list

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traditionalknitting/

Then in January it will be repeated on the EZasPi list

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EZasPi/

she says regarding the classes:

"will be looking at the patterns used on some of the fishermen's sweaters round the UK, along with some of the the history and fables associated with ganseys. ... there will be patterns posted, and ideas for making them your own. ... the patterns will start small, and work up to a gansey itself, both in the traditional 5 ply and the aran weight often used here in Orkney."

September 16th

Bill's picture

How "Butch" is this???

How "Butch" is this??? ...a forged steel hook for carrying a ball of yarn while you knit... http://www.cjpatterns.com/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CJP&Product_Code=KW

September 14th

illusion knitting

I have recently started to try llusion knitting, but i still don't understand how it works so if anyone here knows how it works could you please explain it to me.

September 13th

Tallguy's picture

Lucy Neatby DVDs now available

Just last night, I received my copies of the new DVDs from Lucy Neatby (http://www.tradewindknits.com/) These are the first two: Knitting Essentials 1 and 2.  She covers everything a new knitter needs to know, with a lot of tips and techniques for more experienced knitters.  She discusses gauge, cast-ons, cast-offs, seams, cutting into knitting, and much more!  These are very well done in Lucy's clear, concise simple style.  It is very well produced, with clear views of the techniques from the knitter's viewpoint (so necessary to understand what to do) which I particularly liked.