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The Knitting Guild Association

Just wondering if anyone is a member. Is it worthwhile to join?

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Socks for my sister

Finally finished these socks for my sister. They will go perfect with her work clothes as she wears nurse's scrubs. They are a little more aqua-green than the pics. She already saw one when I finished it and loved it - fit perfect.

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Advice on Gauge Please

I am knitting a gauge swatch for the Sporty Pullover sweater found in the Knitting Man(ual) by Kristen Spurkland. The gauge is 21 sts and 27 rows=4" in main pattern, 17 sts and 25 rows = 4" in St st.
the main pattern is : k4 (sl1 pwise, k1, YO, psso the k1 and YO, k3) to last st, k1.

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Finished Vest

Just finished the vest I have been working on. It's a nice moss green. Light enough to wear during the summer - at least in San Francisco where our summers can be a little cooler than the rest of the country. It'll look nice with a white t-shirt, or even a dress shirt. Thanks to those who helped when I couldn't figure out the pattern. As with most projects, I learned a lot!

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Shoulder Shaping Question

Hi...time for another question re harrison vest pattern...

I am at the section where I am shaping the shoulders, and I keep ending up with six 'extra' stitches when i am completing the first side, reversing shaping...
Here is what it says:
(parenthesis my comments)

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Another Vest pattern Question

Hi all,

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Pattern Question

Starting a vest (Rowan Harrison vest). Already stumped...grrr...it says:

"beg with a K row work in st st. shaping sides by inc 1 st at each end of 15th row, then on 3 foll 14th rows."

Does this mean at the 15th knit row I increase by one at the beginning of the row and end of the row then for every 14th row I do the same thing three times more?

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Double Knitting - OMG

I had some left over yarn from the Christmas stockings I made recently and ran across this pattern. Double knitting? Why not? LOL OMG I had to frog this 4-5 times before I got the hang of it! I am now making one in cranberry and oatmeal...then packing them both away in all the Christmas stuff for next year.

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What I've been up to lately

Haven't checked in for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been knitting! I just finished a Christmas stocking for the husband and a couple of pairs of socks for myself. The light grey socks have a spiraling pattern from contrasting knit/purl stitches - can't see it in the photo too well, but I am happy with the results.

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Need help with pattern...

I am knitting Spiraling Square Socks by Jenny Blackburn (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiralling-square-socks) and am a bit stumped on the heel set up. The directions say:

"Heel Setup:
K7, turn your work so that the wrong side is facing, P34
(Note: Knitting 7 before turning and purling 34 lines it up for the top of foot pattern later.)
Heel:
Spiralling Square Socks

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