Archive - 2005

May 10th

malckwan's picture

My first Pattern... a HAT!

After getting the hang of knitting in the round and doing simple decreases, I thought I'd experiment with making my own hat pattern.

I saw the basket weave/checkerboard pattern on a scarf at Article Pract and decided to adapt it to a hat.

Hope the directions make sense... feel free to email me for clarification.

Cast on an even multiple of 10 sts (eg. 80) on a set of round needles.

Start knitting in the round with a 2 x 2 rib (K2, P2, repeat).

Once you have about 2" of rib, work one round of knits.

Pattern:

R1: * K5, P5. Repeat from * till end of row. Make sure you mark the beginning of the row with a stitch marker.

May 4th

venneman's picture

podcast for knitting

Okay, so I've been checking out teh whole iPodding thing, and I found a podcast for knitting. I'll post a link below. I haven't listened to one yet, but I'm curious... if anyone here downloads it and listens to it, please put up a review.

Here's the link: http://www.knitcast.com/ 

May 3rd

Need mens hat patterns....

hello!   ...help is much appreciated!!!

I'm an expert knitter who has been asked by a guy to do a commissioned hat for him.... in two colors.  There are not enough men's hat patterns out there!   I can design something if i have to, but i'd rather at least see some interesting possibilities first... all i can think of are either blah...(like taking a ski cap and doing it in stripes).... or a little silly... (like a pointed Andean hat with ear flaps, which works on some people but not on others, if you know what i mean).   Any suggestions, pleeeeeeeeeeeease????  :D

April 30th

atravelingknitter's picture

Cheep yarn!!

HI just went to the web site www.knitpicks.com great prices I bought two 50g balls of sock yarn for $7.50 that is extermly cheep if you put in the code socks the shipping is free thought you guys might want to know the 100% alpaca woo is 1.79$ (?)a ball great for felted projects. Have fun!! I know I will spend a lot here

April 19th

hizKNITS's picture

projects past, present and future

beckscarf2

At long last a picture of the simple scarf made for my sister...

I still have to sew in the zipper of the cycling aran and photograph that.

I'm one sleeve into a traditional aran, but have promised tea cozies to the boss' wife.

To make matters worse (or more exciting), or my knitting less focused, a dear friend has asked me to design some simple men's sweater patterns.

April 15th

AussieBen's picture

I need to Get some Yard Spun. Any Idea Where?

i need to get some raw yarn spun in to knittable wool. does anyone know where i can do this in san francisco? I need a man with a wheel... or woman :) Please email me at ben@jobseeker.com

April 9th

KilgoreTrout's picture

Searching for a "Man Bag"pattern

I really want to make a bag for myself, but all the patterns I find are very "girlie" or old lady style.  Of course I love to make cute bags for my girlfriends, but does anyone know of any patterns for more, ehhh, "manly" looking bags?

April 7th

Knitting Wiki?

First off, for those of you who don't know what a wiki is, start off here, and then keep in mind that that site you're reading? It's probably one of the most successful wiki's around. In short, a wiki is a website that's open and editable by anyone (or, at minimum, any member) of the website. Think of it as a giant group blog.

Anyway, in short, what I'm looking for is a wiki that could active as a living repository of all things knitting: Techniques, tips and tricks, stitch patterns, information about materials, different knitting styles, etc, etc. Basically, a free, live, open knitting book that could be edited and contributed to by any member of the site, where we could all deposit the various knitting tidbits we've collected.

March 30th

venneman's picture

Can't wait to really leaern this

I literally picked up my knitting needles for the first time last night... I had signed up for a beginner's class, had to reschedule, and the rescheduled class was cancelled (I was never on the list, so they didn't have enough people). Out of sheer frustration, I went to the bookstore & picked up knitting for idiots. I also visited several websites & found some great little video clips that have at least gotten me started. I've knitted a few rows, unraveled, and started again several times. This is fun, and I can't wait until I stop screwing up!

March 29th

Knipper's picture

We buy the yarn one year; finish the project years later

Back in March 2001, while on a business trip to England, I purchased enough Blue Face Leicester yarn (color Sienna, Aran weight) to make a sweater.  Found this store in York (a city that is a delight to visit) at the top of the Shambles.  During that year I played around with swatches but not making a firm decision on how to proceed with it.   

Finally, in autumn 2004 I began knitting the sweater designing an exaggerated rib of K4P2.  (4 stitches = 1 inch on size 8 needles)Completed the front and back and joined them using the three needle bind off concept.  Picked up the neck on 16" circulars and size 6.  Decided on a turtleneck using the Elizabeth Zimmermann suggestion of knitting the neck until I was sick of it.  About 4 1/2 inches in to is did not like the way the neck was looking, so I put it down and worked on other projects.  Three weeks ago, I picked it back up, ribbed the neck out and restarted it.  Wanted a turtleneck that would have a bit of a roll to it and a compliment of the rib motif.  I just kept purling (so that when it would roll, the stockinette side would show) and put the opposite of the ribbing at the front center stitches.  Made it 6 inches long and then bound off.  Quickly did both sleeves (they come out even) for this drop shoulder design and sewed it all up.  Even got a few days of wear out of it over the chilly weekend.  The fiber is very soft and warm and I am pleased with this undertaking, particularly the neck line , which I am often critical of on my sweater projects.