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December 14th

Darrel's picture

color knitting without floats

I just read this article and there's a section that reads "And these are knit at 18-20 stitches per inch, with up to four colors per row. *Every* stitch is twisted so there are no floats, and they are worked without charts. Amazing."

My vocabulary is still weak, but what is meant by twisting each stitch? I thought a twisted stitch was like a knit stitch where you insert the needle from the back, rather than the front... regardless, how can you knit four colors in a row with no floats? does this involve live roosters or chicken bones?

hizKNITS's picture

string theory

Last night my world was rocked. Everything I knew about knitting changed. It's scary. I have real power.

Sure, one can knit and purl and change color, create paterns and stitch in different ways, but as my knitting guru Betsy taught me, you can travel through time.

I've made mistakes (in knitting, not just my life). We all have...

December 12th

Darrel's picture

Mosaic Knitting

Does anyone know anything about mosaic knitting? In particular, I'm curious as to what the WS looks like.

December 8th

Knipper's picture

First Craft show

Getting excited about being in my first craft show this Monday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm at Mugshots Coffee House.  Planning on selling hats and scarves, so I have been knitting feverishly the past two weeks.  Madame de Farge would be proud of me.

Haven't done this before, so I am working on my detachment skills so I can just accept whatever the end result is.

December 7th

JPaul's picture

Berroco Softwist

I'm using this yarn in a scarf.....I'll try to post a picture when it actually looks more like a scarf than a hotpad.  Anyway....

49% Wool, 59% Rayon...Acts a lot like cotton when you're knitting it.  Not a lot of stretch in the yarn itself, although the pattern stitch I'm using (a waffle stitch) makes a really elastic fabric.  My scarf is 6" wide and I got about 7.5" in length from one skein (50g, 100 yards), so the waffle stitch uses a lot of yarn!  I had to go back and buy more.

I'm using size 7 needles, but I should probably be knitting the scarf on 9's so it would have a little more drape...7's would be about right for straight stockinette, I think.

hizKNITS's picture

quick inventory (with pics)

I still haven't photographed my first scarf project, but chances are I'll be wearing it if I ever meet you in the non-cyberworld.

Of course, I'm late to get to the next SF knitting night, so I'm just going to slam up some images of recent completions.

I was in such a hurry to start the mittenettes in the Weblinks section that I didn't notice I bought the mittenette and little friendwrong size dpn's at ImagiKnits.

 No, Virginia, 7mm is not US size 7. Read labels more carefully.

December 6th

Darrel's picture

All she wants to do is knit, knit knit.

In the past three days, I've knitted two scarves and one mittenette. I'll probably have the other mittenette finished by tomorrow night. I must say the winter weather hasn't been as unpleasant because of of this new form of crack I've found.

On Friday, hmalbert and I crossed paths directly in front of Imagiknit's door. It was such a surreal moment, like a lucid dream. I wasn't ready for the dream to end so I joined him and a friend for an afternoon of pedagogy and leftovers.

Saturday, I met a cool guy at Cafe Flore while knitting. He also knits, although he was making cards that day, and speaks Náhuatl. He had great energy! Lots of love...

MCBizarro's picture

Uncharted Territory...

Today, I have begun the unexpected. Much like the Donner Party, I'm unsure of the path and winter might set in before I'm done. Yes, that's right, I'm knitting in two colors!! I'm not really sure if I'm doing this the right way, but I'm going to forge ahead. Basically I finish a color, cut it off the ball leaving a 6" tail, and start with the next color. Repeat as needed. I'll then take a crochet hook and weave the loose ends in. Any thoughts on knitting in two colors would be appreciated!

December 4th

JPaul's picture

Introductions...

Okay, so I'm new to the site, and as per Matthew's request, I thought I would introduce myself.  The "J" is for John and I live in San Francisco.  I just found a cool place in the Mission with two awesome housemates, who also knit.  I've been living in Mexico for the last three years, so I'm excited to be back in The City.

I've been knitting for about 12 years, now.  I taught myself to knit when I was stationed aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).  It was a unique environment in which to be a male knitter.  Needless to say, I frequently knit in public and I've missed BART and MUNI stops on more than one occasion because I was absorbed in knitting or had to finish a row!

December 3rd

Darrel's picture

Gangsta Knitter

Your guage is wrong / You dropped a stitch / I can knit so well that you'll both be my bitch!

Gangsta Knitter is hella tight!