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July 4th, 2006

Tension control?

I'm just curious how everyone manages their tension whilst knitting, I hear everyone has their own method.

Myself, I knit 'English' style and weave the yarn under my index finger, over my second and third fingers and under my pinky. What about you?

Chris Vandenburg's picture

I'm Convinced

I have become a real fan of the "Russian join" since I ran across it on Kenny's website. 

I have used it four times now on the two pair of clogs I'm knitting up and the join really is virtualy undetectable. 

Thanks Kenny!

July 3rd

Serge664's picture

Hit it, Purl!

It seems like there have been a lot of anti-purl sentiments made recently, so I thought these might be helpful:

 

For Pickers (you know who you are) learning the Norwegian purl makes things much faster. This is really good for ribbing or other patterns with lots of switching. DO keep in mind that this results in a looser purl stitch, which you can either tighten as they are made, or just learn to work with a fun new gauge.

 

If you have ever bought a Drops pattern book, there is a note in the front about the stitch gauge being looser because of their wacky purl stitch - I believe this is this is the stitch they are using.  Norwegian Purl

 

July 2nd

Sweater waist band

The sweater I'm currently working on doesn't have ribbing at the waist or cuffs, but rather garter stitch bands that are picked up and worked after the body panels and sleeves are finished.  The pattern calls for knitting the bands on each piece before sewing them together, but I'm tempted to wait until I've assembled the sweater and then pick up the stitches and knit them in the round, thus avoiding seams in the waist band and cuffs.  I've never made a sweater this way, but it seems that it would be quite easy to add the bands at the very end.  Does anyone know of any reason wh

altivo's picture

Brief introduction

Hi, everyone. I've had this link sitting in my mailbox for a couple of months, but only got around to investigating today since I needed something to write about in my guild newsletter. Since I'm editor, I get to fill up space when things slow down in the summer.

Ok, so, about me: I've been knitting on and off for about 44 years, give or take a few. Mostly on for the last ten or so. I also weave, crochet, sew, and spin. Here's a sample of what I've been doing lately. The yarn is a handspun two ply from a dyed roving of Polwarth wool, very soft and warm. The scarf (since finished, but no photo of the finished item yet) is done in the old lace pattern "feather and fan," two repeats across plus garter stitch borders. Finished size 9 x 52 inches.

July 1st

Serge664's picture

Manly Slip

The move from indy to dallas has changed my "cool guy shag" into something closer to a "homeless guy fro."Manly Hat

I could get a haircut, but i think it is just the excuse i need to make more hats.

I just made the "Manly Slip-Stitched Hat" from the book Just Hats.

 

I used 2 strands of wool ease instead of kool wool (it is what I had around)

I think it turned out pretty well. I am very pleased with the rows of V's and _'s.

 

Gerard Allt's picture

I Knit London

There were almost 25 people to our knitting club on Thursday. We met at a pub called The Salisbury, St Martins lane. The pub is right in the middle of town, sandwiched between Soho and Covent Garden. We had a really good night. We got lots of blue squares - I've begun to tell people that they should work on their own projects too! But Louise told me that a blue square is great to knit in the pub - she like a little glass of wine like me!

Apart from Craig, myself and Graham there were no other men. I'm not sure there are many male knitters in the UK.

My next campaign is to find them and out them.

June 30th

New Here

Hello To whoever reads this...

 I am have been knitting now for nearly two years as one of my hobbies. I do not know many patterns to Knit as of right now, but I do make great scarfs and dish clothes.

Some may ask how I found out about this page... Well to tell the truth my mom found out about it from the priest at her chruch who is also a knitter and told her about this site...

Well I guess this is all for now.

Knitting Rocks

Michael 

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Is it my computer?

.......................or is this homepage scewed up?

June 27th

Knitted Ferrari

Thought I would post this article I came across online- seems a UK art student knitted a full size ferrari for her honors degree.  The artist is quoted as saying:

           “I get men admiring the racing lines and old women look at the needlework.” 

How sexist -- and look at those crummy seams down the middle of her windows :)

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006270608,00.html 

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1879263.html