Archive - 2014 - Forum topic

June 13th

xtophercb's picture

hybrid fingertipless gloves/mittens...?

hi all... looking for a pattern for a hybrid style of gloves... i saw 2 patterns on ravelry that are similar to my brain's vision (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...e-finger-mitts and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-winter-gloves) but still not quite... i'd like sort of a combo of those 2 - fingertipless thumb and full-size fingertipless index.

June 7th

xtophercb's picture

10-Stitch Blanket but 0-Stitch Brains...

Has anybody attempted/finished a 10-stitch blanket such as http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket ? I've tried and frogged 4 times now. I can't get past the corner stuff. It's either too many instructions, or too many new concepts for a newbie, or I'm missing something, or whatever. I've tried looking for a video of it being made, to no avail.

May 30th

xtophercb's picture

help with a freestyle "yarnover/knit 2 together" pattern...

using size 8 circulars and 3-ply sayelle (acrylic) parisienne DK yarn from mary maxim. cast on 150, joined in the round for a cowl/neck warmer. now, trying to do a pattern of:

* knit 1, yarn over once, knit 2 together once
knit 2, yarn over twice, knit 2 together twice
knit 3, yarn over 3 times, knit 2 together 3 times
repeat from *...

May 25th

michaelpthompson's picture

Knitting and beer

OK, so I usually look askance at these comments about "knitting in public." I knit anywhere I like, public or private, and I have never had a negative experience with it.

February 14th

JE-DC's picture

Top Down Raglan

Pattern: Hofsos Pullover by Stephen West
(http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hofsos-pullover)
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (Fossil, Woodsmoke, & Stormcloud)
Needles: US 7 & 8

February 3rd

sock design - how far do you like to take the ankle ribbing?

Hi Everyone.

Since I still consider myself a beginner, I really welcome advice and ideas. I'm making my first sock. If it turns out ok, I'll knit the second and call them a pair. :)

January 26th

Bill's picture

fixing mistakes in lace?

Somewhere, in the last week, I read an article, with great pictures, of how someone dropped stitches and re-knitted row by row using coloured pins for each row.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Can't find the article.

January 13th

JE-DC's picture

Gauge Sanity Check

My niece has asked me to do her a sweater, and I have tons of Bolivian alpaca in my stash. The yarn was supposed to be for a different project, but my friend in La Paz got the wrong weight. Now I am left with 900g of 2-3 fingering/sport weight yarn. Pattern calls for a US 8 needle and a gauge of 17 sts & 22 rows = 4" x 4". My gauge swatch worked up to 3" x 3" with 2 yarns stranded.

January 10th

JE-DC's picture

5-Day Sweater

Pattern: Man's Ribbed Sweater by Rowan
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Super Bulky, Color 154 (Grey Marble)
Quantity: Seven 6oz (170g) skeins
Needles: US 15 (10.0mm)