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Yarn Weight Change

OK boys, here's the question. I am thinking of knitting Jared Flood's 'Cobblestone Sweater'. The patterns is for Aran weight yarn (18 stitches for 4 inches).

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RhinebecK??

I often hear people in online knitting circles refer to "Rhinebeck". I am assuming it is some kind of Knitting or Fibre or Spinning show or convention or something like that.

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Knitting Software

I am wondering if any of you folks have used any of the various knitting software available. If so, what do you think of it? Here are some examples I am wondering about.

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Question about (maybe) Mosaic Knitting (if that's what it is)

I am writing this question with regard to a sweater pattern in the new 'Guy Knits' book.

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Baby Sweater

Well I finally finished and put together the baby sweater I have had hanging around. Its for my partner's great(grand?) niece.

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Summer Knitting Course

I just registered for a week course at the "Haliburton School of the Arts". Its a school affiliated with a community college in one of the cottage/summer areas of Ontario.

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First Toe Up Socks

Snowed in. Blizzard raging outside. Finished up my first pair of Toe-Up socks this morning. Here they are. They went relatively quickly since they are DK weight, rather than fingering weight yarn.

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Thanks for the Encouragement

Thanks for all the encouraging words with regard to the disappointing vest. You guys are all so great you do me a world of good.

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Vest FInished-- OK but Disappointed

Well, I finally finished the charcoal grey vest I was making. The picture quality is lousy, and the colour is wrong. In reality it is a much darker charcoal/almost black tweed.

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"+ 3" Higher Math

I am reading a stitch pattern book, and in the lace section all the patterns say something like "8 +3" Now, I know that the 8 is the number of stitches in the pattern and then you repeat it across t

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