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Steven West Samen

Hi guys. I am starting Steven West "Samen" I am using lace weight . The pattern calls for holding two strands of yarn together.
So far I am doing well. However the pattern is divided into wedges. 1-5 .I've finished the first wedge, however I am confused on the directions. When do I start on the other side of the center?

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Working with 100% silk fingering weight

Hey guys. I am working on a khata for spiritual director of mine. I bought some 100% silk for it. I have had trouble from winding up to the knitting. Has anyone else on here had issues with it. Its not a tight spin on the yarn. Its very loose, however its only white I could find.

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Socks , Socks, Socks....

I am afraid I have a new addiction! My sock drawer is now filled with socks. I have no regret either.And I am still knitting some from old stashes. Right now it is -9 with wind chill of -20. I have been wearing a pair of chunky socks I made from old stash they are great! I wear them when working out in the snow shoveling etc. Sometimes for a couple of hours.

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Help with duponti silk

I was going through some old stash of yarns and found a ball of duponti silk. I have no idea what yardage it is. I had made a really nice scarf from it a year or so ago. Its a medium size ball. my guess its worsted weight yarn too. Any suggestions?

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Monastery Knitting

This weekend I went on a retreat at Saint Gregory's monastery in Three Rivers MI... I actually knitted in public at the guesthouse.

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Midwest Fall Men's Retreat

Just got back from my FIRST men's knitting retreat. It was one of the best functions I've been with. Such a group of creative and caring men! And the food was to dye for! I ate WAY too much. Also bought more yarn than I needed so lots of projects to do. I plan on attending more!

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My Trip to Netherlands

Been awhile since I have written and thought I just update you all. I am three days back from my vacation to Amsterdam. And it met all my expectations. Only I didn't have much time to look for knitting stores. I did happen to find one in the city of Hoorn. And they were having a sale on yarn! Of course what could I do!!! I bought a skein of llama and two of finger weight merino wool.

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Carbon dps

I just purchased a set of carbon dps. made by buckthorne. I was a bit bit skeptical at first i have become to love my bamboo. but now knitting socks at a pair every two weeks has taken a toll on my needles. Working with rosewood helped but still on 0 i find a "bend" (on the bamboo i guess i hold on pretty tight and they snap like twigs" so decided to try ebony.

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HELP... having difficulty with my circle knitting

Hey guys, I am trying to knit a Stephen West cowl for this winter. Only issue is I have started this over 3 times! Reason twisting. On larger circular needles(29 inches +) I do ok for the first few rows. Then all of a sudden on rows 5 and 6 I suddenly have a twist. Is there something I am doing wrong.

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Fall knitting retreat.

Well guys I signed up for my very first mens knitting retreat. I am looking forward to it. Its in November so that will be a great time. I hope they have a fire place were good company and knitting will take place with plenty of good fellowship

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