I want to try my hand at felting something and I need some guidelines. Is there a rule of thumb for how to calculate how big to originally knit the item to achieve a certain smaller size after blocking? I want to knit a doll's jumper and felt it. I know the final size I want to achieve with the felted garment but I have no idea how large to make it first. Help will be most gratefully accepted!
Hello again everyone.
I dove back into my needle and yarn collection a couple months ago with some projects behind me now. Feel free to check them out on my Instagram: @fitterknitter
I need help and couldn't think of a better group to ask. I want to scale this bandana cowl down (There is also a photo attached)
Their gauge is 16 st 6 rows = 4" bulky yarn US 10 needles
It took three months, but I finally finished the afghan for my son's Christmas present. Cables, oy!
I used Galway Highland Heather pure wool. Plymouth Yarn sells it. I used 10 skeins, each 210 yards. I'm not sure I will use this yarn again as it irritated my forearms and made them itch pretty badly after an hour or so. Thankfully, no rash.
Either I'm knitting too much, or there is something wrong with my needles!
Well, here it is! After a couple of months looking at the fabric, the ribbon, the whole concept of sewing a collar without a pattern and CUTTING my knit garment, I just bit the bullet and did it!! And I'm so happy I did!
I know that knitting doesn't unravel horizontally. But my soul ached at the thought. I'm not new to steeks, either. Just a primal fear that the hours of work will all end up in a knotted mess on the floor!
I knit a sweater for my friend Miguel and would like to share the photos. I had 8 skeins of charcoal and 8 skeins of different colours left over from various projects. The sweater is a top down and knitted in the round. Because it is Shetland wool the steek needed no reinforcement before cutting. It is a V neck and I tried three different ways of making the shawl collar before I did one that I liked. I used 3.25 needles for the sweater and 2.75 for the ribbing, and button band / collar. Colours were changed at the steek with spit splicing.
Anyone have any ideas on how to unkink previously knitted silk yarn. Can't find anything on Google.
Know soaking and hanging a skein of wool will get rid of kinks, but not sure I want to try this until I get information from someone who has done it before.
Have just knitted a silk scarf, but not happy with the edges rolling (not to mention a couple of mistakes I made knitting an I cord edge), so would like to start over, sans mistakes.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
It’s now been 2 ½ months since I took the Craftsy class on Portuguese knitting. For those who are interested, I thought I’d give a progress report.
Thanks to Bill’s recommendation some years ago, I switched to HiyaHiya interchangeable needles and have enjoyed them since. However, not long ago a cable broke at the join and I had to purchase new cables. Sadly, all 6 new cables failed at the join within hours of using them which made me wonder what was going on with HiyaHiya. I knew that I had to upgrade and so I recently asked others here about their choice of knitting needles. Once again, Bill came to my rescue, pointing me towards the ChiaoGoo needles. I did my internet research, looking at a variety of interchangeable needles.
Good evening gentleman,
Spent the day on the computer looking for a new job, tying up loose ends, and in general prepping for another big move as we head back westward from our little corner of Michigan. Spending this almost unprecedented time online today made me realize it would be a crime not to pop on over here. I have popped in now and then since I last posted but I haven't dropped a note on here in quite some time. If it helps, I didn't even do so on my own blog. I honestly haven't been spending much time online.