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  • Re: Avoid creating a gap between my knit and purl stitches

    Hhhhhmmmmm....I usually have the opposite problem, it's so easy to snug the yarn between purl and knit stitches that my gage shrinks a little. So here's a couple questions for you: When you switch between k and p and vice versa, the yarn is being moved between the needles, right? Not over them, which creates yarn overs? If you pull on your work
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 16, 2010
  • Re: Winding River Cowl

    Two reasons why this will not be as wide as you think: the ribbing and the cables will really "suck it in". I haven't made this pattern but remember how a 1x1 rib ends up looking like just stockinette on both sides becuase the purls are all pulled into the middle? You've effectively lost half your width just to ribbing. I would belive
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 15, 2010
  • Re: Vine Lace Baby Hat by Sandi Wiseheart

    It only takes 9 stitches..don't count YOs as they are not existing stitches. Rnd 1: Knit Rnd 2: *Yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end. = 2+2+2+2+1=9 Rnd 3: Knit Rnd 4: *K1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to end. = 1+2+2+2+2 = 9
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 15, 2010
  • Re: loosing yarn overs

    Two quick suggestions - 1. use larger stitch markers that your yarn over can't sneak around. 2. snug up your yarn over just a little more (although I wouldn't suddenly start doing this in the middle of a project) I bet you'll find as you memorize the stitch pattern you begin to recognize whether the yarn over belongs before or after the
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 9, 2010
  • Re: TRANSLATION OF PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS - GERMAN INTO ENGLISH

    My suggestion - pick patterns with charts and look up a few terms on Google translate
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 4, 2010
  • Re: Uncurl Circular needles

    The hot water trick totally works - I've used in on Addi Turbos and Clover bamboo needles. Depending how small your project is, Addi has 8" long circular needles that are awesome for socks and baby sleeves - so much faster than DPNs and no ladders!
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 4, 2010
  • Re: HI all Im a newbe

    This sounds like the perfect way to learn about gage! But for now, I'd just make a TP cover that looks like a drawstring bag without the bottom connection. Here's how I'd do it: Cast on as many stitches (no counting!) as your TP is tall, as in length of a TP tube, keep casting on until it's 2 TP tubes. (Keep cast on stitches close together
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 3, 2010
  • Re: Baby jacket with pixie hood

    Have you tried looking on Ravelry.com? They have thousands of patterns and it's easy to just search for free ones.
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 3, 2010
  • Re: No holes at thumb gore

    Two things I do are: 1 - pick up stitches in the knitted work on either side with plenty of tension (I hate holes, too) 2 - if something looks loose, knit it through the back loop to snug it up, I would rather have a twisted stitch than a hole.
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 1, 2010
  • Re: Stress Gloves

    Have you tried changing from throwing to Continental (using right hand vs. lrft hand to put yarn around needle) or other knitting techniques? Check out youtube to see videos of people knitting English, Continental, Norwegian, etc. Or trying a different needle material? Slippery yarn on slippery needles can lead to unnecessary tension in your hands.
    Posted to How do I? (Forum) by JoelleKnits on Feb 1, 2010
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