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11/21/20 7:36 A

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a lot of people rip it out and cast off with a larger needle

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Are you thinking of just taking out the cast on?

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I fell upon a skein of Rowan Chunky Cashmere. Itís beautiful, and knit up Astrea, a free pattern by Rowan.
Iím not happy with the amount of stretch in the cast on edge. Iíd like to pick out the cast on and re-knit it with a stretchier edge. I guess because of the direction, Iíd be re-knitting it but with a bind off? Is this possible to do? I havenít been knitting for long and my knitting group isnít doing any in person nights now. Iíve tried to find an answer on the internet but Iím not sure if I have.
Am I making my question clear?

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My thought was depending on her gauge, it might be easier to go with a smaller size.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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4/17/20 12:36 A

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Ann: I would check what needles gives me the 24 sts/32 rows = 4" gauge. Your pattern may need that amount of stitches to do the pattern so it might be easier to adjust the needle size than altering the pattern

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please share the link to the pattern. that helps a lot

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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I am making a sweater with a cotton DK. The pattern gauge is 24 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 6. I didn't do a gauge swatch (I know I am bad). I finally did because the pattern said that the back should be 5.75 inches after a one inch lace pattern. I already had much so I took a smaller needle and started a gauge swatch. I didn't need to go too far to notice that the stitches across were bigger than 4". I ripped the whole thing out and started again with a smaller size and the smaller needle. Do you think that I should do both if my gauge is still bigger than it should be? I guess if it doesn't fit, I could give it to someone. I just don't want it too big.

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If you do not do a really "hard" felt you can keep the knitted look to the rug. It is a matter of checking many times during the felting process to see if you like where it is at and stopping at that point.

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if you felt you will need to use a wool that will felt

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Thanks! What are your thoughts on felted v unfelted? I haven't felted anything yet. I want it to still keep the knit look, though. Will it?

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7/28/18 5:15 P

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i have knit several yarns like worsted and dish cloth cottons are best as they are sturdy

lots of patterns and suggestions here

www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear
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there is tape and backings you can purchase at hardware stores and places like bed bath and beyond to keep it from slipping


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Has anyone knitted a rug before? I'm thinking about making one for my kitchen floor. Thoughts on yarn type, washability, and whether it will just slide around and be a hazard?

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Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Thank you!!

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that is going to be up to you

i have done it as you have before and i have also used some of these

newstitchaday.com/add-new-yarn/

mysimpleknitting.com/joining-
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as it looks puffy...i would pull out and start at the beginning of the row

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12/31/17 1:48 A

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Hi fellow crafters!

I am back on Spark after about a year and a half away and the first thing I did was come here to ask you all for some help. I have a new nephew and am making him a baby blanket (of course, he'll probably be a toddler by the time it gets done haha) in seed stitch with a stockinette border. I have only ever added a new skein at the end of a row because that's how my grandmother taught me. However, when looking online, I found a way to add a skein in the middle of the row. I tried that method and although it looks neater, that one part of the blanket is a little extra puffy (I'm using super-bulky yarn, too). Should I rip it out and tie the new skein on at the end? Or is there a way to tuck in the ends where it is that won't make it seem so weird?


Thanks all, and happy Sparking!!

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thanks for sharing....

next problem please

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Never knot your knitting. If you’re changing skeins there are several ways to join yarn. Holding double works. My preferred is spit splicing, tho only good for natural fibers. Very Pink has a great video on this. Or easiest is just finish a row and then start the next row with the new skein. You’ll just have another yarn end to weave in

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glad you did message me separately.. emoticon

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Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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I just found this thread. I should have put my problem here. I sent it to you in spark mail instead. Let me know if I should repeat it here. emoticon I put it in the wrong place.

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NEXT PROBLEM..

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Thank you!

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theknittree.com/knit-finishin
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newstitchaday.com/knitting-technique
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lots also on youtube


Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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41 tips on the knitpicks website
tutorials.knitpicks.com/category/fin
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verypink has great videos

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Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Does anyone have any tips for finishing items? Believe it or not, I just learned that it's best to knit two strands together when changing skeins instead of knotting them together. I just finished a poncho and I'm looking for the best way to weave in ends.

I'm also looking for any tips on seaming sweaters together, and any other finishing tips.

Thanks knitters!

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NEXT KNITTING PROBLEM PLEASE

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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you are welcome. all the answers were on the pattern emoticon

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I can't thank you enough for your speedy response! You rock!!

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yes you work them with the stitches facing you as they come.

Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Thanks for the quick response! So, am I correct in that the even rows are a repeat (wrong side) of the odd row that preceded it? So, row 2 is the back side of row 1?

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www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sar
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where are you in the pattern.

the pattern shows a row for the rs and then for the wrong side


right side 1. Rw = RS: Sst 3 (see explanations for this at chart legend - green), * p 1, k 3* repeat unti 4 stitches to the end, p 1, Sst 3.

back or wrong side 2. Rw = BS: Sst 3 , (attention: use BS explanation of Sst)* k 1,p 3* repeat until 4 stitches to the end, k 1 , Sst 3.

then you Knit 13 rows in total.

back or wrong side Rw 14: = BS: Sst 3 , k until 3 to end, Sst 3.
then you are on the right side Rw 15: Start with the charts.

when you start on the charts it tells you what to do on the wrong side

right side work: 1. Rw: work chart "right border "until stitch 29, knit stitches 30 - 108 (79), then work chart "left border".

wrong side 2. Rw and all BS - rows: Sst 3, work stitches how they appear (including paying attention to the pthls), end with Sst 3.


Edited by: USMAWIFE at: 8/31/2017 (23:31)
Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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Hi SparkKnitters,

I'm working on the Sarucha poncho and have a question. The pattern only has odd number rows (right side). Do you think I should repeat the odd number row the even rows? For example, this would mean that after row 1 (right side) I'll knit the same row again as the back side.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/
sarucha

Thanks for your help!

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This thread is where you post if you need help with a knitting project. you can post a section of the pattern that is bothering you or the link to a free pattern



Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea


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