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Ugly stitches when knitting a striped scarf- Beginner?

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Stitches

Hi! I am a beginner knitter. I am using simply a knit stitch over and over, and changing colors every 5 inches or so. However, I am getting some ugly stitches of the old color into the new color on the wrong side. Here is a picture to illustrate. Is it supposed to do this, […]

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Less elastic knitting stitch?

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Knitting Stitches

The knit stitch is kind of elastic…is there anything that doesn’t stretch as much and isn’t very difficult? I’m a beginner. What I’m making is a long, belt-like strap, that’s like… 1 1/2 inches wide and it will be like 10 feet long. I don’t want it to have as much give as it would […]

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Is there a knitting technique to avoid the scrunching of stitches at the finish of a hat?

March 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I made my first hat this weekend and when it told me to finish decreasing the amount of stitches it said to run the end of my yarn trough the remaining stitches and pull tight, but it made a scrunched effect that I do not like. Is there a technique for a perfectly smooth/ round […]

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quick question about a knitting stitch style?

March 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Knitting Stitches

does anyone know the name of the stitching used to make this scarf? or is it just a smaller version of the typical knit stitch? http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/14822/knit-main_Full.jpg It’s your basic stockinette, or stocking, stitch. Knit one row, purl one row. It’s the most common stitch pattern in knitting, plus, I’ve got to admit, my favourite. There’s […]

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How many stitches should I have for knitting an adult male scarf?

March 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I’m using 10mm needles, the yarn is Homespun. I have 25 right now but it looks pretty wide. Lion Brand Homespun (I’m assuming that’s what you’re using) is a very bulky yarn! 25 stitches would make a quite wide scarf with that yarn. I like a scarf that’s about 8 inches wide. You have to […]

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Is the rib stitch a fast knitting stitch?

March 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Knitting Stitches

It depends on how fast you can knit and purl. Knitting speed will vary between knitting all stitches vs. alternating between knit and purl stitches. I know Continental (yarn is in my left hand). I learned how to do the Norwegian purl. It requires a more of a wrist twist, but it certainly is faster […]

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If 10 knitting stitches = 4" on size 11 needles then…?

March 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Knitting Stitches

How many stitches would 4" equal on size 13 knitting needles? you would need to make a gauge swatch to see what your tension is. every knitter has different tension. it depends on what size yarn you use and how tight or loose your tension is.

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Can someone please tell me how to do the butterfly stitch in knitting?

March 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Stitches

http://knitting.about.com/od/stitchglossary/g/butterfly.htm what does it mean by "slip 5 stitches?" You just slip the stitches from the left needle to the right needle without knitting them.

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knitting a blanket – k53, p53 – loose stitches when changing k to p.?

March 12th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Knitting Stitches

There is a large space forming btwn the k and p stitches due to a looseness when I change from knit to purl all the way up the blanket as I’m knitting. I have tried to knit and purl the last two knit stitches and first two purl stitches tightly but it doesn’t seem to […]

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What are all the stitches used in knitting?

March 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Knitting Stitches

What are all the different stitches called that someone needs to learn to successfully knit. I’m a beginner and right now just know the basic knit stitch. What else is there for me to learn and what should I move onto next? Once you learn to: Cast on, Knit, and Purl. You will learn to […]

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