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Knitting and crocheting stitches and such?

March 10th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I have been trying to learn to knit sice x-mas 05 and have been pretty unsucessful. Does anyone know any books, websites or anything that would help me? I would love anything you can bring up to me. Then, I’ve been crocheting since maybe 3rd-4th grade, but i haven’t gone more advance then a scarf. […]

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when knitting how do you tell the difference between the regular knit and a pearl stitch?

March 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Knitting Stitches

i need to know ASAP!!!!!!!!!! Each stitch which is currently on your needle will look like an arch sitting over the needle, regardless of which type it is; what really tells you which type is how that stitch emerges from the stitch below. Purl stitches are worked by pulling a loop from in front of […]

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how do you pick up knitting stitches for the mason dixon log cabin blanket?

March 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Stitches

When I pick up it looks great but after a few rows I notice a hole in the corner like I missed a stitch….. Pick up more stitches in the corner than you normally would and then on the next row decrease with a k2tog to get to the correct number of stitches. If you’re […]

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When a knitting stitch says "multiple of + add extra" what does that mean?? ?

March 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I am looking at a pattern and trying to figure how many stitches to cast on.. confused when the pattern says "multiples + extra" The pattern takes the multiples; the second border takes the + extra. For example, I’m working a cable pattern that takes a border of 2 sts in garter, p2, cable over […]

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Knitting – How do I ‘slip stitches on to a thread’?

March 6th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I’m a fairly new knitter and have come across something in the pattern that says ‘slip stitches on to a thread’. It’s the body of a knitted bear and the next step in the pattern says to draw up and secure. I have no idea what this means. Can anyone help?? Cut a separate piece […]

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Is it possible to do stranded knitting (Fair Isle), creating a pattern, whilst working in the ribbed stitch?

March 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I want to make a headband, in ribbed stitch to give ultimate stretchy-ness, but I want to knit a pattern on it. Sure, you just do the color changes while you do the ribbing. I wouldn’t do anything too complicated, only because the ribbing may hide some of the pattern. But it could be done […]

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How do you knit stitches together WITHOUT decreasing?

March 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Knitting Stitches

On my knitting pattern it says to "knit 2 together" and then continue on, but when I did this the knitting reduced to almost nothing…I think I have to create stitches, but when do I do that? After knitting stitches together? Before? The knitting pattern in question: after the initial purl row: Knit, slip 1, […]

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Why does each row I knit add an additional stitch to the needle?

March 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Knitting Stitches

Although I’ve crocheted for years, I’m brand new at knitting. The only things I’ve worked on so far are the Cast On and the Knit stitch. But I notice that after each row I knit, I am inadvertently added a stitch to the needle. For example, if I start with 20 cast on stitches, after […]

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Knitting – Transfer stitches to new needles?

March 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I broke the tip of the circular needles I was using and had to buy new needles. How do I transfer the stitches from the old needle to the new needle so that I can pick up the project exactly where I left off? Do I slip them knitwise, purlwise, or what? Thanks! all you […]

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Knitting a garter stitch jumper, how best to join wool to hide ends, please?

March 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Knitting Stitches

The jumper is knitted on circular needles to the underarms, using 8 balls of wool, so I need a new way to tie in loose ends! Thanks for any assistance. the best way to join wool yarn if its not a super wash would be to felt the 2 ends together, that way there is […]

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