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Taking Back the Knit...
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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
Hi,
Im having a huge clearance sale on all my yarns and fibers.. Click here for the awesome yarns
Thanks
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boxerfanatic700
http://www.vickiehowell.com
I'm currently making the Hand Like A Hole from her website. I'm making the large, and I've noticed something. I think there might be a small eroor in the patter. The pattern told me to knit 19 stitches, knit 1, yo, knit 2 yo2, knit 3, yo3, knit4, yo4, then knit 5. I wound up knitting 6 stitches when I reeached the end of the row. I took it apart, and then I knit 20 stitches, and continued with the pattern. I figured out that if your making the large, you need to knit 20 stitches as soon as you achieve 4 inches.

Feeling:: confused confused

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jackie_bats
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jackie_bats
I've been attempting to knit everything from scarves to socks to hats, and everything I make has never turned out right.

So here's my question:
When you knit, and you get to the end of a row, do you start knitting back with your left hand, or flip it and purl?

I first was flipping my work over and knitting, but when it turned back over the rows were like knit purl knit instead of knit knit knit. You get me? It's frustrating.
Then I taught myself to use my left hand to knit, WHICH WAS HARD AS HELL. And I've been doing it that way so I don't have to flip.

How are you really supposed to do it???

Please, help.

Feeling:: distressed distressed

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nocreamcorn
I just started knitting a blanket. For the size I want to make, it calls for 142 stitches to be casted on. After knitting 12 rows in stockinette, the pattern is as follows:
K10 *K2, YO, K3, SSK, K2 tog, K3, YO* Rep from * to * across row, K last 12 sts

The problem is that I follow that and at the end of that row, there aren't 12 stitches to knit across, there are only 6. I've done it over and ripped it out and done it again two times and the same problem comes up. Ideas? What's going on?
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frenchie181
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frenchie181
I have been on the hunt for a pattern for genuine ballet leg warmers.  I can only find the fashion ones, which is a problem since they're made for warmth and fashion, not function.

I've googled, yahooed, you name it.  Anyone have any idea?!?!?!?!?! 

Anything would be great, thanks!!!!!!
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gabizoidal
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gabizoidal
today's comic @ http://crap.jinwicked.com/ called 100% acrylic crack (it wont let me link the image) is quite knit-joyable
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nicholia
Question: Does anyone have any good tips for illusion knitting? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now, but need a little help. 
You can comment here, or at my_darn_yarn on livejournal.
Thanks!

~Emmy

Current Location: The Studio
Feeling:: curious puzzled
knitting soundtrack:: ~*Without You*~ Rent

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gabizoidal
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gabizoidal
however.

i do wish someone would empty everything in this auction out into a swimming pool so i could jump in and swim around in it, scroog mcduck style!

anyone with me?

oh man oh man oh man!!!
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not_quite_her
Perhaps I'm just not sure what I'm looking for, but I'm trying to switch colors for a pattern to make a picture on something. I have no idea how to switch colours. Whenever I had to do it in the past I'd just cut the yarn and tie on a new piece, but for a little picture that just isn't going to work. Can someone help me?

Many thanks.
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ubershti
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ubershti
can someone link me to an EASY dog sweater pattern?

i took my shih tzu in for a shave today & since it's absolute zero outside, i figure the least i can do is knit her a sweater.

i'm not very experienced in teh knitting...i can do mittens & hats, so it has to be something i can actually DO.

plain is good, i'm going to put some stuff on it after to jazz it up.

thanks!
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