Submitted by CLABBERS on Mon, 2012-01-02 01:16
I would like to begin making socks using circular needles. I know that DPN patterns can be adapted, but does anyone know of any patterns out there written specifically for circular needles that a novice might be able to understand? I appreciate it.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Tue, 2011-12-27 16:50
I am looking to find the American Beauty Rose pattern for afghans. Does anyone know what it is? I found it online in Ravelry and it references the book The Ultimate Book of Afghans, but I was wondering if that particular pattern can be acquired without buying the entire book. If not, then I'll probably spring for the book. Thanks.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sat, 2011-12-24 00:15
I got my wife's red scarf finished with a whole day to spare before Christmas. It's in the feather and fan design and it is 6 feet long, so my wife can fold it midway and then tuck the ends through the center in kind of a half Windsor knot. The second picture is more true to the color. I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted Serrano, 60% Pima Cotton, 40 Modal. It's incredibly soft and a real pleasure to handle.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Thu, 2011-12-22 21:16
This is a reflection of me after one too many eggnogs!
Love to you all!
Submitted by CLABBERS on Mon, 2011-12-12 00:52
As you all know, I've done a good number of projects since I first started knitting 15 months ago, some large, some small. I always run into the same problem. When it's time to add a new ball/skein of yarn (same color), I struggle with how to secure it. I have watched videos about the Russian method of weaving two pieces together, an invisible method of braiding, even spit splicing! Is there a simpler way to do this. Right now, I pretty much just tie a tiny knot and weave in the ends, but that leaves what I like to call a "scar" effect.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sat, 2011-12-10 15:59
I hope you are all getting your projects finished in time for Christmas. I still have a couple more to go, but got a baby blanket made for my bosses new baby girl. It's just simple washcloth design done on a bigger scale with 55% acrylic and 45% cotton. To even out the stitches, I threw it in the washer and then the dryer and it came out softer than when it went in.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Fri, 2011-12-09 01:28
I found a Lace Poncho that I would like to make as a Christmas gift. I am stumped by the directions and it says it's an easy pattern.
I understand the pattern stitch, but in the Poncho pattern, I don't see where you use rows 3-6 from the pattern stitch. What am I missing? Can anyone help me? I'm sure I've overlooked something simple.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Wed, 2011-11-30 00:21
I have been making a baby blanket using Baby's First Lion Brand Yarn. It's a chunky yarn made up of 55% Acrylic and 45% Cotton. I chose to do this simple pattern that is more reminiscent of the tried-and-true washcloth pattern that has been used for hundreds of years. The parents like think simple.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Wed, 2011-11-16 19:21
First of all, a great big thank you to all of you who sent me heartwarming encouragement before I let my surgeon dig into me like an unsuspecting uncooked ham leg. The surgery was Nov. 9th and here it is a week later and all is well. While there is still pain at the incision site, the horrendous pre-surgical pain is all but a (bad) memory. Amazing.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2011-11-06 20:30
It's finally finished! I have been knitting this afghan for seven months and have learned so much...especially about unknitting and going back and fixing the odd stitch several rows down. You will have to excuse how bad I look in the picture, but I wanted to show how nicely the afghan molds to what is underneath it. The finished size is 48" x 60". I used 11 skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (5 oz, 153 yards). The yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool. It's washable and doesn't need blocking. I am having my hip replacement surgery in on Nov. 9.