Tips, tricks, and techniques.

Circular needles,

Hi All,,

I have just discovered and tried circular needles, and find the much better than ordinary straight ones,

Does any one have any tips that will help me when using them, (I will not be knitting circular with them)

Does anyone have any experience with "Addi" kniting needles.

michaelpthompson's picture

Diagonal stripes?

OK, so my daughter wants a scarf in the spirit of Wesley Crusher's sweater in Star Trek.

Bill's picture

fixing mistakes in lace?

Somewhere, in the last week, I read an article, with great pictures, of how someone dropped stitches and re-knitted row by row using coloured pins for each row.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Can't find the article.

michaelpthompson's picture

Help, how to do an uneven edge

My wife saw this hat on a. craft table and I'm trying to make her one, but I'm not sure how to do this edge. It's not exactly scalloped but not straight and even either. Any advice? Thanks.

bigheathen's picture

Favorite Team Logo, Fair Isle style

I am knitting in the round a mohawk beanie for my friend, who's going through chemo, with her favorite football team's logo (GBPackers) on both sides (left/right).
I am fairly good at intarsia on a flat (back and forth) piece. But as this is a beanie for her soon to be bald head, I must put it together in the round.

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S1pwise Help

Could someone help me with a technique issue.
I am knitting a Matthew Scarf and every w/s row starts with a s1pwise. My problem is if I make a mistake and have to unpick my stitches and reknit the s1pwise, I end up with a big ugly loop of yarn at the beginning of the row. I have tried twisting the s1pwis stitch before I reknit the s1pwise, but it is noticeable. Any help would be appreciated.

yowek's picture

Fair Isle and stitch counts for various patterns

Hi Everyone,
I'm basically a beginner to knitting but am really enjoying it. One of my issues with any craft is to find a way of making practical things, not just pretty things that will sit on a dresser or hang on a wall.

Tbrittonb's picture

Knitting Retreat May 10-12 NE Georgia

In The Woods Campground, 142 Casey Court, Canon, GA 30520.

We are offering five workshops: Fair Isle, Cables with-out a Cable Needle, Orenburg Lace, Brioche and Reversible Two-Color, Two-Pattern Knitting.

michaelpthompson's picture

Best invisible increase?

I am currently knitting the Scot Wars Bonnet, a Scottish style cap based on a 17th Century pattern. I really like the simple pattern instructions and I think the bonnet will be great for our clan gatherings. However, one down side of the simple instructions is lack of detail. For instance, you start small and increase to get a big circle, then decrease down to the hat band. The instructions specify "Continue increasing 8 stitches every other row, spreading each progressive increase evenly between the markers."

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Help and advice please on Two Colour Knitting

Hello everyone. Now I want to pick the brains of all you wonderful knitters.