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Stretchy Bind-Offs by Alison
I'm knitting toe-up socks and looking for stretchy bind-offs for the cuff. I've tried the sewn bind-off aka Elizabeth Zimmerman's bind-off. It is stretchy but it seems to make the tops flare out. I've tried the suspended bind-off but it doesn't seem to be all that stretchy. Any other...
May 17th 07 05:14 AM
by suzee Go to last post
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Dyeing Question by hesira
I've been trying to reduce my stash and have been working on a vintage baby jacket from an early 1940's publication. The pattern called for 3 oz of yarn. I had 4 oz of 100% merino sock yarn that had the same gauge, so thought I had ample yarn to make the jacket. Nope. Made the fronts and back...
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May 16th 07 10:03 PM
by Vintage Purls Go to last post
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Long Tail Cast On - How much???? by Padishar Creel
I am pretty good at estimating short rows of knitting when I cast on. However, I am not doing a sweater is there a rule of thumb for the long tail cast on? Cast on 244 with size 6 needles -- so how long should my tail be for this? Thanks for your help! Padishar Creel
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May 16th 07 05:26 AM
by Padishar Creel Go to last post
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Just an introduction by [email protected]
Hi all, My name is Shawn Hoefer. My wife is Jen and her daughter is Lena. Together, we make up Laffing Horse Woodworks, Common Threads Fiber Arts and More and Foxbriar Farm. I'm a spinner, teacher, woodworker, homesteader, and geek. Jen is a weaver, crocheter, homesteader and business manager.
May 16th 07 12:48 AM
by YarnWright Go to last post
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SOCK KNITTING by Chapala Cheryl
Hi, I am TRYING to knit socks. First, I am looking for patterns that use worsted weight yarn and second, I would like to join a good sock forum. Please help, help, help. I would prefer to be contacted by e-mail.
May 15th 07 09:28 PM
by Chapala Cheryl Go to last post
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Length of circular needles? by myswendy
Ok, this may sound like a dumb question, but for some reason, I'm having trouble figuring this out: I can't figure out, if a pair of circular needles are 7 x 24 (for example), if that means it's 24 inches of nylon string between the needles or if the needles are included in the length. All my...
May 15th 07 05:45 AM
by Taueret Go to last post
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Long Tail Cast On --- WHY?? by Brenda[_2_]
What is the purpose of the long tail cast on? Brenda
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May 15th 07 05:25 AM
by suzee Go to last post
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NYCO finished!!!!!! by JJMolvik
I have finished "Cables after Whiskey"!!!! My NYCO (um, for 2005) But it is totally gorgeous and SO comfy! I will have my DM take a picture and I'll figure a way to post it. I am obviously very pleased (and proud). JJMolvik
May 15th 07 01:46 AM
by Katherine Go to last post
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Sunday 5/13 by WoolyGooly
Knitting Beaded silk shawl of my own design. The knitting goes very slowly as I have to push along several hundreds of beads as I go. I've had to cut out two knots so far (from my $50+ hank of yarn, grrr) and make Russian joins. It's fiddly but not challenging as such things go. Seed stitch...
May 14th 07 05:37 PM
by JJMolvik Go to last post
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Update on my cousin by Not Likely
Matthew and I went to my sister's place last Saturday and spent the night. Then on Sunday we followed her and my brother-in-law to Toronto to surprise my cousin. My sister called to let her know that she and her husband were on the way, so Linda expected them, but she had no idea at all that we...
May 13th 07 05:19 PM
by Not Likely Go to last post
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Weight to Yardage by hesira
Hi Everyone, I have a question. My MIL gifted me with some undyed handspun NZ merino. The yardage is written on the label, but I'm not sure where to begin with the gauge. It's approximately 388 meters and weighs 5 oz. How does one figure the weight to yardage (in this case meterage I guess)...
May 12th 07 01:37 PM
by hesira Go to last post
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Some yahoo news I saw in another newsgroup. by I love my doggie
I don't know if you all know this or not. This is what a friend share with me & others on another newsgroup. I thought you guy needed to know. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070504/tc_nm/yahoo_photos_dc_3;_ylt=AhulMz_l62F.58udsv_K5ngE1vAI Pam-Doggirl3
May 11th 07 07:37 PM
by Shillelagh Go to last post
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Visit with Miriam by arlene
Its been a while since we were in Israel (Oct.)but better late than never. We had the pleasure of visiting with Mirjam and her husband. We first met them at the Seam Gallery in Megidim as some of Mirjam's works were there. Then we followed their car to Haifa. Mirjam showed me some of her art...
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May 11th 07 07:21 AM
by Magie Noire Go to last post
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paradise patterns by bluemem1959
hello, i'm new here. does any one have any paradise patterns for fashion dolls? if so, please contact me at . and thank you in advance. mary mitchell (bluemem1959)
May 10th 07 05:15 PM
by myswendy Go to last post
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Suggestions needed by spampot[_2_]
Knowing how many UFOs -- well, to be honest, UnStarted Projects (USPs) I have at home, I was VERy virtuous at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival yesterday; only succumbed to a few super-bargains (then I spent $$ on unusual garden plants at the herb-&-plant tent). So what would be a good...
May 10th 07 03:52 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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Name that fleece by Vintage Purls
Hi all, You excellent advice is sought. I bought (via online auction) what I thought was a kilo of merino (that's what they called it in the auction description). It arrived today and it's most certainly not merino. I suspect it's English Leicester but I thought I ask you to try identifying...
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May 10th 07 09:26 AM
by Richard Eney Go to last post
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row count by dawn
I must be in la la land. I am decresing every third row. I dec on one row, purl on the second row, then here is the thirde if I decrease third row it is k every other row. or do I decrease then do three rows and decrease again. Dawn
May 10th 07 04:16 AM
by Mirjam Bruck-Cohen Go to last post
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English combs?? by No Name
OK. The espinner works. That sets up an appetite for combed top. And, that means English Combs. If I am going to be working with fleece from traditional English breeds, such as Cotswold, & Romney: How thick should the teeth of my combs be? How far apart should the teeth be? How many rows?
May 10th 07 12:03 AM
by No Name Go to last post
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Share Ross workshop for "Punk Knits" by Booksmith
SHARE ROSS talk, workshop & booksigning for Punk Knits Friday, May 11th at 7 pm at The Booksmith (1644 Haight Street in San Francisco) Rocker/knitter/author: Share Ross personifies the indie spirit driving both the knitting and music scenes. In her new book, Punk Knits: 26 Hot New Designs for...
May 9th 07 12:46 AM
by Booksmith Go to last post
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sizing crochet/knitting thread? by myswendy
Ok, I give up. I'm going all over the internet trying to find a site that explains how thread is sized. I have a cute pattern for a sweater vest for a doll that calls for a particular size, but when I went to the store (without the directions, of course), I got home and discovered I had bought the...
May 8th 07 03:06 AM
by Olwyn Mary Go to last post
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