Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

8 Ply Yarn vs. 4 ply yarn
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Jul 11, 2011 17:02:34   #
I was looking at a pattern for a Christmas stocking, and it called for 8 ply yarn. I know tht 's know the same as weight. It look like regualr #4 weight yarn, but I could be wrong. Can anyone help?

Scarf - Christmas Plum Pudding

More Christmas Crafts projects?
Signup to our newsletter - It's free!
Like it? Share it!
C:\Documents and Settings\Lynn\My Documents\Scarf - Christmas Plum Pudding - DIY Craft Project Instructions.mht

Using size 8US (4 mm) needles and 8 ply

You need 100 grams in light green and a small amount of brown/ red/ emerald green.
Time: Longer
Suitable For: Most Ages
View Comments

This Christmas Knitting Pattern shows you how to knit a Christmas scarf for a child.

Using size 8US (4 mm) needles and 8 ply

You need 100 grams in light green and a small amount of brown/ red/ emerald green.

Cast on 32 stitches in light green.

St- st 14 rows

Now begin the Xmas pudding

K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green.
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 1white 6 brown 1 white 3 brown 1 white 10 green
P10 green 2 white 1 brown 3 white 3 brown 3 white 10 green
K10 green 3 white 1 brown 8 white 10 green.
P10 12 white 10 green
K10 green 12 white 10 green
P11 green 10 white 11 green
K12 green 8 white 12 green
P13 green.6 white 13 green
Knit all stitches green
Continue in light green until work measures 30 inches from cast on stitches

Now begin your second Xmas pudding

P 13 green 6 white 13 green
K12 green 8 white 12 green
P11 green 10 white 11 green
K10 green 12 white 10 green
P10 green 12 white 10 green
K10 green 8 white 1 brown 3 white 10 green
P10 green 1 white 5 brown 2 white 3 brown 1. White 10 green
K10 green12 brown. 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
K10 green 12 brown 10 green
P10 green 12 brown 10 green
All stitches in light green continue for 14 rows.
Cast off.

To make the leaves (2)
Cast on 15 sts
Begin with a p row st- st 3 rows
K1( wrap yarn around needle ( yrn) twice, then k 2 tog slip the last st back on to the left hand. Needle and knit it again repeat this slip st again ) now repeat the full bracket section to the end of the row.
( p1 p the next loop then drop the next loop)repeat to the end of the row
K1 row
Cast off.

Fold the cast on sts in half and stitch together, now do the same with the cast off sts .
Stitch the two sides together this will form a scolloped edge and the cast on and cast off edges will become the centre vain of the leaf.

Berries (2)

Cast on 7 sts
P1 row
K1 row
Cast off

With wrong side on the outside roll up to form a ball,stitch it in place and secure.


I have copied the picture to My Pictures, but cannot figuremout how to putit here. It's a really cool scarf.
Jul 11, 2011 21:18:44   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
I believe that the pattern is referring to 8 ply cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream make lovely 8 ply that's available on their website--on sale but maybe not for long). It's the equivalent of 2 4 ply skeins knitted together. It will produce a heavy duty scarf that will be very warm even though it's made out of cotton.
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.