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Jul 27, 2011 17:32:30   #
barcar
 
Is 00 two yarn overs? Then, knit one and purl one in the stitch in the row above?
 
Jul 28, 2011 01:21:39   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
barcar wrote:
Is 00 two yarn overs? Then, knit one and purl one in the stitch in the row above?


OO is wound twice around the needle before pulling thru loop and sliding off left needle.... when you work your way back to it on the next row, you k1,p1 BOTH in that big loop...it's to make a large lace hole...and increases as a byproduct....
Jul 28, 2011 13:26:32   #
mousepotato
 
missmolly wrote:
Hi Mousepotato I would get all those WIP done asap because once you do one of these shawls you might end up like me - "obsessed"!!!! I am now on my 4th and am planning my next one already :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: ( I now have 15 of the patterns from maybebaby!! )


Only 4 shawls???? Girl, I've been doing lace shawls for over 13 years <G>. We will not discuss the number of UFOs I have that I am now relegating to the frog pond permanently.
Jul 28, 2011 17:53:02   #
pahlfor
 
HOW TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF STITCHES TO CAST ON MY KB SOCK LOOM MY INSTRUCTIONS tell me to measure around the ball of my bare foot and multiply the # of inches by the gauge of 7. What is the gauge of 7? and to Subtract approx.. 15% of this total which accounts for the negative give of the yarn.I need someone to explain what this means to me because this is my first time and my first sock was so small I can not get my hand in it. I'. on my second one now looks vary good just do not know how it will fit
Jul 28, 2011 18:04:12   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
pahlfor wrote:
HOW TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF STITCHES TO CAST ON MY KB SOCK LOOM MY INSTRUCTIONS tell me to measure around the ball of my bare foot and multiply the # of inches by the gauge of 7. What is the gauge of 7? and to Subtract approx.. 15% of this total which accounts for the negative give of the yarn.I need someone to explain what this means to me because this is my first time and my first sock was so small I can not get my hand in it. I'. on my second one now looks vary good just do not know how it will fit
HOW TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF STITCHES TO CAST ON... (show quote)

The "gauge of 7" is the number of stitches per inch that you need to have for the pattern to knit to the correct size. It means that you should be knitting 7 stitches per inch. (If you are not getting 7 stitches to the inch when you knit, then the sock will not fit. You need to do a gauge swatch to test your gauge and then adjust either your needle size or yarn or both accordingly.) When you multiply the number of inches around the ball of your foot by the number of stitches per inch you get the total number of stitches it should take to go around the ball of your foot. You subtract 15% so that the sock is slightly smaller than your foot and will stretch to fit snugly.
Jul 28, 2011 18:13:50   #
pahlfor
 
Now I get it thank you vary much I'm going to copy it so I do not for get in my old age.
 
Jul 28, 2011 18:13:50   #
pahlfor
 
Now I get it thank you vary much I'm going to copy it so I do not for get in my old age.
Jul 28, 2011 18:23:16   #
pahlfor
 
I got one more question for to day I was given a knitting gauge this week count 10 plus Boye I believe but could be wrong the holes at the top I think are for the yarn size, but the slider that reads stitches per inch it starts out 0 to 10 but from there the numbers get lower the farther open it get so it can't be stitches per inch in the numbering above the slider so can you explain why the numbers get smaller the farther open you go or am I looking at it wrong
Jul 28, 2011 19:36:12   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
the holes across the top are to size your needles in... dpns, circs and even straight needles will often NOT be marked. slide them into each hole to determine what size they are.

here are the instructions for the count 10....

Count 10 Plus is a handy tool that will determine your gauge quickly and easily. Count out 10 stitches on your gauge swatch and place the 0 line of the Count 10 Plus at the first stitch. Now slide the Stitches per inch marker to the outside of the 10th stitch and read your gauge! If you knit or crochet, this tool is a must-have. Can also be used to count rows per inch and size knitting needles.

it is really two tools, the sides do not work together...

the reason the numbers on the bottom that get smaller is that you find 10 sts on your swatch... hold the '0' at the OUTSIDE of the first st..... move the slider to the OUTSIDE of the 10th st... now read the number where the st is..... if you have 10 sts / inch then it will be right on the 10.... if you have 7 sts to the inch, then the slider is way past the inch mark, and they have gauged it for you and the little slider will be on the outside of your 10th st, but the gauge is 7 because it is more than an inch....

again, an example of someone inventing a tool to do your thinking for you instead of giving you a good clear, easy to read ruler which you would count your sts/inch.....

ps... when i say on the outside of a stitch, do NOT use an edge st.... make your swatches generous and then do all your measuring in the center area of the swatch. edges distort and will not give you good information.
Jul 28, 2011 22:00:53   #
pahlfor
 
thank you vary much, I did not know if I should keep or throw it out but now I will try it thank you again
Jul 28, 2011 22:13:06   #
pahlfor
 
thank you vary much, I did not know if I should keep or throw it out but now I will try it thank you again
 
Jul 28, 2011 22:13:06   #
pahlfor
 
thank you vary much, I did not know if I should keep or throw it out but now I will try it thank you again
Nov 9, 2011 17:30:32   #
Palenque1978
 
Caramba!! Another mystery solved by the Fabulous Knitting Forum.
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