Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Newest Pictures(new!!!) | 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 and crochet 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/crochet 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.

 
Pattern Requests
Loops and Threads Dewdrops Yarn
(?)
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Mar 19, 2012 23:43:54   #
TheMo
 
Hi! I really want to use this yarn, Loops and Threads Dewdrops color Turquoise. I have four skeins at 71 yrds, its super bulky, a skein and a 4 by 4 stockinette swatch = 11 stitches and 16 rows. US 13 is the needles size but I knit very loosely so I always go down a size. I do not want to make a scarf with this yarn. I am a beginner knitter but I am a fast and visual learner, so I can pick up projects pretty easily. I have been knitting and purling for a while so I am very comfortable with that. I have definitely figured out my tension. I would like to make something like a cardigan with this yarn. Now I am confused as how to use this yarn. Do you work in the top loops or drape the entire piece of yarn over the needle? I found this pattern on ravelry.com - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carie-cropped-flare-sleeve-cardigan-spencer-jacket - I hope that link works. It seems fairly easy enough for me to learn. Can I use this yarn with that and how do I substitute the yardage and yarn weight? I will probably use a size 13 needle instead of a 15 as the pattern indicates because like I said, I knit very loosely. The yardage and the characteristics of this yarn is different - 51% acrylic, 18% mohair, 18% polyamide, 8% polyester, and 5% payette. and I know with the yarn Flounce you have to sew up the end because the yarn will unravel. should I do that with this too? Or does anyone else have any other suggestions to patterns I can make with this? I am so scared to use it as I only have 4 skeins, and the lot numbers will be different because I got this a long time ago. I was saving it for a special project!! its so pretty not to use. Any help would be wonderful. Everyone is so creative here. Thank you :)

Marie
 
Mar 20, 2012 13:58:23   #
GH
 
Hi Marie - I just used this yarn to make a beret and a pony tail hat. The beret was knit on 8 mm (US 11) needles and the hat on 4.5 mm (US 7). The hat was a challenge on the smaller needles, but it worked out very nice. Will be very warm for the winter (next year). The beret also turned out very nice, but was too big for my granddaughter, so my daughter took it and I will make a smaller one for my gd. Both hats used more than 1 ball each, so I am not sure whether 4 balls would be enough for the pattern you indicated. According to the yardage indicated, you should have enough for the smaller sizes. Check the yarn on Ravelry and see what projects people have knit.
Mar 20, 2012 14:09:18   #
TheMo
 
thank you so much! so the yarn is pretty easy to use then? do you work on top through the loops or wrap the entire yarn around the needle?
Mar 20, 2012 15:05:01   #
GH
 
Wrap the entire yarn around the needle. The way the yarn is constructed, I'm not sure that it wouldn't unravel if you put the needle through the top loop. The addition of the sequins makes a lovely end product. Good luck.
Mar 20, 2012 21:42:02   #
TheMo
 
Thank you I can not wait to start looking for projects!
Mar 20, 2012 21:48:36   #
purplemamajj
 
Hi, I made a shawl with dewdrops and it turned out very nicely.
 
Mar 20, 2012 21:51:54   #
TheMo
 
Good job! If the pattern was free do you mind sharing it?
Jul 7, 2012 16:30:49   #
katieee
 
I would like to make a scarf with this yarn...anyone have a pattern they used with dewdrops.
 
          
Pattern Requests
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.