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Baby Lamb
Hello everyone, I know its been a very long time since I've posted anything. Had to take a break from knitting due to trigger finger then tennis elbow. Got the finger fixed up with surgery but the elbow pain is still there but anyways. I'm here to show off my latest knit by our very own designer Pat aka Gyspycream. This pattern is one of hers that she designed a few years ago but just now or as of lately I seem to know a few mom to be and I thought this would be perfect for a little angel soon to be born next month. So here she is waiting for her new mommy to come into this world to love her. Isn't she just precious, I think so. Anyone can find this pattern from Pat's collection of Toys From The Toy Box.

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Off to Australia for Declan's baby sister
Declan now has a new baby sister so have posted these off ready for their winter

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Tea Cosy
I surprised a friend with this. She was thrilled, especially as I had knit it myself.

Here it is:

This is where the pattern came from - a very old booklet of patterns for children to knit.

My sisters and I used it when we were little.


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Ghillie dhu dolls
Hi we’re doing these to give to fosters n carers who give them to the children x

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M1 knit question
Pattern calls to K3,yo,K1,M1........ If it doesn't say M1 L or M1R, does it mean to just pick up the bar stitch , put it on left needle and knit thru the back?
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Meet Valerie, my latest bunny - just finished today.

Happy Knitting everyone!

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2 stitch i-cord bind off?
Has anyone done a 2-stitch i-cord bind off? Is it even a thing? I am putting a seed stitch border of about 2 inches on the knitterati gradient lapghan and am thinking about finishing it off with the i-cord bind off, but the 3-stitch seems a bit heavy for the border.

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This must be the worst nightmare of knitting ...
I made a mockup of the Outlander Claire's Wrap Stole / Shawl on the basis of available photos on the internet - and I have to say, I did pretty well - and I am now almost done with a second copy - a gift for my "sisfriend" - and then this happens on the last bit...not enough yarn...grrrrrrr....

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How to calculate yardage from one weight to another
Hi everyone! Newbie to the forum here. First I want to thank you for adding me and tell you a little about myself. Retired, living on a barrier island off coast of Georgia where I grew up. I have a daughter, four grandchildren and a wirehair fox terrier that keeps me on my toes. My first crafting love is designing and sewing children’s garments, specifically heirloom garments with smocking, embroidery, lace etc. I also love crocheting (because I can take it out on my patio and enjoy the sea breez) that I learned from my mother and tatting I learned from my grandmother.

So, I’ve decided to branch out a bit and design a crocheted shawl for myself rather than use a published pattern. It will be rectangular and easy peasey combo of stitches—you gotta walk before you run, right?

I have crocheted a swatch in DK weight yarn to see if my idea would work—it does. And I know how many yards of DK weight yarn it takes for the swatch. From the dimensions of the swatch and yarn yardage I can calculate how much DK weight yarn I will need for a shawl 20” x 60”.
BUT I want to do the shawl in SPORT WEIGHT yarn to make it a bit lighter and lacier. I don’t have any sport weight yarn to create a swatch. Is there a rule of thumb that allows you to convert yardage from one weight to another? In other words if a shawl in DK weight yarn requires 1,200 yards, how many yards will I need for the shawl in SPORT WEIGHT?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hand knit by machine
I want to make the Vermont Felted Bag by machine. Pattern found on Valley Farms a bit ago. I am going to use my knit king 260. Hand pattern says to cast on 34 sts. that is for hand knit. I am going to do 68 sts . For the bottom it says to cast on 3sts. knit 1 row than cast on 3 more sts. Would I be correct to cast on 6 sts each side for shaping of the bottom. Sorry I don't know how to post reference to this pattern.

THank You, daleech
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