Knitters Pride has a forum on Ravelry. When people post about a broken needle, etc. the Knitters Pride moderator seems to respond quickly offering help in replacing the broken needle. You may want to post there to see if you can make contact with the company.
Here is a picture of her science fair display board. If you are interested in a copy of her Power Point presentation which shows her findings, please send me a PM. I'll be glad to share it with you.
I will pass along your kind comments to her. It probably was her most enjoyable science fair project to date. This year's project is on the effect of various liquids on teeth (our sweet orthodontist is helping us obtain actual teeth from all ages of patients). When it is all said and done, I think I will like the knitting project better. :)
My daughter did her science fair project last year on whether the material from which the needle was made impacted gauge. She knitted seven swatches, using one of seven size 8 needles made from various materials: laminated birch, bamboo, carbon fiber, plastic resin, Teflon coated, aluminum, and stainless steel. Even though she cast on the same number of stitches and knit the same number of rows, each swatch turned out a different size.
Here are her resulting stitches per inch for each swatch:
Laminated birch: 3.84
Interestingly, the two needles that yielded the tightest knitting were straight needles. The rest were circular.
It would be interesting to repeat the experiment more times to see if the results remained consistent with the original findings. We found the project enjoyable and helpful. I had always wondered about this topic because I noticed a difference in my gauge when making a sweater. I switched from plastic resin needles to aluminum double points when completing the sleeves. My gauge was decidedly tighter on the sleeves.
Thank you for your quick response. I'm wondering if it should be:
S1, K2, *K2tog, k6, yo, K1, yo, K6, K2tog, k2tog, k6, yo, K1, yo, k6, k2tog* K3
This seems to give the correct number of stitches (34) for the repeat section. I will probably try this tomorrow to see how it looks. I did look at other Chevron patterns but couldn't find anything to help.
Thanks so much. I appreciate all the responses.
Recently I was browsing baby blanket patterns on Ravelry. I liked this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-chevron-blanket
However, the instructions are minimal, just a chart. I did try the pattern today with some scrap yarn but I kept ending up with extra stitches. After reading a bit about how to read knitting charts, it seems to me that there is an error in the way it is written (the k2tog are shown on the chart covering 2 squares).
Since I have never used a knitting chart before, could someone write out the pattern for me? Has anyone made this pattern? Do you just keep repeating these 3 rows?
The Denise Interchangeable Needles also come with two connectors. This allows you to combine the cords into longer lengths. I love my Denise Needles and have found them suitable for all my projects so far.
We love "Flywheel," which is the first movie produced by the Kendricks brothers (producers of Fireproof and Courageous). Recently we enjoyed watching "Facing the Giants" also produced by them.
KJB: The Book That Changed the World was an excellent movie on the history of the King James Bible.
You might try browsing christianbook.com for recommendations.
When researching interchangeable circular needles, one factor in my decision to purchase the Denise set was the fact they are made entirely in the US (Virginia). I have been very pleased with them and am glad I could support a US company.
A baby afghan pattern I wanted to stitch specified this yarn. I too have been disappointed with the quality of the yarn. Am planning on expressing my thoughts/comments to Lion Brand.
Hello, nice to see another Chattanoogan on KP. I live in the Hixson area so Genuine Purl is not as close as I would like it. Have been thinking of purchasing the Knitter's Pride interchangeable needles. Genuine Purl is supposed to get some in on Monday or Tuesday so am looking forward to visit their shop then. Will hopefully have some yarn left for purchase too.