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Nov 12, 2012 09:05:20   #
margritz wrote:
In some of the patterns I have downloaded it suggests using two yarns at a time - evidently to make the item thicker and softer. I tried this on a sample and my yarns got sooooo tangled. Any suggestions?


what I do is put each ball of yarn in a jar with a lid that I put a hole in so the yarn can be fed out of and knit. keeps they yarn clean and away form my cats to. good luck.
 
Nov 4, 2012 10:29:36   #
Novice Sandy wrote:
Okay, I have seen the threads questioning the use of knit or crochet dish cloths. I have even had a few questions, though I didn't post, myself. I was in the home of a woman who needed help unpacking, she is a breast cancer survivor. She knits and crochets. Has the stashes, and numerous WIP laying around. I was there to help unpack her kitchen and put things away. Her stuff had been stored for months, while she stayed with her DD to recoup. So I began unpacking and needed to wash numerous things. Her dishcloth was knitted. I have never personally had one or used one. I LOVED IT!! It worked wonderfully. My worries about wringing it out was silly, as it did wonderful. I am SOLD. I will be making myself a few of these gems and not for an afghan. To all my doubting KPers, I encourage you to give it a try, you'll be glad you did. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Okay, I have seen the threads questioning the use ... (show quote)


Not only can make the dish cloth but I made one that was 90stiches at the wide part before u start decreasing and made a cloth to put my wet dishes on as I dont have a dishwasher and dont need one just for 2 people. than went to size 15 needles and made curtans for my kitchen window. also made potholders. So now I have several sets to match in the kitchen. Keeps me busy when not working. Now I'm onto slippers. Happy knitting everyone
Jul 16, 2012 10:01:15   #
Nicole694 wrote:
Ok, so here's the thing....my mother inlaw bought me a innovations knitting machine from her fingerhut catalog. Have any of you ever heard of it or used it before. If so I would love to hear about your experiences with it, did you like it, was it complicated basically anything youhave to say whether it be positive or negative feedback I am all ears. I am familiar with knitting needles and various looms but because I am realitively still knew to knitting this is a first for me. Thanks in advance!!!!
Ok, so here's the thing....my mother inlaw bought ... (show quote)


I have the same one from fingerhut. I use it to make hats and scarfs for charity. One thing I do with the scarfs is when I get the lenth I want I drop every third stich and then take it off the machine. then pull the stiches you took of it gives it a loose knit with ribbing,plus make the scarf longer so keep that in mind when you make it. I do not use the tenchen bar, when I do it seems to drop stiches on me. go to utube lots on it there even how to make a ribbing for your hat.
Jul 9, 2012 10:49:28   #
susanstr wrote:
I have not made Gypsycreams bear although I have made Jean Greenhowe's pattern also pieces which must be sewed together. I have found that a bear knit in one piece is so much easier and with a hand problem, that is what I suggest. I found the pattern on the internet this season.....I will get the name later and contact you. Susan


Hi, could you please send me the same pattern. I make hats and scarfs for kids and would love to put a teddybear in with it to match. I've been using the hug-a-bear pattern put one piece bear would go faster. Thank you for your time, Louise
Jul 5, 2012 10:07:57   #
Tulsagal44 wrote:
Thanks girls I will take all your suggestions and try them. I was also thinking of flip flopping the contrast yarn (for muzzle and paws) and reverse pattern to knit the purls and purl the knits, that way you can use the wrong side of MC, and contrast yarn would still be right side. Think that would work or have I completely confused you?


I was thinking of do the same I started one the other day. When I get to the head will try and fliping it. Good luck when you try it.
Jul 2, 2012 11:08:54   #
MotherHensRoost wrote:
I am one of those folks who cannot afford to spend a lot of money per skein of yarn, as in all that good stuff I'd love to buy from a good yarn shop. So...that being said, can you tell me which of the cheaper yarns from places like Walmart stand up well? What do the others of you like best to use? Right now I'm thinking about baby things, scarves, etc. Thanks for the shove in the right direction.


Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? What I do is go to there web sight and print out there weekly coupon and get 40% off any item you buy. Its only good for one item, but what I do is print out several coupons, my husband comes with me and we each get one item. Than I'll put them in the car and come back in and get 2 more, and I pass the store on the way to work and back and get more. Everyone does this. One day a mother was ahead of me and she use a coupon and then gave the cashier one from her baby and said he was buying it for her. the baby was about 6 months old. We all have to cut coners where we can. Have a good day.
 
Jun 3, 2012 09:34:01   #
Renee50 wrote:
It is knooking and I found mine at Michaels. It came with instructions. Hope that helps.


Have you try them yet? I was them and was wondering what it would be like working with them. And do you have to thread the hook on every row?
Jun 1, 2012 10:18:34   #
Thank you for answering so fast. Will have to go get some on my next day off. Have a good weekend.
May 31, 2012 18:01:14   #
Looks like my first reply did not go through. I wanted to know were to buy the PTFE grease. and thank you for the info.
May 31, 2012 17:59:30   #
TimJohn731 wrote:
Hi, My wife just bought one of these to knit scarves for charity boxes. It would not work at all and just kept looping stitches or dropping them. She asked me to fix it, (I was a textile engineer about 40 years ago so am used to knitting machines, sewing machines and looms). I stripped it down carefully, cleaned everything with methylated alcohol and lubricated it with PTFE grease. The stuff you use on food machinery. I reassembled it and adjusted everything a bit closer using shims, (packers). The machine was not new and had been well used.
Thanks for the info. One question, were do you buy this PTFE grease? Will have to try it on mine, it works but is so loud thought this might make it run quiter.
It now works like a Swiss watch and purrs along. It's a good machine, cheaply made, limited in use but ideal for simple tubular knitting.

Just thought I'd share the PTFE grease idea with you. It did the trick.
Hi, My wife just bought one of these to knit scar... (show quote)
May 22, 2012 10:27:13   #
4pins wrote:
Hi

Can anyone tell me if I, as a right-hander can teach a child of 8 who is a leftie, to knit?

I really would like to pass on my knowledge and keep this wonderful craft going through the family.

All advice welcome.


Yes you can. My grandmother taught me and I'm a leftie. But she show my the right handed way and I just pick it up as I did'nt know the difference. Good luck
 
May 22, 2012 10:23:18   #
missvix61 wrote:
Hurdle stitch:

Work over an even number of stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit
Rows 3 and 4: (K1, P1) across
Repeat rows 1 - 4.


Love the stich. Do you think it would work up well in a sweater or to thick when done.
May 22, 2012 10:04:59   #
ompuff wrote:
Sine wrote:
The top one is called a tracing wheel and it is used for sewing. It is used for tracing your pattern markings onto your material. I haven't sewn in years but you used to buy tracing paper (dressmaker's carbon paper), put it between you pattern and your material. You ran that tool around the pattern for darts, buttonholes, etc.
There were (are?) three kinds: the saw-tooth with short, stubby teeth used for medium weight fabrics; the needle point with longer needle-like points for heavy fabrics; and the smooth-edge (un-serrated) used for fine or lightweight fabrics or leatyher, suedes or vinyl.
If the bottom ones had a tiny hook in one end, I would say they were lei needles (used to string Hawaiian leis), but it doesn't look like they do.
The top one is called a tracing wheel and it is us... (show quote)


Tracing wheel is correct for the top item. And, I think the others are a couple sets of DPNs (double point needles) with their wooden case. Really look a lot like some my gr-mother had when I was a child. In fact I learned to knit on a pair--she called them 'stocking needles' if memory serves
. :)
quote=Sine The top one is called a tracing wheel ... (show quote)


Your right I still have one or two of the dpn from my grandmother she would sit and watch tv and knit socks for the family. I love watching her as she never look down at her knitting. I ask her once how she did it and she told me practice. She taught me how to knit when I was 7 but I did'nt pick it up again till several years ago. And the tracing wheel I still have one.
May 15, 2012 09:50:50   #
I did the same thing years ago for my sister. She had so may hooks I put a different color for the different sizes, so she knew by color the size of the hook
May 14, 2012 10:27:32   #
I agree with you. If we wanted to get a grade on what we are writting we would be back in school. This is a fun sight to be on and learn about knitting. I felt bad for the person who they were trying to correct. I know I felt bad to read it, and it made me think about never writting a comment on any subject.
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