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by crafty grandma
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: General Knitting Discussion
Topic: Belt yarn?
Replies: 5
Views: 5820

Re: Belt yarn?

I recommend going to your nearest hardware store. For about $3 you can buy a 525 foot/175 yard ball of white or beige sisal twine that is about the same thickness as the yarn in your patterns. Bigger balls are even cheaper per yard. Sisal is what they use to make those woven doormats. It is sturdy a...
by crafty grandma
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Knitting Patterns
Topic: linen yarn pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 4688

Re: linen yarn pattern

Linen yarn is not very stretchy and may get saggy if not knit tightly. This link gives some tips for working with linen yarn. http://www.ehow.com/how_6691611_knit-linen-yarn.html I also found 3 websites that sell patterns designed for linen yarn. http://www.paradisefibers.net/Euroflax-Sport-Weight-L...
by crafty grandma
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Discuss Knitting Patterns
Topic: Holiday Lights Ornaments
Replies: 3
Views: 4880

Re: Holiday Lights Ornaments

You need to increase by "working in the front and the back". To make this type of increase, insert the empty needle into the stitch as if to knit and make a knit stitch. DO NOT slide the original stitch off its needle. Now reinsert the needle with your knit stitch back into the original st...
by crafty grandma
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Discuss Knitting Patterns
Topic: Help - stuck on a patter
Replies: 1
Views: 3309

Re: Help - stuck on a patter

From looking at your directions, it appears the toque can be made in three sizes. Since you did not mention which size you are making, I am listing the directions for each one. For the smallest size: *K1, P3 tog, (K1,P1) twice. Repeat from * to the last 1 stitch. K1. (43 sts rem) For the middle size...
by crafty grandma
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: General Knitting Discussion
Topic: Yarn weight in UK and US
Replies: 1
Views: 3699

Re: Yarn weight in UK and US

I don't know how accurate this is.but I found some information on ask.com. I can't get this to stay lined up in columns, so I have included the link for easier reading and additional information. http://www.ask.com/wiki/Yarn_weight Yarn Type (US) / Ply (UK, NZ, AU) Thread, Cobweb and Lace / 1 - 3 pl...
by crafty grandma
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: General Crochet Discussion
Topic: Free Crochet-Along on Bernat website
Replies: 0
Views: 5086

Free Crochet-Along on Bernat website

I recently received a newsletter announcement for a mystery crochet-along. A mystery crochet-along is a pattern that is published in “clues”. Each “clue” is the directions for a block or section with no pictures of either “clue” or the completed project to use as a guide. It sounded like a fun chall...
by crafty grandma
Tue May 04, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Knitting Patterns
Topic: Stuck on wording in a pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 3343

Re: Stuck on wording in a pattern

I can understand your confusion. Continue decreasing at the already decreased edge. Count the last decrease row as Row 1. Knit 3 more rows. You should now be at the decrease edge. Do a decrease row. Follow this pattern until you have the correct number of stitches remaining for your size. You should...

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