It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
My latest finished project. Mitts in some gorgeous yarn that Beebs gave me a couple of weeks ago.
Ooh, they're fab, Kwilter.
My stocking has stalled as I've got to the toe bit and think it might be tricky. Maybe tonight.
Glad I practiced as this one (the practice one) is looking a bit rubbish!
Commiserations on the scarf ... but best rip it out now than be left with a finished garment you don't like.
I sewed up jumper no2 when I was away this weekend. Pity thick jumper weather is over ....
TP - it's "slip slip knit" (I think the yanks use it more than we do) and is explained better than I could here
hope that helps
edit - it's also known by the Brits as "knit 2 tog through the back of the loops"
Thanks fraggle. I googled it and found out it was indeed k2togtbl and it is done! It's a US pattern.
My heel is turned, my stitches are picked up and I am decreasing down to 60 stitches again. I may have a whole sock by tomorrow night
Sorry TP! I just k2tog throught the back of the loop for ssk, seems to work OK.
Where's the picture then?
I have a knitting machine List Fairy - if you can give me an idea of the pattern and the ply of the wool, I can let you know if I can do it. Generally scarves are easy enough.
I don't do commisioning as such - although I used to when my children were small - but I'd be happy to do a small job.
I have a standard gauge machine, so if the yarn you have is very fine, you may need to find someone with a fine gauge machine.
Let me know
Have decided to have a go at these. The only knitting I have done in the past is a one colour scarf, so I am sure this project will test my patience and provide much comedy for others
Oh I like those Can you knit me a pair next? I'll exchange them for some handknitted socks!
So......I have hit a problem straight away. I have cast on the 8 stitches as instructed and now I have to increase in first stitch, knit to last, increase in last
*pads of to google knitting instructions*
M...eldy wrote (see)
I cant help with the knitting Q's
Of course you can't Melds. It's not a knitting club for you
Funny how it all comes back to you.........My mum taught me to knit when I was about 12. Did not have to google in the end. Remembered you just knit the same stitch twice.
But that still does not mean I have not already ripped it off the knitting needles and started again
TP - I knew I had forgotten something as I was just left with a big loop when I purled the next row. Have undone it three times now and also trying it on normal DK wool until I get it right. It's not doing the fluffy wool much good keep knitting and unravelling it.
Were you also told to knit into the back of the stitches when you cast on? That's another thing I remember my Mum telling me, but not sure whether that's one of 'her things'.
LOL @ Melds
Sorry this is becoming a bit memememememe
TP - Thanks for the tip about knitting into the back of the 'increase' stitch. I have now done 6 rows and it's starting to take shape.
Another thing, does everyone else slip the first stitch of every row or is another of my Mum's 'things'?
I only do this if I am going to have to pick up stitches along the edge, like for the heels of socks and suchlike.
I don't knit into the back of stitches when casting on but I know people who do. I have no idea what difference it makes.
I shall be on the sofa with my sock and a G&T all evening so no problem helping out if you get stuck again Schmunkee