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Talk about knitting and your creations. Share your wins and frustrations with your projects.

Talk about knitting and your creations. Share your wins and frustrations with your projects.

/r/casualknitting

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Need help with colorwork technique of the flowers!

What is the best colorwork technique for making the flowers (including stems) as in the picture or similar? I got inspired by these flowers and want to know how to approach this. I’m thinking the flower head will be about 10 to 15 stitches in width. I have only done stranded colorwork before, and it does not feel optimal for all parts of the flower and the space between them.

2 Comments
2024/06/11
17:05 UTC

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Recommendations for yarn to make vintage tablecloth patterns

I am wanting to knit / crochet some lace vintage tablecloth patterns for my mom as a surprise. What yarn/brand do y'all recommend? I have never worked with lace weight and not sure what are the best brands/blends or if it even matters.

The first pic is the crochet pattern (bedspread/tablecloth pattern made with 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" squares and the second pic is the knit pattern of a round tablecloth.

ADDITIONAL INFO: I'm making two different tablecloths, one round and one rectangle, as she has a kitchen round table and a dining rectangle table.

Rectangle

Round

5 Comments
2024/06/11
17:15 UTC

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Stitch markers too small for my US15 needles so I improvised

First I tried just rounding out some paperclips, but the loose ends kept tangling in my yarn. I thought I’d just cover the ends with hot glue. Then I wondered if a glue ring would work as a stitch marker. Doesn’t cost anything to try! I’ll try both to see if they’ll work at least for a while. I’ll have to search for larger stitch markers and get them on my birthday wish list, but until then hopefully one of these temp fixes will work.

3 Comments
2024/06/10
20:36 UTC

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How do I fix this mess? I did a newbie mistake on this.

Two of my rows fell off my needles. This scarf project was in my bag. I didn’t know I’ve been looking up ways to fix a dropped stitch but I don’t have crochet needles. Any ideas I can do with my two 4.5mm(7) needles? I don’t wanna start over so I’m ready for the challenge!

15 Comments
2024/06/10
16:54 UTC

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I've just started my first project with double points

...and I feel a little like a demented spider. I'm sure it will get better as the length increases, but right now I keep getting confused. So many needles! They're so twisty!

I'll get there, but right now the learning curve is brutal.

18 Comments
2024/06/10
08:23 UTC

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What can I use to block if I don’t have any foam mats?

I need to block my first knit shawl because it has some nice lace patterns but it’s not visible at the moment. I don’t have any baby/foam mats or special pins, only sewing pins. Will that work?

21 Comments
2024/06/10
06:04 UTC

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can someone help me find the name of this color? asking for a project i’m working on

23 Comments
2024/06/09
17:39 UTC

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How do I sew up the underarm of this raglan sweater?

I'm finishing up my Flax sweater, and the pattern just says to use a yarn needle to sew up the little holes in the underarm where I picked up stitches to start the sleeve. Does anyone have any suggestions on exactly how to do that? Like which strands I should put the stitches in and what configuration to use?

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2024/06/09
05:30 UTC

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Knitted wedding gift ideas? All suggestions welcome!

I’m going to a friends wedding at the end of August and I want to knit them a gift - the couple specified they like orange and pink. Do y’all have any suggestions on what I could make? I want to make a throw blanket but don’t want to get too ambitious.

22 Comments
2024/06/08
17:14 UTC

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New here and new to knitting, this has become my Friday night vibe

Not sure if I can just post on here like this but I just got into knitting, and I think I’m liking it. Truly a cold beer on the weekend while knitting is a solid vibe. I see why y’all do it 😁✌🏾 (let me know if I can’t post this here lol)

PS. Pardon my horrible knitting I’m not good at it yet but I’m pretty pleased with the progress so far 🥹

22 Comments
2024/06/08
00:24 UTC

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After an injury, is a cotton-merino blend a safe choice for your first project after recovering?

Hello all, I am a new knitter who managed to overdo it with several knit-a-thons and have what feels like some tendinitis in my wrist. I completely stopped knitting as soon as the pain started and plan to take as much time off as I need to recover. Of course, I am still planning my next project.

I was planning on trying a project in cotton because I live in a hot, humid climate (southeastern USA) but have read it can be hard on your hands. I am wanting to avoid projects that could re-stress my injury when I start again. My next project is going to be a cardigan intended to be worn indoors in the AC and I found a cotton-merino blend yarn here that looks really promising for what I'm working on, but I have never knit with a cotton-merino blend and am unsure if it will be elastic enough for me to feel comfortable.

33 Comments
2024/06/06
20:37 UTC

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Undulating Lines Pullover by Stella Egidi (number 5)

I just love making this pullover, this is my 5th version. I've made them with different yarn types and i even made one with short sleeves. Number six is planned and it will take priority over this one, it's a commission and I'm very much looking forward to it. I keep hearing about how twisted stitches is bad, but here they're forming the wavey lines that makes this such a fun knit. The pattern is https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/undulating-lines-pullover And the yarn is Falkgarn, Tanja

3 Comments
2024/06/05
11:55 UTC

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For those who have knit the halibut sweater by Boyland Knitworks - I’ve heard the yoke is too long - at what point in the pattern did you split the sleeves?

Explain it to me like I’m five pals. I’m a bit of an idiot.

5 Comments
2024/06/04
21:23 UTC

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About a Quarter Way Through My Collegial Sport Scarf

We’re getting there

5 Comments
2024/06/04
20:16 UTC

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I keep ending up with an extra stitch and I’d like to learn how to find and fix my mistake

So I started this jumper (first project that isn’t a scarf) and im really having fun learning how to read pattern and getting my hands on something more challenging.

However, I keep making the same mistake again and again in around row 5 of the project. since I don’t know how to solve mistakes yet, I basically keep starting again.

But since I have started over 6 times, and I keep making the same mistake, I thought I’ll ask here if someone could help me understand why and how I keep getting an extra stitch, and ultimately how to fix it without starting from scratch (although I can start again if it’s necessary - im patient).

Thank you ❤️

7 Comments
2024/06/01
21:02 UTC

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Charlie approves of his new blanket, but I may never get to finish

Just started a new blanket for my kitties and I'm already having to fight him for it 😂🤣 every time I want to do more work I have to kick him off

7 Comments
2024/06/01
15:52 UTC

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Please help me understand how to turn a corner in an I-cord edge

So I think (?) my i-cord edge looks fine. Feel free to correct me if it’s wrong. I’ve never done an i-cord edge.

Howeverrr, whenever I get to the first corner, I can’t seem to make the edge look right. It always rounds out and the amount of edge that shows on the front is larger than the rest of the garment and I can see the join at the front as well. I’ve watched tutorials and per them, tried knitting a row before and after the corner where I don’t pick up a stitch and this did not help. I’ve also tried treating it as though it was not a corner, which obviously didn’t help. I don’t currently have a photo of the problem because I’ve unravelled it yet again, but I can forge ahead and get one if needed.

Don’t mind the wrinkles, they’re from hiding it away every time I get mad hahah.

Pattern is the Tekla top https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tekla-top and the yarn is Lang Yarns Cashmere Premium in Bright Candy. It was otherwise a very easy and enjoyable knit :)

19 Comments
2024/05/31
21:24 UTC

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I did get the yoga mate to get in shape 👀 (why so many characters in the title?)

20 Comments
2024/05/31
18:18 UTC

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What's up for today, Neddy? Just finished the front of my next meme sweater!

16 Comments
2024/05/31
15:51 UTC

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Made the Rewind tank and I’m obsessed and already making another one

Progress pics! I thought I had figured out how to not knit with twisted stitches but I didn’t account for purls also being twisted…. Either way, my friend who I made it for loves it!

3 Comments
2024/05/31
14:27 UTC

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How important is it to switch from a size 1 needle to a size 2 for socks?

I’m making my first pair of socks and I switched the pattern I’m making since I bought my supplies. Original pattern only needed a size 1 but I switched to the Rye sock pattern where it calls for a size 1 for the ribbing and a size 2 for the rest. I’m looking to just keep things simple and stick to the pattern without modifications (like for the stitch count and that kinda stuff) since it’s my first pair, but all the yarn shops are closed because it’s 9:30 at night and I don’t feel like buying size 2’s for this venture if I don’t really actually have to. Sock knitters, does bumping up a needle size like that make your finished socks fit better at all, or does it not really matter? And yes I plan to watch the gauge (I’m just going to knit a bit and then gauge it as I work instead of doing a swatch) but I’m just wondering how much of a difference, if any, going up a needle size like that makes. Thanks guys!

14 Comments
2024/05/31
01:32 UTC

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Question as a lefty knitter.. should I still M1R for a pattern or switch to M1L??

2 Comments
2024/05/30
03:18 UTC

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My husband says this one is too cheeky… I think it would be top tier. The details would be sparkly crystal beads in the same color as the yarn.

15 Comments
2024/05/30
02:50 UTC

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Just wanted to express my excitement of at least semi-nailing color work! I can finally see the pattern I'm trying to make!

17 Comments
2024/05/29
19:20 UTC

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