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The prettiest baby blanket I've seen (and knitted) so far.
Life has been crazy, so I hadn’t knit for a while but a friend of mine being pregnant was the perfect motivation I needed to get back into it. This is a relatively new friend that doesn’t know I knit so I think she’s going to be very surprised. 😊
Hello! So I’m reading the book Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein, I recommend it by the way!, and stumbled upon two acronyms that I don’t understand.
These are ‘SLFHM’ and ‘LFHM’. I’ve been searching on the internet but I couldn’t figure it out. Also, English isn’t my mother tongue, so I thought that maybe it’s something cultural? IDK 😩
Can someone unveil this mystery pleaaase? 🐑
I’m thinking a cotton/bamboo blend. What does everyone think? Something gentle that can lightly exfoliate. Something that works well with facial cleansers. I’m currently experimenting with 100% cotton and a seed stitch. But idk.
Any and all ideas welcome and necessary!!
Wanted to ask this on r/knittinghelp but noticed it's now on discord.
I'm currently working on the Hanstholm sweater pattern and I've become a bit stuck. I've placed my 8 markers and got to the first marker... But I'm stuck as I'm knitting on circular needles and I thought I didn't have a right and wrong side? If I have a wrong side am I knitting backwards?
This is my first PetiteKnit pattern, and I have knit simple raglans before (I'm relatively new to sweater patterns) but my husband wanted this one making for himself.
Realise this pattern is probably straight forward for some, so I'm sorry if this triggers anyone's frustration with pattern questions, I don't have any knitter friends IRL so asking here.
Hi everyone, I am making this sweater and the gauge is 19 sts x 30 rows and I have 17 sts x 27 rows (blocked). I am using a more worsted weight yarn and the pattern calls for a DK, but usually I am a really tight knitter and I wanted to use to use this yarn. Do I really need gauge? I am planning on making a M and if it's a bit smaller I wouldn't mind. Would my sweater come out too different than the pattern? I could switch needles to a smaller but I am a new knitter and I bought the needles for this project and I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy more needles. Should I go for gauge or should I risk it? If I switch to a smaller needle would a 4.00 mm be ok? The pattern calls for a 4.5 mm.
I love this color. It took me 3 days (while at work) to do.
I have a co-worker that works in a different office, but our departments cross often. So I talk/email with her a lot, but rarely ever see her. She’s like the nicest person to work with, always super helpful and pleasant. Saw her a conference a week ago and she’s pregnant! She joked about having her kids far apart in age, and how she got rid of all her baby stuff already…
I absolutely love making baby stuff, and have a couple regular blanket and hat patterns that I can whip out fairly quick and easy. And I have plenty of yarn in my stash, so wouldn’t have to go buy anything special. But my husband thinks it’s weird to make a baby blanket for someone I “barely” know.
Hi there. Im just about finished with a scarf but I HATE the first few inches of it, which are marred by excessive frogging fraying the yarn and uneven tension. I don’t mind losing those inches in length, so I’m curious if I can somehow “rip out” those beginning rows and “cast off” again, so to speak? Thank you!
Hello! I'm a semi-newer knitter and I have a set of boye interchangable needles. It's not currently in my budget to get a complete new set, but I want to do magic loop and my cords are too stiff for it. What are some good interchangable cords that would work with these? Thank you!
I’m about to start a flax sweater by Tincan knits. I’ve made one before with cascade 220, but this time I’ll be using Malabrigo Rios and it’s not a color from their solidos line so it has color variation. This sweater is knit in the round and is all knit sts, with the exception of some garter sts down the length of each sleeve. Should I worry about pooling or do we think it will affect the look of the sweater?
I finished my first ever sweater! Masha by olga putano. I will definitely use all the same gauge yarn next time and adjust my needles larger for color work and smaller for body. Also, the sleeves are like 3/4 because I didnt measure like a dummy lol
I've been making hats as gifts using my own pattern (which is a work in progress), but I'm finding that the hats are coming out too loose. I haven't been going down needle sizes for the brim because it's just a folded stockinette brim (joined). Should I be doing that since I already do if I'm making a hat with a ribbed brim?
To clarify, the hats fit around people's heads, but are loose at the brim. I'm hoping I won't have to adjust my gauge or stitch counts. I'm at 4 sts/in and calculating with 2 in of negative ease.
I got talking to a lady in my local yarn shop today. She mentioned that when she was at school she made a knitting apron. It was to hold her yarn and wip to be able to pick up and put them down easily. Does anyone use an apron? Is it worth putting one on my list to Santa? I love the idea of it as I'm a mum of two young boys and don't get much solid time to knit during the day.
I just knitted a test swatch for a hat with ribbing and I’m very confused by why the ribbing is so much larger. The ribbing is 1x1 and knitted with a size 4 needle, while the stockinette is knitted with size 6. I would think the ribbing should be a lot smaller?
The hat is for someone with a larger head (26 inch circumference) but it will have colorwork so I’m thinking of making a 24 inch hat (90% negative ease gives 23.4, and I’m rounding up a little to account for the floats).
My stockinette gauge is about 16 stitches for 3 inches, so I was going to cast on 126 because the colorwork pattern is over 6. Does this calculation seem about right?
I’m a beginner just getting into the hobby- I made a wonky baby blanket with the basic knit stitch that ended up with some gnarly dimensions (way too wide). I mistook cast-on stitches as making up the length instead of width, so I ended up with stitches going opposite directions as well. Anyways.. Im making another blanket and need some guidance on how to get accurate dimensions.
Also, could anyone point me to some concise resources to learn more about the hobby? I have been learning on YouTube but I would like to eventually pick up some different stitches & try some other projects. I’m easily overwhelmed when I go looking for things and would love to know if any of you swear by certain resources. Any other recommendations are helpful as well. Thanks!
It’s supposed to be square
I'm a beginner knitter and just bought my first pattern! I'm working on it now and all was going well until I saw "R4CB" and "L4CF" :0 I'm guessing it's "right 4 cable back" and "left 4 cable front"???? But even if that's correct I don't know how to go about doing that. I'd really appreciate some help, and I already know how to do cables and twists :)
There is this super cute blanket that I've been made a few times, but I can't find the pattern anymore. The reason I'm looking for this pattern is because I'm trying to self draft a corner to corner blanket, and want to know how many stitches this pattern has in the middle.
Here's everything I know about this blanket:
It's knit corner to corner.
It has a garter stitch border.
The center of the blanket is stockinette, with purled Xs and Os throughout, which have 11X11 grids associated with them.
The main picture of the blanket is in a soft, oatmeal color with a baby/toddler wrapped up in the blanket, looking over his shoulder.
I may have needed some sort of internet archive to find this the last time I was looking for this pattern, and I saved it, but it got lost when I switched computers earlier this year.
I think the original yarn recommended is a cotton/cotton blend.
Does anyone know this pattern/have a link?
Hi I welcome thou to this thread,
I'm calling upon thee because I am looking for the most extravagant and crazy knitting patterns known on this planet. Hats, capes, sweaters, pants, socks, gloves, you name it!
I cannot wait to see your extravagant pieces!