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16/06/2010 at 14:02

doesn't look like a picture of Captain Jack to me* - I get sent to your facebook profile page

*unless you've been dressing up again

16/06/2010 at 14:06
It might mean you can only see that link if you are an FB friend, I'll try something different
16/06/2010 at 17:19

Glad to see this thread has been boinged again.

Great cross stitch Beebs - have commented on your FB page.

I have a question re knitting.  I am thinking of knitting a scarf in one colour with a motif on it in another. I have only ever knitted in rows of different colours ie bringing in the new colour at the start of a row.  If I am knitting in a motif/design, do I just carry the wool across the back of the design

Disclaimer - if that does not make sense I am happy to try and say it again

16/06/2010 at 17:40

It makes sense!

If I've understood properly, you're knitting something like 10 stitches of red, followed by 5 of black, then 20 of red, yes?

So for this, you have two balls of red, and a small one of black. Knit your red, start the black by leaving a long end, then work the black, then start the second red. For your next row, do the red, then before starting the black, twist it once around the red wool (like crossing it at the back of your work) then work the black. Do the same for the red at the end. You just need to twist the colours once so you don't get a hole iin between the different sections. If you carry the red across the scarf behind the black, you risk holding it too tightly and bunching up the scarf.

For a proper explanation, google "intarsia"

 If you were doing something in checks eg 2red 2 black right across the work, you would carry the out of use colour behind the colour you're using. For short areas, there's less risk of bunching, but you will generally end up with a slightly tighter finished piece.

Hope that helps.

16/06/2010 at 17:47

Kwilter - I am trying to knit a dalek design into a scarf, so it's one colour and not necessarily blocks, but I guess the theory is the same.

And yes, the tension issue is worrying me

Thanks for the info tho as it has confirmed what I was suspecting (but did not know about the twisting to prevent holes)

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
17/06/2010 at 05:48

Schminkee - I've not forgotten about my little project and have sourced some nice wool, I've been a  litle busy, but it's on my list of "things to do".

Lovely cross stitch Beebs

17/06/2010 at 07:44
Thanks Sue, need to finish the blue tit I have had on the go for several years.
17/06/2010 at 08:25

I've got a cross stitch project I started in 1999, I was into Paula Vaughan Designs, so it's a rustic fence post, with lots of flowers and a straw hat.

17/06/2010 at 09:58
19/08/2010 at 09:27

Any updates, folks?

This is mine


19/08/2010 at 09:33

Broken elbow has put all on hold, which is a shame as I'd just got my mojo back

As said on FB, I am amazed by the fine count, you get such stunning detail

19/08/2010 at 09:55

I'm stitching hexagons together in a random fashion at the moment.

Hope you get that finished before your chap retires Schmunkee. It will be lovely.

23/09/2010 at 14:37

Right, I have filed my patchwork away (for that read, chucked it in the bottom of a cupboard) and am now embarking on a new project.

10 rounds into my first sock.

Just hope I don't get KO'd.

*ding ding* seconds out...

23/09/2010 at 15:36

Ooo, I need to update the photo of mine as there has been some progress

23/09/2010 at 15:56

I managed a few rows on a dish cloth this week, tension not great so I shall leave real stuff on hold for a whlle longer.

Wi;; look out, Schmunkee

Good luck with the sock, Small

23/09/2010 at 16:34

Socks rock!

I'm doing a shawlette with Lidl's wool. It's a camouflage colour, so I'm hoping to be able to have a sneaky snooze under it in work as no-one will be able to see me.

My immediate family are getting knitted gifts for C***s this year,

23/09/2010 at 18:15

Knit one for me too please Kwilter if you find the cunning ploy works.

I have mostly been doing socks, socks and more socks.  I tried some Swiss embroidery on one pair.  One sock is about 75% done, it is the most frustrating thing I have ever tried.  I will eventually finish them but I it may be when I am in prison for not paying my parking notice thing

I was supposed to be going to a workshop on Moebus knitting next week but I forgot to pay the deposit and have lost my place.  Oops  I didn't want to knit amoebas anyway, too small and fiddly.

23/09/2010 at 20:20

I've found the pattern for my next pair of socks

WTF is moebus knitting?

iron fraggle    pirate
23/09/2010 at 20:54

moebius knitting is where you knit in the round, but put a twist in before you join it. thus you end up with a scarf/tube thingy with a twist like this

named after mathematician Moebius

23/09/2010 at 20:58

That is clever, Fraggle

I think though only Ravelry peeps will be able to see it, as with Kwilter's socks, which I loved!

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