See pirates, it IS a knitting club!
My first thoughts:
Rose Tyler's mitts: Nice pattern! I might queue this for one of my Christmas knitted gifts. Practice the cabling before you go out and buy wool at £15 a ball. Gloves are often done on dpns, again, it might be worthwhile to have a practice with some cheaper wool as you can sometimes get looser stitches where you change needles. It's made with double knitting wool, so widely available in the UK
Amy Pond scarf: Tension's less important on a scarf than something that has to "fit". The cables and lace would make it a challenge if you've not done them before. The chart is clear to read and I like the option of following written instructions. Sport weight wool, personally I'd sub DK or aran depending on what I could buy.
I'd use a solid or semi solid yarn for either project rather than multi colour as the cables will show better. Hope that helps, and doesn't sound too patronising (some patronisinhg is good, just not too much )
Not patronising at all Kwilts as I have no idea of the expertise needed to complete these tasks.
I realised the dpns when I looked at another pair of mitts on Ravelry so have carried on searching.
Now I have found this which I am seriosuly considering as there are plenty of youtube clips to help me
Only thing is, I have now made two scarves so dont really want a third but as one scarf was Rio Can Can and the other has been fisherman's rib, I suppose I could justify another one on the grounds of learning
No idea about how to do cable but love first scarf.Have learnt short rows,which sound scary but are pimps
This latest link is gorgeous!
So, I went to Hobbycraft at the weekend and bought this book together with a ball of 3-ply and 3.25mm needles.
I am doing eyelets and forming a diamond. I am doing the ones that slope from left to right ok, but not the ones sloping from right to left. I think its something to do with my 'skpo' in that I am not passing the correct stitch over.
I can see that the yarn forward creates an increase which the pass over then cancels out but which stitch is actually passed over. The slipped stitch should be the second stitch on the right hand needle, but with the yarn forward it becomes the third stitch. So is it the second or third stitch which is passed over
Any help and advise is wecome and I don't mind being patronised
Oh, and would I be better off doing it on bigger needles with DK wool until I am happy I can do the pattern?
it's always the slipped stitch that is passed over (ie the one not knitted), so if there's slip1, knit1, psso, then it would be the 2nd stitch on the right needle; but if it was slip1, yo, knit1,psso the it would indeed be the 3rd stitch on the right needle that you pass over.
you were correct, and I hope that wasn't remotely patronising
Thanks Fraggle et al
I realised my tension was slightly too tight making the 'pass slipped stitch' difficult. Have loosened tension and now all is clear.
Below is my attempt at just getting familiar with the pattern. I have also added beads to see how that works
I have now cast on again with a border each side of reverse stocking stitch and am going to turn it into a scarf until I am really comfortable with the pattern
I do have to say that is nicer doing more than K1 P1, but I find I lose my way in the pattern quite a lot. I have lost count of the number of times I have unpicked it all and started again. I am afriad I dont have the knowledge or experience to work out exactly where I have gone wrong and how to correct it. It seems far easier at this stage to undo it all and start again
That's very pretty Schmunks
The knowing how you've gone wrong bit comes with time and confidence. In no time you'll find yourself 'knowing' what comes next just by looking.
I have just finished a lacey patterned scarf in very thin wool. I'd a real struggle at first remembering how the holes worked out but I soon got the hang of it. Just need to wash it and pin it out now to get it into shape. Then start another one as my mum saw it and wants one too
Here it is as I am working it now. 3-ply wool on 3.25mm needles. I have never done anything so fine before
I've been knitting little jackets and bootees for a friend's twins.
I am now on my third attempt at knitting from an old pattern book that was my grandma's. I am failing at the piquot edge. It says to knit the cast on edge with the stitches on the needle but it keeps looking twisted. I've done it before with a different pattern and that says to sew it up afterwards - so that's what I'm going to do. G'ah, I will not be beaten by this pattern!
hi By 'eck, I'm a novice but love oohing at other people's brilliant works.
Small those are beautiful.
Looking good Schmunks and I know just what you mean about getting muddled and ripping back.
I can't work out how to post a pic of the finished scarf but I have put a photo on FB for those who frequent that place.
Mauve version now on the needles.
What beautiful presents small. Well done
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