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31/03/2010 at 14:04


My latest finished project. Mitts in some gorgeous yarn that Beebs gave me a couple of weeks ago.

31/03/2010 at 14:10
Pink    pirate
31/03/2010 at 16:52

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!

18/04/2010 at 16:27
Sobbing here as I started a scarf a few weeks ago, but only did 10 rows. I picked it up again today (finished more socks last night) and have decided I can make it wider than the pattern says and use up more of the skein of yarn I bought. I really don't want to rip it back, but have to.
18/04/2010 at 16:43
Kwilter .... thank gawd you're here!  I am doing the heel of my first ever sock.  Going fine but pattern then uses the abbvn 'ssk' and offers no explanation.  Only thing I can think of is slip stitch knitwise .... any ideas?
18/04/2010 at 16:45

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 ....

iron fraggle    pirate
18/04/2010 at 18:14

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"

Edited: 18/04/2010 at 18:16
18/04/2010 at 18:25

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

iron fraggle    pirate
18/04/2010 at 18:40
excellent!   which reminds me, I've got half a sock on the needles somewhere!
18/04/2010 at 18:42
It is my first sock.  I am inordinately proud of it.  I may end up wearing it on the outside of my shoe so everyone can see and admire it
18/04/2010 at 19:00

Sorry TP! I just k2tog throught the back of the loop for ssk, seems to work OK.

Where's the picture then?

18/04/2010 at 19:21
When it's finished ....
18/04/2010 at 20:13
Oh Ladies.....not sure if I have asked this before, but does anyone know anyone with a knitting machine who is prepared to do commissions.  I have an idea for a scarf which I think would look good on finer wool which I guess is what a knitting machine could do.  (But as I know nothing about knitting, I could well be wrong )
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
19/04/2010 at 07:50

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

19/04/2010 at 08:42
Fantastic Sue.  Thank you.  I will send you a PM right now.
28/05/2010 at 16:14


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

28/05/2010 at 16:36
28/05/2010 at 17:04

Oh I like those   Can you knit me a pair next?  I'll exchange them for some handknitted socks!

28/05/2010 at 17:40

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    pirate
28/05/2010 at 17:45
I cant help with the knitting Q's

and this thread has reminded me that I need to crack on with my 'project' as I have ignored it for so long,  only got about 4 hours left and it will be kind of finished and if it works I can have a go at the rest of the family 
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