a thread for knitters

See pirates, it IS a knitting club!

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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 
28/05/2010 at 17:50
M...eldy wrote (see)
I cant help with the knitting Q's

Of course you can't Melds.  It's not a knitting club for you  

Funny how it all comes back to you.........My mum taught me to knit when I was about 12.  Did not have to google in the end.  Remembered you just knit the same stitch twice. 

But that still does not mean I have not already ripped it off the knitting needles and started again

M...eldy    pirate
28/05/2010 at 17:59
My mum taught me and a friend to knit and I can do rows and rows and rows and rows and rows and rows ........

Guess what she never taught us to do?
28/05/2010 at 18:02
Cast off?
28/05/2010 at 18:02
You're right Schmunks, knit the stitch but don't do the slipping onto the other needle bit, then knit into the back of it
M...eldy    pirate
28/05/2010 at 18:03
cast off and turn corners and all the stuff that doesnt end up with a scarf on a knitting needle !!
28/05/2010 at 18:19

TP - I knew I had forgotten something as I was just left with a big loop when I purled the next row.  Have undone it three times now and also trying it on normal DK wool until I get it right.  It's not doing the fluffy wool much good keep knitting and unravelling it.

Were you also told to knit into the back of the stitches when you cast on?  That's another thing I remember my Mum telling me, but not sure whether that's one of 'her things'.

LOL @ Melds

28/05/2010 at 18:37

Sorry this is becoming a bit memememememe

TP - Thanks for the tip about knitting into the back of the 'increase' stitch.  I have now done 6 rows and it's starting to take shape. 

Another thing, does everyone else slip the first stitch of every row or is another of my Mum's 'things'?

28/05/2010 at 18:40

I only do this if I am going to have to pick up stitches along the edge, like for the heels of socks and suchlike.

I don't knit into the back of stitches when casting on but I know people who do.  I have no idea what difference it makes.

I shall be on the sofa with my sock and a G&T all evening so no problem helping out if you get stuck again Schmunkee

28/05/2010 at 19:22
Cheers TP.  The next step was to do 21cm of stocking stitch so I have cast off using DK.  I am gonna start all over again with the 'proper' wool.
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