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Anyone here who has made a Wingspan: Does it absolutely have to be done on a circular needle? (Especially if I'm using worsted weight.) Could I pull it off on a 14" straight needle? I really, really hate circs. :/
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I've never knitted anything that required a double thread until I picked up an easy afghan pattern. The pattern itself is no problem, but I'm wondering if there's a way to keep the yarn from twisting. After ever row I have to untwist the balls of yarn which is easy but annoying.

Right now I've got each ball in a separate box, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm using giant balls of yarn (those super saver types that are 1 pound each that began as skeins), so could the size be the problem? Should I have left them as giant skeins?

I'd appreciate any advice. If this is an unavoidable problem, that's OK. In the scheme of things, it's not all that bad. :)
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I found the cutest pattern for a little dress on Ravelry, but it's in Polish. Is there anyone who can/would be willing to translate?
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[personal profile] northern
Hi hi! *waves*

I'm pretty new to charts, but am trying to knit a lace scarf. I'm wondering, does anyone know what it means when a symbol on a knitting chart occupies two spaces, vertically? Trying to ask the designer, but no reply yet. It looks like this (sorry for photo of a monitor effect).

ETA: After starting row 11, I think I understand. It looks like all the special stitches like m in combination with anything else have drifted down to a lesser or greater degree. That does mean I made a few mistakes on row 10, but I have the correct amount of stitches, and I think I can compensate. Thank you for your help!

ETA again: Yep, got a reply from the designer and it was just an alignment problem. Phew!
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Hi guys, lurker and knitting n00b here. I apologise if there's an answer to this somewhere on the community but, at the time of writing, I don't have time to look.

See, I like making stuffed toys - I can also crochet, so that's easy, just going round and round, but with knitting, double pointed needles present me with a problem - laddering between the stitches over two needles. Is there any way to fix this?

I suspect the answer is "practice", or "circular needles". Practice I can do; circular needles, not so much (short of cash and nearby sources to purchase from). Any advice would be gratefully received, as it's driving me demented.

ETA: I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who left comments and advice on this post. You are all awesome! :D
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I'm wondering about making a minor adaption to yarn choice for a project I want to start - a very elegant jumper with a zig-zag rib (done through cabling). The pattern is in issue 51 of "The Knitter" (www.knitter.co.uk), and uses one strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, and one strand Anchor Metallic Fine thread. Tension is 34sts and 32 rows to 10 cm in pattern, and they suggest 3.25mm needles (UK 10/ US 2).

Thing is, though, while I love Kidsilk, I'm not keen on metallic thread (either in terms of working with it, or how it looks at the end), but I'm worried about whether that would affect the tension/ make the garment too flimsy. My instinct is to say it would probably be all right, but what do other people think?
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[personal profile] randomling
Hello! I have lurked here for aaaages but I am now delurking because I need some help.

I'm knitting a seamless sweater (a la Elizabeth Zimmerman) on circular needles. It's been going swimmingly (stocking, so I'm just knitting and knitting). But this evening when I got home from work, I pulled the project out of my bag in a careless manner and accidentally pulled a bunch of stitches off the needles.

[insert giant sadface here]

So I've managed to get the stitches mostly back on the needles, but I think some of them are twisted and some of them have dropped back a few rows. I know you do something with a crochet needle, but I'm not sure what, and I'm not sure what search terms to use to find good tutorials online. (I keep wanting to type "save my knitting!" into Google, but I'm not sure that will help much.)

My two major questions are:

1. How do I fix the run-down stitches beyond "wave crochet needle"?
2. How do I tell which ones are twisted for sure? I am not great at reading my knitting yet.

Any help in fixing this mess is much appreciated. Thanks!

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