lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (yarn bunny)
[personal profile] lizcommotion
And I have a question. If I I'm knitting a sock and I like the pattern on the "inside" better, when I get to the heel flap couldn't I just do a wrap and turn or something and flip it inside out and work the rest of the sock the other way out? I know it might affect gauge, but other than that can anyone see any problems?

(This is what happens when I experiment with yarn.)
fish_echo: betta fish (Default)
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Sometimes I leap into things without thinking all the way through, without reading all the instructions, or without thinking ahead for all what the instructions might be...

Which is why I now have a patchwork blanket made with a variety of yarns to piece together, and I'm looking at the patches made with 100% cashmere yarn, wondering what to do next. I reclaimed the yarn from a jumper at a second hand store and the shoulder seams were reinforced with some non-cashmere yarn. Of course, it's not until now, when I've knit everything up, that I'm wondering if maybe that means that seaming is complicated when working with 100% cashmere yarn. (My original plan was to use blanket stitch on all the seams.)

So, does anyone have advice on what I should be doing with regards to seaming the 100% cashmere patches?


x-posted to fish-echo and [community profile] knitting
nonniemous: (knit)
[personal profile] nonniemous
[personal profile] inchainz  and I have been discussing this randomly, and I've been searching for an answer in all my knitting books, but I haven't found one.  So I come here, to the knitting group, fount of all wisdom re: knitting, and I ask:

When purling, if the first leg of the stitch is behind the needle, do you go through that instead, or do you always default to the leg that's in front of the needle?  Seems to me it would make things twist funny.  I know when I knit, I go through the first leg, front or back.  Purling front leg only can also result in a twist, so ...

Yeah, okay.  This is probably a really stupid question.  But it's itching at me!  Anyone have any wisdom to share?

jumpuphigh: Purple scarf on table shaped like a heart. (Knit heart)
[personal profile] jumpuphigh
I started my first cabling project last night.  It is so very cool.  I'm going to want to cable everything for a while.  The project is cabled baby socks and I am using an organic, undyed, cotton yarn

Cabling!  It's my new thing. 

fish_echo: betta fish (Default)
[personal profile] fish_echo
I've got a pattern which calls for using the Twisted German cast on, which I don't know. (I know could use some other cast on but I would really prefer to follow the pattern on this one...)

So please, oh dear wise [community profile] knittingers, any help you can throw my way would be much appreciated!

I'm looking for instructions on how to do the Twisted German cast-on (it may or may not have other names, but only that one was given) which are actually useful in explaining how to do it. I've looked at some of the instructions I could find online but I haven't had any luck actually following along and reproducing the cast-on properly (erm, as far as I can tell, given that I don't know what exactly I'm supposed to be doing. But at least it doesn't look quite like the photo, which I assume isn't a good sign...).

My preference is for vids which I can watch with the sound off (and thus learn entirely from the motions), but annotated pictures/diagrams or written instructions could also work. Books/offline references are much less instant-gratification, but I do have access to a library, so, sure, why not leave them too.

And if you have links (or off-line references) to instructions for this cast-on which are useful/instructive but don't match up with my preferences, please do leave them anyway so that this might be a useful reference post for those who don't learn the same way I do (marking them as 'not likely to be useful to Fish' or something similar would be useful, I suppose).

ETA: I think I've figured it out, thanks everyone! :) If you have a favourite resource(s) for this cast on that you'd like to share, feel free to still drop them in the comments so that others viewing this entry in the future can check them out.



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