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hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
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Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 9:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

That's just the stitch.

But she can knit plain for the last six stitches every row and that will stop the scarf curling so much.

HWH

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43966
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 05 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought so, she's started on MkII with plain either end, MkII was very wide so I thought it wirked quite well as a tubular scarf.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43966
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 05 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lots of new links in the knitting section:

http://www.downsizer.net/option,com_bookmarks/Itemid,54/catid,44/

judyofthewoods



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 804
Location: Pembrokeshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If anyone is starting to learn to knit from absolute scratch, I would hightly recomend the German way where you hold the yarn in the left hand like you do when you crochet. It is much faster than the British way. Once you are used to knitting the British way, I imagine it would be difficult to get out of the habit.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have seen a lot of american patterns for "worsted weight" yarn. Does this equate to DK? They use similar size needles that you would use with DK.

Sarah D



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 2584

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.upcountry.co.uk/choosebuy/techno.htm

You need to scroll down to the bottom of this page for the conversion chart - gives needle sizes as well; quite useful.

Hope this helps.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 05 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Sarah.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14834
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 05 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

highly reccommend John Lewis for knitting wool - They have some lovely natural fibres, like merino, silk and merino mixes, cashmere (and silk mixes) I could only find synthetics every else - no chenille though. Damn!

My only learning to knit tip is to knit with natural fibres - they have a bit of give in them, which is lovely as I got in an awful pickle with the synthetics.

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