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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2008|12:27 pm]
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givinguponyou
If I want to use a different color trim for the waist band and cuffs, does it have to be the same yarn as what is in the body? Most people don't sell matching trim with their yarn but I was thinking of asking someone to dye me some matching trims. Would it work out if they were different kinds of yarn or do I have to try to match it all up? (I have mostly BFL and BBR if that matters)
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wonderpants pattern Q [Jul. 10th, 2008|01:50 pm]
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ercvt
In the pattern, when it calls for me to attach a new ball of yarn for the magic loop method for the legs...

How do I DO that?????!! Am I just a dork?

here is what it says....

**Using your 40” needle, knit to two stitches before marker B. On those last two stitches,
knit 2 together (K2tog). Pass marker to right needle. Consider the stitches you have just
completed the BACK of LEG 1.
ATTACH A NEW BALL OF YARN. You’ll be using this new ball for Leg 2, beginning at
marker B as follows: SSK, knit to marker C.
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(no subject) [Jul. 9th, 2008|12:20 pm]
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givinguponyou
Is there anywhere online that sells a kit type of thing with everything you need to get started knitting soakers/longies? I have some DPN but have been unable to find the right circular needles locally. I also need a crochet hook, stitch markers etc etc etc.
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talk to me about loniges/capris with bell bottom/flare/ruffled or lacey cuffs/legs [Apr. 21st, 2008|09:56 am]
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babycakies
[mood |chipperchipper]

I have this georgous pair of longies that I am thinking would be great as a pair of capris for my little girl. I am wanting to add a row of eyelet along the bottom before I start the flare/bell bottom,… I’m going to run some beutiful ribbon through to make them more girly and prettier. The question is, I have never done a bell bottom of flared leg,…. help??

i have done the ruffled edge where you KFAB every stitch for the last two rows,.. if I did that and kept knitting for more length would that create the effect I’m looking for or is there something better??? Bonus Point for something that would work up a little more lacey like,.. KWIM? am I making any sense?

P.S. - I asked on the ravelry forum and well, my question got 0 bites or answers,... *sigh*  hahaha, oh well! hence the reason I cut and pasted here!

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Does this soaker *look* ok? [Apr. 5th, 2008|01:31 pm]
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youll_getoverit
I really wanted to make a side loading soaker for baby2. I started with the punk_knitters pattern and used the instructions for the curly purly soaker for the leg part. I made a few in the past 2 weeks and I'm wondering how they will work for a newborn. They just look, weird. Maybe too narrow? I really wish I knew someone with a newborn so I could try the fit before I make anymore for our kiddo. Could you take a look and give me some feedback?

thanks!
eta: I pulled out the cuffs and kitchener stitch and took out some of the rise and made the legs smaller. it looks much better.  I don't think I'm going to put the rolled cuffs back on. I think it looks better without them now. thank you for your help!!!!!
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okay ladies and men if there are any [Mar. 28th, 2008|08:44 am]
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babycakies
[mood |artisticartistic]

I have gotten pretty good at making shorties and longies and I have matching wool left over so, i really would like a point in the direction of some hats to knit to go with these,.... point me in the right direction,....  I would like something fun and funky but, not overly complicated.... a basic round hat,  one with ear flaps? and a couple other random ones....
TIA

And,...... GO!!!! 
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my first FO [Mar. 15th, 2008|01:03 pm]
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bungalow10
Thank you everyone for entertaining all my newbie questions this past month. I finished my first shorties and I love them.

If I had known how quick and easy it is to knit something myself, I would have learned to knit while on maternity leave. It's been exactly a month since my first knitting class.

Anyways, my short rows need lots of work (I partially blame the directions in the Picky Pants pattern - I will be seeking out new methods for doing short rows). I made these in a medium... my model is napping ;) The yarn is Calisto from 100 Pure Wool. Next time I will do the waistband in needles two sizes smaller than the body. I used size 8 needs (circs for body, DPNs and circs for legs) for entire garment.

The gusset scared me more than anything, but I was able to shape it and kitchener it closed with no trouble. The waistband and cuffs are ribbed.

These were just finished five minutes ago, literally. They still need to be washed, blocked, and lanolized.

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soaker help. [Mar. 13th, 2008|12:01 pm]
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youll_getoverit
I've always used the Punk_knitters soaker pattern, but I want to try something a little different. I was thinking just making a normal ribbed waist w/ eyelets, SK for about 5 inches (nb size) and then trying to make it side loading instead of front loading. Could I place hip markers and the beginning and halfway, CO 5 before the hip markers (kinda like the curly purly pattern), decrease  front and back until I have 12 and then kitchener it closed? would that work ok?

Hope that made sense!
TIA
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more needle questions [Mar. 10th, 2008|10:34 am]
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bungalow10
So I'm knitting my first longies and coming up on the legs. I have size 8 DPNs, but I'm a little intimidated... should I suck it up and learn to knit circular on the DPNs or should I search for 12" size 8 circulars?

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Skirtie/Skirty how-to? [Mar. 3rd, 2008|12:28 pm]
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thalionar
anyone have any how-to advice on skirties?

I've been using the soaker pattern posted by cyntergomes in punk_knitters (here if you're unfamiliar with it), and can practically follow the pattern in my sleep.

So... how do I do a skirtie? or, how do YOU do a skirtie? Are there any patterns out there (free or pay)?

Thanks in advance!!!
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