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ceridwen Posted - Jun 20 2020 : 09:45:28 AM
Darlene (doctordor) had posted a knitting question in another thread and it made me think that perhaps we should have a knitting thread going to answer questions.

Originally posted by doctordar

Thank you, Carole! I first bought a set of the straight metal ones, but they were so slippery that the stitches kept coming off. So I bought the ones with the cords. I know it will take me some time to find the type that works best for me. I'll try out your suggestion to change the twist I use to see if that helps. I was looking on Amazon at the fixed cord needles. I was wondering if the metal ones would do what the original metal ones did. Perhaps with more practice these issues will resolve themselves. I so appreciate your help!

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Darlene, if your stitches slip off, you might have too loose of a tension. I'm thinking that you are using double pointed needles. You can purchase stoppers for those ... or make one with thick foam.

Fix cables are great in that you will not be dealing with the unwinding of the cable. However, depending on the project you are working on, you will need the same size needles with different length cables. The only fixed cables I have are for 2.5mm as they do not make them interchangeable and I bought them with a 16" cable.

Not sure what brand needles you use ... I purchase my HiyaHiya knitting needles at this shop:

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windypines Posted - Aug 09 2022 : 2:06:13 PM
. And I am off to the sock races. Lol. Got a few rows done. But I did not have to rip any out and start again. A few more rows and it will be easier to keep the flow of two at once. I have made 5 or 6 pairs of the pattern. I don like 2 at once cause they are always the same size. Just takes a bit longer cause your doing two.

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ceridwen Posted - Aug 09 2022 : 07:01:58 AM
Go Michele! With time/practice it will be second nature for you.

I've never done magic loop. I use double pointed needles for my socks. Although I will be trying the Addi FlexiFlips on my next pair of sock. I've read good things about it. I'll let you all know my experience.


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windypines Posted - Aug 09 2022 : 03:30:01 AM
I got started last night on the socks. It will be many months before I get even close to having them done. lol Using a size one needle, doing magic loop, two at once top down. I have one row knitted, before I headed to bed. haha

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atkinst2 Posted - Aug 08 2022 : 6:49:50 PM
Thank you, Carole. I don't always block unless it is a shawl.

Michele, be sure to post a pic when you get them done. Would love to see them

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
windypines Posted - Aug 08 2022 : 05:04:16 AM
Well I have my two at once sock pattern out. I went up by my ma's and balled up two skeins of my sock yarn. Jill was my black sheep, who went to a grey color.......hummm. lol My hair is not all brown anymore either. haha They are gone now, but I have alot of wool to use. The sock yarn has some bamboo and nylon spun in it. the hardest part for me is getting the two at once started. After a few rounds it is great. Well until you don't pay good attention and knit a half a row with the wrong ball of yarn..... haha. Now to take the time and get started. Happy Knitting all.

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atkinst2 Posted - Aug 07 2022 : 08:56:51 AM
Thank you Denise

Michele, Go for it. Find a simple pattern and just go for it

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
levisgrammy Posted - Aug 07 2022 : 04:25:02 AM
Theresa, those socks and that shawl are gorgeous.

Carol, that pattern is lovely!

I have never progressed far in learning to knit but that is, I'm sure, because I have not put the time into it that I should.

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windypines Posted - Aug 06 2022 : 5:41:10 PM
You ladies are awe inspiring!! Wow you get some much knitting done and I am still in the what can I make phase. I have some sock weight yarn I had made by a neighbor who had a small mill. I may just start some socks.

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ceridwen Posted - Aug 06 2022 : 07:16:58 AM
Oh Teresa, it's lovely! Nice that you block after a finish. I'm a procrastinator when it comes to blocking. Not my favourite part! But, it makes all the difference.

Thank you for posting a picture of your project. It's so inspiring.

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atkinst2 Posted - Aug 05 2022 : 10:11:49 AM
Just off the needles and onto the blocking board

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
ceridwen Posted - Aug 05 2022 : 06:17:39 AM
I finished the Dunyvaig Hap. I am happy to report that I have not found any other mistakes. If I did, you can be sure I will not be frogging it! I'll post a picture once I have blocked it.

I started another project. I wanted something mindless, again, to take on vacation. It's a scarf for a dear friend of mine. The pattern is called Julien Classic Wool Scarf by Steve Rousseau Design. I'm using Sunday Morning 4 Ply by Sonder Yarn Co. The yarn is made up of 75% Bluefaced Leicester wool and 25% Masham. It is so soft and cozy. The colour is called Fresh Sheets.


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ceridwen Posted - Aug 04 2022 : 10:25:33 AM
Theresa, lovely socks. I love that you showed us your wheel. Thank you for sharing. I so enjoy looking other peoples creations ... it's so inspiring.

Michelle, glad you enjoyed the video. Denise is a sweetheart. Corine from the Woolly Thistle did an interview with her. You can check it out here (more towards the end if you don't want to watch the full shopcast:

I enjoy the Woolly Thistle's shopcast especially when Rachel does "a postcard from Shetland". I don't know, it makes me feel connected to like minded people.

Yours in Fibre,

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atkinst2 Posted - Aug 04 2022 : 07:03:24 AM
Michele, I have not spun as much as I should. I always spread myself too thin LOL. Working on an antique quilt right now (hand quilting it) I think it was put together in the 20s or 30s and never finished. It is a nice 9 patch and am just getting a shawl (sheep shawl) off the needles. Am working on the cast off now so I should get it on the blocking board by tomorrow.

I too have a bunch of fluff (wool) ready to be spun but probably won't do any until winter when I can have a fire in the fireplace and can spin while watching the flames. One of my favorite things to do LOL

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
windypines Posted - Aug 03 2022 : 7:11:24 PM
How nice Theresa! Have you spun alot? I have not done any for a year or two, since we have been working on our house. I do have quite a bit of wool all washed up and carded into batts, from my sheep.

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atkinst2 Posted - Aug 02 2022 : 10:07:00 AM
Michele, Love your wheel! Here is a photo of mine. A little dusty as I have not spun for a while, but need to get back to it.

Karen, Thank you! Maybe you could find a yarn store that gives lessons!

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
windypines Posted - Jul 31 2022 : 5:35:17 PM
I checked out some of the video about sock knitting. Wow, I would love to meet that girl. Not sure what it is, but I instantly like her. I need to start some socks! lol I have been looking for a pattern I could knit and nothing has got me started yet.

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Jokamartell Posted - Jul 31 2022 : 1:24:04 PM
Theresa, beautiful socks!! Wish I could knitÖ

Karen :)

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atkinst2 Posted - Jul 31 2022 : 11:02:34 AM
I'm with you Carole, I love knitting socks. They are my to-go project! On an airplane, camping, riding in a car you can bet I am knitting socks.

Here is a picture of the last pair I did

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ceridwen Posted - Jul 29 2022 : 11:24:45 AM
Thank you Michelle for your kind comment.

If anyone is interested in knitting socks, I found this great class on Youtube from Denise DeSantis of Earthtonesgirl.

I've linked to the first class. She has a series of classes and they are free.

I love knitting socks, I find it so relaxing. I hope you you get inspired to start knitting socks and share you work here on this thread.

Yours in Fibre!

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windypines Posted - Jul 26 2022 : 6:03:48 PM
all I can say is wow!! amazing pattern and to be able to knit it, wow.

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ceridwen Posted - Jul 26 2022 : 07:50:50 AM
Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments. I ended up frogging it. The confusing part about this pattern is that, when working on the Wrong Side (WS) the purl become knit and the knit become purl. It's not the first time I've made that mistake and frogged it!

For those curious to see the mistake ....

I was on the WS and knit when I should have purl.

I've knitted back to where I was originally before I frogged and a tad more.

I'm really loving how it's turning out. It will be so warm and cozy for those cold winter days.


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atkinst2 Posted - Jul 25 2022 : 12:40:05 PM
Beautiful Carole.... I do not see a mistake either, so unless it will drive you crazy, I would leave it alone.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jul 22 2022 : 1:40:04 PM
Thatís beautiful Carole. I donít see a mistake either. I think if itís something you can live with then leave it since no one else can see it. But if itís going to haunt you and make you not want to wear it then fix it.

windypines Posted - Jul 22 2022 : 03:16:59 AM
The hap is beautiful. Amazing knitting too. No mistake in site. lol You want to talk mistakes, oh boy. I took a rug off my loom. 3 stripes on one side, 4 on the other. Now how I did that, I don't know.

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Dreamer42 Posted - Jul 21 2022 : 7:56:13 PM
Gorgeous hap, no mistake in view!

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