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by Joy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Loopy stocking stitch
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Loopy stocking stitch

Sorry, I got swept up in memories when you said loopy teacosys. I have to say I like the pattern Darknit found a lot more. Have you knitted any of Frankies patterns before. She's an absolute gem of a designer, very talented and never charges for her patterns, although she has a just giving page for ...
by Joy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Loopy stocking stitch
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Loopy stocking stitch

Oooh take me back to the 70s. I know, and love exactly what you mean. Although that said there's so many funky teacosys it might not be the same. I found this vintage pattern through ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loop-stitch-tea-cosy You need to do a "loop stitch" there'...
by Joy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Technique Questions
Topic: Stuck with pattern instructions!
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Stuck with pattern instructions!

That's exactly what I would say. Some patterns also have armhole shaping at the same time which can be very confusing. In which case I'd also suggest writing out decreases row by row. Nothing fancy, you can decide your own shorthand. Then you can tick off each row as you've done it. And it helps you...
by Joy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Technique Questions
Topic: Stuck with pattern instructions!
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Stuck with pattern instructions!

I've had a busy day so can't do it now but I'll answer thoroughly tomorrow. - but anyone else please reply if you're able.
by Joy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technique Questions
Topic: Help please, does this look right
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Help please, does this look right

Yes you can use the same yarn again. It might have a bit of a crinkle at first but as you've not washed and dried the yarn it should naturally fall out. In the good old days when our mothers and grandmothers recycled yarn by unlocking whole garments from jumble sales, they would have skeined washed ...
by Joy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Technique Questions
Topic: Help please, does this look right
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Help please, does this look right

Do you think you'll be able to block the shawl which might help ease out the tightness? I agree it does look too puckered. But I think the only photo of the point on the pattern has been carefully and I suspect they also had trouble with it puckering. You could try knitting the first inch with large...
by Joy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Current Projects
Topic: Come on folks, what you working on
Replies: 276
Views: 21403

Re: Come on folks, what you working on

I think I need a pair of socks blockers. Great socks Helen.
by Joy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Pattern Queries
Topic: Scarf pattern query
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Scarf pattern query

If the pattern doesn't specify knit or purl wise I'd opt for way that feels right. And be consistent. Without trying it out I'd probably opt for knit wise. Why don't you do a swatch, cast on 8 stitches and work about 20 rows, it'll give you a good idea what the overall effect will be, and you could ...
by Joy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Pattern Queries
Topic: Scarf pattern query
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Scarf pattern query

Can you give us the patterns name, details .

I think you it's the S1wyf that you do twice, it should make a pretty pattern and once you gett into a rhythm you should be fine.
by Joy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Yarn Search
Topic: Best cruelty-free yarn for baby blanket
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Best cruelty-free yarn for baby blanket

That's an interesting question and one I'm ashamed to say I don't know the answer to. Have you considered using one of the British independent yarn producers. I know that Jon Arbon and Fyberspates both had high ethical standards when I first started knitting with higher end yarns. I can't imagine th...

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