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    Littlebean
    The Knitters Thread
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    • 1st Oct 07, 5:55 AM
    The Knitters Thread 1st Oct 07 at 5:55 AM
    Following on from the recent thread about handknitting it is apparent that many of us OS'ers are also keen knitters. The idea of this thread is to give us a place to post comments/suggestions, to be able to chat about our current work in progress (WIP), share patterns/tips/tricks, and post pictures of our completed work (I'm nosy and love seeing piccies ).

    I'll get the ball rolling: I've now finished knitting the sweater that sparked the original post. Now I've remembered just how much I disliked making up the finished garment -definately the worst part of knitting. I've managed to pick up and knit around the neck and I've done the collar, but now I have to work out how to set in the sleeves - hmmmmmm. Any suggestions/tips would be gratefully received. I've never knitted a sweater with shaped armholes before - having stuck to straight seams - but having splurged on the yarn I really want the finished product to look nice.
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    • timehastoldme
    • By timehastoldme 30th Aug 17, 8:52 AM
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    timehastoldme
    This took two years to finish because I'm slow, and easily bored.

    https://i.imgur.com/kNl5Pb2.jpg

    This one was to use up odd bits of left over rowan felted tweed

    https://i.imgur.com/279cZEY.jpg
    Last edited by timehastoldme; 08-09-2017 at 9:40 PM. Reason: Covert pictures to links.
    • hiddenshadow
    • By hiddenshadow 30th Aug 17, 8:31 PM
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    hiddenshadow
    Love both of those...so pretty.
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    • kittie
    • By kittie 3rd Sep 17, 9:03 AM
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    kittie
    omg I can`t thank anyone, the page is so massively wide and offscreen. I love the shawl but the photo is affecting my screen

    Just popped on to say that I am going to stash bust, am about to make very easy slippers. I am wearing a pair today, made with 2 strands of home spun left overs and if too big then I just do a bit of a felt in the washing machine. I`ll make a couple more pairs for me and also for everyone for christmas. That should get rid of much stash
    https://auntekristy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/better-dorm-boots-free-knitting-pattern.html
    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 3rd Sep 17, 2:33 PM
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    lynseydee
    omg I can`t thank anyone, the page is so massively wide and offscreen. I love the shawl but the photo is affecting my screen

    Just popped on to say that I am going to stash bust, am about to make very easy slippers. I am wearing a pair today, made with 2 strands of home spun left overs and if too big then I just do a bit of a felt in the washing machine. I`ll make a couple more pairs for me and also for everyone for christmas. That should get rid of much stash
    https://auntekristy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/better-dorm-boots-free-knitting-pattern.html
    Originally posted by kittie
    I like the idea of this and having just looked at the pattern really like them as well.

    I am trying to stash bust too but mine is bought yarn. What would you say was good yarn to use in doubling up? Most of what I have is dk so would this be ok?
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    • mardatha
    • By mardatha 4th Sep 17, 10:23 AM
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    mardatha
    lynseydee you could use 2 strands of DK on the smallest needles possible for you to knit comfortably. Like say 4mm or 4.5mm.
    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 4th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
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    lynseydee
    lynseydee you could use 2 strands of DK on the smallest needles possible for you to knit comfortably. Like say 4mm or 4.5mm.
    Originally posted by mardatha
    I've lent my 4mm to my mum but have 4.5mm. Might have to give them a try as my next stash buster. Thanks Mardatha and thanks Kittie for posting the pattern
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    • Floss
    • By Floss 6th Sep 17, 8:27 AM
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    Floss
    Without reading all of the thread, could peeps suggest where to buy 1500m of chunky yarn to knit a throw? I am struggling to find yarn that makes the project affordable. Thank you!
    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 6th Sep 17, 9:14 PM
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    lynseydee
    Without reading all of the thread, could peeps suggest where to buy 1500m of chunky yarn to knit a throw? I am struggling to find yarn that makes the project affordable. Thank you!
    Originally posted by Floss
    Knitting Wool Sales. They also have a facebook page and offer discounts on their wool. What I've seen on facebook they seem really well priced and people are always posting pictures of things they've knitted and saying how well it's come out.

    Apparently they've just put some packs on ebay starting from 99p. Search for knit1pearl114
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 7th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    spirit
    Without reading all of the thread, could peeps suggest where to buy 1500m of chunky yarn to knit a throw? I am struggling to find yarn that makes the project affordable. Thank you!
    Originally posted by Floss


    or http://kempswoolshop.com/
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    • timehastoldme
    • By timehastoldme 8th Sep 17, 9:39 PM
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    timehastoldme
    omg I can`t thank anyone, the page is so massively wide and offscreen. I love the shawl but the photo is affecting my screen

    Just popped on to say that I am going to stash bust, am about to make very easy slippers. I am wearing a pair today, made with 2 strands of home spun left overs and if too big then I just do a bit of a felt in the washing machine. I`ll make a couple more pairs for me and also for everyone for christmas. That should get rid of much stash
    https://auntekristy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/better-dorm-boots-free-knitting-pattern.html
    Originally posted by kittie
    Will delete post. It looks normal on my screen, feel free to send a message to let me know if there's an issue.
    • JordieLee
    • By JordieLee 9th Sep 17, 11:11 AM
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    Ooh fellow knitters! I'm new here lol. Is this post just for knitters or does it cover Crochet too?
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    • hiddenshadow
    • By hiddenshadow 10th Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    hiddenshadow
    Ooh fellow knitters! I'm new here lol. Is this post just for knitters or does it cover Crochet too?
    Originally posted by JordieLee
    I think we've chatted about all sorts of fibre-y crafts.
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    • JordieLee
    • By JordieLee 15th Sep 17, 1:44 AM
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    Good to know lol I do both but I crochet more lately haha
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    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 15th Sep 17, 11:42 AM
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    mary hinge
    everyone is welcome here, We are a friendly bunch here and all very laid back! If you did want a crochet thread there is one in the crafting section of the forum.

    I have crochet a few beanie hats over the last few weeks, stocking up for Superman's charity "winter warmer" bags for the homeless people in town.

    Knitting has slowed down, I had a miscarriage in august so the unfinished knitting I began for hitcher hiker has been abandonned until I feel able to face it.

    I'm turning my attention to christmas presents - master H want's more clothes for his bear so will be a mixture of knitting/crocheting and sewing going on..... and the usual hats to make! I found a nice pattern for some slipper socks to have a bash at too!

    Whats everyone up to?
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    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 15th Sep 17, 4:02 PM
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    lynseydee
    everyone is welcome here, We are a friendly bunch here and all very laid back! If you did want a crochet thread there is one in the crafting section of the forum.

    I have crochet a few beanie hats over the last few weeks, stocking up for Superman's charity "winter warmer" bags for the homeless people in town.

    Knitting has slowed down, I had a miscarriage in august so the unfinished knitting I began for hitcher hiker has been abandonned until I feel able to face it.

    I'm turning my attention to christmas presents - master H want's more clothes for his bear so will be a mixture of knitting/crocheting and sewing going on..... and the usual hats to make! I found a nice pattern for some slipper socks to have a bash at too!

    Whats everyone up to?
    Originally posted by mary hinge
    Sorry to hear your news Mary, I can't imagine what you're going through but send hugs anyway

    Do you have a link for the slipper socks? Have got one pattern but always open to suggestions to use up some stash.
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    • hiddenshadow
    • By hiddenshadow 15th Sep 17, 4:22 PM
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    So sorry to hear your news, MH.

    Slipper socks sound so nice and comfy.

    I've finally gotten my stash out of boxes and organised (ish). Now to work up energy to actually figure out projects to cast on...have a sweater project to make for a friend, so that's probably up next.
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 15th Sep 17, 4:59 PM
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    nursemaggie
    So sorry for your loss mary hinge
    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 15th Sep 17, 5:32 PM
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    mary hinge
    Sorry to hear your news Mary, I can't imagine what you're going through but send hugs anyway

    Do you have a link for the slipper socks? Have got one pattern but always open to suggestions to use up some stash.
    Originally posted by lynseydee

    https://auntekristy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/better-dorm-boots-free-knitting-pattern.html This is the pattern that caught my eye, have seen it circulate a few of the knitting groups on the book of face recently!
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    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 15th Sep 17, 5:58 PM
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    lynseydee
    https://auntekristy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/better-dorm-boots-free-knitting-pattern.html This is the pattern that caught my eye, have seen it circulate a few of the knitting groups on the book of face recently!
    Originally posted by mary hinge
    We obviously have the same taste as that's the same pattern I've already saved
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    • SIRENS
    • By SIRENS 15th Sep 17, 8:57 PM
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    SIRENS
    Sorry to hear your sad new Mary sending hugs x

    I am in the middle of finishing a cardi for me, hat for ds and just started a Star Wars scarf for dh, it is my first attempt at double knit and I have restarted it 4 times already
    Next up will be 2 scarves for a friend and a colleague and a hat for dm!
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