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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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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 16th Sep 17, 7:57 AM
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    PipneyJane
    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
    Mary - I am so sorry about the baby. (((( hugs ))))).

    I am half way down the last sleeve of my Bellecond Blouse http://http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PipneyJane/2811-bellecond-blouse-2. Next up is The Jan Sweater from Susan Crawford's A Stitch In Time Volume 2. http://http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-jan-sweater. It's been lurking for a while - I bought the yarn for it in 2011!

    Also on the needles is my "sock du jour", which lurks in the bottom of my handbag. I expect to get some knitting on that done tomorrow, when I'm due to get the Tube into London for a football match.
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 17th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    spirit
    Maryhinge, sorry to hear your sad news. This happened to my daughter just before Christmas last year. Thankfully she is now 23 weeks pg with a boy. I wish you all the best for the next one.

    So I've been knitting a lot of baby boy things. I like Debbie Bliss and Bergere de France patterns and yarns at the moment (any other suggestions gratefully received)

    I've made a lovely striped hoody in teal/ecru from Debbie Bliss. I also made a navy colour jacket with hood from Bergere. The pattern doesn't say to line it but I thought it would look better done. I'd like to say I have lined it myself but it would be a fib. I'd love to be able to sew nicely - sighs. I got some navy/white striped fabric and the local craft shop is lining it for me.

    I'm currently working on a cabled tank top, another DB pattern, in indigo colour. I've done the front and am 2/3rd of the way up the back.

    At the same time, i'm doing another hitchhiker. I've found that the WI cotton yarn in Hobbycraft is nice to work with and affordable.
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 17th Sep 17, 2:26 PM
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    nursemaggie
    I would love to be able to knit for a baby again. Used to do lots for friends.
    My DD was living in Saudi Arabia when DGS was born so he certainly did not need anything knitted.

    Now they are living in Malta I get to make the odd thing as they do have three months of cooler weather. Of course if I make him a jumper, if I don't make it too big he may only wear if half a dozen times before the warm weather is back. At age 4 he loves my hand knits.
    • spirit
    • By spirit 29th Sep 17, 1:29 PM
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    spirit
    You never know what's in the wool racks
    in woolshops, other than the yarn of course.


    was in a local John Lewis last weekend and picked up some Bergere wool, when out crawled a moth!


    anyone else discovered them?
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 29th Sep 17, 2:22 PM
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    nursemaggie
    Yesterdayspirit I picked up one of my cardigans and out crawled a moth. I hope you did not buy the wool.
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 29th Sep 17, 3:03 PM
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    TiredTrophy
    With yarn so expensive, it is a disaster to get moth!
    • spirit
    • By spirit 29th Sep 17, 3:13 PM
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    spirit
    Yesterdayspirit I picked up one of my cardigans and out crawled a moth. I hope you did not buy the wool.
    Originally posted by nursemaggie


    It was one I wanted so I rouked around and got different ones NM. then I put them in the freezer for a few days. I contacted JL to let them know. They offered a couple of cake n coffee vouchers for my trouble.


    I had visions of them then going through all the racks of yarn looking for moths!
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    • nursemaggie
    • By nursemaggie 29th Sep 17, 3:34 PM
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    nursemaggie
    Oh how nice not to be treated like it's your fault. John Lews provide a very good service. Wish I could afford to shop there.
    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 1st Oct 17, 4:33 PM
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    mary hinge
    I'm on with some "snugglies" made from gifted snowflake wool, they will have arms and heads added by a friend for a charity stall at the christmas fair.

    I also have hunted out some black aran from a aldi haul a while back to make in to beanie hats and wrist warmers for superman's winter warmer homeless project.

    My stash is winderling down and I have very little left hoping to clear it all then stock up as and when needed - buying only for in mind projects! Mr H has stretched out in the "den" my yarn storage has been taken over with his junk
    Living in a superhero induced haze
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 2nd Oct 17, 7:58 AM
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    spirit
    snowflake is lovely to work with isn't it Mary. Pics needed once done.


    Last year I made an 'ice cream' blanket in it for 52 Lives. sooo soft.
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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 7th Oct 17, 9:40 AM
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    Morning all.

    I finished a pair of socks last week. Well, at least, I finished the second one - I have absolutely no idea where the first sock is hiding. I have looked absolutely everywhere. Arrggghhhh......

    Hereís a link to the Ravelry page. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PipneyJane/prom-socks-2-2017 (Iíve given up trying to post a photo on the iPad.). The yarn is Lidlís Crelando Anika, which I stocked up on in 2012 and have made 1 jumper and 3 pairs of socks from so far. I have enough to make a third sock if necessary - Iíve got enough left for at least 2 more pairs - but I donít want to. I just want to find the missing one.
    Last edited by PipneyJane; 07-10-2017 at 9:45 AM.
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    • busiscoming2
    • By busiscoming2 7th Oct 17, 11:43 AM
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    Hello people,
    I am just getting back into knitting now I have a granddaughter. I knitted a couple of first size cardigans which turned out ok. I need help with sizes please. What size jumper should I knit for a one year old? I've looked at a couple of charts online but they have given me different sizes so I am confused ��. I am thinking size. 20"?
    • busiscoming2
    • By busiscoming2 7th Oct 17, 11:49 AM
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    • lynseydee
    • By lynseydee 7th Oct 17, 1:04 PM
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    lynseydee
    Hello people,
    I am just getting back into knitting now I have a granddaughter. I knitted a couple of first size cardigans which turned out ok. I need help with sizes please. What size jumper should I knit for a one year old? I've looked at a couple of charts online but they have given me different sizes so I am confused ��. I am thinking size. 20"?
    Originally posted by busiscoming2
    If you have a look at Ravelry you can find patterns based on the age of the child.

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#view=captioned_thumbs&availability=free&pc= sweater&fit=toddler%2Bbaby&sort=created&photo=yes& craft=knitting

    These are free patterns I found for babies and toddlers.
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    • hiddenshadow
    • By hiddenshadow 7th Oct 17, 2:30 PM
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    Love the look of those socks, PipneyJane. I hope you find the missing one!
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    • PipneyJane
    • By PipneyJane 9th Oct 17, 1:06 PM
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    PipneyJane
    Love the look of those socks, PipneyJane. I hope you find the missing one!
    Originally posted by hiddenshadow

    Thank you. The pattern's my own invention.


    I've had a brainwave. It had completely slipped my mind that I was at Proms In the Park when I finished the first. I think I gave it to the friend who came with us, with the promise of a second in due course. She'd just lost her partner of over 20 years and was busy trying to be cheerful. I've emailed her to ask. (I often give a pair of socks as "hugs for your feet" to friends going through a hard time.)
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 9th Oct 17, 2:03 PM
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    spirit
    I can't find my cable needle. I stuck it behind my ear when knitting yesterday afternoon, then forgot about it. Can't find it anywhere now.


    No knitting today as I can't go out to get a new one. ;-(
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    • berrybug
    • By berrybug 9th Oct 17, 3:58 PM
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    Use a dp needle , a skewer , or even a paperclip straightened out they all work I've done them all
    I pray for patience as strength might just get me in trouble !!!!
    • spirit
    • By spirit 10th Oct 17, 8:15 AM
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    spirit
    Found it, I had the place apart - or it would have been the dpn berrybug.


    So I've got the Debbie Bliss cabled jumper on the go again and at the same time I'm making a hooded baby jacket for a friends daughter. This is in Bergere de France Teddy. I've made quite a few of these. It's really quick to knit up as usues size 5 needles.


    Re the knitting week thing, I don't knit to save money at all either. It's partly a hobby and I want friends and family to have things that you can't buy in the shops. the yarn I buy DB and Bergere is not cheap at all.


    I used the acrylic yarns for my charity knits, mainly because that's what the hospitals want since they can shove them in the washing machine.
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    • Patricia01
    • By Patricia01 10th Oct 17, 11:52 AM
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    If anyone's like me and loves FREE knitting patterns, I get mine from loveknitting.com, allfreeknitting.com, and ravelry.com - just give them your email address, and you can download lots of patterns. I put them on my tablet so I can access them any time.
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