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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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    • berrybug
    • By berrybug 10th Oct 17, 2:33 PM
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    berrybug
    Pintrest is another great place for free patterns
    I pray for patience as strength might just get me in trouble !!!!
    • Patricia01
    • By Patricia01 13th Oct 17, 4:46 PM
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    Patricia01
    Get them online - you'll have to wait for them to arrive, but I got 3 bunches of circular needles for about £5 on ebay, and they're great for taking your current project out and shoving it into your bag half-way through a row!
    • kittie
    • By kittie 8th Dec 17, 6:58 AM
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    kittie
    I have been doing a re-think of how I knit, not the method but the sizing and patterns. I recently gave away five bulky hm pure wool items, also home spun, all good but made me look like a very warm whale. Too shapeless and quite honestly too big. It was that old thing of me remaining stuck in my old size, in my head. In actual fact I have lost over 8kg and that is only the start

    I have to finish my last afterlight drapey top, in red, this is waist shaped with 2/3 length sleeves. I wish I had made them a size smaller as they hang lower on the shoulders, look nice but not bare for winter, not for me. I want them as layering tops for winter so have bought a couple of black silk ss t shirts to go underneath and that works

    So from now on I will be making smaller sized knitwear, smaller than I think I need. I already use a size smaller needle to get tension. I won`t generally be making jumpers but I will be making some cardigans as my aim now is to wear layers, which fits in with all the KM clearing that I have done. I will continue to make ss summer wear as I can use very luxury fibre eg silk/cashmere blends and get pleasure also from spinning them. At the moment, I have grey falkland wool on my wheel and am steadily spinning that up as a 3 ply, destined to be a very useful cardigan, one day
    Last edited by kittie; 08-12-2017 at 7:02 AM.
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