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post #1231 of 1472 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 01:39 PM
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I stick to cuff down myself now. I have giant feet and it seems to go faster that way, LOL.
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LOL! Nice. It looks like the cuff and foot part are going to be almost the same length.
I like your avatar pic btw!
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He's so freaking adorable.
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The heel that I'm doing is called "Eye of Partridge Heel Pattern."
So far it's been easy. I'm a little worried about the gusset part, because it honestly makes no sense to me. I'm hoping by the time I get there, it will.
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I gave up on the miserable excuse of a potholder I knitted, undid it, and rewound the yard back into the ball. I decided to go a different route and maybe try knitting a scarf. So far I have casted on. That's it. I am a notorious procrastinator. Just out of curiosity, how many stitches are recommended for a scarf? Is there a set amount? Or should I just go with what I think is a good amount? I made about 20 stitches when I casted.

I am going with the "knit one, pearl two" method on some worsted weight wool yarn. At least I think its that. Its basically a simple blue yarn my mom had left over from her attempt at knitting a sweater some odd years ago. She isn't very good at knitting either, so it didn't turn out.

At first, I wanted to knit a scarf with this lovely, fuzzy lavender yarn, but it was a difficult yarn to work with. I think its cotton because it slips on the needles and has no stretch to it. Its also hard to see the stitches due to all the fuzz. Definitely not a beginner yarn. So Mom gave me the blue wool yarn to work with instead.

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Do a gauge swatch, but usually worsted weight is 16-20 stitches per 4".
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The heel that I'm doing is called "Eye of Partridge Heel Pattern."
So far it's been easy. I'm a little worried about the gusset part, because it honestly makes no sense to me. I'm hoping by the time I get there, it will.
That looks interesting, I'll have to try it. The gusset will make sense when you get there. If not, youtube has saved the day for me many times, lol.
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I gave up on the miserable excuse of a potholder I knitted, undid it, and rewound the yard back into the ball. I decided to go a different route and maybe try knitting a scarf. So far I have casted on. That's it. I am a notorious procrastinator. Just out of curiosity, how many stitches are recommended for a scarf? Is there a set amount? Or should I just go with what I think is a good amount? I made about 20 stitches when I casted.

I am going with the "knit one, pearl two" method on some worsted weight wool yarn. At least I think its that. Its basically a simple blue yarn my mom had left over from her attempt at knitting a sweater some odd years ago. She isn't very good at knitting either, so it didn't turn out.

At first, I wanted to knit a scarf with this lovely, fuzzy lavender yarn, but it was a difficult yarn to work with. I think its cotton because it slips on the needles and has no stretch to it. Its also hard to see the stitches due to all the fuzz. Definitely not a beginner yarn. So Mom gave me the blue wool yarn to work with instead.
It all depends on what type needles you're working with and what weight of yarn. The fuzzy yarn (I'm assuming this) is probably around bulky weight? You'd want to use anything over a size 8 US for that, unless you want it really tight looking.
Knitting takes patience and practice. You should have seen the horrid excuse for a scarf I made on my first try, but you get better with experience, trust me. ;)

It's us to you really how you want your scarf. I've made skinny-long ones, long-fat ones, and medium sizes. :D

What size needles are you working with? And do you know the weight of the wool yarn? I'm guessing it's worsted weight?

I'd recommend just knitting all of your rows before you get into purling. Knit one, purl two will give you a ribbing effect, while knitting all rows will give you an easier piece to work with. Or!, you coud try some ribbing for about 4-5 inches and then knit.

Just for some examples:::

This is what knitting straight across will look like. http://0.tqn.com/d/knitting/1/0/q/-/...itch_scarf.jpg

And here's a ribbed scarf. http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/images/...ibby-whole.jpg

There are endless possibilities when it comes to knitting, and so many different patterns! Keep at it and I'm sure you'll get the hang of it! :)

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That looks interesting, I'll have to try it. The gusset will make sense when you get there. If not, youtube has saved the day for me many times, lol.
I made it it the gusset, I'll save that for tomorrow.
It should be easy, I just need to make sure I cleanly pick up and knit the stitches.
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