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Welcome to the RF.com Knitting Thread


This thread is for everyone to post their favorite patterns, instructions, questions, or discuss.  As usual, just a few rules to help keep everything straight.

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1. This thread is for the topic of Knitting ONLY. Please do not post random comments in this thread - let's try to stay on topic. Off topic posts will be deleted.

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Irena Turnau's book History of Knitting Before Mass Production is available as a PDF from Mara Riley. http://www.marariley.net/index.htm

http://www.marariley.net/patterns/I.%20Turnau%20-%20History%20of%20Knitting%20Before%20Mass-Production.pdf
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For those who like doctor Who, here are two patterns for his famous scarves!
http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern18.htm
http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern16.htm
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For those who knit with the round looms here is a website with all kinds of Projects!

http://www.robertscrafts.com/projects/projects.php?view=40&dsp=list&cat=Crafts&sub_cat=&sort=&prdindex=kniftyknitter
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Ravelry has a huge knitting and crochet pattern database, plus many other useful features. It isn't open to the public yet, but you can still get an account and use it. I think Casey said the wait time is only 1 day now. Once its open to the public you will be able to get to everything without an account, but you won't be able to post things (I think) or keep a note book.

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Knitting loom question:

when making a hat for an adult, when choosing your loom you pick green or yellow (according to the kniffty knitters set). Is the size also determined  by the length of the tube?  I find that even though I use the right size loom I stiil make my hats too small.
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Lady Donegan:

  I can give you a "non-experts" opinion.  I don't know if I would say the "size" of the hat (circumference around the head) is determined by the depth of the bowl, but certainly the comfort, and style is.

  A hat that stretches to go around the head, but can only be pulled down a little ways wouldn't be very practical, and might be called "too small". 

  Have you tried making the bowl of a hat a little larger than you think necessary and seeing if that makes a difference? 

   I'd be interested in hearing from people more experienced with round looms on this too.

 
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Lady Donegan:

  I can give you a "non-experts" opinion.  I don't know if I would say the "size" of the hat (circumference around the head) is determined by the depth of the bowl, but certainly the comfort, and style is.

  A hat that stretches to go around the head, but can only be pulled down a little ways wouldn't be very practical, and might be called "too small". 

  Have you tried making the bowl of a hat a little larger than you think necessary and seeing if that makes a difference? 

   I'd be interested in hearing from people more experienced with round looms on this too.

 
No I haven't,  I am asking before hand before I start.  I kinda figured thats how it worked, but I am not an expert either lol.
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Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 10:15:30 PM »
Does anyone have a good snood pattern to suggest? I would love to make one for my outfit.

I found one on Ravelry that was pretty much a straight knit (fabulous site btw ...) but I would also like to find one that has more of a lace look to it.

Thanks!

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Tricorn Pirate Hat (Felted) Pattern
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 11:07:53 PM »
http://www.knitlikeapirate.com/projects/tricorn.shtml

I haven't made this yet, but it is on my list to do. It looks fairly easy, and the results are impressive.

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Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2008, 09:07:43 AM »
Does anyone have a good snood pattern to suggest? I would love to make one for my outfit.

I found one on Ravelry that was pretty much a straight knit (fabulous site btw ...) but I would also like to find one that has more of a lace look to it.

Thanks!
Crochet is better for snoods, since you can make longer chains of single stitches. Longer chains = bigger holes = better 'netting' look. Unfortunately, since I can't stand the things, I don't have a pattern handy.
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Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 01:08:06 PM »
The only problem with crochet snoods is crochet isn't period, so some people will get on your case about it. Silly people. You can get the bigger hole look with knit, you just gotta hit up the yo's.  :p

Here are some snood patterns I've found on Ravelry:

Crochet
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perky-snood
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mouse/black-snood-1
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chignon-net

Knit
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood (looks like this one will have to be made bigger)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood-2
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-snood
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snood-deux
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflake-snood (again, looks like it will have to be made bigger)
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pinkerbell44/snood (has link to pattern)

ETA: I also spotted some beret/slouch style hats that might work.
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Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2008, 08:43:59 PM »
Thanks for both suggestions! I do not know how to crochet, so that leaves me with the knitting patterns. I am a pro at yo's so I shouldn't have any problems.

Thanks again for your help!!!

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Re: Knitting - By Loom and By Hand (Patterns, Suggestions, Discussions)
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2008, 10:02:24 PM »
The only problem with crochet snoods is crochet isn't period, so some people will get on your case about it. Silly people. You can get the bigger hole look with knit, you just gotta hit up the yo's.  :p

Oh, I know full well you can get a big hole look by knitting fairly easily. I'm just lazy.  ;)

Another way, instead of using looser yo's, is using larger needles with thin thread. That's how the Orenburg shawls are made.
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