knitting?

 i was looking for flower making by wool and came across a lady that tells you how its by using a circuler thing with inner and outer pegs and you use wool unfortuneately i cant fine wear to buy it so can the lady plz give me info plz

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Knitted Chairs

I've created an open source pattern for knitted chair! The aim is to let individuals use knitting as a creative media to personalise the ubiquitous plastic chair. It's been great to see how different every single knitted chairs are. Join me in this revolution! www.knittedchairs.wordpress.com

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Knitting Machines?

I'm trying to knit a sweater-vest that has a two color repeating design. I'd like to use a knitting machine because I am trying to recreate a sweater-vest from a movie, and it looks like using a knitting machine is the best way to go. I know next to nothing about knitting machines, but I've seen them on eBay and Craigslist for pretty cheap (Like, less than $50.) but I have no idea what I need.  What's a good, cheap, knitting machine? Also, what's the deal with punch cards? I don't really know what they're for. Can someone explain this all to me? Thanks so much, I can't wait to see what responses I get. You guys are awesome.

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Guerilla Knitting

There is a lot more knitting out there beyond the standard stitching that is crazy and wild and even a bit subversive. Some of it is called knit graffiti like at knittaplease.com and some of it just likes to be more playful and make bizarre and fun new objects. In San Francisco there was a guy who would wrap abandoned bikes and bike locks with thick and chunky yarn. It was a beautiful way to reclaim what was a pretty grim reminder that bike theft is prevalent here.I may not be compelled to learn how to cast on and make some stuff of my own, but you have to respect the people who feel compelled to take the craft and keep on running with it.To find out more, check out this article on we-make-money-not-art.com to read some history, watch a video discussing current issues, and see some cool examples of the styles.

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Knit logos?

Hi there! I'm trying to knit a scarf for my boyfriend. I had an idea of knitting a Boston Celtics clover into it. His school colors are green, and he's a big fan of the Celtics, so the scarf is already green. I don't want to knit it using two colors, I'd rather alternate between knitting and purling so that its just a change in texture and its subtle. I've already found a great chart, but I'm not sure if it would work, like if the logo would come across well, or if it would look lie i just messed up the scarf. It would be fantastic if someone could tell me if this is a valid idea or even try it out.  I've included the pattern below, as well as one that i drafted up (its pretty much the same, but i shrunk the original so that it wasn't as tall or wide, but kept the same proportions) I'm using Yarn Bee; Effervesce in Forest, with a gauge of 18stsx24R for a 4" square (package says using size 8 USA [5mm] needles, but I'm using 5s to get a tighter stitch) http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tKNzQ_5J1cE/TqcJ86SOijI/AAAAAAAACoc/W8j2OcSpGvI/s1600/celtics%2Bclover%2Bknitting%2Bchart%2Bv2.bmp

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knit a bee!

Hey there people :) I found this little bee on Deviantart.com there was a link to pattern, here it is http://possumsloveart.blogspot.com/2012/04/bee-pattern.html unfortunately there was no instructions on impoved wings but I think it would be easy to replicate them from the picture :) well I'm no kniter myself :P So if you make this bee I would like to see the pics :) 

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Guys who knit

I'm a guy, and I knit. Is anyone else a guy who knits?

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I like to knit

I like to knit. Here is a picture of me knitting.Perhaps I will post a slideshow of my project when it is finished. Would you like to see it?

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Knit Illuminated Hoodie

This knit hoodie designed by Paula Kassenaar in has LEDs inside the edge of the hood. Their brightness can be changed by stretching the hoodie. Very cool! Skôn: Knit Illuminated Hoodie via CRAFT

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Free Knitting Patterns

If  you want some free knitting patterns, like baby booties, baby hats, lace hats and shawls; go visit this site: Knitting My Favorite Craft And by the way...soon Christmas is here...well,  at least if we want to have som knitting projects done before Christmas we might start now! On the same site we also have free Christmas Knitting Patterns for you to download. Welcome!

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Lego Knitting Machine

This knitting machine is made entirely of Legos!Maybe not the fastest way to knit (unless they really slowed down the video), but awesome nonetheless.Check out the sweet video and other projects they've worked on! via: Lion Brand Yarn

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Knitting with Dog Hair

We heard a neat piece on NPR's Soundprint about knitting with dog hair.It's an overview of the history and process of knitting with dog hair, mixed with a bit of personalizing historical fiction. Definitely a good listen if you've ever considered turning your dog's sheddings into something useful.

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clock knits hat

Hi Everyone :0) I have seen a clock that knits. Here is the artist explaining how it works  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/knitting-clock-365_n_2082949.html  Does anyone know where it can be purchased, or perhaps how to make another one without copying her amazing and unique design?

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How to Knit a Brain

From New Scientist online:AS SOON as she saw her first images of the brain, Marjorie Taylor was spellbound. The vibrant pinks and blues, the intricate detailing - somehow they spoke to her. "I couldn't help but look at them with the eye of a quilter," says Taylor, a psychologist at the University of Oregon. "I thought the folds of the cerebral cortex would be great in velvet."Read the full article.

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What size of knitting needle is standard for knitting a hat or sweater?

I see a wide range of sizes of needle and don't want to get the wrong size.  Thanks

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how to make a yarn swift? Answered

How to make a yarn swift?

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Carrying yarn loosely and snuggly

My pattern notes say to carry yarn loosely across 2 sl sts on rows 6-17. Later it says carry yarn snugly across sl sts in these 4 rows. I don't understand what they mean by carrying the yarn.

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Knitting Pattern for a chill pill

I'd love to find a knitting pattern for a chill pill, similar to this one by artist Ben Cuevas - any clever knitters out there who can design one?? http://thelittleknittery.bigcartel.com/product/artist-ben-cuevas-knitted-chill-pill-workshop-sun-dec-5th-2-5-p-m

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DIY Circular knitting needles

I teach a knitting class at a federal penitentiary; while I've been able to get a lot of yarn donated, we still have very few needles (the only ones the inmates can use are wooden circular needles). I've been trying to make some myself from dowels and weed eater cord, but they look like c$?&, and the cord keeps coming out. If anyone has any ideas on how to make some, I would really appreciate it!

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Wind powered knitting machine.

This has already been made, but why hasn't an instructable been posted on this subject yet? http://www.merelkarhof.nl/merel_karhof_-_product_design/wind_knitting_factory.html

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KNITTING PATTERNS AND CROCHET PATTERNS

Http://www.etsy.com/shop/Hectanooga Copy and paste  the above link to see lots of knitting and crochet patterns available in my ETSY SHOP!!

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Sock Wars - Assassination by Knitting

Check out Sock Wars, a knitting-based game of assassination by socks.This sounds awesome, but I definitely don't knit fast enough to even try. (And I've never knitted socks!) Some of you might find it useful, though... looks like anyone can join from any country. Sign-ups close 3 May, assignments go out 9 May.From their info page: WHAT IS SOCK WARS?Sock Wars is the original and bloodiest extreme knitting tournament. If you are brave enough sign up to do battle you will be emailed a top secret assassination dossier on 9th May 2008. This file contains the details of your target and an exclusive, never-been-published-before knitting pattern with which to assassinate them.To kill your target you must knit them the pair of socks in the pattern (your weapon) and mail it to them. Once your target receives your parcel they are dead and must post their death on the "fallen comrades" section of the sockwars site.They must also immediately send you details of their intended target (who becomes your next person to assassinate) along with their unfinished knitting (which becomes your new weapon).All the while this is going on, someone has been assigned you as their target!Prepare to live in fear! Kill or be killed!

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Wind-Powered Knitting Machine

This machine uses the power of the wind to knit one continuous sock. It harvested from time to time and sections are labeled with the time it was knit. Very cool.Be sure to check out the video in the link below. Wind Knitting Factory via CRAFT

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Lace Knitting Note Cards

Check out my Lace Knitting Note Cards. The swatch is from The Art of Knitting 1897 and the pattern is on the back. They are blank inside. Note Cards

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hand crochet and knitted goods

Check out my shop at www.mistyray.etsy.com

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Loom Knitting Swap Group

If you like to loom knit and participate in swaps then please come check out this great yahoo group where you get the best of both! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knitmyheartloomknitting/

Topic by cathelix 


DIY knitted iPhone gloves? Answered

I know there are some commercial products that can let you use your touch phone without removing your gloves, but most of them look really gaudy or cheap. Is there a material that I can preferably knit with that would let me use my phone without damaging it or letting precious heat escape my fingers? These are the commercial products:http://www.tavoproducts.com/http://www.dotsgloves.com/

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What does #-#-# in a knitting pattern mean? Answered

I found a knitting pattern I'd love to make real, but I have never knitted off of a pattern. I was able to get the bread and butter of it down, but I'm confused by the #-#-# format I'm seeing all over.  This is the pattern I am using: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/22-23-1-cashmere-dress Thanks in advance! 

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How do you use the Serenity Knitting Loom?

I bought a Serenity Knitting Loom at the Hobby Lobby the other day, and the instructions that came with it are terrible. I have searched Google for instructions on how to use this thing but can't find anything, not even a company website... I especially need help with the Casting-On part. A link to a website with some color photos on how to do that would be nice. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! :)

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I want to knit a bag (purse, man-bag) with nuts, washers and other hardware strung on (before knitting) as beads.

It will be knitted with string, twine, lacing- or just white yarn- and nuts, washers and other hardware strung on (before knitting) as beads. Where can I find that pattern?!? I know I saw a picture of one, didn't buy the book and now I can't find anything like it.

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WANTED-Pattern Testers for Thesis Project: Knit Lamp Post

Hi everyone, My name is Kim and I’m a senior at MIT.  This semester, I will be working toward completing my thesis project, and I could really use some help to do so.  I’m an avid knitter who has spent the last four years studying architecture, and I plan to bring my two passions together in the thesis which I am preparing.  In a nutshell, I will be designing lamp posts which will be completely self-sufficient.  They can exist off of the electrical grid of a city or town and will be constructed from knit fabric.  Thus, they can be constructed by a few members of a community, allowing them to take action to solve problems in their own neighborhoods rather than waiting for the government fix them.   My project is about community empowerment and giving the power of construction and repair to those who need it most.  If you’re at all interested in learning more about my project, you can message me or read more of my thesis proposal at the link which follows this post (I promise, it makes more sense than what I just typed out here).  I could really use some help in completing this project, though.  I need to find a few willing people or groups of people who would like to knit a lamp post for themselves or their communities.  I need people to test my pattern to see if it actually works.  If you’re interested, please e-mail me at kimennel [at] gmail [dot] com, or message me here.  If you want to help, I’ll be sending out a package to you with materials, knitting needles, and instructions in a couple of months.  It’ll be free of charge for you, and all I ask in return is a bit of feedback about the pattern and some photos of the construction process and final product.  So, if you want a free lamp post, please please please, let me know.  Thanks guys :) The link to my proposal is here: http://www.mennels.com/kimennel/Thesis%20Proposal.pdf

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filtering most recent

How come when I explore the recent Instructables, so many knitting ones are there? is there way a way to filter the most recent list to get rid of ones that you have no interest in?

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listing crafts

Other than knitting and sewing what would be crafts? I do woodworking ,metalworking as craft ,i do not think that those would quantify for this. Any ideas ? to expand this ie. leatherwork? wood carving? I am the guy that build stuff not the guy that thought it up.

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Giftcard-giveaway! someone intrested in knitting /crotcheting in the UK?

Hej I'm searching for someone in the UK that loves to knit / crotched  due i have to give away a 25 $ LION-brand yarn giftcard :) Please send me PM!

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why won't my knitted wool hat? Answered

I knit a cloche for my sister out of Icelandic wool and felted it and it came out too small.  So I reknit it with the same damn yarn, though a bit bigger, but this one won't shrink even the tiniest bit.  I've washed it (front loader, dried it in the dryer, and now I've been boiling it for 20 minutes.  It's getting furry, but the stitch definition and the size are basically the same.

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WANTED-Pattern Testers for Thesis Project: Knit Lamp Post

Hi everyone, My name is Kim and I’m a senior at MIT.  This semester, I will be working toward completing my thesis project, and I could really use some help to do so.  I’m an avid knitter who has spent the last four years studying architecture, and I plan to bring my two passions together in the thesis which I am preparing.  In a nutshell, I will be designing lamp posts which will be completely self-sufficient.  They can exist off of the electrical grid of a city or town and will be constructed from knit fabric.  Thus, they can be constructed by a few members of a community, allowing them to take action to solve problems in their own neighborhoods rather than waiting for the government fix them.   My project is about community empowerment and giving the power of construction and repair to those who need it most.  If you’re at all interested in learning more about my project, you can message me or read more of my thesis proposal at the link at the end of this post (I promise, it makes more sense than what I just typed out here).  I could really use some help in completing this project, though.  I need to find a few willing people or groups of people who would like to knit a lamp post for themselves or their communities.  I need people to test my pattern to see if it actually works.  If you’re interested, please e-mail me at kimennel [at] gmail [dot] com, or message me here.  If you want to help, I’ll be sending out a package to you with materials, knitting needles, and instructions in a couple of months.  It’ll be free of charge for you, and all I ask in return is a bit of feedback about the pattern and some photos of the construction process and final product.  So, if you want a free lamp post, please please please, let me know.  Thanks guys :) Here's the link: http://www.mennels.com/kimennel/Thesis%20Proposal.pdf

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Instructables in the press

Instructables is in the press again, this time as a recommended website in the UK's Simply Knitting magazine (Issue 39, Spring 2008).Prepare to be amazed, as the craft section of this American site, dubbed "the world's biggest show and tell", includes a host of wacky projects.If you've never tried shadow knitting or would like to knit a "baby space invader" hat ... the site gives you step-by-step instructions on how to do it....It's a good site to visit when you've run out of inspiration - there's sure to be something here that will get you whipping out your needles.Good crafty fun that'll amaze and inspire.From a British journalist, that's practically a request to have Eric's babies...

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How do I actually attach the button band to the sweater. What stitch should I use to sew it on?

I know how to knit the garter stitch button band...but what stitch should i use to actually sew it to the cardigan (stockinette) sweater?

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Knitted pattern for beard hat/mask.

I love the crocheted beard hat/mask. Anyone have a knitted pattern for it?

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Help to Knit a Moustache design into a jumper.

Hi there. Can anyone help me create a template to knit a moustache into a jumper? I need help! Thanks

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i am looking for a pattern for a knitted lighthouse ?

I am looking for directions for a knitted lighthouse

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I just bought a no-knit loom

The 1st row was put on the No-Knit Loom (TM) by the sales lady. I thought I would remember her instructions until I got home from vacation. The instruction sheet she gave me is just a little confusing as to what to do after first row is on. There are knots in the yarn but no instructions about knots. I am really confused. Has anyone ever tried and mastered this type of loom?

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Giant Knit Animals Storm CHA

Our friends at Lion Brand Yarns recently suffered a collective wave of gigantism when they set about designing this Winter's offering for the Craft and Hobby Association.  What may have started as a collection of delicately detailed stuffed animals has grown to monstrous proportions.  (Monstrously adorable that is!) Scroll through their flickr stream so you can get a fair idea of the full scale of these creatures.  And if that's not enough, come see them in person at this year's Maker Faire! While you're checking out these amazing creations, get your inspiration on for our upcoming Critters Contest with Lion Brand.   Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!

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How to save an oiled penguin (with knitting!)

Biologist Jeremy Gray explains how penguins are cleaned up after the New Zealand spill: First the penguins must be warm and happy. Most are kept overnight before washing, as it is very stressful and they need to get their strength up. Then the birds are brought into the cleaning room and put on the table. Normally detergent is used to clean wildlife caught in an oil slick.  But the fuel oil that's spilled from the Rena is really thick, so we first rinse the birds with canola oil, sold as cooking oil at the supermarket. This helps soften the fuel oil and get off the really thick stuff. Then the penguin is washed multiple times in 25L basins of warm water - about 41C, to match the bird's body temperature - with 100ml of dishwashing detergent in each basin. We use specially imported dishwashing liquid that's the best for the job. We change water four or five times. One vet holds the bird, while the other scrubs it. We have toothbrushes for the delicate bits. Once the oil is gone, the bird gets a final rinse in warm water only, and is then checked for any missed spots, and the detergent is washed off. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour for each bird to be washed. The birds are then taken to a clean room and put under heat lamps and blowers to dry. The clean room is strictly oil-free - no-one who has touched any oil is even allowed in, in order to prevent recontamination. Once clean and dried, the birds are kept in a water tank until healthy enough to be released. And swimming in clean water lets them preen their feathers back to their natural condition. During my shift - we're only allowed to work eight hours - I helped clean three penguins. And as I was sent home they were gearing up to do the rest. At the time there were six dirty penguins (seven until one died before cleaning), seven clean penguins, one clean seal and two clean shags. More penguins and seals have since arrived. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Now for the knitting... The penguins are in danger from the cold (they're penguins, duh!), but they do need jumpers.  A full-body woolly jumper stops them preening contaminated feathers  and ingesting the toxic oil. Volunteers have been using this pattern from Skeinz.com and knitting jumpers to keep the Little Blue penguins safe. So far, I have only seen photos of the jumper being worn by stuffed toys - if you come across one being used for real, could you let me know? More links: Oiled Wildlife Response Jeremy Gray's Flickr (the original source of the penguin photos)

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