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PK

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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 10:46:28 pm »
I’ve cast on; 10 rows complete.
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 12:07:10 pm »
That's a fabulous start
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Dans

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Spalding
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2018, 03:29:33 pm »
Casting on was probably the hardest part for me. Then trying to work out why my stitches kept increasing and decreasing.

Congrats on getting over the first hurdle. You'll be addicted before you know it.

Dans
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2018, 11:28:02 pm »
Well done, PK.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2018, 06:18:49 pm »
I’ve completed half a dozen samples of 10 or 20 stitches and the same number of rows. In every case I’ve ended up with more stitches than I started with. I can’t for the life of me work out how this keeps happening.

Dans

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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2018, 06:50:25 pm »
@PK  I had an issue when I started that the first stitch would be slightly wrapped around the needle which meant I went through both the front and back loops of that stitch, increasing.

Try knitting a row then counting your stitches before you start the second row. It will be a bit tedious to do it for several rows but you should soon see where you are picking up stitches.

Dans
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cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 11:01:08 pm »
Used to have a mate in the army called Hoss Kirkham .   All six foot six of him , shoulders like barn doors & hands like beet shovels .
Yet Hoss tuned out some of the most intricate knitting I've ever seen from patterns or straight out of his head
His specialty was big chunky lumberjack type pure wool cardigans with button up fronts ,  the cardy being sewn onto a home made cotton shirt liner made in  all manner of thick cotton prints .

 One thing he was never called was names ..... to his face or behind his back
Strong belief , triggers the mind to find the way ... Dyslexia just makes it that bit more amusing & interesting

Dan

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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2018, 09:08:11 am »
I’ve completed half a dozen samples of 10 or 20 stitches and the same number of rows. In every case I’ve ended up with more stitches than I started with. I can’t for the life of me work out how this keeps happening.

This can happen if you hold your working yarn on the wrong side when stitching. For purl the working yarn should held be in front of the needles, for knit it should be held behind.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2018, 08:14:46 am »
Thanks Dan, that turned out to be helpful. Anyway, enough of practice squares. I’ve started my first a project. Inevitably a scarf (but useful). About four feet still to go.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2018, 04:27:33 pm »
This can happen if you hold your working yarn on the wrong side when stitching. For purl the working yarn should held be in front of the needles, for knit it should be held behind.

Ooooh, look at you Dan!  :roflanim:


I have similar ambitions - I want to make a Bespoke Hat this winter. This is Bespoke by the way:


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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 09:30:15 pm »
Doesn't she look grumpy….

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2018, 09:22:15 am »
No, she's the least grumpy sheep I've ever met.

Mind you, if somebody wanted to turn my wool into a hat, I'd be grumpy too.
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PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • West Suffolk
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 08:20:59 pm »
A winter later than intended. But my first knitwear project completed.

PK

  • Joined Mar 2015
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2019, 08:23:59 pm »
Its a scarf, by the way.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Dan’s first sock
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2019, 08:46:30 pm »
That shows real perseverance PK  :thumbsup:   I like it!
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