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Tip for making an easy gauge swatch
29 August 2011 Ronny
I used to have trouble when I made my gauge swatch counting the number of rows and stitches.
15 August 2011 Anne
I was intrigued by Joyce Monks’ comment about unravelling wool to steam and rewind. Acrylic yarn is just as easy to steam and you do it in the microwave!
4 June 2010 ozmartian
Yarn thickness for Double Jacquard.
7 April 2010 Anne
I have recently solved a problem I had when doing ‘cut and sew’ necklines. It has always been difficult to keep the knitting ‘square’ to mark the neckline out! When preparing to ‘cut and sew’ last week, I thought of my Swatch Board from B Hague & Co Ltd. The knitted front clung to the board wonderfully and stayed put, while I marked the neck with the assistance of Carl Boyd's Cut and Sew Template. Result - a well balanced neck and 100% success at last! After 54 years of machine knitting I have made a wonderful discovery - never too old to learn, are we! Maybe other knitters thought of this a long time ago, but it may be of use to somebody.
5 June 2009 Anne
I loved these latest editions. The chevron scarf was great, and the Passap slip stitch neckband was fascinating, must try to work out how write it up for a Japanese knitting machine. In the Jan edition there was an article by Bob Morley about (among other things) comments on knitting Kaffe Fassett’s Tumbling Blocks. I too love his designs and have in fact knitted the tumbling blocks design in 3-colour Jacquard, so I may have some ideas on the patterning and thought I’d pass on these comments.