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Post by JJJ » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:51 pm

oh Razz they are lovely, can I steal those pics please? The pics of the ones on my pattern page look kinda straight down from the waist cos the pics were taken without elastic in the waist, if thats what you mean? There is nothing revolutionary or unusual about my pattern, I just share it cos the first time I did longies with a gusset I did the kitchener stitch and sewed up holes in the gusset last. I didn't like that at all so I thought about it and then started doing the gusset in a tidier way. I blogged it to help beginners like me!
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Post by West_Mum » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:15 pm

Rach - they are beautiful!
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Post by Razz » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:31 pm

JJJ wrote:oh Razz they are lovely, can I steal those pics please? The pics of the ones on my pattern page look kinda straight down from the waist cos the pics were taken without elastic in the waist, if thats what you mean? There is nothing revolutionary or unusual about my pattern, I just share it cos the first time I did longies with a gusset I did the kitchener stitch and sewed up holes in the gusset last. I didn't like that at all so I thought about it and then started doing the gusset in a tidier way. I blogged it to help beginners like me!


yeah sure. i put the elastic in straight away just to give it some shape as i was knitting, (cause without it it looked waaaaaayyy to big.) the elastic is just held in with a safety pin at th emoment, waiting on my snap press to come back.

i actually found the gusset bit very fiddly (maybe its cause i'm cack handed :wink: ) lots of starting new wool, needles here and there. didn't help that my wool ran out right then too. Will have to practice again, cause everyone else finds it easy so i must have done something wrong :oops:

but i do love how they look and really quick too.
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Post by JJJ » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:59 am

nah the gusset is a bit fiddly with lots of needles everywhere! I usually stick one leg on waste yarn before I do the kitchener stitch, just to get another needle out of the way. But once its done I like that you can just pick up stitches along the edge of the gusset for the legs, instead of having to sew up holes afterwards which can look a bit messy.
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Post by Krissie » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:10 am

Finally finished my first pair of longies after they've been sitting there unfinished for weeks! *mental note to self - do a gauge swatch coz mine is so out its not funny* these are supposed to be a small but I have doubts they'd even fit a newborn let along any baby I have.

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and with the waist folded down

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Post by Resse » Tue May 12, 2009 12:54 pm

OK - I have just cast on a pair of these for DD.
Hopefully I will be able to cope with it :D
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Post by Resse » Thu May 14, 2009 9:49 pm

I have a problem with the tube that you knit for the waist,
When I was knitting , the correct side was facing in, but then when I go to pick up the cast on edge stitch, it puts the SS stitches on the inside. Then I tried to flip it around, and it still wont work.
Now I am all confused.
Please help!!
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Post by j-j » Thu May 14, 2009 9:50 pm

Hmmm - don't know myself....
Did you REALLY want the elasticated waist?

I'm sure someone will be along to help you soon ;)
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Post by mandli » Thu May 14, 2009 9:50 pm

Are you still knitting inside out??
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Post by Resse » Thu May 14, 2009 10:31 pm

I'm not really sure what I am doing TBH.
I have the correct side (ss) of the knitting facing in. I think it happened like that because on knittinghelp.com it says in the beginning to put the cast on edge to the middle and to make sure that the stitches are not twisted.

So then I tried to flip the knitting so it was the other way, but it didn't seem to work very well.

When it says to pick up the cast on edge of the stitch, transfer it to left needle, and then knit that and the next stitch together - I was thinking to bring the tube bit to the front of my needles (fold it to the front), pick up the stitch and then carry on from there. So the SS would be on the inside of the tube.
Bit confusing to explain.

Anyway, I have worked out that I fold the tube to the back of the needles, pick up the stitch and go from there, then the ss is facing the correct way.
Then when I have finished the round and continue knitting, the correct side would still be facing in.

Just to summarise - I think I have worked it out now.

:D

BTW - on circular knitting, is the correct side meant to face in or out? How do you make sure it is the right way when you start?
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Post by mandli » Thu May 14, 2009 10:33 pm

The outside should be out.

I will see if I can find the article about knitting inside out...

ETA: couldn't find it but you need to make sure the needles are closest to you and the cable is at the back (i.e. furthest away from you).
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Post by Resse » Sun May 17, 2009 8:40 pm

I am so thankful I have you guys with heaps of experience to help me through this pattern!!

First of all: regarding the knitting inside out - I have flipped it now so that the needle tips are close to me and the cable is looping out from me. The correct side of the work is now facing out.
I can change half way like that aye? or should I stay knitting like I was before?

Secondly - I am up to the bit with the short rows.
I have looked at the tutorial and it is confusing.

I have to start at A, then knit to B - I am OK with that
Then I have to turn the work and purl back to C. I don't get this. If I have to turn the work, then I am working away from c.
And in the tutorial it says to 'wrap your stitch as normal'. I don't know what the means.

I am sure once I have done this once it will be clear as mud - I just need a little help starting...
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Post by Resse » Mon May 18, 2009 8:41 pm

Can anyone help? :D
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Post by helennz » Mon May 18, 2009 8:59 pm

Google short rows tutorial
here is one:
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/2005/04/wrapped_stitch_.html.
Follow the directions exactly and you will do fine.
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Post by Resse » Tue May 19, 2009 1:13 pm

Thanks for that :D
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