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  1. #1
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    knitting question

    hi, i am a moderately skilled knitter but i am pushing myself on this one project.

    where on the interwebs are good places for people like myself to post knitting questions/glitches and get good expert tips?

    thanks in advance...im really stuck with this one project.

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    You found the right place!! You can ask your question right here, as I see your topic has been moved from 'Freestyle' to 'Share a Craft'. So feel free! People here love to help.

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    thank you =)

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    i need some knitting guidance with this:

    i have a pattern for a combo hat/scarve (its one combined garment) and have a question about it. i would post the pattern but i think its illegal to post patterns, is that correct?

    so basically the pattern calls for thin yarn but i really like knitting with thick yarn, plus i find it to be warmer when wearing it. so my question is: how do i alter the pattern when switching up from thinner/regular size yarn (it calls for blue sky alpaca worsted 100 grams or 91.4 meters) to a thicker yarn (i have a thick yarn - dont know how thick exactly, how do i find out?)?

    i want to still knit this patten but switch it up with the thicker yarn.

    1) can i post the pattern, is that ok? cause that would make troubleshooting this a lot easier
    2) in general what is the rule for switching/altering patterns that call for thinner yarns when you want to use a thick yarn?

    thanks SO much for your help.

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    check the gauge on the pattern. it should say how many stitches and rows per inch. make a swatch and determine how many stitches and rows are in an inch for this different yarn and adjust the pattern accordingly.

    t's always a good idea to check your gauge even if you are using the correct yarn as many people's stitches differ.... like if my mom and i knit an identical item, she would have to use needles a size smaller than i because her stitches are very loose. beginning knitters tend to be on the tighter side i have found.

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    thank you very much! that seems like an obvious thing i should have figured out, but i didnt even think of it til you recommend it. so i knit a swatch and this particular yarn (with my knit tension), has 2 stitches per inch in width and 2 stitched per inch in height.

    one more question, i will do my best to translate the different gauge with the pattern instructions, however i don't understand the pattern instructions when it says the following:

    "bla bla bla - 20 sts remain"

    example Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice - 20 sts remain"

    what is one supposed to do with those 20 sts? that bit is unclear to me.

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    sloane, are the instructions telling you to decrease? if so, 20 sts is what you should have on the needle when you are done with that instruction.

    :-)


 

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