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Old 02-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #751
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thanks i have oh about 2# of good hc and etsy fibers either here or on the way so i figure that may last me a while i hope!

hopefully i will have pics by the weekend they may be pitiful but i hope i can make it useable for something lol

this is the wheel i got here

http://www.woolery.com/pages/ashwheelsfr.html#traveller

the ashford traveller i am hopeing it will be nice, i want the one paula has at yarnnoodles but umm cant afford that yet maybe if i get good at spinning i can upgrade lol
Ooh that looks fancy schmancy!

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fingering weight
That's why they have you doubling the yarn because fingering weight is thin, like for making socks.
Depending on the yarn weight of your Neverland, I doubt you would have to double it. What is the yarn base?

Well unfortunately you can't knit everything in the round....but you can knit pretty much everything on circular needles by knitting back and forth like on straight needles. I don't ever use straight needles, even though I own a few from when I first started to knit.

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:44 AM   #752
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the base is superwash 100% merino. i only have circs, but just doing the scarf right now so i have not had a chance to venture into knitting inthe round. so i am confused about knitting from two strands... how do i even start that. i guess first thing i have to undo the hanks and wind em. ugh.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:47 AM   #753
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Good stuff! Can't wait to see your progress



I don't need to increase, I have to create a new stitch by pulling the working yarn through an existing stitch....I'm just not sure where since it doesn't seem very obvious since now that I have my leg on the 12" circ and the gusset on scrap yarn there aren't any stitches...I feel like such a dummy



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Old 02-18-2009, 12:54 AM   #754
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the base is superwash 100% merino. i only have circs, but just doing the scarf right now so i have not had a chance to venture into knitting inthe round. so i am confused about knitting from two strands... how do i even start that. i guess first thing i have to undo the hanks and wind em. ugh.
Doubling the strands just means you knit with 2 strands of wool at the same time, instead of just one.
You'll have to look at the yarn weight on the tag of Neverland to see what is says...to see if it is worsted weight or whatever.

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the tag says -

2 ply and that there us 490 yards per 4 oz. other than that it just says fingering merino superwash.
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2 ply and that there us 490 yards per 4 oz. other than that it just says fingering merino superwash.
Okay it IS fingering weight then, you are good to go then

So you can either divide the skein into 2 balls and then knit with a strand from each one

OR

wind it into a center pull ball and work from both ends at once (the center pull) and the outer strand.

Clear as mud, eh?

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I don't need to increase, I have to create a new stitch by pulling the working yarn through an existing stitch....I'm just not sure where since it doesn't seem very obvious since now that I have my leg on the 12" circ and the gusset on scrap yarn there aren't any stitches...I feel like such a dummy
Oh, don't! Picking up stitches is not the most intuitive thing ever! have you grafted the stitches on our gusset closed yet? I find it easier to pick up stitches after I've closed the gusset, other's find the opposite. You'll find a system that works for you.

When I'm picking up stitches, I grab a double point in a slightly smaller size than what I'm working with. This is totally optional, I just find it easier to work with this way. I do it a little differently around crotch gussets than I would another garment, because I am trying to close up any holes. So, I pick up a purl bump from the back along the sides of the gusset with my dpn, then I knit into it to form a live stitch. I do this 6-8 times per leg.
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