Knitting! (and other needle arts...)

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Post by Elleon700 » April 19th, 2014, 5:08 pm

I am a fan of knitting. I am working on 10 dolls :help: (a lot of work) for a campout we do every summer with our cousins. The dolls are for the kids. I recently finished a pair of mittens and I am working on a scarf.

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Post by Elleon700 » April 19th, 2014, 5:12 pm

tis wrote:The only thing I've ever knitted was a toy dinosaur, which I made for my fiancee as a Christmas present.

She promptly christened it 'Leonard the Lizard' and I haven't picked up knitting needles since :) .
:( I think I would do the same thing, except I not sure if I could keep away from my knitting needles for very long.

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Post by MultiMrWeb » March 20th, 2015, 10:00 pm

The description says that this is where knitting is discussed.

I know how to do 1 stitch in knitting. Only have knitted potholders and scarves, though. Feel free to talk aboutKnitting here.
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Post by KiltedDragon » March 24th, 2015, 5:45 am

I made a post in the former "Der Spam Heap" about shirts/hoodies that some of the knitters might be interested in: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=916&p=1106943#p1106943
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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 24th, 2015, 6:58 am

My brother likes finger-knitting, he's the only person I know who has the patience to finger-knit a 20-foot chain.

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Post by gypsygirl » March 24th, 2015, 1:19 pm

I've never heard of finger knitting. Is that like arm knitting?
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Post by Kangaroo692 » March 24th, 2015, 1:36 pm

I'm not quite sure what arm knitting is. Finger knitting is like knitting (I think) with out needles.

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Post by MrsHand » March 24th, 2015, 1:40 pm

This is finger knitting:

http://www.wikihow.com/Finger-Knit

This is arm knitting:

http://www.simplymaggie.com/how-to-arm-knit

It's basically knitting but using your arm or fingers as the needles.

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Post by gypsygirl » March 24th, 2015, 2:34 pm

Oh, ok, so finger knitting is comparable to loom knitting, and arm knitting is comparable to needle knitting. :)
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Post by carolb » March 24th, 2015, 3:23 pm

Very interesting, but I think I'll stick with my bamboo needles!

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Post by Breeze » March 24th, 2015, 5:51 pm

I thought that finger knitting was more like crochet. I've actually made a crochet hat with only my fingers.
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Post by gypsygirl » March 24th, 2015, 8:18 pm

There's probably a version that's like crochet, but in the version MrsHand linked to, there are multiple live stitches at a time, which doesn't happen in crochet.

ETA: Though, maybe it's just the pedant in me, but shouldn't that be called "finger crocheting"? :)
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Post by Elizabby » July 14th, 2015, 6:30 am

I came to this forum because I was promised knitting chat! I didn't see a thread on it, so I'm starting one:

Does anyone have any favourite YouTube tutorials on knitting?

In particular I'm interested in knitting a beanie, and learning to do cable knitting.

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Post by RuthieG » July 14th, 2015, 6:45 am

Here you are, Beth! I have merged you into the much-neglected knitting thread :).

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Post by carolb » July 14th, 2015, 7:28 am

Hi Beth,

I learned to knit a long time ago - way before the days of YouTube, but I've just found this nice quiet cable stitch tutorial for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG3E1-pacI0

Hope it helps

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