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Square 5: Diagonal Ribbing (The Official Post)
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Okay, here is an actual good picture of the square I finished the other day. The color in this one is reasonably accurate.


Square 5: Diagonal Ribbing Square 5: Diagonal Ribbing

I'm pretty impressed with myself on this one, actually. It looks the same on both sides, except that the ribbing slants the opposite way (I wouldn't have even noticed that if it hadn't mentioned it in the book ^^;;;).



Also, if anyone reading this ever does any knitting/crochet, exactly how do you keep weaved-in ends from popping out again? I leave long enough tails that there's no danger of unraveling, but the ends keep poking out. >(
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dansaikyo From: dansaikyo Date: Thursday 16th February 2006 05.41 (UTC) (Link)
Ever since I had that epiphany about the 8-bit knitting, I've decided I'm gonna do it. Until I actually start and know what you're talking about though, I can't give you any advice on your weaved-in ends problem. :(
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 16th February 2006 06.31 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah actually 8-bit sprites would be pretty easy to knit, since they're already in pixel format, which translates relatively easily to stitches. Through I'd want to reduce the number of colors as much as possible to avoid changing colors so often.

A tip: knittinghelp.com has the best free help I've found so far.
dragynsidhe From: dragynsidhe Date: Friday 17th February 2006 00.04 (UTC) (Link)
So pretty!

I want to learn to (have made scarves but only simple ones) knit.

All I can do is cast on, garter stitch, bind off... :\ It's lovely things like that that make me want to learn more, though.
dragynsidhe From: dragynsidhe Date: Friday 17th February 2006 00.06 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and I actually know the answer to your quandry--there's a type of needle with a ball on the end (the special needle for the i-can-do-it-myself crowd so they don't injur themselves ^_~) that you use to run it through your weaving. Can't remember the exact name but that's an accurate description of wha tit looks like. Hope that helped!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Friday 17th February 2006 06.38 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I have a yarn needle. The problem is that this yarn is slippery, and the ribbing is stretchy, so ends keep popping out anyway. The knittinghelp.com forums said to just keep stretching and clipping, and the ends should quit popping out after a couple of clips... It seems to have worked so far...

Oh, and all the squares I've done so far are just knit-purl combinations. In other words, really easy ones. Later sections of the book have two-color patterns and, the thing I fear most, cables. But I figure once I work my way through this book I'll know just about everything I'll ever need to make anything.
dragynsidhe From: dragynsidhe Date: Friday 17th February 2006 22.05 (UTC) (Link)
*why* oh why did that post below? now I feel like a n00b. ;P

*kicks self for not clicking the proper link*
dragynsidhe From: dragynsidhe Date: Friday 17th February 2006 22.04 (UTC) (Link)
Heh.

Guess that shows you how very little I *do* know. *grins sheepishly*

I bought the stitch 'n' bitch handbook in hopes of picking up the needles and learning again... I haven't even worked on anything since July. :\
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Friday 17th February 2006 22.48 (UTC) (Link)
I got this book for Christmas. So far I've only done 3 squares, but the explanations are decent (knittinghelp.com has videos and forums, anyway) and the squares are organized in order of difficulty. And as far as projects go, it's kinda a big one, but each square is a manageable piece you can finish in a couple hours.

I haven't looked at Stich 'N' Bitch, but it seems like everybody has that book. ^_^
dragynsidhe From: dragynsidhe Date: Friday 17th February 2006 23.02 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't cracked it yet, but it came highly recommended by the former friend's mom who taught me to knit.
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