i was wondering. i saw a sweater in the vogue knitting magazine. i really loved it and wanted to make it but then i found out that it's a product. already knitted that you purchase. i was thinking of simulating it.. not the exact pattern but similar..
has anyone every tried the knitting programs for the computer? i have one for quilting and i love it.. it's allowed me to make some interesting designs. i would like to get the knitting one if someone knows if it works well or if they don't do what we need them to?
Here's a hint: I set my row height to .1" and my column width to .14". This gives you a more accurate view of what your finished project will look like. If you use an equal row and column width, when you are designing something that is intarsia, it will be distorted when you knit it. Don't ask! I learned the very hard way.
Hi, I'm at the point of tears due to frustration with my the yarn winder from Knitpicks. I have watched the video many times and no matter what I do I end up with a slanted do-nut ! Can anyone help me figure what I'm
doing wrong, thanks Betty
Betty, I have found that if I don't put some tension on the yarn going into the yarn winder, that it doesn't work quite as well. I usually wind the skein with my right hand, and use my left hand to add just a bit of tension... maybe that will help.
I do this also. There needs to be tension. Also if you wind too fast, it can mess up the ball. If you are totally unhappy with it be sure to contact customer service. They are always very helpful and want happy customers.
Betty- when I got mine- I didn't know that the chrome bar with the eye on it folds out away from the body of the winder. (It folds in to fit in the box, I guess.) When I got that in the right place, it helped a lot, too, besides the tension thing, which is true for me, too.
The chrome bar is important! It won't work right if you don't use it! Something else that has helped me is to use an empty TP roll over the spindle part. Tuck a little of one edge in all the way around, thread your yarn down through it and slide it over the spindle. Then put your yarn through the little chrome arm, and you're good to go!
Thanks guys but I've tried those things also, I am either a total idiot or I have a defective winder. I have searched everything on line and tried everything, seems like its not meant for me, I'll try anything anyone suggest though, thank
you all so much
Betty, I broke so many plastic ones that I finally went with the heavy duty winder at Nancy's Knit Knacks. It is much more expensive but the number of plastic ones I went through I could have already bought the heavy duty one. Sometimes it's better to spend the extra money. But if I was looking at one today, I wouldn't have been able to afford it. I got it as soon as they put it on the market.