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Is there any more detailed information/pictures about making the magic loop socks? I don't understand the first part (after casting on) where it says "pick up 12 sts through the back purl bump." Thanks!
I recently purchased "Knit Kimono" by Vicky Square. I am preparing to knit the Komon on page 71. I started knitting my swatch this morning and ran into a problem with the pattern stitch used for the swatch.

The pattern stitch reads:
Pattern Stitch (multiple of 2 stitches +1)
Row 1:(RS) K1, *yo, k2 rep from * -- 1 st inc's per patt rep
Row 2: (WS) P1, *p3, pass the first st of the 3 over the other 2 and off the needle, rep from * -- 1 st dec'd per patt rep.
Row 3: *K2, yo, rep from * to last st, k2 - 1 st inc'd per patt rep
Row 4: *P3, pass the first st of the 3 over the other 2 and off the needle, rep from 8 to last st, p1 -- 2 st dec's per patt rep.

My problem is with Row1 - I think these instructions may be in error, because they do not produce the needed increase to keep this pattern even. What should I do? Should Row 1 and 3 be identical? I'm lost. Help

Also, what do you do when you atart a pattern that has an obvious error like this one? I've had this happen before and just winged it.
I just bought the Wrapped in Comfort, Knitted Lace Shawls and I wanted to make a shawl for my flower girl, who will be 8 in August. My wedding is in the fall, and the colors are all autumny colors you can think of. Below is a picture of her dress (as well as mine), does anyone have a suggestion in which shawl I should knit up? And what kind/color yarn I should use!?!?! I need to make a decision fast!!!! I thought this looked like it would go with your dresses. I think it could be modified to fit a little girl.
I really enjoy working with Gloss - either lace weight or fingering as suited to your pattern. The gloss lace bare is not white enough for a white dress - it would probably look yellow. However, there are other "fall" colors available in both weights or you could dye your own color to match/coordinate with whichever color dress your flower girl is wearing.

I'd like to add one final thought - If she's not familiar with shawls and would be fiddly with it, you might try a lace shrug instead. I made a nice lace shrug with shine sport for my neice who is a junior bridesmaid for another neice's wedding this spring. She loved it immediately and has already worn it to church a couple of times to "try it out".

Best of luck in your search and for a lovely wedding!
Yes, our Bare yarns are undyed natural sheep color. You would want a bleached white to match a wedding dress or another color to compliment your wedding colors.
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The free pattern, Queen of Diamonds fingerless gloves, calls for 1 skein of gloss sock yarn. Is this for one glove or both? I've been knitting for 8+ years, but I haven't ever knitted gloves, so I'm not sure how much yarn it will take.

Thanks for any help in advanced!!
Both gloves can be made with one skein.

Thanks :)
I have never tried knitting socks or gloves. I really want to knit the Queen of Diamond fingerless gloves. Can you tell me what skill level this pattern requires? I am afraid of getting in over my head!

Thanks 8-))
Hi D,

I would say this pattern would be good for intermediate knitters - if you've never knitted socks or gloves, it might take a bit of concentration, unless you've done other small circumference knitting. There's a lovely lace pattern that would be easier if you have had lace experience. :)

I hope this helps!
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