Knitting Community

We've updated the old Knit Picks Knitting Room and added a lot of new features and functionality, including:

- a pop-out music player where you can stream Kelley's latest podcast (or download them directly - just click on the arrow next to the track you want);
- an RSS feed of our favorite Staff Picks;
- a new Knit Picks’ staff knitting blog where you can read the latest happenings the Knit Picks office in Vancouver, Washington;
- all of our Knit Picks Knitalongs;
- individual member profiles that allow you to create your own page and show off your finished knitting projects
- a collection of tutorials with general and specific knitting instructions and a robust search function that will help you learn to knit;
- photo management for all of your knitted projects and knitting events;
and
- a forum for posting comments, questions, feedback, and requests.



Messages

How do I check my messages?
You can check messages by clicking on the envelope icon located on the thin purple strip that appears at the top of the page. A panel will then drop down where you can compose messages and read messages you've received.

How do I manage email notifications?
You can manage your email settings by clicking on the "My Settings" link in the right column.

My Page

How do I change the theme of my page on a network?
When you join the network, a profile page on that network is created for you. You can edit your page's theme by logging in and clicking the My Page tab. Follow the link at the top of the page to "Edit Profile Appearance." You can choose a theme for your page, entirely separate from the network's theme, and customize the color of each item on the page.

What is a text box? What can I put in my text box?
A text box is a box to which you can add a variety of content. It's just another way to make your page your own! Simply click the "Edit" button in the top right corner of the text box on your My Page to get started. You can add the following to the text box on your page:
Text
HTML
Pictures
Widgets

How do I change my profile photo?
Log in to the site and click the "My Settings" link on the right side of the page. Click the "Browse" button under the Profile Photo field to locate an image on your computer. When you upload a new photo, the old one will be deleted. New profile photos can take up to thirty minutes to show up, so don't worry if your new photo doesn't appear immediately.

Photos

How do I add photos?
You can add photos by clicking on the Photos tab that appears at the top of the page. You can upload them from your computer, mobile phone, Flickr, or email account.

You can upload pictures to your blog post by clicking on the camera icon at the top of the tool bar next to where you are typing the text of your post.

Either upload a picture from your computer’s hard drive or insert the url of an existing image that you are hosting on another website (such as Flickr).

If you click on the “Options” button, you can format the alignment of your image, the size of your image, and whether you want a pop up screen to view your full sized image.

If you want to add photos to your profile, go to the menu on the right side of the screen that says “Quick Add” and select “Photos”

You can add photos that are saved to your hard drive, by selecting “Browse” then finding the file path, when you are done, click “Add Photos.”

If you click on the “More Options” tab, you can add up to 100 files directly from your hard drive, upload directly from your Flickr account, or upload from your cell phone or email account.

If you have lots of photos, you can add one word tags that describe the item, so that someone looking for a “cardigan” to knit would find your photo. You can also organize your photos into albums, if you want to keep all of your finished objects from 2008 in a separate place.


How do I delete a photo?
To delete a photo, go to that photo's detail page. In the toolbar to the right of the photo, locate the red X with a link to "Delete Photo." Click on this link.

How do I see a specific person's photos?
You can view a member's photos page by clicking on their name next to a photo, or by selecting the "View Photos" link under their name on the photo's detail page.

How do I report an offensive photo?
When you're signed in, click "Report an Issue," which appears as a link at the bottom of every network page. This will alert the Network Creator to the offensive photo.

How do I crop a photo without software?
While most computers come with image-editing software now capable of cropping (Preview for the Mac, Paint for Windows), there's also another web-based solution.
http://www.easycropper.com offers a fairly easy-to-use cropping system. You can just upload the large image you want to crop, set your desired size and it'll do the rest. For reference, our recommended width for header background images is 955px. Height can vary so experiment for the best results.

Knitalongs

How do I join a knitalong?
To join a knitalong you need to be a member of the Knitting Community website. To browse our knitalongs, go to the Knitalongs tab.

Do discussions within a Knitalong Forum appear in the Discussions Forum?
Nope! Knitalong discussions are contained entirely within that group, and don't appear alongside Knitting Community Forum discussions.

Can I subscribe to a group's forum posts?
Yes. Go to that group's page and click on the RSS link at the bottom of the forum section.


Blog

Do I have a blog? Where is it?
Every member of the Knitting Community has his or her own page on the site, including a blog. To get to your blog, click on the My Page tab. Find the "My Blog" box in the middle column of the page. You can add a blog post by clicking on the "Write your first entry!" link. Once you write the first entry in your blog, this link will disappear. A link prompting you to "Create a new blog post" will now appear at the bottom of your blog on your page.

Discussions

Why does it say I have 15 minutes to edit posts?
To maintain the integrity of discussions and replies, we only allow members to edit posts for 15 minutes. We think this is enough time to correct a typo, while ensuring that people don't "rewrite history." We do, however, let members delete their own posts at any time.

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All the episodes are there, but what about the show notes?
It looks like everything back to podcast 51 is back up with show notes.
On Dianna Stevens (Domestic Arts) Lacy Face Towel I cannot understand when to start purling on the even rows for the main body of the towel. After row 10 the directions say: "Continuing working chart, keeping the center 58 stitches in stockinette....." when did they become stockinette?
Cindy, can you give us more information about this pattern? I haven't been able to locate it. Where did you find it? Without knowing more about the pattern, we can't help. So if you could give us more information about where to find it, we might be able to help. I've tried to google Lace Face Towel, Dianna Stevens and Domestic Arts. I also looked on the KP site. ♥c
Cheryl, it's a free pattern on Rav... I looked at the pattern, but could not visualize it...and haven't got time to knit it.
Okay, I found the pattern. The first 9 rows have the center portion done in garter stitch. On row 10 you purl the center which begins the stockinette stitch. So the odd rows will be knit and the even rows will be purled.
Thanks, Susan and Cheryl!! That is pretty much the conclusion I came to, but I just wasn't sure. I finally decided to go to bed last night and hoped for clearer thoughts this morning. Much of the time, a pattern does not make sense to me until I am actually knitting it. Had I not been impatient, all would have made sense to me when I got to row 10! Now that you guys have solved my issue...how do I keep my mind on work today when I'd rather be knitting?
Cindy, you sound like me! If you ever figure out how to keep your mind on your work when you'd rather be knitting, let me know!
I agree with Peggy... especially when I have a very interesting pattern that I am loving to knit... it's hard to put down for the necessities of life - LOL
Work? Is there work to do? Oh, yeah, need to get to work!
Ladies, I thank you so much for your help on the Lacy Face Towel. I ripped a couple of times....it's been a while since I followed a chart and I forgot that even rows you have to read from left to right instead of right to left! I scratched my head for a while because my towel did not look like the picture. Finally, the light dawned as I grasped that little tickle in the back of my brain! I still have an error in it, but it will be fine for my first attempt. I wouldn't have made it this far without your help.
Cindy, We are just glad we could help. I know what you mean about the light dawning... happens to me all the time.

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