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Carol Forbes

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I can answer questions about machine knitting. I am familiar with most made-in-Japan machines, main beds and ribbers. I am most familiar with Studio and Brother. I am not familiar with Passap.

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2016-09-25 armhole shaping:

starting with 126 stitches:    Row 1 decrease 1 stitch each end = 124  row 2 decrease 1 stitch each end = 122  row 3 decrease 1 stitch each end = 120  row 4 decrease 1 stitch each end = 118  row 5 decrease

2016-08-29 2x18 st repeat:

If 8 stitches equals 4 inches, than 80 stitches will equal 40 inches.    18 X 4 = 72 stitches ( a little smaller than 40 inches)    18 X 5 = 90 stitches (a little wider than 40 inches)     If you did 4

2016-08-18 multiple of 4 plus 2:

8 stitches equals 4 inches.    Let's say you want 36 inches wide.  You would need 72 stitches.  8 stitches = 4 inches  16 stitches = 8 inches  24 stitches = 12 inches  32 stitches = 16 inches  40 stitches

2016-08-17 Crochet hook:

I would probably use an H but I crochet tight and go up a size or 2 to keep the work soft and fluffy.   I would chain about 10 to 20 stitches and work a few rows.  If the work seems too loose and sloppy

2016-07-29 deciphering a knitting pattern:

yrn means "yarn around needle"  see this link for a video how to    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=knitting+terms+yrn    work 5 rows of rib means k1, p1 across row 1, then knit the knit stitches

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