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Knit & Crochet Questions: What Do You Want to Know?

September 14th, 2009

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In honor of our 50th episode of YarnCraft, we’ll be answering YOUR knit, crochet, and craft questions. We have already gotten tons of questions on the YarnCraft blog and on Facebook, but if you have questions on techniques, if you want suggestions on must-have knit and crochet books, or just some ideas about great projects for your mother-in-law, leave a comment, and Liz & I will do our best to answer them.

Join us on Sept. 22 (Tuesday) to listen and see if we’ve answered your question!

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  • Linda Kring

    I try to knit a gauge swatch and the needles called for make the stitches too big. I go down a size of needles and sometimes it is too small when I finish the swatch. Do you have any tips for getting the correct gauge? I want to do it as suggested but it is very frustrating.

  • Krista

    Is there an easy way to figure out how to apply a particular stitch pattern to a large piece, like an afghan? I never know how many foundation stitches to make so I can get the right number to repeat the pattern (ie, stitch multiples of 8+3, as I see in some pattern books).

  • doratha

    On your pattern #30038 Diagonal throw, it says to sew the strips together “invisibly”. I don’t know how to sew an invisible seam. Can you please demonstrate?

    Zontee says: Hi Dorotha, you can see some diagrams in the Learning Center at LionBrand.com — click here.

  • Joann

    I really don’t have a question – but I want to compliment you on a very enjoyable and informative podcast. I usually listen to 2 or 3 in a row on my train ride home. Love you and Liz. Please keep up the wonderful work. Thank you!

  • Mary Ruth Ramsour

    I would like some information on continental style knitting. I am taking a class on it now, but I really don’t understand a lot of things. For one thing, I can’t figure out how to do a purl stitch without having to move my whole hand to get the yarn around the needle. This slows down my work, and it would be nice to know if there is a better way.
    Thank you!
    Mary Ruth

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