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NVR: For the knitters out there...

So, since becoming vegan, I've become felting-deprived. I used to make bags, hats, bowls, etc. out of felted wool yarn; however, I have yet to find vegan alternatives suitable for felting--are there any, or do I need to find a new knitting outlet?

After I make Sarah's hat, I am making these from knitty:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/images/moseyBEAUTY.jpg

To wear around the house and such.  I'm excited.  Cably projects are my favorite.

omg!  i don't knit, but i stumbled on this thread.  i just have to say those legwarmers are fabulous!  i have a friend who knits...how hard do you think it would be/how much should i pay her to knit those for me? 

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omg!  i don't knit, but i stumbled on this thread.  i just have to say those legwarmers are fabulous!  i have a friend who knits...how hard do you think it would be/how much should i pay her to knit those for me? 

It wouldn't be hard.  Depends how skilled she is, but they are really just tubes.  I have sold things and would probably charge at least $30 for them.  I would actually charge more if I were shipping them to someone, but I assume you won't be.  The do take a fair bit of yarn. 

I dunno, see what she thinks is reasonable.  Neat!  :)

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KMK, those leg warmers are SO cute! :)>>>

I had seen theese really cute ones for kids.  Like when you put a skirt/dress on a little baby or young child, but it's cool outside, you put those leg warmers on top of their tights.  But these ones are cool enough for grownups!  I have to learn to knit more (different knots or whatever you call them) so I can make these.  I need a pair now, lol.

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kmk, when you knit round things, like the leg warmers, do you use circular knitting needles (with the flexible plastic) or do you use multiple double point straight knitting needles?

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kmk, when you knit round things, like the leg warmers, do you use circular knitting needles (with the flexible plastic) or do you use multiple double point straight knitting needles?

You can use either.  You can only use circulars when the project is reasonably large.  Like, I couldn't knit a sleeve with circulars.  I tend to prefer double points, and I find circulars sloppy and hard to manage.  But that's just me. 

You can use either for this pattern.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring08/PATTmosey.html

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Thanks for the link.

I like the designer, Susan Power, too:  She lives with her loving husband who accepts and supports her knitting habit, and her lovely cat.

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Yayy, a knitting thread. Rabidchild, I grant you cookies, for I crochet too.

Anyone who saw my scarf a few weeks ago on the open letters thread, I finished it, then decided it was too wide (I wanted it to be longer and didn't have enough yarn, but it's yarn that I've had for ages from a previous scarf so I couldn't buy more) So now I am re-knitting that about 8 sts narrower. Shall post when finished.

KMK- Cuuute! I'm not so into cabley projects. I like open, lacy things a lot though :)>>>

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Soon as I am done sewing I want to knit myself arm warmers.  I think I could do it no problem!  I have awesome bamboo yarn and #4 double pointed short needles.  I would just have no clue how to do thumb holes. hahah

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Do you think it would work out of i did arm or legwarmers with regular needles? As in just making a rectangle and sewing the ends together to make them round?
Or would that wind up looking ridiculous somehow? I dont know if i'd have the patience to do that though anyways.

Does anyone know any ways to make a hat with regular needles?

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undersarah- yes, it works fine if you knit legwarmers in a rectangle with regular needles, but if you wanted them to be shaped/fitted to your leg you'd have to come up with a pattern of increases/decreases in the needed places. I've made legwarmers with regular needles in that way, but I actually wanted it to be part of the design...I made them so that they didn't completely wrap around my leg, then laced some pretty ribbon through the side to "sew" them up. I like 'em  ;)b

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Does anyone know any ways to make a hat with regular needles?

Short of making a rectangular pouch to fit your head, not really.

You should learn double points!  Watch the videos on knittinghelp and try it.  You cast on like normal, then you just split the stitches among three or four double-pointed needles.  Then you just knit round and round and round.  When you get to the end of one needle, that one pops out, and you use it to knit the next.

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I'll have to go get some and try it out. I'm not really in knitting club anymore (due to certain people being stubborn about certain things) But oh well, i shall do it on my own! That is, after i get the patience to actually finish something i start.

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So, I'll finish my scarf this weekend.  I've been trying to come up with another project that's a couple of skill levels up.  I've been browsing the web, considering a cap and came across this project.  That's one laid back cat.

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And I found this blog -->  Vegancraftastic

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Ok, so my current project is this huge throw for the sofa in this beautiful color that I bought a TON of in case the dye lot is discontinued  :)>>>

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Does anyone know any ways to make a hat with regular needles?

my first project when I started knitting again was a hat which used normal needles, but I'm not sure where the pattern is.  I'll have a look for it - it's on my computer somewhere - and post when I find it

eta: I found the file I used so will try to attach it.  I made the 2nd one in the pattern - I  gave one to my sister for Xmas that year and she loved it!

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:)>>> Thankss!
I must try this after my scarf!

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Does anyone know any ways to make a hat with regular needles?

This pattern for Rugged Ribbed Hat I believe works with increases and decreases (I don't know how to do those yet, but there are videos on YouTube) using regular needles and then you sew it up at the seam.

I figure if you want to fold it up like a watch cap you could just knit the bottom part to be longer.

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:)>>> I started making the first hat before the "rugged ribbed hat". as i realized i only had about an inch of the scarf done, and undid it.
I'm excited. its way easier than i thought it was!!!
Now i wont be so afraid of patterns whenever i realize them (usually i just change my mind looking at them)

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I might finish this hat tonight or tomorrow  :)>>>
So far:
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g260/SawahFace/get-attachment-8.jpg
Not the best picture, and its all scrunched up, but yeahh. i'm proud of me for sticking with it this long haha.

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