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[B]Welcome to our forum! Please introduce yourself and say hi![/B]

To reply on this thread, or to start a new topic in the forum, you’ll need to sign up. Here’s a video that my husband @sheldon made on how to sign up on our forum!

If you have knitting questions, a search in the forum will often yield results, and we appreciate your trying that first if it’s a question not specific to a specific pattern. (If you forget, or can’t find it, that’s okay too, we welcome your posts!) Another good place to look for common questions and answers is in the “How-To Questions” forum. (See where it says “General Knitting,” our default forum category? That is a drop down list, and you can look for the How-to Questions forum, and other categories there as well.

Once you’ve signed up, you can post a “New Topic” to a forum (for instance a question in the “How To Questions” forum). Or you can “Reply” on a thread–like this one! We hope you do, so we can get to know you!

Welcome, and happy posting!
Amy


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What a fantastic site. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before - it would have been a huge help when I was learning the basics. If you need any help, just ask!

Thanks for this great resource.

Krista Jo
A Canadian currently in South Korea


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Just wanted to say what an AMAZING website.
I started knitting in the spring and I absolutely love it. But since I am a beginner I have alot of questions that can’t always be answered by looking in a book. Thank you thank you thank you for the videos!!
nancyg :smiley:


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Krista Jo–I know why you haven’t heard of this site before: it’s because I just launched it this week! LOL :slight_smile: Well, I had an old site, but it only had a handful of videos, like 10 or less.

Thanks for the nice comments Krista Jo and NancyG! They make my day!


#5

Thanks so much for creating this fabulous site! I just started to knit last week and followed you over from your old site. Your videos are an immense help!

viva :smiley:


#6

I’m a long time knitter and find your videos great. I’m teaching a few friends to knit and this will be a helpful resource for them. Thanks for putting it together.


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I don’t know what got into me today but driving home from a Georgia Tech football game, I decided it would be a great idea to take up knitting so that I can make scarves in the school color for all my friends. This is of course a fad and I should get over it in a week or two but so far I’m still on course. I went by Michaels and picked out my soft yellow and navy yarns, how to knit kit that came with a book, needles and bunch of things I didn’t recognize and stood in the check out lane. I then saw Michaels’ offers knitting classes for $15.00 which sounded like a better idea and off went the supplies. After I came home, I remembered I have a memory span of about 15 minutes which means I’ll have to take a whole lot of the classes at $15 per session. I then ran a goggle search for ‘how to knit video’ and here I am! What an awsome site!! The videos are incredible for newbies like me. I have viewed every single video under Basic Techniques and feel like I might be able to tackle knitting after all. In fact, I’m heading out the door to the 24 hour Wal-Mart for my supplies so that I can get started. But before I buy out the store, I wanted to let you (Amy) know how appreciative I am for this website. Regardless of how long this fad may last for me, you have at least helped me make the first step. And who knows - I might just surprise and end up being a marathon runner.

Thanks so much (especially for the videos).


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I found this site while over at the knitters review forum. And was vey impressed with your videos. I will be recommending this site to the ladies in our knitting group. Several of us from church get together and knit on Mondays and we are at all different levels of knitting and ages: from 10 yrs old to me (i’m 55) . Anyway congradulations on your new site. I’ll be watching and participating with the joy of a shared craft/art.
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I’m a novice knitter, and I’m thrilled to have found your site. Thank you so much for all the work you have and will be putting into it! :smiley:


#10

What a great site! I will back often with new updates. Thanks for doing this, its about time. :o


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I just want to say thank you thank you thank you for this website. I decided I needed to learn knitting last week, and the books I got weren’t making any sense to me. I found your site, and the videos you made made what the books were saying finally make sense. I’m now working on a scarf and having a great time. :smiley:


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As a total newbie, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!! This site is FANTASTIC and I can’t wait to get my CD so that I can practice even when I don’t have access to the DSL line :slight_smile:

I hope you all don’t get sick of me and my questions once I acutally get going, I am sure there will be MANY!! :roll: I am having a hard time with even casting on at this point!! :oops:

Thanks again, Amy!!


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Hello all. I’m a new knitter and new to the website. Its pretty awesome!! My question: Is there a way to count the rows? I’m following a pattern that calls for a certain amount of rows and I can’t figure out how many I’ve already done. Please help me.

Thanks so much…Sheshanti.


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Welcome Sheshanti!

Just count the “V’s” if you’re doing stockinette stitch or ribbing. Include the stitch on your needle, above the last V. For example, if you look on the Cast-On page, at the second picture from the top, which shows Double CO in ribbing, you can count 12 V’s. The bottom V was done during the cast-on, because that cast-on creates an already knitted row, and then there were 11 more rows done after that (that are shown in the picture).

If you’re working in garter stitch, you can count the “ridges.” Every two rows creates one ridge. If you have six ridges on the front, and six on the back, you have done 12 rows. 6 on one side and 5 on the other side means you’ve worked 11 rows.

Happy Holidays and happy knitting!
Amy


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This website is wonderful. I am so excited to learn from it! Thanks for creating it, Amy.


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Thanks for the wonderful website and Forum. Hi my friend called from the west coast all excited about the yarn and needles she just bought and needed help getting started on her project. Well, I live on the East Coast and my first thought was a knitting video and there you were!!! Sent her to your site and within seconds she was casting on. I’ll give her a call in a few minutes to see how she is doing. With you wonderful instruction she’s probably half way done with the scarf!!! Purchased the Cd and looking forward to the DVD. :lol:


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Glad i found this site…I hope I can find the video for my problem…I am wanting to know how to KPK all in the same stitch…Thanks for a wonderful site…Jeanne
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Dear Amy,

Happy New Year 200555555555555.

I just have to THANK YOU. LIfe is funny, you give something up for a long time then bam! it’s back in your life like crazy.
I’ve just started knitting again after several years break and there are so many little things I was afraid to tackle.

Because of your incredible fabulous videos I am doing things that just confuse me in books. I actually just tried Continental knitting which I swore I never would, why change something after so many years and it was the way I learned how to knit. BUT. My right arm and wrist were developing a painful cramp that I think may be relieved if I do Continental once in a while at least.

I have just been attempting my first SOCK w/5 dpns. Ripped it out 3 times. I cannot believe how fast you can go… (in your turning the heel video) . What excitement! So cool, you explain things so patiently and so that I can grasp it!

I have a house in upstate NY (besides NYC) and visited the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Fair last Oct. I am getting soooooo hooked. Amy, thank you thank you thank you for taking the time to put those videos up for free no less. You are a lovely & generous person. Victoria C.


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Hi Amy, can you stand any more praise?! :wink: You’ve created a fabulous site! Thank you!
I’m another novice knitter and have found your video instructions invaluable! In fact I keep the left-overs of a skein of yarn and needles at my computer to practice new things.


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What do I do after the first knit row!!! I am only 12 years old and I don’t know what to do afetr that first knit row!!! :oops: