Is it possible?

barb_roselover_inOctober 10, 2010

I have trouble getting the hang of keeping the tension tight on crocheting. I mostly knit, but put my sweaters together by crocheting. Is there any material available that you can change a crochet pattern to a knit one? I saw a really neat crocheted pattern that is like a big collar but it can be pulled over your head and then just rests over your shoulders for warmth. I read a lot in bed and it would provide the warmth without the bulk. Thanks for any help. - Barb

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There is a booklet that allows you to convert knitting into
crochet and crochet into knitting at this site:
Hope this helps and good luck.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 6:30PM
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I sew my knitted seams and they don't show at all. I match up the knots that are formed by turning to go back to do the next row and sew them together. I use the overhand method of sewing and it works great. You can scarcely see the seam.

If you hold the wool correctly when crocheting you should have the right tension. I had the advantage of knitting the Continental way, holding the yarn in my left hand just like you do in crochet. Try holding the yarn this way.

Lay the yarn across your palm. Wrap it around your little finger, then up the next 2 fingers and between the pointer finger and the long finger and over the pointer finger. You have more control over the tension that way.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 6:11AM
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