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Does anyone have good instructions or maybe a good pictoral that shows how to do the cuffs on a soaker? I'm done with my first soaker but I still need to do the cuffs. I followed the free fern and faerie site instructions but I'm just not picking up what she's talking about in terms of doing the actual cuffs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would like some more ideas too. I have 4 complete soakers, 2 with complete legs and 2 without.<br><br>
I would like to know how to do the rolled edge. Also after you crochet the edge how do you put the stitches on the knitting needle?<br><br>
Jenn I did not mean to take over your thread, hope there is some great advice.
 

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Which part are you having trouble with? The picking up of stitches?<br>
There's a video here:<br><a href="http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php" target="_blank">http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/bas...iques/misc.php</a><br>
and drawings here:<br><a href="http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm</a><br><br>
To do rolled edge cuffs, just knit every round (stockinette stitch) or knit a row, purl a row if done flat. It will naturally curl. I like to do suspended bind-off, or bind off with 2 size bigger needles to ensure stretch.<br><br><br>
JennP, I'm not sure what you mean "after you crochet"
 

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Be a little more specific on the problem you're having. I have a leg cuff tutorial I can share with you, but it explains how to do a variety of styles, not the basics of picking up stitches.
 

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I have the same problem. i have knitted 4 soakers and put cuffs on 2. one soaker i knitted the cuffs in stockinade (i think) and attached them. they are the same size, etc. the second one i picked up the stitches and they look like they are different sizes.<br>
i love knitting the soakers but am not happy about the cuffs at all, which is why 2 of them dont have cuffs! lol! plus, i havent learned to crochet either. the only reason i learned to knit was to do diapers!<br>
Rach
 

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Well this part I understood: Hold work in left hand, knit side facing. Insert right needle under the edge stitch, take yarn around needle as to knit.<br><br>
That's on this site: <a href="http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm</a><br><br>
But then I got confused.. any clarification for me? I know it must be hard to try to explain something when not in person (Kimberly I miss you!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Jenn I have the Tiny birds free pattern and I think it suggests just a single crochet around the legs. The LTK Hybrid has gussets that I can't quite get figured out, the LTK original just gets a single crochet.<br><br>
So if all else fails I would just single crochet which is really easy, just make sure you are crocheting the same number of stiches around each leg.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well this part I understood: Hold work in left hand, knit side facing. Insert right needle under the edge stitch, take yarn around needle as to knit.<br><br>
That's on this site: <a href="http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit9.htm</a><br><br>
But then I got confused.. any clarification for me? I know it must be hard to try to explain something when not in person (Kimberly I miss you!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Each picture is a different method, you don't do all 3 (that took me a while to figure out with that site). I prefer to use a crochet hook to pull a loop or yarn through, then slide the needle through the loop. THen pull yarn through the next stitch with the crochet hook, slide needle through. All the way around. I just guess at when I think I have a third of the stitches, and start putting them on the next doule pointed needle. Then when all stitches are on, start knitting in the round (place marker, join). If you have too many stitches, you can decrease in the first row or two.
 

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Have you checked out Stell's instructions here:<br><br><a href="http://fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html" target="_blank">http://fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html</a>
 

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For my pattern, you're using the crochet hook just to pull loops of yarn from the back through to the front. You poke the hook through to the back, grab your working yarn, pull a loop through, and put it on your knitting needle. Keep doing that in each stitch along the edge until you have a loop coming out of the middle of each edge stitch. You aren't actually crocheting anything with your crochet hook - you're just using it to grab the yarn & bring it to the front.
 

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Ok, let me get past the short rows on the perfection pants I'm knitting (I'm seriously nuts to be trying these) and then I'll come back to the two soakers and put cuffs on them. Thank you very much for your help - I'll update with pictures or more questions! lol
 

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I just saw this thread Jenn :LOL I don't look on here too much b/c I am addicted to WWF!<br><br>
When you're ready to do cuffs just give me a call and come over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Unless of course you learn it in your knitting classes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kewl.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kewl"><br><br>
Have fun with the short rows mama....you'll get through them especially with someone showing you IRL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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