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Even though I've been knitting for yrs and can make some beautiful pieces, I've never understood how to knit in the round (I know, I know, it's easy, right?).<br>
Are there any soaker patterns that don't involve this? I'm dying to whip some up for this next babe! TIA!
 

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LTK - I think the wrap<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
BTW, knitting in the round is VERY easy! In fact, it's the only thing I know (I'm just learning to knit), so flipping the needle is a weird concept to me!<br><br>
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I know, it is RIDICULOUS that I don't understand how to knit in the round. I think the problem is when I try to read about it in books, I don't get it because I've been a self taught knitter since since I was 10 and apparently I do things backwards alot, so following patterns can be tricky, BUT my stuff comes out looking the same, so who knows. I don't have any friends who knit who can show me either.<br><br>
Anyway, is the LTK, little turtle knit? Is that a free one?
 

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knitting in the round is easy, really <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> There is only one slightly tricky part, and it's when you join the stitches at the beginning. Really, there's nothing to it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I've got a <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com/circknitting.htm" target="_blank">mini-tutorial</a> on it, see if that helps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
For flat patterns, there's a triangle soaker pattern somewhere. Um, maybe it was a born to love (i shtat site still around, LOL?) I'd google for "triangle soaker pattern" and you should find it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks, i'll check it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
maybe pregnancy brain will make me more receptive to learning something new??? lol
 

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Here's one. I used two strands of worsted weight yarn held together and it worked great.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/index.html</a>
 

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if your having a girl this one is supper cute and free.<br><a href="http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soakers/pattern/index_printable.html" target="_blank">http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soake...printable.html</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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In addition to the ones mentioned above, you can also knit the fern and faerie pattern flat if you want:<br><a href="http://fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html" target="_blank">free</a><br>
(scroll down to see the flat version)<br><br><a href="http://host197.ipowerweb.com/~fernandf/store/index.php?cPath=52_30_31&osCsid=991753e89df4b70a8e34d5177e556212" target="_blank">pay</a><br>
(there is also a fern and faerie wrap that is flat)<br><br>
Are you good at matress stitch? Then you might like the <a href="http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soakers/pattern/" target="_blank">tiny birds pattern</a>.<br><br>
ETA: oops--I somehow missed that tiny birds was already mentioned!
 

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EEEK!! I changed your thread title by accident! I didn't know I could do that. Tell me what it said, and I will fix it! How embarrassing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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thanks ladies! i can't wait to get started although I have to finish a blanket i'm crocheting as my new goal is to finish a project before starting a new one. lol
 
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