Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm a Knitter! WIPS


I'm a knitter now!

Well, that might be a bit of an overstatement, but I can knit and purl and follow a super-duper-simple pattern.

I am making this Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf and so far it looks like I know what I'm doing.  Already I think I'm doing a better job controlling the tension.  (Something that I had trouble with just last week.)  It is still rather slow work.  I can easily crochet a hat in an afternoon, but these mere inches of scarf have taken me a couple of afternoons.  That's alright though, I know speed with accuracy takes time.


I do have (another) question for all of you experienced knitters!  (And a big thank you to everyone who helped me out last week!)  I found this super easy method of casting on and since it seems so much easier than every other method I found online I was curious if it had any drawbacks.


I will be sharing this post at the following:
Frontier Dreams with Nicole
Work In Progress with Tami
Yarn Along with Ginny

8 comments:

  1. you are coming along nicely. once i found my knitting groove a couple years ago stuff flies off the needles now. ok, baby and toddler items fly off the needles. LOL

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  2. Lovely color and it looks like you're coming along nicely!

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  3. I love that method of casting on. Sometimes I do it over two needles though, to avoid casting on too tightly.

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  4. You are doing very well! Kepp going.

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  5. It's looking good so far. Lovely color too.

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  6. Your knitting looks great, and the yarn is a pretty color. :)

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  7. Congrats on your first bit of knitting! It's slower than crochet but makes lovely fabric. That cast on is called the long-tail cast on and it is one of my favorites, along with a slightly stretchier version called the Twisted German or Old Norweigan cast on. Don't pull the stitches too snug when you cast on and you should be fine!

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  8. I love the color of the scarf you are knitting. I'm fairly new to knitting myself and am already working on a sweater. Keep it up!

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