I learnt how to knit yesterday!

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I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Duck » Tue May 08, 2012 1:07 pm

At the moment I'm using a friends needles and wool...

At the moment I'm just... knitting... What are some easy patterns I can make? Hats or singlets or something maybe??

I don't know what I'm doing obviously :lol:

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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Khai » Tue May 08, 2012 1:11 pm

Join Ravelry?

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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Duck » Tue May 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Um.... Whats raverly? 8-[

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Post by RachaelD » Tue May 08, 2012 2:02 pm

Just in time for my big yarn destash :wink:
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Post by annmaree » Tue May 08, 2012 3:16 pm

From the website...

"Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven; we as a community make the site what it is. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about your projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world in our forums."

http://www.ravelry.com/

It is the best source of knitting patterns. There are lots of free patterns, and the patterns you have to pay for normally only cost a few dollars.

The milo vest pattern is a great beginner project. Knitting in the round takes a bit of getting used to but it means you don't have to sew separately knitted pieces together. I would consider myself an intermediate to advanced knitter, and I still HATE seaming pieces together when I am knitting a garment.

And there are great video tutorials on this website too.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/

Have fun! :)

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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Sezzles » Tue May 08, 2012 3:19 pm

Ohh well done you! You'll have to post a pic of your first project :)

I really need to learn, love woolens for the kids, and with all the talanted yarn suppliers on here it is even more tempting! I think hats are meant to be a good starting project? Might see if Mum has the patience to try and teach me again :lol:
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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by tastic » Wed May 09, 2012 11:47 am

Duck wrote:At the moment I'm using a friends needles and wool...

At the moment I'm just... knitting... What are some easy patterns I can make? Hats or singlets or something maybe??

I don't know what I'm doing obviously :lol:
are you using acrylic yarns at all? and long needles or circulars?
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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Duck » Wed May 09, 2012 1:13 pm

tastic wrote:
Duck wrote:At the moment I'm using a friends needles and wool...

At the moment I'm just... knitting... What are some easy patterns I can make? Hats or singlets or something maybe??

I don't know what I'm doing obviously :lol:
are you using acrylic yarns at all? and long needles or circulars?

Ummm.... 8-[

I'm borrowing needles off a friend and using some wool she had... How do I know?

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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by tastic » Thu May 10, 2012 12:02 am

Duck wrote:
tastic wrote:
Duck wrote:At the moment I'm using a friends needles and wool...

At the moment I'm just... knitting... What are some easy patterns I can make? Hats or singlets or something maybe??

I don't know what I'm doing obviously :lol:
are you using acrylic yarns at all? and long needles or circulars?

Ummm.... 8-[

I'm borrowing needles off a friend and using some wool she had... How do I know?
did the yarn have a label? or if you try to break a little off its really hard.. thats acrylic wool is easier to break

I was wondered as I have a bag of acrylic yarn here Im not using so if you would like a couple of balls I could send you some? I also have some long 'normal' needles Im not using as I only use circulars now
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Post by littlejo » Thu May 10, 2012 9:09 am

For something really simple, but usable, you could try:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... and-collar
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Re: I learnt how to knit yesterday!

Post by Duck » Thu May 10, 2012 11:05 am

It was a brand new ball of wool, with no label (she pulled it off and handed it to me).. I think it may be wool? It was bought from the local wool shop.. :huh:

Needles are round? I I think it said 4mm on the end?

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