View Full Version : My First Scarf (And First Knitting In GEneral)
01-10-2006, 07:14 PM
Here's a shot of what I've done so far on my first ever knitting "adventure."
You can see where the first rows of edges look pretty bad, and then I was told how to "slip a stitch" to make them look better. I also have a couple of mess-ups here and there, but hey — it's my first ever knitting!
It's supposed to be 50 inches long and I'm right about 14 now, so only THIRTY-SIX more to go! I also have to learn what to do with the starter thread where I first began to cast-on...
01-10-2006, 07:25 PM
Your scarf looks great! I love the colors and the patterns in the yarn. Looks pretty good for a first project--my first project was a poncho. I cast on 40 and was knitting away for days. Then I realized I kept picking up stiches and had over 60! I had to frog the whole thing and start over. :(
01-10-2006, 07:54 PM
By the time you get to the end of the scarf, I bet you'll be able to see improvement in tension as you go. It'll be a great learning experience--you're on your way!!
01-10-2006, 07:57 PM
It's looking great! Pretty colors, too. When you finish, you can just weave that end in with a yarn needle. :thumbsup:
01-10-2006, 07:59 PM
Great job, and beautiful colors. :thumbsup:
01-10-2006, 08:05 PM
You go!! Great job, and I :heart: :heart: :heart: your yarn choice.
Jan in CA
01-10-2006, 08:28 PM
I like the colors you chose! It looks wonderful!
01-10-2006, 08:33 PM
Your scarf looks great! Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
01-10-2006, 08:48 PM
:D :thumbsup: great work! and welcome! :happydance:
01-10-2006, 09:38 PM
Those colors are GORGEOUS!! What yarn are you using? (That's required information, you know! :lol: )
That looks REAALLLLLLY even for a first project.....GREAT job!
01-10-2006, 10:09 PM
It looks great!! My first project was a scarf, also- and it didn't look half as good as yours. WTG!! :thumbsup:
Looks great, especially for your first project!
01-11-2006, 12:16 AM
You're scarf is very even and looks great!
When I am feeling down, I go back and look at my first scarf and have a good laugh. It doesn't look anything like yours. I could tell a fib and say the pattern I used called for it to be "wavy", but I just keep it hidden in the closet.
01-11-2006, 01:26 AM
It loosk great! I love the yarn, it gives your scarf a zig zag shade... :)
What I do with the yarn left from casting on is use it as a fringe... here is a video that teaches you how to do it... Elongated Stitch Scarf (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/getting_started/) the fringe is at the very end of the first video for this scarf. :)
01-11-2006, 03:05 AM
It does look great!
I "cheated" on my first project. I used the eyelash thread so it covered over and mistakes I made with sheer fuzziness!
01-11-2006, 03:13 AM
Very nice, indeed! I am also dying to know what yarn you have used for your scarf. My son would *love* it, his favorite two colors are blue and green.
I see you have your yarn in a container, too. Very smart!
01-11-2006, 03:17 AM
It is really pretty!!! Which yarn did you use?
01-11-2006, 04:18 AM
looks AWESOME for ur first piece!
01-11-2006, 10:12 AM
You're off and running with a beautiful first project!! Are you planning to put fringe on? If so, here's my fringe tip:
- Cut fringe for the bottom before you finish the scarf and count how many pieces you used (e.g., 3 strands * 15 knots = 45 strands total).
- Then cut the same number of strands for the other end of the scarf and set them aside until you're finished with the scarf.
- Doing this ahead of time helps you use all the yarn you have without worry of running short!
Good luck and keep on knitting!
01-11-2006, 11:59 AM
I don't know what kind of yarn it is — this project is one of those "Cup of Yarn" things you may have seen in stores. It doesn't give any details at all.
However, my wife and I DID buy some goodies for our next projects, so once we start those, I'll finally be able to give all the nitty-gritty like I'm supposed to!
And yes, I'll be fringing this scarf, so thanks for the tip (even though I don't understand it yet). :)
01-11-2006, 04:25 PM
Is it this one?
01-11-2006, 05:46 PM
Yes, it is — the "Cool Mint" one, specifically. :)
01-12-2006, 09:48 AM
Great job on the scarf love the colors :thumbsup: