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LOVES2Knit2011
06-17-2006, 02:48 AM
ok,
i'm new to kniting and i qm the baby in the family and i get made fun of @ school for knitting and being 14, it feels weird. i personally think it's a lot of fun and wish that everyone knew how fun it was.
Do you think i should quit?



But, I need to learn the contintal way so i have less tenson in my right arm? is it possible to learn and know 2 methids of knitting?


Please help me

Also, does anyone have a pattern for a washcloth? or a um....a wristband please

horve1
06-17-2006, 05:25 AM
:cheering: Good for you, doing something that makes you unique and special. Of course, IMHO, you shouldn't quit! Not many teens knit, but I did a little in the dark ages when I was your age, and my daughter, 13, is learning a little bit now. I think there are teens who post in this forum, too, and I hope they'll jump in and answer you, also.

There are patterns you might like right on this site - just click on the "free patterns" tab at the top of the page, then click on "household items" or "misc. (fun stuff)".

My son and my daughter both like the things I knit for them - you'll be able to make them for yourself!

dustinac
06-17-2006, 08:32 AM
I think its wonderful that you want to knit!! I also think you should keep with it.. Knitting can be so helpful for stress and also at the end of the project you have something wonderful that you created. Here is a website full of free patterns that I spend alot of time at
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/
And here is the first dishrag I did.. It helped me with Yarn overs and Knit 2 together...

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html

After you try it as a dishrag.. you could try and make a baby afghan from this pattern... work it as exactly as you would for the dishrag except instead of starting to decrease at 44sts continue till you have the width you want and then start your K2togs...

I also made this for my son its a wristband/watch
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTboogietime.html

Welcome to the forum and hang in there :thumbsup:

Ingrid
06-17-2006, 08:36 AM
I was knitting on and off at your age--I didn't know of anyone else who did, but when they'd hear I wore the scarf I made, they were impressed.

We do have young posters here, Jenelle comes to mind, and she's a knitting machine! :thumbsup:

Any style that suits you is the right one for you. There's no 'right' or 'wrong' and if you want to do a combination of both, and your knitting looks good, then go for it.

DeAnzaJig
06-17-2006, 10:29 AM
Go for it if you enjoy knitting! I'm 15 years older than you and I'm the only one of my friends who knits and they all think it's weird that I do it.

If you want a good wristband pattern, go to the library and take out Stitch n' Bitch The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller. It has a cool pattern, which I've used. It's also easy to change the design to something else.

Sara
06-17-2006, 10:38 AM
My daughter knits. She learned to crochet when she was 7. Then I taught her to knit 5 years ago, when I learned. We knit both English and Continental. DD will be 17 on Wednesday.

She asks people who tease her about knitting if they think she should quit and take up smoking or being a juvenile delinquent. :rofling:

LOVES2Knit2011
06-17-2006, 11:33 AM
thank you so much i will watch those videos over and over to learn the way ! :XX: ;)

Jenelle
06-17-2006, 12:13 PM
We do have young posters here, Jenelle comes to mind, and she's a knitting machine! :thumbsup:

:lol:

Okay, so I went through my patterns, and I found a couple of wristband patterns that you may like.

Cute wristbands (http://members.aol.com/JSchlossma/wristcfs.html)(if you want them to be longer, just do stockinette stitch for a couple more rows)
Striped wristband. (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=2827&idSM=307)
Q power wristband (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/patterns/q_power.php)(you can use any letter or symbol for this)
Fingerless gloves (http://ohmystars.net/craft/knitting/pgloves.html)

These are just some of the basic ones that are easy to follow that I have. If you want any more, just give me a hollar. :thumbsup: And welcome to KH! :waving:

rebecca
06-17-2006, 03:10 PM
:D Welcome to the Forum!!! I'm very, very impressed to hear that you are knitting @ your age, I think it's wonderful!!! It's also very useful in math class, I've heard of teachers using knitting in Algebra class for projects ;)
There are so many cool things to knit, too, your friends will soon be asking you to make them the cool things they've seen you wear...or...they may ask you to teach them to knit...WTG :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

samm
06-17-2006, 04:00 PM
No no no!!!!! Don't give up knitting just because some others think it's weird or whatever. Nobody here thinks it's weird! And you are most welcome with questions anytime.If you like it, go ahead and do it! You don't have to do it publicly, although lots of us do that. We do it proudly!! Actually a lot of young people your age are learning where I live. You wouldn't be thought odd here at all. I think there might be some jealousy showing on their part? Just keep doing what you enjoy. Nobody has to be just like the gang. The people who aren't are usually the interesting and creative ones. Keep on talking with us all here, too. Soon you will have a stash of yarn that will be the envy of all us knitters. Good luck! Keep on :XX: ! samm whose son knits too...

sfavereau
06-18-2006, 11:30 AM
Welcome to the forum and to knitting!

Of course you can learn both continental and english knitting. I had to learn conti in order to do two handed fair isle (but don't worry about that...). ;)

We have a 12 (almost 13) year old in our knitting group. She is a knitting fiend and can knit better than most of us (including me!). Keep going and I'm sure you'll find some really supportive folks!

Good luck with continental!

jodstr2
06-18-2006, 02:32 PM
:cheering: welcome! :cheering:

I want to learn Continental as well.

as far as the people who make fun of you, try not to let it bother you. knitting is fun and it's not a destructive habit. you're not hurting yourself or others, so do it if you want! :thumbsup:

Shandeh
06-18-2006, 08:04 PM
Hey, if you quit knitting, they'll find something else to complain about. Just ignore them!

That's what I've always done, and I'm COMPLETELY happy with my life.
:D
Here are some patterns you'll enjoy as a new knitter.

Easy Headband (Really cool with "suede" yarn)
http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/headband.htm

Easy Wristband
http://www.woolneedlework.com/Free%20PatternFun/free_wristband.htm

Novelty Yarn Hair Scrunchie (Eyelash or Ladder yarn work great!)
http://www.knittingfairy.com/freeHairTie.htm

Cool Knit Belt
http://www.ptyarn.com/pambelt.html

Cell Phone Bag
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/deco_splash_cellphone_bag2.html

Ipod Cover
http://knitting.about.com/library/weekly/aa050905.htm

Herbal Neck Wrap (great gift for teachers, parents, etc.)
http://knitting.about.com/library/blherbalwrap.htm

Simple Bows
http://frugalknit12330.goeserv.com/homepage/bows.htm

Tug Toy for Dogs
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/dogstugtoy.htm

Kitten Blanket
http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/knit/blankfrost.shtml

Bean Bags
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=b0092&categoryid=32

Easy Knit Ball
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/balls.asp

Pebble Baby Toy
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/toys/pebble-baby.htm

Nosewarmer
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTnosewarmer.html

Finger Puppets
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/puppets.asp

Fuzzy Heart Pillows
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/pillow.asp

Fun Fur Hanger Covers
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/fur.asp

Easy Beginner Hat Pattern
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/beghat.asp

Fun Hat
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/quakerhat.asp

Coffee Cup Holder
http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/java.htm

Simple Dishcloth
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/simplecloth.asp

Christmas Tree Dishcloth
http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/treedish.asp

LOTS of Dishcloths!
http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/javaindex.html


And if you want to knit for charity, here are some cool links:

Blankets for Homeless Animals
http://www.h4ha.org/

Premature Baby Items
http://www.threadsoflove.org/