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ziimariebii
10-22-2010, 04:09 PM
HI,
I am going to learn how to make some socks and accidently purchased cotton yarn. Does anyone have any ideas on a beginner project made of cotton yarn. Preferably something small. Scarves are such a big/long project, I am in search of short term gratification! :)

Thanks.

suzeeq
10-22-2010, 04:38 PM
Dishcloth/facecloths, and there's a zillion of them at the dishcloth boutique (http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html) in lots of different stitch patterns.

kmaclean
10-22-2010, 04:45 PM
I don't know what weight your yarn is or how much you have, but these patterns all call for cotton yarn:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waffle-knit-dishcloth

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmas-favorite-dish-cloth

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sundance-make-up-bag

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mineco

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basketweave-headband

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/isabeau-purse

It's a little hard to make broad suggestions not knowing what your skill set is ... some of these may be a little beyond what you're looking for right now, but I assume that since you are giving socks a try that you are at least up for the challenge of learning a new technique or two with your next project! :knitting:

TangoLima
10-24-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm a new knitter, and I'm an instant-gratification girl. So, for now, I'm finding it satisfying to make dishcloths. I have only done a couple in one pattern, but plan on trying some other patterns to learn new stitches soon. They go fast, and I could probably make a couple in one day if I could devote long periods of time to it.

Happy knitting!

Jan in CA
10-24-2010, 02:17 PM
Kmaclean...not everyone uses Ravelry. I always suggest joining, but try to give links outside it even if I look there. ;)

It would help TL if we knew the weight of the yarn..:??

If you have a baby or know one bibs are good and easy and who can't use more dishcloths!?. These are my favorites- I prefer textured rather than a picture -

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/free-knitting-patterns-for-beginners6.htm
http://www.peaches-creme.com/freeknitbath.htm
http://traciknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/basket-rib-dishcloth-free-pattern.html

These are fun to do and a good way to use up different colors.
http://www.purlbee.com/log-cabin-washcloths/

ArtLady1981
10-29-2010, 04:17 AM
Totally agree with the comments above! I would use my cotton for face cloths and fingertip towels! They won't get the abuse that dishcloths get.

I love mine!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4818669469_5fe56f030d.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4707876882_5790f9fd43.jpg

The simple lace edgings are not hard to learn. Just a bunch of yarnovers followed by K2T's or SSK's. You would stretch your expertise a bit!

Daylilydayzed
10-30-2010, 05:18 PM
If you can make yarnovers and k2tog you can make a string market bagby knitting two rectangles with this pattern stitch. It is only a two row rattern and one row is all knit. The pattern happens when you knit 2tog and yarnover across the needle, then knit the second row. It gives a diagonal line with lattice like pattern.

Mazie
11-03-2010, 03:37 PM
I really like this bag....

http://peanutbutteryelleytime.wordpress.com/patterns/windmill-bag/

Raven Fyre
11-03-2010, 10:34 PM
Fingerless gloves, dishcloths, soap sacks, head bands, if you want baby bootties, slippers. you could even try a shirt if your feeling so inclined. I perfer knitting with cotton, I like stuff that washes up and holds shape and doesn't strech out too bad. Really just pick a pattern and use cotton. I haven't really had any problems doing that.

N0obKnitter
11-06-2010, 09:01 PM
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-knitted-dishcloth

Apologies if this was posted already...I'm late to this party!