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Mel wants to Knit
03-05-2006, 05:23 PM
Hi I just joined her I have not actually even got needles yet but have been watching the video clips. I'm a crocheter but I also want to learn how to knit there are so many nice patterns in knit and that is why I want to learn well one reason anyway. my grandmother knit and crocheted before she got to ill and passed on. when I taught myself to crochet my mom picked it up again and also picked up knitting again. Iam a stay at home mom with not much to do besides crafts and doctors so I have alot of time to be filling up in my day.

I have also read some of the how to's board and got a question answered. I think i'm going to go with circular needles so thanks to every one on that thread.

Melanie :D

Mel wants to Knit
03-05-2006, 05:25 PM
I'm so excited!!! :cheering:

Melanie :thumbsup:

Ingrid
03-05-2006, 05:25 PM
Welcome! You've come to the right place to learn!

Mel wants to Knit
03-05-2006, 05:27 PM
I think the tricky part will be learning to read a knit pattern. Anyone have tips on how to do that?

melanie

Ingrid
03-05-2006, 05:30 PM
It's like learning a new language. Just take it one bit at a time. If you sit down to read a whole pattern before you start, it will be overwhelming. Just take it one line at a time as you do it, and if you're confused, here's the place to come.

Mel wants to Knit
03-05-2006, 05:39 PM
It's like learning a new language. Just take it one bit at a time. If you sit down to read a whole pattern before you start, it will be overwhelming. Just take it one line at a time as you do it, and if you're confused, here's the place to come.

Thank you Ingrid!

Melanie

dustinac
03-05-2006, 05:40 PM
:waving: Hey and welcome to the forum!!!! This is the greatest place to learn :cheering:

knitqueen
03-05-2006, 10:36 PM
Hi! :waving: I'm in BC too, if you mean British Columbia (though I can't think what else BC would mean :lol: ).

Mel wants to Knit
03-06-2006, 12:30 AM
Hi! :waving: I'm in BC too, if you mean British Columbia (though I can't think what else BC would mean :lol: ).

Oh yes I mean British Columbia Canada. I thought about that after I posted. I should have been more spacific, sorry.

I'm in the vancouver area how about you? :XX:

Cristy
03-06-2006, 09:47 AM
Mel....I agree with Ingrid. I was recently telling a friend that I think the best way to learn to read patterns is to pick up something marked easy and take it row by row. If you don't know what it means..you can look on this site to see if there is a video related or you could ask for help...undoubtedly Ingrid will answer your question (teehehehhehe--she's REALLY quick...it's a running joke)!
When I first started knitting I thought I'd never be able to read patterns but once I started taking it line by line I found that it wasn't too hard and the items I was able to complete were much more satisfying! (suddenly I made scarves that weren't just garter stitch! LOL!)
I'm glad you're willing to tackle patterns...it really isn't that hard...

knitqueen
03-06-2006, 11:55 AM
Hi! :waving: I'm in BC too, if you mean British Columbia (though I can't think what else BC would mean :lol: ).

Oh yes I mean British Columbia Canada. I thought about that after I posted. I should have been more spacific, sorry.

I'm in the vancouver area how about you? :XX:

We're on Vancouver Island, in Nanaimo. :D

nicolethegeek
03-06-2006, 05:04 PM
Greetings from the east Mel! I have a couple of knitting patterns up on my website where all the directions are written out, no abbreviations at all. They can be found here (http://www.geocities.com/nicolethegeek/bistroknitting.htm).

samm
03-09-2006, 04:07 PM
Hello, Mel from another Canadian, here in Southern Ontario. Something that might help with deciphering the patterns when you first begin, is sticky notes. I use them to mark my spot as I knit when I need to. You can put one under what you are knitting, and one at the end. Heck, you could make a sticky note box! It is a tool for keeping track, and isolating one thing at a time while you learn might help. Proud of you! How's the dishcloth coming along? samm

Mel wants to Knit
03-09-2006, 04:16 PM
Hello, Mel from another Canadian, here in Southern Ontario. Something that might help with deciphering the patterns when you first begin, is sticky notes. I use them to mark my spot as I knit when I need to. You can put one under what you are knitting, and one at the end. Heck, you could make a sticky note box! It is a tool for keeping track, and isolating one thing at a time while you learn might help. Proud of you! How's the dishcloth coming along? samm

:XX: thanks for the Idea! the dish cloth is looking pretty good. if I can figure out how to post a picture I will when its finished :XX: