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Old 07-24-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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BE FEARLESS IN KNITTING - Best Advice For New Knitters!!!!!!!!!!
My best advice to new knitters and crocheters is BE FEARLESS, it's the only way you will A) advance and quickly & B) find out what you thought was 'hard' is a piece of cake!!!!!!!!!!!!

Using myself as an example, I started by making a simple dog sweater (because I shaved my dogs a little early in the year ). I found KH for help and by my 2nd dog sweater (thanks to KH's handy videos) I made #2 below (same pattern but with fair isle). Yes, I had to frog once because my stitches were too tight when changing colors, but it was a learning experiece.

Sweater #1:


Sweater #2:


Then I kept hearing people say 'cables are easy' and I thought 'sure mac!'. So I did a swatch by casting on 20 stitches and making a simple 6 stitch cable down the middle and sure enough they were right.

So the best knitting advice anyone can ever give you is BE FEARLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW GO FORTH AND KNIT A LOT!

P.S. I also was knitting without looking in the dark within a year...........because no one ever told me I couldn't!
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