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Old 12-12-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by CharleneB View Post
I think I am going to try the Fizz Eyelash & Cotton Chenille Scarf. Cross your fingers that it turns out looking as cute as the picture!!
That is a cute scarf. For starting out I suggest you get a light colored worsted weight yarn and U.S. size 8 or 9, maybe even 10, needles. Metal needles are more slippery than plastic/acrylic or bamboo needles so that might influence your choice for a first set, new knitters often have trouble with the stitches sliding off the needles. I'd skip chenille and eyelash yarn until I'm comfortable with making the stitches and seeing what they actually look like. If you start with the knitted cast on, you'll already know how to make the knit stitch. The long-tail cast on is a favorite of lots of knitters. I wonder, will you really just cast on for the first week.

ETA: Jan, you and others have taught me well. I was saying pretty much the same thing at the same time. Wow! I can be taught!
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