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Old 04-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
A former knitting friend said she thought I am an intermediate knitter. I've been knitting since 2010 and can knit socks, hats, ribbing, seed stitch, knit a lace hat once....can work an M1.

Dabbled with several cast on methods blah blah.

So, how do you define an intermediate knitter?
Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
I've yet to do cables, myself. I can do discloths, scarves...

I think I'd have done more lace and done a sweater etc but I have severe "mommy brain" right now!
Originally Posted by Sleepystitcher View Post
I've been knitting since 1974 when my oldest was born, but I'd still consider myself somewhere between a beginner and intermediate. Most of my knitting has been simple things, like hats, children's raglan sweaters, booties, baby tube socks, baby hats, and such. I found cables to be a lot of fun once I got the hang of it. I was in the process of making a fisherman sweater at one point but lost it in a house fire. I stopped knitting for a few years and when I picked it back up so much had changed. New terminology and methods of doing what used to be simple things have thrown me for a loop. I've never learned to knit socks. I would like to learn, but I live in an area where it doesn't get that cold in the winter and for that reason my husband says he doesn't need or want knit socks. So, no reason to learn. I guess until my granddaughter is old enough for more fashionable things, I'll stick with the simple stuff and try to learn and re-learn some of the more complicated stitches as I go.
When I read what you have both knitted it tells me that although the items are mostly small and simple you both also have a good set of transferable skills (to borrow a phrase loved by Human Resources Departments the world over). You can shape your work by increasing, decreasing and doing short rows/turning the knitting: sweaters, hats, bootees, socks. You can read your knitting and maintain your stitch count when switching your yarn backwards and forwards: ribbing and cables. You can follow a pattern (instructions and stitch combination). I think a lot of people knitting for children do simple patterns not because they can't do complicated work but because they are working to a deadline called "I want to finish it before my kid has a growth spurt!"
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