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Old 10-26-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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Don't worry, dora, you'll get it! It took me a while to learn to purl as well. I found the book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting & Crochet" very helpful. Just remember to start with the yarn in front of your work. Oh, and always ask a lot of questions! This is the nicest forum ever for questions.

As far as garter-stitch scarves go, have you seen scribble lace before? This particular pattern calls for stockinette stitch, but garter stitch will work fine. Another option would be using a fine yarn on big needles to make a wispy sort of scarf, or you could knit on the bias (make a slanted scarf by increasing at one end and decreasing at the other).
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