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Old 12-17-2007, 11:54 PM   #11
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:00 AM   #12
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Wow, I've just realized I know more than I thought I don't quite know what I'd really "classify" myself as; never really thought about it, and I've never been one to classify myself. I guess able would be the word...I know much, however, what more I need to know, I will learn
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:39 AM   #13
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I try to ignore whatever category the designer puts on the pattern and first read through the pattern to see if I'm familiar with the techniques used.

What I really have a problem with is patterns being labeled 'Easy' or 'Quick' projects. These labels can be misleading. I think I'm an intermediate knitter but some of those 'easy' patterns aren't well written. Also, I'm not a speed knitter so a project labeled 'quick', 'fast', or '1-hour' may take me much, much longer.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #14
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It's all what you make of it...
I just started knitting a year ago, but I think I'm more than a beginning knitter. Mason (above) indicated that difficulty levels don't really matter as long as you keep learning, and I would have to agree with that.

If you're wondering so you can figure out whether you can do a certain type of pattern, I've done patterns that I would consider above my difficulty level, and by doing them I learn new challenges and new techniques. I've also looked at some patterns and said to myself, "maybe sometime in the future, but I'm definitely not ready just now."

Also, I've learned a lot of different techniques on small practice swatches, but combining all of them into one big project is when you really prove your knitting prowess.
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