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Old 12-10-2010, 03:11 PM   #6651
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Hi, yep this is the 'greeting' thread but to answer your question...

What I do to join a new end of yarn, is to loosely tie it to the old one, work a few rows then go back and rearrange the knot so it doesn't show and tie it tighter. But that may not work so well for garter stitch. There's a few methods for joining yarn shown on the Tips page.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:06 AM   #6652
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Hi, all. Love the camaraderie I've seen so far, hope to be a part of it.

I'm Heather, absolutely brand-new to knitting. I'm not very good at finishing what I start, historically, but I hope this time will be different.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:40 AM   #6653
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Introducing me!
Hi. My name is Terri. I've been crocheting for almost 20 years. I have wanted to learn knitting for years. Every year about this time, I start trying again, but it feels SO awkward and slow to me that I keep giving up and going back to crochet which is so much faster.

I really, really want to learn this and my friend, Kellie, referred me to this site. The videos are really good and I'm working on just learning the knit stitch first. It still feels incredibly awkward and slow to me and my stitches look horrible. I think I just suck at knitting!!!! But I am going to keep trying and watching your videos and I really want to beat this and learn it! I love the way knitting looks and there are things that I want to make, so I just have to learn.

So, here is hoping that i don't give up and quit again. I think I can, I think I can!!!
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:32 AM   #6654
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Hello All,

My name is Heather. I am here to learn how to knit as my bf has requested that I learn and make him a sweater.
I've decided that I will make it my new year's resolution and hopefully I can get him a sweater made by Christmas next year.

I have absolutely no clue what I am doing but hopefully you will all be able to help me achieve my goal.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:54 AM   #6655
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Originally Posted by totribet View Post
Hi. My name is Terri.....
Hi Terri! Welcome to the KH Forum.
Keep trying, and don't give up! I started knitting in 2003, when I was about to turn 40. I didn't think I would ever get it. I just kept watching the cast on and knit stitch videos over and over again. One day, it finally clicked, and I was able to knit without watching the video. It felt so wonderful to just knit and knit! I was addicted! Like you, I really liked the look of knitted fabrics, and wanted to create my own knitted items.

Now, 7 years later, I can knit any pattern I want. And I'm having so much fun with it! I am learning to crochet now, so I might be asking you for some pointers for that craft!

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My name is Heather...........
Hi Heather! Welcome!
You've come to the right place to help you learn to knit. Just start with small projects, and congratulate yourself with every single thing you make. You'll be making sweaters before you know it!
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #6656
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Hi Terri! Welcome to the KH Forum.
Keep trying, and don't give up! I started knitting in 2003, when I was about to turn 40. I didn't think I would ever get it. I just kept watching the cast on and knit stitch videos over and over again. One day, it finally clicked, and I was able to knit without watching the video. It felt so wonderful to just knit and knit! I was addicted! Like you, I really liked the look of knitted fabrics, and wanted to create my own knitted items.

Now, 7 years later, I can knit any pattern I want. And I'm having so much fun with it! I am learning to crochet now, so I might be asking you for some pointers for that craft!


Hi Heather! Welcome!
You've come to the right place to help you learn to knit. Just start with small projects, and congratulate yourself with every single thing you make. You'll be making sweaters before you know it!
Ok. It is a deal! I'll help you crochet and drive you nuts asking silly knitting questions! Thanks for the welcome and welcome to Heather. Maybe we can encourage each other.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:49 AM   #6657
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Beginner knitter-Hello!
Hi! I just started knitting 5 days ago. So far I made a scarf and a mini wristlet purse with zipper.

I am teaching myself to knit to eventually be able to make this:
http://www.loopknits.com/2008/08/09/wave-blanket/

Instead of the Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cottons, I purchased the Sugar N' Cream solid cottons instead. The Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cotton says it can take 7-9 needle sizes. I figured this would be alright since the suggested knitting needle for the Sugar N' Cream yarns is a US 7.

However the pattern calls for a US-9 circular needle (40").

Do I need to change the yarn I purchased or can I just do the pattern using a US-7 circular needle?

Thanks!

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It will be a little smaller on the size 7s but you can still knit it, though with the sugar and cream, the larger needles are easier to knit with. The needle size on the labels is to classify the yarn into a weight range, patterns can use very different sizes. So you can either get size 9 needles instead of changing the yarn (and I'd suggest 32" long ones instead of 40") or knit it with the 7s and it's going to be smaller though you can add more stitches in 18 st increments.
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Originally Posted by graceypoo View Post
Hi! I just started knitting 5 days ago. So far I made a scarf and a mini wristlet purse with zipper.

I am teaching myself to knit to eventually be able to make this:
http://www.loopknits.com/2008/08/09/wave-blanket/

Instead of the Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cottons, I purchased the Sugar N' Cream solid cottons instead. The Blue Sky Alpaca dyed cotton says it can take 7-9 needle sizes. I figured this would be alright since the suggested knitting needle for the Sugar N' Cream yarns is a US 7.

However the pattern calls for a US-9 circular needle (40").

Do I need to change the yarn I purchased or can I just do the pattern using a US-7 circular needle?

Thanks!

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Oh, I love that! I I wonder if I will EVER be able to make something like it!
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Originally Posted by totribet View Post
Ok. It is a deal! I'll help you crochet and drive you nuts asking silly knitting questions!
It would be cool if we lived in the same area, and could work on our respective crafts side by side. But, I guess we'll just have to settle for talking here in the forum.
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