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Old 01-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #11
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Hi,

Sounds like you've made a great start. Welcome to the forum.

I'm 24 and have been knitting for about 5 years now. It's a great hobby, very addictive.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:47 PM   #12
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Thank you all for your support. I have started on my second project now, I have found a pattern on line for a dishcloth with a clover pattern in the middle made using simple knit purl. I quite like making these dishcloths, I have found loads of patterns for them online but they all seem to be different sizes and I don't feel competent enough yet to start changing them. Does anyone know where I can find a collection of dishcloth patterns that are the same size so I can stitch them together to make a patchwork throw?

I only have two sets of needles at the moment, a uk 3 and a 3.34mm but I'm going to go back to the charity shop this week and try and get a selection of different ones to play around with. The needles are only 20p each in that shop!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #13
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I don't know if these will all come out the same size, but the dozens of patterns at this site could be close by changing needle sizes if you want. There's certainly enough to choose from.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Hollyb View Post
Does anyone know where I can find a collection of dishcloth patterns that are the same size so I can stitch them together to make a patchwork . . .
I'm so glad the dishcloth pattern worked out so well for you!

I don't know of anywhere online to get an assortment of all the same sized squares, but if you know how to crochet,or if your Nan does, a SC, ch-3, SC border can be used to join squares that are almost the same size and no one but you would be the wiser about the squares being slightly different sizes.

Or, you may want to look for a Leisure Arts dishcloth pattern booklet. All patterns in those dishcloth booklets tend to have roughly the same dimensions and could be sewn together.

And 20 pence for needles, plus a Nan who can help you learn, is a fabulous deal!
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #15
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I am really excited about how much there is too learn in knitting and I think it's a lovely hobby for someone my age, I don't know anyone else my age that knits.
You do now. I'll be 25 in two weeks!
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:50 AM   #16
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If you drop a stitch, a crochet hook can help pick it up and crochet it back up to where it belongs and slip it back on the left needle.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #17
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Thnk you all for being so welcoming. I actually gave up on the dishcloths and have jumped straight onto a baby cardigan. My nan picked me out an easy pattern so I'm taking my time with it and learning as I go. Once I have all the pieces done my nan is going to help me stitch them together. Only problem I have is I don't know how much wool I'm going t need as I'm not using the one it said in the pattern so it might come out completely wrong size! Once I know I can knit from a pattern properly then I will invest in some more expensive wool. at the moment I'm using patons fab wool in baby pink.

I have dropped a couple of stitches but have Been ableto pick them up with a tiny crochet hook so no holes on my cardigan so far

I have been to hobby craft a few times to look t the different wools, there are so many different ones. Does anyone know of a website where there is an explanation of the different terms?
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:48 AM   #18
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Here are several sites for tables and discussions of yarn weights and types.
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...thickness.html

http://community.knitpicks.com/page/1984936:Page:8101

Making a baby sweater is a very good idea. It gives you practice at reading a pattern and perhaps doing some shaping as well. Good luck with it and post a picture if you'd like so we can all see!
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Thank you so much.
Here is the pattern I'm doing:


I'm making the one with the round yoke and here is my progress so far, it's not perfect and my first time knitting with smaller needles but I'm quite pleased with my consistency so far and know it's only going to get better with practice . I'm making this for my friends baby, my family keep joking that the baby will have started school by the time I finish it so it might have to end up being dolls clothes!


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It's an adorable pattern and you've made a great start on it.
Don't worry about speed. Doll's clothes are lots of fun too. Lovely color, even tension, looking good!
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