Just thought I'd share the first piece of knitting I didn't end up unravelling in frustration. You can tell how off my tension is. I feel like I finally got the hang of knitting and purling continental style
Nice job! I have a swatch that looks almost exactly like that floating around from the weekend I taught myself continental knitting too :) Mine's also in gray and is a series of rows of stockinette, ribbing, moss stitch too :)
Hi Glitzy, nice swatch! You're tension looks good to me. It's natural for the swatch to come out different widths with those different stitch patterns....
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Nice swatch! ( Did that sound dirty? LMAO )I'm working on a swatch like that too. Except, today after I had numerous garter stitch and stockinette stitch rows....I started on ribbing. Well, apparently I wasn't paying attention, because even though I was always holding the yarn right, I wasn't necessarily do the knit and purl stitches. Anways, I got frustrated, and ended up ripping everything out...ARGGGG LOL
I've started again though, and hope to post a pic soon :D After I get these basic stitches down, I'd like to try the whole joining new colors/new yarn and knitting with different colors. Looks real hard at this point though.
I'm stumped as what to do for my first project too LOL