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Old 06-19-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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dumb question but. . .
okay i have a question.

i love knitting. but the only thing i can knit are scarves, because its the only thing i know how to actually knit. i really want to learn how to knit purses, but i have no clue. so i went on a website to try and learn how. i came across this one;

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/gallery/aug-free-2.htm

so i understand the first two steps, which are;
- cast on 18 sts

- work 16 rows St st (or more rows for longer bag)

but for the third step and on, I don't understand a THING they are talking about. like;;

next (RS) row: K1, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1
- next row: P
- next row: K1, K2 tog, K10, K2tog, K1

i mean, whats that?! haha what are K1, K2tog, P's, ect? I have no clue what this means. can someone help me?


and also, is there anything else (besides a scarf) that i can make thats really easy?
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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hats are super easy but these instructions aren't so bad so far

K1 = knit 1 stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
P = Purl

Check out the tab up there called "abbreviations explained." They are in alphabetical order and LOTS of great instructional videos there to help you through! you can dooooooooooo it!
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:51 PM   #3
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btw...

K12 = knit 12 stitches
K10 = knit 10 stitches

etc...
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Have you watched the videos here? They are excellent, and have been a huge help to me.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #5
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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I also love the videos on this site. I hope I always have this site for a good reference, it's really helpful!

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You have come to the right place. I love the videos in this site and the knitters here are kind and helpful. I was happily knitting scarves for over a year. I even knit a hat (from Stitch and Bitch book) where I learned how to knit, purl and decrease!!!

I am now working on my first garmet - a fitted tank. This forum has helped me immensely because I have had many questions learning to read the pattern. I also purchased two books -Stitch and Bitch and Teach Yourself Visually, which are handy.

Most importantly, be patient with yourself! I have wanted to pull out my hair a few times but I really love to knit! BTW, I am almost done with one side of the tank! Yippppppeeee!!!!
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Ditto on all I have read! I cannot even remember how many scarves I've knit in over a year and now am doing vests and sweaters and hats. This site is fabulous. I sat with a book at first as contorted as Houdini trying to hold my hands like the pictures and then found these videos and it was a great day!! I keep a print out of the abbreviations in my knitting bag! I also have a ball of yarn I call my "goofball" which I use when I learn something new from the videos instead of using my "real" project until I get it and then i just unravel "goofball" for the next tutorial!
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Your message put a smile to my face! BTW, you also gave me a great idea "goof ball" yarn ball... thanks!!!!!!!! I have a leftover yarn at home I am going to put in my bag. What a great idea!
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