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Old 01-24-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Beginning knitter looking for first 'official' project
I taught myself to knit about 4 months ago and have really been enjoying it. (I have been crocheting for 2 yrs and really enjoy it too.) And now, I'm looking for an easy beginning project. Emphasis on beginning Any ideas?
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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I would just try some scarves or maybe some dishcloths. Just some simple, small projects that won't completely overwhelm you(it's easily done lol). Are you on ravelry? I'm sure you could find something on there.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:37 PM   #3
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Simple would be scarves and dishcloths, but do you want more of a challenge? How about a hat or a baby sweater? You could learn increases and decreases for making simple shaping. Do you know how or want to learn to knit in the round?
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
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I am wanting to learn anything and everything! I am on ravelry and have been looking through some of their patterns as well as some of their threads. I am a pretty fast learner for the most part and am looking for somewhat of a good beginning challenge piece. Patterns with multiple colors amaze me but I haven't decided if I'm brave enough to try them yet
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:17 AM   #5
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Just play with the yarn and needles. If you have leftover yarn, pick a pattern that contains techniques you'd like to learn, and try it out. You'll actually learn a lot that way.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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That's a good idea. I've got lots of leftover yarn from different FOs. I think cables are beautiful as well and hope to learn how to cable.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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Great, pick a cable pattern, cast on enough sts to do it twice across a row plus edge sts then go for it.
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That sounds easy enough I'll try it and hopefully have an FO to show soon! Thanks for the ideas.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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I learned to knit by doing an afghan that had a bunch of squares all in different patterns. I wish I could remember the name of the book. Since they were like 8 x 8 squares I learned a lot of new techniques and never got too bored with any of them. I recently found the book again but gave it away to a beginning knitter as a project for her.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #10
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That's a good idea too! I have crocheted afghans before but haven't done a whole lot of knitting yet. I did figure out the basic rope cable today which has me really excited

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