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Old 02-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Need a pattern
So I am looking to expand on my learning, and I'm not sure where to go from here. What the next step would be, what I should knit next.

So far I have knit

Ribbed Scarf
2 Ribbed Hats
1 Cable Hat
1 diagonal dishcloth
1 diagnonal baby blanket
2 pairs of socks


All these patterns have had nothing too complicated. I can knit, purl, just learned how to yarn over. I can decrease by knitting 2 together or purling two together, and I can do a basic cable, oh and I can do slip stitch knit passover. I'm not very good at picking up stitches but I can do it.

Where do I go from here? Can someone suggest some other things I can learn or a pattern that will teach me new things?
I'm really interested in finding something to do next, but I'm at the point where I don't know what to try and knit.

I will take any suggestions or patterns! Thanks!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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You could knit a small sweater if you have a small person that could wear it - like the one you made the baby blanket for....
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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You might try a lace scarf next, such as this one from knitty.com: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTbranchingout.html

Or this one: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/KSPalette.html

Or perhaps: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTkernel.php

If lace doesn't appeal to you, you might try a fair isle hat or gloves. You can find lots of fair isle patterns on lionbrand.com or from the DROPS collection. And you can mix up your fair isle patterns any way you want--as long as the stitch count comes out right.

Have fun!!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
You might try a lace scarf next, such as this one from knitty.com: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTbranchingout.html

Or this one: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/KSPalette.html

Or perhaps: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTkernel.php

If lace doesn't appeal to you, you might try a fair isle hat or gloves. You can find lots of fair isle patterns on lionbrand.com or from the DROPS collection. And you can mix up your fair isle patterns any way you want--as long as the stitch count comes out right.

Have fun!!!
Whoa these look a little too intense for my next step LOL but thank you for the suggestion.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
You might try a lace scarf next, such as this one from knitty.com: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTbranchingout.html

Or this one: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/KSPalette.html

Or perhaps: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTkernel.php

If lace doesn't appeal to you, you might try a fair isle hat or gloves. You can find lots of fair isle patterns on lionbrand.com or from the DROPS collection. And you can mix up your fair isle patterns any way you want--as long as the stitch count comes out right.

Have fun!!!
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You could knit a small sweater if you have a small person that could wear it - like the one you made the baby blanket for....
I wouldn't even know where to begin!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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What about an easy dog sweater?? Anyone got a pattern for that? I'd love to make something for my Louie!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Actually, LoveBugAngel, if you can increase, decrease, and yo (which you say you can do), then you can do lace patterns! They're really not anymore difficult than doing shaping on something else--you just need to use a life line in case you mess something up!

And the finished object looks so very complicated (but it's not)!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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That's the easy part. Cast on! Sweaters aren't that complicated as long as you take it one step at a time, there is lots of help here. A small sweater wouldn't take terribly long to complete; raglan or drop shoulder style would probably be less adventurous than set in sleeves. Lace? That's something I've not done yet. I expect you can do just about anything you'd like. Just be sure to do a gauge swatch whatever you choose.
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Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel View Post
What about an easy dog sweater?? Anyone got a pattern for that? I'd love to make something for my Louie!
What kind of dog or what size dog is Louie? There are lots of patterns out there including adjustable ones.
Don't be put off people sweaters if that's what you want to make. You've already learned most of the techniques that you need. Anything more that a pattern calls for, you can learn as you go. After all, that's how you got where you are now. Just start at line one of the instructions
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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I would recommend a simple sweater pattern!! The ones in the book "The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits" are VERY easy to follow!

Or go to your public library and look at the knitting books there for a sweater pattern that you like AND that you can follow.

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