I am new to the forum and wanted to say "hi". I have been knitting for about 3 years, but I still feel like a beginner because there are a lot of techniques that I still don't quite understand. I am not even sure how to use some of the accessories like stitch markers, and row counters. Where can I find info. on that?
I'm not aware of a particular area of the forum that addresses that problem. Stitch markers are used for a variety of purposes. Sometimes people use them to make counting easier. Say you have to cast on 100 stitches. Instead of counting up to 100 all the time you put a marker every 10 or 20 stitches and thats all you have to count. Sometimes people use them to remind themselves to do something ie changes in the pattern. Row counters are used when a pattern tells you to knit so many rows and then do something else or when a pattern is different on every row and you need to know what row you started or stopped on. If you have more questions a good place to ask is the General Forum.
I have really learned a lot from you videos. Thanks for your hard work on them.
Crocheted for years, played with knitting til friend at work and I decided to learn and encourage each other.
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Hi everyone..just joined today after reading some earlier posts. I also do quilting and crochet, but knitting has always been my "first" go to hobby. The KAL's look interesting...I may have ot join one!
I've been knitting on and off for over 20 years but just recently (3 years ago) took it up as a more permanent hobby. I've been coming to this site whenever I needed a visual explanation on a certain technique but decided today to join the forums. Looking forward to learning from everyone on here.
do not worry about that .. I have been knitting on and off since 1984 and it keeps happening to me whenever i get away from the hobby. but what i did was i followed what i read in books . do a sample firts keep working on it for a few days until you hands get used to the the right tension and gaps disappear . i tried another thing which helped me tremendously . i sat with my back straight and my right hand needle straight under my armpit and trained myself to move the left hand needle rather than the right ( if your right -handed) . it helped me reduce the gaps and the tensions
Hi, I've been knitting now for about 2 years. There are many days, at work, that I say to myself "I can't wait to get home and knit or crochet". Nowadays, it seems like it is about the only thing I do! Love all the site!