Hello. My name is Kendra. I found this forum while googling for knitting tutorials. I'm 39 (next month) and all of a sudden knitting has peaked my interest. I don't have any materials yet (yarn or needles), so, I've gotta get some basic supplies going before I can actually start and practice.
All you really need to get started is needles and yarn. I'd suggest a medium weight yarn (usually has a 4 on the label) that's smooth and either light colored or variegated, and size 10 needles. Most people start with straights, but they can be hard to balance while learning how to make stitches, so you can get a circular needle which has 2 short tips connected by a cord. They're not that hard to use and you can make flat items with them as well as knit in the round, or larger things with a lot of stitches. The cords may want to stay curled up, but if you dip them (cords only) in a pan of boiling water for a couple minutes, then hold out straight as they cool, that'll help.
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I am new to knitting, well sorta I learned when I was a little girl but forgot everything I learned. My goal is to make a scarf, then move on to crocheting and needlepoint.
The only bummer is I brought a knitting kit with DVD from Walmart, the casting off is kinda hard for me. I think I have a few stitches that are correctly done. But now I found out I am allergic to the yarn :(
Maybe this forum will introduce me to yarn that will not make my nose itch and a few pointers.
Hello all! Just stopping by to introduce myself and let you know a little about me.
My name is Jaclyn and I'm 33 soon to be 34 in May. I am married to a great guy, William. We have been married 4 1/2 years and we have 4 kids between us, 13-girl, 11 1/2-boy, 10-girl and 7-girl. We have a dog-Ares, a cat-Nikia and a lot of fish (that my sister-in-law is fostering). My husband is a United States Marine and we are stationed in Japan for the next 3 years.....hence the reason my sister-in-law is fostering our fish.
I have always wanted to learn to knit, but didn't know anyone that knew how that would be able to teach me. While my sister-in-law taught herself, I didn't live close enough for her to teach me. Then we ended up stationed in Japan and I finally just decided to teach myself as well. Found somone online selling off her statch of yarn and needles.....so I bought them. Then I found out a friend knew how to knit and she is stationed in Okinawa as well. So in a day she taught me the basic cast on and knit stitch....I was hooked from then on. I'm still only on week two.....but LOVING it.
So I'm here to learn anything and everything knitting.
Hi everyone! I am so excited to start knitting. I got into it because of a class in school that required me to look at how-to websites! So far I am not having trouble but my scarf is a little crooked on the edges. Can't wait to watch the videos on the site!
I'm new to this and may not be putting my question in the proper place/format. I am in a 1x1 rib edging on a Noro one button jacket. I don't like the looks of a buttonhold that is just binding off 3 and then casting on 3 in t he next row. It leaves a little gap on the ends and it seems "floppy". Any advice on how to do a neater one? thanks, Orville