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Old 08-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #7291
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Welcome betsyelise! We're glad to have you join us. It sounds like you have lots of experience with knit and crochet. Thanks for joining the forum.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #7292
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Hi everyone! I have been an avid knitter for years, and have been coming to this site for tips and reminders on a (very) regular basis.

This is my first forum, so please forgive me for faux pas I may make.

I have made several hats, scarfs and sweaters, and am about to tackle my first "heirloom" project: an Aran blanket. I found a stunning pattern while clearing out my gran's attic, a pattern she used as gifts for the births of her 3 grandchildren.

I love the idea of carrying on the tradition, and my brother and his wife are expecting their first in March! So the timing is perfect.

My question is superwash vs. non-superwash yarn. Any thoughts? Or perhaps someone could direct me to the appropriate forum thread?

Cheers! for Toronto
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #7293
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Hi & welcome, svjknit. Your heirloom blanket sounds wonderful. For a baby item I'd want to use superwash. They do have a way of messing things up and with a new baby handwash items could get into the washer by mistake and that could be heartbreaking. When I had babies I think I did laundry while I was asleep.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:59 PM   #7294
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Welcome. What a lovely tradition to carry on. I agree with GG, superwash is worth it for the convenience for new families. I hope you'll let us see a picture of the finished blanket.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #7295
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Hi there - I'm new here and a novice-ish knitter - just done scarves & hats. I'm knitting an easy knit cardigan & am stuck already so have posted in the how to section titled "cast off or K2tog" so will look forward to some replies.

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Old 08-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #7296
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Hi!

I've just started knitting, and although I seem to be a slow learner, I am already really enjoying it and getting slightly addicted

I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #7297
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Welcome Dalhousie and Adrian! Delighted to have you both join the forum. We love to get questions and also to have you post answers and comments, so you've come to the right place. As for adicted knittiers, that's us.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:25 PM   #7298
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Need help getting started.
I've been crocheting for years, I know the basics of knitting but haven't done it in a long time. I'm ready to get started again. I've tried to start projects several times, but lose count of stitches and honestly I can't tell a knit from a purl once I've done it! I need to get back to the very basics. So I can at least learn to tell my stitches apart! Any suggestions? Glad to find a good forum to join too!
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #7299
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Originally Posted by Judeh View Post
I've been crocheting for years, I know the basics of knitting but haven't done it in a long time. I'm ready to get started again. I've tried to start projects several times, but lose count of stitches and honestly I can't tell a knit from a purl once I've done it! I need to get back to the very basics. So I can at least learn to tell my stitches apart! Any suggestions? Glad to find a good forum to join too!

This might help. And welcome!
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #7300
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Thanks so much! I enlarged it and printed it out. I'll keep it with my "stuff". I'd like to eventually knit things, besides scarfs, but need to learn to walk again before I run! Great to have support!
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