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Old 03-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hi from BC
Hi I just joined her I have not actually even got needles yet but have been watching the video clips. I'm a crocheter but I also want to learn how to knit there are so many nice patterns in knit and that is why I want to learn well one reason anyway. my grandmother knit and crocheted before she got to ill and passed on. when I taught myself to crochet my mom picked it up again and also picked up knitting again. Iam a stay at home mom with not much to do besides crafts and doctors so I have alot of time to be filling up in my day.

I have also read some of the how to's board and got a question answered. I think i'm going to go with circular needles so thanks to every one on that thread.

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Old 03-05-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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My needles are on their way !!!
I'm so excited!!!

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Old 03-05-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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I think the tricky part will be learning to read a knit pattern. Anyone have tips on how to do that?

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It's like learning a new language. Just take it one bit at a time. If you sit down to read a whole pattern before you start, it will be overwhelming. Just take it one line at a time as you do it, and if you're confused, here's the place to come.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
It's like learning a new language. Just take it one bit at a time. If you sit down to read a whole pattern before you start, it will be overwhelming. Just take it one line at a time as you do it, and if you're confused, here's the place to come.
Thank you Ingrid!

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Old 03-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:36 PM   #8
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Hi! I'm in BC too, if you mean British Columbia (though I can't think what else BC would mean ).
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:30 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by knitqueen
Hi! I'm in BC too, if you mean British Columbia (though I can't think what else BC would mean ).
Oh yes I mean British Columbia Canada. I thought about that after I posted. I should have been more spacific, sorry.

I'm in the vancouver area how about you? :XX:
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Mel....I agree with Ingrid. I was recently telling a friend that I think the best way to learn to read patterns is to pick up something marked easy and take it row by row. If you don't know what it means..you can look on this site to see if there is a video related or you could ask for help...undoubtedly Ingrid will answer your question (teehehehhehe--she's REALLY quick...it's a running joke)!
When I first started knitting I thought I'd never be able to read patterns but once I started taking it line by line I found that it wasn't too hard and the items I was able to complete were much more satisfying! (suddenly I made scarves that weren't just garter stitch! LOL!)
I'm glad you're willing to tackle patterns...it really isn't that hard...
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