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Old 06-17-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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BRAND NEW TO KNITTING AND HAVING MAJOR QUESTIONS
ok,
i'm new to kniting and i qm the baby in the family and i get made fun of @ school for knitting and being 14, it feels weird. i personally think it's a lot of fun and wish that everyone knew how fun it was.
Do you think i should quit?



But, I need to learn the contintal way so i have less tenson in my right arm? is it possible to learn and know 2 methids of knitting?


Please help me

Also, does anyone have a pattern for a washcloth? or a um....a wristband please
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Old 06-17-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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Good for you, doing something that makes you unique and special. Of course, IMHO, you shouldn't quit! Not many teens knit, but I did a little in the dark ages when I was your age, and my daughter, 13, is learning a little bit now. I think there are teens who post in this forum, too, and I hope they'll jump in and answer you, also.

There are patterns you might like right on this site - just click on the "free patterns" tab at the top of the page, then click on "household items" or "misc. (fun stuff)".

My son and my daughter both like the things I knit for them - you'll be able to make them for yourself!
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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I think its wonderful that you want to knit!! I also think you should keep with it.. Knitting can be so helpful for stress and also at the end of the project you have something wonderful that you created. Here is a website full of free patterns that I spend alot of time at
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/
And here is the first dishrag I did.. It helped me with Yarn overs and Knit 2 together...

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbou...rfavorite.html

After you try it as a dishrag.. you could try and make a baby afghan from this pattern... work it as exactly as you would for the dishrag except instead of starting to decrease at 44sts continue till you have the width you want and then start your K2togs...

I also made this for my son its a wristband/watch
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTboogietime.html

Welcome to the forum and hang in there
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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I was knitting on and off at your age--I didn't know of anyone else who did, but when they'd hear I wore the scarf I made, they were impressed.

We do have young posters here, Jenelle comes to mind, and she's a knitting machine!

Any style that suits you is the right one for you. There's no 'right' or 'wrong' and if you want to do a combination of both, and your knitting looks good, then go for it.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:29 AM   #5
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Go for it if you enjoy knitting! I'm 15 years older than you and I'm the only one of my friends who knits and they all think it's weird that I do it.

If you want a good wristband pattern, go to the library and take out Stitch n' Bitch The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller. It has a cool pattern, which I've used. It's also easy to change the design to something else.
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My daughter knits. She learned to crochet when she was 7. Then I taught her to knit 5 years ago, when I learned. We knit both English and Continental. DD will be 17 on Wednesday.

She asks people who tease her about knitting if they think she should quit and take up smoking or being a juvenile delinquent. :rofling:
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
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thanks!
thank you so much i will watch those videos over and over to learn the way ! :XX:
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Old 06-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
We do have young posters here, Jenelle comes to mind, and she's a knitting machine!


Okay, so I went through my patterns, and I found a couple of wristband patterns that you may like.

Cute wristbands(if you want them to be longer, just do stockinette stitch for a couple more rows)
Striped wristband.
Q power wristband(you can use any letter or symbol for this)
Fingerless gloves

These are just some of the basic ones that are easy to follow that I have. If you want any more, just give me a hollar. And welcome to KH!
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:D Welcome to the Forum!!! I'm very, very impressed to hear that you are knitting @ your age, I think it's wonderful!!! It's also very useful in math class, I've heard of teachers using knitting in Algebra class for projects
There are so many cool things to knit, too, your friends will soon be asking you to make them the cool things they've seen you wear...or...they may ask you to teach them to knit...WTG
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:00 PM   #10
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No no no!!!!! Don't give up knitting just because some others think it's weird or whatever. Nobody here thinks it's weird! And you are most welcome with questions anytime.If you like it, go ahead and do it! You don't have to do it publicly, although lots of us do that. We do it proudly!! Actually a lot of young people your age are learning where I live. You wouldn't be thought odd here at all. I think there might be some jealousy showing on their part? Just keep doing what you enjoy. Nobody has to be just like the gang. The people who aren't are usually the interesting and creative ones. Keep on talking with us all here, too. Soon you will have a stash of yarn that will be the envy of all us knitters. Good luck! Keep on :XX: ! samm whose son knits too...
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