Hi everyone, my name is Rene'. I started crocheting about 4 years ago, after many failed attempts to learn knitting. I love crochet, especially thread crochet, but my desire to knit never went away. I decided if I just apply myself and practice I could do it. I found out about the combined method of knitting two weeks ago, and the light finally went on.
About a week ago I started on a practice scarf, then two days ago I made some fingerless gloves. Yay!
I'm using a book I got from the library called Weekend Knitting:
That is where I got the fingerless glove project. I've started another project from that book - a flower shaped washcloth. You can see pics of it at the Amazon link.
Anyway, the petals are knit seperately, then they are joined on a circular needle (or dpns) and then worked in the round, decreasing to the center. I don't understand how to join them? It says to leave an 8" tail of yarn at the end of each petal - you do knot finish off the petal. Would that be for joining them, or just to weave in when it's all done?
I'll try to explain more if it's not clear enough. Thanks in advance! I've got one petal done, and am working on the second. I hope to finish it in the next couple of days.
You can see a pic of the scarf I started at my blog, the scarf is now much longer.