Hi all! I'm very new to the knitting thing - but was amazed that in just over a week I have successfully finished knitting three scarves. One of which I sort of winged and made up my own little pattern.
I've gotten quite fast after my first lesson and now I think it's time for something else. I've looked at a number of patterns online but was hoping someone here might have a recommendation for something other than scarves.
I've really been wanting to try my hand at cabling because I really got into this with the ultimate goal of being able to someday knit Aran sweaters for my entire family. Do you think it might be a little too soon to try my hand at cabling? Are sweaters and figuring out gauges a bit too advanced for someone who has only been doing this for a little over a week? Does anyone have a great beginner project they might suggest to ween me off of just scarves?
Any sort of suggestion would be great.
Also, one question, when patterns say "wrong side" - what exactly does that mean? All of the patterns I have worked with so far don't have a "wrong" side because nothing was straight stocking stitch.
I know I sound like a total newbie but i really just want to know what I'm doing before spending a fortune on some nice yarn.
That hat and that scarf are GREAT!!! I may have to do a dual project!!!
I've never knitted in the round - but I'll bet I can learn!
and Amy's video looks simple enough - i just need a needle.
Here's a question: do needles - not knitting needles - but the ones used for cabling - come in different sizes? I just got back from a craft store and they had one needle. Is that right or should I go to my LYS and check out needles?
There are different cable needles. You want to make sure that your cable needle is about the same size as the oneyou're knitting with... I usually use a double pointed needle in the same size as the regular knitting needle as a cable needle.