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Old 12-28-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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My First Scarf
Hi!

I am knitting my very first project - a scarf (of course) using just knitting stitches. Making it out of Red Heart Easy Tweed Yarn-Butternut using Size 11 needles...the needles are acrylic, wow, those work slick!

Took me forever to figure out how to cast on (thanks for the videos here...) I used the long tail double cast on method, and could get everything but the last part of it and FINALLY the simplicity of it fell into place when I figured out it came OFF my thumb and that was part of the stitch/cast on. DUH!

Now I have about 3 inches knitted (30 on each row)...I have a couple little boo boos in it, but this is my "learning" piece and I'm having fun.

It will be nice when I don't have to focus quite so much!

I knit just a little bit as a child, but Mom always did the cast-on for me. Knitting itself ...like riding a bike...came right back to me...however, I don't know much but that! So I have a LOT to learn!
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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Good luck! I started knitting for the first time on this day last year and I've already made quite a bit. Don't worry--learning comes quickly
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:34 AM   #3
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And as Ingrid (?) says, "Trust the pattern!" I've found it very relaxing to just let go of my questions and knit what I'm told to knit.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:35 PM   #4
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:16 PM   #5
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Now you'll be hooked! I have a friend who only does scarves and she never says she's "knitting". She says she's "scarfing".
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