I have wanted to learn to knit for quite awhile and finally a few weeks ago went out and picked up one of the books by Debbie Stoller. She recommends as the first project the go-go garter stitch scarf. The supplies listed are some chunky yarn and us 17 needles. It looks like a good project but I am wondering if the us 17 needles are something that I would get future use out of since a lot of the other patterns looks like they call for us 8 or 10. Would you recommend sticking to the supplies that she has listed, trying another project or maybe using a smaller needle with a less chunky yarn?
I am excited to get started and hope to go to a local yarn store this weekend. As crazy as this will sound, I have been practicing casting on with some chopsticks and thin rope but I think I am finally getting the hang of it.
Thanks in advance for all the help! You all are very talented!!