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Old 05-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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What is a good second project for me?
Hi, all, I have knitted my first project a beaded scarf (fringe is beaded). It has a diamond shaped pattern throughout, so I have learned to yarn over, knit two together, and pass over during this project. I am not sure what a second project should be for a left handed, slightly uncoordinated knitter.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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That's a pretty advanced first project. Congratulations!
I'd suggest something that requires some shaping, like a tank top or a vest. You'll learn to increase and decrease (actually, you already know one decrease, the K2tog), and to knit armholes and necklines.
A hat would be good for learning to knit in the round.

Left-handedness really doesn't affect what you can or can't knit.
And as for being "slightly uncoordinated," I'm a certified klutz and it hasn't been a problem. Except that I get tangled in my yarn a lot.
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If you knit completely left handed - empty left needle and sts on the right needle - you may have to switch the decs in a pattern. K2tog instead of ssk or sl k psso, and ssk/skp instead of k2tog. That's probably the only problem you would run into.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #4
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I'd say a hat. You will learn knitting in the round and you can start on a small needle and then learn knitting on double points or 2 circs or magic loop. Or you can try all 3. If you want to really branch out you can even try some simple color work.
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Hi, all, I have knitted my first project a beaded scarf (fringe is beaded). It has a diamond shaped pattern throughout, so I have learned to yarn over, knit two together, and pass over during this project. I am not sure what a second project should be for a left handed, slightly uncoordinated knitter.
Did you decide what you are going to make next?
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