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Old 08-14-2012, 11:04 PM   #18
Ribbing the Cuff
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I think crochet is more forgiving personally. I taught myself to knit, and made my boyfriend a scarf with Wool Ease on size 8 needles (think they sell it at Michaels). It was soft and worked for our NY winters. The scarf wasn't very pretty, and I put in stripes without knowing how or anything about the right/wrong side...he says he likes it.

Any hoo, basic crochet is simple and if you use a large hook, you can whip something out fairly quick. Large knitting needles are a bit clunky and might be harder to handle if you're not used to it.

So my personal suggestion: learn the basics of crochet, and make a simple single crochet scarf with a large needle with a soft, bulky yarn.

Either way, good luck.
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