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runawaytaxicab
« on: March 11, 2007 10:32:41 PM »

i recently taught myself to knit....it was less than a month ago that i started. i've practiced all the main stitches, such as stockinette, garter, ect... i've also tried cables and such... now i need good easy projects, w/ simple/straightforward instructions. i own US size 6 & size 8 needles, and size 6 circulars... i'm also willing to buy another pair of needles and whatever yarn is needed (but right now i cant afford getting several different needles...) any suggestions?


(and no, i don't want to d a scarf....i'm tired of those excruciatingly long & repetitive monstrosities!)
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007 10:37:44 PM »

Want to try your hand at seaming?

pretty, fair easy bag (only 3 pieces): http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/brea/brea.html

There is also a KAL thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99819.0 to give you ideas.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007 10:48:47 PM »

What kind of project would you like to do? There are lots of sites with free patterns where you can sort by the type of object or garment.

My personal favorites at the moment are Knitty (obviously) and the Berroco free pattern library. Also sometimes Lion Brand's pattern section has some good things, like the Cashmere Arm Cosies (obviously you could substitute yarns).

Off the top of my head, I think the March Basic cardigan takes size 6 & 8 needles and it's a fun, easy knit which could give you practice at basic construction.

You can also check Knitting Pattern Central for all kinds of patterns all over the web, which again you can search by pattern type.

Good luck - I hope you find something exciting!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007 02:05:25 AM »

i taught myself to knit similar time scale ago.
i recently did some legwarmers-fast but boring.
have moved on to socks as this is (and sweaters) is why i started to knit in the first place. they are fiddly, but worth it and dpns aren't half as scary as you might think.

basically, decide what YOU want to do and jump in! learn on the go.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007 08:45:02 AM »

Lion brand's website had a cute, easy handbag made from a single skein of yarn and a pair of purchased handles.  (free pattern)
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60787.html?noImages=0

garter stitch all the way, simple seaming and sewing on handles. 

kitchen towels/ dischcloths are also a fun easy project- and useful!  there are tons of free patterns around for those.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2007 08:47:49 AM »

Knittingpatterncentral.com has links to TONS of really cute dishtowels with patterns, such as dogs, skulls, etc., etc., etc. The instructions are easy, and most of them just require knitting and purling! Have fun and welcome to the addiction!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007 12:10:01 PM »

can you cable yet?

if so (or are dying to try it) pick up the spring 07 issue of KnitScene and try the Ladybug headband. the pattern is a chart but it's very straightforward and uses size 6 needles

i've made two and i love it! i'm going to make another for myself and yet another as a birthday present for my best friend.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007 04:26:12 PM »

Socks are always a good projects, you'd just have to get a set of dpns.
Knitty's fuzzy feet are the first socks I made, they weren't too hard but were interesting to make, plus you get to experiment with felting.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

Or if you'd like to experiment a bit with lace, I recently made my first endevour into this field with the Molly headband from IK, it's in the 'sweet somethings' staff projects pdf
http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/gloves.asp

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redwitch
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007 05:11:29 PM »

I think hats might be a good next project for you.

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runawaytaxicab
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007 05:50:57 PM »

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! i'll be sure to check out all the links, and hopefully i'll rack up on fun projects!
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