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nightal1031
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007 04:33:08 PM »

i learned from a book, some cheap needles (get aluminum ones... i started with wooden ones and they kept getting caugt on things) and some cheap acrylic yarn from walmart and practiced till i got the hang of it. Smiley good luck getting started!
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Procrastinators unite!!!
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autumnxbutterfly
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007 05:24:32 PM »

This is great Cheesy I took some birthday money from my Papaw and bought a kit with a book called "I Taught Myself Knitting" and allllll kinds of little stuff that I don't even know what it is. LOL I have officially "casted on"! I didn't make the tail long enough so I have to start over but at least I did it right! Check it out!



My first attempt at a knitting project is this:
http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/diamondsgalore.html
Simple enough you think?

Stay tuned for more progress.... LOL

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autumnxbutterfly
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007 05:44:58 PM »

OK I am already confused  Huh I have casted on the required 43 stitches. The next direction is to knit two rows. Two rows of how many? And how do I move to the next row? And then the directions don't make sense. The amount of knits and purls don't total 43 so wouldn't that make it uneven? I don't mean to sound dumb I am just totally confused.

Directions:
Cast on 43 stitchess or multiples of 13+4 stitches for 2 stitch border

Knit 2 rows for border

Row 1: K6,*P5, K8* K5,end K6
Rows 2 and 14: (RS) K2, P3, *k7,P6* K7, end P3, K2
Rows 3 and 13: K4, *P4,K1,P4,K4* P4, K1, P4, end K4
Rows 4 and 12: K2, P1 *K4,P3,K4,P2* K4, P3, K4, end P1, K2
Rows 5 and 11: K2,P4, *K5,P8* end K5, P4, K2
Rows 6 and 10: K5, *P7,K6* K7, end K5
Rows 7 and 9: K2, P2, *K9,P4* K9, end P2, K2
Row 8: K3, P11, *K2,P11* end K3
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autumnxbutterfly
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2007 06:15:43 PM »

One more question and I will have to give up on this for tonight  Undecided After you cast on, what do you do with the tail left over? It is in my way.
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autumnxbutterfly
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2007 07:03:23 PM »

You could go to the library and check out some beginner books like the  Teach Yourself Visually Knitting book. 

Thanks for the book link Smiley I ordered it and will put the needles aside until comes. LOL
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PaperBag
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2007 07:16:14 PM »

One more question and I will have to give up on this for tonight  Undecided After you cast on, what do you do with the tail left over? It is in my way.

I cut the tail, leaving at least 6 inches to weave into the work later when I'm done.

As far as that pattern you're working on, I looked at it and I think the instructions are worded poorly. I don't exactly understand what you're supposed to do.  Huh
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Riki
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2007 07:25:14 PM »

In my experience, the older generation loves to help pass these skills on to the younger ... and you can find many of these ladies in the care centers, assisted living, and in churches (you don't have to be a member!). And, you would be giving them something to DO and making them feel valuable and needed.
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Ameythestlily
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2007 07:33:20 PM »

ok So reading your insturctions it says the pattern is multiples of 13 plus 4 stitches (the 4 stitches leave a border on either end of your work so you start off knitting 2 and end the row knitting 2) 
So in your pattern it could also read
K2 - k4,* p5, k8,* k5, k4 - k2 (30 stitches)
now the stitches in between the * are your repeats so with your 43 stitches it would read like this
k2 - k4, p5, k8, p5, k8, k5, k4 - k2

you would ready the rest of the pattern the same way
When it tells you to knit 2 rows that's just what it means....knit all 43 stitches for 2 rows then start your pattern
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2 more months till little Emmalyn makes her debut. So nervous but just can't wait Smiley
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