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« on: December 21, 2007 07:26:02 AM »

Can anyone suggest some quick and easy first knitting projects (with pattern links, if possible)? I have practiced casting on, binding off, the garter stitch and the stockinette stitch, and I am eager to try a project.

Some caveats:

-I have size 7, 8, and 10 straight needles
-I have size 7 double pointed needles
-I have not tried increasing, decreasing or knitting in the round yet
-I do not want to work with animal fibers (only plant and synthetic please)
-I have had trouble working with dishcloth cotton (I find acrylic much more beginner friendly)
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007 08:24:13 AM »

Treat inc/dec'ing in the round like you do straights, just add a st marker. Smiley

It might be a good time to try a basic hat pattern.

« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007 08:35:12 AM »

Actually, I haven't tried increasing or decreasing using straight needles yet.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007 08:50:59 AM »

LOL, you need to check out increases and decreases.

Oh, and for basic hat patterns: this thread.

« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007 04:12:45 PM »

If you know basic knitting and purling, Calorimetry is a lot easier than it looks.
There's also some really basic laceknit scarves on knitty you might want to check out Smiley
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