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« on: March 12, 2009 01:20:09 PM »

So last week I decided I was going to go out and buy knitting needles and some yarn and I taught myself how to knit using videos on Youtube and some plain old red yarn . Then we took a trip down to Portland and I found the most gorgeous yarn at Powell's that is recycled and hand woven in Nepal.  I bought it and decided I would save it until I got better.. well I couldn't wait so I knitted it into a scarf just using the basic knit stitch and I am pretty darn proud of how it turned out! The only downfall to it being crazy different colors and  hand woven is in parts the strings broke apart and made it really thin and at the end on one side it broke so there is a kind of big whole on one end.. anyways here is my first attempt at knitting. Any suggestions on what I should knit next? I was thinking a hat would be simple?








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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009 06:39:02 PM »

Ok, now that you've knitted with  this sort of yarn, knitting with regular yarn will seem so simple! I love it, using plain old garter stitch lets the yarn's beauty take center stage.

A hat on flat needles or hand warmers/fingerless gloves on flat needles would be pretty easy, since they are both mostly rectangles, but  require you to seam them.

When I learned, I went garter stitch scarf-two cool/complicated stitch scarves-hat on circulars

Learning how to use circular needles, double pointed needles, or do cables are great skills that LOOK way more impressive and complicated than they are.

Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 07:42:28 PM »

Good job! It looks great, much better then my first knit haha.
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