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« on: March 28, 2011 08:40:46 AM »

am I insane? I'm a complete and total newbie when it comes to knitting. I crocheted like one blanket a million years ago. I keep meaning to learn how to knit but never finding the time. I'm now totally obsessed by this project http://ajoureblog.com/tag/knitted-pouf/ So is it insane of me to think I could ever possibly pull this off? Is this the kind of thing only a seasoned pro should attempt? I understand that using the thickest gauge of super chunky wool would be to my untrained benefit, but what are the chances the sheer scale, my greeness, perhaps a varying tension as I learn, will leave me with a tangled mess of wool and send me running from the knitting fold before I've even begun? lol Tongue Any opinions are welcome! Seriously!
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 09:30:04 AM »

Why don't you just try it?  Jump right in!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 12:31:38 PM »

I think that's actually a pretty good pattern for a beginner, it's just a garter stitch rectangle with the short ends sewn together and the long edges gathered.

If you're using multiple strands of yarn you just have to be sure you knit all of the strands together in the proper stitch. For instance, if you are using three strands held together you want to be sure your needle goes through all three loops of the stitch and that you pull all three strands through when you make the new stitch.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011 01:48:32 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley Maybe I can pull this off then! It just looks so perfect! The men in the house have been wanting a bean bag chair for when they're gaming for ever. . . but the thought of a large vinyl monstrosity gracing my living room leaves me cold. These knit pouf's look way more inviting! Perhaps a trip to the yarn aisle is in order. I'm sure I'll have about two billion questions along the way!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011 08:25:34 AM »

I say go for it! I think you're more apt to "get" knitting and want to do it if you're knitting something you absolutely love Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 04:38:38 PM »

I agree with the others - you never know until you try! I'm not a super-experienced knitter, and I didn't see anything in the instructions that I don't understand.

If anything, the motivation to keep one of those horrible vinyl beanbags out of your living room should provide all the push you need!

Good luck, and please post pictures in the Completed Projects section when you're finished so we can see your handiwork!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 05:41:56 PM »

Thanks everyone  Grin I think I'm really going to give it a try. Planning on doing some craft shopping tomorrow so I'm gonna scout my materials. I'll even have to buy needles  Roll Eyes lol ok, stop laughing! I'll definitely be posting pics when I'm done. . and probably before that to get much needed help!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011 07:46:11 PM »

Looks like a perfect beginner project, it's just one giant rectangle. I'd say jump right in, if you ever get stuck you have craftster or youtube for support.
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