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« on: May 26, 2011 07:28:40 PM »

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit and not sure where to get started?? 

I'm working on posting some "learn to knit" tutorials and thought maybe it would be fun to do a "Learn to Knit-along"!   

If there was enough interest, I thought it might be fun to learn together (have a little support/motivation and be able to ask questions).  Maybe the goal could be to make some sort of sampler scarf to try out a bunch of stitches and techniques.

Any interest? 

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 03:49:54 AM »

What a great idea!

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 10:34:49 AM »

This sounds fantastic!

« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011 08:29:14 AM »

I would be interested! I taught myself to knit 2 nights ago but I only know how to do the knit stitch and have a pretty clear idea of the purl stitch. I would take all the help I can get! Smiley
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011 04:43:43 AM »

Id be interested in learning/joining Smiley
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011 03:53:05 PM »

I'm learning to knit! Let me share my approach to it Cheesy

First, I re-learned how to knit (I learned as a child, but totally forgot). I made a garter stitch scarf as my practice piece.

I needed to learn to purl! I picked the continental method because it was easier to wrap my head and hands around. I started a sweater! But not just any sweater, a COOL sweater. It had to be a drop-stitch sweater! So I learned that, too Cheesy The sweater's not done because I messed up my row counting and will have to actually write it down so that the back matches the front. Eventually Tongue

I decided it was time to challenge myself some more! I tried a sock. I hated ribbing and gave up. So I found a pattern for a bias-knit necktie! I had to learn 3 things for this pattern: slip-stitch at the beginning of a row, purl-2-together, and make-1-purlwise.

So, as you can see, I like to increase my abilities a couple skills at a time. It works for me, at least.

« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011 10:20:51 AM »

I'm down!  Is there an easy blanket we might be able to do?  It'd be better than my dishcloth LOL

Since my girls actually nap (knock on wood), I am going to start trying to work off my negative feedback.  Life got hectic with their early arrival.  I apologize for the inconveniences my flaking caused.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011 01:06:16 PM »

I'm interested, I find knitting really tricky so i stick to crochet but I'd love to learn

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011 01:30:37 PM »

This would be awesome! I did a silly thing and tried to jump right into a cabled blanket/afghan. It took me forever to figure out I wasn't knitting and purling, but knitting and knitting. So learning the correct way would be nice
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011 02:26:55 PM »

I am in. Can we have some links or directions for us left-handed folks?

I have taught myself to cast on, knit and bind off. I am making some potholders now to practice pattern reading, increases and decreases.

Have a practice piece going for practicing purling, also.

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