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Naantje
« on: November 01, 2012 06:19:33 AM »

I got a free pair of 3.5mm knitting needles two weeks back, which was a good reason for this crochet-chick to try if I could work magic with two needles as well as with 1 hook. About halfway through, I figured out that the knitting technique I was using wasn't a regular knit stitch or purl stitch, I seem to have made my very own Naan-stitch... I switched to regular knit, but to my untrained eye, it looks exactly the same.

At 59 stitches and 55 rows, I finished my very first washcloth, and I used my trusty crochet hook to add a nice border and a loop to hang it up.


(Apologies for the terrible picture!)

I used long tail / two strand cast on, which I really liked. It's easy to do and nice and as stretchy as the rest of my work. The bind-off technique I used however, wasn't quite as stretchy, I fear I have worked that too tight. My mother says casting off with a crochet hook gives a lot better results, so I'll try that next time Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012 06:36:49 AM »

Cool! I can't knit worth a damn, but a washcloth seems like a good starter project. And the colour is fabulous Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012 08:36:47 AM »

All your stitches and rows look so even and well-balanced! Nicely done!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012 09:09:57 AM »

Congrats. I have tried to knit, and am not having success. Not brave enough today.
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