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Topic: I can Purl!!!! (a cowl, and a great leap forward in knitting ability)  (Read 1300 times)
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« on: January 14, 2013 06:36:33 PM »

My knitting skills are were very limited - I can could cast on, do knit stitch in straight lines and then inevitably forget how to cast off and have to find a video tutorial.
So I am inordinately proud of this cowl. I learned to PURL - that in one swoop doubles my knitting skills. I also learned to work on circular needles! Hurrah! It's supposed to be a 'one evening' project, but I had to rip back so much it took me a week. But I'm so super chuffed with the result!
I used Debbie Bliss 'paloma' yarn on 10mm needles (40cm circular), and this pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/garter-gator/2012/12/6/garter-gaiter.html

there are a few places where my tension is a little off, I think where I had to put down the project and pick it up later, so maybe next time I'll try to find longer working sessions.
Thanks for reading, any comments and criticism very welcome
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013 06:41:01 PM by noodle-bug » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013 02:03:50 AM »

Yay! I can't wait til I learn how to purl, but for now I love the snugglyness of my straight knit hehe  Smiley

Your cowl looks great - no wonder your proud  Grin

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013 06:55:47 AM »

I have pretty limited skills too, and know the same two stitches! You're piece turned out so cozy and pretty :0)  My husband gave me some really nice alpaca and merino yarn for Christmas, in green and cream colors. I may have to attempt this. Thank you for linking the pattern you used!!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013 06:50:31 PM »

That turned out looking great! So snuggly I bet It's always tons of fun when a simple technique turns out amazing results.

Check out my website for free tutorials! Sew Desu Ne?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013 09:57:12 AM »

Ah, but you've done more than doubled your skill set -- you've opened up pretty much the whole world of knitting! Knit-Purl stitch patterns

It's a lovely cowl.  Good job!  And there's no stopping you now.....
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