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armywife116
« on: November 24, 2013 09:11:33 PM »

I'm normally a sewer/quilter but recently I shared a craft fair table with a friend whose knit hats and after seeing how adorable they were I wanted to learn. I worked on the basic things with a ball of yarn I got for dirt cheap at my local craft store. When I felt comfortable enough I decided to "go big or go home" and bought a pattern on etsy for a lace knit slouch hat. Before I realized the importance of stitch markers i kept losing my place and having to tear my work apart and restart and finally the 18th time was a charm! Not kidding, I started this that many times lol Smiley

So here it is, my vey first knitted project!

I used my teddy bear I've had for 25 years as my model because nobody was awake to help take a pic and its near impossible to get a good back of the back of ones own head :/

Enjoy!

PS: pattern called for the ribbing to be done on size 5 circular needles (16") and the lace work to be done on size 7 (16") but i forgot to change over (I bought a set of the Denise Interchangeables) so everything was done on size 5. Pattern also called for 220 yards of any worsted weight yarn and I ended up using not quite a full hank of Casecade 220 Superwash. In fact I still had enough left to make a small newborn hat for a friend who's due December 12th Cheesy





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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013 10:11:37 PM »

WONDERFUL!!!! Yup, this coming from a ripper-outer, too. And it does not hurt that you chose my favorite color for this! I still am trying to figure out the stitch marker thing, but I know they come in handy, somewhere. I am still a newbie knitter, too. I wish you great luck in your projects. It looks like you are well on your way to being even greater!

~T

And hey, why did you attempt such a complex project for your first? Looking it over, I don't think I could do this one. A very intricate pattern. Great Job!

Oh, and go for the more expensive yarns if you can. They are much smoother through the fingers.
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armywife116
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013 12:24:16 AM »

WONDERFUL!!!! Yup, this coming from a ripper-outer, too. And it does not hurt that you chose my favorite color for this! I still am trying to figure out the stitch marker thing, but I know they come in handy, somewhere. I am still a newbie knitter, too. I wish you great luck in your projects. It looks like you are well on your way to being even greater!

~T

And hey, why did you attempt such a complex project for your first? Looking it over, I don't think I could do this one. A very intricate pattern. Great Job!

Oh, and go for the more expensive yarns if you can. They are much smoother through the fingers.

i didn't "mean" to do such a complex pattern, i just thought it looked neat lol about my 11th restart i wanted to punch myself but i sucked it up and toughed it out Wink

after you go through a few rounds of the lace work on this pattern it gets super easy, almost boring :/
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013 12:31:41 PM »

That is gorgeous!  It doesn't look like it was done by a beginner at all.  You are one talented woman.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013 03:40:52 AM »

Wow, you did a fantastic job! My first project was a little square, and I'm not much past that skill level now. (I loose interest fast). Great work. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013 11:30:33 AM »

I love this hat - fantastic job especially for your first knitting project!  I also love that you chose a complicated pattern - I think that if you are going to spend the time to knit something, it should be something that you really like the look of!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013 03:23:00 PM »

First project?! WOW, stunning, I love it!! I'd wear something like that every day!
Keep knitting, you've got talent!
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014 08:29:44 AM »

Whoa. My first knitted project was a lumpy garter stitch scarf. I'm impressed!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014 11:03:47 AM »

Lace and on circulars for your first knitted project - wow!  That is amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014 10:03:46 PM »

such a cute hat!
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