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krissy-poo
« on: March 11, 2014 06:25:25 PM »

So I have been crocheting for about 8 years, never tried my hand at the needles until now. I wanted to make a Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf, and being a true Whovian and wanting to have it authentic, I decided to knit it. I got casting on pretty quickly, and the knit stitch looks ok (even though I apparently hold my yarn in the "wrong hand"...my left...but it's easier for me coming from crochet). It's coming along quite nicely, except my first color change is on the wrong side...ugh! Being a perfectionist, I debated pulling it all out and starting over, but then decided it will be at the end and no one will notice except me with that much scarf (it will be like 8 feet long, after all). So I'd like to share what I have done so far. I'm also looking for a good second pattern to try. I'd like to knit socks at some point, but not sure how complicated that will be? If you know of a good beginner sock pattern (one that goes into great detail for those who have not done much knitting) it would be greatly appreciated! Anyway, without further delay, here is my progress so far (I started on Friday night):


ETA: Here's where I got my pattern: http://vermontpublictv.blogspot.ca/2012/07/doctor-who-scarf-knitting-or-crochet.html
Colors are all Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014 06:48:15 AM »

Your stitches seem nice and even - good job!

Holding the yarn in the left hand isn't 'wrong', it's called continental style and many many people use it, you may have seen other do english or 'throwing' with the yarn in the right hand, but neither is right or wrong. There's also several other different styles too. The color blips showing at the change is normal, and I think if you did them on the other side, they'd show too, it's because they show on the purl bump.
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sue
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014 04:25:24 PM »

I knit Continental as well.  I've also knit a couple Dr. Who scarves for my bro and sil.  Nice work so far, keep persevering!
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Alexus1325
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014 05:43:17 AM »

I learned to knit socks with Silver's Sock Class :-)
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sherbear79
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014 09:42:39 AM »

WOW! & hello Smiley thats amazing! congrats! I am a new knitter as well... and honestly that amazes me! I am truly impressed !
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015 10:44:45 PM »

Oh my gosh. Those are such tiny needles. I am impressed. If you hadn't told me, I wouldn't believe this was your first project. I am a continental knitter and those other people do it wrong. The left hand is the best place for the yarn.

As far as easy patterns for socks. Do you want to learn circular or how to knit them flat? If you don't mind using double points I highly recommend this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-peasy-socks-for-first-timers

It is more of an around the house sock since it comes out a bit bulky, but I love it because it explains everything.
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