Beginner knit-along Idea Thread

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Beginner knit-along Idea Thread

Let's pool our ideas for something that would be easy and fun. It will be a good starter project and we can move on to something a little more advanced next time.

I was thinking that felted square pot holders might be nice. They are easy to knit but are different from scarves and dishcloths.

What else can you think of?!!

It also might be good if you could tell me what you know how to do, even if that's just cast on, knit stitch, and bind off!

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Oh I think this is a great idea (having 2 knit alongs!)

I love looking at Lion Brand Yarns patterns. I just did a quick search for Advanced Beginner patters. These are all the results I found!
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Hopefully Monday I won't be so busy at work and I can search through them. I have wanted to try felting. You have to buy a certian type of yarn for that right? I have also been wanting to so a lap throw (or what ever it's called), but thats probably too big of a project for this.....

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I'm not sure I'm an advanced begginer ROFL I think begginer is more like it. I did a different search for begginer stuff on that site and
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I like the one stitch baby sweater and on the next page there is a teddy bear that is cute. I'm going to look on that other site that Kim found too for more ideas

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You need 100% wool for felting. You can also find some cute varigated Caron's "Felt-It" yarn at hobby lobby.

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This seems to be an easy project. I'm giving it a go right now.

http://www.knitlist.com/2003/babybib.htm

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Mandi I am not an advanced beginner eaither! I am a bind on, knit, bind off kinda gal! But "they" (the knitting goddess) talked me into trying to purl.

Kelly- I love the bib! No kiddos for me yet though...

Michelle- I live in the sticks. Don't shoot me but I normally buy my yarn from Wal-Mart. Hobby Lobby doesn't exsist down my way.LOL! JoAnn's is about 45 min away from my house. I could always order on-line?? I would love to felt a purse.

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No problem buying yarn at walmart! Yarn is yarn! And yes, you can order it online.

So far we have

1. Felted potholder
2. Baby bib

From those other pages was there anything specific? It's easier if you pick something you like. Remember that some of the knitters don't have kids. That doesn't mean we can't do kid stuff but maybe we should do those under an item specific knitalong later like.

Baby hoodie KAL or something.

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"GoBabyGo" wrote:

I could always order on-line?? I would love to felt a purse.

If you do order online, i have some recommendations for you....

http://www.knitpicks.com/

They carry their own line of yarns. Their mission overall is to bring you good quality yarns at lower affordable prices. I have never purchased any yarns from there yet...as i have a yarn shop right in my village and another one not to far from my job...but i would definitely buy from there if I was looking for something online!

http://www.elann.com/

Elann provides well known brands of good yarns at discount prices. I have purchased some odds and ends as well as a pattern or two from their site. But I get their newsletter and they sometimes have really great deals on good yarns! Elann also has their own line of yarns that are at lower cost like knitpicks does.

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You know what I'd like to try...I'd like to try some leg warmers. I want them for my kids but maybe we could find a pattern you could do them in different sizes? Just another idea

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"mandi04" wrote:

You know what I'd like to try...I'd like to try some leg warmers. I want them for my kids but maybe we could find a pattern you could do them in different sizes? Just another idea

I posted one on the intermediate thread! Lol it was the last pattern i posted...however its not a free pattern...but its for kids and adult sizes.

I honestly would love to do that pattern because my daughter could really use them...i might do it anyway even if it isn't the one we decide to do for the knit a long Lol

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