Michelle and i were talking the other day and she suggested that we should do a knit-a-long. I thought it was a good idea...i mean what is a knitting (and crafting ) board without a knit-a-long, right?
We were thinking that we could pick a project that wasn't ginormous in nature...and appealed to the abilities of the majority of knitters here. If there are some beginners that are interested in trying it, i'm sure we could find an easy but fun pattern to begin with.
Maybe we can get an idea of who's interested first? And then we can toss around some pattern ideas. Whatd'ya say? Are you in?
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
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I would be interested but I am a VERY beginner. Like I only know the knit stitch.
Cool! I'll keep this up a little while longer before we start deciding on somethig to work on.
Nicole, would you want to take an opportunity like this to learn a purl stitch? It might be ideal because you would have a lot of other people working on the same thing....and could answer any questions you have. Just a thought, don't feel pressured to say yes
What is a knit-a-long?
It's where every one does the same project and posts about their progress.
Well - I have a REALLY EASY sweater pattern. I've made one before, and at christmas started one for my mom. That lasted about 1 week until I realized that I hadn't started a blanket for my friends who were going to have ababy Jan 14th! So I just finished that (crochetted) and am going to start back on the sweater.
It's a top-down, one piece, raglan sweater. Basically, all you have to know is a knit stitch, and how to do the raglan increase. I have links (somewhere) for how to do both. You can put whatever collar you want on it (I just use smaller needles and make a roll collar).
Just an idea.
The pattern is VERY versatile. You could make one any size you like with whatever yarn you like. All you have to do is make a swatch, and then figure out how big you need the neck to be. You start at the neck, once that's done, you start the increases which you continue until you get to the armpits (measure by trying it on your subject be it kid or adult). Then you put the sleeves on a piece of yarn and just knit around until you get to the length you want it.
My sweater I made for myself is my mom's favourite - she came to visit in november, found it, put it on, and I didn't see her take it off until 5 minutes before I drove her to the airport when I almost had to forcibly remove it from her! That's why I'm making her one!
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Oh, that makes sense! I could do that as long as it's not a huge project. I'm getting some soakers orders in and will be knitting a lot here soon!Originally Posted by Michelle23
Yes I would be willing to learn. I have purled before but my brain switched back over to knitting without me knowing! So it might take me alittle longer because I will have to think about it more. I have been telling my self I need to branch out and learn but I am just so comfratable with knitting. So this might be a great time for me to make myself do it.Originally Posted by KimPossible
Sarah- sounds like a nice sweater! Do you have a picture or link of it you could post?
I know I love going to Lion Brand Yanrs web site and looking for patterns. Most of them are free and they have a great search engine for finding skill levels and types of patterns.