Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More Adventures in Knitting

Well, since the last knitting updated I have finished my first scarf! I took care of the ends and added a fringe. I am quite pleased with the finished project. Certainly need it with the cold weather coming!

I thought after that I would practise following a pattern doing different stitches.

This one was supposed to be basketweave. The pattern turned out really nicely but it was really loose! I worked out why - I used the wrong size needles! I was looking at mm size and not the number size. Yikes. Guess that's a lesson learned. It was a dishcloth pattern and will be used as such. I have learned my lesson and will look more carefully as needle size.

Hard to see but this is a stockinette stitch with garter edge. Another attempt to follow pattern. I should have added more rows than it said as not square, more of a rectangle. Another lesson learned.

I am doing another scarf. This one in a basketweave pattern knitted with correct needle size! I will get the hang of this. After this scarf I am going to practise some increasing/decreasing stitches.


  1. Congratulations on finishing your first scarf! One of the first knitting patterns I learned was the basket weave! A variation of the one you've done (4 knits, 4 purls, done for 8 rows, then switched to 4 purls, 4 knits).

    Also, as for needle sizes, keep in mind the difference in how American needles and British needles are sized (American needles increase in diameter with the size; British needles decrease in diameter). They are not interchangeable. I have some patterns that were printed in the UK and I have to make sure I use my British needles (or the equivalent size in American needles) to get the correct gauge.

  2. You're doing really well. I love that you're trying new things, you are getting some great results. x

    1. Thank you! I'm having fun with the knitting. It's nice to do in the evenings when sitting with hubby


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