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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Another Adventure in Knitting

It's been a while since I've done a knitting post. I am still plugging along. I've (finally) mastered the slip knot and casting on, knitting and purling is pretty simple, so I thought it was about time I gave something more a go. Knitting abbreviations seem like a foreign language still and every new stitch has me looking for a Youtube video to go along with it.

I've been knitting squares from this book


I really like it. I'm more of a hands-on learner and seem to do better watching someone do the stitches - which is where Youtube comes in. I've learned slip stitches, yarn overs, decreasing and increasing stitches and even done a cable stitch!



I like how they've turned out! I'm feeling a little more confident to try something else. I still have to give changing colours a go - looks a little difficult to work out just how to make sure the stitch is the colour you want.

I'm still determined to get those hedgehog mittens done by next winter!

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  1. Ooh, nice! You are doing a great job, trying out lace patterns and cables! I did something similar, where I knitted different squares in various colors and patterns and then, joined them all with black yarn to make a blanket!

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    1. Thanks! I think it's the best way for me to learn.

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  2. Hi Sharon
    Love that variegated purple yarn! Congrats on teaching yourself to knit! I've been knitting for almost as long as I can remember and occasionally do a "knit" post. Have a good week.

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    1. Mum is a knitter and I really wanted to give it a try. I'm having a lot of fun with it!

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  3. Your squares are fantastic!! I love the cabled one.

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    1. The cable one was my Mum's idea. We Skyped on Saturday and I was showing her my squares and she told me I should try a cable one. I'll be showing her it this Saturday when we Skype. She's been knitting for as long as I can remember and is definitely a master at the craft.

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