I just learned to KNIT!

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by yesplease, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. yesplease

    yesplease Member

    so i just leaerned to knit and i completed my first scarf... :) not too bad for a first time, i have to say! but, does anyone have any suggestions for a book or website that'll help me out with more complicated stuff and different techniques? and also...and anyone have suggestions/tips on how to actually hold the knitting needles while knitting? (cause i KNOW i'm not doing it right...)
  2. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    well congrats....

    u'll get used to it and learn to flow....i would just go to a sewing or a craft store and talk to them....
  3. Flyinglilypad

    Flyinglilypad Member

    How did you learn to knit? From a book, class, or person you know?
  4. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches


    Knitting is quite fun... it's really not that hard and you can make some wonderful gifts for yourself and friends! There's so many different kinds of fun yard out there to make things with...
  5. yesplease

    yesplease Member

    I learned the very basics from a friend...and that's about it! she suggested a book called Stich 'n Bitch ... so maybe I'll check that out
  6. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    I've seen Stitchin Bitch in the bookstores, it looks really good. I have recently learned to knit properly just recently. Before that, I could only knit scarves and square things with one stitch. Now I can knit AND purl!! yay!
  7. Its funny, i just learned how to increase last night... before that, all i could do was knit in a straight row. But now i can make shawls and a bikini!! whoo hoo

    Have ya tried the stockinette stitch yet?? Its fun to experiment with the different stitches.

    Garter is my favorite cuz its the simplest one.
  8. That Stitch N' Bitch book is a great book. I really like the knitters companion because it has every stitch in there. There are also tons of great websites if you get stuck on a stitch. The other night my friends washcloth pattern called for "knit below" we hopped online and found an explanation and a picture.
  9. loveflower

    loveflower Senior Member

    oh my god i hate knitting :D i get so frustrated :D

    croteching, man

    thats my specialty :H
  10. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I tried knitting before... I like crochet better... my grandma taught me... I haven't done it in such a long time.
  11. DiffKettleOfFish

    DiffKettleOfFish Kickin' it

    The only time I tried to knit I ended up with something that looked like it came out of a cat's butt.

    Way to go! Pictures??
  12. yesplease

    yesplease Member

    no pics... :( I actually gave it to a friend already as a gift! but maybe the next project!
  13. t-dub

    t-dub Pass me the pepper

    YAY FOR KNITTING!! :D i think its amazing on how many people from all age groups are learning to knit! although, i like to crochet more than knit, it still amazes me!

    the stitch n' bitch is an awsome book! that was the first knitting book i purchased. it has awsome pictures, clear instructions and rad patterns! a must buy.

    keep on knittin mamas :D
  14. Kastenfrosch

    Kastenfrosch Blaubeerkuchen!! HipForums Supporter

    I knitted and crochettet almost as long as I live...and I love it! It's the most fantastic hobby there is. :)
  15. I just started knitting too! I think it's so cool, I'm making a bag now and I want to decorate it afterwards. I think it will be nice :). But I'm also confused about how to hold my needles...I'm quite sure I'm doing it wrong :(.
  16. i started a couple monthes ago too. everyone got a scarf over christmas hehehe. check out knitty.com lots of patterns in all sorts of dificulty ranges. my hubby bought me the knitting directory. tons of explanaitions on how to increase and decrease stitches.... different kind of patterns and stuff. i like the big gauge needles and chunky yarn fer now.... stuff is made so much faster

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