As I have been on a bit of a hat binge lately, I thought I might add this next level of complexity to my series on “So you want to be a knitter”. I actually think that a hat is not a bad option for a beginner’s project. It looks much more complicated than it… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 7 – Hats
Lesson 6: Blocking! Before and After What is blocking you ask? It is the process by which you get the finished object (FO) wet, and set it to dry the way you want it to look finished. Different fibres block in different ways, but the traditional wool knitted object has a memory. It is essentially… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 6
Lesson 5: Binding off and weaving in the ends! So I know you have been diligently knitting away and now are wondering… how on earth do I finish this off? As with much of knitting, there are many different ways to bind off, but I tend to resort to a pretty basic method, time and… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 5
Lesson 4: The body of your work Bonus: Stitch markers are your friends! So we ended our last lesson with the first section of ribbing, from the pattern: “Work in 1×1 rib (k1, p1) for 1 (1.5, 1.5) inches. Depending on your gauge, this could be more or less rows which will vary widely by… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 4
So finally, the part that we all have been waiting for. Lets start to knit! Lesson 3: Casting on in the round (and starting your project!) So to begin with, casting on in the round is no different than casting on to straight needles. So if you have managed to cast on a straight for… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 3
This is a follow up post to “So you want to be a knitter”. In lesson 1, we finished with downloading our pattern from Ravelry. Lesson 2 begins with setting up your project and the making sure you have the requirements. Lesson 2: Project Set-up (Ravelry and Requirements) Part one: Ravelry Setting up your project in Ravelry… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 2
I got the inspiration for this post title from one of my favourite good ol’ games, Quest For Glory: So you want to be a hero. I am a addicted yarncrafter, I bring my knitting or crochet everywhere with me. If I have to wait in a line, for an appointment, on hold on the… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter?