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« on: September 21, 2016, 09:45:07 AM »
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Re: How to Get Started Knitting
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 09:46:20 AM »
 8) For you new Knitters out there who want to know how to get started or what to start out with a first project to knit.

Well let me suggest a knitted scarf.  I would make your first project a scarf knitting with size 10 needles.  Be sure to use any color worsted weight yarn. or a variegated color yarn.  (variegated yarn is a yarn that has in the yarn various different colors within the skein of yarn.)Cast on 25 stitches.(if you don't know how to cast on stitches go online and go to YouTube and go under the subject of how to cast on....knitting.)

Once you have scarves mastered, your next project would be knitting Dishcloths.  There are so many different patterns to make dishcloths.  Be sure when you knit them, use Cotton yarn so when you use them and they get dirty you can throw them in your washer.

If you have any questions feel free to reply to this forum.
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Re: Patterns for knitting a scarf or dishcloth
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 09:48:21 AM »
 8) I have a simple pattern for a scarf.  It is an all knit or garter stitch pattern.  With a size 10 knitting needles cast on 25 stitches. and knit all rows til it is the length you would want it to be or 7 feet long .  Then you would bind off and weave in your ends.(If you have questions as to how to Bind off go to You Tube website and type in how to bind off)

Pattern for making a simple dishcloth.  With size 7 needles, cast on 4 stitches. 

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: and the following rows to 45 stitches: Knit 2 stitches YO, knit to end of row.

Decrease rows: Knit 1 knit two stitches together, YO, knit to end of row.  Do this til you are down to 4 stitches then bind off.

With this pattern if you don't want to do a dishcloth, you can use this pattern to make either a baby blanket or a full size blanket.  Just keep increasing til the desired width. then start decreasing til down to 4 stitches bind off and weave in en

If you have any question for this subject, feel free to reply to this forum. ;D
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Re: Knitting
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 07:41:30 AM »
I am editing the decrease part of the dish cloth pattern.  It should read Knit 1, knit 2 together, YO, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row. repeat decrease row til you are down to 4 stitches then bind off. Weave in the ends. :)

Dish cloth pattern: Basket weave

Materials:  cotton yarn, Size 7 needles, darning needle (to weave in ends)

Cast on 40 stitches

Rows 1-5:  Knit 5 stitches, Purl 5 stitches ending with Purl 5 for 5 rows(will look like a rib. so when doing rows, for 5 rows knit what the rows are facing you. so for instance if the row facing you is a purl you purl the stitches and knit the knit stitches)

Rows 6-10:  Purl 5, Knit 5, ending with  Knit 5 for 5 rows.  repeat 10 rows for pattern. Repeat for 45 rows then bind off.   Weave in ends.

You can use this pattern to knit a blanket, or a scarf to knit. Cast on as wide as you would like the blanket, but think in multiple of 5 stitches.  For a scarf cast on 25 stitches. do pattern til desired length of scarf.  Happy knitting. :)  If you have any questions  feel free to ask them in this forum. :D