Knitting forum: New to Knitting?

 
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Melissa
Jan 31, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Like me, I'm trying to learn.... not getting it, crochet seems much easier for me.
ImageSofonisba
Feb 1, 2010 12:05 AM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Me! Me! Me! New to knitting. I bought "Stitch 'n Bitch", the book. It helped a lot. In fact, it taught me how to make the ipod sock I posted in the "show off" thread. Next, I want to make a hat and scarf, but I want to dye the yarn first.
Melissa
Feb 1, 2010 12:08 AM CST
Name: Melissa
I will have to look for it. Crochet just seems so much easier to me.
Imagevic
Feb 1, 2010 6:17 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I want to learn to knit as well. As a child, my mother taught me to knit and purl but I don't even remember how to cast on. She made us beautiful sweaters, etc.

I do crochet and I enjoy it.

Two of my three grand-daughters are home schooled and my ten year old grand daughter knits and crochets. She told me she would teach me :-)
Melissa
Feb 1, 2010 10:18 AM CST
Name: Melissa
There you Go Vic! My mom only sewed... she didn't like knitting or crocheting, my grandma used to make the most beautiful doilies.... she taught me to crochet, but died before she could teach me to knit.
Imagequilter5
Feb 1, 2010 11:35 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Boy, I never realized just how lucky I was as a girl. My Mom taught me to knit, crochet, embroider but I just couldn't get into tatting or rug hooking. She did it all. I still have sweaters that she made for me in the seventies and one that I made for myself in the sixtires. (Oops - now I'm really dating myself) But they last forever as long as you take care of them..
ImageJumper2
Feb 1, 2010 2:32 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
I haven't knitted in yrs., I'm getting back into it. I learned in HS.
Imagercn48
Feb 2, 2010 2:31 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Not "new" to knitting - my grandmother taught me how to knit when I was a teenager and I was a knitting fool when I started having children. It had been years though since I had picked up the needles and wasn't sure I could even remember how! About 4-5 years ago I decided to try my hand at it again and made myself a sweater, something big and bulky that I could just throw on to work outside in the cold winter months. No pattern, just knew what I wanted it to look like so I struggled but when I got it done I liked it so much I bought more yarn quick and knit one for my daughter as a Christmas gift! I'm off to find photos to share on the "Show Off" thread :)
ImageTrisha_S
Feb 2, 2010 2:17 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
I took a class in '08....had a lot of fun for awhile then started doing other things in warmer weather, I plan to take a few refresher classes soon... I love to knit but have not figured out how to correct my mistakes like I do with crochet.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
Imagewaterbird
Feb 2, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Oh I am going to give it a shot here in the near future. I used to know how to do the knit and purl stitch and how to cast on, but it has been so long I'll have to dig my book out again to learn all over.
susandonb
Feb 2, 2010 8:13 PM CST
Name: Susan
I love to crochet and am good at it but forget knitting. I am glad I am not the only one.
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 10:28 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Definitely not the only one Susan. I bought one of those loom things at Michaels... I thought it might be a quicker way and currently my ONLY way of making knitted scarves... LOL
ImageTrisha_S
Feb 2, 2010 11:15 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
I love the knitting looms. It isn't the same as knitting, but it is fun.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 11:17 PM CST
Name: Melissa
I thought it might be Trisha, that, and my daughter made the comment that she'd like to try it... ANYTHING to get her interested in anything domestic! LOL
Imagercn48
Feb 3, 2010 4:54 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Waterbird, you'll be amazed at how fast it will all come back to you - just like riding a bike! LOL

Crocheting is something my grandmother also taught me but I haven't done any for a long, long time. She was always crocheting those dainty little doilies and I knew I'd never have the patience. I'm more of a "bulky" type, big needles and big yarn!
ImageJumper2
Feb 3, 2010 7:17 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
I had a knitting machine for a while. I found it more frustrating than doing it the usual way.
I often use a crocet needle to help pick up dropped stitches. There is always some ripping out involved for big mistakes.
Imagewaterbird
Feb 9, 2010 12:40 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Can somebody tell mw why you use double ended needles and how? Since I am new to the knitting I don't know alot about the needle things. I want to try to knit a pair of socks and need to know everything LOL
Mindy03
Feb 9, 2010 1:45 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Carolyn the double pointed needles allow you to knit in a circle with very few stitches. The best way to start is to cast on all the stitches on one needle then divide on the other 3 or 4 depending on how many you are using. There will be one needle left free of stitches to knit with. Be sure not to twist your stitches when you join just like you would when making a circle in crochet.
Knitting in a circle means no seams in your socks except at the toe if you knit from cuff to toe. Not sure on the toe up ones as I've not done those yet. Trish can help with that one.
Imagewaterbird
Feb 9, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Couldn't you just use circular needles for that if they are small ones? That really sounds confusing to me. I wouldn't ever remember which one was which and what way I was going . LOL I may just end up sticking wiht crocheted socks.
ImageTrisha_S
Feb 9, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Not sure but I think the double point needles work just like circular needles but allow for smaller work like tiny baby socks etc... don't thing you can go down that small with the circular needles. I know in my first hat class we started on Circulars and ended up using the double ended....it isn't difficult once you get used to it.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot

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