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09-04-2005
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^ thanks oh just go for it, it's so easy once you start, especially for simple stuff like scarves. No one in your family knit? I found it easy just learning of my mam

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yeah my mum can shes just not the best teacher lol ill ask her again i think

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go for it, once you've started ur away

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20-04-2005
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i'm currently working on a scarf for cowboyboots..i promise it's almost done!

i just taught my mom to knit and i'm sure she's going to get better than me in no time. it's so relaxing!

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12-05-2005
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wow. i have been so inspired by this thread. i had been taught to knit by my babysitter as a child, but she never taught me to purl! i picked it up again last winter over a break-up and it was so healing for me. i love it now and can't wait to try new things.

i love the knit/crochet stuff by prada, rick owens, doo-ri... but of course until i learn to increase and decrease i guess i'll have to stick to scarves i really want to make a wrap sweater in rick owens style. and some cloche hats with crocheted adornments. and a bikini!

anyway, thanks for the inspiration people! i can't wait to pick up my needles again, and check out the websites.

meme


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19-05-2005
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i'm so excited for you meme! i can't wait to see what you make. i wasn't taught how to purl either, so i just got really good at knitting then taught myself. it's just another stitch, but it makes such a difference with how your piece looks. i personally like the K1 P2 look!

so, like i said, i taught my mom how to knit and now she's a genius. figures.

she found that knitting 2 strands of yarn together onto one needle makes pretty stripey patterns. i don't know why i didn't think of it!

has anyone tried this?


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i love the seed stitch, it feels so good under your fingers.

i did knit two strands together but it became too bulky and i didn't have a larger set of needles, so it was a little unwieldy.

i found a pattern for a cropped sweater that i am going to try, as my first project that isn't somewhat rectangular. i have experimented with changing size by changing stitches - a ribbed stitch is narrower than a seed stitch, right? - but i still have a lot to learn. i'm excited, though.

glad this thread is resurrected!

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i've been dying to make a slit scarf for as long as i've been knitting but could never really figure out how, but i think i finally did and i'm going to start one soon!

i can only knit straight lines (like scarfs) and that's ok with me...they're so easy and so so practical. i plan on knitting all summer so i have a surplus for winter!

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if you want any help on the slit scarf, i have a few things that have worked for me!

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31-05-2005
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meme i did it i did it!

i just finished it!

thank you so much for your help! now i'm a slit-scarf making maniac!



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31-05-2005
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francesca tht is super cute !
my knitting skillz suck right now
havn't knitted (?) for ages !

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francesca, that is beautiful! i love it and in white too....

which stitch did you use, and what size needles? i love the texture and the ribbing.

i made one this weekend as well, in a green furry yarn, and i'm working on another one. i think i'm going to make little purses and stuff as well, i got really inspired. but i don't have a camera....

yay for francesca! i'm so glad i could help

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yay-yay!

i did K1 P2, it is 24 wide, and i used size 8 needles. i'm not really sure if i did it correctly, but it works, so i guess it's right!

i'm so excited! thanks so much for your help! i think i'm going to make a longer, turquoise one next.


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thanks chanel! i re-taught myself how last year after having not knit for like, 10 or something, and believe me..it was the best decision i've made in a long time!



it's really relaxing, especially when it's pouring rain out!

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francesca thats so cute and really neet to !!

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