Well, this month I didn’t get any projects off the needles but I am happy with the progress that was made on each of the projects I lent myself too.Continue reading
A little over a month ago if memory serves me right, I started on cardigan for my youngest. I made it large so she could not just wear it this year but next too. I’m not buying yarn this year (saving for a home), so I used what was in my stash and had just enough to make this one! I was literally down to 3/4 of the purple when I cast off and quite frankly that’s a little closer to running out than I typically like in a bigger project.
This year I decided to go dive into my cotton stash and learn new knitting stitches while doing so. Since May 2017 the book Loom Knit Dishcloths: Also includes Knook & needle instructions (Knit) by Kathy Norris has been on my shelf waiting for me to knit the items inside, among a few other books I’ll tackle too.
You could just start knitting with nothing but a pair of needles, yarn and a pattern in front of you. But chances are that you may run into sizing issues ( you must gauge!), an abbreviation you aren’t sure of, or a technique you don’t know. The yarn may not have enough stretch or it may have too much and this my friend, is is where having a guide can come in handy.