Do you knit?

@caver1 (1765)
United States
July 3, 2007 1:24pm CST
I enjoy knitting. I just recently finished an afgan for my niece that graduated from high school. Now I am trying to find a hat pattern that I like. I have made one with worsted weight yarn in a ribbing pattern that works and plan to try another pattern that uses bulky yarn and larger needles. What do you like to knit?
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@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
3 Jul 07
I love to knit, and I usually do it to wind down and relax. Unfortunatly I only know how to knit scarfs, but I'd love to learn how to make sweaters, hats... anything and everything. Any hints for a wannabe knitter?
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• United States
3 Jul 07
If you are able to get it, I would reccomend a book called Stitch and*itch, by Debbie Stroller. It has great tips and tricks, and for someone like me who's not a good book learner it's written so that even I can understand it. I thin there are also tips on fixing "boo-boos" persay so you can learn to fix your own mess-ups. Also there are some pretty funky and fun patterns in the book including some new and excting scarves, a poncho, some sweaters and a few really cool bags. I love this book and have reccomended it to all my friends who have just started knitting. Happy Knitting!
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I started out making baby afgans. Basicly the same as a scarf only bigger. I have made a baby sweater and hat also. Check with your library for how to knit books or videos.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
3 Jul 07
I learned to knit when I was a child and I am knitting ever since. Usually I knit sweaters and socks. I knit these timeless sweaters that last forever and never break and always look good with everything. I like to knit socks, I wear them when the weather is cold and they are great with boots and also last for years. I knit fancy ones and funny ones. When my daughter was small I knit a lot of childrens clothes for her, too. All the women in my family knit.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
5 Jul 07
That is great that you are able to knit clothing for your family. It must be nice to have so many knitters in the family to get advise from and share your experience with.
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@Masihi (4227)
• Canada
14 May 12
Yeap, I love knitting, and I'm learning so much, even more than crocheting. I see this discussion started 5 years ago so I imagine you're doing a fantastic job on your projects by now, I started really getting into it a few years ago, first expanding my dishcloth collection, then moving on to a few more complicated items. Still haven't gotten up to knitting in the round or anything just flat stuff, but nonetheless I'm enjoying every stitch of it. I'm also a member of a forum called Knitting Paradise, beginners and veterans talk on it and it's really friendly there.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
11 Jun 12
I have never made dishcloths, but would like to. I do not have a pattern, but image I could just make one up. It's just a square, right? Is there a special yarn I should use? Would a natural fiber like cotton be better than the acrylic?
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
12 May 12
I enjoy knitting and this winter knitted three things fior my (fairly) new grandson - a waistcoat, an aran jacket with pockets, hood and zip and a hat (which I knitted on a journey lol. I am sooooo pleased to see you again and I hope you are well!
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 May 12
Hello, it is good to see you are still here. I've never made anything with pockets or a zipper. Much too advanced for me. I do like knitting when I'm traveling. Keeps me busy during long trips.
• United States
12 Oct 11
i love to knit but unfortunately between work and trying to go back to school and taking care of my small farm i do not have alot of time to spend knitting and when i first learned to knit three years ago i was never taught how to read a knitting pattern so i have always just had to wing it and make up the next stitches from off the top of my head i would like to try to knit an afgan when i have some more time on my hands right now i am knitting a sweater for myself and a camoflage blanket i do not much care for knitting with bulky yarn but i do not mind larger needles
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 May 12
I have found that the bulky yarn and larger needles make for faster knitting.
@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Have you tried the web sites that the yarn co. have. Like LionBrand.com. Places like that have free patterns. I found some good ones that way. You just join for free and look around for the type of pattern that you want. They will tell you how hard it is to mack them also.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 May 12
I have gotten patterns from LionBrand.com and Redheart.com.
• Canada
15 Jul 07
I knit scarves and squares for baby blankets. That's about it. I don't knit big things, I just like little things that I can pick up and put down easily, and that won't take too long for me to complete. I don't follow patterns either.
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
12 May 12
I'm impressed that you don't need a pattern. I always use one, though sometimes I make adjustments for the size.