Do you crochet or knit or both

@dani27 (545)
United States
October 13, 2007 1:57pm CST
Which do you do? I only know how to crochet but is it easy to knit? Which is easier and which is more fun? Thanks.
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• Canada
13 Oct 07
i used to do both until i got bursitis under my shoulder blade which is extremely painful. now, it hurts my shoulder even more if i knit, but i can crochet for a short time without too much added pain. i find crocheting easier to learn, but i like the texture and look of knitted stuff better. once you've learned the basic stitches of knitting, it's pretty easy. i've made some very gorgeous sweaters and shirts with knitting, before my injury. to start with though, i would do either a dishcloth or a scarf (or something else that is fairly quick and easy to do).
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@dani27 (545)
• United States
13 Oct 07
Ok, thanks for your opinion. sorry about your injury.
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@casper20 (1465)
• India
15 Oct 07
i actually know both.but i am a really slow knitter. for me crocheting is much more easier to learn and to do. i love to crochet scarves and blankets,for my relatives and friends.for their kids actually. i love to start making stuff but if it is too big ,in the middle i just loose interest. so i crochet kids stuff and smaller things. knitting is good too if you are good at it.i am not that good at it.
@vanitas (12)
• United States
7 Dec 08
I do both. Though, one of my grandmothers taught me to crochet using afgan stitch, I was able to learn to do other stitches by finding sites that had simplified picture by picture step by step instructions of each stitch I needed. Neither of my grandmothers knew how to knit, so I had to teach myself. I had a craft book with instructions on how to knit a sweater, it quickly went over cast on knit purl and bindoff, so I took acouple colored pencils and some embroidery floss I was not using to make a friendship bracelet, and made a scarf. I thought that was fun. I like both for many reasons: Knit flexable streatchy fabric visually beautiful stitches paturnes are everywhere Crochet only need one stick can be stretchy or not visually beautiful stitches easy to finnish projects in a shorter time span I have fun flying blind with either. An idea and a clue on how to implement it are what I use most of the time. Patterns are teaching aides that do not need to be followed to the letter if you see something you think will work better, you just use the pattern as guidelines.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I do both, as well as all other needle arts. I think I prefer crochet, and I love following charts rather than written instruction. I made 5 different 36 inch doilies for my Mom and sisters one year, and only had to have a single small chart instead of a whole book of instruction with me. I can safety-pin my last stitch to the work and not have to worry about it coming apart. And I can make a sweater body, then just add-on sleeves, etc... no sewing if I do it right!