New knitting nut

I am new to knitting. I picked it up as a stress relief, and my partner and I began with a semiprivate lesson at a lys here in New York (Annies on the UES). First session was knit only and the second session on Sunday will be casting on and purl. So I have knitted one skein + a sample piece that they gave us that I keep knitting and undoing to try different stitches (that I invent). I have taken to this faster than I expected, and the stress relief that the yarn provides is greater than expected as well. I will probably convert my first project into a scarf.

What would you recommend as project two? A scarf with a more complex pattern, or do you think I should go to a hat or something else?

Thanks for the advice guys -

Jack in NYC

QueerJoe's picture

Find something in the yarn store that strikes your fancy. A hat would be relatively quick and give you some additional skills in decreasing. A sweater would be a baptism of fire into how to read and execute a pattern.

You're lucky in that you have a local resource to go to for help if you run into issues...and of course there's the internet and MWK.

Good luck, and welcome to the nut house.

albert's picture

Now that you have a feel for knitting flat maybe you would like to try knitting in the round. As Joe says a hat would be a good project for this. There is a whole universe of creativity awaiting you, brother nut!

Kerry's picture

Welcome to MWK, there are people here with a fund of knowledge.

crmartin's picture

Welcome to the addiction and group! Looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you and your partner. I also think a hat would be a great second project. There is a great pattern posted here by Steven
( scb2467).



stch's picture

Hello Jack,


I'm in agreement with the fellows, a hat would be a good next project. Not only would it provide you with the lessons of increases/decreases, but, as well, a coordinate to your scarf.

BuduR's picture

Welcome! This guys are awesome, they'll never steer you wrong. Some (you know who you are) might drive you insane, but they'll never steer you wrong.
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