Beginners

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michaelpthompson's picture

Beginner's Knitting Course 2.0 now online

The new and improved Beginner's Knitting Course is now online! Thanks to so many of you for the input and suggestions on the first incarnation. I have incorporated as many of them as I could. I hope the result is pleasing, and a fitting tribute to the beginnings of our small knitting "tribe." Not perfect yet, but that suits me fine.

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michaelpthompson's picture

It's finally here!

​​I told you I was planning something for the new yea​r, and several people have been asking me about it​​. Well, here it is. I'​m excited to have finally taken the first step, but I haven't done this before, so I need some feedback on how well it's starting.

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xtophercb's picture

trey bracelet pattern rewrite

ok. rewrote the trey bracelet ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trey ) pattern so it makes some sense and doesn't leave things out. but i need a spot checker or two.

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xtophercb's picture

am i ass-u-m[e]ing too much?

is there a style of knitting, whether on regular needles, or DPNs, or circs, that lets you avoid purling, by turning the needles somehow? maybe by using dpn's and sliding the stitches to the opposite end of your needle and turning your work, etc?

i'm thinking something where if the pattern says:
knit 5, purl 10, knit 5, slip 2 purlwise

you could instead just:

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xtophercb's picture

hybrid fingertipless gloves/mittens...?

hi all... looking for a pattern for a hybrid style of gloves... i saw 2 patterns on ravelry that are similar to my brain's vision (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...e-finger-mitts and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-winter-gloves) but still not quite... i'd like sort of a combo of those 2 - fingertipless thumb and full-size fingertipless index. and then middle/ring/pinkie fingers together in a mitten-style area.

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xtophercb's picture

10-Stitch Blanket but 0-Stitch Brains...

Has anybody attempted/finished a 10-stitch blanket such as http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ten-stitch-blanket ? I've tried and frogged 4 times now. I can't get past the corner stuff. It's either too many instructions, or too many new concepts for a newbie, or I'm missing something, or whatever. I've tried looking for a video of it being made, to no avail. My next step is child slave labor.

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xtophercb's picture

help with a freestyle "yarnover/knit 2 together" pattern...

using size 8 circulars and 3-ply sayelle (acrylic) parisienne DK yarn from mary maxim. cast on 150, joined in the round for a cowl/neck warmer. now, trying to do a pattern of:

* knit 1, yarn over once, knit 2 together once
knit 2, yarn over twice, knit 2 together twice
knit 3, yarn over 3 times, knit 2 together 3 times
repeat from *...

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IDV8's picture

Want to learn new mad knitting skills

Hello fellow knitter! I'm super excited that I found this website and don't know why I didn't think to google "Men who knit" ages ago! Alas, I found the site and happy to be apart of this community. I'm posting in beginners because I've been knitting for a while now but its never really extended beyond dish cloths and slippers. I'm totally bored with that and want to learn new mad knitting skills and step up my game. I know its ambitious but I'd really like to tackle a king size blanket. I thought about using Herringbone Stitch to do this.

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Completly new to all of this.

Hello everyone I just joined this site and I don't know anything about knitting. If I can get a little help please on on what tools to get and projects I guess? Feel free to ask me questions thank you very much l.

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Looking for south Florida knitters/crocheters

Am moving to south Florida soon, would like to find other men who enjoy getting together to knit/crochet. Anybody out there?

Mike H.

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