My First Project

After having not knitted since I was a kid, a more than a 30 years hiatus, I decided to pick up the needles again. I've just completed my first project, a beanie in a beautiful deep purple "Silkroad Aran Tweed" yarn from Jo Sharp (a wool/silk/cashmere mix). Not the hardest project in the world, a simple beanie with a single rib edge and 5 spiral decreases, but I'm inordinately pleased and proud of it. First project down, many to go hopefully!


TomH's picture

Congratulations on beginning again. I trust you know this knitting thing is highly addictive ... Welcome aboard.

grandcarriage's picture

Very becoming....
Congrats and welcome back to the fold...

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kiwiknitter's picture

A well-done beanie! Recently I did a jumper in this same knitting wool in the same colour. I really like the finished product. So, what's next?

Cheers from across the Tasman!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

MMario's picture

welcome back to knitting!

*warning* membership on this site *does* feed the addiction. Of course, sometimes that is a good thing.

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Stephen450's picture

Great looking hat! I've yet to knit a hat, but it's on my list of items to try and they would complement my stash of scarves that I knitted last winter. Do you have a pattern for this hat, or did you just wing it?

The Other Andrew's picture

scb2467, I winged it. I measured my head, worked out my guage, did the maths to figure out how many rows I needed for the spiral decreases and then subtracted that from the total measurements. The geek in me loved that part.

Kerry's picture

Welcome to MWK, I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

BronxKnit's picture

That hat looks great, good color and it seems to fit quite nicely. Welcome back to knitting, it really is an all-consuming hobby.


The Other Andrew's picture

Thanks everyone!