Yet Another New Knitter

Howdy, Guys--

Joined MWN last week and have loved seeing everyone's projects. Here is one I am about to finish. It is a simple hat with flaps. Looks like a pseudo-chullo. Flaps worked separated, joined with cast-on stitches in the round, 1-1/2" ribbing, decreasing, i cords, and pom poms. Yay. I really want to do a sweater next, but I haven't settled on anything yet. What do y'all think is better to learn first: knitting in the round from the collar down or knitting front and back separately?


superi's picture

I say knitting in the round... why would you do seaming if you don't have to?



QueerJoe's picture

I come from a different point of view on this. I don't mind seaming or any of the finishing work. For me, it's just another aspect of the hobby I love.

I would highly recommend you just keep trying new and different things in each of your projects, so that you can learn something in each one. More importantly, I would just find a sweater that you would like to have when all the knitting is completed.

Have fun, and welcome.

albert's picture

Why do we knit in the round? Because we can! Why should you choose not to knit flat and sew together? Because you don't have to!

scottly's picture

I prefer to knit in the round whenever possible but I do agree with QueerJoe that learning different methods is important as well.

And the hat is fantastic.

I wish I were knitting now.

crmartin's picture

Welcome to the group. Great job on the hat. I agree with QueerJoe, its important to learn both techniques. I'm currently working on a sweater in the round but my next one is a jacket made flat and seamed together. That project would not work in the round as there are side pockets. I don't really think it makes much difference which technique you learn first.