Knitting - I've got it!!


When I started knitting again a few years ago, I was pulling what I remembered from my childhood years, when I was taught to knit at School?? That seems really odd to me, I don't actually remember learning in class but a school friend and I were knitting together and her Mum who didn't knit bought us each a lovely ball of Yarn Mine was caramel coloured. We would knit and compare at her house after School I think we were in year 1 or 2. Ahh but I am off on a tangent now, a trip down memory lane.

Blythe Knitted Cardigan with hood pattern by NxtDrGrrl

What I was actually wanting to say was if you look at the above image you will see some tiny brown crosses  that I digitally added around the middle of the photo. If you look above these you will see my knitting is 'casual' it has a wriggle to it no matter how I tried I could not knit lovely straight uniform rows of stitches like the ones I admired in other peoples knitting. Then look below at the lower portion of the hood ... Ta da ... I got it. I had been knitting into the wrong side of the stitch!

Though You tube tells me I am knitting into the wrong side of the stitch now... ? Maybe I am also purling back to front! lol. In any case my rows are smooth and straight now, not twisty and casual and I worked it out all by myself!

6 comments:

  1. I can crochet a bit but knitting completely flummoxes me! I am looking forward to seeing the finished cardi on one of the girls.

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  2. You're doing well Tammy. Another thing: if possible make sure that when you leave your knitting you've knitted to the end of a row, it stops bumps from uneven tension coming up.

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  3. Ahhh the fabukousness of utube. It has been a brilliant resource for my knitting as well : o )

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  4. You know what I would never have picked the odd stitches until you pointed them out lol. I do love knitting and yay for You Tube lols

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  5. Looks great Tammy! You've definitely got the hang of it now!

    Sheree xx

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  6. I've been trying to teach myself how to knit recently. I reakky need to check out the you tube videos.

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